KEIRA KNIGHTLEY (Elizabeth Bennet)
Keira Knightley is one of today's true rising stars in films.
She is known to audiences worldwide for her performances in Gore Verbinski's blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, starring opposite Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom for producer Jerry Bruckheimer; Gurinder Chadha's sleeper hit Bend It Like Beckham (for which she was honoured with the London Critics Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year); and Richard Curtis' ultimate romantic comedy Love Actually, also for Working Title Films.
Ms Knightley next stars in Tony Scott's action thriller Domino, as real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey. She is currently at work filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (the first of two sequels to be filmed back-to-back).
The UK native acquired an agent at an early age, and appeared in her first television drama (Ferdinand Fairfax' Royal Celebration) at the age of 6. Her subsequent television credits included playing Lara in Giacomo Campiotti's miniseries remake of Doctor Zhivago (opposite Hans Matheson).
Ms Knightley's first big-screen role was as a handmaiden in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Among her subsequent films were Gillies Mackinnon's Pure; Antoine Fuqua's King Arthur (again for producer Jerry Bruckheimer), as Guinevere; and John Maybury's The Jacket.
MATTHEW MACFADYEN (Mr Darcy)
Matthew Macfadyen has become best known to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for his compelling portrayal of government agent Tom Quinn in the hit series Spooks. The series (co-starring Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo, and Peter Firth) enjoyed three successful seasons on the BBC.
Mr Macfadyen is now also making a name for himself in films. After small but pivotal roles in Ben Elton's Maybe Baby (with Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson), Michael Apted's Enigma (with Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet), and Paul McGuigan's The Reckoning (with Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe), he played his first lead film role (opposite Miranda Otto) in Brad McGann's In My Father's Den. The dramatic thriller attracted attention from the worldwide film industry.
Mr Macfadyen's acting career began with extensive schooling. He attended Oakham School in Rutland, Leicestershire, where he was a drama scholar from 1990 to 1992. On leaving Oakham, he was accepted at the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
He graduated from RADA to join the innovative Cheek by Jowl theatre company, and made his professional stage debut in the troupe's production of The Duchess of Malfi. He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and School for Scandal, and on international tours.
In 1998, Mr Macfadyen starred again with Cheek by Jowl, as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, opposite Saskia Reeves as Beatrice. The production "crossed the pond" to the US, playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
In 1999, he was nominated for the prestigious RSC Ian Charleson Award for Best Classical Actor under 30.
At that time, Mr Macfadyen began working in UK television, taking a role in David Skynner's telefilm remake of Wuthering Heights. He was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for his first television starring role, in Peter Kosminsky's BAFTA Award-winning BBC drama Warriors. He subsequently starred opposite Sir Michael Gambon in Stephen Poliakoff's miniseries Perfect Strangers, again winning acclaim.
His subsequent UK television miniseries appearances include David Yates' BAFTA Award-winning The Way We Live Now and Peter Kosminsky's The Project.
Mr Macfadyen's most recent stage appearance is in Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre production of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, starring as Prince Hal opposite Sir Michael Gambon's Falstaff.
BRENDA BLETHYN (Mrs Bennet)
Brenda Blethyn will next be seen starring onscreen in Gaby Dellal's On a Clear Day, opposite Peter Mullan.
Her performance in Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies gained the actress international recognition, as she won Best Actress honours from the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Cannes International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. She was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award.
Ms Blethyn was again nominated for an Academy Award, as Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in Mark Herman's Little Voice, which also brought her BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe Award nominations. She has been nominated a third time for the latter, for her performance in Nigel Cole's Saving Grace.
Her other film credits include Cherie Nowlan's upcoming Clubland; John McKay's Piccadilly Jim; Kevin Spacey's Beyond the Sea; Nicole Holofcener's Lovely & Amazing; Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It; and Nicolas Roeg's The Witches.
Ms Blethyn was an Emmy Award nominee for her performance in Robert Dornhelm's miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story. Her other notable television credits include Christopher Menaul's Belonging (for which she earned a BAFTA Award nomination); Benjamin Ross' RKO 281 (as Louella Parsons) and Roger Michell's miniseries The Buddha of Suburbia.
She has been acting on the stage for 30 years, and recently starred on Broadway in Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother, opposite Edie Falco for director Michael Mayer.
In 2000, Ms Blethyn was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
DONALD SUTHERLAND (Mr Bennet)
Donald Sutherland's career as an actor encompasses over 100 films.
These include such classics as Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen; Robert Altman's MASH; Alan J Pakula's Klute (opposite Jane Fonda); Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (opposite Julie Christie); John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust; Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900; Federico Fellini's Casanova; John Landis' National Lampoon's Animal House; Robert Redford's Ordinary People (opposite Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton); and Oliver Stone's JFK.
