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Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Brenda Blethyn!

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Today, February 20th, is the 71st birthday of two-time Academy Award Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn, best known to us P&P fans as Mrs. Bennet, the five Bennet girlsmother in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film.

After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and films, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved. Currently seen on ITV's Vera series, which is now on its sixth season.

Born in (February 20th) 1946 in Ramsgate in Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there, she took a risk and enrolled herself at the at The Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey, England and then left her British Rail years behind. Her risk had paid off, by the mid-1970s she was working on stage, eventually joining the National Theatre Company in 1975. (Read more of her Bio on IMDB!)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Any Human Heart stars Matthew Macfadyen & Hayley Atwell to reunite and star in Howards End

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Another (mini) cast reunion, this time from two of Any Human Heart and Pillars of The Earth stars Matthew Macfadyen and Hayley Atwell are set to co-star in BBC (UK) and Starz (USA) upcoming TV adaptation, a limited (four-part) series Howards End.

Read more info. via Deadline below...

Love Actually Cast including Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant to reunite for Red Nose Day Short Film Sequel

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Great news for fans (myself included) of Love Actually (2003 romantic-comedy) movie, which Keira Knightley co-starred with a big ensemble cast including Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, and more. According to Deadline, Love Actually cast and director Richard Curtis are reuniting for a British charity Comic Relief with a short (10-minutes long) film sequel, Red Nose Day Actually in support of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day fundraiser, which will air on BBC One March 24th, in the UK and on NBC on May 25th, in the U.S. Many LA cast members are returning except for the late Alan Rickman (of course). Also, looks like Emma Thompson and Laura Linney are not returning either as they are not mentioned in the list of cast returning.

Read more info. via Deadline below...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Film Review

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Okay, I'm beyond late in posting my film review of Screen Gems' Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film starring  &


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Love Songs - Pride & Prejudice Playlist

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It’s Valentine’s Day and on such an occasion it’s only appropriate to recognize arguably the greatest love story ever told. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is a very romantic novel. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are literature’s greatest lovers and remain the standard by which all couples in a love story are compared.

When Jane Austen created the spirited Elizabeth and the brooding Mr. Darcy she probably had no idea that she was setting in motion two hundred years of fascination. Very few pieces of writing have entered our cultural consciousness and have remained as fresh and captivating as this tale.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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♥ Happy Valentines Day!!!! ♥
To all P&P fans, frequent readers and visitors of this blog, here are...

14 Must-See Romantic Movies for you to check out and watch on this Valentines Day...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Matthew Macfadyen's new political drama Succession gets a 10-Episode Series Order from HBO

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As I previously posted here (last October 2016), Matthew Macfadyen was cast in a new pilot for (Succession) HBO, which was said to be filming in New York. Now, here's a new update, Variety reports that HBO has given a 10-episode series order to “Succession, a political drama from executive producers Will Ferrell and . Matthew co-stars with Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook.

Read more info. about Succession via Variety below...

Friday, February 10, 2017

In Theaters Today: A United Kingdom

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In select theaters today is Belle director Amma Asante’s latest film A United Kingdom starring Rosamund Pike with her Jack Reacher co-star David Oyelowo (who co-produced the film).

Watch the trailer, see the stills, synopsis, and more below...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2017 Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky

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Pride & Prejudice/Jane Austen Fans, mark your calendars! The 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival will be July 14-16, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. If you're interested in attending this year's festival, you'll have plenty of time to plan and schedule your trip to Louisville. In honor of the 200th Year Anniversary of Jane Austen's death (which was July 18th, 1817), there will be a Regency Mourning Procession, which you can join on Saturday, July 15th.

NOTE: You do not have to be a member of the Jane Austen Society to attend the Festival.

Here's the Press Release for more details on the upcoming 2017 JASNA Louisville festival below...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Photos: Rosamund Pike at A United Kingdom New York Premiere

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This Friday is finally the US Theatrical Release for Belle director Amma Asante’s latest film A United Kingdom starring Rosamund Pike with her Jack Reacher co-star David Oyelowo (who co-produced the film). Yesterday (February 6th), Rosamund attended the world premiere of "A United Kingdom" at The Paris Theatre in New York City.

Check out some new photos of RP from the NYC premiere below...

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