Monday, 24 August 2009

Jane Eyre


After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre (Ruth Wilson) is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a position as a governess. She obtains a position in the home of Edward Rochester (Toby Stephens), where his ward, Adele (Cosima Littlewood), has recently come to live. She soon realizes that there is something odd in the house and she regularly sees shadowy figures in windows or hears voices. No one will admit to their being anyone else in the house, however. As she and her new employers develop a deep affection for one another, the secret of the Rochester household threatens to keep them apart.

Lorraine Ashbourne, Pam Ferris, Ned Irish, Aidan McArdle, Tara Fitzgerald.

What a wonderful, intelligent adaptation fit for a modern audience, it inspired me to read the book again which I thoroughly enjoyed. This BBC version captured the true passion of the book and the chemistry between Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson was electric. I really felt that Charlotte Bronte would have been delighted! The acting was first rate, captivating, passionate and intense, I loved every minute!
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