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Pride and Prejudice 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (1995)
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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 #50 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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
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 ...  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
Harriet Eastcott Harriet Eastcott ...  Mrs Jenkinson / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Natasha Isaacs Natasha Isaacs ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Marie-Louise Flamank Marie-Louise Flamank ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Roy Holder ...  Hodge, the gardener 2 episodes, 1995
Julian Erleigh Julian Erleigh ...  Gardiner Children 2 episodes, 1995
Neville Phillips ...  Fossett, the footman 2 episodes, 1995
Christopher Staines ...  Lt. Sanderson 2 episodes, 1995
Jacob Casselden Jacob Casselden ...  Gardiner Children 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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Trivia

In an interview fifteen years after the making of this series, screenwriter Andrew Davies said that at the moment that Darcy sees Elizabeth muddy and flushed from walking to Netherfield to see Jane, Davies wrote in the screenplay the stage direction that "this is the moment when Darcy suddenly realizes that he fancies Elizabeth very much and to his surprise he finds that he's got an erection." He said that he wrote this to make people laugh but also "for Colin to choose this as the moment when he's just got to act, being tremendously turned on." 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

Lady Catherine de Bourgh: I am most seriously displeased.
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Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Pride and Prejudice
(Opening title music)
Composed by Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan
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Probably the best BBC miniseries made-Austen would be proud...
20 September 2004 | by knightsofneechSee 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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Release Date:

14 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Dolby

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1.66 : 1
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