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Becoming Jane

Dramatised biography of the young Jane Austen, revealing how her feisty character affected her romance with a young Irishman and how the experience came to have an influence on her writing.

Whilst her parents hope for her to meet and settle with a wealthy husband of considerable social status, she much prefers a roguish Celt with whom she can match intellects and share repartee.

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Fri 18 Apr 2014 17:05
BBC Two Wales only


Role Contributor
Jane AustenAnne Hathaway
Tom LefroyJames McAvoy
Mrs AustenJulie Walters
Rev AustenJames Cromwell
Lady GreshamMaggie Smith
Henry AustenJoe Anderson
Eliza De FeuillideLucy Cohu
Mr WisleyLaurence Fox
Judge LangloisIan Richardson
Cassandra 'Cassie' AustenAnna Maxwell Martin
John WarrenLeo Bill
Lucy LefroyJessica Ashworth
DirectorJulian Jarrold
ProducerRobert Bernstein
ProducerDouglas Rae
ProducerGraham Broadbent
WriterKevin Hood
WriterSarah Williams

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