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You may have noticed the new slight changes to this blog upon visiting here today. I've just updated it with a new designer layout: Picture Window template by Josh Peterson. Powered by Blogger... I kept the same header banner (as I love what has been up there for over 2 years now and besides I'm not good with making banners, so that's another reason I didn't change it...unless someone can make a new one for this blog I'll be glad to use it, lol). I added removed the a different menu links (below the main header banner)...at least temporarily, for now. I'll have it back up as soon as I have a new code to replaced the old one that fits the new layout's width. Also, I moved the sidebar contents from the right and now it's to your left (in case, you didn't noticed it...I may move it back to the right or play around with two side bars...we shall see, lol). Still working on this blog's other contents, so you may or may not notice some weird change…

P&P Blog celebrates 3 Years Online!!!

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Pride & Prejudice (2005) Blog
celebrates 3 Years Online!

Three years ago today (May 29th) at exactly 7:16 PM, I started this blog as just an archived for P&P movie news and articles...and now 3 years later, this blog has expanded to a much bigger and frequently updated blog with all things Pride & Prejudice (esp. the 2005 film and its actors/cast and their film projects' news and more) and Jane Austen related news/articles. I must say, It's been a lot of fun blogging all bout all things P&P here. I didn't even realized till now that it's been 3 years already since I started this. I guess, time flies when you're having so much fun, lol.

Confessions of a P&P Blogger

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It is now truth universally acknowledged...well, at least to my long-time and faithful readers of this blog that I love, love, love Pride & Prejudice...the 2005 film starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. It's no secret here that the 2005 film was, is, and almost 5 years later...still is to this very day, my personal favorite of the few adaptations I've seen of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (ie. the 1980 miniseries and 1995 miniseries, and a bit of the 1940 black-and-white film) as well as other inspired of P&P film versions (ie.Bride & Prejudice, Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, 2003's Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy, and 2008's "Lost in Austen"). As open minded I am about any P&P adapted or inspired films I've seen (or heard), the 2005 film still remain on top of my must-see movies list (old and new), in my humble opinion, of course. After all, this blog isn't name after it,…

Photos: More Matthew Macfadyen @ 2010 Cannes Film Festival

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Alt Film Guide has a new picture of Matthew Macfadyen from the 2010 Cannes Film Festival when he attended the the Robin Hood premiere.
(Photo: © Olivia Blaizac/ENIGMA / WireImage.com.) Matthew wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande GMT
More Cannes photos of Matthew and Keeley here!

Speaking of MM, according to Box Office Mojo, one of his upcoming films,  3D 'Three Musketeers' Swing Into April 2011!

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!

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Today (May 28th), is the 25th birthday of recent Academy Award Nominee (for Best Actress in An Education), Carey Mulligan, best known to P&P movie fans as Kitty Bennet!
Happy Birthday
Carey Mulligan!!!

Recent posts about Carey...
Photos: Carey Mulligan attends Wall Street 2 Premiere at 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Photos: Carey Mulligan at the 2010 Costume Institute MET Gala

Carey's Upcoming Film Projects for 2010/2012 (via imdb):
In Development:My Fair Lady(rumored) (details only on IMDbPro)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2012) (pre-production) (rumored) .... Lisbeth SalanderNever Let Me Go (2010) (post-production) .... KathyWall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) .... Winnie Gekko
... aka "Wall Street" - Japan (English title)

Movie News: Joe Wright's 'Hanna' film gets picked up by SPWAG with a theatrical release date

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that P&P and Atonement director Joe Wright's upcoming teen assassin thriller "Hanna" starring (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) has been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group has swooped in and picked up key territories to Joe Wright's "Hanna" from Focus Features International.

Focus retains rights in North America, the U.K., Australia/New Zeland, Greece, Israel, Middle East, and CIS, while SPWAG has acquired territories in continental Europe, Asia and Latin America.

"Hanna," which is in its final month of filming, stars Saoirse Ronan in the title role as a teenage assassin as well as Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.

Focus president of international sales and distribution Alison Thompson and senior vp of international sales Peter Kujawski announced the deal in Cannes on Sunday

"Under Joe Wright's direction, 'Hanna' is shaping up a…

TV News: Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds reunite for a third season of Above Suspicion

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According to Digital Spy, Kelly Reilly (Pride & Prejudice 05's Caroline Bingley) and Ciaran Hinds (Persuasion 95's Captain Wentworth) are returning for a 3rd season of ITV's serial, Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent.

Above Suspicion will return for a third serial, ITV has confirmed.

Crime writer Lynda La Plante is currently adapting her fourth Anna Travis novel for Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent.

The three-part programme focuses on DI Anna Travis (
Kelly Reilly), who leads a team investigating a murder in a drug dealer's squat.

Ciaran Hinds, Celyn Jones, Amanda Lawrence and Shaun Dingwall will also star in the drama.

"DI Travis and DCS Langton are back together to investigate the death of a former colleague and friend of Langton's in dreadful circumstances," La Plante said.

"It is very exciting that Kelly and Ciaran are reunited to bring both characters back for a third season with of course the tremendous continued support of Laura Mackie and Peter Fi…

Watch the trailer of Rosamund Pike's upcoming film, Made In Dagenham

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Here's another new trailer, the first trailer just released yesterday from one of Rosamund Pike's upcoming films (previously posted here were teaser trailers for 2 other new RP films: Barney's Version and Burning Palms), Made in Dagenham, which Sony Pictures Classics has announced last month that they hadpre-emptively purchased US and multiple foreign rights to this film.

See the following...

Trailer Screen Captures featuring
Rosamund Pike and Sally Hawkins

Brief Synopsis (via IMDB):
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. 
View more trailer caps, read full synopsis,
UK and Ireland release date
, cast and crew credits,
and watch the trailer (after the cut)...

Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley's new film 'Never Let Me Go' is now completed with a release date!

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Never Let Me Go starring former Pride & Prejudice co-stars and Oscar Nominated actresses Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley is now completed with a theatrical release date of October 1st, 2010! The trailer is coming soon too!This is great! Can't wait to see the trailer! Last year we got to see two of the five Bennet sisters/P&P co-starsCarey (Kitty) and Rosamund Pike(Jane) inthe festival darling and 4-time Academy award nominated film, An Education...this year we are going to see another pair of the Bennet girls with Carey (Kitty) again and this time she is co-starring with Keira (Elizabeth "Lizzie")in this film,Never Let Me Go.

Updated 6/12/10

(via director Mark Romanek on twitter on June 10th):
The trailer for NEVER LET ME GO premieres Tuesday. Go to www.apple.com/trailers and/or www.foxsearchlight.com. Eager to hear your feedback.

Anyway, director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), on his twitter page, last week (May 21st) announced this info about the status o…

Listen to Matthew Macfadyen READ a passage from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel!

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My friend and fellow P&P 05 fan, Sharon Lathan (author of The Darcy Saga novels) brought to my attention (via her facebook) our favoriteMatthew Macfadyen aka Pride & Prejudice (2005) film's very own Mr. Darcy, reading the original first proposal passage of Jane Austen'sclassic novel Pride and Prejudice! on a podcast from The Carte Noire Readers. Thanks Sharon! MM sounds AWESOME! I love the sound of his voice. His voice is so sexy and soothing to listen to...I was "bewitched body and soul" listening to him, lol. To quote Lizzy's aunt Mrs. Gardiner from P&P, "There's something pleasant about his mouth when he speaks." He should've read the entire book and I wouldn't mind just melting to the lovely sound of his voice listening to his darcylicious voice all day and night, 24/7... :)
Here's the link to where you can listen to Matthew reading P&P novel. You can also download the podcast episode (for free) as well on iTunes (…

Video Interviews: Keira Knightley's Pride & Prejudice Promo Interviews

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I thought I'd compile and post here the following Keira Knightley's video interviews (unfortunately, I can't find any Matthew Macfadyen interviews during P&P's promotions) when she was promoting Pride & Prejudiceback in 2005!

Check out and watch Keira's very interesting interviews and her thoughts about her Oscar Nominated role, the iconic Elizabeth Bennet and why she thinks her P&P co-starMatthew Macfadyen was "a perfect Mr. Darcy"and lived up to her expectations "absolutely, 150%! I mean HE blew away my expectations of the character, you know..."

[source: KelsiKnightley] Did Matthew Macfadyen live up to your expectations of Mr. Darcy?
Absolutely! A hundred and fifty per cent. I mean he blew away my expectations of the character. Joe (Wright) wanted Matthew right from the beginning and I´ve been a huge fan of “Spooks” and thought it was amazing, but I couldn´t imagine him as Mr. Darcy. And then we read together and it was just… Th…

Filming Update: Behind the scenes and on set photos with cast and crew of Pride and Prejudice 2010

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Filming for the upcoming independent feature film, Pride and Prejudice (2010), a modern day tale of first impressions started earlier this month (May 8th) in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

Director has been keeping me updated on the filming status of this film and as usual, she wasawesomeenough to have sent me the following BTS and on set photos and had given me permission to post them here as well. Thanks a lot Bonnie! :) 

These photos were taken on the first weekend of filming (May 8-9, 2010) as they only film on the weekends. Check them out below!
Behind the scenes with as Elizabeth Bennet
In between takes with Caleb and Maia
On the set with as Mr. Darcy
Fun on the set with the Bennet Girls (first photo: /Mary Maia Petee/Elizabeth,/Jane,  and /Kitty) (2nd photo: Christina Rizzo/Kitty,  the Bennet family dog Maybell,
and Maia Petee/Lizzy)

More after the cut...
(new pics added! updated 5/23/10)

Watch the teaser trailer for Rosamund Pike's Barney's Version film!

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The teaser trailer for one of Rosamund Pike's upcoming films, Barney's Version (an adaptation of Mordecai Richler novel, which was directed by Richard Lewis) has just been released. Rosamund is sporting a long, dark hair (probably a wig or extension hair) and is speaking an American accent for this film? That's what it sounds like in the teaser trailer, which you can check out and watch for yourself below. The scene at a subway/train with Miriam reading and Barney running after her by the window looks funny, lol...

Barney's Version
tells the picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Rosamund Pike plays the character Miriam, Barney's third wife and true love. She co-stars with Paul Giamatti (Barney Panofsky), Twilight/Newmoon's Rachelle Lefevre (Clara, Barney's first wife), Minnie Driver (Mrs. P, Barney's second wife), and Dustin Hoffman (as Barney's f…

Pride and Prejudice (2010): Meet The Next P&P Men - The Interviews

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Sorry for the long delay...I didn't forget about this, as I had originally planned on posting this here about a month ago or so...but alas, things don't always go as you plan as it often does...so let's just leave it at that, lol...besides, it's posted here now... ;) So, as promised, here are my P&P 2010 Men Interviews.

First...There's a slight change of the interviews though, as originally, I was going to interview 4 actors of thePride and Prejudice (2010) film, but as previously posted here, James O'Hagan-Murphy, who was originally cast in the role of Mr. Hurst was replaced and the interview I had planned to do with him didn't happen as well, unfortunately. He seemed like such a nice guy...Oh, well, I wish him all the best. Fortunately, I still have three other fun interviews to share with you all from the following P&P actors: Mark Mook, James Hawthorn, and A.C. Earing, who will be playing three of the important supporting roles/characters (M…

Watch the trailer for Rupert Friend's 'The Kid' film!

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In one of his upcoming films for 2010, Rupert Friend stars as Kevin Lewis (the main character/lead role) in The Kid, based on the best-selling autobiography from Kevin Lewis, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

It recently screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.See the poster for the film to your left (source:Intandem Films) and 
View The Kid Trailer!


Though no official theatrical release date yet. It is set for an October 2010 release date. View Further Details of The Kid film here.

or...

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: The Messenger

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Today is the DVD and Blu-ray release day for the two-time Academy Award®Nominated film (including Best Supporting Actor for Woody Harrelson), The Messenger, which Jena Malone co-starred with Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, and Samantha Morton. Go rent it or get your dvd copy!

Click the DVD cover artwork image to your left (source: Oscilloscope.net)

You can now purchase or order either the standard DVD or DVD and Blu-ray combohere.

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