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Mansfield Park (2007)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 27 January 2008
At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

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Iain B. MacDonald

Writer:

Maggie Wadey
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Joyce ... Young Fanny
Douglas Hodge ... Sir Thomas Bertram
Maggie O'Neill ... Mrs. Norris
Tara Berwin ... Young Maria
Lucy Hurst Lucy Hurst ... Young Julia
Zachary Elliott-Hatton Zachary Elliott-Hatton ... Young Tom
Greg Sheffield Greg Sheffield ... Young Edmund
Billie Piper ... Fanny Price
Blake Ritson ... Edmund Bertram
James D'Arcy ... Tom Bertram
Michelle Ryan ... Maria Bertram
Rory Kinnear ... Rushworth
Catherine Steadman ... Julia Bertram
Hayley Atwell ... Mary Crawford
Joseph Beattie ... Henry Crawford (as Joesph Beattie)
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but by the time she reaches 18, and in the absence of her uncle who leaves on a business trip for an extended period, she begins to enjoy herself. When Henry Crawford and his sister Mary become neighbors to the Bertrams, opportunities abound. Edmond Bertram falls in love with Mary but she wants to marry a man with money, not someone destined to life as a clergyman. Meanwhile, Fanny's love for her cousin Edmond prevents her from accepting Mr. Crawford's proposal of marriage. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

The white muslin dress with yellow overdress Michelle Ryan wears during the scene in which Sir Thomas asks Maria if she wants to marry Mr. Rushworth is the same gown Kate Winslet wears as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995) during the picnic scene, and a farmhouse servant wears in Eroica (2003). See more »

Quotes

Fanny Price: Is it possible to be so happy?
Edmund Bertram: Yes. Let's make it our business, Mrs. Bertram, to happy ever after.
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Crazy Credits

Jemma Redgrave was only listed in the opening credits and was not included in the cast/character list in the closing credits. See more »

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Wash and go, but don't come back
22 March 2007 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

Was this sponsored by Wash and go? Was the hair stylist on strike? What a mess! Would well-bred young ladies of those days be seen in public with hair like Billie Piper's? Casting Ms Piper was a big, big, big error. She is undeniably attractive to look at, but, after Dr Who, the natural place for her was EastEnders, not in a Jane Austen adaptation. Her looks and demeanour are completely out of place.

The ITV website shows the makers of the film saying (this is the gist) that Fanny Price is a boring character, but that they fixed that by bringing in Billie Piper. If they had so little sympathy or understanding for Jane Austen's original work, why did they bother adapting it? (Were these the same people who gave us 'Marple'? The same blinkered, tied-to-the-zeitgeist mentality was at work there too).

This version is rather boring. It also seems to be a very low-budget one, bound to the one setting. The so-called picnic (a few people standing around on the lawn of the house) is an unbelievably feeble scene.

But it is at least vastly better than the 1999 version.


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Language:

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27 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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