emma woodhouse

A new adaptation of Emma will air on MASTERPIECE Classic. It premieres Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 9pm on PBS. It will be hosted by Laura Linney, who just got her own Showtime series. No matter how many times I watch this particular Jane Austen novel in movie format, I never got bored of it.

A fiercely funny new four-hour adaptation of Jane Austen‘s delightful love story starring Romola Garai (Atonement) as a young woman whose attempts to play cupid go disastrously awry. Rich, beautiful, and hopelessly self-deluded, Emma Woodhouse can’t help meddling in the romantic lives of others, while neglecting her own. Jonny Lee Miller (Endgame, Eli Stone) stars as her shrewd, attractive neighbor, Mr. Knightley, and Michael Gambon (Cranford, Harry Potter) as Emma’s affectionate, doom-obsessed father.

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