Pride & Prejudice - 2005


Pride & Prejudice (2005 film)

Pride & Prejudice
Directed by Joe Wright
Produced by Tim Bevan
Liza Chasin
Written by Screenplay:
Jane Austen
Deborah Moggach
Starring Keira Knightley
Matthew Macfadyen
Brenda Blethyn
Donald Sutherland
Rosamund Pike
Jena Malone
Simon Woods
Tom Hollander
Claudie Blakley
Rupert Friend
Kelly Reilly
Judi Dench
Music by Dario Marianelli
Distributed by Focus Features
Running time 127 min.
Language English
Budget US$28 million

Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. This Academy Award-nominated version is produced by Working Title Films, directed by Joe Wright and based on a screenplay by Deborah Moggach. It was released on September 16, 2005 in the UK and on November 11, 2005 in the US. It was filmed entirely on location around the UK in the summer of 2004 at stately homes, including Chatsworth House in Derbyshire (as Pemberley), Groombridge Place in Kent, Basildon Park in Berkshire (as Netherfield Park) and Burghley House in Lincolnshire (as Rosings).

Cast and crew

  • Keira Knightley as Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennet
  • Matthew Macfadyen as Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Bennet
  • Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennet
  • Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet
  • Jena Malone as Lydia Bennet
  • Carey Mulligan as Catherine "Kitty" Bennet
  • Talulah Riley as Mary Bennet
  • Dame Judi Dench as Lady Catherine de Bourgh
  • Simon Woods as Mr. Bingley
  • Kelly Reilly as Caroline Bingley
  • Claudie Blakley as Charlotte Lucas
  • Rupert Friend as Mr. Wickham
  • Tom Hollander as Mr. Collins
  • Penelope Wilton as Mrs. Gardiner
  • Peter Wright as Mr. Gardiner
  • Tamzin Merchant as Georgiana Darcy
  • Charlie Drysdale as The Gentleman Farmer


Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet
Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet

The 2005 film version of this novel received numerous positive reviews. Critics praised Keira Knightley for her portrayal of "Lizzy" Bennet, making her Academy Award nomination very well received. Reviews for the rest of the cast, particularly that of Matthew Macfadyen, came with high praise. Similarly, the movie's cinematography and score, written by Dario Marianelli and performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, received critical as well as public acclaim.

The movie garnered a number of nominations in the 2005/2006 Awards season, notably four nominations in the Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Keira Knightley, Achievement in Art Direction, Achievement in Costume Design, and Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score).

Box Office

The movie took the number one spot in the UK its first week; earning £2.5 million ($4.5 million) in 400 screens. It stayed on the top spot for two more weeks; earning a total of over £14 million at the UK box office at that time and was featured on 1,335 screens (at widest domestic release).

The film debuted with an opening weekend of 2.9 million USD on 215 screens. Two weeks later this increased to 1,299 screens, and the box office returns increased to 7.2 million USD. The film has grossed over $100 million US dollars worldwide.


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  • UK release: February 2, 2006
  • U.S. release: February 28, 2006



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