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Jane Eyre Details


Charlotte Brontë's classic romance is revived once again with this Ruby Films production directed by Cary Fukunaga (Cary Fukunaga) and adapted by screenwriter Moira Buffini. Raised by her aunt Sarah (Sally Hawkins) after her parents die of typhus, young Jane Eyre (Amelia Clarkson) is later shipped off to a stark boarding school as the result of her perceived insolence, and suffers greatly at the hands of the cold, unusually strict administration. Upon turning 18 and completing her education, Jane (Mia Wasikowska) finds work as a governess for Adèle Varens (Romy Settbon Moore), the ward of Edward Fairfax Rochester (Michael Fassbender), master of Thornfield Hall. It doesn't take long for the young Adèle to warm to Jane, and upon returning home the charming Rochester, too, falls under the spell of his modest yet captivating governess. Later, he ends his courtship with the beautiful Blanche Ingram (Imogen Poots) in favor of proposing to Jane, who excitedly accepts. On what was supposed to be the happiest day of Jane's life, however, a scandalous secret is revealed, and the emotionally shattered governess takes flight. Subsequently taken in by kindly clergyman St. John (Jamie Bell) and his two sisters, Jane begins a new life as a teacher under an assumed name. But her passion for Rochester still burns bright, prompting Jane to make a life-altering decision after learning a crucial secret about her own family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 11, 2011


Awarded by
National Board of Review Michael Fassbender Spotlight Award 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Michael Fassbender Best Actor 2011 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael O'Connor Best Costume Design 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Michael O'Connor Best Costume Design 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael O'Connor Best Costume Design 2011 Nominee


Mia Wasikowska
as Jane Eyre
Michael Fassbender
as Edward Rochester
Jamie Bell
as St. John Rivers
Judi Dench
as Mrs. Fairfax
Holliday Grainger
as Diana Rivers
Sally Hawkins
as Mrs. Reed
Tamzin Merchant
as Mary Rivers
Imogen Poots
as Blanche Ingram
Craig Roberts
as John Reed
Lizzie Hopley
as Miss Abbot
Jayne Wisener
as Bessie
Freya Wilson
as Eliza Reed
Simon McBurney
as Mr. Brocklehurst
Sandy McDade
as Miss Scatcherd
Freya Parks
as Helen Burns
Sally Reeve
as Martha
Eglantine Rembauville
as Sophie
Rosie Cavaliero
as Grace Poole
Angela Curran
as Undercook
Sophie Ward
as Lady Ingram
Joe Van Moyland
as Lord Ingram
Laura Phillips
as Mrs. Dent
Ned Dennehy
as Dr. Carter
Joseph Kloska
as Clergyman Wood
Ben Roberts
as Briggs
Valentina Cervi
as Bertha Mason


Cary Joji Fukunaga
Alison Owen
Paul Trijbits
Adriano Goldman
Dario Marianelli
Featured Music
Dario Marianelli
Composer (Music Score)
Will Hughes-Jones
Production Designer
Mairi Bett
Faye Ward
Hannah Farrell
Associate Producer
Christine Langan
Executive Producer
Peter Hampden
Executive Producer
Michael O'Connor
Costume Designer
Tina Jones
Set Decorator
Nina Gold
Michael Solinger
Post Production Supervisor
Frank Henson
Stunts Coordinator
Tapio Salmi
Hair Styles
Tapio Salmi
Laurie Sparham
Still Photographer
Sylvia Parker
Script Supervisor
Robert Farr
Re-Recording Mixer
Loulia Sheppard
Hair Styles
Giles Edleston
Location Manager
Georgina Gunner
Costumes Supervisor