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Delivering ‘Northanger’ romance at Lismore Castle

By Ray Bennett The daunting edifice in “Northanger Abbey,” ITV’s new version of the Jane Austen novel that aired tonight starring Felicity Jones and JJ Feild (pictured), is actually Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland. Andrew Davies, who wrote the … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Felicity Jones in ‘Northanger Abbey’

By Ray Bennett Lust and adventure figure in Andrew Davies’s imaginative and entertaining adaptation of “Northanger Abbey” starring Felicity Jones and JJ Feild (pictured), the second in ITV’s Jane Austen season airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on ITV1. Here’s how … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Billie Piper in ‘Mansfield Park’

By Ray Bennett Billie Piper hardly has to prove herself any more as a television actress after “Canterbury Tales,” “Doctor Who” and “The Ruby In the Smoke,” and she’s very good in “Mansfield Park,” which airs on the U.K.’s ITV1 … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Anne Hathaway in ‘Becoming Jane’

By Ray Bennett The new Austen biography, “Becoming Jane,” provided the lone oasis of moderate pleasures in the Top 5 U.K. box office at the weekend. Eddie Murphy’s latest embarrassment, “Norbit,” claimed the top spot with $3.8 million with noisy … Continue reading

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