Saturday, September 30, 2006

Jane Eyre 2006 Trail 2

This is the BBC trailer for episode 2 of Jane Eyre.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sandy Welch Jane Eyre Interview

I like this interview with Sandy Welch, she talks about why she made the changes that she did, not in any great detail, but it's a welcome article.

I also like her description of the diva of the film set, and it's not who you might think!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Jane Eyre Episode 1

A gorgeous start to the series! Ruth Wilson as Jane portrays the character's sensibility, self confidence and courage incredibly well, admirably succeeding in expressing emotion with just her incredible face, which by the way is far too pretty to be called plain.

Her performance was superb and she was well matched by Toby Stephens as Rochester. To sum up his performance: wow! A fantastic performance: this 21st century Rochester is abrupt, brusque, sardonic and sarcastic, a brooding slightly unkempt man, who nevertheless causes Jane's heart to flutter (along no doubt with many others). His stony exterior belies his vulnerability and innate tenderness and such is the talent of the actor, these traits are already apparent.

Georgie Henley as young Jane was also fantastic, but had far too little to do, I would have loved to have seen far more of Jane's time at Lowood, also little used was Tara Fitzgerald as Mrs. Reed, but I'm sure there will be more of her in a subsequent episode.

On the downside the theme music is terrible, I'd prefer Jane's jaunty piano playing, which caused Mr. Rochester to roll his eyes most alarmingly, which I confess was one of my favourite parts.

I also loved Mrs. Fairfax (Lorraine Ashbourne, or as I always think of her, wife of Gollum), she struck the right tone throughout, welcoming and warm to Jane and gossipy enough when the story required it.

One final note: I fear for Toby Stephens' fertility, his britches are so tight they appear to have to be sewn on each morning! A looser pair may improve Rochester's temper.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson Articles from ES Magazine

Toby and Ruth in ES Magazine looking Wonderful!

Toby Stephens: Cover Boy!

Page 1:

Pages 2 and 3:

Page 4:

Ruth not looking very Governessy (but gorgeous nontheless)!

Pages 1, 2 and 3:

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Toby Stephens Interview in Grazia Magazine

Oh my, how pretty!

I hope you like these scan of Toby's Interview in Grazia Magazine:

Page 1:

Page 2: 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Jane Eyre TV Times Article

More Jane Eyre Loveliness:

Page 1:

Page 2:

Page 3, Pick of the Day Episode one blurb:

Jane Eyre TV Quick Article

Because other listings magazines are available...

Ruth Wilson talks about the role:

(Toby, Toby, Toby: rude jokes and hanging jelly snakes out of your nose! How old are you!)

Toby Stephens talks about Rochester:

(Ew, a lesson to us all, never get hair extensions)

Jane Eyre Radio Times Articles

I hope you all like the scans that I've done.

Click once to get them a bit bigger and then once again to get them even bigger.

The cover of the Radio Times (Doesn't he look smug!)


The editors take on Jane Eyre:

Page 1 of the article; wow, what a lovely picture.

Page 2 of the article:

Page 3 of the article:

Page 4 of the article, now with added Toby in sunglasses

Alison Grahams' take on Jane Eyre:

The pick of the day blurb for the first episode:

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Jane Eyre Trail 2006

My first YouTube video!!

I'm loving Toby Stephens' sideburns (and the rest of him, to be honest with you) and for some reason Rochester and Jane running in the rain!

From this short bit, I think Ruth Wilson is going to be fantastic!