Friday, April 28, 2006
New TV adaptation of Jane Eyre for the autumn
This autumn looks as though it's going to be a feast of TV for lovers of historical romance. Not only are there new versions of several Austen classics to look forward to, but also a new BBC version of Jane Eyre.
The following is from the BBC website.
"Newcomer Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) and Toby Stephens (Edward Rochester) head up an all-star cast in a passionate new version of the much-adored classic Jane Eyre for BBC ONE.
The four-part serial also stars Francesca Annis as Lady Ingram, Christina Cole as Blanche Ingram, Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs Fairfax, Pam Ferris as Grace Poole and Tara Fitzgerald as Mrs Reed.
The sustainability and appeal of Jane Eyre lies in her universality and the audience's appetite for a well-told romantic tale."
So what do you think of the casting? And why do we all love Jane Eyre (unless you don't love it, in which case, tell us why you don't!)