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Blogoversary: Six Years of blogging Pride & Prejudice!

Pride & Prejudice (2005) Fan Blog
celebrates 6 Years Online!
Okay, I almost forgot to post and mention here that on this day (May 29th, 2007), I started this blog. Wow, 6years! I can't believe it's been 6 years already! It seems just like yesterday, I was a virgin to blogger, lol..and was learning and figuring out how to add codes and contents to this blog. I never thought I'd be blogging about all things P&P, let alone this long, but it's all because of my love for this movie version of Pride & Prejudiceand the amazing actors who portrayed my favorite P&P characters brilliantly on this 4th-time Oscar nominated film. I really enjoyed blogging here and posting all things P&P and Austen related topics as frequently as I've been able to for all these 6 years. And you know what they say, time flies when you're having so much fun. Indeed, it had flown by so quickly. I must say, I have loved and enjoyed posting here and keeping this blog updated as …

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!

Today (May 28th), is the 28th birthday of Academy Award Nominee (for Best Actress in An Education), Carey Mulliganbest known to us, P&P movie fans, as Kitty Bennet (and also as Isabella Thorpe inNorthanger Abbey)!

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!!!
Carey Mulligan's Mini-Biography (via IMDB):

Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born 28 May 1985. Her credits include the recent film Pride & Prejudiceand the 2005 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House. She currently resides in Covent Garden, England. She got her first major appearance by playing "Kitty Bennet" in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley... See full bio

Born: Carey Hannah Mulligan
May 281985 in Westminster, London, England, UK More about Carey Mulligan...

Casting News: Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin to play Darcy & Elizabeth in BBC1's 3-part murder-mystery 'Death Comes To Pemberley'

The casting for Darcy, Elizabeth, Wickham in the upcoming BBC1's 3-part murder-mystery TV mini-series, Death Comes to Pemberley has just been announced and released. According to Deadline, Matthew Rhys (who co-starred with Keira Knightley in The Edge of Love film) and Anna Maxwell Martin (who co-starred with Carey Mulligan in Bleak House, with Penelope Wilton on South Riding, and sister to Anne Hathaway's Jane Austen in Becoming Jane) has been cast to play Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth (Bennet) Darcy. Matthew Goode (who co-starred with Penelope Wilton in Matchpoint and Claudie Blakley in He Knew He Was Right) will play Mr. Wickham.

As previously posted here, it was reported in various media that former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens was rumored to play Mr. Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley. Of course, that was just a rumor because now with newly reported casting news, it turns out another Matthew is playing Mr. Darcy...well, Matthew Rhys, that is...and another named Matthew (Goode)…

Watch: Rosamund Pike in new trailer for 'The World's End'

Edgar Wright's The World's End has released Two new posters for 'The World's End' featuring Rosamund Pike the other day (Tuesday). Yesterday (Wednesday), a new trailer was released and Rosamund Pike appeared more on it.

The story centers on five childhood friends(played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.

The World's Endopens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd.

Watch The World's Endnew trailer (with screen captures of RP) below...

Two new posters for 'The World's End' featuring Rosamund Pike

Focus Features has released two new posters (the UK version above and US version below) for Edgar Wright's The World's End. A new trailer is expected to be released tomorrow. The story centers on five childhood friends(played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line. Both UK and US posters featured Rosamund Pike.

The World's Endopens in the U.K. on July 19th and in the U.S. on August 23rd

Here's the US poster via Focus Features...

Movie Casting News: Matthew Macfadyen gets 'A Miracle'

Matthew Macfadyenwill be starring in another Ben Hopkins' filmA Miracle, according to ScreenDaily.

Here's the article via Screen Daily...

Macfadyen joins A Miracle
EXCLUSIVE: Brit actor Matthew Macfadyen is to play the lead in Ben Hopkins’ A Miracle, the new German-Turkish-French-British coproduction being put together by Paul Raphael’s Starfield Productions.

