Must-See Fall 2014 TV & Films starring Pride & Prejudice actors
Summer 2014 is over! Yep, you know what that means, right? New TV series/returning shows and movies to look forward to this Autumn from our favorite P&P actors! Continuing my annual list of some Pride & Prejudice 2005 alumni with a new movie and TV series or mini-series starting this month through December of 2014 (as well as a few upcoming films to see in 2015!).
Featured P&P (2005) actors: Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Jena Malone, Kelly Reilly, Rupert Friend, Tom Hollander, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton, and Peter Wight.
The following P&P '05 actors has new films (and returning TV series) to be released this fall 2014...
Returning TV series/mini-series for Fall 2014
Downton Abbey (Season 5) - September 21, 2014 (UK) and Jan. 4, 2015 (USA) - Penelope Wilton (co-star) as Mrs. Isobel Crawley.
Secrets, scandal and a shaking of the ground. The doors of Downton are set to open once more on Sunday September 21st at 9pm and you've been cordially invited to share a first look at what lies ahead.Watch: Penelope Wilton in ITV's Season 5 Trailer for Downton Abbey!
Homeland (Season 4) Episode 1 & 2 - October 5, 2014 - Rupert Friend as agent Peter Quinn
HOMELAND is an edge-of-your-seat sensation. CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn. You won't be able to turn away from this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake.Watch: Rupert Friend in new Homeland Season 4 teaser trailer
and watch Season 4 Official Trailer
Find out what's next for Carrie, Saul, and Quinn in season 4.
Also, Watch Behind The Scenes -Watch the cast discuss the new season.
The Paradise (Season 2) - returns to PBS MASTERPIECE Sundays beginning September 28th at a special time - 8/7c (check local listings). (Peter Wight co-stars).
Watch: Season 2 preview trailer for The Paradise
Tom Hollander plays Dylan Thomas, the famous poet known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle. Written by screenwriter Andrew Davies (“House of Cards”), the drama explores how Thomas’ experiences made his life virtually untenable and examines how his destructive personality played into his own demise.Watch the BBC trailer for A Poet In New York starring Tom Hollander to premiere on BBC America this Fall
Also (including this one here)...
Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys (as Mr. Darcy), Anna Maxwell Martin (as Elizabeth Darcy...née Bennet) is coming to PBS Masterpiece! It was included in their 2014 Fall Schedule line-up. The 3-part BBC murder-mystery mini-series (where it premiered in UK's BBC One last December 2013) will premiere on Sunday October 26 through November 2, 2014 at 9-10:30 pm ET.
An adaptation of P.D. James’ witty and inventive continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice picks up the story six years after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy. As preparations are being made for a ball at their Pemberley home, the discovery of a corpse brings an abrupt and shocking halt to the proceedings — and a threat to all that the Darcys hold dear. Sundays, October 26-November 2, 2014, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
Watch Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3. (Note: YouTube links may or may not work anymore...). You can read my long P&P 200: Death Comes To Pemberley (2013) Review here.
Watch: BBC One's Trailer for 'Death Comes To Pemberley or Watch: Masterpiece | Death Comes To Pemberley | Preview
Current and Upcoming Fall 2014 Films
Innocence - In U.S. Theaters
August 29th, 2014 September 5, 2014 (Kelly Reilly co-stars).
After the untimely death of her mother in a Montauck surfing accident, Beckett, 16, and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to the city to begin a new life. Enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school in Riverdale, Becekett finds first love and discovers that the school is run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their fountain of youth by drinking the blood of virgins.Watch the trailer for Innocence here.
Hector and the Search for Happiness - September 7th (TIFF 2014) and U.S. Theaters September 19th. (Rosamund Pike co-stars).
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.Watch: Rosamund Pike in new trailer for 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'
The Riot Club - September 6th (TIFF 2014); In UK Cinemas September 19th, 2014. No U.S. Release Date yet... (Tom Hollander co-stars).
Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.Watch the trailer for The Riot Club.
The Riot Club is directed by Lone Scherfig, who most recently helmed 'One Day', and the Best Picture Academy Award nominee 'An Education'. It is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures ('The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', 'Seven Psychopaths').
Time Out of Mind - Festival screenings: September 7th, 2014 (TIFF 2014) and October 5th, 2014 (NYFF 2014) (Jena Malone co-stars).
A homeless man (Richard Gere) tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone).What We Did On Our Holiday - In UK Cinemas September 26th. No U.S. Release Date yet... (Rosamund Pike co-stars).
What We Did On Our holiday is about a feuding couple, Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike), who are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.Watch: Rosamund Pike and David Tennant in first trailer for 'What We Did On Our Holiday'
and Watch: Rosamund Pike in new trailer #2 for 'What We Did On Our Holiday'
Watch: Rosamund Pike & Ben Affleck in first official trailer for 'Gone Girl'GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Laggies - In theaters
Laggies is a coming of age story about a 28-year-old woman stuck in permanent adolescence. Unable to find her career calling, still hanging out with the same friends, and living with her high school boyfriend, Megan must finally navigate her own future when an unexpected marriage proposal sends her into a panic.Watch: Keira Knightley in 'Laggies' trailer
The Imitation Game - In U.S. Theaters November 21st, 2014. (Keira Knightley co-stars).
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.Watch: Keira Knightley in trailer for 'The Imitation Game'
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - In US theaters November 21st, 2014. (Jena Malone as Johanna Mason co-stars again with Donald Sutherland as President Snow).
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.Watch: Donald Sutherland in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' teaser trailer!
and Watch: Donald Sutherland and Jena Malone in new teaser trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1)'
Inherent Vice - In US theaters December 12, 2014. (Jena Malone co-stars).
In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
More TBA Films for 2014...
Basmati Blues (Donald Sutherland)
The Best Offer (Donald Sutherland)
Set Fire to the Stars (Kelly Reilly)
What Remains (TV series) (Claudie Blakley)
The Mimic (TV series) (Peter Wight)
The Look of Love (Peter Wight)
The Security Men (TV movie) (Peter Wight)
Copenhagen (Tamzin Merchant)
Henry Hugglemonster (TV series) (Brenda Blethyn)
Suffragette (Carey Mulligan)
The Other Typist (Keira Knightley)
Angelica (Jena Malone)
Submerged (Talulah Riley)
Ripper Street (TV series) (Matthew Macfadyen)
Lost in Karastan (Matthew Macfadyen)
Enemy Way (Brenda Blethyn)
Esio Trot (TV Movie) (Judi Dench)
The Messenger (Tamzin Merchant)
Starred Up (Rupert Friend)
Plus Coming Soon in 2015...
Hitman: Agent 47 - In U.S. Theaters February 27, 2015. (Rupert Friend stars).
Based on the top-selling, award-winning video game franchise, "Agent 47" is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits - 47 - of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - In U.S. Theaters March 6, 2015. (Judi Dench as Evelyn and Penelope Wilton as Jean co-stars).
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets.Far From The Madding Crowd - In U.S. Theaters May 1st, 2015 (Carey Mulligan co-stars).
Far From The Madding Crowd is the story of an independent, beautiful and headstrong woman (Carey Mulligan) who attracts three very different suitors: the stolid Oak; the handsome and reckless Troy; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.Everest - In U.S. Theaters September 15, 2015. (Keira Knightley co-stars).
A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - In U.S. Theaters November 20, 2015 (Donald Sutherland as President Snow and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason co-stars)
After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.Tulip Fever - 2015. (Judi Dench and Tom Hollander co-star)
A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.