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P&P (2005) For Dummies: More Fans FAQ Answered

Continuing a series of articles here for our Frequently Asked Questions (aka P&P 2005 for Dummies) section answering at least most of your questions ...

The first 30 were already posted 5 days ago. 5 More FAQ with Q&A are posted here.

READ on! All you ever wanted to know about the 2005 Oscar Nominated film, Pride & Prejudice (the cast, characters, and more!) ...

31. Who was Sarah Simms that Lydia Bennet mentioned in the film?
Lydia mentions passing Sarah Sims on her way back to Longbourn. Sarah Sims was an actress in Jane Austen's time.

32. Was Rosamund Pike Joe Wright's first choice to play Jane Bennet in this film?
Yes, Rosamund Pike was Joe Wright's first choice for the role of Jane.

33. How did Donald Sutherland got cast in this film?
According to Joe Wright, he cast Donald Sutherland after seeing him in Cold Mountain (2003). Sutherland reminded Wright of his father.

34. Is it true that Matthew Macfadyen has a very poor eyesight and was instructed to follow the red waving flag to walk in the misty morning scene?
Yes, according to director Joe Wright, on his dvd commentary, Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy) has very poor eyesight. In the misty morning shot, the director, Joe Wright, was behind the camera waving a red flag so Macfadyen knew where to walk.

35. What was the name of the song playing during the Netherfield Ball (Mr. Bingley's private Ball) when Mr. Darcy and Caroline Bingley were dancing?

During Mr. Bingley's private ball, when Ms. Bingley and Mr. Darcy are dancing with each other, Ms. Bingley says, "I can't help feeling that someone is going to produce a piglet and make us chase it." The song they were dancing to is called "The Tithe Pig."

More will be posted here soon! Keep checking this topic for more in the upcoming blog entries!


  1. I did'nt know Rosamund turned down the role of Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for this!

    I'm glad she did, because it was the best descision ever! :)

  2. JW, regarding the role of Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter, I just found a recent interview article of RP that she didn't turn it down as she wasn't even asked. So, I edited out that part and will post a new one for that with RP's interview/article correction, lol.

  3. I'll include it in the next P&P Dummies blog post, I mean.

  4. Oh thanks Jeane, I saw that now. :)


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