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Happy “May” Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

We have a great mix of old and new in this month’s salute to those actors and actresses who have performed in Austen-inspired films.    May 4 – Anthony Calf, who portrayed Colonel Fitzwilliam in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice   … Continue reading

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Happy February Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

These fabulous Thespians have brought us hours of viewing fun in Austen-inspired films. Happy Birthday!        9 February – Ciarán Hinds, who portrayed Captain Frederick Wentworth in 1995’s Persuasion 15 February – Jane Seymour, who portrayed Mrs Wattlesbrook … Continue reading

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References to Austen’s Life and Writing in the Film “Becoming Jane”

Becoming Jane is an imaginative, romantic tale that captures Jane Austen’s spirit, while playing with the truth. Many of us who delve in Austen-inspired literature write our own “what if” stories, but one must be able to suspend reality and accept … 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 Bakshi in Bride and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Some of Our Favorite Austen Actors Who Have Birthdays in September!!!

Happy September Birthday to these Fabulous Austen-Inspired Actors…       September 7 – Christopher Villers, who portrayed Tom Bertram in 1 983 Mansfield Park September 7 – Henry Maguire, who portrayed Jack Wickam in 2003’s Pride and Prejudice: A … Continue reading

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The Film Adaptation of “Persuasion” [1971]

This adaptation of Persuasion was an ITV/Granada mini-series, directed and produced by Howard Baker, with a screenplay by Julian Mitchell. The cast included… Anne Firbank……………..Anne Elliot Bryan Marshall……………Captain Frederick Wentworth Basil Dignam …………….Sir Walter Elliot Valerie Gearon …………….Elizabeth Elliot Marian … Continue reading

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The Film Adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” (1995) ~ Part I

Director: Roger Michell; Screenplay: Nick Dear Although I have seen the other version of Austen’s “Persuasion,” this one is my favorite. It certainly is not the pretty heritage film common to the genre. The scenes are grittier and more life … Continue reading

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