Mood: Contemplative
Listening to: Firefly by Owl City

:::I have to admit that I have grown quite fond of the 2009 version of Emma. I was skeptical at first because I didn't really like Romola Garai as Emma. But as I finished the series, I must say that she makes a spectacular Emma! She is elegant, very pretty, bold and bubbly.:::

:::Now, the character I found to be more that suitable to play in this adaption was Jonny Lee Miller who played Mr. Knightly. He was unlike the 1996 version of Mr. Knightly, who was very similar to Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. He is a superb model of good sense, honest, handsome and very melancholy.:::

:::The whole series was so delightful. I found it very eye catching. The scenery was splendid, the mood of the whole series was light and it was very easy to follow. This is one of this movies that I find it hard to describe amongst my excitement! I am going to be adding this to my Jane Austen Collection.:::

::::Here is the cast of Emma. Some of the parts they have played in may surprise you....they did me! I was utterly and pleasantly surprised to find out some of the roles that had played in on other movies! It's incredible.:::

:::Romola Garaï as the bubbly Emma Woodhouse {Love knows no boundaries. And neither does she}. She had played in many historical dramas, such as Atonement, Angel, Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace. I would have never know, since I have never watched any of these movies. Now I must go watch Amazing Grace [I have been dying to see that movie].:::

:::Michael Gambon as Emma’s father, Mr. Woodhouse. He also made many appearances in the drama world, such as Cranford, Harry Potter, and Amazing Grace. He made such a wonderful, annoying and sweet patriarch.:::

:::Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. He was already one of Jane Austen’s men, Mr. Bertram in the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. [In all honesty, the best Mr. Knightly by far!].:::

:::Jodhi May as Miss Taylor, Emma’s former governess. She also plays in several movies, like Daniel Deronda, The Last of Mohicans [I about fainted! I almost didn't recognise sweet, innocent Alice Munro!], Einstein and Eddington, The Other Boleyn Girl, Tipping the Velvet, The House of Mirth, Aristocrats, and many more are part of her very extended filmography.:::

:::Robert Bathurst as Mr. Weston. He is also a familiar face in period dramas, like The House of Eliott, Poirot, Black Adder, and Hornblower.

:::Tamsin Grieg as Miss Bates. She was recently part of BBC Anne Frank mini-series, where she played Edith Frank. It will be coming on PBS very soon! I cannot wait.:::
:::Other characters. Sorry, but I had a hard time trying to find pictures for some of the other characters. But they were all very well suited for this version of Emma. I am very pleased that i was able to watch it on PBS.:::
Harriet Smith — Louise Dylan
Frank Churchill — Rupert Evans
Jane Fairfax — Laura Pyper
Mr Elton — Blake Ritson
Mrs Elton — Christina Cole


  1. I loved this version! Definitely my favorite. The cast was perfect. I was crying at the end, but it was lovely. It releases tomorrow, I think, and I can't wait to get it! =)


  2. I have Amazing Grace. Its a great movie! You have to see it :)

  3. hey how do you get that lovely little link for a button? I have been trying to do one but could never figure it out. Thanks small town girL!

  4. I love this movie! I'm not sure whether I like Miller better than Northam as Mr Knightley--they're both really good. =) I TOTALLY DIDN'T RECOGNISE Robert Bathhurst--but I looked him up and he played LIEUTENANT ECCLESTON!!!! That's cool. You gotta watch Amazing Grace, too! :)

  5. I love your new blog header(or whatever it's called!)!
    Sorry I haven't commented on your blog for sooo long, our computer broke,so I couldn't. It's finally fixed, so hopefully I'll make up for lost time, in your future posts :)
    God bless!


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