Happy November Birthdays to these actors who held roles in Austen-related films.
November 1 – Toni Colletti, who portrayed Harriet Smith in 1996’s Emma
November 1 – Aishwarya Rai, who portrayed Lalita Bakshi in Bride and Prejudice
November 4 – Justine Waddell, who portrayed Julia Bertram in 1999’s Mansfield Park
November 7 – Lindsay Duncan, who portrayed Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Lost in Austen, as well as Mrs. Price/Lady Bertram in 1999’s Mansfield Park
November 8 – Matthew Rhys, who portrayed Mr. Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley
November 10 – Brittany Murphy, who portrayed Tai in Clueless (10 November 1977 to 20 December 2009)
November 10 – Hugh Bonneville, who portrayed Reverend Brook Bridges in Miss Austen Regrets, as well as Mr. Bennet in Lost in Austen and Mr. Rushworth in 1999’s Mansfield Park
November 12 – Anne Hathaway, who portrayed Jane Austen in Becoming Jane
November 15 – Jonny Lee Miller, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in 2009’s Emma, as well as Edmund Bertram in 1999’s Mansfield Park (and a very young Charles Price in 1983’s Mansfield Park)
November 18 – Georgia King, who portrayed Miss Amelia Heartwright in Austenland
November 18 – Chloë Sevigny, who portrayed Alicia Johnson in Love and Friendship
November 21 – Jena Malone, who portrayed Lydia Bennet in 2005’s Pride and Prejudice
November 23 – Ricky Whittle, who portrayed Captain George East in Austenland
November 25 – Shirley Henderson, who played Jude in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Age of Reason, and Bridget Jones’s Baby
November 27 – Samantha Bond, who portrayed Mrs. Weston in the 1996 TV version of Emma
November 29 – David Rintoul, who portrayed Mr. Darcy in 1980’s Pride and Prejudice
Fun! What’s your fav Austen movie? I can’t choose between Persuasion with Amanda Root and S&S with Emma Thompson.
Of the two you mentioned, I would choose “Persuasion.” It stays closer to the original story line, and I am quite fond of both Hinds and Root in the roles.
I love these lists you put together Regina. They always bring back happy memories of watching the various and wonderful Austen adaptations. My first Darcy crush David Rintoul will always be a favourite
I fear I did not see Rintoul’s portrayal until later in my “Darcy’ life. I was an older mother, and in truth, I spent a lot of time in car pools and at athletic games. It took me several viewing before I appreciated his work.
Love ’em all!
Wow! David Rintoul seems to be getting better-looking with age. In that photo he is nothing like the Frankenstein-ish “Darcy” of P&P 1980!
My stars! That’s a lot of connection to the Austen adaptations having a birthday this month. Fun list, Regina!