Don’t miss the encore presentation of Northanger Abbey (2007) on Masterpiece Classic PBS Sunday, February 14th 9:00 – 10:30 PM (check your local listings). This adaptation by screenwriter Andrew Davies stars Felicity Jones as Jane Austen’s idealistic and naïve heroine Catherine Moreland and JJ Feild as the charming and witty hero Henry Tilney.
Northanger Abbey is one of Jane Austen’s most overlooked novels, but contains some great dialogue by Henry Tilney and a heroine in Catherine that most ladies will smypathize with as she ventures into society in Bath for the first time and embarks upon romance. This adaptation is both lively and beautifully filmed.
When it originally aired in the UK in 2007 Carey Mulligan, who portrays Isabella Thorpe, was a relative unknown British actress who had a supporting role in this movie. She has since becoming the darling of British film and awarded a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for her role in An Education. What this adaptation lacks in Austen’s beautiful language it makes up for in style and charm. Enjoy!
Why not spend Valentine’s day with Jane Austen’s ultimate hero, Henry Tilney? *swoon* Join us on Tweetgrid or your favorite Twitter aggregator for a an informal bicoastal Northanger Abbey Twitter party during the Masterpiece Classic viewing 9-10:30 eastern and pacific times. Use hashtag #emma_pbs from the last Emma party. Enjoy!
- Read my review of Northanger Abbey (2007)
- Our Hero Henry Tilney
- Austenprose’s Northanger Abbey Archive
- Visit the Northanger Abbey page at Masterpiece Classic
I taped this when it originally aired and still watch it all the time.
I got this and other Jane Austen DVDs for Christmas and I’m glad for that, because the films are rarely shown on German TV. Also I prefer the English versions rather than the German synchronized ones.
After Emma~~I am hooked!!
I love these versions, the costumes are awesome along with the cinematography!
I have not read this book yet and I think I am going to have to put it on the top of my list. I really loved it, but am I the only one who felt like it ended before it even began? It felt very rushed to the end. I’m sure the book is much better, as they always are. =)