Monday, 23 April 2012

Jane Eyre BBC 2006 adaptation (my favourite)

There have been numerous adaptations of Charlotte Bronte's most famous novel, Jane Eyre. This BBC adaptation shown in Autumn 2006 is my favourite and it is brilliant!  Ruth Wilson is wonderful as Jane Eyre, Ruth brings Jane to life through her facial expressions, one minute she can be sad and lonely, the next look beautiful and happy. Ruth plays Jane as I imagine her in the book and brings a freshness to Jane which no other actress has done before.
Toby Stephens is fantastic as Edward Fairfax Rochester. Toby plays Edward Fairfax
Rochester with the right amount of darkness, humour and tenderness as was just right for the character. Toby also looks right to play Rochester as well. I also love the chemistry between Ruth and Toby!
I have read and watched Jane Eyre so many times I know it off by heart, I watch it when I am in pain, feeling sad or when I need a Rochester fix! It is my comfort DVD. 














I love this adapation. Ruth and Toby are brilliant!! :) xx 



  1. Apparently there's a big costume exhibition at Haddon Hall this summer with costumes from the 1995, 2006 and 2011 Jane Eyre :) xx

    1. I know. I would love to go and see all the wondeful costumes! :) xx

  2. Hi Kate,
    I followed you from the Lit Lovers and Corset Laces blog (hope you don't mind), where you said that you didn't like the bedroom leaving scene in JE2006. It's very gratifying to discover on this page that '06 is your favourite Jane Eyre adaptation (as it is mine!), so I'm hoping that the bedroom scene is the only part that you have a problem with.

    Did you read my comments on the Lit Lovers blog? What did you think of my ideas? I used to have real problems with the bedroom scene myself, but I've largely overcome them now. I'd love to know what you think. I also started a thread discussing this very point on the JE2006 board of IMDB. There have been lots of replies, and it's a very interesting discussion. Do check it out.

    1. Hi Supergran,
      No, I don't mind that you followed me from the Lit Lovers and Corset Laces blog. The only problem I have with JE2006 adaptation is the bedroom scene but other than that I love the adaptation! I did read all your comments on the Lit Lovers blog and the IMDB board and it's a very interesting discussion. Love Toby and Ruth together! :) xx