Extra Menu Links

Period Dramas in Films starring Pride & Prejudice actors (Part I)

Have you ever seen a period movie where you kept wondering about a familiar actor starring in that period drama and thought you had seen him or her before, but you just can't remember nor recognized the actor from where or which other movie you've seen seen him or her before?

If your answer is yes to the question above...well, you're not the only one. I know I have and sure enough, I've found out, not only that he or she looked familiar, but I've also seen him/her in Pride & Prejudice (2005) movie. Of course, it started way back in 2005 when I just saw the amazing ensemble cast of Joe Wright's P&P movie. It was interesting that I hadn't noticed before that I've seen at least some of them in other movies, but didn't know nor put the two and two together because I didn't know who they were nor was I familiar with their faces (with the exceptions of the well-known ones such as Keira Knightley, Jena Malone, Judi Dench, Brenda Blethyn, and Donald Sutherland...the rest of the P&P cast, like Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Carey Mulligan, Tom Hollander, Kelly Reilly, and Rupert Friend, to name some...I've never heard of nor seen them) before seeing them in P&P. After seeing them in P&P and I saw some of those movies again, I was like...wow, I didn't know he or she was in that movie! Also, even when I was already familiar with all the cast from P&P movie, I've seen other movies where I didn't know they were on it, but then, I started watching (mostly on Netflix and my DVD collection) noticing that they appeared on those films too. I love the P&P (2005) cast and I loved watching them in other movies too as much as I've enjoyed watching them in P&P movie (though I will always love watching them more in P&P as they were all co-starring in that movie).

Here's a list (sans P&P movie as this blog already pretty much covered it) I've compiled here of period films (starring/co-starring the 2005 P&P actors) in random order...

The following P&P (2005) actors are: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Jena MaloneCarey Mulligan, Rupert Friend, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander, Simon Woods, Kelly Reilly, Claudie Blakley, Tamzin Merchant, , Peter Wight, Pip Torrens (Netherfield Butler) and P&P director Joe Wright

(Note: The Period films include old and new films...including current ones playing in theaters now and upcoming releases. Also, they are in genres such as sci-fi/action/adventure/thriller/mystery/drama/romantic-comedy and romantic-drama.)
Anna Karenina (2010) - Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen,
Pip Torrens, Joe Wright (director)

Atonement (2007) - Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn,
Joe Wright (director)

The Edge Of Love (2008) - Keira Knightley

The Duchess (2008) - Keira Knightley

The Young Victoria (2009) - Rupert Friend

The Imitation Game (2014) - Keira Knightley

My Week With Marilyn
(2011) - Judi Dench, Peter Wight, Pip Torrens

J. Edgar (2011) - Judi Dench

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) - Carey Mulligan

Suffragette (2015) - Carey Mulligan

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - Carey Mulligan

The Great Gatsby (2013) - Carey Mulligan

Public Enemies (2009) - Carey Mulligan

Belle (2014) - Penelope Wilton

An Education (2009) - Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike

Angel (2007) - Simon Woods

Jane Eyre (2011) - Judi Dench, Tamzin Merchant

The Libertine (2004) - Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Kelly Reilly, Rupert Friend
Cold Mountain (2003) - Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone

The Three Musketeers (2011) - Matthew Macfadyen

Enigma (2001) - Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander

Silk (2007) - Keira Knightley

Mrs. Henderson Presents... (2005) - Judi Dench, Kelly Reilly

Sherlock Holmes (2009) - Kelly Reilly

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) - Kelly Reilly

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) - Tom Hollander

King Arthur (2004) - Keira Knightley

Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of Black Pearl (2003) - Keira Knightley

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Keira Knightley, Tom Hollander

Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - Keira Knightley, Tom Hollander

Valkyrie (2008) - Tom Hollander

Gosford Park (2001) - Claudie Blakley, Tom Hollander

Cheri (2009) - Rupert Friend

A River Runs Through It (1992) - Brenda Blethyn

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008) - Rupert Friend

The Invisible Woman (2013) - Tom Hollander

A Dangerous Method (2011) - Keira Knightley

The Last Legion (2007) - Rupert Friend
Made In Dagenham (2010) - Rosamund Pike

Shakespeare In Love (1998) - Judi Dench

Mrs. Brown (1997) - Judi Dench

Me and Orson Welles (2008) - Kelly Reilly

Citizen Gangster (2012) - Kelly Reilly

Wrath Of The Titans (2012) - Rosamund Pike

Bright Star (2009) - Claudie Blakley

The Importance Of Being Ernest (2002) - Judi Dench


Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (2009) - Keira Knightley

Stage Beauty (2004) - Tom Hollander

Land Of The Blind (2006) - Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander

Robin Hood (2010) - Matthew Macfadyen

The War Bride (2001) - Claudie Blakley

Barney's Version (2011) - Rosamund Pike

Princess Kaiulani (2009) - Tamzin Merchant 

A Room With A View (1985) - Judi Dench

That's all here from period dramas in films. I think I've listed them all...though If I forgot something, please let me know in the comment section and I'll update the list here in this post. Thanks.

Update: See Stay tune for my next post, Period Dramas on TV starring Pride & Prejudice Actors (Part II) coming soon!

Related Links


  1. I love your blog! Congrats :) you forgot Wives and Daughters- Tom Hollander and Rosamund Pike

  2. Thanks for the comment. I didn't forget about Wives and Daughters. That's actually a TV Mini-series, not a feature film (which this post are mostly about "period dramas in films" as the title stated), so it'll be in the next post titled "Period Dramas on TV," which will be posted very soon.:)

    P.S. Thanks for your kind words about the blog. I appreciate. :)


Post a Comment

Please share your thoughts on this post here and more...

*You may Comment by using an Account, your Name, or by choosing Anonymous!*

Whatever you choose, I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

First Look: Keira Knightley in title role Colette

TV News: Marrying Mr. Darcy, a sequel to Unleashing Mr. Darcy to premiere on Hallmark Channel in June!

First Look: Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms!