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"Screen Two" Persuasion (TV Episode 1995) Poster

(TV Series)

(1995)

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Filmed completely on location, using all natural light.
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Because of the meager budget, the closing shots of Captain Wentworth's ship were reused from The Bounty (1984).
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Made for British television and originally screened by the BBC in April 1995, the film was released theatrically around the rest of the world.
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Amanda Root originally was wanted by Ang Lee and Emma Thompson for the role of Marianne Dashwood in their adaptation of another Jane Austen film, Sense and Sensibility (1995), and she performed the role at a read-through of an early draft of the script before she was cast in Persuasion.
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This adaptation of the Jane Austen novel ended up being released as a feature film, titled simply "Persuasion" - without the title reference to "Screen Two."
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Susan Fleetwood (Lady Russell) passed away 5 months after the release of the film.
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The sage-green Spencer with white cuffs Amanda Root (Anne Elliot) wears on the street in Bath is the same costume Sally Hawkins (Anne Elliot) wears in the final scene of Persuasion (2007). The jacket is also worn by an extra at the salon in Byron (2003).
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The red print gown worn by Susan Fleetwood (Lady Russell) at the party at Camden Place is the same costume worn by Catherine Bigg in The Real Jane Austen (2002), Sheila Gish (Mrs.Norris) while Fanny reads the newspaper aloud in Mansfield Park (1999), a guest at a London ball in Byron (2003), Elizabeth Devonport to dinner in The Regency House Party (2004), Hayley Atwell (Mary Crawford) in Mansfield Park (2007), Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) to the London ball in Sense & Sensibility (2008), and Alex Kingston (Mrs.Bennet) in Lost in Austen (2008).
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The white and red print muslin wrap-style day dress Sophie Thompson (Mary Musgrove) wears at Barton Cottage is the same costume Rosamund Pike (Jane Bennet) wears at Longbourn in Pride & Prejudice (2005).
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The red gown with brocade bodice and capped sleeves Sophie Thompson (Mary Musgrove) wears to dinner at Uppercross is the same gown Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs. Allen) wears in Bath in Northanger Abbey (2007).
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The teal velvet Spencer and matching bonnet Felicity Dean (Mrs. Clay) wears to visit Lady Dalrymple are the same ones worn by Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) in Little Dorrit (2008). The bonnet is also worn by Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) in the final scene of Emma (1996).
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The orange long-sleeved gown with accordion-pleat trim on the over-sleeves worn by Lady Willoughby when she meets Lady Russell in the Pump Room is the same costume worn by an extra in the Pump Room when Anne talks with Mr. Elliot in Persuasion (2007). The same costume is also worn by the dance teacher during the fan-language lesson in The Regency House Party (2004), and by an extra in the square at the end of Goya's Ghosts (2006).
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The brocade suit Corin Redgrave wears during the scene in which Sir Walter Elliot tries to induce Anne to accompany him to Lady Dalrymple's is the same costume James D'Arcy (Tom Bertram) wears during the play rehearsal in Mansfield Park (2007).
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