Jane Eyre (1997) short review

This BBC miniseries is my absolute favorite of all of the adaptations ofJane Eyre, with Samantha Morton as Jane and Ciarian Hinds as Mr. Rochester. It’s gothic, it’s dark, it’s romantic. The costuming is very well done, with some interesting 1830s gowns on Jane’s family during the childhood sequences, out-of-date late 1830s dresses on the adult Jane (as would befit a poor governess who is probably wearing donated clothes), and some fabulous early 1840s clothing on Blanche Ingram and company.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.