This lavish production is the definitive adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's beloved novel of the same name.
Toby Stephens stars as the brusque, flawed Mr. Rochester, bringing the right
mixture of arrogance and warmth to the master of Thornfield Hall, while newcomer Ruth Wilson
shines in the title role. Jane is an orphan, woman cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and
sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she excels in her studies and
eventually seeks employment outside the school as a teacher.
She secures work as a governess at Thornfield, where her employer, the brooding, tormented Edward Rochester
both terrifies and intrigues her. Under Jane's gentle influence, Mr. Rochester
drops his forbidding veneer, while Jane gains confidence in herself and begins to enjoy a
friendship with her employer. However, their growing love is threatened by
a dark secret that threatens to alienate them forever.
This film is made for television and not rated.