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Romola Garai plays Emma in BBC adaptation

22nd September 2009

The BBC has named the actors who will appear on the small screen in its latest adaptation of a Jane Austen novel.

Romola Garai, who appeared in Atonement and Vanity Fair, takes the title role in the BBC One version of the novelist's classic masterpiece Emma.

Other members of the cast include Gosford Park star Sir Michael Gambon as Emma's father and British actor Jonny Lee Miller as Mr Knightley.

Tamsin Greig follows her recent role in The Diary Of Anne Frank by playing the part of Miss Bates, while White Teeth star Robert Bathurst portrays Mr Weston.

The BBC also revealed that the four hour-long episodes were adapted by BAFTA-winning writer Sandy Welch, who brought Jane Eyre to the small screen.

Summing up the plot of the classic, the broadcaster explained: 'The drama follows the dire consequences of Emma's failed schemes in this clever comedy of realisation and self-discovery.'

Earlier this week, the BBC's adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Little Dorrit scooped seven accolades at the Emmy awards, including gongs for best writing and cinematography.

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