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Fitzwilliam Darcy

One of the great romantic characters in English literature, Fitzwilliam Darcy is a handsome, wealthy and remote bachelor in Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. Darcy is the type of man descr…

Jane Austen

Jane Austen's novels were witty, warm and ironic portraits of the privileged classes of 18th- and 19th-century England. Her best-known works are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813…

Mattew MacFadyen Biography

actorBorn: October 17, 1974Birthplace: Norfolk, EnglandBest Known as: Mr. Darcy in 2005's Pride and Prejudice The son of an actress and drama teacher, MacFadyen…

Matthew MacFadyen Biography

actorBorn: October 17, 1974Birthplace: Norfolk, EnglandBest Known as: Mr. Darcy in 2005's Pride and Prejudice The son of an actress and drama teacher, MacFadyen…

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley was an English writer whose most famous work is the 1932 novel Brave New World. Born into a family of distinguished intellectuals on both sides of the family, he graduated from Oxford i…

P.D. James

Name at birth: Phyllis Dorothy JamesOne of the most famous mystery novelists in the world, P.D. James was the author of several novels featuring the clever poet-detective, Chief Inspector Adam Dalglie…

Carey Mulligan

Dimpled, British, and looking younger than her age, Carey Mulligan made her professional debut in 2005 -- as Kitty Bennet in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice -- and parlayed it…

Rosamund Pike

Actress Rosamund Pike got her break in 2002 as a Bond girl, but she's best known as the star of 2014's Gone Girl. The daughter of professional opera singers, she began her acting career while still a…

Colin Firth

Colin Firth made female fans swoon as the darkly dashing Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC TV production of Pride and Prejudice. The film was a huge hit and launched Firth on a prosperous decade of movie role…

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley caught the notice of moviegoers in 2003 with major roles in the small-budget charmer Bend it Like Beckham and the big-budget extravaganza Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Bla…