Keep track of all the women and men in the latest Jane Austen adaptation. Every 10 or 15 years, a new attempt is made, to adapt Jane Austen’s emotionally subtle final novel “Persuasion”. The latest iteration, directed by Carrie Cracknell and written by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow, takes significant liberties with language and vocals.
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In the Netflix movie that’s streaming now, Anne (Dakota Johnson) is a wine-toting klutz. Who blurts out her thoughts at big dinner parties a la Bridget Jones. When her father Sir Walter Richard E. Grant goes into debt. So the family moves to a small mansion in another city. Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) and another lover, Mr. Elliot, brings Henry Golding back into the fold.
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Kelench Rounds Up from Hall and Uppercross to Lime and Bath
Austen purists will be relieved that most of the original characters, minus Mrs. Smith, are intact. This means there are few names and ties to keep straight. With that in mind, TheWrap rounds up the essential names and faces, from Kelinch Hall and Uppercross to Lime and Bath. Henry Golding of “Crazy Rich Asians” fame plays Mr. Elliot, Anne’s dashing cousin, and Sir Walter’s successor. He re-enters Elliot’s life after a long absence, and charms him to return to his good qualities.
Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot
The heroine of “Persuay” is the middle Elliot sister, who is superior in heart, mind, and spirit. Her kindness, and patience, even with her most disagreeable relationships make her a favorite with everyone outside of her immediate family. About a decade before the story begins, she breaks off her engagement to the love of her life, Wentworth. And now copes with great drinking. Anne is played by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson, who most recently starred in “Cha Cha Real Smooth”.
Frederick Wentworth as Cosmo Jarvis
That’s Captain Wentworth for you. In the years since Anne Elliot ended their romance, Wentworth has increased his social standing and net worth by becoming a respected naval officer. Confident, handsome, and a bit stubborn, he is one of the fittest bachelors in his social circle. She is portrayed in the film by “Lady Macbeth” and “Peaky Blinders” actor Cosmo Jarvis. Austen’s Anne Elliot is a good-natured and capable young lady. Who is ignored by her foolish family and is overcome by the heartbreak of her prior engagement with Captain Wentworth Eight?
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Anne’s vain and frivolous father is played by Richard E. Grant. Joe “Withnell and I,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Known for being a respected stage and screen actor. and “Gosford Park” among other projects. If only Sir Walter cared about his budget as much as he did his reflection. When his debt takes hold of him, he catalyzes the family’s move from Kelinch Hall—which they rent to the Crofts—for a bath.