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Jane Austen (novel)
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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? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Joe Wright 
 
Writing credits
Jane Austen (novel)

Deborah Moggach (screenplay)

Emma Thompson  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Jane Frazer .... co-producer
Debra Hayward .... executive producer
Paul Webster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
 
Cinematography by
Roman Osin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Tothill 
 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
 
Production Design by
Sarah Greenwood 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Bailie (supervising art director)
Nick Gottschalk 
Mark Swain 
 
Set Decoration by
Katie Spencer 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Durran 
 
Makeup Department
Fae Hammond .... hair designer
Fae Hammond .... makeup designer
Tracey Lee .... hair stylist
Tracey Lee .... makeup artist
Sarah Love .... hair stylist: Keira Knightley
Sharon Martin .... hair stylist
Sharon Martin .... makeup artist
Sarah Owen .... makeup trainee
Gemma Richards .... hair stylist
Gemma Richards .... makeup artist
Vivien Riley .... extras hair stylist (as Vivien J. Riley)
Vivien Riley .... extras makeup artist (as Vivien J. Riley)
Rupert Simon .... additional hair stylist
Rupert Simon .... additional makeup artist
Sue Westwood .... hair stylist (as Su Westwood)
Sue Westwood .... makeup artist (as Su Westwood)
 
Production Management
Simon Fraser .... production manager
Deborah Harding .... post-production supervisor
Claire Tovey .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director
Heidi Gower .... additional third assistant director
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Vicky Marks .... third assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director
Thomas Q. Napper .... second unit director (as Thomas Napper)
Emily Perowne .... trainee assistant director
Christian Rigg .... crowd third assistant director
Rupert Young .... additional third assistant director
 
Art Department
Liz Ainley .... production buyer
Fatiha Aitbadi .... greensman (as Fatiha Aitbadi Holden)
Pat Bailey .... painter
Paul Bale .... painter (as Paul Ball)
Joshua Barraud .... stand-by props (as Josh Barraud)
Ronald Bede .... stagehand (as Ron Bede)
Ray Bell-Chambers .... carpenter
Mark Bewley .... chargehand plasterer
Mark Billingham .... dressing propman
Gary Bird .... carpenter
Warwick Boole .... propmaker
Anna Bregman .... junior draughtsperson
David Calitz .... carpenter (as Dave Calitz)
Antonio Calvo-Dominguez .... draughtsperson
Alex Cameron .... draughtsperson
Marie Campbell .... stand-by greensperson
Alison Cardy .... assistant buyer
Netty Chapman .... stand-by art director (as Jeanette Chapman)
Jamie Churchouse .... chargehand plasterer
Raymond Churchouse .... head of department plasterer (as Ray Churchouse)
Paul Emerson .... dressing propman
Dave Engelman .... carpenter
Dave Evans .... painter
Glyn Evans .... chargehand painter
James Fennessy .... painter (as Jim Fenessy)
Laurent Ferrie .... drapes assistant
Neil Ferris .... prop runner
Joanna Foley .... assistant art director
John Folly .... chargehand stagehand
Colin Fox .... drapesman
Lee Goddard .... painter
Jorn Goller .... greensman
Cliff Haynes .... plasterer
David Haynes .... head of department painter
John Hext .... painter
Roger Holden .... key greensman
Will Holden .... greensman
Nigel Hughes .... scenic artist
Guy Hunt .... carpenter
Simon Hutchings .... stand-by painter
Roger Hutt .... chargehand plasterer
Lyndon Johnston .... stand-by props
Roger Kiff .... chargehand carpenter
Daniel King .... stand-by greensperson
Marketa Korinková .... art department detailist (as Markéta Korínková)
Amanda Leggatt .... art department assistant
Pete Lennox .... stand-by carpenter
Nick Linden .... carpenter
Steve Marquiss .... painter
Gary Martin .... dressing propman
Peter McCarroll .... plasterer
John Mister .... plasterer
Esta Morris .... property store person
Adrian Platt .... dressing propman
Gert Rademeyer .... carpenter
Nigel Ross .... stand-by stagehand
Steve Sibley .... painter
Keith Smith .... stagehand
Lance Smith .... painter
David Stapleton .... painter (as Dave Stapleton)
Tony Statham .... set scenic
Peter Taylor .... carpenter (as Pete Taylor)
Leigh Thurbon .... chargehand carpenter
Sophie Tyler .... assistant set decorator
Rachele Verrecchia .... fabric buyer
Stephen Watts .... plasterer (as Steve Watts)
Len Wheeler .... propmaker
Chris White .... chargehand carpenter
Steven Wilson .... head of department carpenter
Dennis Wiseman .... property master
Lee Wiseman .... dressing propman
Lotta Wolgers .... draughtsperson
Alex Abelman .... carpenter (uncredited)
Justin Chappell .... carpenter (uncredited)
Nick Cosens .... dressing props (uncredited)
Martin Kane .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Chris Atkinson .... cable person
Christopher Atkinson .... cableman
Martin Beresford .... sound playback operator
Steve Browell .... dialogue editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
Alex Ellerington .... foley supervisor
Olga FitzRoy .... assistant sound engineer
Jamie Gambell .... playback operator
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Marc Haefner .... foley editor
Marc Haefner .... foley mixer
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer
Danny Hambrook .... production sound mixer
Stuart Hilliker .... temp re-recording mixer
Catherine Hodgson .... sound supervisor
Jake Jackson .... assistant sound engineer
Martin Jensen .... re-recording mixing assistant
Adam Laschinger .... sound maintenance
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Becki Ponting .... dialogue editor
Andre Schmidt .... dialogue editor
Richard Stockdale .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Nick Taylor .... assistant sound engineer
Gary Thomas .... pre-record engineer
Alexander Beddow .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Colin Cooper .... adr mixer (uncredited)
David Tyler .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Hugh Goodbody .... special effects supervisor
Mark Holt .... special effects
Russell Pritchett .... special effects
Mickey Edwards .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Oliver Atherton .... compositor: Double Negative
Adrian Banton .... lead effects designer: Double Negative
Murray Barber .... compositor: Double Negative
Tim Baxter .... film recording: Capital FX
Jon Bowen .... compositor: Double Negative
Matthew Bristowe .... producer: MPC
Peter Chiang .... visual effects consultant: Double Negative
Sean Danischevsky .... compositor: Double Negative
Nick Dutton .... modeler
Michael Bruce Ellis .... lead effects designer: Double Negative (as Michael Ellis)
Richard Etchells .... online film editor: MPC
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: Double Negative
Alex Hope .... executive producer: Double Negative
Max Horton .... colourist: MPC
Steve Hunter .... modeler
Sarah Lockwood .... compositor: Double Negative
Begoña Lopez .... producer: MPC
Helena Masand .... 3D artist: Double Negative
Steve McGee .... compositor: Double Negative (as Steve Mcgee)
Ivan Mena .... compositor: Double Negative (as Ivan Mena Tinoco)
Neil Miller .... matte painter: Double Negative
Alice Mitchell .... compositor: Double Negative
John Moffatt .... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
Tristan Myles .... compositor: Double Negative
Gruff Owen .... compositor: Double Negative
Cristina Puente .... compositor: Double Negative (as Cristina Puente Raba)
Foad Shah .... compositor: Double Negative
Matthew Shaw .... compositor: Double Negative
