Sometimes the last person on Earth
you want to be with
is the one person you can't be without.


 
Updates:
November 11th: Merchandise - CD press release; Video Clips
November 6th: Interviews
October 31st: Promo materials: poster, prod. notes (middle column)

Release Dates/Premieres
(subject to change)

September
5th - World premiere, London

November
10th - US premiere, Loews Theatre, New York
11th - USA in selected cities
23rd - USA (wide)

December
8th - Singapore
23rd - Finland

January 2006
4th - Switzerland (French), Greece, Sweden
5th - Malaysia
6th - Denmark
13th - Norway
18th - France
19th - Portugal
20th - Panama, Iceland
26th - Czech Rep.
27th - Taiwan

February
2nd - Argentina, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Slovenia
3rd - Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, Switz (Italy)
10th - Brazil, Colombia, Cyprus, Spain, Venezuela
11th - Taiwan
15th - Egypt
16th - Chile, Indonesia
17th - India
18th - Japan
23rd - Hong Kong, Peru, Thailand
24th - Korea

March
1st - Philippines

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Ratings
USA - PG-13
UK - U
 

Interviews

Official Production Notes
Keira - Daily Mirror
Keira - BBC
Deborah Moggach - London24
Keira - Daily Telegraph
Carey Mulligan (Kitty Benent) - icLondon
Keira - DarkHorizons
Brenda - DarkHorizons
Keira - Boston Globe
Joe Wright - SF Chronicle
Matthew - Herald Tribune
Brenda - Seattle Tmes
Donald - Canoe

Articles

World premiere diary
Empire Online

Lizzie casting - Empire
Darcy casting - Telegraph
Extras report - Stamford Mercury
Chatsworth House filming

Reviews

MRQE
IMDb
RottenTomatoes
MetaCritic
Yahoo!

Merchandise

Tie-in novel
Quad Poster
Downloadable poster
Companion book
Soundtrack CD: Cover - Buy It
 

Soundtrack CD Press Release:

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
JANE AUSTEN’S CLASSIC TALE OF ROMANCE AND WIT
 
PRIDE & PREJUDICE FEATURING ORIGINAL MUSIC BY DARIO MARIANELLI
 
WITH PERFORMANCES BY ACCLAIMED PIANIST AND DECCA RECORDING ARTIST JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET
 
**SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 8TH ON DECCA**
 
(October 5th, 2005- New York, NY)- The glorious world of Jane Austen is at last brought back to the big screen in all its romance, wit, and emotional force in Pride & Prejudice, which Focus Features releases in theaters this holiday season.  Directed by Joe Wright, the classic tale of love and misunderstanding unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century.  The soundtrack features an original score by Italian-born composer Dario Marianelli (The Brothers Grimm) with performances by Decca artist and French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and will be released on November 8th on Decca.
The hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing soundtrack exudes a feeling of empowering romanticism coupled with great emotional suspense builders. Music is an integral part of the film, with the main piano theme used as both background music and as source music when one of the characters plays the instrument on-screen. “Darcy’s Letter” and “Leaving Netherfield” put forth a somber feeling, while “Meryton Townhall” is an uplifting jig providing a sense of whimsy present in the personalities of the film’s younger characters. Weaving piano melodies into the sweeping score enhances the beautiful cinematography and sweep of the love stories. In addition to the piano theme, Marianelli has also reworked the popular Rondeau from Purcell’s Abdelazer to depict the dance scenes, and the overall effect fully complements the touching on-screen action.
Adding his rich piano playing to the score, Jean-Yves Thibaudet began his musical studies in France at the tender age of 5. At age 12, he entered the Paris Conservatory where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel. At age 15, Thibaudet won the premier Prix du Conservatoire, and three years later he won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York. In 2001, the Republic of France awarded him the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2002, Jean-Yves was awarded the Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival for his artistic achievements and his longstanding involvement with the festival. The French pianist has received much praise from the press; The New York Times stated “…the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed,” while The Los Angeles Times was quoted as saying he is a “virtuoso with pronounced and admirable musical depth.”
Dario Marianelli has been composing music for films for about ten years. Born in Pisa, he studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he received a scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation for a course held on the subject of Composition and Choreography. Other scholarships allowed him to go to Germany for a series of workshops on European Film Music. He spent three years at the National Film and Television School, from which he graduated in 1997. His credits include scoring the BAFTA Award-winning In This World and The Warrior. Over the last few years, Dario has written music for several feature films, TV dramas, documentaries, animations, theatre, contemporary dance and concerts. Most recently he scored the music for The Brothers Grimm.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Academy Award Promotions

