Pride and Prejudice (1995)

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

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 Elizabeth Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Darcy (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Jane Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Lydia Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Kitty Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mary Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Miss Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
Lucy Robinson ...
 Mrs. Hurst (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Wickham (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Collins (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Charlotte Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Maria Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Hill, the housekeeper (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
Tim Wylton ...
 Mr. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Hurst (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
Nadia Chambers ...
 Miss Anne de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
David Bark-Jones ...
 Lt. Denny (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs. Phillips (4 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Benjamin ...
 Sir William Lucas (4 episodes, 1995)
Roger Barclay ...
 Capt. Carter (4 episodes, 1995)
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 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)
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 Mrs. Forster (3 episodes, 1995)
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 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)
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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>

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Orgullo y prejuicio  »

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The green striped gown with velvet Spencer jacket Anna Chancellor (Caroline Bingley) wears at Netherfield Hall is the same costume worn by Julia Davis (Elizabeth Elliot) at Kellynch Hall in Persuasion (2007), Vicki Pepperdine (Ann Dobbin) in the park scenes in Vanity Fair (1998), and an extra at the London party where Annabella Milbanke meets Byron in Byron (2003). The Spencer also appears, without the striped gown, in Little Dorrit (2008), worn by Emma Pierson as Fanny Dorrit. See more »

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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

Miss Bingley: I believe I can guess your thoughts at this moment.
Mr. Darcy: I should imagine not.
Miss Bingley: You are thinking how insupportable it would be to spend many evenings in such tedious company.
Mr. Darcy: No, indeed, my mind was more agreeably engaged. I've been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.
Miss Bingley: And may one dare ask whose the eyes that inspire these reflections?
Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth Bennet's.
Miss Bingley: Miss Elizabeth Bennet. I am all astonishment.
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Referenced in I Capture the Castle (2003) See more »

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Pride and Prejudice
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Performed by Melvyn Tan
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Probably the best BBC miniseries made-Austen would be proud...
20 September 2004 | by (Memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of the Jane Austen novel is really incredible. Set design and costumes are very believable and the acting is practically perfect for most of characters.

A few comments on costume: one of the most believable aspects of the details put into this miniseries has to do with the costumes. Elizabeth and Jane are both adorned simple enough to convey a Christian background and some decor and modesty, as they would have properly been dressed during this time, yet the costumers could have expanded their wardrobe as you see many times in American films (the 1999 version of Emma comes to mind here, particularly) and yet at the time, the women would *not* have had 10 different ensembles to wear at special events. I honestly admired the holding back of their wardrobes to a few gowns rather than having gone overboard as you often see! The women who were of higher stature were properly attired in their jewels and every costume fit the character and situation beautifully. This and the musical score are two of the biggest highlights, I felt.

I would also like to give props to Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth who were cast wonderfully. Jennifer was able to convey a sort of devilish satire and quick wit which I thought suited her exceedingly well and accentuated the wit Austen was trying to get across in the novel. Firth held back and it suited his character. He shows a quiet power, a feeling of disdain and complexity in his acting that worked well for the first half of the miniseries and then turned this into admiration and openness later as the story develops. By the time he declares his undying love to Elizabeth you get the impression he is ready to burst open and you breathe a huge sigh of relief for him, yet the energy continues to pulse. Its a great thing to watch..

I would recommend this miniseries to anyone, especially those not yet familiar with Austen. This specific miniseries is so well done many people I have watched it with have sparked incredible interests in the intrigues of Austen's works. Good job BBC!


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