Once she has married off her close companions, she alights upon the pretty Harriet Smith
to fashion into her new playmate and ally.
In this stunning, gender-bending, stylish dance-of-manners version of Jane Austen's beloved classic novel EMMA -- an alternate Regency where gay marriage is commonplace and love is gender-blind -- matchmaking Emma Woodhouse tries to find a suitable spouse for her lover Harriet Smith
, and is embroiled in the secrets of the relationship between the mysterious and accomplished James Fairfax and the handsome Frank Churchill.
Guardino, still Harriet Smith
, graduated from Grants Pass High School on June 3, 1938.
FOR five years, Harriet Smith
survived on little else but apples, washed down with strong black coffee and Diet Cock.
Critics of Emma have traditionally viewed Harriet Smith
as a mechanism for the heroine's growth and development, but Austen also presents the anonymous parlor boarder as an integral component of Highbury's growth.
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is the newly arrived UK Ambassador who, unlike the typical British Foreign Office mandarin, likes using a human approach to solve problems.
Pauline Collins also returns as Harriet Smith
in Ambassador (9pm, BBC1) and finds her personal life clashing with her professional career when she embarks on a romance with a British businessman (Peter Egan).
The cast also includes Samantha Morton as Harriet Smith
, Emma's sweet but graceless protege; Dominic Rowan as Mr.
She focuses much of her attention on finding a match for her simple friend Harriet Smith
(Toni Collette, who some may remember as Muriel in Muriel's Wedding).
The point, of course, is that rich mixture of wit and morality in the self-deluded plotting of Emma playing matchmaker for her naive protegee Harriet Smith
(Toni Colette) and becoming temporarily attracted to Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor), a much-heralded bachelor who arrives to complicate the plot-line.
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