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Jane Eyre 

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A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.
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Complete series cast summary:
Zelah Clarke ...  Jane Eyre 10 episodes, 1983
Timothy Dalton ...  Rochester / ... 9 episodes, 1983
Carol Gillies Carol Gillies ...  Grace Poole 6 episodes, 1983
James Marcus James Marcus ...  John 5 episodes, 1983
Shady Shady ...  Pilot 5 episodes, 1983
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The story of Jane Eyre, the plain quakerish governess is told from her childhood until she arrives at Thornfield Hall to tutor the young Adele. She finds herself intrigued by and attracted to Thornfield's owner, the dark, sardonic (natch) Mr. Rochester. But a dread secret resides in Thornfield Hall. Written by Kathy Li

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A huge chunk of Mary Tamm's role was removed during post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Jane saves Mr. Rochester from his burning bed, he lends her his coat (with a fur collar) to wear because she is cold. When she finally leaves his room, she is still wearing the coat, but the next morning when Jane runs after Mr. Rochester to tell him that Grace Pool is in his room, he is wearing the coat for his morning ride to a house party. See more »

Quotes

Edward Fairfax Rochester: I wish at times I were a trifle better adapted to match with her, externally. Tell me now, fairy that you are, you couldn't give a charm or a filter or something of the sort?
Jane Eyre: I would be past the power of magic, sir.
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Xerxes: Largo
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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The best, the most true to the novel
4 April 2005 | by merri488See all my reviews

This is the best version (so far) that you will see and the most true to the Bronte work. Dalton is a little tough to imagine as Rochester who Jane Eyre declared "not handsome". But his acting overcomes this and Zelah Clark, pretty as she is, is also a complete and believable Jane Eyre. This production is a lengthy watch but well worth it. Nearly direct quotes from the book are in the script and if you want the very first true 'romance' in literature, this is the way to see it. I own every copy of this movie and have read and re-read the original. The filming may seem a little dated now but there will never be another like this.


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English

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9 October 1983 (UK) See more »

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(11 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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