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Happy Birthday Keira Knightley!

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Today  ( March 26th ) is the  two-time   Academy Award ®  Nominee  (for  Best Actress performance  of her   iconic role,  Elizabeth Bennet  in the  2005 's  Pride & Prejudice   film and  Best Supporting Actress  as  Joan Clarke  for  2014 's  The Imitation Game )  Keira Knightley 's  37th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Tamzin Merchant!

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Today ( March 4th ) is the  35th birthday  of  Tamzin Merchant   (aka  Georgiana Darcy  in the   2005  Pride & Prejudice  film). Tweet  Miss Merchant  your  birthday wishes  today on her twitter account here:  tamzin merchant  or send her a birthday greetings via her  Instagram account .

Happy Birthday Brenda Blethyn!

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Today,  February 20th , is the  76th birthday  of  two-time Academy Award Award Nominee   Brenda Blethyn , best known to us  P&P fans  as  Mrs. Bennet , the five  Bennet girls '  mother  in the 2005  Pride & Prejudice  film. After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and films, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which  Brenda Blethyn  has now achieved. Recently seen on ITV's  Vera  series, which just finished its 10th season  and will be filming its 11th season in April! Born in (February 20th) 1946 in Ramsgate in Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there, she took a risk and enrolled herself at the at The Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey, England and then left her British Rail years behind. Her risk had paid off, by the mid-1970s she was working on stage, eventually joining the National Theatre Company in 1975. ( Read more of h

Happy Birthday Rosamund Pike!

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Today ( January 27th ) is the lovely and ethereally beautiful,  Golden Globe ,  BAFTA ,  Academy Award nominee  for  Best Actress  (for her outstanding performance as  Amy Dunne  in  Gone Girl ) and  Emmy Award  winner  Rosamund Pike  (aka  Pride & Prejudice 2005 's very own  Jane Bennet )'s  43rd Birthday ! Or is it?!?!  Again, continuing to celebrate her annual internet birthday here, lol. Miss Pike (photo by Charlie Gray Studio) herself, posted a year ago today, on her official Instagram page that January 27th is her internet birthday (and somewhat not her real birthday)! Well, color me surprised (much like her P&P co-star Rupert Friend’s birthday confusion...) as I’ve been celebrating her birthday on this day for years, lol. I blame her IMDB and Wiki pages for not providing her real birthdate, if her actual birthday is, in fact not today! Although there’s that one time it was listed on the 28th, but for years and even now it’s still listed as the 27th! Which is corr

Happy Birthday Claudie Blakley!

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Today,  January 4th , former  Pride & Prejudice  star  Claudie Blakley 's (best known to P&P Fans as  Charlotte Lucas  turned  Mrs. Collins  in  P&P movie ) birthday. Claudie , born  Claudia ,  Blakley  is the sister of Kirsten Blakley, the lead singer with indie band Little Spitfire, and their father was  Alan Blakley , bassist with Brian Poole's Tremeloes, who had several pop hits in the 1960s. Sadly Alan died of cancer in 1996 and missed seeing his daughters' success. Claudie graduated from London's Central School ...  See full bio  (on IMDB). Throwback to this photo of  Claudie Blakley  (with her fiancé  Ross Anderson) at the UK Premiere of Angelina Jolie's film " Unbroken ," November 2014. Worth reposting here...

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all the devoted  Pride & Prejudice Fans ,  v isitors , and all the faithful  P&P Blog Readers  here today a very...

Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

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Happy 246th Birthday  to the lovely, genius and way ahead of her time, beloved English novelist, the one and only,  JANE AUSTEN !   (JA Bday image ^ by BookMania on Tumblr) Worth re-posting every year (and slightly edited and updated) for your FYI... Remembering and  celebrating her birthday  today,  Jane Austen , the woman who wrote the original  Pride and Prejudice   novel (which had been made into  several TV and Film adaptations  including the  2005 film,  Pride & Prejudice ), which was her first (can you believe  unsuccessful ?!) submission to a publisher back in  1797  ( 223  years ago) titled  "First Impressions"  (later changed to  "Pride and Prejudice" ). She revised " First Impressions " and published it entitled " Pride and Prejudice " in  1813  ( 207   years ago, 11 months ago this year!).

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