Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jane Austen's Emma

Tonight at 9pm on PBS is the first of a four part miniseries of Jane Austen's novel Emma. Here is a preview.

Here is a behind the scenes preview

The cast is not new to Jane Austen. Mr. Knightly is played by Jonny Lee Miller who played Edmund in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Interestingly enough Mr. Elton is played by Blake Ritson who recently played Edmund as well in the more recent version of Mansfield Park. Mr. Elton's wife is played by Christina Cole who had Jane Austen connections she was in What A Girl Wants with Colin Firth, probably the most famous Mr. Darcy. She was also in Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day with Mark Strong who played Mr. Knightly in the A&E version of Emma. Frank Churchill is played by Rupert Evans who was in North & South which is not a Jane Austen novel but a favorite film for Jane Austen lovers. I am very happy to see Romola Garai as Emma, she has been in some great movies like, Scoop & Atonement.

Here are some other Emma's it will be fun to see how this Emma lives up.


I feel this one focused more on the comedy


While this one more on the drama. So depending on my mood that is how I choose which one to watch.


I love that even the modern version of Clueless which is now outdated has turned into a classic itself.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, thanks for the info Connie. I would have missed this if not for you:)