Mr Sutherland's many other films include Paul Mazursky's Alex in Wonderland; Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Bob Clark's Murder by Decree; Richard Marquand's Eye of the Needle; Richard Pearce's Threshold; Euzhan Palcy's A Dry White Season; Fred Schepisi's Six Degrees of Separation; Barry Levinson's Disclosure; Joel Schumacher's A Time to Kill; Robert Towne's Without Limits; Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys; F Gary Gray's The Italian Job; and Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain.
He will shortly be seen starring in Griffin Dunne's Fierce People (opposite Diane Lane); Robert Edwards' Land of the Blind (opposite Ralph Fiennes); Aric Avelino's American Gun (opposite Sissy Spacek); James CE Burke's Aurora Borealis (opposite Louise Fletcher and Juliette Lewis); and Robert Towne's Ask the Dust (opposite Salma Hayek).
Mr Sutherland won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his performance in Chris Gerolmo's Citizen X, and won a second Golden Globe Award for his performance in John Frankenheimer's Path to War.
He is currently at work on the new ABC dramatic series Commander-in-Chief, in which he stars as the Speaker of the House, opposite Geena Davis as the first female US President.
TOM HOLLANDER (Mr Collins)
While at Cambridge, Tom Hollander was in the university's Cambridge Footlights revue and played a much-celebrated Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Sam Mendes. His honours include a Best Actor nod from Time Out; and four Ian Charleson Awards from the London Critics Circle.
His stage and radio credits include productions of The Judas Kiss; The Government Inspector; Tartuffe; Mojo; and The Threepenny Opera (again directed by Sam Mendes, at the Donmar Warehouse). On television he has appeared on Absolutely Fabulous, among other series; in the miniseries Wives and Daughters (directed by Nicholas Renton) and in the telefilms The Lost Prince (directed by Stephen Polikoff) and Cambridge Spies (as Guy Burgess, directed by Tim Fywell).
Mr Hollander's film credits include Robert Altman's Academy Award-winning Gosford Park; Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter's TheLawless Heart; Neil LaBute's Possession (also for Focus Features); Michael Apted's Enigma; Ben Elton's Maybe Baby; Rose Troche's Bedrooms and Hallways; Terry George's Some Mother's Son; Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty; John McKay's Piccadilly Jim; Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine; Robert Edwards' Land of the Blind; and, now in production, Gore Verbinski's two back-to-back Pirates of the Caribbean sequels.
ROSAMUND PIKE (Jane Bennet)
Rosamund Pike will shortly be seen starring in Andrzej Bartkowiak's sci-fi action thriller Doom.
At 16, she joined the National Youth Theatre, while continuing her studies at Oxford University and gaining a degree in English literature. Her first television roles were also undertaken during her studies - including leading roles in the miniseries Wives and Daughters (directed by Nicholas Renton) and Love in a Cold Climate (directed by Tom Hooper).
In her recent return to the stage, Ms Pike won critical praise for her starring role in Terry Johnson's Hitchcock Blonde.
Her other films include Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine and Lee Tamahori's blockbuster Die Another Day (opposite Pierce Brosnan as James Bond).
JENA MALONE (Lydia Bennet)
Jena Malone made an unforgettable debut in the lead role of Anjelica Huston's Bastard Out of Carolina (based on the Dorothy Allison book of the same name), which aired on Showtime. Her performance earned her CableACE, Screen Actors Guild, and Independent Spirit Award nominations as well as a Young Artist Award.
A number of projects followed, with roles that firmly established her as a gifted young actor. She starred in another acclaimed Showtime telefilm, Martin Bell's Hidden in America; Robert Zemeckis' blockbuster Contact (as the young Jodie Foster character); Goldie Hawn's telefilm Hope (which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination); John Erman's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" telefilm Ellen Foster; Chris Columbus' popular Stepmom; and John Stockwell's telefilm Cheaters.
More recently, Ms Malone has starred onscreen in one of the most talked-about films of recent years, Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko; Irwin Winkler's Life as a House; Peter Care's The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys; Jordan Brady's American Girl (which she co-produced); Anthony Minghella's award-winning Cold Mountain; Rebecca Miller's The Ballad of Jack and Rose; and Brian Dannelly's Saved!
JUDI DENCH (Lady Catherine de Bourg)
Since playing Ophelia in Hamlet at the Old Vic 40 years ago, Judi Dench has received worldwide acclaim for a career marked by outstanding performances in both classical and contemporary roles and notable for encompassing the full range of the stage, television, and motion pictures. She has won 9 BAFTA Awards to date.
Ms Dench received the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970 for services to the theatre, and subsequently became a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) in 1998 and received the Order of the Companion of Honour this year.
She won the Academy Award for her performance in John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, in addition to a BAFTA Award and the National Society of Film Critics citation. An earlier collaboration with the director, Mrs Brown, earned her Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination.
Ms Dench was again an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee for both Lasse Hallström's Chocolat (for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award) and Richard Eyre's Iris (for which she won a BAFTA Award).
