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Pride and Prejudice 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (1995)
While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
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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
...  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
...  Georgiana Darcy 4 episodes, 1995
...  Hill / ... 4 episodes, 1995
...  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
...  Sir William Lucas 4 episodes, 1995
...  Capt. Carter 4 episodes, 1995
Kate O'Malley ...  Sarah, the maid / ... 3 episodes, 1995
...  Lady Lucas 3 episodes, 1995
Paul Moriarty ...  Col. Forster 3 episodes, 1995
...  Mrs Forster 3 episodes, 1995
...  Colonel 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 ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Marie-Louise Flamank ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
...  Hodge, the gardener 2 episodes, 1995
Julian Erleigh ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Neville Phillips ...  Fossett, the footman 2 episodes, 1995
...  Lt. Sanderson 2 episodes, 1995
Jacob Casselden ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Melvyn Tan ...  Forte Piano played by 2 episodes, 1995


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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Release Date:

14 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orgullo y prejuicio  »

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(6 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Susannah Harker was pregnant during filming, but was able to continue due to the cut of the costumes and some cleverly placed shawls. See more »


In the marriage proposal scene the clock on the mantel doesn't change time. It remains at 6:16 throughout the scene. See more »


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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Pride and Prejudice
(Opening title music)
Composed by Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan
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Quite simply the most flawless thing I've ever seen.
29 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Much had I heard of Jane Austen's legendary classic, "Pride and Prejudice", and so to kick off my summer I set about reading it. It was possibly the greatest book I'd ever read. I looked up the different screen adaptations of it, and found that Colin Firth had starred in one (I previously enjoyed him in "Bridget Jones's Diary" - which is, in fact, a semi-remake of Austen's tale - and "Love Actually"). So I traveled to my handy-dandy Borders store and picked up a DVD copy. As I walked out of the store, I hoped that I hadn't wasted $40 for this thing. And you know what?

It was worth every last penny.

"Pride and Prejudice" is quite simply the most flawless thing I've ever seen. The story involves Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle), who's opinion changes greatly of a seemingly very proud, rude man that moves into town. To sum up the whole story would be impossible, as there isn't really a simple lot.

First of all, let's examine the overall look of the thing. Simon Langton's direction is excellent, and he succeeds in getting the most breathtaking views of everything and anything. The production design and costuming is perfect, capturing the time without error, and the locations are simply gorgeous. Carl Davis' score is terrific and fitting (also to the times). Andrew Davies' script brings every last scene from the book and then pops in some new, being as absolutely faithful to the book as anyone could hope to be.

But now on to the casting. The cast is outstanding, although the film's one problem (albeit a very slight one) is the role of Mrs. Bennet, who - although wacky in the book - is completely over-the-top here and quite frequently even annoying. But the stars of the film couldn't be better. Jennifer Ehle is absolutely wonderful as Lizzy Bennet, and her eyes are so dazzling that they mesmerized me throughout the whole 300 minutes!

The show is completely stolen, however, by Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Colin Firth is not just playing Mr. Darcy; Colin Firth IS Mr. Darcy. He was born to play this role, and plays it so flawlessly, that it deserves to be considered one of the best performances any actor has ever given. Words cannot describe Firth's perfection as Darcy.

All in all, "Pride and Prejudice" is the greatest thing ever to air on television, and were it a film, it would be the greatest film of all-time. Those of you who have read the book shouldn't worry a bit about the long running time of the mini-series; as impossible as it seems, you shan't even notice. When I finished the series, I had such a feeling of satisfaction as no entertainment has ever before granted me.

This is perfection.

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