We wish to say a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to these actors who brought some of our favorite Austen characters to life.
December 1 – Jeremy Northam, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in the 1996 film version of Emma
December 4 – Gemma Jones, who portrayed Mrs. Dashwood in 1995’s Sense and Sensibility, as well as playing Bridget’s Mum in the “Bridget Jones” franchise.
December 7 – Jack Huston, who portrayed Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
December 9 – Judi Dench, who portrayed Lady Catherine De Bourgh in 2005’s Pride and Prejudice
December 10 – Xavier Samuel, who portrayed Reginald DeCourcy in Love and Friendship
December 12 – Tom Wilkinson, who portrayed Mr. Dashwood in 1995’s Sense and Sensibility
December 14 – Barbara Leigh Hunt, who portrayed Lady Catherine De Bourgh in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice
December 25 – Perdita Weeks, who portrayed Lydia Bennet in Lost in Austen
December 27 – Ciaran Madden, who portrayed Marianne Dashwood in 1971’s Sense and Sensibility
December 28 – Maggie Smith, who portrayed Lady Gresham in Becoming Jane
December 29 – Jennifer Ehle, who portrayed Elizabeth Bennet in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice