Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften.
Kate Beckinsale - Emma Woodhouse. Samantha Morton - Harriet Smith. Olivia Williams - Jane Fairfax. Bernard Hepton. Dominic Rowan. Prunella Scales - Mrs. Bates. Mark Strong - Mr. Knightley. Raymond Coulthard - Frank Churchill. James Hazeldine. Lucy Robinson Samantha Bond - Mrs. Neston.