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Pride & Prejudice

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Pride & Prejudice 2005 U

135 mins USA Director. Joe Wright

Working Title, the British production company known for its mastery of the rom-com, returned to the ultimate source of light-hearted love fiction, Jane Austen, for this acclaimed adaptation. Newcomer Matthew Macfadyen makes an excellent Mr Darcy, while Knightley is in her element as Elizabeth Bennet; her performance earning the film one of four Oscar nominations.

Director Joe Wright (who won a Bafta for Best British Newcomer for this his debut film) imbues the production with an edge of realism honed from his background in gritty TV drama. There’s also a sense of youthful verve to this translation, which still retains Austen’s sense of irony and razor-sharp wit.

Emma Thompson, fresh from her own Austen adaptation Sense and Sensibility in 1999, was an uncredited script advisor on the film.

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Directed by

Joe Wright

Featuring

Rosamund Pike

Tom Hollander

Donald Sutherland

Brenda Blethyn

Matthew Macfadyen

Keira Knightley

Genres

Romance Drama

Collection

Oscars - Best Leading Role Best of BAFTA Fools For Love Love Based on the Book… Closed Captions

Certificate

U Contains very mild innuendo and language

Released

2005

Country

USA

Language

English

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