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January 16, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 1:32 am

Yet Another Jane Eyre in Production?

Hold on to your hats (and bonnets), friends. It appears that not only is the BBC planning a new film of Jane Eyre, but so is Masterpiece theatre!

The news comes at the end of this article about Masterpiece Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House:

Upcoming “Masterpiece” productions include the final “Prime Suspect,” starring Helen Mirren, and adaptations of “Casanova,” “Jane Eyre” and “Sense & Sensibility.”

*Photo from the Masterpiece Theatre production of Bleak House.



  1. Hi Bronteana!
    That’s AWESOME!
    hmm..but then I don’t know what the motive was behind the BBC drama team’s concealing the news…

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 16, 2006 @ 1:48 am |Reply

  2. It is very possible that the news just hasn’t made its way around yet- or it isn’t definate that it will get off the ground. Not to worry, especially now! If the BBC do not produce theirs, there is still the Masterpiece Theatre production to look forward too (but hopefully both!)

    Now, when is Villette?!

    Comment by Brontëana — January 16, 2006 @ 2:00 am |Reply

  3. I’m quite confused with this. Bleak House is a BBC production, and the BBC is also planning a Sense and Sensibility. Also Prime Suspect is an ITV production, I think…

    I don’t know but I think is also plausible that the BBC project and the Masterpiece one are, in fact, the same one…


    Comment by Anonymous — January 16, 2006 @ 1:57 pm |Reply

  4. Whoa, at first I thought that Gillian Anderson was going to be Jane Eyre and I thought “YE- Wha-?” But then I saw the pic was from Bleak House. 😀

    But this is marvelous news!!

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 16, 2006 @ 7:55 pm |Reply

  5. hahahaah Yes Thisbeciel that’s what I thought too!!! I probably won’t be her?! 😉

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 16, 2006 @ 9:13 pm |Reply

  6. To mysticgypsy:

    LOL- I can just imagine it-

    Bertha: Whooooo!! I’m sccaarryy!!! Look I’m going to try on your wedding veil!!

    Scully!Jane: *backslap* *karate chop*


    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 16, 2006 @ 10:37 pm |Reply

  7. OMG haahahahhahahahha that’s hilarious!!!!!!!!!! I can’t get the picture out of my head!!!!

    Got anymore funny scenes you can share Thisbeciel? 😀 😀

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 16, 2006 @ 11:00 pm |Reply

  8. To mysticgypsy:

    Heehee, some stuff do suggest itself to me…

    Rochester: It was a creature of your imagination Jane.

    Scully!Jane: I don’t think so, sir. I have photos and surveillance here. Have you ever seen this woman before? *shows a mug shot of Bertha*

    Rochester: Errr….


    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 16, 2006 @ 11:54 pm |Reply

  9. surveillance!!!! hahahahhahah classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This has totally made my night!!! Thank you Thisbeceil!
    You’ve got to write up these scenes and put them up somewhere for us all to read over again!!! 😀

    Comment by mysticgypsy — January 17, 2006 @ 12:10 am |Reply

  10. Heehee, thanks. 🙂

    I don’t know if I should document my gross typecasting (I apologize Ms. Anderson- I know you are a multi-talented actress) But I’ll admit, I will watch Bleak House in a different frame of mind. 😉

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 17, 2006 @ 1:45 am |Reply

  11. to M:

    It is something I had not considered. The two are not often confused here so much as the BBC and A&E are. In any case, this is our third confirmation that a new production of Jane Eyre is forthcoming.

    Comment by Brontëana — January 17, 2006 @ 3:01 pm |Reply

  12. to Thisbeciel:

    There’s usually one new Brontë adaptation per decade, so we were due for one. It should be interesting to see what JE looks like in 2006.

    Comment by Brontëana — January 17, 2006 @ 3:05 pm |Reply

  13. A fourth confirmation Bronteana!!!

    — Future episodes of “Masterpiece Theater” include an adaptation of the life of Casanova starring Peter O‘Toole Peter O‘Toole and David Tennant and, in 2007, a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte‘s “Jane Eyre” and a co-production with BBC of Jane Austen‘s “Sense and Sensibility.”

    from here

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 17, 2006 @ 3:20 pm |Reply

  14. Wait a minute… that Casanova production is BBC!! Hmmm, maybe M is right…

    Trying for that link again…

    Comment by ThisbeCiel — January 17, 2006 @ 3:25 pm |Reply

  15. I believe it is the same production- but at least now we have more confirmation. 🙂 Thanks Thisbeciel! You’ve been so busy lately!

    Comment by Brontëana — January 17, 2006 @ 3:29 pm |Reply

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