Her other feature film credits include David Hare's Wetherby; Merchant Ivory's A Room with a View (for which she won a BAFTA Award); David Jones' 84 Charing Cross Road; Charles Sturridge's A Handful of Dust (for which she won a BAFTA Award); Kenneth Branagh's Henry V and Hamlet; Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini; Lasse Hallström's The Shipping News; Charles Dance's Ladies in Lavender; and four movies as spy boss "M" opposite Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, the most recent of which was Lee Tamahori's Die Another Day.
Ms Dench will soon be seen starring opposite Bob Hoskins in the title role of Stephen Frears' Mrs Henderson Presents, and next begins work on Richard Eyre's Notes on a Scandal.
Her television work includes the long-running series As Time Goes By (starring opposite Geoffrey Palmer); the animated series Angelina Ballerina (starring opposite her daughter, Finty Williams); and Gillies Mackinnon's telefilm (also for Working Title) The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, for which she won BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.
In recent years, Ms Dench has starred onstage in David Hare's Amy's View (winning a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway production); Peter Hall's staging of The Royal Family; David Hare's The Breath of Life, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with Dame Maggie Smith; and All's Well That Ends Well, for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and then the West End.
CAREY MULLIGAN (Kitty Bennet)
Carey Mulligan makes her professional debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice. Previous acting experience was gained in local amateur theatre. She recently gained critical acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre, in Kevin Eyot's drama Forty Winks.
TALULAH RILEY (Mary Bennet)
Talulah's first professional acting job was at the age of 17 as Angela in Five Little Pigs; an episode of the Granada television series Poirot starring David Suchet. Having continued on to A-Levels and now finished school, she makes her feature film debut in Pride & Prejudice.
Talulah is currently appearing in the Old Vic production of The Philadelphia Story alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Ehle.
SIMON WOODS (Mr Bingley)
Simon Woods starred in Joe Wright's award-winning television drama Charles II, as the Duke of Marlborough. He has appeared in television drama series' Foyle's War and Cambridge Spies, with Tom Hollander. Since Pride & Prejudice he has remained in period costume playing Princess Margaret's lover in the forthcoming biopic, and a spy in Elizabeth and Essex, opposite Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.
Whilst at Oxford, from where he graduated in 2002, he directed seven plays, including two sell-out runs at the Oxford Playhouse
As a writer, he was commissioned to adapt for the stage Arthur Koestler's seminal novel Darkness at Noon for Portobello Pictures. He is currently preparing a collaborative show of text-based art installations entitled Resight Resound.
KELLY REILLY (Miss Bingley)
At the age of seventeen, Kelly Reilly was spotted by an agent at an amateur actors' showcase, and sent to her first audition. She landed the role in television drama Prime Suspect, and continued her career on stage and television, leaving no time to attend drama school as she had originally intended. In 2003, her stage role in Patrick Marber's adaptation After Miss Julie was awarded by a nomination as Best Actress at the Olivier Awards, the youngest nominee ever.
Her film appearances include The Libertine, with Johnny Depp, Les Poupee Russes, with Audrey Tatou, and most recently, Mrs Henderson Presents, where she will star alongside Judi Dench.
CLAUDIE BLAKLEY (Charlotte Lucas)
Claudie Blakley's credits include Robert Altman's ensemble drama Gosford Park and Peter Bogdanovich's The Cats Meow.
On stage she was awarded the Ian Charleson Award for her performance in The Seagull, and most recently appeared in Trevor Nunn's staging of The Lady from the Sea, alongside Natasha Richardson, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Alls Well that Ends Well, directed by Greg Doran.
Her television appearances include Adrian Shergold's contemporary drama Dirty Filthy Love, and the adaptation He Knew He Was Right, directed by Tom Vaughan.
RUPERT FRIEND (Mr Wickham)
A recent graduate of the Webber Douglas School of Drama, Rupert Friend appeared in many stage productions there including taking the role of Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.
Since graduating, he has appeared in the films Sex Lies and Cyberspace, directed by Henry Singer, and The Libertine, directed by Laurence Dunmore. He will next be seen in a starring role opposite Joan Plowright in Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, directed by Dan Ireland, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Taylor.
JOE WRIGHT (Director)
Joe Wright won a BAFTA Award for his work on the miniseries Charles II: The Power & The Passion, which was his most recent directorial project. The miniseries, which starred Rufus Sewell, won two additional BAFTA Awards, and was nominated for three more.
His prior credits as director include another highly acclaimed miniseries, the epic drama Nature Boy (for which he was a BAFTA Award nominee), starring Lee Ingleby; the miniseries Bodily Harm, starring Timothy Spall; and the telefilm Bob & Rose (which won several international awards).
Mr Wright has also directed two short films, The End (written by Kathy Burke, and aired on the UK's Channel 4) and Crocodile Snap (starring Claire Rushbrook, and aired on the BBC). The latter was a BAFTA Award nominee.
He directed his first short film, Whatever Happened to Walthamstow Marshes, back in 1991, while enrolled at the Camberwell School of Arts. From 1991 to 1994, he studied Fine Art, Film and Video at St. Martin's.
