Behind the Scenes of P&P 2005

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Heather L

These are such fun quizzes that you are posting for all of us to enjoy!!

Ninja Elizabeth

Actually, Keira and Rupert did not get together as a couple until after… and yes they are definitely still together. She attended the Berlin Film Fest with Rupert for his film "Cheri" and might be walking the premiere carpet with him for "Young Victoria"


Btw, I love this P&P BTS, quizzes and games you posted here, Sharon. Great idea! You should post these in my P&P Blog (for fun)…I’d love it if you do, in between your part 2 and 3 posts. That would be awesome for everyone to try and play these quizzes and games. 🙂


Hmm, let me see, if I can get them all right (and without looking everyone’s answer too), lol… 😀

1. Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn
2. Joe Wright
3. 19 (as Keira was 20 when the movie was released
4. 30 (or 29-30…this I’m not quite sure, but I’m guessing he was at this age around filming, lol)
5. The Duke & Duchess of Devonshire
6. 4 (Oscar), 2 (Golden Globe), and 6 (BAFTA)
7. Working Title Productions
8. Spooks (UK title)/ MI-5 (USA title)
9. Rosamund Pike & Joe Wright (no longer together, unfortunately) and Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend (still together)
10. Yes, of course, and in order too from oldest to youngest. Rosamund Pike (Jane), Keira Knightley (Lizzie), Talulah Riley (Mary), Carey Mulligan (Kitty), and Jena Malone (Lydia)
11. Keira and Matthew (they were so into the scene when they rehearsed that scene that they almost did the "almost kiss" scene…)
12. I think because it was the year that Jane Austen wrote the first draft, in 1797.
13. No, Joe Wright wasn’t well-known before when he directed P&P. I’ve never heard of him until the movie came out, lol.
14. Dario Marianelli (he didn’t win an Oscar for this one, unfortunately, but won for Atonement…the other Joe/Keira/Brenda movie)
15. She was reading the "First Impression" (the original title of the novel before it was changed to P&P)
16. Jena Malone


1. Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn (My favorite Bennet parents)
2. Joe Wright
3. 19
4. 29
5. 12th Duke of Devonshire
6. 4 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 6 BAFTAS
7. Working Ttile Films
8. Spooks/MI-5
9. Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend -still together; Joe Wright and Rosamund Pike- not together (Weren’t they engaged?)
10. Rosamund Pike (Jane), Keira Knightley (Lizzy), Telulah Riley (Mary), Carey Mulligan (Kitty), Jena Malone (Lydia)
11. It just kind of happened, didn’t it? So, they decided to incorporate it into the scene?
12. Austen first wrote the book in 1797. Joe Wright also thought the fashion of the early 1800’s was not very flattering to the ladies, so they pushed the time back. (I think that’s how it went. Have to rewatch to make sure lol)
13. No
14. Dario Marianelli
15. It’s suspected that she was reading First Impression (P&P)
16. Jena Malone


Wow! You gals are really good at this one! I thought it might be harder, but you have proven to be fully in the P&P Geek Squad along with me. Excellent!

Remember, all the answers to all the quizzes will be posted on 3/4 – each answer set as an add-on to the original post. I’ll let you do the grading since this is just for fun! 🙂


1)Donald Sutherland & Brenda Blethyn 2) Joe Wright 3)19yrs 4)29 going on 30 5)Duke of Devonshire
6)4-Oscar nom, 2-GG nom, 6-BAFTA nom 7)Focus Features-US & Working Title Films-UK! 8)Spooks-UK/MI-5-USA 9)Joe Wright & Rosamund Pike(broken engagement), Keira Knighley & Rupert Friend(still together)! 10)Lizzy-Keira Knightley, Jane-Rosamund Pike, Mary-Taluah Riley, Kitty-Carey Mulligan, Lydia-Jena Malone! 11) Emma Thompson 12)1797, the yr that JA wrote 1st draft 13)Joe Wright was not a well known FF director 14)Dario Marianelli 15) First Impressions 16) Jena Malone

I truly feel like I really had to think on this one!

Melanie F.

I didn’t know that Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend were together. That’s cool. Sad that Joe Wright and Rosamund Pike broke up though.


Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland
Joe Wright
29, not quite his birthday…
4, 6, 2 ??
Working Title/Focus Films
Hmm, dunno–I think Keira is with Wickham!
Rosamund Pike,Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Talulah Riley, Jenna Mallone
Guessing it was Matthew’s idea.
1797 ? Because the fashions were not as flattering, later.
Dario something
dunno, tell me!
Jenna Mallone

This one was kinda hard, but fun!


1. Brenda Blethyn & DOnald Sutherland
2.Joe Wright
3.Keira 20
4.Matthew 31 (29 when filming)
5.Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
6.4 Oscars, 2 Golden Globe, 6 Bafta
7.Focus Features
9.Joe Wright & Rosamund Pike; Keira Knightly & Rupert Friend
10.Rosamund Pike; Keira Knightly.Talulah Riley, Carey Mulligan & Jena Malone
12.1797 when the novel was actually written by JA and fashion different waist lower and moreflattering
13. No
14.Dario Marianelli
15.No idea!!!
16.Donald Sutherland

Well I tried to answer all but the book one stumped me! Great questions Sharon! Had lots of fun!
TSBO devotee

Julie C

OK, so I guess I’m a member of the geek club too! Here are my answers: 1) Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland 2) Joe Wright 3) 19 4) 29 5) The 9th Duke of Devonshire 6) Oscars: 4 Golden Globe 2 Bafta 6 7) Working Title 8) Spooks 9) Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend still together, Rosamund Pike and Joe Wright, no long together 10) Talulah Riley (Mary) Carey Mulligan (Kitty) Jena Malone (Lydia) Rosamund Pike (Jane) Keira Knightley (Elizabeth) 11) Joe Wright, Matthew Macfadyen and Keira 12) Because the book was first written by Jane Austen in 1797 13) No 14) Dario Marianelli 15) First Impressions 16) Jena Malone

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