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Monday, May 01, 2006

New Locations for Jane Eyre 2006

Fast on the heels of our casting news, comes new faces for familiar places. We already know that Haddon Hall is the location for Thornfield Hall. Belton House is the new location for Gateshead Hall, home of the Reeds. Learn more about Belton House here. Among other things, it should look familiar... it appeared as a location in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice.

Several other properties owned by the National Trust will be used as locations in the production:

Dovedale is one of the most famous areas of the Peak District, and has already, like Haddon Hall, played a part in the 1996 film of Jane Eyre. Ilam is a village in the Peak District National Park (this place will likely be on the Jane Eyre touring trail eventually, what with all of its associations genial and pleasurable!). There is also a hall at Ilam, which one might imagine to be Ferndean.

And lastly, we have further confirmation that the production will air this autumn in the UK.


Anonymous said...

Everything looks quite promising indeed with this new mini-series. I hope it won't be a dissapointment as it was (for me) the new Pride&Prejudice with Keira Knightley. I had seen their photos and trailer long before the movie, and everything had looked perfect, but then, the movie was such a bore.
Thanks for the info.

Brontëana said...

Hopes are riding quite high at the moment. It does look like it is shaping up to be one of the most lavish and visually stunning adaptations yet.

With P&P I think part of the problem was how quickly they moved through the plot- Mr.Wickham... why was he in that film? ;) They didn't develop him enough as a character. We will have at least 4 episodes of Jane Eyre so hopefully they will be able to focus quite a lot on character.

Marshalsea said...

Dovedale is a beautiful and tranquil place. I still remember the famous stepping stones with the stream running in between!

Brontëana said...

to marshalsea:

Have you been to the Dales yourself? I recognise it from the few shots of Jane's walk in the 1996 film.

Marshalsea said...

Yes, as part of 'Activities Week' in our School. I was only a handful of students that chose 'Countryside Walking' as our activity! everyone else thought we were mad!

It's hard to describe in words, I know pictures just about give you a hint of the natural splendour of the place. It's like stepping into a painting and when looking around, all you can see is nature for miles on end!

Brontëana said...

I have the privledge of being from a peculiar county in Canada. It is has the honour of having the lowest percentage of natural areas left undisturbed nationwide. *sigh* We have one hill- and it is manmade (by an Edwardian Scotsman). It is unbelievably flat, and there are no forests left. There is one giant marsh, though! Very exciting. ;)

Walking in the Dales would suit me down to the ground!