JANE AUSTEN MOVIE CLUB: Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Welcome to the November meeting of Risky Regencies’ JANE AUSTEN MOVIE CLUB!

Because we at Risky Regencies aim to please, today we’ll be talking about the 1995 BBC/A&E miniseries of Pride and Prejudice.

Yes. That one.

The one with Colin Firth.

In a wet shirt.

(Not that I noticed or anything.)

So, whether you’ve seen this recently or a long time ago, tell us what you think!

Who did you like? Dislike?

How did you feel about the script? Costumes? Direction? Historical accuracy?

How true to the book did you find it?

To aid the discussion, here are the names of some of the folks who worked on or acted in this adaptation:

DIRECTOR: Simon Langton

SCREENPLAY: Andrew Davies


Elizabeth Bennet: Jennifer Ehle

Jane Bennet: Susannah Harker

Mary Bennet: Lucy Briers

Kitty Bennet: Polly Maberly

Lydia Bennet: Julia Sawalha

Mrs. Bennet: Alison Steadman

Mr. Bennet: Benjamin Whitrow

Darcy: Colin Firth

Bingley: Crispin Bonham-Carter

Caroline Bingley: Anna Chancellor

Mrs. Hurst: Lucy Robinson

Mr. Collins: David Bamber

Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Wickham: Adrian Lukis

Charlotte Lucas: Lucy Scott

Maria Lucas: Lucy Davis

Col. Fitzwilliam: Anthony Calf

Georgiana Darcy: Emilia Fox

Mr. Gardiner: Tim Wylton

Mrs. Gardiner: Joanna David

Anne de Bourgh: Nadia Chambers

Mr. Hurst: Rupert Vansittart

Ooh, look at that jealous glare…

Elizabeth Bennet got everything that Miss Bingley wanted…

Now…let the debate begin!

All comments welcome!

Cara King, great admirer of whoever made the stays for this production

About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother's Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING'S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club's award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011. When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.
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