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Becoming Jane

Dramatised biography of the young Jane Austen, chronicling her romance with a young Irishman and how the experience came to have an influence on her writing. Anne Hathaway stars.

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, 51 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 Jul 2020 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Jane Austen Anne Hathaway
Tom Lefroy James McAvoy
Mrs Austen Julie Walters
Reverend Austen James Cromwell
Lady Gresham Maggie Smith
Director Julian Jarrold
Cassandra Austen Anna Maxwell Martin
Eliza De Feuillide Lucy Cohu
Mr Wisley Laurence Fox
Judge Langlois Ian Richardson
Henry Austen Joe Anderson
John Warren Leo Bill
Lucy Lefroy Jessica Ashworth
Mrs Lefroy Eleanor Methven
Mr Lefroy Michael James Ford
Mrs Radcliffe Helen McCrory
Writer Kevin Hood
Writer Sarah Williams
Producer Robert Bernstein
Producer Graham Broadbent
Producer Douglas Rae

Broadcasts

  • Sun 30 Aug 2009 20:00
  • Wed 3 Mar 2010 20:00
  • Sun 11 Sep 2011 20:05
  • Boxing Day 2011 17:10
  • Fri 18 Apr 2014 16:35
  • Fri 18 Apr 2014 17:05
  • Wed 31 Dec 2014 13:15
  • Sat 22 Jul 2017 13:00
  • Wed 29 Aug 2018 13:20
  • Fri 27 Dec 2019 14:15
  • Thu 30 Jul 2020 21:00

BBC Films: Becoming Jane

BBC Films: Becoming Jane

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