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  • Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson wearing a dark purple gown in the 1982 mini-series "I Remember Nelson."
    • Central Television

    I Remember Nelson

    1982

    Costume seen on Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson

  • Belinda Lang as Martha Brett wearing a dark purple gown in the episode "Moving Pictures" of the 1987 series "The Bretts."
    • ITV

    The Bretts: Moving Pictures

    1987

    Costume seen on Belinda Lang as Martha Brett

  • An extra wearing a dark purple gown in the 1991 film "Duel of Hearts."
    • Gainsborough Pictures

    Duel of Hearts

    1991

    Costume seen on an extra

  • Jacqueline Pearce as Lady Apthorpe wearing a dark purple gown in the 1994 film "Princess Caraboo."
    • Sony Pictures Video
    • TriStar Pictures

    Princess Caraboo

    1994

    Costume seen on Jacqueline Pearce as Lady Apthorpe

  • An uncredited extra at a ball wearing a dark purple gown in the 1995 film "Sense and Sensibility."
    • Columbia Pictures

    Sense and Sensibility

    1995

    Costume seen on an uncredited extra at a ball

  • Embeth Davidtz as Mary Crawford wearing a dark purple gown in the 1999 film "Mansfield Park."
    • Miramax
    • BBC

    Mansfield Park

    1999

    Costume seen on Embeth Davidtz as Mary Crawford

  • An extra wearing a dark purple gown in the 2002 mini-series "Napoleon."
    • A+E Networks

    Napoléon

    2002

    an extra

  • Jane How as Lady Holland wearing a dark purple gown in the 2003 mini-series "Byron."
    • BBC

    Byron

    2003

    Costume seen on Jane How as Lady Holland

  • Sue Perkins as herself wearing a dark purple gown in the episode "The French Revolution" of the 2009 series "The Supersizers Go."
    • BBC

    The Supersizers Go: The French Revolution

    2009

    Costume seen on Sue Perkins

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About the Costume

This stunning purple Regency gown was first seen on the actress Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson in the 1982 television series I Remember Nelson. The costume went on to be used in a 1987 episode of The Bretts entitled Moving Pictures, where Belina Lang wore it as Martha Brett. From there, it went on to be worn by an extra in Duel of Hearts in 1991 and Princess Caraboo in 1994, when Jacqueline Pearce wore it as Lady Apthorpe. The following year it was worn by an extra in Sense and Sensibility, and in 1999 it appeared on Embeth Davidtz as Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park. In 2002 it was worn by another extra in Napoléon, before being worn in 2003 by Jane How wore it as Lady Holland in the television movie Byron. The last time the piece was worn was by Sue Perkins in 2009 in The Supersizers Go: The French Revolution. 

 

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About the Costume

This stunning purple Regency gown was first seen on the actress Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson in the 1982 television series I Remember Nelson. The costume went on to be used in a 1987 episode of The Bretts entitled Moving Pictures, where Belina Lang wore it as Martha Brett. From there, it went on to be worn by an extra in Duel of Hearts in 1991 and Princess Caraboo in 1994, when Jacqueline Pearce wore it as Lady Apthorpe. The following year it was worn by an extra in Sense and Sensibility, and in 1999 it appeared on Embeth Davidtz as Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park. In 2002 it was worn by another extra in Napoléon, before being worn in 2003 by Jane How wore it as Lady Holland in the television movie Byron. The last time the piece was worn was by Sue Perkins in 2009 in The Supersizers Go: The French Revolution. 

 

This stunning purple Regency gown was first seen on the actress Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson in the 1982 television series I Remember Nelson. The costume went on to be used in a 1987 episode of The Bretts entitled Moving Pictures, where Belina Lang wore it as Martha Brett. From there, it went on to be worn by an extra in Duel of Hearts in 1991 and Princess Caraboo in 1994, when Jacqueline Pearce wore it as Lady Apthorpe. The following year it was worn by an extra in Sense and Sensibility, and in 1999 it appeared on Embeth Davidtz as Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park. In 2002 it was worn by another extra in Napoléon, before being worn in 2003 by Jane How wore it as Lady Holland in the television movie Byron. The last time the piece was worn was by Sue Perkins in 2009 in The Supersizers Go: The French Revolution. 

 

Credits

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  • Shrewsbury Lasses
  • carsNcors
  • Katie S.
  • Michelle
  • Julia Spicer
  • Valkyrie
Costume Designer:
  • Stuart Currell
  • Sheelagh Killeen

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  1. I’ve been trying to figure out the actress and the character from “Napoléon”. I’ve checked every single credited actress I could find, and this one is my conclusion…

    The most similar actress to the woman in the picture is Florence Pernel as Madame Tallien… The other [credited] actresses are not so physically similar to her…

    But it is just a suspicion, I know nothing for sure…

  2. Here is the same costume, used in the ITV/Masterpiece Theatre co-production series, The Bretts (1987). This is Belinda Lang as Martha Brett, in costume for the role of Empress Josephine for a silent film production that features in the plot of episode 5.

  3. I’ve found this costume again. Here it is in Napoleacuteon (2002). I’m still working on figuring out who the actress and character are!

  4. Awesome! That’s sooo much better, thank you so much! I’ll be sure to put this on my list of things to update! I appreciate you taking the time to get a screen capture! 🙂 You are awesome!

  5. I finally got my hands on a DVD copy of I Remember Nelson. Here’s a screencap–slightly better quality than the photo I posted earlier. 🙂

  6. Here is the same gown from the 1982 production, I Remember Nelson. The gown seems to have acquired a few more sparkly embellishments since then, perhaps for Princess Caraboo? This is the incredible Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson. Sorry about the image quality. They’re from a very old VHS copy. I photographed the images from the television using a digital camera.

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  1. I’ve been trying to figure out the actress and the character from “Napoléon”. I’ve checked every single credited actress I could find, and this one is my conclusion…

    The most similar actress to the woman in the picture is Florence Pernel as Madame Tallien… The other [credited] actresses are not so physically similar to her…

    But it is just a suspicion, I know nothing for sure…

  2. Here is the same costume, used in the ITV/Masterpiece Theatre co-production series, The Bretts (1987). This is Belinda Lang as Martha Brett, in costume for the role of Empress Josephine for a silent film production that features in the plot of episode 5.

  3. I’ve found this costume again. Here it is in Napoleacuteon (2002). I’m still working on figuring out who the actress and character are!

  4. Awesome! That’s sooo much better, thank you so much! I’ll be sure to put this on my list of things to update! I appreciate you taking the time to get a screen capture! 🙂 You are awesome!

  5. I finally got my hands on a DVD copy of I Remember Nelson. Here’s a screencap–slightly better quality than the photo I posted earlier. 🙂

  6. Here is the same gown from the 1982 production, I Remember Nelson. The gown seems to have acquired a few more sparkly embellishments since then, perhaps for Princess Caraboo? This is the incredible Anna Massey as Lady Frances Nelson. Sorry about the image quality. They’re from a very old VHS copy. I photographed the images from the television using a digital camera.

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