So, apart from Laurence Olivier, David Rintoul, Colin Firth and Matthew MacFadyen, who makes the best Darcy? It’s a bit of a wooden spoon contest of course, but nevertheless enough to occupy my little mind, and hopefully the larger minds of our dear readers. I’m talking about the Darcys of Bride and Prejudice, Pride and [...]
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Here are My Pride and Prejudice’s all time top 10 pictures of the ‘illiberal’ minded, nerve suffering but hilarious Mrs Bennet. In no particular order and from all the major screen and TV adaptations we have Brenda Blethyn (2005), Alison Steadman (1995), Priscilla Morgan (1980), Mary Boland (1940) and Alex Kingston (lost in Austen).
Here are My Pride and Prejudice’s all time top 10 pictures of the ‘handsome’, ‘affable’ and infinitley ‘agreeable’ Mr Bingley. In no particular order and from all the major screen and TV adaptations we have Simon Woods (2005), Crispin Bonham-Carter (1995), Osmund Bullock (1980), Bruce Lester (1940) and Tom Mison (lost in Austen).
OK, so Pemberley might be an imaginary place, but the beautiful stately homes that play the role in the 1995 BBC adaptation and the 2005 movie certainly fill its britches admirably. Likewise, the other houses chosen for Longbourn, Netherfield and Rosings have also become hugely evocative locations for P&P fans. For lovers of the novel [...]
One of the many things I enjoyed about the Lost in Austen TV series was Alex Kingston’s Mrs Bennet. The show approached Pride and Prejudice with all the studied reverence of a rabid baboon at a prayer meeting but, while it obviously ran roughshod over the storyline, its approach to the characters was more complicated. [...]
Here are My Pride and Prejudice’s all time top 10 pictures of the beautiful, kind and good-natured Jane Bennet.In no particular order and from all the major screen and TV adaptations we have Rosamund Pike (2005), Susannah Harker (1995), Sabina Franklyn (1980), Maureen O’Sullivan(1940) and Morven Christie (lost in Austen).