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Saturday, August 14

Joanna David: Character Actress in Jane Austen Film Adaptations

My favorite portrayal of Mrs. Gardiner is Joanna David's in 1995's Pride and Prejudice. In this film, she had an opportunity to work with her daughter, Emilia Fox, who was acting in her first film role and who sweetly interpreted Georgiana Darcy. The mother/daughter association with Jane Austen does not end with this film. Emilia read Pride and Prejudice for Naxios audio books in what has to be one of my favorite readings for the novel.

Before her stint as Mrs. Gardiner, Joanna played Elinor Dashwood in 1971's Sense and Sensibility. She also narrated Claire Tomalin's Jane Austen: A Life for audio, as well as Pride and Prejudice.

Joanna recently married actor Edward Fox (Emilia's father, below), who had been her partner for over 30 years.

More information about her from this link on the 1995 Pride and Prejudice site.


Nonna said...

Very informative post. I have been watching this family acting for years and they are 3 of my favorites.
The steady and sensible portrayal of Mrs. Gardiner amid all the hubbub is wonderfully calming to watch. Also,Emilia's portrayal of Georgiana Darcy is brief but very memorable and sweet !

Adriana Sales Zardini said...

As Nonna said: very informative post!

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Telugu Cinema said...

Joanna David: Character Actress in Jane Austen Film Adaptations.Nice