Jane Austen's Wicked Comedy
Mansfield Park

Run mad as often as you choose but do not faint.

There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time

Jonny Lee Miller
Frances O'Connor


  • Golden Satellite Awards
    Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
    Frances O'Connor (II)
  • Montréal World Film Festival
    Nominated for Grand Prix des Amériques
    Patricia Rozema
  • "Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough."

    It could all be construed as your fault

    Oh, don't be an imbecile.
    Oh, but imbecility in women is a great enhancement to their personal charms.
    Fanny, you're being irrational.
    Yet another adornment. I must be ravishing.

    Fanny, you really must begin to harden yourself to the idea of being worth looking at

    Jonny Lee Miller as Edmund Bertram

    Second-born son Edmund Bertram is seduced by the sophisticaton of Mary Crawford, but afraid of his affecton sfor Fanny Price. Will he fumble his heart in the games of love at Mansfield Park?

    Edmund Bertram is an extremely intelligent yet very tender soul, he has a moralistic sense that sometimes gets the better of him. With a grave responsibility for the world, he takes doing the right thing seriously but forgets his heart along the way.

    Your entire person is entirely agreeable.

    Yes, well, tonight I agree with EVERYONE

    I often think it odd that
    history should be so dull,
    for a great deal of it must be

    What? Has he never dropped an involuntary tear and left the room abruptly?

    James Purefoy as Tom Bertram

    Your startling adaptability to my brother's possible demise sends a chill through my heart. A chill. You're cheerfully planning parties with his money and you shush my father like a dog at your table. You attack Fanny for following her own unfallible internal guide about matters of the heart. All this has most greviously convinced me that the person I've been to apt to dwell on for many months past has been a creature of my own imagination. Not you, Miss Crawford. You are a stranger to me. I do no know you, and I am sorry to say I have no wish to.

    -Edmund Bertram speaking to Miss Mary Crawford

    Beware of fainting fits. Beware of swoons.

    You dance like an angel, Miss Price.
    One does not dance like an angel alone, Mr. Crawford.
    What? A compliment? Heaven's rejoice, she complimented me.
    I complimented your dancing, Mr. Crawford, keep your wig on.

    Maria was married on Saturday. In all important preparations of mind she was complete, being prepared for matrimony by a hatred of home, by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry. The bride was elegantly dressed and the two bridesmaids were duly inferior. Her mother stood with salts, expecting to be agitated, and her aunt tried to cry. Marriage is indeed a maneuvering business.

    But You're Lovely

    Fanny, I've loved you my whole life.
    I know, Edmund.
    No... I've loved you as a man loves a woman. As a hero loves a heroine. As I have never loved anyone.

    Jonny Lee Miller
    Frances O'Connor James Purefoy
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    Last updated: April 22, 2005