Sunday, October 01, 2006

Casting news - 2007 Austen adaptations (NEWS)

New cast names have been added to IMDB for next year's ITV productions of Persuasion and Mansfield Park. A young Julia Joyce is now cited as Young Fanny Price in Mansfield Park. Julia must be getting accustomed to playing a junior version of Billie Piper who plays an older Fanny in this version - she has been a younger Rose in the BBC's Doctor Who and is also a junior Sally Lockhart in the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke, starring Billie as Sally. Other castings cited earlier in a Mirror article appear to be confirmed by the latest IMDB update.

As for Persuasion, Maisie Dimbleby has now been named as Mrs Smith. She can currently be spotted as Mary Ingram in the BBC's Jane Eyre. And we finally have an actress listed for Mary Musgrove - Amanda Hale, who appears to be fresh out of RADA. In other news, an 'extra' for this production appears to have visited the IMDB message-boards, informing us that the final scene of this production differs from both the book and the most recent filmic adaptation (1995, starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds). He (for he claims to play a Colonel), also points out that the military and naval officers in this production do not wear their uniforms when off-duty - which is actually more accurate historically than many adaptations and period dramas would have us believe.

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