Lost in Austen

Anyone still in the mood for another Jane Austen adaptation?

Lost in Austen, a 2008 4-part miniseries plays a little time travel with our beloved heroine. I can't imagine that Jane would have ever dreamed that her cherished novels would touch so many readers and inspire so many varieties of films (see other movies based on Jane) Although some critics and Janeites are predicting this new film to be a disappointment, it still might be fun to watch!

Here's the plot:
Amanda (Jemima Rooper), an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Elizabeth Bennett (Gemma Arterton). Read more on ITV site

[I thought it would be cheesy throughout
but there's sentimental moments that draw you in before they zap you with a comedic turn! Jemima Rooper is fun to watch as the spunky Amanda! ]

Screencaps and quotes from
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

Watch the movie here
[Full version - includes scene where Amanda sings Downtown
which was deleted from some DVD editions]

How Can I Not Love You? - Amanda & Darcy
Check out this awesome fan video

Lost in Austen -Built to Last
another fun fanvid

Amanda Price

Elizabeth Bennett

Mr. Darcy

Mr. Bingley

Mr. Bennett

Mrs. Bennett

Jane Bennett

Caroline Bingley

Mr. Collins

"Pemberley" - Harewood House

"Rosings" - Allerton Castle

~ CAST ~

Jemima Rooper plays Amanda Price

Gemma Arterton plays Elizabeth Bennett
who gets swept to the modern world...

(Gemma is also in Tess of the D'Urbervilles and
the latest James Bond "Quantum of Solace)

Elliot Cowan
as Darcy

Tom Riley
as Wickham

Alex Kingston
as Mrs. Bennett
(Moll Flanders)

Hugh Bonneville
as Mr. Bennett

Lindsay Duncan
as Lady Catherine de Bourgh
(seen on left as Servilia in "Rome")

Guy Henry
as Mr. Collins
(he also played in Rome
as Cassius)

Morven Christie
plays Jane Bennett

She's also in The Young Victoria (2008)
and plays Rose in Oliver Twist (2007)

Michelle Duncan
plays Charlotte Lucas

Tom Mison
plays Bingley
(Ben in The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard)

Christina Cole
plays Caroline Bingley
(He Knew He was Right,
Jane Eyre)

Screencaps and quotes from


  1. Hi Charley Brown, Episode Four was just posted at this link: http://www.mininova.org/search/?search=lost+in+austen

  2. At the beginning i wasn't sure about Elliot at Mr Darcy....But now i have fallen in Love

  3. You have an amazing site. I live in the US, so I've not been able to view the entire series of Lost In Austen...until finding your blog. Many thanks for the links!


  4. Your site is amazing! Congratulations! I've just discovered it through C19. I'll keep coming back! You are doing a great job!

  5. Thanks! And I continue to be pleasantly surprised by how beloved Lost in Austen has become.



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