Pride and Prejudice – Where are they now?

Pride and Prejudice: where are they now?

15/10/2015

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Pride and Prejudice was one of those classic shows that simply couldn’t be improved upon. Or could it? With Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just around the corner, we’ve taken a look at the stars of the 1995 show to see where they are now.

 

 

 

 

 

Where’s Jennifer now? 

Where’s Jennifer now?

Jennifer Ehle won a BAFTA for her portrayal of Elizabeth

Jennifer Ehle won a BAFTA for her portrayal of Elizabeth, then went on to have a successful career on stage and screen. Most recently seen in The Ides of March and Contagion, Jennifer also had a role in the mega blockbuster The King's Speech. 

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth) 

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth)

Who could forget Mr Darcy?

Who could forget Mr Darcy? Suave, sophisticated, and the very definition of ‘dreamy’, we know we certainly can’t. And neither could the author Helen Fielding, as Colin Firth’s portrayal of Mr Darcy was the inspiration behind Bridget Jones’ Diary. Who would have thought!

Where’s Colin now? 

Where’s Colin now?

Our Colin is pretty much everywhere! Firth is now one of the UK's best acting exports

We shouldn’t have to mention… Our Colin is pretty much everywhere! Firth is now one of the UK's best acting exports. An Oscar winner and all-round classy gent, his career has gone from strength to strength. He was recently seen in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Jane Bennett (Susannah Harker) 

Jane Bennett (Susannah Harker)

The beautiful and demure Jane was the eldest Bennet daughter and the apple of her mother's eye

The beautiful and demure Jane was the eldest Bennet daughter and the apple of her mother's eye. Sweet and gentle Jane tended to see only the good in people, which left her open to a lot of hurt (cue lots of weeping into pillows) when people turned out to be a lot nastier than first thought. Poor Jane… 

Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) 

Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle)

Despite being witty and clever, she didn't half jump to conclusions and get in a twist sometimes

Feisty Elizabeth was the second eldest Bennet daughter and the character around which all the Pride and Prejudice action revolved. Despite being witty and clever, she didn't half jump to conclusions and get in a twist sometimes, bless her. Still, things worked out well for her when she bagged the adorable Darcy.

Where’s Susannah now? 

Where’s Susannah now?

Harker still appears on stage, and was even in an episode of Midsomer Murders!

Before Pride and Prejudice Susannah Harker was best known for her role in political thriller House of Cards. Harker still appears on stage, and was even in an episode of Midsomer Murders!

Mr Charles Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) 

Mr Charles Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter)

His arrival incited much excitement in Mrs Bennet

Rich, charming and handsome, Mr Bingley stirred up the local community when he moved to the Netherfield estate from the north of England. His arrival incited much excitement in Mrs Bennet, who was desperate to marry off one of her five daughters to the gent. His interest in Jane was clear from the moment he set his baby blue eyes on her at a local dance.

Where’s Crispin now? 

Where’s Crispin now?

Pride and Prejudice was pretty much Crispin Bonham-Carter's only big role

Pride and Prejudice was pretty much Crispin Bonham-Carter's only big role. He’s since appeared in bits and pieces of telly, including Absolutely Fabulous and ER, where his role was billed as 'passenger'. Oh dear. Having said that, he did do a spell in Coronation Street, and appeared in Westlife's Uptown Girl video. Good times!

Lydia Bennet (Julia Sawalha) 

Lydia Bennet (Julia Sawalha)

We can’t but love Lydia’s silliness

We can’t but love Lydia’s silliness. She was always giggling and flirting with the local militia, eventually bagging one of the handsome soldiers. Lydia enjoyed a good gossip and didn't give a hoot when she was the subject of the all the tittle tattle, much to her family's embarrassment.

Where’s Julia now? 

Where’s Julia now?

A costume or period drama just isn't the same without Julia Sawalha

A costume or period drama just isn't the same without Julia Sawalha. She’s the queen of the corset, recently playing the much loved Dorcus in Larkrise to Candleford. Ms Sawalha isn't all about bonnets though. We actually know her best for playing maligned daughter Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous, which returned for three gloriously funny episodes at the end of 2011.

