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Pride And Prejudice Has Been Added To Netflix UK

Pride And Prejudice Has Been Added To Netflix UK

There are dozens of Jane Austen-inspired works out there, from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to Clueless. If the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice is your favourite, you're in luck: Netflix UK have just added the film to their roster.

Keira Knightley starred as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Credit: StudioCanal/Working Title Films)
Keira Knightley starred as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Credit: StudioCanal/Working Title Films)

This adaptation, directed by Joe Wright, stars Keira Knightley in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet. At the time, Keira Knightly was known for her leading roles in Bend It Like Beckham and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film depicts the lives of five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Succession star Matthew Macfadyen takes on the iconic role as Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth's love interest.

The official Netflix UK Twitter account confirmed the news today, tweeting a picture of Matthew Macfadyen looking rather dashing as Mr. Darcy.

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One person tweeted: "Underrated version."

Another Twitter user said: "Thank you - am isolating, this will help," in response to the film joining Netflix.

Similarly, a third person responded: "I know what I'll be watching when isolating next week."

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The film received widespread acclaim from critics upon release, and landed four nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Keira. Jane Austen scholars have also noted that this Pride & Prejudice film created a new hybrid genre of blending traits of the heritage film with youth-orientated filmmaking techniques.

Pride & Prejudice also lived up to its hype, grossing $121.6 million against a relatively small $28 million budget. It was produced by the Working Title Films, the same production company behind other smash you may have heard of - Bridget Jones's Diary and Love Actually.

Matthew Macfadyen played Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Credit: StudioCanal/Working Title Films)
Matthew Macfadyen played Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Credit: StudioCanal/Working Title Films)
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Partly due to the success of Clueless, which was inspired by the novel Emma, there had been a resurgence of interest in Jane Austen's work and in recent years, Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet and Shakespeare in Love, which led to Gwyneth Paltrow winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, were also hits amongst audiences and critics.

Pride & Prejudice is available to stream now on Netflix UK and Ireland.

Featured Image Credit: StudioCanal/Working Title Films

Topics: Film News, Books, Film, Keira Knightley, Nostalgia, Netflix

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