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Adaptation of the Jane Austen classic about a privileged young woman's misguided attempts at matchmaking.

Wealthy and charming Emma Woodhouse is convinced she knows what is best for everyone's love lives. Having never been in love herself, she is naive about matters of the heart and is gently guided by the patient Mr Knightley, a family friend whom she regards as a brother. But when Emma falls for a newcomer to the village, the eligible bachelor Mr Churchill, she fails to recognise that her own true love may have been right before her eyes all along.

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1 hour, 54 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 Sep 2017 13:50

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Role Contributor
Emma WoodhouseGwyneth Paltrow
Mr KnightleyJeremy Northam
Frank ChurchillEwan McGregor
Harriet SmithToni Collette
Rev EltonAlan Cumming
Mrs WestonGreta Scacchi
Mrs EltonJuliet Stevenson
Jane FairfaxPolly Walker
Miss BatesSophie Thompson
Mrs BatesPhyllida Law
Mr WestonJames Cosmo
Mr WoodhouseDenys Hawthorne
DirectorDouglas McGrath
ProducerSteven Haft
ProducerPatrick Cassavetti
WriterDouglas McGrath

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