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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

Miss Austen Regrets





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An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale inspired by the life and letters of Jane Austen. Jane Austen (Olivia Williams) is about to turn forty, but she still hasn't found her ideal man. When Jane is approached by her niece Fanny (Imogen Poots) and asked to help select the perfect husband for the young girl, the ageing spinster begins to wonder why it is that she never found a man to share her own life with. Perhaps if Jane had accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner she could have saved her family from financial ruin, and what of the handsome young physician who once warmed to Jane after tending to her ailing family members? In this speculative tale, director Jeremy Lovering and screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes ponder the potential reasons why the real Jane Austen never found her own Mr. Darcy.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gwyneth Hughes
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BBC Films


Hugh Bonneville
as Brook Bridges
Adrian Edmondson
as Henry Austen
Harry Gostelow
as Charles Papillon
Imogen Poots
as Fanny Austen-Knight
Samuel Roukin
as Harris Bigg
Pip Torrens
as Edward Austen Knight
Greta Scacchi
as Cassandra Austen
Olivia Williams
as Jane Austen
Phyllida Law
as Mrs. Austen
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Mr. Lushington
Jack Huston
as Dr. Charles Haden
Tom Hiddleston
as Mr. John Plumptree
Sylvie Herbert
as Madame Bigeon
Sally Tatum
as Anna Lefroy
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jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This was a very good story. I am not sure how much is truthfully taken from Austen's letters, but if you watch this as you would any other story told by Jane Austen you are sure to enjoy it.

Heather Metzger

It amazes me how much power and influence people can have in other lives. We're not talking people in powerful positions but every day individuals. Even the most subtle word, opinion or action can change the whole direction of a person's existence. People usually do not think of this and the ones who do often make the choice to use that power in a negative way. Jane Austen did not realize how much she influenced her niece and the outcome was portrayed negatively however do we really know whether or not Fanny's life turned out worse? As to her regrets, I do believe she had some as many people do but she was ultimately happy with what her life had been. Or at least it seemed that way.

sloopy chicken lips (aka Cynthia)

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