Jane Austen "comes to life" for video

A video that brings a statue of Jane Austen to life in Bath has attracted thousands of viewers worldwide.

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Jane Austen's Day Out in Bath

In the film the author's statue outside the Jane Austen Centre is brought to life Credit: Doubleshot

A Frome production company has made a fun film imagining what would happen if a statue of Jane Austen was brought to life.

The firm, Doubleshot, has followed the exploits of the author enjoying the sights of Bath before returning to her position outside the Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street.

Jane's first port of call is (naturally) a book shop in the city Credit: Doubleshot
Jane photobombs a couple of tourists outside Bath Abbey Credit: Doubleshot

The film not only celebrates the famous author but also the city's architecture and it's getting a lot of interest worldwide. It has attracted more than 100,000 views through social media.

You can watch it for yourself here:

Jane Austen's face revealed after extensive research

The face of Jane Austen, according to researchers. Credit: ITV West Country/Katie Rowlett

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has unveiled what experts believe is an accurate likeness of the world-famous author.

The model is the culmination of forensic research, eye-witness accounts, and a costume designer.

'Jane Austen' at this morning's opening in Bath. Credit: ITV West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips
The unveiling attracted a lot of media attention. Credit: ITV News West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips
Jane Austen died in 1817. Credit: ITV News West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips


Jane Austen waxwork unveiled in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath will be unveiling a waxwork of the author which they believe is the closest likeness since she was alive nearly 200 years ago.

A portrait of the novelist will appear on £10 notes from 2017 Credit: Laura Lean/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The waxwork is the result of a three year project, and was modelled using eye-witness accounts, a forensic artist and a BAFTA award-winning costume designer.

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