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Lavish BBC adaptation of the much-loved Charlotte Bronte novel, starring Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre and Toby Stephens as Rochester. Orphaned at a young age, Jane is placed in the care of her wealthy aunt Mrs Reed (Tara Fitzgerald), who neglects her in favour of her own three spoiled children. Jane is branded a liar, and Mrs Reed sends her to the grim and joyless Lowood School where she stays until she is 19. Determined to make the best of her life, Jane takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall, the home of the alluring and unpredictable Edward Rochester - where Jane's journey into the world, and as a woman, begins.
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05 February 2007
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This brand new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte`s much-adored classic mines the novel for every ounce of passion, drama, colour, madness and horror, bringing to life Jane`s inner world with beauty, humour and, at times, great sadness.
Newcomer Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) and Toby Stephens (Edward Rochester) head up an all-star cast in a passionate drama.
After a wretched childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. Accepting a governess position at Thornfield Hall, she tutors a lively French girl. She soon finds herself falling in love with the intimidating owner of Thornfield; the dark and impassioned Mr Rochester. As Jane gradually wins his heart they seem set to become man and wife, only for the past to reveal itself in the most shocking way possible...
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