London Evening Standard interview with Romola Garai…

Not much relating to Emma, but it’s here nonetheless.

A more contemporary Emma?

Laurel Ann rounds up this weekend’s press on Emma4 and weighs in on the discussion about modernizing the story here.

For more on the miniseries, which is set to air in early October, see the Telegraph’s “BBC banishes stuffy period characters from new Emma drama” and “Values of Jane Austen characters are as important as the characters.”

Ayesha updates and Emma4 blurb…

Random articles about Ayesha:

Sonam Kapoor:

“South Delhi’s high society is just like that of Jane Austen’s England. After all, Delhi girls are forever obsessed with getting the right man, right family and right wedding clothes for their marriage.” (More…)

Romola Garai and Emma4:

“Starting on October 4, Romola will be seen as Jane Austen’s Emma in a four-part BBC TV drama.

‘Jane Austen famously said about her that she was someone she would like, but nobody else would ever want to be friends with,’ said Romola. ‘I’ve tried to make her, despite her many, many flaws, someone you would want to be friends with.'” (More…)

New Emma allusion and Romola Garai blurb…

From UPI.com, information about a new and interesting novel-allusion to Emma and an old, short piece about Romola Garai in Emma4.

Emma 4 trailer…again!

Emma4 preview trailer…

Cinthia sent this to me – preview clips from the BBC fall lineup…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/07_july/09/bbcone.shtml

Scroll through until you see “Emma.”

New Emma to air on Masterpiece Classic…

Not exactly a huge surprise, but:

“WGBH Boston and BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution are to coproduce two major costume dramas, a sequel to Cranford and an adaptation of Austen’s Emma, for US network PBS.

Both Emma (4×60′) and Cranford 2 (2×60′) will make their US premieres in early 2010 on WGBH’s Masterpiece Classic strand on PBS.”

More…

Emma 4 images…

From The Romola Garai Image Archive:  Some photos of Romola Garai and Jodhi May on location while filming Emma.