July 2, 2006

The Hottest Woman In Television Is Not a Desperate Housewife

It may sound like an alternate reality straight out of The Eyre Affair, but Britain's ITV will dedicate an entire season's worth of made-for-T.V. movies to Austen adaptations. Jane's faux-Gothic Northanger Abbey will be adapted for the screen by the exceptional Andrew Davies (Bleak House, The Way We Live Now) and filmed exclusively in Ireland rather than Bath. (More on that controversy here.) The season will also include adaptations of Mansfield Park and Persuasion. And if that isn't enough good news, Davies will adapt Sense and Sensibility for the BBC in '07. It's almost overwhelming. Just another reason Why We Love England. --Kim

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