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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
14 January 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Doing justice to Jane Austen. See more (388 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 41 of 42)

Jennifer Ehle ... Elizabeth Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)

Colin Firth ... Mr. Darcy (6 episodes, 1995)

Susannah Harker ... Jane Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)

Julia Sawalha ... Lydia Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)

Alison Steadman ... Mrs. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)

Benjamin Whitrow ... Mr. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)

Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Mr. Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)

Polly Maberly ... Kitty Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
Lucy Briers ... Mary Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)

Anna Chancellor ... Miss Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
Lucy Robinson ... Mrs. Hurst (6 episodes, 1995)
Adrian Lukis ... Wickham (5 episodes, 1995)

David Bamber ... Mr. Collins (5 episodes, 1995)

Lucy Scott ... Charlotte Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)

Lucy Davis ... 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)

Rupert Vansittart ... Mr. Hurst (4 episodes, 1995)

Joanna David ... Mrs. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
Nadia Chambers ... Miss Anne de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
David Bark-Jones ... Lt. Denny (4 episodes, 1995)

Lynn Farleigh ... Mrs. Phillips (4 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Benjamin ... Sir William Lucas (4 episodes, 1995)
Roger Barclay ... Capt. Carter (4 episodes, 1995)

Emilia Fox ... 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)

Victoria Hamilton ... Mrs. Forster (3 episodes, 1995)

Anthony Calf ... 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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Series Directed by
Simon Langton (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Jane Austen (6 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Davies (6 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Sue Birtwistle .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Delia Fine .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Julie Scott .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Kenway (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Film Editing by
Peter Coulson (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Production Design by
Gerry Scott (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Collins (6 episodes, 1995)
Mark Kebby (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Dinah Collin (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Makeup Department
Caroline Noble .... hair designer / makeup designer (6 episodes, 1995)
Jenny Eades .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Philippa Hall .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Ashley Johnson .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Production Management
Paul Brodrick .... production manager (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne-Marie Crawford .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Amanda Neal .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Melanie Panario .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Pip Short .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Sarah White .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Department
Sara Richardson .... property master (6 episodes, 1995)
Liz Friedman .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Barry Moll .... construction manager (2 episodes, 1995)
Marjorie Pratt .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1995)
John Salisbury .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1995)

Richard Kelloway .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
John Downer .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1995)
Michael Feinberg .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1995)
Brian Marshall .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1995)
Rupert Scrivener .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1995)
Keith Pamplin .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1995)

Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Graham Brown .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Brookes .... best boy (6 episodes, 1995)
Adam Coles .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 1995)
Liam McGill .... lighting gaffer (6 episodes, 1995)
Roger Pearce .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1995)
Brendan Judge .... grip (2 episodes, 1995)
Rob Southam .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1995)
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yves Barre .... costume design assistant (2 episodes, 1995)
Donna Nicholls .... wardrobe mistress (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael Purcell .... wardrobe master (2 episodes, 1995)

Richard Cooke .... costume trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Fiona B. McTavish .... post-production (6 episodes, 1995)
Julius Gladwell .... first assistant film editor (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
Andrew Shulman .... musician: cello soloist (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ian Yea .... facilities driver (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Other crew
Sam Breckman .... location manager (6 episodes, 1995)
David Coatsworth .... key armourer (6 episodes, 1995)
Susie Conklin .... script editor (6 episodes, 1995)
Suzanne McGeachan .... continuity (6 episodes, 1995)
Janet Radenkovic .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Melvyn Tan .... fortepiano (6 episodes, 1995)
Jane Gibson .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1995)
Maggie Anson .... contracts executive (2 episodes, 1995)
Elaine Dawson .... assistant production accountant (2 episodes, 1995)
Vic Young .... production operative supervisor (2 episodes, 1995)
 

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55 min
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Trivia:
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) (TV), 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) (TV). The Spencer also appears, without the striped gown, in "Little Dorrit" (2008), worn by Emma Pierson as Fanny Dorrit.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
[They are discussing the fact that Wickham has, in essence, extorted from them a fortune for the misery he is likely to face in marrying Lydia]
Mr. Bennet:I should have taken better care of you all.
[Bitterly]
Mr. Bennet:The satisfaction of prevailing upon one of the most worthless young men in Britain might then have rested in its proper place. As it is, the thing is done - with extraordinarily little inconvenience to myself. When you take into account what I shall save on Lydia's board and pocket allowance, I am scarcely ten pounds a year worse off.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Real Jane Austen (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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What are the titles for the songs that the various characters play and sing?
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125 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
Doing justice to Jane Austen., 23 May 2005
Author: kenneth groom (keng5@mac.com) from United Kingdom

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).

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