The following full-page advertisements appeared in movie industry trade journals following the announcement by AMPAS that Keira had received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role of Elizabeth Bennet.
 

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 01

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 02

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 02

Backstage Weekly,
Feb 02

Entertainment
Weekly, Feb 03

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 07

Daily Variety,
Feb 07

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 08

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 09

The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 10

The Hollywood
Reporter, Feb 10

Weekly Variety,
Feb 13

Daily Variety,
Feb 14, left

Daily Variety,
Feb 14, right

The Hollywood
Reporter, Feb 15

Daily Variety,
Feb 16 (blend)

Backstage West,
Feb 21

Promotional Video Clips

Note: Some external links may no longer work.

E! Behind The Scenes: 
Part One: 10Mb - Part Two: 10.5Mb
Part Three: 11Mb - Part Four: 7Mb

HBO First Look: 
Part One 4Mb - Part Two 5Mb 
Part Three 6Mb - Part Four 6.5Mb

Focus Features Testimonials (with The Kiss): 
4.8Mb - 4.6Mb (QuickTime .mov) 

P&P kiss controversy: 
Sky News (Austen, industry experts) - 2.6Mb
Channel 4 News (Keira, Donald int.) - 3.5Mb

Entertainment Tonight: 
P&P Box Office, Vogue shoot - 1Mb

Improved quality: 
Regis & Kelly 9/11/05 - 10Mb
Conan O'Brien - 10Mb
The Early Show - 7.5Mb

ET Canada 6/10/05 Donald - 1.3Mb
ET Canada 9/11/05 Keira - 3.7Mb

CNN Showbiz - External
E! News - P&P US prem - 650kb
Moviefone Q&A with Keira, Brenda, Matt and Ros: External
CBS Early Show interview with Keira: External

EXCLUSIVE CLIPS: 

1. He Must Marry One Of Them 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

2. He Looks Miserable 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

3. I Doubt We Shall Ever Speak Again 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

4. May I Have The Next Dance ? 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

5. Insist Upon The Marrying 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

6. Do You Draw ? 
QuickTime: High- Low
Windows Media: High - Low

7. So This Is Your Opinion Of Me ? 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

8. Lydia Married 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low
 

P&P US TV spot - 1.3Mb

E! News - P&P profile, Keira interview 3.2Mb

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 
Lady Catherine/Lizzie - Moviefone

OFFICIAL TRAILERS: 
QuickTime: High - Low
Windows Media: High - Low

BBC Film2004 (1Mb
Entertainment Tonight (800kb

4 official clips: One - Two - Three - Four

Sky Movies: Pride & Prejudice Diaries 
Part One 13Mb - Part Two 11Mb
Part Three 11Mb - Part Four 8Mb

ITV1: Pride and Prejudice Revisited 
Part One 10Mb - Part Two 11Mb
Part Three 11Mb - Part Four 9Mb

