Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
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Top Rated TV #35 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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 Elizabeth Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr Darcy (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Jane Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Lydia Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Kitty Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mary Bennet (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Miss Bingley (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs Hurst (6 episodes, 1995)
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 Wickham / ... (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr Collins (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Charlotte Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Maria Lucas (5 episodes, 1995)
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 Georgiana Darcy (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Hill / ... (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr Hurst (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs. Gardiner (4 episodes, 1995)
Nadia Chambers ...
 Miss Anne de Bourgh (4 episodes, 1995)
David Bark-Jones ...
 Lt. Denny (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs Phillips / ... (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Sir William Lucas (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Capt. Carter (4 episodes, 1995)
Kate O'Malley ...
 Sarah, the maid / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Lady Lucas (3 episodes, 1995)
Paul Moriarty ...
 Col. Forster (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs Forster (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Colonel Fitzwilliam (3 episodes, 1995)
Sarah Legg ...
 Hannah (2 episodes, 1995)
Annabel Taylor ...
 Maggie, the maid (2 episodes, 1995)
Harriet Eastcott ...
 Mrs Jenkinson / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Natasha Isaacs ...
 Gardiner Children (2 episodes, 1995)
Marie-Louise Flamank ...
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 Hodge, the gardener (2 episodes, 1995)
Julian Erleigh ...
 Gardiner Children (2 episodes, 1995)
Neville Phillips ...
 Fossett, the footman (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Staines ...
 Lt. Sanderson (2 episodes, 1995)
Jacob Casselden ...
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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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14 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orgullo y prejuicio  »

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(6 parts)

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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 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 »

Quotes

Miss Bingley: I believe I can guess your thoughts at this moment.
Mr. Darcy: I should imagine not.
Miss Bingley: You are thinking how insupportable it would be to spend many evenings in such tedious company.
Mr. Darcy: No, indeed, my mind was more agreeably engaged. I've been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.
Miss Bingley: And may one dare ask whose the eyes that inspire these reflections?
Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth Bennet's.
Miss Bingley: Miss Elizabeth Bennet. I am all astonishment.
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Connections

Featured in The Brontes at the BBC (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Pride and Prejudice
(Opening title music)
Composed by Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan
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It's about time!
22 December 1998 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

After so many years of seeing adaptations of Pride and Prejudice on stage, screen and television, I had long given up hope of an entertaining and faithful adaptation. Then a miracle! Class, style, humor and intelligence is alive and well! Direction, script and cinematography are all exceptional in A&E's production. Imagine watching a six-hour program over and over and over. It has to be done. Jennifer Ehle gives Elisabeth all the archness, tenderness, and homey wit that Austen could desire. Each individual cast member gives a memorable performance that makes the character real. Simon Langton, as director, has a real ear for dialogue and silence. Indeed, it is often the silences in conversation that are the most hilarious. The most serious fault in most previous productions was the casting of Darcy. A stiff actor in a stiff part gives you only a stiff character (even, God bless him, Olivier). If Darcy fails, the entire production is a waste. The inspired casting of Colin Firth in this production was defining. Putting Firth, a naturally lively chap, in the role was like harnessing energy. You can often feel that intensity of containment, which is just perfect for Darcy. This is a must-see for any loyal Austen reader or anyone else who likes romance, wit and social commentary all rolled into one. And pity Emma Thompson's Sense and Sensibility, which opened in the U.S. shortly after Pride and Prejudice debuted. Comparisons were inevitable and did not favor S&S.


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