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P2007Studio/Network: ITV/Grenada Television Ltd. co-production with WGBH Boston
Director: Adrian Shergold
Screenplay by: Simon Burke

Anne Elliot - Sally Hawkins
Captain Wentworth - Rupert Penry-Jones
Sir Walter Elliot - Anthony Head
Admiral Croft - Peter Wight
Mrs. Croft - Marion Bailey
Mary Musgrove - Amanda Hale
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Persuasion (1995)

P1995Studio/Network: Sony Pictures Classics/BBC Films, WGBH/Mobil Masterpiece Theatre, Millesime Productions
Director: Roger Michell
Screenplay by: Nick Dear

Anne Elliot - Amanda Root
Captain Wentworth - Ciaran Hinds
Sir Walter Elliot - Corin Redgrave
Mrs. Croft - Fiona Shaw
Admiral Croft - John Woodvine
Mary Musgrove - Sophie Thompson
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Persuasion (1971)

P1972Studio/Network: Grenada Television Ltd.
Director: Howard Baker
Screenplay by: Julian Mitchell

Anne Elliot - Ann Firbank
Captain Wentworth - Bryan Marshall
Sir Walter Elliot - Basil Dignam
Admiral Croft - Richard Vernon
Mary Musgrove - Morag Hood
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For Your Consideration...

The Lake House (2006)

lake houseA remake of the Korean film Il Mare, The Lake House is a poignant time-travel story of chances lost and found. Sandra Bullock as Kate Forster and Keanu Reeves as Alex Wyler live in the same house, two years apart, and through a twist in time are able to leave one another letters in the house’s mailbox. Kate’s favorite novel, Persuasion, figures heavily in the film and the final scene is reminiscent of “the letter” scene in Persuasion

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

bj edgeThe novel by Helen Fielding, a sequel to Bridget Jones’s Diary, is an homage to Persuasion, but the story was changed significantly for the film. Screenwriter Andrew Davies (film adapter of several Austen novels) reports that his script included many references to Persuasion, but most did not make it to the screen. 

Further Reading

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