Which Jane Eyre Should You Watch Over the Holidays?

An Illustrated Guide to Literary Adaptations

December 23, 2015  By Sky Friedlander
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  • Itxaaro

    Where’s the version with Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson? Admittedly both actors are hard to imagine as “plain” but it’s still not a bad effort. And Toby Stephens always does repressed rage so well!

    • Peggy’s Pizza House

      Yes! I’ve only seen this and the Mia W. movie, but I think this mini-series is so much better. I liked how the two leads were playful with each other. The Mia/Fassbender movie was a bit too serious.

    • Chucks

      Yes! This is a really steamy version too- a particular scene on a bed is verrrry hot (and verrrry un-Bronte). But my personal favorite is the 1997 A&E Ciarian Hinds and Samantha Morton (probably the best “plain Jane”, imo). Caught it very late at at night when I was 12 and went out the next day to the library to get the book. It’s been beloved ever since!

  • loberry

    Wait!! You forgot the series with Timothy Dalton as Rochester. That made my heart swoon.

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  • loberry

    Thank you. I was just about to give that version a shout-out.



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