In 1993, Mr Wright was awarded a Fuji Film Scholarship to make The Middle Ground. As part of the development process, he spent six weeks teaching drama at Islington Green School, where the short was cast and subsequently filmed.
TIM BEVAN and ERIC FELLNER (Producers)
Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, has become Europe's leading film production company, making movies that defy boundaries as well as demographics.
Working Title, founded in 1983, was recently presented with the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the Orange British Academy Film Awards [BAFTA, Britain's equivalent of the Oscar] and the Alexander Walker Film Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Together, Messrs. Bevan and Fellner have made more than 70 films that have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide. Their films have won 4 Academy Awards (for Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking, Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo, and Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth), 20 BAFTA Awards (including ones for Richard Curtis' Love Actually and Mike Newell's Four Weddings and a Funeral), and prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals, among other honours. Messrs. Bevan and Fellner were recently made CBEs (Commanders of the British Empire).
In addition to those films mentioned above, Working Title's other worldwide successes include Roger Michell's Notting Hill; Mel Smith's Bean; Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter; Peter Howitt's Johnny English; Joel and Ethan Coen's O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Chris and Paul Weitz'
About a Boy; and both Bridget Jones movies (directed by Sharon Maguire and Beeban Kidron, respectively). The company has enjoyed long and successful creative collaborations with writer/director Richard Curtis; actors Rowan Atkinson, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant; and the Coen Brothers filmmaking team, among others.
Upcoming Working Title films include Kirk Jones' Nanny McPhee, written by and starring Emma Thompson and also starring Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, and Kelly Macdonald; and Phillip Noyce's Hot Stuff, currently in pre-production, to star Tim Robbins and Derek Luke.
In 1999, a new division, WT², was formed with the purpose of providing an energetic and creatively fertile home for key emerging UK film talent and lower-budgeted productions. Its first film, Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot, was released in 2000 and became an international critical and commercial hit. The film grossed over $100 million worldwide, earned three Academy Award and two Golden Globe Award nominations, and was named Best Feature at the British Independent Film Awards. The film's director Stephen Daldry and screenwriter Lee Hall have reunited for a stage musical version, with newly composed songs by Sir Elton John. The production, marking Working Title's debut theatrical venture (co-produced with Old Vic Prods.), opened at London's Victoria Theatre in May 2005 to glowing reviews.
WT²'s subsequent films have included Mark Mylod's Ali G Indahouse, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, which was a smash in the UK; Marc Evans' acclaimed thriller My Little Eye; Terry Loane's Mickybo & Me; Damien O'Donnell's Inside I'm Dancing, which won the Audience Award at the 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival; and Edgar Wright's award-winning sleeper hit "rom-zom-com" (romantic zombie comedy) Shaun of the Dead.
PAUL WEBSTER (Producer)
Paul Webster is an independent feature film producer based in London. In 2004, he formed Kudos Pictures with Stephen Garrett and Jane Featherstone.
He was executive producer of two recent award-winning features, Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries and Kevin Macdonald's Touching the Void.
As the creator and head of FilmFour, the feature film arm of Channel Four, Mr Webster oversaw a slate of original productions from 1998 through 2002 that included such movies as Gregor Jordan's Buffalo Soldiers (starring Joaquin Phoenix); Jez Butterworth's Birthday Girl (starring Nicole Kidman); Gillian Armstrong's Charlotte Gray (starring Cate Blanchett); and Jonathan Glazer's Sexy Beast (for which Sir Ben Kingsley received an Academy Award nomination).
Prior to forming FilmFour, Mr Webster was head of production at Miramax Films for over two years. In that capacity, he supervised such Academy Award-winning films as Anthony Minghella's The English Patient, Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting, and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love.
He had previously worked as a producer, both independently and with Working Title Films, during which time he produced such films as Mel Smith's The Tall Guy (starring Emma Thompson), Peter Medak's Romeo is Bleeding (starring Gary Oldman), and James Gray's Little Odessa (which won the Silver Lion Award at the 1994 Venice International Film Festival). He subsequently re-teamed with the latter filmmaker as producer of The Yards.
Prior to segueing into his producing career, he ran Palace Pictures, the theatrical distribution arm of the UK production company Palace. Mr Webster began working in the film industry in the mid-1970s, clerking at the (Notting Hill) Gate cinema.
DEBORAH MOGGACH (Screenplay)
Deborah Moggach is a screenwriter and novelist.
She has written the screenplays for a number of television miniseries. These include Love in a Cold Climate (which she adapted from Nancy Mitford's novel); Goggle Eyes (for which she won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award, and which was adapted from Anne Fine's novel and directed by Carol Wiseman); Seesaw (directed by George Case, and for which she adapted her own novel); Final Demand (directed by Tom Vaughan); and Close Relations (directed by Michael Whyte).
Ms Moggach's novels include the best-selling Tulip Fever and Porky.
