With the upcoming release of Cozy Classics: Emma in a few weeks, we thought we’d contrast and compare the characters in our version with three beloved TV and film versions of Emma (clockwise from our version): the 1996 big-screen movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, the 1996 TV movie starring Kate Beckinsale, and the 2009 TV mini-series starring Romola Garai.
So which version of each character is your favourite? See any sources of inspiration for our versions?
Clockwise from our version of Emma Woodhouse: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale and Romola Garai.
Clockwise from our version of Mr. Knightley: Jeremy Northam, Mark Strong, and Jonny Lee Miller.
Clockwise from our version of Harriet Smith: Toni Collette, Samantha Morton, and Louise Dylan.
We know Harriet is described as blonde in Austen’s novel, but we thought making our version brunette would help children distinguish Emma and Harriet!
Clockwise from our version of Frank Churchill: Ewan McGregor, Raymond Coulthard, and Rupert Evans.
Clockwise from our version of Mr. Elton: Alan Cumming, Dominic Rowan, and Blake Ritson.
Clockwise from our version of Robert Martin: Edward Woodall, Alistair Petrie, and Jefferson Hall.
Clockwise from our version of Miss Bates: Sophie Thompson, Prunella Scales, and Tamsin Greig.