Jane Austen's Emma

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  • Emma Woodhouse has beauty, wealth, and a penchant for meddling in the love lives of others. This radiant adaptation of Jane Austen’s treasured novel is from the award-winning team behind the BBC’s hit Pride and Prejudice. Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld) is Emma, a well-bred young lady who spends her time arranging what she sees as suitable matches. When she befriends Harriet Smith (Samantha Morton, In America), she views the timid young woman as the perfect beneficiary of her efforts. But her matchmaking sets off a chain of misunderstandings and mix- ups that challenges Emma’s assumptions and draws her own heart into the fray. Austen’s sharply drawn characters spring to life against the background of the glorious English countryside in this Emmy®-winning production that also stars Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), and Prunella Scales (Mapp & Lucia).