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  • Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet wearing a purple spencer in the 1995 mini-series "Pride and Prejudice."
    • BBC

    Pride and Prejudice

    1995

    Costume seen on Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet

  • Lisa Braund as herself wearing a purple spencer in the 2004 mini-series "Regency House Party."
    • Wall to Wall
    • Public Broadcast Service (PBS)

    Regency House Party

    2004

    Costume seen on Lisa Braund as herself

  • An extra wearing a purple spencer in the 2007 film "Persuasion."
    • ITV

    Persuasion

    2007

    Costume seen on an extra

  • Anna Madeley as Lucy Steele wearing a purple spencer in the 2008 mini-series "Sense and Sensibility."
    • BBC

    Sense and Sensibility

    2008

    Costume seen on Anna Madeley as Lucy Steele

  • Eileen O'Higgins as Miss Martin #2 wearing a purple spencer in the 2009 mini-series "Emma."
    • BBC

    Emma

    2009

    Costume seen on Eileen O'Higgins as Miss Martin #1

  • Tina O'Brian as Miss Browne wearing a purple spencer in the 2010 film "The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister."
    • The Oxford Film Company

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

    2010

    Costume seen on Tina O'Brien as Miss Browne

  • Nichola Burley as Isabella Linton wearing a purple spencer in the 2011 film "Wuthering Heights."
    • Film4
    • UK Film Council
    • Oscilloscope

    Wuthering Heights

    2011

    Costume seen on Nichola Burley as Isabella Linton

  • Charlotte Riley as Mrs. Arabella Strange wearing a purple spencer in the 2015 mini-series "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell."
    • BBC

    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

    2015

    Costume seen on Charlotte Riley as Arabella Strange

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This delightful spencer has been spotted in at least eight different productions dating back to 1995! It was first donned by Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice and later reused by Lisa Braund in Regency House Party in 2004. It was next spotted on an extra in the 2007 television movie Persuasion before it was seen on Anna Madeley as Lucy Steele in the 2008 television adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Eileen O’Higgins was the next actress to wear the costume as the first Miss Martin in the 2009 production of Emma. 2010 saw the piece appear in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister on the character Miss Browne, played by Tina O’Brien, and it was recycled for the 2011 Wuthering Heights, where Isabella Linton wore it, played by the actress Nichola Burley. The piece made one final appearance in 2015 when Charlotte Riley wore it as Arabella Strange in the television mini-series Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

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About the Costume

This delightful spencer has been spotted in at least eight different productions dating back to 1995! It was first donned by Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice and later reused by Lisa Braund in Regency House Party in 2004. It was next spotted on an extra in the 2007 television movie Persuasion before it was seen on Anna Madeley as Lucy Steele in the 2008 television adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Eileen O’Higgins was the next actress to wear the costume as the first Miss Martin in the 2009 production of Emma. 2010 saw the piece appear in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister on the character Miss Browne, played by Tina O’Brien, and it was recycled for the 2011 Wuthering Heights, where Isabella Linton wore it, played by the actress Nichola Burley. The piece made one final appearance in 2015 when Charlotte Riley wore it as Arabella Strange in the television mini-series Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

This delightful spencer has been spotted in at least eight different productions dating back to 1995! It was first donned by Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice and later reused by Lisa Braund in Regency House Party in 2004. It was next spotted on an extra in the 2007 television movie Persuasion before it was seen on Anna Madeley as Lucy Steele in the 2008 television adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Eileen O’Higgins was the next actress to wear the costume as the first Miss Martin in the 2009 production of Emma. 2010 saw the piece appear in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister on the character Miss Browne, played by Tina O’Brien, and it was recycled for the 2011 Wuthering Heights, where Isabella Linton wore it, played by the actress Nichola Burley. The piece made one final appearance in 2015 when Charlotte Riley wore it as Arabella Strange in the television mini-series Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

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Costume Commentary

  1. This corduroy spencer was worn again by Charlotte Riley as Mrs. Arabella Strange in the 2nd episode of “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”

  2. Well, I am glad to hear they seem to have captured the beauty and wildness of the countryside, but I am sad to hear the rest…too bad. So much potential. It’s my favourite novel of all time, so I am still hoping one of these days that some version will do it proper justice.