P&P NewsBits: Rosamund Pike to star in 'French Window' with Josh Duhamel and Jena Malone joins Joaquin Phoenix in 'Inherent Vice'

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

Here's this week's quick news round up of  TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailers, release dates, festival news, etc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors (Rosamund Pike,Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander and ), all in one post!

First up...

Rosamund Pike and Josh Duhamel  will star in “French Window,described as an erotic psychological thriller, according to Screen Daily.

Duhamel, Pike open Window

EXCLUSIVE: Panorama Media has launched sales in Cannes on French Window, an erotic psychological thriller with Josh Duhamel in late negotiations to star opposite Rosamund Pike.
The two will play a young couple who embark on a home exchange with a couple in Paris but miss their flight, leading them to spy on their French houseguests, with “fascination and attraction [escalating] into a …

Photos: Carey Mulligan at 'The Great Gatsby' opening premiere at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Carey Mulligan attended The Great Gatsby'sopening night premiere at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festivalwithco-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla FisherJoel EdgertonTobey Maguire, and Amitabh Bachchan anddirectorBaz Luhrman in Cannes, France on May 15, 2013.

Speaking of The Great Gatsby movie, it had a solid andimpressive opening weekend debut at #2 (just a bit below Iron Man 3) at the box-office with $50+ million US domestic gross. With a production budget of $105 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Before its opening day, it earned a very strong estimated $3.25 million from late last Thursday showing and opened to an excellent $19.4 million last Friday, which added to a total of over $50 million for its opening weekend.  Its Domestic Total as of May. 15, 2013: $63,315,554. And look, even more impressive and interesting box office rank below (via Box Office Mojo). It's #1 on at least this past Wednesday...
WEDNESDAY BOX OFFICE (May 15, 2013) 1.The Great Gatsby$3,910,1182.Iron…

Season 4 of Downton Abbey to premiere on PBS Masterpiece January 5th, 2014

PBS has announced today the US premiere date for Season 4 of5-time Emmy Award winnerand5-time Golden Globe nomineeDownton Abbey(co-stars asIsobel Crawley) will still be another 4 long months (with spoilers galore from the UK, whose fans get to see this period drama first in September 2013 before the US and other countries do...bummer! Couldn't agree more with this Yahoo! article: Why Does PBS Hate 'Downton Abbey' Fans? ) later, the same as previous seasons had been, onJanuary 5th, 2014.

From Masterpiece PBS Facebook page:
Downton Abbey Season 4 News! Just announced by MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton at PBS Annual Meeting -- Downton Abbey Season 4 will premiere Sunday, January 5, 2014. See the cast speculate about what may be ahead for their characters in this all-new video. What do you hope will happen?  Watch Downton Abbey: The Cast on Hopes for Season 4!

Happy Mother's Day!

To my Mom and all the Mothers around the world!
We love you and appreciate you!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!
(An old post worth re-posting...)
A Mother's Day Tribute: Mrs. Bennet

Movie Casting News: Rosamund Pike filming 'Return To Sender' and to star in 'What We Did On Our Holiday'

Looks like Rosamund Pikewill be busy filming two new films back to back this summer startingthis week in New Orleans with an indie dramaReturn To Senderwith Shiloh Fernandez andWhat We Did On Our Holidaywith David Tennant starting mid-June. She just recently filmed Hector and the Search for Happiness with Simon Pegg (who was hilariously stalking Miss Pike with his random #roswatch tweets and photos on twitter, lol...) See On set photos of Rosamund Pike and Simon Pegg filming "Hector and the search for Happiness" film (via UK's Daily Mail).

Also, Rosamund is set to star with Guy Pearce in an Aussie drama Violet Town. Her other upcoming films:  A Long Way Down, director Pascal Chaumeil’s (Heartbreaker) adaptation of the 
Nick Hornby novel of the same title, A Long Way Down, in which Rosamund co-stars with Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collete.  Hector and the Search for Happiness, a dramedy, in addition to The World's End. Also, she has another film that's been in develo…

In Theaters Today: The Great Gatsby (3D)

Now showing in US theaters nationwide is The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel EdgertonTobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film will be opening The 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 15th.

