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Monday, February 27, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006 6:06 pm by M.   1 comment
The Mirror publishes today an exclusive that discloses some names more in the new BBC's production of Jane Eyre.

FRANCESCA Annis is getting over her split from partner Ralph Fiennes with a major new TV role.
The 62-year-old has landed a starring part in the BBC's production of Jane Eyre.
She will play Lady Ingram in the £4million adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel.
Other stars include Toby Stephens, who plays Mr Rochester, Tara Fitzgerald as Mrs Reed and Pam Ferris playing Grace Poole.
A BBC insider said: "We hope to bring the novel alive for a whole new generation."

The first information that we notice is that nothing is said about Jane Eyre's role. Some time ago we published that Ruth Wilson was the chosen actress. For the moment there has been no confirmation by the BBC as far as we know. We would like to summarise a little bit all the information that until today, we know about this new production:

Budget: £4million
Writer: Sandy Welch
Director: Susannah White
Producer: Diederick Santer
Production Designer: Grenville Horner (source here)
Jane Eyre ..... Ruth Wilson
Mr. Rochester .... Toby Stephens
Lady Ingram .... Francesca Annis
Mrs. Reed ... Tara Fitzgerald
Grace Poole ... Pam Ferris

Curiously (or not), three of them (Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald and Pam Ferris) were previously in BBC's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Francesca Annis in BBC's Wives and Daughters.

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1 comment:

  1. Huh. That is so true.

    I also forgot that Francesca Annis was in "Wives and Daughters."

    Don't know if I like Tara Fitzgerald playing the evil Mrs. Reed but then, it will be a change of pace since I have only ever seen her as a heroine of some kind.