Jane Eyre (1997 film)

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Jane Eyre
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Based on Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
Written by Richard Hawley
Kay Mellor
Peter Wright
Directed by Robert Young
Starring Samantha Morton
Ciarán Hinds
Gemma Jones
Rupert Penry-Jones
Music by Richard Harvey
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Greg Brenman
Cinematography John McGlashan
Editor(s) Anthony Ham
Running time 108 min
Original network ITV (TV network)
Original release
  • 9 March 1997 (1997-03-09) (UK)
  • 19 October 1997 (1997-10-19) (US)

Jane Eyre is a 1997 British television film that first appeared on the ITV (TV channel) and stars Samantha Morton in the title role. It is an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name.

This version of the story is notable for omitting the middle scenes with Mrs Reed, the Rivers' relationship to Jane, and her paternal uncle's inheritance from his estate in Madeira. It was originally shown on ITV on 9 March 1997 in the UK and shown on A&E-TV on 19 October 1997 in the USA. Sometimes repeated on ITV3.


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