Watch 5 Minutes of Footage From Baz Lurhmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton (via Collider as well).

Check out 16 new high res. The Great Gatsby images ofCarey withco-starLeo DiCaprioJoelEdgerton, and moreand watch the trailer #2 for The Great Gatsby (Click over to Apple to watch in HD) below...

Watch: Karl Lagerfeld's 'Once Upon A Time..." starring Keira Knightley (short film)

Last Monday, I posted thepreview trailerfor'sChanel short filmOnce Upon A Time...directed by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Keira Knightley stars as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.
Today, the full 18 minutes and 9 seconds short film premiered viaChanel Newsat the same time as its premiere in Singapore, the destination chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for his upcoming Cruise fashion show.

Watch the Once Upon A Time short film below...

Watch: First UK Teaser Trailer For Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' starring Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike

A UK teaser trailer for Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World andShaun of the Dead)'s The World's End film starring Simon Pegg,Nick Frost, and Rosamund Pike.

The World's End also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz), and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes).

The US theatrical release date for this film will be on October 25, 2013 and a UK Cinema release 2 months prior on August 14, 2013.

Here’s the official synopsis for The World’s End:
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End…

New poster and still of Matthew Macfadyen in 'Epic' film

A new promotional poster (below) and still of Matthew Macfadyen(above) has been added via Stealth Media Group's website.

More info. on Matthew's upcoming Epicmovie below...
Status: In Production

Logline: A comedy  about globalisation and nation-building, sex and art, money-laundering and love.

Synopsis: EPIC is a gentle black comedy about a confused, washed up British film director, Emil, who is invited by a nascent state to make a national Epic in an obscure Caucasus Republic ruled by an eccentric and corrupt dictator.

When down and out Academy award winning British film director Emil Miller receives an invitation to the Embassy of the Autonomous Republic of Karastan, little does he know that he will be embarking on one of the wildest journeys of his already diverse and colourful career.

Starring: Matthew MacFadyen (Anna Karenina,The Three Musketeers), Noah Taylor (Lawless, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, Vanilla Sky), Myanna Buring (The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn 1+2…

Matthew Macfadyen to attend The BAFTA Television Awards this Sunday May 12th!

According to BATFA Television's Tumblr page, Matthew Macfadyen will be attending this Sunday's BAFTA TV Awards. Ripper Street is nominated for Best Drama category this year.

Here are the announced and confirmed attendees including Matthew...

A release date for 'Inside Llewyn Davis' film starring Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, and Oscar Isaac

Carey Mulligan's upcoming movie,the Joel and Ethan CoensInside Llewyn Davisnow has a theatrical release date of December 6th. New stills including a not-so-new, but now in colored still (via The Playlist)of Carey and Justin Timberlake singing together what look like a bar scene. See the black-and-white version of the same still below.

According to Collider, The Brothers Coen produced the film without a domestic distributor, and following a screening for potential buyers last week, a bidding war broke out between studios that were vying to acquire the pic. CBS Films came out the victor, and the studio will now handle the domestic distribution of the drama that takes place in the folk music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s.

Inside Llewyn Davis
 will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month and is slated for a December 6th theatrical release.

Inside Llewyn Davisis about a singer-songwriter who navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s.  It…

Movie Casting News: Keira Knightley in talks to replace Anne Hathaway in Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies' film

EW reports that newlywed is in talks to star in the upcoming dark comedy, Laggies, as AnneHathaway’s replacement, and should she sign on she would appear onscreen opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, whose character is befriended by the grown-up Megan.

Update 5/10/13Cannes: Siren Studios & The Solution Launch $50M Fund; ‘Laggies’ Tapped As First Project

A change is in order for the cast of director Lynn Shelton’s (Your Sister’s Sister) upcoming dark comedy Laggies.  The story centers on a 28-year-old woman named Megan who is unable to cope with the pressures brought on by her boyfriend’s recent marriage proposal.  In turn, she escapes into the comfort of adolescence by befriending a group of high schoolers.  Anne Hathawaywas initially set to lead the film as Megan, but due to scheduling conflicts with Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi pic Interstellar, she has had to back out.