DEBRA HAYWARD (Executive Producer)
The long-time head of film for Working Title Films, Debra Hayward recently transitioned into an exclusive deal to work as executive producer on a slate of films. The restructuring follows her being creatively responsible for Working Title's motion pictures, in conjunction with US counterpart Liza Chasin.
Ms Hayward joined Working Title in 1989 as producer's assistant on such films as Pat O'Connor's Fools of Fortune and Nick Ward's Dakota Road. She then segued into development, working on such diverse features as Hanif Kurieshi's London Kills Me and Vincent Ward's Map of the Human Heart.
Her credits as executive producer include Beeban Kidron's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; Michael Lehmann's 40 Days and 40 Nights; Richard Loncraine's Wimbledon; Daisy von Scherler Mayer's The Guru; and Kirk Jones' upcoming Nanny McPhee, written by and starring Emma Thompson.
Ms Hayward has co-produced, among other films, Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter; Richard Curtis' Love Actually; Peter Howitt's Johnny English; Paul and Chris Weitz' About A Boy; John Madden's Captain Corelli's Mandolin; Sharon Maguire's Bridget Jones's Diary; Peter Hewitt's The Borrowers; and Shekhar Kapur's Academy Award-winning Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett.
As development executive, she was instrumental in bringing to the screen such films as Roger Michell's Notting Hill; Jake Scott's Plunkett & Macleane; Lawrence Kasdan's French Kiss; David Anspaugh's Moonlight and Valentino; Mario Van Peebles' Panther and Posse; and Mike Newell's smash Four Weddings and a Funeral.
LIZA CHASIN (Executive Producer)
Liza Chasin has served as president of US production at Working Title Films since 1996. She most recently co-produced Sydney Pollack's hit The Interpreter, starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn.
She was executive producer of Catherine Hardwicke's highly acclaimed debut feature thirteen; and Beeban Kidron's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.Additionally, she co-produced Richard Curtis' Love Actually; and produced Richard Loncraine's Wimbledon, starring Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany.
Over the past decade, Ms Chasin has been involved in the development and production of such acclaimed films as Tim Robbins' Academy Award-winning Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen's O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Academy Award-winning Fargo; and Roger Michell's smash Notting Hill. She also co-produced Paul and Chris Weitz' About A Boy; Sharon Maguire's Bridget Jones's Diary; Stephen Frears' High Fidelity; and Shekhar Kapur's Academy Award-winning Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett.
A graduate of NYU Film School, Ms Chasin first joined Working Title in 1991 as director of development. She was then promoted to vice president of production and development, becoming the head of the Los Angeles office and overseeing the company's creative affairs in the US. Prior to joining Working Title, she worked for several years in various production capacities at New York-based production companies.
JANE FRAZER (Co-Producer)
Jane Frazer was co-producer of Robert Altman's Gosford Park, for which Julian Fellowes won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
She began her producing career in the mid-1980s, working with directors Stephen Frears (on My Beautiful Laundrette, as production manager) and Bernard Rose (on Paperhouse and Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, as associate producer), and then on Peter Medak's Let Him Have It (as associate producer).
From 1992 through 1999, Ms Frazer worked as head of production for Working Title Films. Among the notable films that she oversaw there were Mike Newell's smash Four Weddingsand a Funeral; the Academy Award-winning Dead Man Walking (directed by Tim Robbins) and Elizabeth (directed by Shekhar Kapur); Joel and Ethan Coen's O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, and Academy Award-winning Fargo; Roger Michell's blockbuster Notting Hill; and Stephen Frears' The Hi-Lo Country and High Fidelity.
She most recently co-produced Mira Nair's Vanity Fair.
ROMAN OSIN (Director of Photography)
For his cinematography of Asif Kapadia's award-winning epic The Warrior, Roman Osin won Best Cinematography at the San Sebastian International Film Festival; was honoured with a British Independent Film Award; and was selected for Competition at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography. He recently re-teamed with the director
as cinematographer of an untitled supernatural thriller starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Mr Osin's other feature credits as cinematographer include Terry Loane's Mickybo and Me (for Working Title's WT² division); Paul Feig's I Am David; Maria von Heland's Big Girls Don't Cry; and Christos Georgiou's Under the Stars.
SARAH GREENWOOD (Production Designer)
Pride & Prejudice marks Sarah Greenwood's fourth collaboration with director Joe Wright, following the miniseries Nature Boy, Bodily Harm, and Charles II: The Power & the Passion. She earned a BAFTA Award nomination for her work on the latter.
She had earlier been nominated for a BAFTA Award as production designer of Mike Barker's miniseries The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, for which she won a Royal Television Society Award.
Ms Greenwood's other credits as production designer include Robert Bierman's Keep the Aspidistra Flying (aka A Merry War); Patrick Marber's AfterMiss Julie (for the BBC); Sandra Goldbacher's The Governess; and David Kane's This Year's Love and Born Romantic.
After graduating with a BA from the Wimbledon School of Art, she designed extensively for stage productions and later joined the BBC as a designer. She has also designed for television commercials.
