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May 15, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 12:37 pm

A look at the new Lowood

This article from Yorkshire Today has very very little news about the new BBC production of Jane Eyre, but we do have one new location and another image to share. This is an image of The Riding House at Bolsover Castle, serving as the interior of Lowood School. We also have one new cast member to add: Hester Rodgers will play Helen Burns.

Now the BBC has lined up another all-star cast to take the gothic romance to the next generation.Part of the four-part drama, to be screened on BBC-1 in the autumn, has been shot in north Derbyshire.The crew were at Bolsover Castle, near Chesterfield, where they transformed the Riding House into the interior of Lowood School, complete with false floor and dressed with furniture and wall hangings from the period.The filming at Bolsover Castle features the young Jane’s life at Lowood School.Ten-year-old Georgie Henley, of Ilkley, who recently starred in the Christmas blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia, plays young Jane and Hester Rodgers her best friend Helen Burns.Children from the Ripley Academy in Derbyshire play other Lowood pupils.

The production will be filming in Derbyshire until June.



  1. Is Helen Burns wearing trainers?

    Comment by Aidan Brack — May 15, 2006 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  2. haahah I suppose so! aww imagine little Helen in trainers (or the equivalent) back in the day 😀

    Comment by mysticgypsy — May 15, 2006 @ 7:37 pm |Reply

  3. …No comment. 😉

    Comment by Brontëana — May 15, 2006 @ 9:09 pm |Reply

  4. “You may love like Jane, but can you RUN like Jane?

    NikeMoors – the choice of 18th century schoolgirls”

    Comment by Aidan Brack — May 15, 2006 @ 9:50 pm |Reply

  5. They could use the clip from JE96 when Jane leaves Thornfield. She gets down the stairs, across the grounds and into a carriage before Mr Rochester can get down the stairs. She’s quite a speed-walker.

    Comment by Brontëana — May 15, 2006 @ 9:59 pm |Reply

  6. Voiceover: Piles… The gentlemen’s malady.

    Rochester: I have it… *picture of him hobbling down stairs* Why don’t you?

    Comment by Aidan Brack — May 15, 2006 @ 10:13 pm |Reply

  7. NikeMoors commercial

    LOL! It would be an amazing product! ^_^ I’ll want one. hehe.

    Comment by lessa — May 15, 2006 @ 11:48 pm |Reply

  8. Aidan, no. I always attributed the delay to his crunching too many bon bons.

    Comment by Brontëana — May 16, 2006 @ 3:28 am |Reply

  9. Well – actually that interpretation makes a lot of sense though I thought he was delayed because he was checking all the doors and windows were securely fastened in case of intruders.

    Comment by Aidan Brack — May 16, 2006 @ 4:31 am |Reply

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