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14th February 2014

Fact: A ring owned by British author JANE AUSTEN, which was at the centre of dispute after it was bought by American pop star Kelly Clarkson, has gone on display at a museum dedicated to the writer in England. The singer bought the ring at auction, but a U.K. politician placed an export band on the treasure to keep it in the country.


19th February 2007

Quote: "I knew I had to work twice as hard as everyone else because I'm American. It was essential not to be too British, too hoity-toity, to avoid sounding like Helen Mirren in THE QUEEN and rough it up a bit instead." Actress Anne Hathaway opted for a less-than-posh British accent for her role as JANE AUSTEN in new movie BECOMING JANE.


1st March 2006

Fact: The Princess Diaries actress Anne Hathaway will star as British novelist JANE AUSTEN in the film BECOMING JANE. The film focuses on a love affair Austen began as a 20-year-old with brilliant, roguish Irishman TOM LeFROY, that inspired her career as one of the world's most romantic writers.


24th November 2005

Quote: <p>"There's quite a wealth of stuff that we had to leave out because it didn't go with our story, but that's fine because the next film, PRIDE + PREJUDICE 2, will get into that." Keira Knightley jokes about a sequel to the latest movie adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's classic. </p>


24th November 2005

Fact: <p>The cast of period movie hit PRIDE + PREJUDICE were treated to history, dancing and etiquette lessons so that they'd understand the tone and setting of the latest film adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's classic. </p>


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