Friday, July 1, 2011

Becoming Jane (2006)

Becoming JaneA fairly fictional account of Jane Austen's early life and her romance with Tom Lefroy.

Summary: The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune. 

Script: Kevin Hood & Sarah Williams
Directed by: Julian Jarrold
Length: Approximately 120 minutes
Release Date: 10 August 2007
Costume Designers: Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Soundtrack Composer: Adrian Johnston


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Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen

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James McAvoy as Tom Lefroy

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Julie Walters as Mrs. Austen

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James Cromwell as Reverend Mr. Austen

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Anna Maxwell Martin as Cassandra Austen

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Maggie Smith as Lady Gresham

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Laurence Fox as Mr. Wisely

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Joe Anderson as Henry Austen

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Lucy Cohu as Eliza De Feuillide

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Ian Richardson as Judge Langlois

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Jessica Ashworth as Lucy Lefroy

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Eleanor Methven as Mrs. Lefroy

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Michael James Ford as Mr. Lefroy

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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Mr. Robert Fowle

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Helen McCrory as Mrs. Radcliffe

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Leo Bill as Mr. John Warren

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Sophie Vavasseur as Jane Lefroy

Philip Culhane as George Austen

  • "I’m yours, Jane, heart and soul!" - Tom Lefroy to Jane Austen
  • "What value would there be in life if we are not together?" - Tom Lefroy to Jane Austen
  • "Affection is desirable. Money is absolutely indispensable!" - Mrs. Austen
  • "My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire." - Jane Austen
  •  "If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be considered the equal of a masculine author, experience is vital." - Tom Lefroy
  • "A novel must show how the world truly is, how characters genuinely think, how events actually occur. A novel should somehow reveal the true source of our actions." - Jane Austen
  • " I never feel more French than when I watch cricket." - Eliza De Feuillide
  • "Jane should have not the man who offers the best price but the man she wants." - Reverend Austen

Official Soundtrack:
Becoming Jane [Original Score]
Available for purchase at

Visit our Becoming Jane Photo Gallery!

Trailers & Clips:

Official Trailer

Teaser Trailer

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