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P&P is my favorite book as well! I could happily read it half a dozen times a year and not be bored. I also love the Colin Firth TV version that was on PBS a few years ago (the six-hour series). I thought the casting was superb. I am not a fan of the Keira Knightley version, however.I didn't realize it was the 200th anniversary of the novel this year, so I'm glad you told me.
Hi, Jan.I loved the Colin Firth version, too, but I think I may have liked the earlier version with Jennifer Ehle as Lizzie just a bit more.I was not impressed by the movie with Keira Knightly, especially as the messed with the ending.Oh, if you have time, check this out: http://www.janeausten.co.uk/janeaustenreadathon/It's kinda fun.
Marlyn,The Colin Firth version and the Jennifer Ehle version are one and the same. Perfect casting of every single character! I don't think a better film version of P&P could ever be made.
Colin Firth embodied Darcy...but I must admit I enjoy Matthew MacFaydens version...
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