- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 19, 2005
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: BBC Warner
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 04/22/2005
"[E]eerily quiet....[A] to-the-letter translation of Bronte's text..."
Charlotte Bronte's novel is adeptly portrayed in this BBC production about the brave little orphan who overcomes adversity through independence and finds happiness with Mr. Rochester. Considered to be among the best versions of this famous story.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Jane Eyre (Zelah Clarke) is a mistreated orphan who learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence. Her first job in the outside world is governess to the ward of Mr. Rochester (Timothy Dalton), a man of many secrets and mercurial moods. The tentative trust between them slowly develops into romance, but their hopes for happiness will soon be jeopardized by a terrible secret .
BBC Adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel of Victorian England. The orphaned governess, Jane Eyre, falls in love with her employer, the mysterious Edward Rochester, who has a tragic secret in his past.
- Made for British Television. A BBV Video Presention by Margot Eavis.
- Additional cast: Sian Pattenden (Jane as a Child), Kate David (Bessie), Sally Osborn (Miss Temple), Christine Labsalom (Miss Miller), Avril Clark (Miss Scatchered), Mary Kenton (Miss Smith), Elma Soiron (Mme. Pierrot), Colette Barker (Helen Burns), Blanche Youinou (Adéle), Joolia Coppleman (Bertha), Carol Gillies (Grace Poole), Christopher Burgess (Carter), Eve Matheson (Leah), Gabrielle Glaister (Amy Eshton), David Dodimead (Colonel Dent), Richard Borthwick (Sam), Roger Walker (Robert Leaven), Tracy Childs (Georgiana Reed), Lockwood West (Wood), Andrew Bicknell (St. John Rivers), Elaine Donnelly (Diana Rivers), James Marcus (John), and Sylvia Brayshay (Maria).
- Additional credits: Brian Denton (unit manager); Denis Curran (production associate), Terrance Dicks (script editor), Bob Chaplin (studio lighting), Alastair Askham & Ramon Bailey (studio sound), and Roger Sutton (vision mixer)