William Skellorn .... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Jim Steel .... compositor: Double Negative
Andy Taylor .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Matthew Tinsley .... compositor: Double Negative (as Matt Tinsley)
Thomas Urbye .... online film editor: MPC
Niki Wakefield .... compositor: Double Negative (as Nikki Wakefield)
Pat Wintersgill .... online editor
Lisa Woodland .... compositor: Double Negative
Trevor Young .... compositor: Double Negative
George Zwier .... compositor: Double Negative
Denise Ballantyne .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Theo Diamantis .... digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
Andy Hague .... visual effects editorial (uncredited)
Steve Lynn .... technical support (uncredited)
Evonne Merlicek .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Ben Morgan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Alban Orlhiac .... lead texture artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
Xavier Roig .... generalist: Double Negative (uncredited)
Christopher Sweet .... studio assistant: Double Negative (uncredited)
Tara Walker .... digital artist (uncredited)
Sharon Warmington .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alessandro Novelli .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Simon Baker .... "a" camera operator/steadicam
Simon Baker .... camera operator
Jacob Barrie .... additional first assistant camera
Jon Beacham .... additional first assistant camera
Jessica Cole .... camera trainee
Jon Corbett .... rigging electrician
Tom Debenham .... director of photography: additional unit
Camilla Drennan .... camera trainee
Shay Gallagher .... rigger
Andy Gardner .... second assistant camera
Darren Grosch .... rigging electrician
Klaus Harnisch .... rigging gaffer
Garry Hedges Sr. .... rigging electrician (as Garry Hedges Snr.)
Gary Hedges .... electrician (as Garry Hedges)
Steve Hideg .... crane technician
Nick Kenealy .... video operator
Doug Lavender .... first assistant camera
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... grip (as Rupert Lloyd Parry)
Adrian Mackay .... electrician
Tom McFarling .... additional second assistant camera (as Tom Mcfarling)
Liam McGill .... gaffer (as Liam Mcgill)
Brian Mcgivern .... generator operator
Ivan Meagher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gary Nolan .... electrician
Ian Pape .... rigger
Greg Press .... stand-by rigger
Ron Shane .... rigging best boy
Thomas Townend .... camera operator (as Tom Townend)
Dave Wells .... trainee grip (as David Wells)
Iwan Williams .... best boy
Rene Adefarasin .... assistant camera: pick-up shots (uncredited)
Jason Coop .... daily second assistant camera (uncredited)
Niall Crawford .... electrician (uncredited)
Dai Evans .... grip (uncredited)
Andy Thomson .... crane technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Robin Hudson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Alford .... costume maker
Andrea Cripps .... assistant costume designer
Lee Croucher .... stand-by costumer
Charlotte Finlay .... costume supervisor
Andrew Fletcher .... crowd wardrobe coordinator
Tim Guthrie .... stand-by costumer
Tracey Millar .... costume assistant
Joanna Weaving .... costume breakdown
David Wootton .... stand-by costumer
Peter k Christopher .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Peter k Christopher .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Mark Ferguson .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Kirsty Wilkinson .... dresser: Judi Dench (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Denton Brown .... conforming editor
Amar Ingreji .... editor trainee
Dave Rees .... color grader
Tina Richardson .... apprentice editor
Bridgette Williams .... assistant editor
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator
Neil Williams .... conforming editor
Matthew Streatfield .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nick Angel .... music supervisor
James Bellamy .... music editor
Christopher Benstead .... additional music editor
Aidan Broadbridge .... musician: fiddle and dance music
Caroline Dale .... musician: cello soloist
Lucy Evans .... assistant score producer
Isobel Griffiths .... pre-record musicians booked by
Alexandra Hill .... music coordinator: Working Title Films
Charles Lane .... music consultant: Right Music Ltd.
Kirsten Lane .... music consultant: Right Music Ltd.
Michael Lewis .... piano preparation
William Lyons .... historical music advisor
William Lyons .... music arranger: historical dance arrangements
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Jake Roberts .... musical recording
Maggie Rodford .... music coordinator: Air-Edel
Hilary Skewes .... music coordinator: Buick Production
Tony Stanton .... music copyist
Jean-Yves Thibaudet .... musician: piano
Benjamin Wallfisch .... conductor
Benjamin Wallfisch .... orchestrator
Nick Wollage .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
John Atkins .... unit driver
Declan Barry .... costume truck driver
Mike Beaven .... transportation coordinator
Allan Bradshaw .... unit driver
Colin Bressington .... driver: costume
Alan Burrows .... stand-by driver: construction (as Allan Burrows)
John Fisher .... driver: construction department
Brian Heath .... stand-by driver: props
Peter Mercer .... unit driver
Shahin Moatazed-Keyvany .... unit driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver
Gavin Mullins .... driver: minibus
Ken Price .... camera driver
Eddie Rodmell .... driver: dressing props
Karen Russell .... driver: minibus
Colin Simmons .... driver: director
Barry Stone .... driver: makeup
 