UK premiere & promotions: 
ITV News - Keira and Rosamund - 4Mb
MTV UK. TRL - Keira interview from premiere - 4Mb
GMTV. Donald Sutherland live interview - 13Mb
GMTV. Report from premiere - 4Mb
Sky News. Premiere report and preview - 5Mb
LK Today - Report from premiere - 9Mb
GMTV. Exclusive interview with Keira - 12Mb
BBC Film2005 review - BBC1, 10MB
BBC Breakfast - BBC1 3Mb
ITV London Tonight review: 4Mb
Sky News review: 3Mb
ITV Film File review: 1.6Mb
BBC East Midlands. Chatsworth (Pemberley): 3.5Mb
BBC Newsnight Review (audio) 3.7Mb
BBC Hardtalk, Donald Sutherland (audio) 4Mb
Toronto premiere interview 700kb
Sky Movies News preview: 3.4Mb
Toronto press conference (Keira edit): 
a) 10Mb - b) 10Mb
Sky Movies, UK Top 10 (dance scenes): 2.6Mb
Sky News: P&P tourism 4Mb
Kamera.com - KK/RP interview, clips off-site
RTE - Keira interview
RTE (audio) - Radio movie review
 

Promotional Materials

One-sheet poster (450kb)

Production Notes: html - Word .doc

Buttons for web site use:
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Official Web Sites

North America
UK & Ireland
Working Title Films
Universal
Longbourn.net - official forum
 

Other Movie Sites

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HollywoodSX
EmpireMovies
 

Trailers

Working Title
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iFilm
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MovieList
Cinema.com
MovieBox
About.com

Timeline

1775 - December 16th. Jane Austen is born in Steventon, Hampshire.
1796-97 - Jane writes the story First Impressions. It is rejected by her publisher.
1811 - Jane revises First Impressions, including the title, now changed to Pride and Prejudice.
1813 - The novel is published to great acclaim.
1817 - July 18th. Jane Austen dies at Winchester and is buried in its Cathedral.
1938 - The BBC produce the first television production of Pride and Prejudice, starring Curigwen Lewis as Elizabeth Bennet.
1940 - July 26th. The first and, until now, only movie production of Pride and Prejudice was released by MGM. Adapted by Aldous Huxley from a stage version of the novel, it starred Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier as the two protagonists.
1952 - Feb 2nd to March 8th. The BBC broadcast its second version of P&P - a five-episode mini-series rather than one drama. This starred Ann Baskett and Peter Cushing as Mr. Darcy !
1958 - Jan 24th to Feb 28th. Yet another BBC adaptation, this time in six episodes and starring Jane Downs and Alan Badel.
1967 - Still another version of the novel, but the first broadcast in colour. Celia Bannerman and Lewis Fiander were the stars.
1980 - Jan 30th to Feb 10th. Another BBC production, this time for BBC2. Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul appeared in this version, adapted by novelist Fay Weldon.
1995 - 24th Sept to 29th Oct. No doubt thanks to the advent of BBC Worldwide, this is probably the most famous BBC version of the novel. Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred as the proud and prejudiced couple, with sterling support from Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Anna Chancellor and Emilia Fox. Andrew Davies adapted the screenplay. Jennifer won the Best Actress BAFTA in 1996, with the mini series nominated in five other categories. It won an Emmy award for Best Costume Design, and Andrew Davies won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best Dramatised Serial.

2004 - January. Working Title announce plans for a big screen version of Pride and Prejudeice, the first since 1940. Joe Wright is confirmed as director, with the screenplay written by novelist Deborah Moggach.
April 27th - Screen International announce Keira Knightley is in advanced negotiations to star as Elizabeth Bennet in the Working Title production.
June 8th. Keira is confirmed in the role of Elizabeth.
June 11th. Matthew MacFadyen is announced as Mr. Darcy.
July 14th. Dame Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton, Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn are confirmed as co-stars in the movie. A budget of $28million is revealed.
July 19th. Principal photography begins at Burghley House, near Stamford in Lincolnshire. It will be seen as Rosings, the home of the De Bourghs.
August 15th. Filming moves to Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, which will be seen as the Bennets' home, Longbourn.
August 23rd. Filming takes place at Wilton House near Salisbury, to be seen as the interior of Pemberley. (This was the location for Colin Firth's famous wet shirt scene in the 1995 BBC production). Stourhead Gardens and Martin Down were other places utilised while in Wiltshire.
August 31st. Filming returns to Burghley House, and its local town of Stamford, with hundreds of locals used as extras. This will be seen as the village of Meryton in the movie.
September 8th. The cast and crew film Netherfield scenes at Basildon Park in Berkshire. The West Front, dining room and Octagon Drawing Room will be featured in the movie.
September 13th. Keira is confirmed to play Domino Harvey in Domino, which starts filming in early October. Her hair is cut short in preparation for the role, and the remaining scenes as Lizzie see her sporting a wig.
September 27th. Filming concludes at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. The exterior shots of Pemberley were filmed here, and the grand staircase and Sculpture Gallery will also be seen. While in Derbyshire, dramatic clifftop scenes were filmed with Keira in the Peak District National Park.
October 8th. Filming wraps on the movie, as early release date speculation suggest September 2005.
December 19th. Pride and Prejudice tops a poll of 'The books that changed your life' on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme.

2005. February 11th. The novel is voted 'Most romantic novel of all time' by the Romantic Novelists Association of Great Britain.
June 1st. The full trailer for the movie is released by Working Title.
June 4th. The official web site for the movie goes live.
 

Official Press Release

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” 

United International Pictures, Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are pleased to announce the release of Pride & Prejudice in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 16th September. 

The film stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet with Matthew Macfadyen as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn play Mr and Mrs Bennet and the supporting cast includes Judi Dench, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone and Tom Hollander. Directed by Joe Wright from an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel by Deborah Moggach, Pride & Prejudice is produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Films, and Paul Webster; executive producers are Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin, and Jane Frazer is co-producer. 

A fresh yet faithful adaptation of the original novel, Pride & Prejudice follows the adventures of Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters and their attempts to find husbands. When a wealthy bachelor and his circle of sophisticated friends take up summer residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz with hope that potential suitors will be in full supply. But once Elizabeth meets up with Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), what seemed at first like a match made in heaven quickly becomes one of the most classic battles of the sexes ever portrayed in literature. 

The film was shot entirely on location in the UK, including Derbyshire, Wiltshire and Kent.

Pride & Prejudice marks the feature film debut of director Joe Wright, whose recent television drama Charles II: the Pride and the Passion, was nominated for five BAFTA Awards, winning Best Drama Series, and Best Costume. 

Deborah Moggach is the prize-winning author of numerous television screenplays including Stolen, Goggleyes, See- Saw, Close Relations, and Final Demand. Her many novels include the bestselling Tulip Fever and Porky. 

Distributor:- UIP
Release Date:- 16th September 2005 
Certificate:- U 
Running Time:- 2 hours 7 mins 
 

Main Cast and Crew

Keira Knightley - Elizabeth Bennet
Matthew MacFadyen - Fitzwilliam Darcy
Brenda Blethyn - Mrs. Bennet
Donald Sutherland - Mr. Bennet
Tom Hollander - Mr. Collins
Rosamund Pike - Jane Bennet
Jena Malone - Lydia Bennet
Dame Judi Dench - Lady Catherine De Bourgh
Claudie Blakley - Charlotte Lucas
Cornelius Booth - Colonel Fitzwilliam
Rupert Friend - Mr. Wickham
Tamzin Merchant - Georgiana Darcy
Carey Mulligan - Kitty Bennet
Kelly Reilly - Caroline Bingley
Talulah Riley - Mary Bennet
Penelope Wilton - Mrs. Gardiner
Simon Woods - Charles Bingley
Peter Wright - Mr. Gardiner

Director - Joe Wright
Producers - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
 

Credits

Writer - Jane Austen (novel)
Screenplay - Deborah Moggach (main draft)
Screenplay - Lee Hall (adaptation)
Score - Dario Marianelli
Performed by - Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Production Company - Working Title Films
Distributor - Focus Features
 

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