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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Must-See Winter/Spring 2017 TV & Films starring Pride & Prejudice (2005) Actors

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2016 is now last year and we're now in the the middle or close towards the end of January in the New Year 2017! You know what that means, right? New TV series/returning shows and movies to look forward to this Winter and Spring from our favorite P&P (2005) actors! Continuing my annual list of some Pride & Prejudice (2005) alumni (and director Joe Wright) with a new movie and TV series or mini-series starting this month of January through April of 2017 (as well as a few upcoming films to see in mid to late 2017!).

Featured P&P (2005) actors: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund PikeJena MaloneKelly Reilly, Rupert Friend, Tamzin Merchant, Tom Hollander, Donald SutherlandBrenda Blethyn, and . Plus P&P director Joe Wright's upcoming film.

The following P&P '05 actors has new films (and returning TV series) to be released this Winter/Spring...

More posters, stills, and a February US theatrical release for Rosamund Pike's A United Kingdom film!

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More new US and UK posters has been released (via Pathe UK) for Belle director Amma Asante’s latest film A United Kingdom starring Rosamund Pike with her Jack Reacher co-star David Oyelowo (who co-produced the film). The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto Int. Film Festival) last year (September 9th). It served as the Opening Night gala of the 60th BFI London Film Festivalwith its European premiere set for Wednesday, October 5th. As for the U.S. Theatrical Release, after the premiere of the movie at TIFF last September, Fox Searchlight bought the North American rights to this film with a February 10, 2017 release.

For now, check out the following US and UK promotional posters and some stills for A United Kingdom below...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

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2016 has been a good year for this P&P '05 Blog and it's all because of YOUThank YOU all so much for visitingreading, and commenting here and for making this year, a wonderful year! Like last year, I had a great time posting, updating, and keeping this Blog and P&P movie alive, at least for most of this year. My favorite moments and posts this year has to be: SPEND THE HOLIDAY WITH ELIZABETH & MR. DARCY: Pride & Prejudice Inspired Holiday Reads & Cozy Accessories (by Natasha Shubrick), Q&A with Teri Wilson, author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy, and another Q&A with Cindy Busby, star of Unleashing Mr. Darcy posts. Hope to continue and keep going this year (2017) and beyond...well hopefully for many more years to come (or for as long as I can).

Special THANK YOU to my friend and P&P Blog Contributor this year: !

I would like to wish all the P&P/Jane Austen fans around the world, frequent visitors, and faithful readers of this blog here a...

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all the devoted Pride & Prejudice Fans, visitors, and all the faithful P&P Blog Readers here today a very...

SPEND THE HOLIDAY WITH ELIZABETH & MR. DARCY: Pride & Prejudice Inspired Holiday Reads & Cozy Accessories

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Austenesque/Pride & Prejudice Holiday Themed Reads & Cozy Accessories

Looking for something to read as the festive season winds to a close? Well turn off the TV and warm your heart with Christmas themed reads that will satisfy the Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice fan who can appreciate a good retelling or variation inspired by her work.

The one thing that we can all probably agree on is that reading a Holiday romance around this time of year makes everything feel just a little bit more magical.  There’s just something that makes us want to curl up somewhere cozy with a familiar, feel-good story.  Even though it may be cliché, the thought of sitting by a fireplace, reading nook, or getting into bed early to settle down with a new tome is a comforting and wonderful experience.  Nothing quite celebrates the feeling of the season like an engaging and utterly charming book.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

P&P NewsBits: Keira Knightley to Return to Pirates of the Caribbean 5? Matthew Macfadyen joins The Current War film, Rosamund Pike's A United Kingdom in US Theaters February 2017, First Look at Kelly Reilly in Britannia, and more!

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Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting callsfilm synopsistrailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike,Jena Malone, Tamzin Merchant, Judi Denchand Rupert Friend all in one post!  

First up...

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy 241st Birthday Jane Austen!

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Happy 241st Birthday to the lovely, genius and way ahead of her time, beloved English novelist, the one and only, JANE AUSTEN!

Worth re-posting every year (and slightly edited and updated) for your FYI...

Remembering and celebrating her birthday today, Jane Austen, the woman who wrote the original Pride and Prejudice novel (which had been made into several TV and Film adaptations including the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice), which was her first (can you believe unsuccessful?!) submission to a publisher back in 1797 (218 years ago) titled "First Impressions" (later changed to "Pride and Prejudice"). She revised "First Impressions" and published it entitled "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813 (203 years ago, 11 months ago this year!).

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all my fellow American P&P Fans, readers, and visitors of this blog who are celebrating Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day (the traditional U.S. Holiday) today, just want to wish you all a very...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Working Title and Focus Features reveal creative team of Joe Wright's Darkest Hour

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Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright is currently filming the Darkest Hour with Working Title Films and Focus Features releasing the first image of lead star Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. (See movie still above ^). They also recently revealed the creative team behind this movie along with JW. Looks like a few of JW's most frequent collaborators starting from his very first feature film (P&P) are back working with him in this new film. Oscar Nominees and Winners* such as Dario Marianelli (nominated for P&P, Atonement, Anna Karenina and winner for Best Original Score for JW's *Atonement),  (nominated for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Pride & Prejudice, Atonementand winner in *Anna Karenina),  (nominated for Best Production Design for P&P, Atonement, and Anna Karenina), and Katie Spencer (nominated for Best Set Decorator/Production Designer for P&P, Atonement, and Anna Karenina). Plus producers such as Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and some new very talented and also Oscar nominees collaborators, which you can read below...

Watch: Peter Wight in Netflix's The Crown starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith

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I recently finished watching (in less than a day), Netflix's new original miniseries The Crown (The early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England is portrayed) starring Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Matt Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). It premiered earlier this month, November 4th with ten episodes. Having not read any news (other than it was going to be on Netflix and I didn't know who the actors were going to be in the main cast either) or spoilers about this miniseries. I thought it would be done after 10 episodes, but it looks like, this was just season one and season two is coming soon. When? I don't know, but I sure can't wait! I got hooked watching this miniseries, since I love watching period dramas and especially with the royals or monarchies (ie. The Young Victoria, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Duchess, etc.). I thought this was a very good and a must-watch miniseries (I was fascinated by it, whether it was accurate or not about Queen Elizabeth's life story in her early reign) with a great ensemble cast, beautiful score, great production quality and writing. It got me hooked watching and what a pleasant surprise to see Peter Wight (aka P&P 2005 movie's own Mr. Gardiner) albeit in a cameo role as a Newspaper editor in Episode 6! I thought he looked familiar! I didn't know he was in this drama. So, that was interesting and yet so random at the same time. If you haven't seen this yet, I highly recommend you do. This Thanksgiving break would be the best time to binge-watch this, if you have the time to watch, of course.

Watch the trailer for The Crown below...

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