Mr George Wickham (Adrian Lukis) 

Mr George Wickham (Adrian Lukis)

A member of the militia who descended on the local town

Oh Mr Wickham, you wicked, wicked boy! A member of the militia who descended on the local town, Wickham was one bad lad - spreading rumours about Mr Darcy and generally being a bit of a cad. Wickham ended up eloping with giggly Lydia, so he didn’t do too bad for himself!

Where’s Adrian now? 

Where’s Adrian now?

Adrian Lukis has had a steady career on British telly since the 1990s

Adrian Lukis has had a steady career on British telly since the 1990s, appearing in standards from The Bill to Judge John Deed. He's also appeared in some top theatre productions, including The Winslow Boy. Most recently he's been seen in top comedies Fresh Meat and Outnumbered.

Kitty Bennet (Polly Maberly) 

Kitty Bennet (Polly Maberly)

Her main hobbies were giggling and sniggering and gossiping with her sisters

Kitty was a little older than her sister Lydia. But even so, she was just as silly! Her main hobbies were giggling and sniggering and gossiping with her sisters. Though unlike Lydia, Kitty possessed a strong moral backbone, much to her father's relief.

Where’s Polly now? 

Where’s Polly now?

Polly Maberly has taken the well-worn British character actor path through TV drama

Polly Maberly has taken the well-worn British character actor path through TV drama, appearing in everything from The Bill and Midsomer Murders to Doctors. She had a large role in The Royal as Dr Lucy Klein and appeared in Hollyoaks as Natalie Talbot.

Mary Bennet (Lucy Briers) 

Mary Bennet (Lucy Briers)

Mary was said to be rather plain and drab

Poor Mary. Where her other sisters were described as pretty and vivacious, Mary was said to be rather plain and drab. But we never thought so. Anyone who spends that much time reading is bound to be an interesting date!

Where’s Lucy now? 

Where’s Lucy now?

Lucy Briers has had a very successful stage career with the odd foray into telly

The daughter of national treasure Richard Briers, Lucy Briers has had a very successful stage career with the odd foray into telly. She's pulling that sinister face for a stage play, by the way! 

Mr William Collins (David Bamber) 

Mr William Collins (David Bamber)

A cousin of Mr Bennet, Mr Collins was the heir to the Bennets' home

A cousin of Mr Bennet, Mr Collins was the heir to the Bennets' home, Longbourn. He decided he'd marry Elizabeth, but she was none too pleased with the thought and rebuffed him. He ended up marrying Elizabeth's good friend Charlotte Lucas, much to Mr Bennet’s relief.

Where’s David now? 

Where’s David now?

He once played Adolf Hitler in Valkyrie, opposite Tom Cruise

David hasn’t done too badly after his Pride and Prejudice days. He once played Adolf Hitler in Valkyrie, opposite Tom Cruise, which is pretty exciting. And you may have spotted him in Psychoville to The Borgias. Plus, and you'll never believe this one - he's been in Midsomer Murders too!

Miss Caroline Bingley (Anna Chancellor) 

Miss Caroline Bingley (Anna Chancellor)

The snooty sis of Mr Bingley

The snooty sis of Mr Bingley, Caroline had rather a thing for Mr Darcy, so was deeply annoyed when he started showing an attraction to Elizabeth Bennet. She did everything in her power to turn Darcy against Elizabeth but, thankfully, to no avail.

Where’s Anna now? 

Where’s Anna now?

Anna Chancellor is perhaps best known for playing Hugh Grant's ex 'Duckface' in Four Weddings and a Funeral

Cornering the market in playing posh ladies, Anna Chancellor is perhaps best known for playing Hugh Grant's ex 'Duckface' in Four Weddings and a Funeral. That wasn’t her only role though. She's also been a regular in Spooks, The Hour and Kavanagh QC. She is married to the wonderfully named Redha Debbah.

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