  3. So SO. Breathtaking impressions of the countryside, great realism in that. For once it really felt as if I was sitting on the rocks, overseeing the vale. But as soon as the plot switched into the drawing rooms, it was quite lacking. And I swear, one more shot of Heathcliff sitting/walking/staring balefully into the distance or touching/feeling/smelling something and I would have screamed. Sadly, the dialogue was not as stormy, to the point and strong as the visuals. As were(n’t) the elder leads. And “of course” the second half of the story was missing again. So: not bad, certainly in most departments better than the last TV-effort. But it could have been so much better, truly great even.

  4. worn as well by nicola burley as isabella linton in last year’s “wuthering hights”. poor girl had to make do with all the “hand me downs”. again: pics will follow, when the DVD is out.

  5. Thank you! You and Anna are so great to have pointed all of these out for me! Always fun when a new costume drama gets released and there are a whole slew of new recycled costumes to find!

  6. It isn’t Madeley after all. Anna and I are just beginning to watch this program. We’ll have an update about this and other costumes soon! 🙂

  7. This same spencer is also seen in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (BBC, 2010), worn (again!) by Anna Madeley as Mariana Belcombe.

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Costume Commentary

  1. This corduroy spencer was worn again by Charlotte Riley as Mrs. Arabella Strange in the 2nd episode of “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”

  2. Well, I am glad to hear they seem to have captured the beauty and wildness of the countryside, but I am sad to hear the rest…too bad. So much potential. It’s my favourite novel of all time, so I am still hoping one of these days that some version will do it proper justice.

  3. So SO. Breathtaking impressions of the countryside, great realism in that. For once it really felt as if I was sitting on the rocks, overseeing the vale. But as soon as the plot switched into the drawing rooms, it was quite lacking. And I swear, one more shot of Heathcliff sitting/walking/staring balefully into the distance or touching/feeling/smelling something and I would have screamed. Sadly, the dialogue was not as stormy, to the point and strong as the visuals. As were(n’t) the elder leads. And “of course” the second half of the story was missing again. So: not bad, certainly in most departments better than the last TV-effort. But it could have been so much better, truly great even.

  4. worn as well by nicola burley as isabella linton in last year’s “wuthering hights”. poor girl had to make do with all the “hand me downs”. again: pics will follow, when the DVD is out.

  5. Thank you! You and Anna are so great to have pointed all of these out for me! Always fun when a new costume drama gets released and there are a whole slew of new recycled costumes to find!

  6. It isn’t Madeley after all. Anna and I are just beginning to watch this program. We’ll have an update about this and other costumes soon! 🙂

  7. This same spencer is also seen in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (BBC, 2010), worn (again!) by Anna Madeley as Mariana Belcombe.

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  1. This corduroy spencer was worn again by Charlotte Riley as Mrs. Arabella Strange in the 2nd episode of “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”

  2. Well, I am glad to hear they seem to have captured the beauty and wildness of the countryside, but I am sad to hear the rest…too bad. So much potential. It’s my favourite novel of all time, so I am still hoping one of these days that some version will do it proper justice.

  3. So SO. Breathtaking impressions of the countryside, great realism in that. For once it really felt as if I was sitting on the rocks, overseeing the vale. But as soon as the plot switched into the drawing rooms, it was quite lacking. And I swear, one more shot of Heathcliff sitting/walking/staring balefully into the distance or touching/feeling/smelling something and I would have screamed. Sadly, the dialogue was not as stormy, to the point and strong as the visuals. As were(n’t) the elder leads. And “of course” the second half of the story was missing again. So: not bad, certainly in most departments better than the last TV-effort. But it could have been so much better, truly great even.

  4. worn as well by nicola burley as isabella linton in last year’s “wuthering hights”. poor girl had to make do with all the “hand me downs”. again: pics will follow, when the DVD is out.

  5. Thank you! You and Anna are so great to have pointed all of these out for me! Always fun when a new costume drama gets released and there are a whole slew of new recycled costumes to find!

  6. It isn’t Madeley after all. Anna and I are just beginning to watch this program. We’ll have an update about this and other costumes soon! 🙂

  7. This same spencer is also seen in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (BBC, 2010), worn (again!) by Anna Madeley as Mariana Belcombe.

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