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is a 1983 British television drama serial, made by the BBC
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, and adapted from Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived...
's novel of the same name
Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between 1812 and 1814. It was published in July 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice...
, originally published in 1814. The serial was the first screen adaptation of the novel. Contrary to Patricia Rozema
Patricia Rozema is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.-Life and career:Rozema was born in Kingston, Ontario and raised in Sarnia, Ontario. Her parents, Jacoba Berandina and Jan Rozema, were Dutch Calvinists. Television was severely restricted and she didn’t go to a movie theatre until she...
's later movie adaption
Mansfield Park is a 1999 British romantic comedy-drama film loosely based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film differs sharply from the original novel in many respects. For example, the life of Jane Austen is incorporated into the film and the...
, it is faithful to Jane Austen's novel.
Set in 19th century England, Jane Austen's tale of virtue and vice tells of young and impoverished Fanny Price who arrives at the elegant country estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, Fanny begins her long struggle for acceptance by her shallow relatives, who believe wealth automatically means quality. When Fanny finally wins the respect of her snobbish relatives, she incurs the displeasure of her uncle by rejecting the handsome philanderer Henry Crawford because shes see through Crawford's veneer and is unwilling to marry such an unprincipled man.
- David Giles – director
- Kenneth Taylor
Kenneth Heywood Taylor FRSA was an Award-winning English screenwriter, credited as Ken Taylor.-Life:...
- Katie Durham-Matthews – Young Fanny
- Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sylvestra Le Touzel is a British television, film and stage actor who was born on Jersey in the Channel Islands and raised in Kensington, London. She was schooled in East Acton.-TV:...
– Fanny Price
Fanny Price is the heroine in Jane Austen's 1814 novel Mansfield Park. Austen describes Fanny Price as "extremely timid and shy, shrinking from notice", and repeatedly reinforces that Fanny is shy, timid, and afraid of everyone and everything....
- Christopher Villiers
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– Tom Bertram
- Giles Ashton – Young Tom
- Nicholas Farrell
Nicholas Farrell is an English stage, film and television actor. His early screen career included the role of Aubrey Montague in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. In 1983, he starred as Edmund Bertram in a television adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park...
– Edmund Bertram
Edmund Bertram is a major protagonist in Jane Austen's 1814 novel Mansfield Park. He is Sir Thomas's second son and plans to be ordained as a clergyman.-Character:...
- Alex Lowe – Young Edmund
- Samantha Bond – Maria Bertram
- Alys Wallbank – Young Maria
- Liz Crowther – Julia Bertram
- Sharon Beare – Young Julia
- Bernard Hepton
Bernard Hepton is a British actor of stage, film and television.Hepton is known as a particularly versatile character actor. He trained at Bradford Civic Theatre school under Esme Church along with actors such as Robert Stephens...
– Sir Thomas Bertram
- Angela Pleasence
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– Lady Bertram
- Gillian Martell – Mrs Rushworth
- Jonathan Stephens – Mr Rushworth
- Anna Massey
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– Mrs Norris
- Peter Finn – Mr Norris
- Robert Burbage – Henry Crawford
Henry Crawford is one of the main characters in Jane Austen's 1814 novel, Mansfield Park. He is depicted as a man who only attempts to amuse himself, and at the end is proven to be a reprobate.-First Arrival to Mansfield Park:...
- Jackie Smith-Wood
Jackie Smith-Wood is a British actress and director. As an actress she has worked in film, television, theatre and radio.Internationally Smith-Wood is best known in her portrayal of Mary Crawford in the BBC's 1983 miniseries of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.Smith-Wood's stage credits include:* Ann...
– Mary Crawford
Mary Catherine Crawford was an Australian politician. Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, she was educated at the University of Queensland before becoming a teacher. In 1987, she was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Forde...
- Gorden Kaye
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– Dr Grant
- Susan Edmonstone – Mrs Grant
- Robin Langford – Mr Yates
- Kenneth Hage – Fiddler
- Allan Hendrick – William Price
- Luke Healy – Young William Price
- Alison Fiske – Mrs Price
- David Buck – Mr Price
- Eryl Maynard – Susan Price
- Claire Simmons – Betsey Price
- Paul Davies-Prowells – Sam Price
- James Campbell – Tom Price
- Jonny Lee Miller
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– Charles Price
- Vivienne Moore – Rebecca
- Neville Phillips – Baddely
- Norman Mann – Jenkins
- Paul Doust – Curate
- "Snuff" – Pug
- Derek Bourgeois – Composed and conducted music
- Marion McDougall, Anthony Smith – Production Managers
- Sheelagh Reese – Production Associate
- Yvonne Collins, Sally Dean – Production Assistants
- David Mason, Paul Carney – Assistant Floor Managers
- Peter Netley – Graphic Designer
- Sally Clements – Properties Buyer
- Roger Neal – Vision Control Supervisor
- John Barclay – Vision Mixer
- Trevor Wimlett, Chris Wickham – Cameramen
- Geoff Higgs – Engineering Manager
- Stan Pow – Video-take Editor
- Daphne Croker – Makeup Designer
- Ian Adley – Costume Designer
- Robin Luxford – Sound
- Bert Robinson – Lighting
- John Bone – Designer
- Betty Willingale – Producer
- David Giles – Director
- John and Mary Holmes – Trained Pug