Keira has two upcoming films this year, the thriller Jack Ryan(with Chris Pine)out on ChristmasDaya…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: Jack Reacher

Available now on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack is Rosamund Pike's Jack Reacherfilm with Tom Cruise

You can purchase your copy of either the standard DVD or Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy +UltraViolet via Amazon.

Jack Reacher, with a reported $60 million production budget did very well at both its US domestic (with $80 million gross as of March 21st) and foreign (with $136.4 million gross) with a worldwide total of $216.5 million+ (as of March 21st) box-office gross, according to Box Office Mojo. A sequel is said to be in the works.

See the DVD and DVD/Blu-ray combo cover artsand further DVD/Blu-ray info viaDVD Active below...

Just Married: Keira Knightley marries her Mr. Righton!

May the 4th be with(after all, she appeared, though uncredited, inStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace)as shereportedly tied the knot today with fiancé (of one year), James Righton, an English co-vocalist and keyboardist for the London-based new rave band Klaxons.

Earlier in the week, various entertainment news and media has been reporting about the rumored May weekend wedding of Keira & James. While it's not confirmed yet by Keira's publicist, it appears that the wedding did take place earlier today as wedding photos had surfaced on the web. UK's Daily Mail has more photos from Knightley & Righton wedding here (including photos above/below). A big congratulations are in order to the newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Righton!Wishing them all the best!

Over a year ago, a late April wedding (April 21st, 2012) wedding event (not as low-key) took place in Somerset, England to Keira's Pride & Prejudice/Never Let Me Go co-star and friend Carey Mulliga…

Photos: Matthew Macfadyen filming season 2 of 'Ripper Street' and on set of 'Epic' film

Some new and recent photos ofMatthew Macfadyen on set during the filming of his upcoming movie Epic on February 27, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and preparing to film the second season of his BBC1/BBC America hit series Ripper Street on May 1st, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

See Matthew Macfadyen's Ripper Street S2 set photos here! (via Contact Music)

And see Matthew's Epicon set photos below...

Photos|Videos: Carey Mulligan on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show

Carey Mulligan was onLate Night with Jimmy Fallonshow late last night/early morning to promote her new film, The Great Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel EdgertonTobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film opens in U.S. theaters next Friday, on May 10th and will be opening The 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 15th.

Check out new photos of Carey and watch her interview clips below...

Photos: Carey Mulligan at 'The Great Gatsby' New York Premiere

Carey Mulligan(with her husband, musician Marcus Mumford. The couple just celebrated their one year anniversary late last month) attended last night the 'The Great Gatsby' world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel EdgertonTobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film opens in U.S. theaters next Friday, on May 10th and will be opening The 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 15th.

Check out new photos of Carey looking radiant in red below...

Lily Collins to star as Elizabeth Bennet in 'Pride, Prejudice and Zombies'?

Back from the dead,Pride and Prejudice and Zombies resurfaced with a new director and lead female set to be cast. According to Variety, Burr Steers (17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud) is on board to direct with Lily Collins (Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,Mirror Mirror, The Blind Side) in negotiations to star as Elizabeth Bennet in the adaptation of Seth Grahame Smith’s mash-up of Jane Austen's literary classic Pride and Prejudice.

Hmm, interesting development (with casting Lily Collins as Elizabeth Bennet and the director they chose...that's like a downgrade from  and David O. Russell who were previously on board to star and direct this same film) and slight title change...

Read Variety's article below...
‘Pride, Prejudice and Zombies’ Resurrected With Lily Collins and Director Burr Steers (EXCLUSIVE)

Darko Entertainment and Panorama Media are producing

Just like its main antagonists, “Pride Prejudice and Zombies” is a film that refuses to die, and looks li…


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