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Then & Now: Pride & Prejudice (2005)'s The Bennet Girls

As aforementioned here in this blog, these young and very talented actresses (Academy Award® Nominee Keira Knightley, British Independent Film Award winner Rosamund Pike, Young Artist Award Winner Jena Malone, Academy Award® Nominee and BAFTA winner Carey Mulligan, and Talulah Riley) who played the Bennet sisters brilliantly and quite convincingly in the 2005 Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film, Pride & Prejudice were, in my opinion, all great together as sisters and an outstanding ensemble cast in their P&P 2005 film as well as individually, in their own other films before, during, or after they co-starred in P&P movie.

This time I thought I'd update you all in what they're up to as these 5 P&P 05 Bennet actresses (with the exception of Keira Knightley and Jena Malone) as unknowns before P&P movie (ie. Rosamund Pike, Carey Mulligan, and Talulah Riley) and then, post-P&P movie each had started to get wide recognition and more TV & film projects as well as critically acclaimed for their other roles (Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Rosamund Pike) as one of them had become an instant breakout star, it girl, and Oscar/Golden Globe nominee as well as BAFTA award winner (Carey Mulligan) in such as short time. The worldwide success of the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film sure got each one of them a lot of recognition and attention they never had before even for its lead star Keira Knightley, who was already a big name from Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates movies prior to P&P movie. Also, for Jena Malone, who is a well-known, young veteran actress in her own right. They each have done very well individually after they were all cast in this film (and will definitely always be remembered for it) and after its released back in 2005 to its worldwide success that this film has continued to be to this day.

Anyway, if you're wondering what's new or what they're up to these days with their respective careers since P&P movie was released almost 6 years ago. Here's a compiled list of what they're doing now and what they'll be doing next to for their next TV/Film/Stage Play projects (with recent public appearances photos of each of the 5 Bennet girls along with links and additional info via IMDB)...
The Bennet Sisters: Where are they now?

Keira Knightley (Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet)
(Photo by PacificCoastNews.com) 
Keira Knightley Outside 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'
Keira Knightley stops to sign some autographs and pose for pictures before an appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".  (May 10, 2011)

Best Known for role(s): Elizabeth Bennet (Pride & Prejudice; nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress), Elizabeth Swann (Pirates 1-3 movies)
Last seen in: The Children's Hour (stage play) - Karen,  Never Let Me Go -
Ruth with P&P co-star Carey Mulligan, London Boulevard - Charlotte
Currently seen in: Last Night - Joanna Reed
Currently filming:  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World as Penny with Steve Carrell
Up next: Neverland (TV movie) (post-production) Tinker Bell (voice)
Will be seen next in: A Dangerous Method (completed) Sabina Spielrein
Upcoming film: Anna Karenina (2011) with P&P co-star and director . Filming begins September 2011 on location in the UK and Russia. Read more info on Anna Karenina here! 
In development projects: Tender Is the Night 2013, The Emperor's Children (2012) 

Jena Malone (Lydia Bennet)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)
Opening Night Of "Beauty Culture" At The Annenberg Space For Photography - Red Carpet
Jena Malone arrives at the opening night of "Beauty Culture" at the Annenberg Space for Photography on May 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Best known in role(s): Anna Harrison (Stepmom), Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatright (Bastard Out of Carolina),  Mary (Saved!), Lydia Bennet (Pride & Prejudice)
Last seen in: Sucker Punch as Rocket
Currently seen in: I Think Bad Thoughts (short) Jena with Karate Kid's Ralph Macchio and Elijah Wood. Watch Jena Malone in the music video for 'I Think Bad Thoughts'
Upcoming films:  
Family Tree (pre-production
For Ellen (post-production) Susan
Jack and Diane (post-production) Susan 
The Wait (post-production) Angela
David Goldberg (short) Vida 
Indevelopment project(s): Mu

Rosamund Pike (Jane Bennet)
(Photo by Bauer Griffin)
Rosamund Pike arrived at the red carpet for the 2011 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards ceremony held at Royal Opera House. (February 13, 2011)

Best known role(s): Jane Bennet (Pride & Prejudice), Miranda Frost (Die Another Day , a Bond film)
Last Seen:  Women in Love (TV series) Gudrun Brangwen, Burning Palms - Dedra Davenport, Made in Dagenham - Lisa Hopkins
Currently seen in: Barney's VersionMiriam Grant-Panofsky (Coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 28th)
Currently filming:  Wrath of the Titans (filming) Andromeda
Will be seen next in: Johnny English Reborn (post-production) (Sept. 16, 2011), The Big Year (post-production) (Oct. 2011)
Upcoming film(s): The Sea (pre-production) Connie Grace
In development project(s):  Godmother (2014), Untitled Nick Hornby Project

Carey Mulligan (Kitty Bennet) 
(photo by New York Times)

Photos: Carey Mulligan in 'Through A Glass Darkly'

Also, the New York Times released a promotional photoshoot of Carey Mulligan on set and in character for Through a Glass Darkly as well as a new interview.

Best known in role(s): Kitty Bennet (Pride & Prejudice), Jenny (An Education; nominated for Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe; BAFTA winner for Best Actress)
Last seen in:
Never Let Me Go - Kathy with P&P co-star Keira Knightley, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Winnie Gekko  with Michael Douglas and Shia Lebeauf
Currently seen in: Through A Glass Darkly (off-broadway) (May 13 - July 3rd)
Will be seen next in: Drive as Irene with Ryan Gosling, Shame (post-production as Sissy with Michael Fassbender
Will be filming next: The Great Gatsby (pre-production) Daisy Buchanan
with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher in August in Australia
In development project(s): My Fair Lady (2012), On Chesil Beach

Talulah Riley (Mary Bennet) 
(Photo by PacificCoastNews.com)
The Jameson Empire Awards 2011 in London 2
Talulah Riley lights up the red carpet at the Jameson Empire Awards 2011 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. (March 27, 2011)

Best Known in role(s): Mary Bennet (Pride & Prejudice), Annabelle Fritton (St. Trinian's 1 and 2 movies)
Last seen in: The Dilemma (cameo role as a Concept Car Spokesmodel) with Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, and Queen Latifah;  Inception (in a cameo role with Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and Tom Hardy)
Recently filmed: The Knot (filming) as Alexandra with Mena Suvari
In development project(s): Transmission (2012)


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