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May 8, 2006


Filed under: BBC,Films,Jane Eyre,Jane Eyre (BBC 2006),Locations,Media,Productions,TV — by bronteana @ 12:09 pm

Filming on Location for Jane Eyre 2006

Last week the BBC were busy filming scenes at Belton House for their new production of Jane Eyre. While this article has very little in new information- it deals almost exclusively with the impact of filming on the house and what a bother it all is- but there are these fabulous new images from the production including a behind the scenes picture, and a trivia note about the Red Room:

Although Belton House has its own red room, opened in March 2004 after two years of restoration work, the red room where Mrs Reed locks Jane is actually being created at Sudbury Hall while Belton's red room is transformed into the grand salon at Gateshead.

Like Belton House, location for Gateshead but also Rosings Park in Pride and Prejudice, Sudbury Hall was also used for interiors in the same 1995 production of Jane Austen's novel.


  1. Very nice pictures; thanks for keeping us up-to-date!

    Comment by siansaksa — May 8, 2006 @ 1:37 pm |Reply

  2. As I said on Bronteblog, the lips are a little scary, and Ruth is certainly wearing an odd expression, but she looks super otherwise!

    Comment by Liz — May 8, 2006 @ 1:50 pm |Reply

  3. to siansaksa:

    I do my best. News has been slow this week but this was a nice surprise on google news this morning. The BBC’s last big news on the production was about a week ago so I’m hoping things will begin to pick up speed now.

    I’ve been sorting through the archives again and I found some interesting posts. I’ve been following it from back when the BBC were denying they had any plans to film it 😀

    Comment by Brontëana — May 8, 2006 @ 2:02 pm |Reply

  4. to liz:

    Some other people have commented on this as well: that they don’t like the makeup work on Ruth Wilson. I think the makeup is a little much perhaps, but her expression doesn’t bother me at all. The expression is very like Charlotte’s own, and I still say the costume in these early publicity photos also looks like they are alluding to the Richmond portrait of Charlotte (where she is frowning in this way).

    Comment by Brontëana — May 8, 2006 @ 2:05 pm |Reply

  5. Ruth totally looks like an older version of Georgie with that expression!!

    And I do like what I’ve seen of the costuming so far.

    Comment by mysticgypsy — May 8, 2006 @ 3:17 pm |Reply

  6. they are alluding to the Richmond portrait of Charlotte (where she is frowning in this way).

    That’s so true!! I have a picture of that very portrait in my room I couldn’t agree with you more about the choice of costume, hair-style, and shape of the brows!

    Comment by mysticgypsy — May 8, 2006 @ 3:22 pm |Reply

  7. to mysticgypsy:

    Agreed. The casting was well done if we can easily believe this is the same person. The locations look like they are going to be fabulous as well.

    Comment by Brontëana — May 8, 2006 @ 3:50 pm |Reply

  8. Ooh, lovely pictures. Thank you. I’m getting a bit obsessed with this production.

    I saw Ruth Wilson in “Suburban Shootout” on C5 in the UK. She’s Camilla Diamond’s daughter Jewel. She’s very pretty and very thin. She was wearing a hot pink bikini, she was hard to ignore. If I had her figure I’d live in a bikini.

    Her eyebrows distracted me though. They looked like they wanted to part company with her face, if that makes sense.

    Again, nice blog.

    Comment by pennyforyourdreams — May 8, 2006 @ 4:59 pm |Reply

  9. the makeup does look strange. and the lips are rather scary. but you’re right in the similarity to charlotte! (although the lips seem a little too much.)

    Comment by le_ssa — May 8, 2006 @ 8:05 pm |Reply

  10. You’re welcome. I did hear much the same from my Cornish correspondent. About the bikini- not the eyebrows.

    I’m not sure I do know what that bit about her eyebrows wanting to part company with her face means but thank you for the comment all the same, it made me smile 🙂

    Comment by Brontëana — May 8, 2006 @ 8:06 pm |Reply

  11. to le_ssa:

    I thought the ‘scary’ part was the makeup? I wonder what it is- about 4 or 5 people have said these early photos (and the one I posted earlier) were ‘scary’- both Ruth and Toby.

    Comment by Brontëana — May 8, 2006 @ 8:11 pm |Reply

  12. I’m interested in seeing more… she seems to attractive in this picture! Or perhaps that’s just me. But I really like her looks regardless. The blush/lips are a bit much, but that’s likely because it’s a picture, and will look different under the camera.

    And! I spotted Georgie Henley! Bottom right of the Red Room pic.

    Comment by Vaire — May 8, 2006 @ 8:57 pm |Reply

  13. both the makeup and lips i think. hehe. like she’s in a bad mood. -_-* love the costume though!

    Comment by le_ssa — May 8, 2006 @ 9:57 pm |Reply

  14. she looks quite the minx 😉

    Comment by mysticgypsy — May 8, 2006 @ 9:59 pm |Reply

  15. Bronteana: Ruth’s eyebrows were very arched. Maybe they were shocked by her bikini. Anyway, I think she looks smashing as Jane.

    Comment by pennyforyourdreams — May 9, 2006 @ 2:34 pm |Reply

  16. ha! Thanks for clearing that up! 😉

    Comment by Brontëana — May 9, 2006 @ 2:51 pm |Reply

  17. Thanks for the pictures 🙂 I cant wait to see this 🙂 If you find any more pictures of Georgie I would love to see them 😀

    Comment by Heidur — May 10, 2006 @ 9:52 am |Reply

  18. You’re welcome! I will try to remember to let you know when anything else turns up.

    Comment by Brontëana — May 11, 2006 @ 5:12 pm |Reply

  19. Or, heidur, you can just keep coming back here, as I do… There always seems to be something new! 🙂

    Comment by Vaire — May 12, 2006 @ 10:27 am |Reply

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