Starring as the Austen novice, recently divorced and British-ism spouting tourist Miss Charming is Jennifer Coolidge. If you love Jennifer Coolidge (and of course you do) you will die when you see her as Miss Charming. She's best known for Legally Blonde, American Pie, A Cinderella Story, and CBS's Two Broke Girls, as well as several Christopher Guest movies. Years ago after seeing Jennifer Coolidge in Best in Show, I began writing Miss Charming's character with her in mind, the only time I've cast a character in my mind while writing. Can you imagine how excited I was when she accepted the part?
James Callis is Austenland's exquisite Colonel Andrews. He is best known as Bridget's best friend in the Bridget Jones's Diary movies and as Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Galactica. He's a brilliant actor and so, so funny. This clip is from an episode of Portlandia. Two people are obsessed with Battlestar Galactica and get the real James Callis and Edward James Olmos to come do a table read of a script they wrote.