Articles Tagged 'Pride and Prejudice'

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25 Jane Austen Quotes to Live By

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen knows a thing or two. In fact, while her characters are sometimes vain and sometimes silly, they’re often supernaturally wise on matters of society, decorum and philosophy. And the reason for this is simple: So was Jane Austen. All of her novels and a good deal of […]


BBC’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’: Where Are They Now?

It may seem like BBC’s six-part miniseries Pride and Prejudice just aired, with the Jane Austen adaptation still having such a hold on us, but it’s actually been twenty years since its premiere in 1995. The story revolves around Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five unmarried daughters in 19th century England. With the 20th anniversary happening […]

Matt Smith Lands Role in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Whovian Austenites rejoice! The Hollywood Reporter today (September 17) broke the news that Matt Smith has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith‘s zombie charged adaptation of Jane Austen‘s most cherished novel. Natalie Portman was initially cast as Elizabeth Bennett when the film began production in 2009. Presently, Natalie has taken […]

Benedict Cumberbatch as Mr. Darcy for Give Up Clothes for Good

A Sole Picture of Benedict Cumberbatch as Wet Mr. Darcy

Let’s cut to the chase. Above and below these words is a photo that, if you have not already seen it, draws the eye in such a way that it really doesn’t matter what I’m saying right now. I could be describing a perfect ploughman’s lunch, describing one of the more arcane by-laws of cricket […]


5 British Literary Characters That Made a Comeback

Some literary creations are so potent they cannot be contained by one book, one series, or one author alone. They may make the move from the page to the stage, from the stage to the radio, from the radio to the television, and from the television to the movie screen, but what happens then? Well, […]


WATCH: Star-filled ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ Trailer

The new trailer for BBC1’s three-part miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley is topped up with some familiar faces. Welsh-born actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans) takes on the role of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in the made-for-TV adaptation of P.D. James 2011 novel by the same name. James’s story follows up Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, picking up […]

Dad’s Army

10 TV Shows That Explain British Culture

British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium –  has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, there’s a surprising amount of stuff to get through, not least because some of the nation exists on […]

Jane Austen Ring

Anonymous Donor Gives £100K to Keep Jane Austen Ring in the UK

An anonymous donation of £100K has been made to the Jane Austen’s House museum in hopes of keeping a gold and turquoise ring, once owned by the famous author Jane Austen, in the UK. The ring was up for auction at Sotheby’s in 2012 but the museum was outbid by American singer Kelly Clarkson, of […]


WATCH: Keri Russel Heads to ‘Austenland’ to Find Her Mr. Darcy

Keri Russell (The Americans) takes life into her own hands in the film adaptation of Shannon Hale’s novel Austenland. Russell’s character, Jane Hayes, is a 30-something New Yorker who is “secretly” consumed with the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth. Actually, it’s not much of a secret to anyone who knows her. […]

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