Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Romance | Drama
9.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.2/10 from 40,245 users  
Reviews: 390 user | 23 critic

Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 01 Feb 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pride and Prejudice (1995– )

Pride and Prejudice (1995– ) on IMDb 9.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pride and Prejudice.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn
North & South (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith
Emma (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller
Persuasion (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Rupert Penry-Jones
Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet
Northanger Abbey (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director: Jon Jones
Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley
Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, David Morrissey
Persuasion (1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Elizabeth Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mr. Darcy (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Jane Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Lydia Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mrs. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mr. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mr. Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Kitty Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
Lucy Briers ...
 Mary Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
...
 Miss Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
Lucy Robinson ...
 Mrs. Hurst (6 episodes, 1995)
Adrian Lukis ...
 Wickham (5 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mr. Collins (5 episodes, 1995)
...
 Charlotte Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)
...
 Maria Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)
Marlene Sidaway ...
 Hill, the housekeeper (4 episodes, 1995)
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ...
 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
Tim Wylton ...
 Mr. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mr. Hurst (4 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mrs. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
Nadia Chambers ...
 Miss Anne de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
David Bark-Jones ...
 Lt. Denny (4 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mrs. Phillips (4 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Benjamin ...
 Sir William Lucas (4 episodes, 1995)
Roger Barclay ...
 Capt. Carter (4 episodes, 1995)
...
 Georgiana Darcy (3 episodes, 1995)
Kate O'Malley ...
 Sarah, the maid (3 episodes, 1995)
Norma Streader ...
 Lady Lucas (3 episodes, 1995)
Paul Moriarty ...
 Col. Forster (3 episodes, 1995)
...
 Mrs. Forster (3 episodes, 1995)
...
 Col. Fitzwilliam (3 episodes, 1995)
Sarah Legg ...
 Hannah (2 episodes, 1995)
Annabel Taylor ...
 Maggie, the maid (2 episodes, 1995)
Harriet Eastcott ...
 Mrs. Jenkinson (2 episodes, 1995)
Natasha Isaacs ...
 Alice Gardiner (2 episodes, 1995)
Marie-Louise Flamank ...
 Kate Gardiner (2 episodes, 1995)
Roy Holder ...
 Hodge, the gardener (2 episodes, 1995)
Julian Erleigh ...
 William Gardiner (2 episodes, 1995)
Neville Phillips ...
 Fossett, the footman (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Staines ...
 Lt. Sanderson (2 episodes, 1995)
Jacob Casselden ...
 Robert Gardiner (2 episodes, 1995)
Edit

Storyline

Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orgullo y prejuicio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The black Spencer with flowers embroidered on the collar and sleeves worn by an extra at the wedding is the same costume worn by Jackie Smith-Wood (Mary Crawford) to walk with Fanny in Mansfield Park (1983), by Natasha Little (Augusta Leigh) to visit Byron at his London apartment in Byron (2003), and by an extra in the London street when the Dashwoods arrive in London in Sense & Sensibility (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles, one of the make-up artists is named as "Jennny Eades", but this is changed to the more usual spelling for "Jenny" in the final credits. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bennet: Til you or your sister Jane return, I shall not hear two words of sense spoken together.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Pride & Prejudice (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Pride and Prejudice
(Opening title music)
Composed by Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Doing justice to Jane Austen.
23 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a drama to rave about. I've not seen its like on television before; nor do I expect to see its like again. It was superb. It was almost perfect - though not quite.

It is rare to find a Jane Austen dramatisation that comes so near to being perfect on every level and that stays so true to the original novel. The greater part of the dialogue in the series is Jane Austen's own and every scene is included and follows the same chronological order. The drama departs from the novel in only two instances. In order to extend our knowledge of the characters of Darcy(Colin Firth), and Mr Collins(David Bamber), two scenes are added; to demonstrate that Darcy is not just an effete aristocrat but a real man worthy of Elizabeth's love we are shown him indulging in manly pursuits; fencing, and swimming in his private lake (it puzzles me why so many women seem to drool over his wet-shirt scene); and to demonstrate that Mr Collins is an idiotic, narrow- minded prude we are shown him trembling with embarrassment and horror when he happens to come across Lydia (Julia Sawalha) in a state of dishabille. David Bamber makes Mr Collins deliciously toadying and obsequious. A remarkable piece of acting.

It is its faithfulness to the original that makes this drama so good. No one has ever written a more tightly plotted novel. Its series of climaxes make the novel difficult to put down; just as one plot-line reaches its climactic conclusion, another is building. And the duel of wits and sharp dialogue between Darcy and Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle) as they get to know each other is entrancing. And then comes that moment. She is at the piano befriending Darcy's sister, Georgiana (Emilia Fox), when he holds her gaze with a silent declaration of his love and admiration. This involved a fine piece of editor-timing; a split second either way, either too long or too short, and the poignancy of that moment would have been lost. It is interesting to compare Colin Firth's Darcy with that of Lawrence Olivier's Darcy in the Hollywood film. Olivier falsely portraits him as appealingly shy and self-conscious. But Darcy was in no way shy, he was just proud, with every reason to have a good opinion of himself. He found it impossible to imagine that anyone in a lower strata of society, living in a small provincial town, could be his equal - until he met Elizabeth!

However, I felt there was one weak link in the chain of superb acting; Alison steadman. Many will disagree but I think she over-acted, turning her Mrs Bennet into a nerve- grating, neurasthenic caricature. But apart from that, I heartily recommend this video. Don't miss it. You'll not see its like again. I must just mention the charming piano music by Carl Davis, so beautifully evocative of a beautiful period in history (for the rich).


128 of 132 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wickham Should Have Been Better Looking ZoeyAKC101
Minutiae joes119-1
So Wickham Was A Pedophile? LetMeFly
Would Elizabeth had married Colonel Fitzwilliam if she could have? Jessica000
Lady Anne Darcy joes119-1
Odd omission has_no_pseudonym
Discuss Pride and Prejudice (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?