Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane Synopsis

Inspired by an incident in the life of writer Jane Austen, we meet the feisty 20-year-old pre-fame, determined to marry for love, despite her parents plans. When Jane (Anne Hathaway) is introduced to the roguish, arrogant Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), she can’t stand him, but she soon finds herself attracted to this inappropriately poor, but intelligent man. She finds herself at odds with society and convention, like so many characters in her work.

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Credits

Starring:

Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, Maggie Smith, James Cromwell

Director:

Julian Jarrold

Producers:

Robert Bernstein, Graham Broadbent, Douglas Rae

Screenplay:

Kevin Hood, Sarah Williams

Executive Producers:

Nicole Finnan, Julia Blackman, Jeff Abberley, Tim Haslam

Sales agent:

Hanway Films

Distributor:

Disney

Credits summary:

Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and the Irish Film Board present in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films an Ecosse Films Production in association with Blueprint Pictures and Scion Films

Certificate:

PG

Running time:

120 mins 21 secs

Release Dates

Released

9 March 2007

Out on DVD

10 September 2007

Broadcast on

31 December 2014

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