Emma is a new film starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn as the eponymous Emma and her Mr Knightley. The film from Autumn de Wilde, in her feature film debut, is a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel. For those who can’t make it to the cinema to watch it, is it available to stream online?

Can you watch the full movie of Emma online and is it legal?

Emma is only just in cinemas, and is not being distributed simultaneously with streaming services.

In some cases, movies receive what is known as simultaneous distribution, where it is available to stream or purchase for download online at the same time as a cinematic release.

However, this is not the case for Emma, and those attempting to stream it online illegally will incur major legal problems.

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Any website claiming to have the film for streaming or download is illegal.

The Digital Economy Act 2017 means people could now face ten-year prison sentences for illegally streaming copyrighted content.

To be sure you’re not watching copyrighted material, you should go direct to companies such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, according to FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).

To add further to these warnings, the CEO of FACT Kieron Sharp said: “There are now more ways than ever for consumers to watch movies and TV but not going to legitimate sources to watch new movies is not a grey area: it is against the law.

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“As well as being illegal, evidence shows that streaming pirated content is incredibly risky and can expose users to malware and inappropriate content.

“Not only does that deny the best viewing experience, it’s just not worth taking the chance.”

Fans should not have an issue finding a screening of Emma, however, as it has only recently come out and will therefore be likely available to see in the cinema for the next couple of weeks.

With that being said, for those who do not wish to see the movie in the cinema, they will have to wait some time before it comes out on DVD, Blu-ray or for download, if that is the case.

In fact, most movies take around three to six months to come out for home release, so Jane Austen fans desperate to watch the movie should do so by visiting the cinema.


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Who is in the cast of Emma?

Playing Emma Woodhouse is Anya Taylor-Joy, known for her roles in Split and The Witch.

Mr Knightley is played by folk singer Johnny Flynn, while her father Mr Woodhouse is played by the unforgettable Bill Nighy.

Harriet Smith is played by Mia Goth, known for her role in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, while Miss Bates is Miranda Hart and the playboy Frank Churchill is played by Callum Turner, famed for his role in BBC drama The Capture.

The Crown’s John O’Connor plays Mr Elton opposite Sex Education’s Tanya Reynolds as his wife, Mrs Elton.

Gemma Whelan and Sherlock’s Rupert Graves play Miss Taylor, who becomes Mrs Weston, and Mrs Weston, while Amber Anderson is the very-much-spoken-about Jane Fairfax.

Of course, some of England’s best actors feature in this film, so it will certainly be one which will hopefully captivate audiences while it is in cinemas.

Emma is out in cinemas now

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