Jennifer Ehle is a bit too old to be Elizabeth (Austen’s Lizzie was 20; Ehle was 26 in 1995), but Ehle nevertheless fills the role well.
She said of filming: “I thought I was the luckiest person in the world to spend an entire summer being Elizabeth Bennet.” This joy and passion shines through her character.
Darcy is a much more prominent character in 1995 than in any other adaptation–or even in Jane Austen’s novel.
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If you like what you see, subscribe here for free updates, or you can "like" the MMD facebook page here and receive new posts in your news stream. The 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice was born out of director Sue Birtwistle’s vision for a modern day version: she wanted her film to be a faithful adaptation that’s “a fresh, lively story about real people.
She needs to marry money but she’s determined to marry the man she loves.
She’s a great character.” Davies’ goal was to transfer Jane Austen’s Elizabeth to the screen as accurately as possible.
And make it clear that, though it’s about many things, it’s principally about sex and it’s about money: those are the driving motives of the plot.” What’s this version like?P&P 1995 is the first adaptation done on film (as opposed to videotape), which lends it a light and free and Darcy.