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After a wretched childhood as an orphan, and two years of being a teacher,
Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at
Thornfield Manor, where she tutors a lively French girl named Adele. She soon
finds herself falling in love with the brooding owner of Thornfield; the dark
and impassioned Mr Rochester. Jane gradually wins his heart but they must first
overcome the dark secrets of his past before they can find happiness as man and
When Jane saves Rochester from a fire, which he claims was started by a drunken servant, she begins to suspect that she has not been told the whole story. Her fears are confirmed when Rochester;s secret past is revealed, forcing Jane to flee Thornfield. Penniless and hungry, she finds shelter and friendship in the shape of a kind clergyman and his family. But she is soon shocked to uncover the hidden truth of her own past...
This brand new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's much-adored classic Jane Eyre mines the novel for every ounce of passion, drama, colour, madness and horror, bringing to life Jane's inner world with beauty, humour and at times great sadness.
Newcomer Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) and Toby Stephens (Edward Rochester) head up an all-star cast in a passionate drama that also stars Francesca Annis, Christina Cole, Lorraine Ashbourne, Pam Ferris, Aidan McArdle and Tara Fitzgerald.
Languages English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo