Dear Janeites, it is our pleasure to welcome Adrian Lukis as a guest on Austen Chat this month! You know and love him as the actor who played George Wickham in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice; more recently, he reprised his role in Being Mr. Wickham, the critically acclaimed one-man play he co-wrote with Catherine Curzon. Before his appearance at our AGM in Denver last month, Adrian graciously made time to sit down with us and discuss his experience filming the beloved miniseries, his show Being Mr. Wickham, and his thoughts on everyone’s favorite Austen rogue! You are cordially invited to listen in on the conversation in Episode 6 of our podcast.
Adrian Lukis has been acting since the tender age of nine, when he played St. George in the school play. He has enjoyed a varied and successful career in television, film, and theatre. Best known to JASNA members for his portrayal of Mr. Wickham in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Lukis has had recurring roles in The Bill, Judge John Deed, Peak Practice, Toast of London, and 2022’s SAS: Rogue Heroes. He is a familiar face in British dramas and mysteries, including Downton Abbey, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Death in Paradise, and Prime Suspect, as well as the speculative fiction series Black Mirror. Lukis co-wrote Being Mr. Wickham with Catherine Curzon.
Many thanks to Adrian for appearing as a guest on Austen Chat!
Listen to Episode 6
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