Saturday, March 07, 2009

A new adaptation of Emma

The BBC will be broadcasting a new 4 part adaptation of Emma this autumn, which is good news for Austen fans! It will be adapted by Sandy Welch, who also did Our Mutual Friend, Jane Eyre and the much-loved North And South. It promises to be a real treat, particularly as it's over 10 years since the last serial adaptation of Emma. You can find out more here

Everyone has their own favourite Emma adaptation so far. Mine is the Gwyneth Paltrow film, which I thought was perfect. I loved the acting and the screenplay, and it was a treat to look at. But I know there are other people who are just as strongly convinced that the Kate Beckinsale / Mark Strong is the best version. Let's hope this new 4 parter gives us all something new to love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oooo I wonder who will play Mr Knightley? Jeremy Northam in the film version was fabulous.