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Pride and Prejudice


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
(2016)

PP ZombiesStudio/Network: Lionsgate
Director: Burt Steers
Screenplay by: Burt Steers

Cast
Elizabeth Bennet - Lily James
Mr. Bingley - Douglas Booth
Mr. Wickham - Jack Huston
Mr. Darcy - Sam Riley
Jane Bennet - Bella Heathcote
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Unleashing Mr. Darcy (2016)

PP Unleash BigStudio/Network: Hallmark Channel
Director: David Winning
Screenplay by: Tina Booth

Cast 
Elizabeth Scott - Cindy Busby
Donovan Darcy - Ryan Paevey
Zara Darcy - Sarah Desjardins
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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2013)

PP LBDFind it on YouTube
Director/Creator: Hank Green and Bernie Su
Writers: Margaret Dunlap, Hank Green, Kate Rorick, Bernie Su

Cast 
Lizzie Bennet - Ashley Clements
Jane Bennet - Laura Spencer
Bing Lee - Christopher Sean
William Darcy - Daniel Vincent Gordh
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PP 2005Studio/Network: Focus Features
Director: Joe Wright
Screenplay by: Deborah Moggach
Soundtrack: Available

Cast 
Elizabeth Bennet - Keira Knightley
Jane Bennet - Rosamund Pike
Mr. Bingley - Simon Woods
Mr. Darcy - Matthew Macfadyen
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Bride and Prejudice (2004)

PP BaPStudio/Network: Miramax Films & Pathe Pictures
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Screenplay by: Paul Mayeda Berges & Gurinder Chadha
Soundtrack: Available

Cast 
Lalita Bakshi - Aishwarya Rai
Will Darcy - Martin Henderson
Mr. Balraj - Naveen Andrews
Jaya Bakshi - Namrata Shirodkar
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Pride and Prejudice (2003)

PP 2003Studio/Network: Excel Entertainment Group
Director: Andrew Black
Screenplay by: Anne Black, Jason Faller, & Katherine Swigert
Soundtrack: Available

Cast 
Elizabeth Bennet - Kam Heskin
Fitzwilliam Darcy - Orlando Seale
Jane Vasquez - Lucila Sola
Charles Bingley - Ben Gourley
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Pride and Prejudice (1995)

PP 1995Studio/Network: BBC and A&E
Director: Simon Langton
Screenplay by: Andrew Davies
Soundtrack: Available

Cast
Elizabeth Bennet - Jennifer Ehle
Fitzwilliam Darcy - Colin Firth
Jane Bennet - Susannah Harker
Charles Bingley - Crispin Bonham-Carter
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Pride and Prejudice (1980)

PP 1980Studio/Network: BBC
Director: Cyril Coke
Screenplay by: Fay Weldon

Cast 
Elizabeth Bennet - Elizabeth Garvie
Fitzwilliam Darcy - David Rintoul
Jane Bennet - Sabina Franklyn
Charles Bingley - Osmund Bullock
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Pride and Prejudice (1940)

PP 1941Studio: MGM
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Screenplay by: Aldous Huxley & Jane Murfin

Cast 
Elizabeth Bennet - Greer Garson
Mr. Darcy - Laurence Olivier
Jane Bennet - Maureen O'Sullivan
Charles Bingley - Bruce Lester
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For Your Consideration...


Twilight (2008)

PP TwilightAuthor Stephenie Meyer, an avowed admirer of Jane Austen, based Twilight on events and characters in Pride and Prejudice. When 17-year-old Bella Swan moves to a new school, she must cope with the rudeness of Edward Cullen, her handsome science lab partner. Edward is rich and intelligent, but his behavior toward Bella is at first cold and silent. He also happens to be a vampire, though his family is “vegetarian”—they do not drink human blood. The story of the couple’s unexpected romance is told with biting wit, as befits the adaptation of a novel in the Austen tradition. 

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

PP BJDHelen Fielding admitted that she wrote the first Bridget Jones novel as an homage to Pride and Prejudice, and when the film was made, who but Colin Firth could be cast as Mark Darcy? He smoldered as well as he had done in the period film, and had a much better haircut, though the end of the movie was changed and is less like Pride and Prejudice than in Fielding’s novel. 

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

PP YGMJaneite Nora Ephron wrote and directed this film, a remake of The Shop Around the Corner with influences of Pride and Prejudice. Meg Ryan plays Kathleen Kelly, owner of a small children’s bookstore, and Tom Hanks plays Joe Fox, whose family owns a large chain of bookshops that is forcing little stores like Kathleen’s out of business. They meet in an online chatroom and exchange anonymous e-mails; when they encounter one another in real life, not knowing that they are speaking with their e-mail buddy, they clash like another couple that Janeites love, Elizabeth and Darcy. Pride and Prejudice is Kathleen’s favorite novel; it is directly referenced several times in the film, and Joe reads the book (with Colin Firth on the cover!) to try to better understand her. See if you can spot a small homage to the 1980 BBC miniseries near the end of the film.

Wishbone: “Furst Impressions”

wishbone darcyWishbone was a children’s television show broadcast on PBS in the 1990s, featuring a Jack Russell terrier named Wishbone with a very active imagination. When Wishbone’s young owner’s life reflects classic literature, Wishbone takes the lead in acting out the work in question. He plays Mr. Darcy in “Furst Impressions,” the Wishbone adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and proves that every savage can indeed dance. These shows are currently being rebroadcast on PBS in some markets; as the saying goes, check your local listings!

Further Reading


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Pride and Prejudice