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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:
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
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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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Lyme Park was the location used for the exterior of Pemberly, Mr. Darcy's estate. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Mary Bennet: It behooves us all, to take very careful thought before pronouncing an adverse judgment on any of our fellow men.
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Pride and Prejudice
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Quite simply the most flawless thing I've ever seen.
29 June 2004 | by Tom_BentonSee 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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