Becoming Jane: Anna Maxwell Martin
Anna played a young Cassandra who lost her fiance. She also played Bessy Higgins in North and South and a memorable Esther Summerson in Bleak House.
Miss Austen Regrets: Greta Scacchi
Greta played an older, more mature Cassandra. Careworn and aging, she takes care of Jane in her final illness. Miss Scacchi has also portrayed Cara in Brideshead Revisited and Mrs. Weston in Emma. One of Greta's more interesting costume roles was in the The Red Violin, in which she played Victoria Byrd.