Ms Greenwood is currently at work on Tom Vaughn's Starter for Ten, which David Nichols has adapted from his novel of the same name.
PAUL TOTHILL (Editor)
Paul Tothill first worked with director Joe Wright on the miniseries Charles II:The Power & The Passion.
He started his editing career at the BBC. In addition to several Royal Television Society Award nominations, he has received five BAFTA Award nominations, for his work on the following television miniseries: Bille Eltringham's The Long Firm; Stephen Poliakoff's Perfect Strangers; Andy Wilson's Gormenghast; Metin Hüseyin's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling; and Anthony Page's Middlemarch.
Mr Tothill's other credits include Stephen Poliakoff's miniseries Shooting the Past; Beeban Kidron's miniseries Murder; Simon Cellan-Jones' segments of the epic miniseries Our Friends in the North; and Shane Meadows' A Room for Romeo Brass.
JACQUELINE DURRAN (Costume Designer)
Jacqueline Durran began her career as costume designer working with Mike Leigh on All or Nothing. They collaborated again on Vera Drake, starring Imelda Staunton, for which Ms Durran won the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design.
Her other credits include David Mackenzie's Young Adam, starring Ewan McGregor, and Sally Potter's Yes, starring Joan Allen and Sam Neill.
Prior to those, Ms Durran's credits, as assistant costume designer, include Mike Leigh's Academy Award-winning Topsy-Turvy; Simon West's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones; and Lee Tamahori's Die Another Day.
FAE HAMMOND (Hair and Make-Up Designer)
Fae Hammond has been responsible for hair and make-up on a number of films. These include Peter Medak's Let Him Have It; Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth; Antonia Bird's Ravenous (on which her make-up work earned her a Saturn Award nomination); Guy Ritchie's Snatch and Swept Away; Brian Helgeland's A Knight's Tale; Gregor Jordan's Buffalo Soldiers; and Charles Dance's Ladies in Lavender.
She was the make-up designer for Giacomo Campiotti's miniseries remake of Doctor Zhivago, which starred Pride & Prejudice leading lady Keira Knightley.
Ms Hammond is currently at work on Tom Hooper's miniseries Elizabeth and Essex, starring Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.
DARIO MARIANELLI (Music)
Dario Marianelli's film credits as music composer include two BAFTA Award winners, Michael Winterbottom's In This World (which also won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival) and Asif Kapadia's The Warrior.
He has also composed the music for Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm; David Thewlis' Cheeky; Tim Fywell's I Capture the Castle; Julien Temple's Pandaemonium; Philippa Collie-Cousins' Happy Now; Paddy Breathnach's I Went Down (which won four awards at the San Sebastián International Film Festival); and Ailsa; and two soon-to-be-released films, Michael Caton-Jones' Shooting Dogs and Peter Cattaneo's Pobby and Dingan.
Pride & Prejudice
Cast in order of appearance
Elizabeth Bennet Keira Knightley
Mary Bennet Talulah Riley
Jane Bennet Rosamund Pike
Lydia Bennet Jena Malone
Kitty Bennet Carey Mulligan
Mr Bennet Donald Sutherland
Mrs Bennet Brenda Blethyn
Charlotte Lucas Claudie Blakely
Sir William Lucas Sylvester Morand
Mr Bingley Simon Woods
Caroline Bingley Kelly Reilly
Mr Darcy Matthew Macfadyen
Netherfield Butler Pip Torrens
Mrs Hill Janet Whiteside
Betsy Sinead Matthews
Mr Hill Roy Holder
Mr Wickham Rupert Friend
Mr Collins Tom Hollander
Meryton Milliner Jay Simpson
Lady Catherine de Bourg Judi Dench
Miss de Bourg Rosamund Stephen
Rosings Governess Samantha Bloom
Colonel Fitzwilliam Cornelius Booth
Mrs Gardiner Penelope Wilton
Mr Gardiner Peter Wight
Mrs Reynolds Meg Wynn Owen
Georgiana Darcy Tamzin Merchant
Lambton Maid Moya Brady
Pride & Prejudice
Credits and Crew
Produced in association with Scion Films
Directed by Joe Wright
Produced by Tim Bevan
Screenplay by Deborah Moggach
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Executive Producers Debra Hayward
Co-Producer Jane Frazer
Director of Photography Roman Osin
Production Designer Sarah Greenwood
Editor Paul Tothill
Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran
Hair and Make-Up Designer Fae Hammond
Music by Dario Marianelli
Music Supervisor Nick Angel
Casting by Jina Jay
Production Manager Simon Fraser
First Assistant Director Guy Heeley
