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FULL SYNOPSIS

Freely adapted from a novel by Jane Austen, this period drama is set in the early 1800s, as a girl named Fanny (Hannah Taylor Gordon) is being raised by loving but desperately poor parents. Wanting a better life for Fanny, they send her away to live with her aunts, high-minded Mrs. Norris (Sheila Gish) and drug-addicted Lady Bertram (Lindsay Duncan), who share an estate called Mansfield Park. Fanny joins the family at Mansfield Park, which includes Lady Bertram's husband Sir Thomas (Harold Pinter), who made his money in slaves and West Indian plantations; Sir Thomas's son Tom (James Purefoy), an alcoholic; Tom's intelligent younger brother Edmund (Jonny Lee Miller); and his two sisters, Julia (Justine Waddell) and Maria (Victoria Hamilton). Fanny soon makes friends with Edmund, though she's shown little respect by the rest of the family. In time, Fanny grows to adulthood (now played by Frances O'Connor) and gains skill and poise as a horsewoman while developing her skills as an author. When the stylish but secretive siblings Henry and Mary Crawford (Alassandro Nivola and Embeth Davidtz) arrive at Mansfield Park, romantic sparks begin to fly; the two sisters fight over Henry, while Mary is soon engaged to wed Edmund -- to the disappointment of Fanny, who has fallen in love with him. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 27, 1999

Cast

Frances O'Connor
as Fanny Price
Jonny Lee Miller
as Edmund Bertram
Alessandro Nivola
as Henry Crawford
Embeth Davidtz
as Mary Crawford
Harold Pinter
as Sir Thomas Bertram
Lindsay Duncan
as Lady Bertram
Lindsay Duncan
as Mrs.Price
Sheila Gish
as Mrs. Norris
James Purefoy
as Tom Bertram
Hugh Bonneville
as Mr. Rushworth
Justine Waddell
as Julia Bertram
Victoria Hamilton
as Maria Bertram
Sophia Myles
as Susan
Hilton McRae
as Mr. Price
Hannah Taylor-Gordon
as Young Fanny
Anna Popplewell
as Betsey

Crew

Patricia Rozema
Director
Sarah Curtis
Producer
Patricia Rozema
Screenwriter
Jane Austen
Book Author
Michael Coulter
Cinematographer
Lesley Barber
Composer (Music Score)
Martin Walsh
Editor
Andrew Munro
Art Director
Allon Reich
Associate Producer
Trea Hoving
Executive Producer
David Aukin
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Colin Leventhal
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Andrea Galer
Costume Designer
Peter Glossop
Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Soan
First Assistant Director
Gail Stevens
Casting
Ken Tuohy
Second Unit Assistant Director
Chris Plevin
Second Unit Camera
Veronica Brebner
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