Jane Eyre, 1983 (page 13 of 18)

The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Damien Thomas as Richard Mason upon witnessing his sister's (Bertha) violent behavior. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Joolia Cappleman as Bertha (Bertha Antoinetta Mason Rochester). She rises to attack Mr. Rochester: '(...) the lunatic sprang and grappled his throat viciously, and laid her teeth to his cheek: they struggled. She was a big woman, in stature almost equalling her husband (...)'  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here from left, Damien Thomas as Richard Mason and Colin Jeavons as Mr. Briggs. Mason testifies to the existence of a Mrs. Rochester, ' 'She is now living at Thornfield Hall,' said Mason, in more articulate tones: 'I saw her there last April. I am her brother.' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here during an interruption in the wedding ceremony, from left, Lockwood West as Mr. Wood, the clergyman and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester. He responds to the accusation (chapter 26): 'His whole face was colourless rock: his eye was both spark and flint. He disavowed nothing: he seemed as if he would defy all things.'  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Colin Jeavons as Mr. Briggs, explains why the wedding ceremony cannot continue. ' 'It simply consists in the existence of a previous marriage. Mr. Rochester has a wife now living.' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Zelah Clarke as Jane Eyre, turns during an interruption of the wedding vows. The exchange written thusly: ' 'Wilt thou have this woman for thy wedded wife?' -- when a distinct and near voice said -- 'The marriage cannot go on: I declare the existence of an impediment.' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here during the wedding ceremony, from left, Zelah Clarke as Jane Eyre, Lockwood West as Mr. Wood, the clergyman and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester. Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here from left, Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester and Zelah Clarke as Jane Eyre. He tries to explain to Jane about the mysterious intruder. From the book, ' 'I see you would ask why I keep such a woman in my house: when we have been married a year and a day, I will tell you; but not now.' '  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, Joolia Cappleman as Bertha (Bertha Antoinetta Mason Rochester), an intruder in Jane's bedroom. Jane recounts, as per chapter 25: 'Just at my bedside, the figure stopped: the fiery eyes glared upon me -- she thrust up her candle close to my face, and extinguished it under my eyes.'  Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The BBC production of "Jane Eyre" directed by Julian Amyes, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Seen here, an intruder in Jane's bedroom. As described in chapter 25: ' 'Did you see her face?' 'Not at first. But presently she took my veil from its place: she held it up, gazed at it long, and then she threw it over her own head, and turned to the mirror.' ' Initial serialization airdate, autumn 1983. Screen capture. Copyright © 1983 British Broadcasting Corporation / Pebble Mill. Credit: © 1983 BBC Pebble Mill / Courtesy: Pyxurz.