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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Royal Connection: Judi Dench as Lady Catherine, Rupert Friend as HRH Prince Albert, Keira Knightley as Duchess Georgiana, and other P&P actors in royal and noble characters (The Royal Edition)

The following Pride & Prejudice (2005) Actors: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, and Rupert Friend all have played various roles/characters in their long list of TV and film work (as well as stage plays) combine, but the most interesting and fascinating characters they had played (not once, but twice or a few times) and probably loved and enjoyed playing were the historical figures (whether they are fiction or real) with royal titles or Royal, noble and chivalric ranks. I noticed (and have seen some of) these talented P&P actors starred/co-starred in made for TV Movies and feature films playing roles with either royalty or hierarchy titles. So, I've compiled a list here of the following period films (including P&P movie with Dame Judi Dench herself playing Lady Catherine de Bourgh of Rosings Park and two very well-known royals such as her Oscar winning role of Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love and her other Oscar nominated role of Queen Victoria of Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown) they do best and had starred/co-starred with royal and noble titles. Some of these TV and films happened to be my favorite period films (P&P movie, The Young Victoria, and The Lost Prince to name a few) to watch. I highly recommend you check them out and see them.

Check out a compiled list of period (royal related) films starring the following P&P actors...

Judi Dench
Pride & Prejudice (as Lady Catherine de Bourgh)

"I'm honored to have as my patroness Lady Catherine de Bourgh. You've heard of her, I presume. My small rectory abuts her estate, Rosings Park...[she has] one daughter, the heiress of Rosings and very extensive property. I've often observed to Lady Catherine that her daughter seemed born to be a duchess, for she has all the superior graces of elevated rank. " (Mr. Collins, Pride & Prejudice 2005 film)
The Importance of Being Earnest (as Lady Augusta Bracknell)

Shakespeare in Love (Queen Elizabeth) *Oscar winner for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judi Dench)


Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (as Queen Victoria)*Oscar Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Judi Dench)


A Performance of Macbeth (TV movie) (Lady Macbeth)

An Age of Kings (TV series) (as Princess Katherine of France)

Keira Knightley

Anna Karenina (as Anna Karenina aka Princess Anna Arkadyevna Karenina) - In UK Cinemas Sept 7th and US Theaters November 16th!

The Duchess (as Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire) *Oscar and BAFTA film award winner for Best Achievement in Costume Design (Michael O'Connor); British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominee for Best Actress (Keira Knightley)


King Arthur (as Queen Guinevere when she married King Arthur later) *Audience Award winner (from Irish Film & TV Awards) for Best International Actress (Keira Knightley)

Princess of Thieves (TV movie) (as Princess Gwyn)

The Treasure Seekers (TV movie) (The Princess

Rosamund Pike
Wrath of the Titans (as Queen Andromeda)

The Libertine (as Elizabeth Wilmot, Countess of Rochester, née Elizabeth Malet) *British Independent Film Award (BIFA) winner for Best Supporting Actress/Actor (Rosamund Pike)

Wives and Daughters (TV mini-series) (as Lady Harriet Cumnor / Lady Harriet)

Matthew Macfadyen
Anna Karenina (as Oblonsky aka Prince Stepan "Stiva" Arkadyevich Oblonsky) - In UK Cinemas Sept 7th and US Theaters November 16th!

The Way We Live Now (TV mini-series) (as Sir Felix Carbury)

Tom Hollander
Any Human Heart (TV series) (as Edward VIII, Duke Of Windsor/ Prince Of Wales/former King Edward) *BAFTA TV Award winner for Best Drama Serial

John Adams (TV mini-series) (King George III) *Primetime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Miniseries

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (as Sir Amyas Paulet)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (as Lord Cutler Beckett)

The Libertine (as Sir George Etherege) *British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominee for Best Supporting Actress/Actor (Tom Hollander)

Stage Beauty (as Sir Peter Lely)

The Lost Prince (TV movie) (as King George V) *Prime Time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Miniseries

Rupert Friend
The Young Victoria (as HRH Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) *Oscar and BAFTA Film award winner for Excellence in Costume Design for Film - Period (Sandy Powell)

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