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Meet the cast and characters of Netflix’s Persuasion

Dakota Johnson
Meet the characters and cast of Persuasion, including Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Carrie-nelson

Netflix’s new spin on Jane Austen’s classic novel Persuasion is coming to the streaming service this Friday and viewers are ready to see how this unique film adaptation plays out.

The trailer showed some instances of breaking the fourth wall, a bit of dramatic flair at the prospect of being alone forever and befriending a lover, and much more. Though it’s a new style, it has worked for films such as Enola Holmes.

Persuasion follows protagonist Anne Elliot, a 27-year-old woman who is rather alone as her family is nothing like her. Eight years prior, she broke off her engagement with the love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth, and she still has feelings for him.

In true Jane Austen fashion, Captain Wentworth makes his way back into Anne’s life, leaving her with a choice to make: Does she try again or leave things be? Not to mention, there’s a new contender for Anne’s heart.

The characters in Persuasion all have their own personalities and unique traits that make them endearing despite some of their uglier attributes, as some are quite selfish and self-obsessed.

Keep reading to get a look at the main cast of Netflix’s Persuasion.


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