Back to reality
Then at midnight, Cinderella-style, Susanna and I leave. A driver called John takes us up the M1 straight to our flats in Matlock, Derbyshire where we arrive at 3.15am ready for pick up in the morning.
Luckily it's a slightly late start, as we plan to shoot through to 8.30pm to get some sunset scenes. My pick up is still 8am, and I arrive on set feeling rough. Susanna has the advantage of having won - it's giving her extra adrenalin to get through the day.
With us on Wednesday is Georgia King. This beautiful young actress is making her professional debut in episode 4 as Rosamond Oliver. This is the second of her two scenes to be shot, and it will be her first appearance on screen - walking on the moors, greeting the Rivers, Carlo the dog and Jane.
But it nearly didn't happen. A week before to the day, Georgia felt stomach pains, then had her appendix rupture. We were shocked, as I imagine she was too, and were told by her agent that she was unlikely to recover from the operation to remove it for at least ten days.
With us about to lose locations and other actors, we had no option but to make an insurance claim, cast another actress in the part, and reshoot the original scene. But then Georgia made the most incredible recovery, got the letters from her doctor to prove it to us and our insurers, and returned triumphant to the set. What a trooper!
The week ends at Bolsover Castle where we have created Lowood school hall in the riding house building. Once again, production designer Grenville Horner has done an incredible job, turning a pleasant bright space into a bleak gothic horror, resplendent with a vast image of God pointing down from heaven.
Tom Rye, our enthusiastic and resourceful second assistant director, has been extremely busy and arranged for us to have 75 child extras at any one time, changing them around at lunchtimes in order to work within licensing laws. The kids do brilliantly, and Lowood school comes to grim life.
Diederick previously produced the first three series of Cutting It, and two of the ShakespeaRe-Told dramas, including the Bafta-nominated Much Ado About Nothing.
After Jane Eyre, he's moving on to become Executive Producer of EastEnders.
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