Trivia / Jane Eyre

  • Dawson Casting: Apparently habitual with the adaptations of this story:
    • In the 1943 version, Joan Fontaine was 26, eight years older than Jane's 18. Elizabeth Taylor appeared the first time as Helen Burns in an uncredited spot.
    • In the 1996 version, Charlotte Gainsbourg was 25, seven years older than Jane, though her build and height work well.
    • Almost averted by Zelah Clarke (1983) and by Samantha Morton (1997), both 20 (the youngest Janes so far), only two years older than Jane.
    • In the 2006 version, Ruth Wilson was 25, seven years older than Jane.
    • In the 2011 version, Mia Wasikowska was 20, as close as Clarke and Morton — and like Gainsbourg, she fits the part well.
  • Missing Episode: The original master tapes of the 1970 version are lost, making a re-release unlikely. There has been an official restoration of the John Williams soundtrack, however.
  • Referenced by...: See the sub-page.