Here is a list of the actors in Pride and Prejudice who have been in other period dramas, with links to reviews and IMDb pages provided for your convenience. (If you have seen a period drama with one of these actors which is not included in their list, feel free to comment and let us know so we can add it.) For a bit of trivia fun, we have added the ages that the actors were when P&P was being filmed.  Not all the actors in P&P appeared in other period dramas; the ones who appeared only in P&P are listed at the bottom with links to their IMDB pages.

The period drama titles are color coded as follows:
Gray means it is a movie we know nothing or little about.
Black is something we have heard of but have not seen or can recommend personally. Hopefully the review will be of use.
Blue is something one or both of us have seen and can recommend (*if it has an asterisk it means there's something we fast-forward while watching it).

If you have any questions, please do comment. If it's colored black we should be able to answer some questions about it, and definitely if it's blue.

Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennet)
Age during P&P: 24
Other Period Dramas
1997: Paradise Road (Rosemary Leighton-Jones) {review} {IMDb}
2002: Possession (Christabel Lamotte) {review} {IMDb}
2010: The King's Speech (Myrtle Logue) {review} {IMDb}

Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy)
Age during P&P: 33
Other Period Dramas
1987: The Secret Garden (Adult Colin Craven) {review} {IMDb}
1998: Shakespeare in Love (Lord Wessex) {review} {IMDb}
1999: The Turn of the Screw (Master) {review} {IMDb}
2002: The Importance of Being Earnest (John 'Jack' Worthing) {review} {IMDb}
2003: The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer) {review} {IMDb}
2005: Nanny McPhee (Mr. Brown) {IMDb}
2009: A Christmas Carol [animated] (Fred [voice]) {review} {IMDb}
2010: The King's Speech (King George VI) {review} {IMDb}

Susannah Harker (Jane Bennet)
Age during P&P: 29
Other Period Dramas
1992: Adam Bede (Dinah Morris) {review} {IMDb}

Lucy Briers (Mary Bennet)
Age during P&P: 26-27
Other Period Dramas
1999: Wives and Daughters (Lady Alice) {review} {IMDb}
2004: Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Hollow (Beryl Collins) {IMDb}

Julia Sawalha (Lydia Bennet)
Age during P&P: 25
Other Period Dramas
1994: Martin Chuzzlewit (Mercy Pecksniff) {review} {IMDb}
2007: Cranford (Jessie Brown) {review} {IMDb}
2008-11: Lark Rise to Candleford (Dorcas Lane) {review} {IMDb}

David Bamber (Mr. Collins)
Age during P&P: 40
Other Period Dramas
1991: Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Double Clue (Bernard Parker) {IMDb}
2000: The Railway Children (Dr. Forrest) {IMDb}
2002: Daniel Deronda (Mr. Lush) {review} {IMDb}
2003: Pollyanna (Reverend Ford) {review} {IMDb}
2006: Miss Potter (Fruing Warne) {review} {IMDb}
2010: The King's Speech (Theatre Director) {review} {IMDb}

Crispin Bonham-Carter (Charles Bingley)
Age during P&P: 24
Other Period Dramas
1992: Howards End (Albert Fussell) {review} {IMDb}
1998: Wuthering Heights (Edgar) {review} {IMDb}
2001: Victoria & Albert (Lord Frederick Standish) {review} {IMDb}

Anna Chancellor (Caroline Bingley)
Age during P&P: 29
Other Period Dramas
1993: Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Chocolate Box (Virginie Mesnard) {IMDb}
1997: FairyTale: A True Story (Peter Pan) {review} {IMDb}
2002: The Real Jane Austen (Narrator) Not exactly a period drama, but this is a documentary of Jane Austen's life, and a good one. You can watch it on YouTube here, with Miss Marianne's recommendation.
Alison Steadman (Mrs. Bennet)
Age during P&P: 47
Other Period Dramas
2003: Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (Mrs. Meisling) {review} {IMDb}

Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet)
Age during P&P: 57
Other Period Dramas
1973: The Merchant of Venice (Duke of Venice) {review} {IMDb}
1996: The Merchant of Venice (Antonio) {IMDb}
1997: The History of Tom Jones (Squire Allworthy) {IMDb}
2003: Henry VIII (Thomas Boleyn) {review} {IMDb}
2006: Agatha Christie's Poirot: After the Funeral (Timothy Abernethie) {IMDb}

Lucy Robinson (Mrs. Hurst)
Other Period Dramas
1996: Emma (Mrs. Elton) {review} {IMDb}

Rupert Vansittart (Mr. Hurst)
Age during P&P: 36
Other Period Dramas
1993: The Remains of the Day (Sir Geoffrey Wren) {review} {IMDb}
1995: Braveheart (Lord Bottoms) {review} {IMDb}
1998: Berkeley Square (Lord Percy Wilton) {review} {IMDb}
1998: Vanity Fair (Smith) {review} {IMDb}
2001: The Way We Live Now (Sir Damask Monogram) {review} {IMDb}

Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Lady Catherine de Bourgh)
Age during P&P: 60
Other Period Dramas
1970: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) {IMDb}
1972: Henry VIII and His Six Wives (Catherine Parr) {IMDb}
1999: Wives and Daughters (Lady Cumnow Cumnor) {review} {IMDb}
2002: Bertie and Elizabeth (Lady Mabel Airlie) {review} {IMDb}
2004: Vanity Fair (Lady Bareacres) {review} {IMDb}

Lucy Davis (Maria Lucas)
Age during P&P: 21
Other Period Dramas
2002: Nicholas Nickleby (Maid) {review} {IMDb}

Emilia Fox (Georgiana Darcy)
Age during P&P: 19-20
Other Period Dramas
1997: Rebecca (The Second Mrs. de Winter) {review} {IMDb}
1999: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Minette Roland) {review} {IMDb}
1999: David Copperfield (Clara Copperfield/Murdstone) {review} {IMDb}
2003: Henry VIII (Jane Seymour) {review} {IMDb}

Tim Wylton (Mr. Gardiner)
Age during P&P: 55
1979: Henry V (Fluellen) {IMDb}
1991: Agatha Christie's Poirot: How Does Your Garden Grow? (Henry Delafontaine) {IMDb}

Joanna David (Mrs. Gardiner)
Age during P&P: 48
1971: Sense and Sensibility (Elinor Dashwood) {review} {IMDb}
1985: Anna Karenina (Dolly) {review} {IMDb}
1987: Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 From Paddington (Emma Crackenthorpe) {IMDb}
1997: The Mill on the Floss (Sophy Deane) {review} {IMDb}
2001: The Way We Live Now (Lady Pomona Longestaffe) {review} {IMDb}
2004: He Knew He Was Right (Mrs. Stanbury) {review} {IMDb}
2005: Bleak House* (Mrs. Badger) {review} {IMDb}

Nadia Chambers (Anne de Bourgh)
Age during P&P: 27
1988: Little Dorrit (Agnes) {review} {IMDb}

David Bark-Jones (Denny)
Other Period Dramas
1999: Oliver Twist (Dr. Losberne) {review} {IMDb}

Lynn Farleigh (Mrs. Phillips)
Age during P&P: 42
Other Period Dramas
1997: FairyTale: A True Story (Mrs. Thornton) {review} {IMDb}
2004: He Knew He Was Right (Mrs. Outhouse) {review} {IMDb}
2006: Miss Potter (Lady Sybil) {review} {IMDb}

Christopher Benjamin (Sir William Lucas)
Age during P&P: 61
Other Period Dramas
1973: Upstairs, Downstairs (Max Weinburg) {review} {IMDb}
1982: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Vincent Crummles) {IMDb}
1991: The Black Velvet Gown (Anthony Gallington) {IMDb}
1994: Hard Times (Slackbridge) {IMDb}
2001: Treasure Island (Squire Trelawney) {IMDb}
2007: Angel (Lord Norley) {review} {IMDb}

Norma Streader (Lady Lucas)
Other Period Dramas
1977: Anna Karenina (Varya) {IMDb}

Victoria Hamilton (Harriet Forster)
Age during P&P: 23
Other Period Dramas
1995: Persuasion (Henrietta Musgrove) {review} {IMDb}
1996: The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa) {IMDb}
1999: Mansfield Park (Julia Bertram) {review} {IMDb}
2001: Victoria & Albert (Victoria) {review} {IMDb}
2008-11: Lark Rise to Candleford (Ruby Pratt) {review} {IMDb}

Anthony Calf (Col. Fitzwilliam)
Age during P&P: 35
Other Period Dramas
1989 (?): Great Expectations (Pip) {review} {IMDb}
1990: Agatha Christie's Poirot: They Mysterious Affair at Styles (Lawrence Cavendish) {IMDb}
1997: Anna Karenina (Serpuliovskoy) {review} {IMDb}
1997: FairyTale: A True Story (Geoffrey Hodson) {review} {IMDb}
1998: Our Mutual Friend* (Alfred Lammle) {review} {IMDb}
2000: Lorna Doone (Tom Faggus) {review} {IMDb}
2010: Upstairs, Downstairs (Anthony Eden) {review} {IMDb}

Actors Who Do Not Appear in Other Notable Period Dramas (to the best of our knowledge)
Lucy Scott (Charlotte Lucas) 
Polly Maberly (Kitty Bennet)
Adrian Lukis (Mr. Wickham)
Paul Moriarty (Col. Forster)
Roger Barclay (Capt. Carter)

If you have any suggestions for additions or changes to this page, please do leave a comment!

1 comment:

BatZion said...

Oh my goodness! All of these people in other period dramas! Some I've even seen! .... I'll have to find the rest :)