Newcomer Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens head up an all-star cast in a passionate new version of the much-adored classic Jane Eyre. The four-part serial also stars Francesca Annis as Lady Ingram, Christina Cole as Blanche Ingram, Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs Fairfax, Pam Ferris as Grace Poole and Tara Fitzgerald as Mrs Reed. Georgie Henley, who recently starred in the Christmas blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia plays young Jane while Aidan McArdle plays the visionary John Eshton. The drama is currently filming entirely on location in Derbyshire. The sustainability and appeal of Jane Eyre lies in her universality and the audience's appetite for a well-told romantic tale. Orphaned at a young age, Jane is placed with her wealthy aunt Mrs Reed who neglects Jane in favour of her own three spoiled children. Mrs Reed's spitefulness leads her to withhold news that could change Jane's life for the better. Instead she brands her a liar and sends Jane to Lowood School where she remains until the age of 19. When she finally leaves the dark memories of Lowood behind, she embarks on a career as a governess and her first position is at Thornfield Hall, the home of the alluring and unpredictable Edward Rochester. Jane's journey into the world and as a woman begins.
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