Supervising Art Director Ian Bailie
Location Manager Adam Richards
Production Sound Mixer Danny Hambrook
Financial Controller Alistair Thompson
Set Decorator Katie Spencer
Choreographer Jane Gibson
Post-Production Supervisor Deborah Harding
Sound Supervisor Catherine Hodgson
For Working Title
Chief Operating Officer Angela Morrison
Head of Production Michelle Wright
Production Executive Sarah-Jane Robinson
Head of Legal & Business Affairs Sheeraz Shah
Chief Financial Officer Shefali Ghosh
Development Executive Amelia Granger
Senior Legal & Business Affairs Executive Gráinne McKenna
Legal & Business Affairs Executive Lucy Wainwright
Executive Coordinator Ann Lynch
Assistant Production Coordinator Kenny MacDonald
Assistant to Tim Bevan Chloé Dorigan
Assistant to Eric Fellner Aliza James
Paralegal Christina Angeloudes
Music Coordinator Alexandra Hill
For Scion Films
Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman, Megan Davis, Nicole Carmen Davis, Ben Thomas
Production Coordinator Samantha Knox-Johnston
Assistant Production Coordinator Fiona Garland
Production Secretary Claire Stewart
Second Assistant Director Phil Booth
Script Supervisor Sue Hills
Dialect Coach Jill McCullough
Crowd Second Assistant Director Candy Marlowe
Third Assistant Director Vicky Marks
Additional Third Assistant Directors Heidi Gower
Floor Runners Anna Edwards
Camera Operator Tom Townend
Camera/Steadicam Operator Simon Baker
First Assistant Camera Doug Lavender
Second Assistant Camera Andy Gardner
Second Unit Direction Thomas Napper
First Assistant B Camera Ivan Meagher
Additional First Assistant Camera Jon Beacham
Additional Second Assistant Camera Tom McFarling
Grip Rupert Lloyd Parry
Video Operator Nick Kenealy
Camera Trainee Camilla Drennan
FT2 Trainee Grip David Wells
Sound Maintenance Adam Laschinger
Cable Man Chris Atkinson
Production Accountant Ginnette Wilson
Assistant Accountant Maggie Murray
Accounts Assistants Rachel Welch
Post-Production Accountant Tarn Harper
Unit Manager Claire Tovey
Assistant Location Manager Sarah Shepherd
Location Scout Charles Somers
Location Assistants Adam Coop
Art Directors Mark Swain
Standby Art Director Jeanette Chapman
Assistant Art Director Joanna Foley
Draughtspersons Antonio Calvo-Dominguez
Junior Draughtsperson Anna Bregman
Art Department Assistant Amanda Leggatt
Art Department Detailist Markéta Kořínková
Production Buyer Liz Ainley
Assistant Set Decorator Sophie Tyler
Assistant Buyer Alison Cardy
Home Economist Katharine Tidy
Drapesman Colin Fox
Hair and Make-Up Artists Tracey Lee
Hair Stylist to Keira Knightley Sarah Love
Extras Hair and Make-Up Supervisor Vivien J Riley
Make-Up Trainee Sarah Owen
Assistant Costume Designer Andrea Cripps
Costume Supervisor Charlotte Finlay
Fabric Buyer Rachele Verrecchia
Crowd Wardrobe Coordinator Andrew Fletcher
Standby Costumes Lee Croucher
Costume Maker Jennifer Alford
Costume Breakdown Joanna Weaving
Property Master Dennis Wiseman
Standby Props Josh Barraud
Property Store Person Esta Morris
Dressing Propmen Mark Billingham
Prop Makers Warwick Boole
Assistant Editor Bridgette Williams
Dialogue Editors Becki Ponting
Foley Editor Marc Haefner
Apprentice Editor Tina Richardson
Conform Editors Denton Brown
FT2 Trainee Editor Amar Ingreji
Production Runner Sarah Lindfield
Assistant to Paul Webster Suzanne Mills
Assistant to Joe Wright Josephine Davies
Rushes Runner Kay Mitchell
Standby Carpenter Pete Lennox
Standby Painter Simon Hutchings
Standby Stagehand Nigel Ross
Standby Rigger Greg Press
Gaffer Liam McGill
Best Boy Iwan Williams
Electricians Garry Hedges
Generator Operator Brian McGivern
Rigging Gaffer Klaus Harnisch
Rigging Best Boy Ron Shane
Rigging Electricians Jon Corbett
Garry Hedges Snr
Key Greensman Roger Holden
Greensmen Jorn Goller
Standby Greenspersons Daniel King
Horse Master Debbie Kaye
Coachmen Norman Kaye
Grooms Julie Furber
Animal Wranglers Pam Weaver
Scenic Artist Nigel Hughes
Modellers Nick Dutton
HOD Carpenter Steve Wilson
Chargehand Carpenters Roger Kiff
Carpenters Ray Bell-Chambers
HOD Painter David Haynes
Chargehand Painter Glyn Evans
Painters Pat Bailey
HOD Plasterer Ray Churchouse
Chargehand Plasterers Mark Bewley
Plasterers Cliff Haynes
Chargehand Stagehand John Foley
Stagehands Ron Bede
Rigging Supplied by Patrig Ltd
Supervising Rigger Patrick Killeen
Riggers Shay Gallagher
Special Effects Supervisor Hugh Goodbody
Special Effects Russell Pritchett