Other crew
Jeff Abberley .... liaison: Scion Films
Christina Angeloudes .... paralegal: Working Title Films
Isabel Baquero .... assistant to choreographer
Julia Blackman .... liaison: Scion Films
Nicole Carmen-Davis .... liaison: Scion Films (as Nicole Carmen Davis)
Ruth Chan .... assistant: Dario Marianelli
Amy Coop .... location assistant (as Adam Coop)
Josephine Davies .... assistant: Joe Wright
Lara Davis .... production assistant
Megan Davis .... liaison: Scion Films
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan, Working Title Films (as Chloé Dorigan)
Paul Dray .... laboratory contact
Anna Edwards .... floor runner
Trisha Faulkner .... unit nurse
Julie Furber .... groom
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Fiona Garland .... assistant production coordinator
Shefali Ghosh .... chief financial officer: Working Title Films
Jane Gibson .... choreographer
Andrew Gilbert .... groom
Daniel Gill .... floor runner
Flax Glor .... publicist
Amelia Granger .... development executive: Working Title Films
John Gray .... coachman
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Aliza James .... assistant: Eric Fellner
Debbie Kaye .... horse master
Norman Kaye .... coachman
Pat Killeen .... supervising rigger (as Patrick Killeen)
Samantha Knox-Johnston .... production coordinator
Rowena Latiff .... floor runner
Sarah Lindfield .... production runner
Paul Lubicz .... trainer: Matthew Macfadyen
Ann Lynch .... co-executive coordinator: Working Title Films
Kenny MacDonald .... assistant coordinator: Working Title Films (as Kenny Macdonald)
Garry Marriott .... unit medic
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach (as Jill Mccullough)
Gráinne Mckenna .... senior legal and business affairs executive: Working Title Films
Suzanne Mills .... assistant: Paul Webster
Kay Mitchell .... rushes runner
Ben Morris .... business and legal affairs assistant
Angela Morrison .... chief operating officer: Working Title Films
Maggie Murray .... assistant accountant
Debbie Pursey .... advisor: Napoleonic Society
Charlie Reed .... floor runner (as Charles Reed)
Adam Richards .... location manager
Martyn Richmond .... location assistant
Liam French Robinson .... accounting assistant (as Liam Robinson)
Sheeraz Shah .... head of legal/business affairs: Working Title Films
Sarah Shepherd .... assistant location manager
Andy Slater .... stand-by health and safety officer
Albert Smith .... facilities captain
Charlie Somers .... location scout (as Charles Somers)
Rob Sorrenti .... behind-the-scenes
Claire Stewart .... production secretary
Ben Thomas .... liaison: Scion Films
Alistair Thompson .... financial controller
Mark Thompson .... security officer
Katharine Tidy .... home economist
Justin Trefgarne .... story editor
Jenny Uglow .... historical consultant
Lucy Wainwright .... business/legal affairs executive: Working Title Films
Marion Walton .... animal wrangler
Pam Weaver .... animal wrangler
Rachel Welch .... accounting assistant
Paul Williams .... stand-by health and safety officer
Nicki Willis .... groom
Ginnette Wilson .... production accountant
Michelle Wright .... head of production: Working Title Films
Sarah Jane Wright .... production executive: Working Title Films (as Sarah-Jane Robinson)
Lee Clyne .... unit medic (uncredited)
Guy Cowan .... caterer (uncredited)
Sandra Reis .... digital paint and rotoscope artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Chung Chung .... thanks: Sands Films
Christine Edzard .... thanks
Kate Harwood .... thanks
Hua Hua .... thanks: Sands Films
Dixie Linder .... thanks
Andrew Reis .... thanks
Pippa Reis .... thanks
Olivier Stockman .... thanks
Emma Thompson .... special thanks
Paul Tory .... thanks
John Wright .... thanks
Lyndie Wright .... thanks
Sarah Wright .... thanks
 

