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Persuasion (2007)

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Persuasion (2007)


Persuasion (2007)

Filmed in 2006
2007 | TV Drama | ITV

Synopsis: Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside country estate, rented by his brother-in-law, admiral Croft, so the financially stressed baronet can afford a fashionable, cheaper residence in trendy Bath.

Director: Adrian Shergold
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Screenplay: Simon Burke
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Rupert Penry-Jones

It was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Director in 2008, and won two Royal Television Society Awards (RTS) for Best Female Actor (for Sally Hawkins) and Best Picture Enhancement. Sally Hawkins also won a Golden Nymph award at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Film, beating co-stars Julia Davis and Alice Krige. Anthony Head and Rupert Penry-Jones were nominated for the male version of the same award.

Did you know:
The green velvet Spencer vest Sally Hawkins (Anne Elliot) wears to the concert at the Bath Assembly Rooms is the same one Kate Winslet (Marianne Dashwood) wears walking in the rain at Cleveland in Sense and Sensibility, and Elizabeth Berrington (Charlotte) wears in Quills.

Captain Wentworth: I have loved none but you. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone I think and plan. Have you not seen this?

Anne Elliot: I regret I am already engaged to spend the evening with an old school-friend.
Elizabeth Elliot: Not that sickly old widow in Westgate-buildings?
Anne Elliot: Mrs Smith. Yes.
Sir Walter Elliot: Smith? Westgate buildings?
Mrs. Clay: Excuse me.
Sir Walter Elliot: And who, pray, is Mrs Smith? One of the five thousand Smiths that are everywhere to be met with? Upon my word, Miss Anne Elliot, you have the most extraordinary taste; to place such a person ahead of your own family connections among the nobility of England and Ireland. Mrs Smith!
Anne Elliot: Perhaps she is not the only poor widow in Bath with little to live on and no surname of dignity. Good evening.

Sir Walter Elliot: I must say, though, the worst of Bath is the number of plain women. I frequently observe that one pretty face would be followed by five and thirty frights.

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