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Pride and Prejudice [1995] (2 discs)

Director:Simon Langton
Writer:Andrew Davies
Composer:Carl Davis
Length:300 minutes
(5 hours 0 minute)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:9.3/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Elizabeth Bennet's life gets completely upturned with the arrival of a charming young man and his somewhat reclusive friend.

Reaction: This is a great telling of this classic story, and has become quite the definitive version.

Personal Rating: 10/10

Simon Langton => Director
Andrew Davies => Writer
Carl Davis => Composer
Jane Austen => Book
Adrian Lukis => Wickham
Alison Steadman => Mrs. Bennet
Anna Chancellor => Miss Bingley
Anthony Calf => Col. Fitzwilliam
Barbara Leigh-Hunt => Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Benjamin Whitrow => Mr. Bennet
Christopher Benjamin => Sir William Lucas
Colin Firth => Mr. Darcy
Crispin Bonham-Carter => Mr. Bingley
David Bamber => Mr. Collins
David Bark-Jones => Lt. Denny
Emilia Fox => Georgiana Darcy
Harriet Eastcott => Mrs. Jenkinson
Jennifer Ehle => Elizabeth Bennet
Joanna David => Mrs. Gardiner
Julia Sawalha => Lydia Bennet
Lucy Briers => Mary Bennet
Lucy Davis => Maria Lucas
Lucy Robinson => Mrs. Hurst
Lucy Scott => Charlotte Lucas
Lynn Farleigh => Mrs. Phillips
Marlene Sidaway => Hill, the housekeeper
Nadia Chambers => Miss Anne de Bourgh
Norma Streader => Lady Lucas
Paul Moriarty => Col. Forster
Polly Maberly => Kitty Bennet
Roger Barclay => Capt. Carter
Rupert Vansittart => Mr. Hurst
Susannah Harker => Jane Bennet
Tim Wylton => Mr. Gardiner
Victoria Hamilton => Mrs. Forster

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Julia Sawalha (Lydia Bennet) is actually a year older than Jennifer Ehle, even though she plays her younger sister by five years.
  • Susannah Harker was pregnant during filming, but was able to continue due to the cut of the costumes and some cleverly placed shawls.
  • Someone had waxed the floor the night before filming the scene at Lucas Lodge where Lydia and Kitty start an impromptu dance, making it too slippery (and therefore dangerous) to dance on. After the crew tried a number of different chemicals to try and remove the wax, someone had the brilliant idea of pouring Coca Cola all over it.
  • According to the DVD extras, Colin Firth initially declined the role of Mr. Darcy.
  • Anna Chancellor (Miss Bingley) is actually related to Jane Austen. Chancellor is a direct descendant of Austen's elder brother, Edward.
  • [?] Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones's Diary had both the character of Mr. Darcy from this production and the actor Colin Firth in mind when she created the character Mark Darcy in "Bridget Jones." Colin Firth played Mark Darcy in the "Bridget Jones's Diary" movie.
  • Crispin Bonham-Carter (Mr. Bingley) originally auditioned for the part of George Wickham while Lucy Davis (Maria Lucas) originally auditioned for the part of Lydia Bennet.
  • Susannah Harker, who plays Jane, is the daughter of [?] Polly Adams, who played Jane in the 1967 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice.
  • Joanna David (Mrs. Gardiner) and Emilia Fox (Georgianna Darcy) are real life mother and daughter.
  • The grand estate of Pemberley doesn't actually exist. The exteriors of the house belong to Lyme Park and the interiors belong to Sudbury Hall.