A BBC production retelling a portion of Jane Austen's own life story.
Synopsis: As she approaches her 40th birthday Jane appears happily unmarried, displaying all the assured wit and charm of her novels' young heroines. Yet, when asked by her young niece, Fanny, to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made.
A chance meeting with a former acquaintance, Rev Brook Bridges, sees her reflect on a marriage that never was, while, when her family faces financial ruin, it is revealed that it all could have been very different had she only accepted a marriage proposal from a wealthy landowner. And when her brother, Henry, is taken ill Jane's passions are ignited by his handsome young physician.
Director: Jeremy Lovering
Writer: Gwyneth Hughes
Executive Producer: David Thompson
Producer: Anne Pivcevic
Co-Producer: Jamie Laurenson
Original Music: Jennie Muskett
Release Date: USA on PBS - February 3, 2008
Runtime: 90 min
Olivia Williams as Jane Austen
Phyllida Law as Mrs. Austen
Adrian Edmondson as Henry Austen
Hugh Bonneville as Rev. Brook Bridges
Tom Hiddleston as John Plumptrealso see Tom Hiddleston here and at IMDb.
Greta Scacchi as Cassandra Austen
Jack Huston as Dr Charles Haden
Jason Watkins as Rev. James Stanier Clarke
Imogen Poots as Fanny Austen
Sally Tatum as Anna Lefroy
Pip Torrens as Edward Austen-Knight
Sylvie Herbert as Madame Bigeon
Samuel Roukin as Harris Bigg-Wither
Tom Goodman-Hill as Mr. Lushington MP
Harry Gostelow as Rev. Charles Papillon
Paul Vigrass as Fanny's Bridegroom
Lizanne Tulip as Fanny's Best Friend
- Fanny Austen-Knight: You like Mr. Haden!
Jane Austen: He has very good teeth.
Sites of Interest:
- Interview with Imogen Poots
- Interview with Olivia Williams
- IMDb's Miss Austen Regrets page
- BBC Press Release - Revealing the romance behind Jane Austen
- Buy DVD at Amazon.com
- Buy DVD with Sense & Sensiblity (2008)
- Buy DVD at PBS.org
- Masterpiece Theatre's Miss Austen Regrets Page
- Costume Trivia
- Read Review at Elegance of Fashion
Visit our Miss Austen Regrets Photo Gallery!
Buy soundtrack from Amazon.com
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