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Filming due to start on Austen drama.

Byline: By Marion

FILMING is about to start on top Warwicksh i re writer Andrew Davies's TV adaptation of a Jane Austen classic.

The Kenilworth writer's working of Austen's Sense and Sensibility is destined to become yet another major hit for the BBC.

David Morrissey, Mark Williams and Janet McTeer lead an all-star cast in the BBC1 three-parter which tells the story of two young sisters on a voyage of burgeoning sexual and romantic discovery.

Multi-award winning Davies, who brought Bleak House and Pride and Prejudice to our screens, said: "The novel is as much about sex and money as social conventions. This drama is more overtly sexual than most previous Austen adaptations seen on screen and gets to grips with the dark underbelly of the book."

Davies recently adapted Austen's Northanger Abbey for ITV.

Sense And Sensibility is being filmed over the next few months on location in Devon, Surrey, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. BBC Head of Series and Serials Kate Harwood said: "It's a passionate and powerful piece, filled with a rich mix of both emerging and established talent. With Andrew's fairy dust sprinkled over it, the BBC Drama production of Sense And Sensibility is destined to evolve into a classic."

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 18, 2007
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