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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

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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.

Cast

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
Jason Watkins
as Rev. Clarke
Sally Tatum
as Anna Lefroy
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