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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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Top Rated TV #33 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Lucy Briers ...  Mary Bennet 6 episodes, 1995
Anna Chancellor ...  Miss Bingley 6 episodes, 1995
Lucy Robinson ...  Mrs Hurst 6 episodes, 1995
Adrian Lukis 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
Emilia Fox ...  Georgiana Darcy 4 episodes, 1995
Marlene Sidaway ...  Hill / ... 4 episodes, 1995
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ...  Lady Catherine de Bourgh 4 episodes, 1995
Tim Wylton Tim Wylton ...  Mr. Gardiner 4 episodes, 1995
Rupert Vansittart ...  Mr Hurst 4 episodes, 1995
Joanna David ...  Mrs. Gardiner 4 episodes, 1995
Nadia Chambers Nadia Chambers ...  Miss Anne de Bourgh 4 episodes, 1995
David Bark-Jones 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
Kate O'Malley Kate O'Malley ...  Sarah, the maid / ... 3 episodes, 1995
Norma Streader ...  Lady Lucas 3 episodes, 1995
Paul Moriarty Paul Moriarty ...  Col. Forster 3 episodes, 1995
Victoria Hamilton ...  Mrs Forster 3 episodes, 1995
Anthony Calf ...  Colonel Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 1995
Sarah Legg Sarah Legg ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 1995
Annabel Taylor Annabel Taylor ...  Maggie, the maid 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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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pride and Prejudice See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Joanna David (Mrs. Gardiner) and Emilia Fox (Georgianna Darcy) are real life mother and daughter. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Elizabeth Bennet: Perhaps I didn't always love him as well as I do now, but in such cases as these a good memory is unpardonable.
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Connections

Follows Pride and Prejudice (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Pride and Prejudice
(Opening title music)
Composed by Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan
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All- time favourite
14 November 2005 | by taloolahSee all my reviews

this will be very biased - I love this series and practically know it by heart. When my video tape was wrecked from rewinding, I finally got myself the DVD... and still love to watch it.

This is the most complete adaption of the novel, and there are so many lovable details in it that just make it a very unique movie experience. There are however minor changes, due to the fact that each episode of the series had to be leaving the audience wanting more... but nothing that really differs from the original.

The actors are awesome - Colin Firth is and will be the one and only Darcy, and Jennifer Ehle was a wonderful Elizabeth - spirited, lively, yet still always within decorum ( only that her skirts were " 6 inches deep in mud, I assure you"). Jane is, although maybe not for our standards pretty, a very classic beauty, and very much in character.The Bingley sisters are wonderfully arrogant, and Bingley is such a nice guy - not the insipid undecided, but rather too much trusting those he holds dear. Mrs Bennet, though annoying, is wonderful, and Mr. Bennet, witty and sarcastic, a perfect choice....in short, the complete cast has so decidedly imprinted upon my image of the characters that I find it hard to imagine anyone else playing that particular role.

The movie works very efficiently and elegantly with flashbacks to tell the various sub-plots, yet remains focused on the main actions. The scenery is well made, and the costumes are beautiful. I liked the fact that each actor had a wardrobe just as they would have had had they lived in the time, and not a new dress for each new scene.

For us, it may be hard to acquaint oneself with the language of Jane Austen, the rules of decorum of her time, and the social standards and sets of rules. In watching the movie, a lot of these things come clear - visualization as a means of understanding the regency period.

On a last note - the music is awesome. I have the opening melody as my cellphone ring ever since my Cellphone was able too...;)

There are so many little details, over which discussions can be lead for hours and hours, or pages and pages, and this s one of the best parts about the movie - although it gives an interpretation, it is not finite. A perfect movie to visualize the novel,and a must-see.


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