Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, to have a loving father for whom she cares, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit: matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors ... See full summary »
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2010   2009  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Romola Garai ...  Emma 4 episodes, 2009
Michael Gambon ...  Mr. Woodhouse 4 episodes, 2009
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Mr. Knightley 4 episodes, 2009
Jodhi May ...  Anne Weston / ... 4 episodes, 2009
Robert Bathurst ...  Mr. Weston 4 episodes, 2009
Louise Dylan ...  Harriet Smith 4 episodes, 2009
Blake Ritson ...  Mr. Elton 4 episodes, 2009
Tamsin Greig ...  Miss Bates 4 episodes, 2009
Valerie Lilley ...  Mrs. Bates 4 episodes, 2009
Dan Fredenburgh ...  John Knightley 4 episodes, 2009
Poppy Miller ...  Isabella Knightley 4 episodes, 2009
Laura Pyper ...  Jane Fairfax 3 episodes, 2009
Rupert Evans ...  Frank Churchill 3 episodes, 2009
Jamie Glover ...  Henry Knightley 3 episodes, 2009
Joshua Jones Joshua Jones ...  James Knightley 3 episodes, 2009
Jefferson Hall ...  Robert Martin 3 episodes, 2009
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ...  Mrs. Goddard 3 episodes, 2009
Christina Cole ...  Augusta Elton / ... 2 episodes, 2009
Liza Sadovy ...  Mrs. Cole 2 episodes, 2009
Eileen O'Higgins ...  Miss Martin 1 2 episodes, 2009
Sarah Ovens ...  Miss Martin 2 2 episodes, 2009


Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, to have a loving father for whom she cares, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit: matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for Harriet to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend ends up attracted to Emma. But is Emma so focused on Harriet's happiness that she is not considering her own happiness in love? Written by Mel from the Untied Kingdom

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Love knows no boundaries. And neither does she.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Did You Know?


The sheer brown gown with gold-trimmed neckline worn by a dancer at the Crown Inn ball is the same costume worn by Eleanor Bron (Lady Bareacres) at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball in Vanity Fair (1998). See more »


Version of Clueless (1995) See more »


The Bluebells of Scotland
Written by Dora Jordan
Sung by Romola Garai and Rupert Evans
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Well acted and beautifully photographed mini-series
5 November 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Emma was really beautiful to watch. Though I will say, and I am not trying to be a killjoy here, but the book is better. In general, this mini series was very well done, not only in terms of acting but visually and musically as well. The mini series was exquisitely photographed, with camera work that never felt rushed in any way. It perfectly captured the breathtaking scenery and the gorgeous colourful costumes. I will confess whenever I watch a period drama I always look at how the drama is filmed, and as far as I am concerned Emma scored full marks on that. The music was just as perfect, very beautiful and pleasant. And the acting was fully professional. Romola Garai looked stunning as Emma and managed to stay true to her character. Johnny Lee Miller may look a bit too young, but I do think he was very handsome and charismatic enough as Knightley, and in general Miller is a very competent actor. The two leads's chemistry was convincing too. Michael Gambon is an exceptional actor, and he was superb as Mr Woodhouse. For me, any scene he was in brought some depth, darkness and poignancy that was very much needed. In fact, I don't think there was a single bad performance, maybe not the definitive interpretations, but solid enough. I do have two flaws with this mini series. It does distort the book, and I did notice some modernisations in the script, that sounded uneven and didn't quite work. My other flaw is that there were scenes that didn't quite ring true. As one reviewer said, the scene with the Knightley children screaming Uncle George was poorly done, and that is a real shame because the scene before I thought was very impressive indeed. Despite the flaws, it is a very solid adaptation of a wonderful book. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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24 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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BBC Drama Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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