Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:21 pm by M.   5 comments
Some information (nothing new though) and what is more important: some new pictures about the upcoming new BBC's Jane Eyre. All this can be found in the BBC One Autumn press pack released just yesterday:


Ruth Wilson, as Jane Eyre, and Toby Stephens, as Edward Rochester,
lead a stellar cast in a compelling new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s much-loved novel Jane Eyre.

Orphaned at a young age, Jane is placed in the care of her wealthy aunt Mrs Reed, who neglects her in favour of her own three spoiled children. Jane is branded a liar, and Mrs Reed sends her to the grim and joyless Lowood School where she stays until she is 19. Determined to make the best of her life, Jane takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall, the home of the alluring and unpredictable Edward Rochester. It is here that Jane’s journey into the world, and as a woman, begins.

Writer Sandy Welch (North And South, Magnificent Seven), producer Diederick Santer (Shakespeare Retold – Much Ado About Nothing) and director Susanna White (Bleak House) join forces to bring this ever-popular tale of passion, colour, madness and gothic horror to BBC One. Producer Diederick Santer says: “Sandy’s brand-new adaptation brings to life Jane’s inner world with beauty, humour and, at times, great sadness. We hope that her original take on the story will be enjoyed as much by longterm fans of the book as by those who have never read it.”

The 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. Georgie Henley, who starred in the Christmas blockbuster The Chronicles Of Narnia, plays young Jane.

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  1. Great pictures! look at Toby as Mr.Rochester - he looks so...Byronic!

    I love the pic of Georgie on the stool; damn you Mr. Brocklehurst!

    Brilliant pics!

  2. The pictures are great indeed and they only make me wish for it even more! I'm really liking Toby Stephens's version of Rochester.

    Let's go back to killing time until there's more news about this production... :P

  3. Francesca and Ruth look wonderful, and I love that photo of Ruth and Toby together!

    I hope the BBC get a website up and running soon!

  4. I like Toby's look on that one.

    Oh, a website! They should hurry up with that!!

  5. They are perfect I think they are amazing.(The book and the picture)