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Lost in Austen 

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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.
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Series cast summary:
Jemima Rooper ...  Amanda Price 4 episodes, 2008
Elliot Cowan ...  Mr. Darcy 4 episodes, 2008
Hugh Bonneville ...  Mr. Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Florence Hoath Florence Hoath ...  Kitty Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Alex Kingston ...  Mrs. Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Morven Christie ...  Jane Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Perdita Weeks ...  Lydia Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Mison ...  Mr. Bingley 4 episodes, 2008
Ruby Bentall ...  Mary Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Christina Cole ...  Caroline Bingley 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Riley ...  Mr. Wickham 3 episodes, 2008
Guy Henry ...  Mr. Collins 3 episodes, 2008
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...  Pirhana 2 episodes, 2008
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ...  Michael 2 episodes, 2008
Gemma Arterton ...  Elizabeth Bennet 2 episodes, 2008
Lindsay Duncan ...  Lady Catherine de Bourgh 2 episodes, 2008
Michelle Duncan ...  Charlotte Lucas 2 episodes, 2008
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Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds. Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after? Written by L. Hamre

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

3 September 2008 (UK) See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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(4 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The gray plaid Spencer worn by Gemma Arterton (Elizabeth Bennet) in Amanda's bathroom is the same costume worn by Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet) riding to Netherfield in the rain in Pride and Prejudice (1995), by Sarah Crowden (Lady Blanche) in Brussels in Vanity Fair (1998), and by Victoria Hopkins to go riding in The Regency House Party (2004). See more »

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When Mrs. Bennet and the girls' carriage has broken down, just as Wickam arrives, you can see a airplane or helicopter in the distant sky over Mrs. Bennet's head. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Darcy: I love you. I have followed you to this infernal place because I would follow you anywhere! I would harrow Hell to be with you!
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Version of Pride and Prejudice (1938) See more »

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Good idea, poor grasp of classic characters
8 August 2009 | by dinaiaSee all my reviews

I suppose everyone in love with Jane Austen imagined herself as a Jane Austen heroine, in Regency England. From this 'wishful thinking' standpoint "Lost in Austen" is a very appealing idea, as we get to see this modern girl who gets to be some kind of a Jane Austen character. The good art direction, the appropriate costumes and beautiful scenery make for a good immersion in Jane Austen's world but unfortunately this immersion stops here as some characters are complete opposite to what Jane Austen intended and sometimes so unfaithfully altered that I found myself thinking this must be a parody of Jane Austen's world. But if this is a parody and if the message is: people should not live in fictional worlds, in love with fictional characters because this is as shallow and unfulfilling as the characters and story are, then why do we get that ending? So I can say I was dissatisfied with the characters and plot, but still I recommend it to every Austen fan because the idea is beautiful and for some, this might just be enough.


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