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Northanger Abbey (2007)

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director:

Jon Jones

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Jane Austen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine James ... Jane Austen (voice)
Michael Judd Michael Judd ... Pastor
Julia Dearden Julia Dearden ... Mrs Morland
Gerry O'Brien ... Mr Morland
Felicity Jones ... Catherine Morland
David Brittain David Brittain ... Gothic Villains
Patrick Ryan ... Gothic Villains
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Mrs Allen
Desmond Barrit ... Mr Allen
David Sheehan David Sheehan ... Cheeky Man
William Beck ... John Thorpe
Liam McMahon ... Sedley
Mal Whyte Mal Whyte ... Rude Man
JJ Feild ... Henry Tilney (as J J Feild)
Myles Breen Myles Breen ... Mr King
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Storyline

When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Northanger Abbey See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The white overdress with pink and green stripes Carey Mulligan (Isabella Thorpe) is wearing when she first meets Catherine Morland is the same costume worn by Jessica Ashworth (Lucy Lefroy) to the Laverton Fair in Becoming Jane (2007). See more »

Goofs

Catherine is shown multiple times reading, fantasizing, and talking about The Mysteries of Udolpho by Mrs. Radcliffe. And yet the bulk of her fantasies and voice over come from The Monk by Lewis, a much more lurid novel than the tame Mrs. Radcliffe's. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Catherine Morland: He thought I was rich?
Henry Tilney: It was Thorpe who misled him at first. Thorpe, who hoped to marry you himself. He thought you were Mr. Allen's heiress and he exaggerated Mr. Allen's birth to my father. You were only guilty of not being as rich as you were supposed to be. For that he turned you out of the house.
Catherine Morland: I thought you were so angry with me, you told him what you knew. Which would have justified any discourtesy.
Henry Tilney: No! The discourtesy was all his. I-I have broken with my father, Catherine...
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From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', Eleventh Edition (1701)
Performed by The Pemberley Players
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Excellent Fun!
15 May 2007 | by lancecatSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to be in the UK the evening this aired on ITV. My British friend and I both sat up to watch and we were both satisfied. Between the two of us, I'm the "Janeite" but she truly enjoyed this adaptation as well. It's important to remember that Jane Austen's books will always outshine the movie adaptations. It's impossible to do full justice to her writing. Northanger Abbey has always been a secret favorite - I realize it's not as "serious" as the other 5 books, but I must admit I've got a real fondness for Henry Tilney. JJ Field fills the role perfectly and stands out as the star in my opinion. Felicity Jones is also very good as Catherine. The supporting actors are exceptional - and I agree with others that it's a shame we don't see more of William Beck as John Thorpe, absolutely brilliant casting! I'm looking forward to all three adaptations coming to the states - and I'd encourage anyone to try this version of Northanger Abbey out!


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