Historical Consultant Jenny Uglow
Historical Music Advisor William Lyons
Napoleonic Society Advisor Debbie Pursey
Unit Publicist Linda Gamble
Stills Photographer Alex Bailey
Fiddler/Dance Musician Aidan Broadbridge
Casting Assistant Robin Hudson
Choreographer's Assistant Isabel Baquero
Matthew Macfadyen's Trainer Paul Lubicz
Standby Health and Safety Advisors Andy Slater
Unit Nurse Trisha Faulkner
Transport Coordinator Mike Beaven
Unit Drivers John Atkins
Minibus Drivers Gavin Mullins
Facilities Captain Albert Smith
Camera Driver Ken Price
Costume Driver Colin Bressington
Construction Standby Driver Allan Burrows
Props Standby Driver Brian Heath
Dressing Prop Driver Eddie Rodmell
Make-Up Driver Barry Stone
Construction Driver John Fisher
Re-Recording Mixer Paul Hamblin
Assisted by Martin Jensen
Temp Re-Recording Mixer Stuart Hilliker
Sound Re-Recorded at Boom Studios
ADR Mixers Peter Gleaves
Foley Mixers Marc Haefner
Foley Artists Pete Burgis
ADR Voice Casting Louis Elman
Digital Visual Effects by Double Negative
Visual Effects Supervisor John Moffatt
Visual Effects Consultant Peter Chiang
Visual Effects Producer Andy Taylor
Executive Producer Alex Hope
Lead Effects Design Michael Ellis
Compositors Oliver Atherton
Ivan Mena Tinoco
Cristina Puente Raba
Matte Painting Neil Miller
3-D Helena Masand
Studio Manager Pete Hanson
Visual Effects Editorial William Skellorn
Digital Film Mastering by The Moving Picture Company
Producers Begoña Lopez
Colourist Max Horton
On-Line Film Editors Richard Etchells
Title Design by Tom Hingston Studio
End Roller by Capital FX
Camera and Lenses by Arri Media
Lighting Equipment Arri Lighting Rental
Steadicam Equipment Optical Support
Camera Cranes Arri Media
Video Equipment SL Video Ltd
Laboratory Contact Paul Dray
Color by Deluxe
Color Grader Dave Rees
Telecine Arion Communications
Editing Equipment Oculus
Trucks and Facilities Lays International
Low Loaders Bickers Action
Security Mark Thompson
Location Support The Organization
Wigs Supplied by Ray Marston Wig Studio
BBC Wig Store
Catering Supplied by Reel Food
Additional Catering Anglia Catering Services
Special Effects Supplied by Mark Holt Special Effects
Costumiers Angels The Costumiers
Digital Projection Equipment Bell Theatre Services
Negative Cutting Jason Wheeler
Dolby Sound Consultant Richard Stockdale
Insurance AON/Albert G Ruben
Product Placement and Clearances Bellwood Media
Legal Clearances Marshall/Plumb
Research Associates Inc
Post-Production Script Services Sapex Scripts
Piano Performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Executive in Charge of Music for Universal Pictures Kathy Nelson
Music Orchestrated and Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch
Music Performed by The
English Chamber Orchestra
Cello Soloist Caroline Dale
Music Recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios,
Music Mixed at Air-Edel Studios, London
Music Engineer Nick Wollage
Assistant Engineers Jake Jackson
Music Editor James Bellamy
Music Coordinated by Hilary Skewes for
Maggie Rodford for
Music Copyist Tony Stanton
Assistant to Dario Marianelli Ruth Chan
Piano Preparation Michael Lewis
Historical Dance Arrangements William Lyons
Pre-Record Music Recorded at Angel Studios, London
Pre-Record Music Engineer Gary Thomas
Pre-Record Musicians Booked by Isobel Griffiths
Music Consultants Kirsten and Charles Lane
on behalf of
Right Music Ltd
Jean-Yves Thibaudet appears courtesy of Decca Music Group
Soundtrack album on UCJ
Special Thanks to
John Wright, Lyndie Wright, Sarah Wright, Kate Harwood,
Dixie Linder and the Dromgoole Family, Christine Edzard, Olivier Stockman,
Chung Chung and Hua Hua and all at Sands Films, Andrew and Pippa Reis and Family,
Paul Tory, Chatsworth House Trust, Burghley House, Wilton House Salisbury,
Groombridge Place Gardens, The Peak District National Park Authority,
The National Trust Basildon Park, The National Trust Stourhead Gardens,
The National Trust High Peak Derbyshire, Haddon Hall,
Breamore Estate Hampshire, English Nature and Film Hampshire,
The Residents and Businesses of Stamford Lincolnshire,
Stamford Arts Centre, The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company Ltd, De Gournay,
Hartley Greens & Co Leeds Pottery, Haviland 1842 - Porcelaine de Limoges,
Cumbria Crystal, William Yeoward Crystal,
and Beaumont & Fletcher for Embroidered Silk Fabrics.
Filmed entirely on location in England