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The Making of a Lady (2012)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 February 2014
After losing her employment, Emily accepts a proposal that will give her a secure future. But she soon finds trapped in her new family's deception.
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Complete credited cast:
Lydia Wilson ... Emily Fox Seton
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ... Mrs. Parke
Sarah Ridgeway Sarah Ridgeway ... Jane
Joanna Lumley ... Lady Maria Byrne
Linus Roache ... Lord James Walderhurst.
Souad Faress ... Ameerah
James D'Arcy ... Captain Alec Osborn
Hasina Haque ... Hester Osborn
Victoria Ross Victoria Ross ... Annabelle Rivers
Lucy Gape ... Agatha Slade
Malcolm Storry ... Mr. Litton
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ... Mrs. Litton
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1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,Emily's employer. It is an arrangement for them both - in James' case to stop the family home passing to James' cousin Alec Osborn and his Anglo-Indian wife Hester. However affection soon grows between them but James is posted to India with his regiment and the Osborns come to stay with Emily,telling her James sent them to look after her. But they have lied and Alec's alarming mood swings brought on by illness threatens Emily's pregnancy and drives the staff away. Soon Emily realises that the couple is up to no good. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Based on two works by Frances Hodgson Burnett: "The Making of a Marchioness," a novella that ends with Emily and Lord Walderhurst's engagement, and its sequel "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst." Both works have been subsequently published together, either under name "The Making of a Marchioness" or as "Emily Fox-Seton." See more »

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When Alec's corpse is laid down, his head is placed on the curb. In the next shot he is shown laying about 2 feet away from the curb. See more »

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very romantic, quite suspenseful
12 February 2020 | by Okalee1See all my reviews

The romantic scenes in this movie are beautiful - tender and intimate, and both of the main characters are very appealing. I wish that there had been more development of Emily and James's relationship in the beginning of the film, because it is so compelling. Excellent acting and very believable portrayals of the two main characters and their positions in society, as they come together. The intense, 'horror' part of the movie is unsettling, but also well done. I think this movie would have been considered a great romantic drama if the scene at Emily's bedside after James's return from India had been stronger. He is such a likable character, but this scene falls short. The setting and costumes are also beautiful. Well worth watching for the love story and scenery, just not quite up to the mark for a classic.


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