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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.

Release date:

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Jul 2017 13:00


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

BBC Films: Becoming Jane


See a gallery of production images and watch an interview with the director.

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