RandomAnthony’s review of Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
T he idea of being a minority taste appealed to Colin Firth. It was a comfortable place to be. There would be fans around, of course, but not banks of adoring hoi polloi lining the pavement when he went out for a stroll. I feel like a Second Division football team that has this following who are more into it for the fellowship of each other. An Oscar nomination for his lead role in Tom Ford 's debut feature, A Single Man , and a best actor award at the Venice Film Festival now mark the end of Firth's cosy life in the margins of fame. After the film's release, he will be of great interest to more than just the band of "afirthinados", as they are known, setting up Google alerts to learn what he is up to and visiting the pages of FirthFrenzy. Widespread acclaim for his portrayal of George, a middle-aged, gay professor coping with the sudden death of his partner, will insure that levels of public scrutiny go up at least 10 notches this spring.
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Sign in. Watch now. Title: Sense and Sensibility Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
By Philip Sherwell , New York. It is not a truth universally acknowledged that a young American in possession of a good mind must be in want of a long-dead English authoress. But from Fresno, California, to Manhattan, New York, young people - many in period costume - were last year at the forefront of th birthday parties for Jane Austen , the novelist best known for Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Now with Colin Firth - who delighted many Austen fans in Pride and Prejudice - as the hot favourite for Sunday's Screen Actors' Guild awards, the spotlight has once again fallen on his breakout role as Mr Darcy. The fact that The King's Speech , for which he is nominated on Sunday, also reunites him with his Pride and Prejudice co-star Jennifer Ehle, has only served to fuel the Austen revival fever. Backed by the enthusiasm of a new wave of youthful aficionados, and boosted by the internet, the cult of Austen has reached fresh heights in the US and Canada - even though her writings are steeped in the social mores of the English gentry two centuries ago. PD James to write Austen thriller.
See Full Schedule. The beloved novel, in which both Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy overcome first impressions to realize they were meant for each other, originally appeared in three volumes on January 27, It has subsequently sold more than 20 million copies. Firth, of course, rocketed to international stardom in when he heated up TV screens as Darcy in the six-part miniseries of Pride and Prejudice. Jennifer Ehle portrayed Elizabeth in this version. Here, because we can never see this clip too many times, is the scene where Firth, as Darcy, takes a summer dip at a lake at Pemberley, his Derbyshire estate:.