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements
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129 min | Canada:135 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Trivia:
The actresses who make up the Bennett family (Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Talulah Riley, and Carey Mulligan went to the Bennett house location, in Kent, before the crew, and played Sardines (similar to Hide and Seek in America) in order to get better acquainted with the house and each other before filming began.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the film, the Sun is on one side of the house, Lizzie walks from the rear to towards the front of the house, the camera enters a doorway to show Mary playing inside Longbourn, the Sun is low in the sky from the other side of the house. The scene has been filmed as a continuous shot but it is impossible for the Sun to have moved. In the commentary the director explains that the scene was cut as Lizzie passes behind some laundry - not "to indicate a passing of time" - but because he wanted to use the Sun from both sides of the house. He hoped the audience would "not notice the two Suns". It is a goof but it was intentionally done to make filming easier.See more »
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Jane Bennet:Lydia. Kitty.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008)See more »
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237 out of 420 people found the following review useful.
If you want to see one awful film this year ..., 29 September 2005
Author: seraph_sister from United Kingdom

From the film's first shot - Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet wandering reading through a field at dawn, thus invoking all the clichés cinema has developed to address the phenomenon of the strong-minded rebellious female character in period drama - I knew I was in for something to make me want to kill myself.

Joe Wright seemed not only to have not read the book, but to be under the regrettable misapprehension that what he was filming was not in fact Jane Austen's subtle, nuanced comedy of manners conducted through sparkling, delicate social interaction in eighteenth century English drawing-rooms, but a sort of U-certificate Wuthering Heights. Thus we were treated to every scene between Elizabeth and Darcy taking place outside for no apparent reason, in inappropriately rugged scenery and often in the pouring rain. Not to mention that Jane Austen, and in particular P & P, is not about passion, sexual tension or love. It's about different strategies of negotiating the stultification of eighteenth century society. Which was completely ignored, so that the Bennets' house was a rambunctious, chaotic place where everybody shouts at once, runs around, leaves their underwear on chairs, and pigs wander happily through the house; the society balls become rowdy country dances one step away from a Matrix Reloaded style dance-orgy; and everybody says exactly what they think without the slightest regard for propriety.

The genius of Jane Austen lies in exploring the void created by a society in which nobody says what they think or mean because of an overwhelming regard for propriety, and the tragic predicaments of her characters arise from misunderstandings and miscommunications enabled by that speechless gap. So both the brilliance of Jane Austen and the very factor that allows her plots - particularly in this film - to function was completely erased. Subtlety in general was nowhere int his film, sacrificed in favour of an overwrought drama which jarred entirely with the material and the performances.

It was so obviously trying to be a *serious* film. The humour - which IS Pride & Prejudice, both Austen's methodology and her appeal - was almost entirely suppressed in favour of all this po-faced melodrama, and when it was allowed in, was handled so clumsily. Pride & Prejudice is a serious narrative which makes serious points, yes, but those serious points and weightier themes are not just intertwined with the humour, they are embedded in it. You can't lose Jane Austen's technique, leaving only the bare bones of the story, and expect the themes to remain. Not even when you replace her techniques with your own heavy-handed mystical-numinous fauxbrow cinematography.

Elizabeth Bennett is supposed to be a woman, an adult, mature and sensible and clear-sighted. Keira Knightley played the first half of the film like an empty-headed giggling schoolgirl, and the second half like an empty-headed schoolgirl who thinks she is a tragic heroine. Elizabeth's wit, her combative verbal exchanges, her quintessential characteristic of being able to see and laugh at everybody's follies including her own, her strength and composure, and her fantastic clear-sightedness were completely lost and replaced with ... what? A lot of giggling and staring into the distance? Rather than being able to keep her head when all about her were losing theirs, she started to cry and scream at the slightest provocation - and not genuinely raging, either; no, these were petulant hissy fits. And where the great strength of Austen's Elizabeth (at least in Austen's eyes) was her ability to retain integrity and observance while remaining within the boundaries of society and sustaining impeachable propriety, Knightley's Elizabeth had no regard whatsoever for convention. Furthermore, she seemed to think that wandering around barefoot in the mud in the eighteenth century version of overalls established her beyond doubt as spirited and strong-minded, and therefore nothing in the character as written or the performance had to sustain it. An astonishingly unsubtle and bland performance. In which quest for blandness and weakness, she was ably matched by Matthew Macfayden.

Donald Sutherland as Mr Bennet seemed weak, ineffectual and permanently befuddled without the wicked sense of humour and ironic detachment at the expense of human relationships that makes Mr Bennet so fascinating and tragic. His special bond with Lizzie, as the only two sensible people in a world of fools, was completely lost, not least because both of them were fools in a world of fools, and that completely deprived the end of the film of emotional impact. Mr Bingley was no longer amiable and well-meaning to the point of folly, but was played as a complete retard for cheap laughs, and the woman who was playing Jane was so wildly inconsistent that she may as well not have tried to do anything with the character at all. The script veered wildly between verbatim chunks of Jane Austen - delivered with remarkable clumsiness - and totally contemporaneous language which would not be out of place in a modern day romantic comedy.

Just get the BBC adaptation on DVD and save yourself the heartache.

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