Category Archives: Austen actors

The Places We Visit in Jane Austen’s Novels

Oh, the Places We Will Go…in Austen Novels Through Jane Austen’s novels, I was first introduced, at the age of 12, to beautiful English estates and a land beyond my imagination. I fell in love with the time, the homes, … Continue reading

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A Play from Emma Wood: “Mr Bennet’s Bride,” a Pride and Prejudice Prequel

First, before we begin, I should say that Emma is literally on the other side of the world. Where she lives it is already Thursday, November 10, so if she does not respond too quickly to comments below, it is … Continue reading

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“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” – The Employment of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story in Austen Adaptations

 Often in the visual representations of Jane Austen’s works, the media employs props or artifacts as visual cues to Austen’s themes of flawed impressions, misconceptions, and false interpretations. For example, in Austen’s Emma, Harriet’s sketch serves as a means to … Continue reading

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Happy November Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite Austen-Inspired Actors

              Happy November Birthdays to these actors who held roles in Austen-related films.    November 1 – Toni Colletti, who portrayed Harriet Smith in 1996’s Emma November 1 – Aishwarya Rai, who portrayed Lalita … Continue reading

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Celebrating the October Birthdays of Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

Happy October Birthday to some of our favorite actors, who took on roles in an Austen-inspired film.    October 1 – Rupert Friend, who portrayed Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice 2005     October 3 – Lena Headey, who … Continue reading

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“Emma” 1995’s Depiction of Social Class

Emma 1995 – Columbia/Miramax feature film (120 minutes); Directed by Douglas McGrath; Screenplay by Douglas McGrath; Produced by Patrick Cassavetti and Steven Haft Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow…………………………….Emma Woodhouse Jeremy Northam……………………………..Mr. George Knightley Toni Collette………………………………….Harriet Smith James Cosmo………………………………..Mr. Weston Greta Scaacchi……………………………….Mrs. Weston … Continue reading

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Militia Officers in Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice”

What was the difference between the militia officers found in Regency-based novels such as Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice and the Regulars, such as Colonel Fitzwilliam, in the same book? At the time of the war with Napoleon, Great … Continue reading

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