formats: Film

33 inspirations


Persuasion  (1971 Film)

Year: 1971 Starring: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Richard Vernon

Jane Austen’s last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her “bloom” is re-united with the dashing Captain Frederick Wentworth whose advances she had refused seven years earlier. Now that he has gained both connections and fortune … Read More

Genre: Persuasion
Format: Film


Mansfield Park  (2007 Film)

Year: 2007 Starring: Billie Piper, Blake Ritson, Michelle Ryan

Poor relation Fanny Price is allowed at 10 to live on rich, prestigious Sir Thomas’s grand estate Mansfield. Raised almost as one of his own children, she becomes everyone’s favorite pet, bonding especially with sensitive Edmund Bertram, who aspires a virtuous vicarage rather then gain or glory. The family feels betrayed when fanny refuses a … Read More

Format: Film


Emma  (1996 Film)

Year: 1996 Starring: Bernard Hepton, Kate Beckinsale, Mark Strong

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma’s attitudes begin to soften…

Genre: Emma
Format: Film


Emma  (1972 Film)

Year: 1972 Starring: Donald Eccles, Doran Godwin, John Carson

This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often mistaken in her judgement, she is counseled and criticised by her neighbor and brother-in-law, the wise Mr. Knightley whose attentions to her are motivated … Read More

Genre: Emma
Format: Film


Emma  (2009 Film)

Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit – matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriot Smith. Emma is desperate for Harriot to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend … Read More

Genre: Emma
Format: Film


A Modern Pride and Prejudice  (2011 Film)

Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth (Maia Petee) and her oldest sister Jane Bennet (Christina LaFon) through trial and error of first impressions, timeless proposals, mistaken opinions and true love. When Jane meets the new eligible bachelor Mr. Bingley (Mark Mook), she falls head over heels until he suddenly leaves town unexpectedly with his friend Mr. … Read More

Format: Film


Persuasion  (1995 Film)

Year: 1995 Starring: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood

Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is … Read More

Genre: Persuasion
Format: Film