Douglas McGrath (1996)

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Before she won an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow made her mark as the quintessential Jane Austen heroine in this convincing period romance from writer/director Douglas McGrath. Paltrow stars as the strong-willed matchmaker who entangles her friend Harriet (Toni Collette) in hopeless passion while trying to uncover the identity of her own true soulmate. Laced with wit, sophistication and a host of fine supporting performances (Jeremy Northam, Alan Cumming, Juliet Stevenson), this bright and breezy drama weaves a magical spell, with Paltrow at its charming centre.


A privileged, headstrong young woman, who believes she is an expert in matters of the heart, sets about matchmaking between her friends - little realising she is falling in love herself and risks missing out on a chance of happiness. Period drama adapted from Jane Austen's novel, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Northam, Toni Collette, Greta Scacchi and Juliet Stevenson.

Cast & Crew

Emma Gwyneth Paltrow
Harriet Toni Collette
Mr Elton Alan Cumming
Mr Knightley Jeremy Northam
Frank Churchill Ewan McGregor
Mrs Weston Greta Scacchi
Mrs Elton Juliet Stevenson
Jane Fairfax Polly Walker
Miss Bates Sophie Thompson
Mrs Bates Phyllida Law
Mr Weston James Cosmo
Mr Woodhouse Denys Hawthorne
Mrs Goddard Kathleen Byron
John Knightley Brian Capron
Bates' maid Ruth Jones
Director Douglas McGrath
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD