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Then & Now: More Pride & Prejudice Actresses


The beautiful Bennet girls are not the only ones whose careers soared and have continued to be busy after their P&P film. Here are the rest of the best Pride & Prejudice supporting cast who are all wonderful, versatile, and amazingly talented group of actresses (from a few season veterans to breakout newcomers) and what they're up to now... 

 
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Where are they now?

Brenda Blethyn (Mrs. Bennet)

Best known for role(s): Mrs. Bennet (Pride & Prejudice, which she was nominated for a BAFTA film award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role), Cynthia Rose Purley (Secrets & Lies, which she was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role), Mari Hoff (Little Voice, which she was, again, nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role)     
Last seen in: London River -as Elizabeth, The Calling - as Sister Ignatious Dead Man Running - as Mother  
Will be seen next in: Vera (TV series) (completed) (2011) as DCI Vera Stanhope   

Judi Dench (Lady Catherine de Bourgh)
Best known for role(s): M (James Bond Movies), Lady Catherine de Bourg (Pride & Prejudice), Queen Elizabeth (Shakespeare in Love, which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress with interestingly, an only a cameo appearance!),  Jean / Jean Pargetter ( As Time Goes By (TV series) ), and many, many more...
Last seen in: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (a cameo as Society Lady), Jane Eyre as Mrs. Fairfax with P&P co-star .
Just Completed: Stainless Steel (completed) as Ms Begley with, once again, P&P/Jane Eyre co-star  
Upcoming Films: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (post-production) with P&P co-star Penelope Wilton My Week with Marilyn (post-production) as Dame Sybil Thorndike J. Edgar (post-production) as Anne Marie Hoover, as Bond 23 (pre-production) as M The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet (pre-production) as Mrs. Halfpint, Better Living Through Chemistry (pre-production)
   
Penelope Wilton (Mrs. Gardiner)
Best known for role(s): Isobel Crawley (Downton Abbey (TV series) ), Mrs. Gardiner (Pride & Prejudice), Ruth (Calendar Girls)
Last seen in: South Riding (TV mini-series) as Mrs. Beddows, Downton Abbey (TV series) as  Isobel Crawley
Currently filming: Season 2 of  Downton Abbey (TV series) as  Isobel Crawley  
Upcoming film(s): The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (post-production) with P&P/Iris co-star Judi Dench Hotel Caledonia (announced) as Linda Tickle (rumored)

Kelly Reilly (Caroline Bingley)
Best known for role(s): Caroline Bingley
(Pride & Prejudice, which she won an Empire Award for a Best Newcomer), DC Anna Travis (Above Suspicion movie and TV series), Mary Morstan (Sherlock Holmes movies) 
Last seen in:
Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent (TV series)
Currently filming: Season 4 of her Above Suspicion TV series titled: Silent Scream
Upcoming film(s):  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (post-production) reprises her role as Mary Morstan with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in theaters December 16, 2011, Edwin Boyd (post-production) as Doreen Boyd  

Claudie Blakley (Charlotte Lucas) 
Best known role(s): Emma Timmins (Lark Rise to Candleford (TV series) ),  Charlotte Lucas (Pride & Prejudice),  Mabel Nesbitt (Gosford Park)
Last seen in:
Lark Rise to Candleford (TV series) Emma Timmins, The Nativity (TV mini-series) as Anna
Currently seen in: The Cherry Orchard  (stage play). The play started its previews May 10th, with an official opening May 17th and runs through July. See Photos: Claudie Blakley in Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard'
Upcoming TV/film(s): The Night Watch (TV movie) (2011) as Nancy

Tamzin Merchant (Georgiana Darcy)
Best known role(s): Georgiana Darcy
(Pride & Prejudice), Catherine Howard (The Tudors (TV series)),  Mary Rivers (Jane Eyre
Last seen recently in: Syfy's original movie Red Faction: Origins (TV movie) as Lyra
Currently seen:  Jane Eyre as Mary Rivers with P&P co-star Judi Dench.
Upcoming film(s):  Stainless Steel (completed) as Tammy Watts with Jane Eyre co-stars Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska, and Jamie Bell.       

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