Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama,
adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austen's 1813 novel of the same name.
Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy.
Produced by Sue Birtwistle and directed by Simon Langton, the serial was
a BBC production with additional funding from the American A&E; Network.
BBC One originally broadcast the 55-minute episodes from 24 September to
29 October. The A&E; Network aired the serial in double episodes on
three consecutive nights beginning 14 January 1996. Critically acclaimed
and a popular success, Pride and Prejudice was honoured with several
awards, including a BAFTA Television Award for Jennifer Ehle for "Best
Actress" and an Emmy for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume
Design for a Miniseries or a Special". The role of Mr Darcy elevated
Colin Firth to stardom. The New York Times called the adaptation "a
witty mix of love stories and social conniving, cleverly wrapped in the
ambitions and illusions of a provincial gentry".
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