There's some interesting information about the forthcoming new adaptation of Sense and Sensibility on the BBC website.
"Emerging star of the small screen Charity Wakefield plays the impulsive Marianne Dashwood in this stylish, new Andrew Davies adaptation of Jane Austen's classic 19th-century novel, Sense And Sensibility.
Appearing alongside an impressive cast, including David Morrissey, Janet McTeer and Mark Gatiss, the 26-year-old actress explains that she was delighted to land such a choice role.
"Marianne is the embodiment of youth and hope," the Sussex-born actress tells Catharine Davey. "I was so excited to be offered the part because I felt that it was a role which I could really attack. I understand her character and feel that we have lots in common. She goes on such a tremendous journey and that is why she's exciting to play."
The Oxford School of Drama graduate plays one of the three Dashwood sisters, who struggle to build a new life when they find themselves penniless and uprooted on the death of their father.
"She's quite a wild thing," laughs Wakefield. "Certainly, in those days, Marianne would have been talked about as 'hot-headed'. She refuses to be bound by traditional codes of conduct. She's very honest and earnest, and she wants to tell the truth."
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