Austen Lovers: How many can you identify? by Sharon Lathan

Austen Lovers: How many can you identify? by Sharon Lathan

Valentine’s Day is approaching, as a quick trip to literally any store of any type will reveal, in case you are like me and forget the calendar dates! Therefore, romance is in the air and thus it is logical to turn to our most beloved romantic novelist: Jane Austen. And, yes, she IS an author of romance, albeit not as we deem the label these days. The screenshots below from the plethora of cinematic adaptations lends credence to this opinion. We whom adore Jane Austen’s novels also adore the stories brought to life on the screen! 

So just how much of an Austen fanatic are you? The 21 couples shown below are from major mediums. . . direct period dramas mostly but a handful of modern offerings as well. A true devotee will be able to name the movies no problemo. A super-star Austenite will know the release year AND the characters’ names. How about naming the actors? WHOA! That would be amazing. . . and maybe a wee bit scary!

I’ve included the answers in a spoiler at the bottom, but before peeking and ruining the fun, give it a go! Be sure to let me know in the comments how many you got right!!

 

ANSWERS

A.  Henry Tilney and Catherine Morland — Northanger Abbey (2007) — JJ Feild and Felicity Jones

B.  Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot — Persuasion (1995) — Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root

C.  Fitzwilliam Darcy  and Elizabeth Bennet — Pride and Prejudice (1940) — Laurence Olivier  and Greer Garson

D.  George Knightley and Emma Woodhouse — Emma (2020) — Johnny Flynn and Anya Taylor-Joy

E.  Colonel Brandon and Marianne Dashwood — Sense and Sensibility (1995) — Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet

F.  Edmund Bertram and Fanny Price — Mansfield Park (1999) — Jonny Lee Miller and Francis O’Connor

G.  George Knightley and Emma Woodhouse — Emma (1996) — Jeremy Northam and Gwyneth Paltrow

H.  Edmund Bertram and Fanny Price — Mansfield Park (2007) — Blake Ritson and Billie Piper

I.  Charles Bingley and Jane Bennet — Pride and Prejudice (2005)— Simon Woods and Rosamund Pike

J.  Fitzwilliam Darcy  and Elizabeth Bennet — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) — Sam Riley and Lily James

K.  Edward Ferrars and Elinor Dashwood — Sense and Sensibility (2008) — Dan Stevens and Hattie Morahan

L.  Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet — Pride and Prejudice (1995) — Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle

M.  Fitzwilliam Darcy  and Elizabeth Bennet — Pride and Prejudice (2005) — Matthew MacFadyen and Kiera Knightley

N.  George Knightley and Emma Woodhouse — Emma (2009) — Jonny Lee Miller and Romola Garai

O.  Colonel Brandon and Marianne Dashwood — Sense and Sensibility (2008) — David Morrissey and Charity Wakefield

P.  Edward Ferrars and Elinor Dashwood — Sense and Sensibility (1995) — Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson

Q.  Fitzwilliam Darcy  and Elizabeth Bennet — Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) — Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell

R.  Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot — Persuasion (2007) — Rupert Penry-Jones and Sally Hawkins

S.  Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet — The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012) — Daniel Vincent Gordh and Ashley Clements

T.  Charles Bingley and Jane Bennet — Pride and Prejudice (1995) — Crispin Bonham-Carter and Susannah Harker

U.  Fitzwilliam Darcy and Lalita Bakshi — Bride and Prejudice (2004) — Martin Henderson and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

 

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Laura
Laura
January 21, 2022 8:29 AM

All of them! Even the Lizzie Bennet diaries which I’ve never watched. Yay!

DarcyBennett
DarcyBennett
January 19, 2022 3:18 PM

I did pretty good–I got all the movie titles and knew most of the actors and years.

Linda A.
Linda A.
January 18, 2022 11:35 AM

I haven’t seen all of the movies, but I’ve seen enough stills of the casts to know all but two.
Thanks for sharing!

Kirstin Odegaard
AuAu
January 18, 2022 11:31 AM

What a fun post! I’ll have to keep your cheat sheet as a list of movies to watch.

Shana Jefferis
Shana Jefferis
January 18, 2022 9:43 AM

A fun exercise!! Thanks for putting this together.

Riana Everly
AuAu
January 18, 2022 9:26 AM

And I thought I didn’t watch a lot of movies. I guess I watch enough to have gotten them all (not necessarily the actors).
That was fun. Thanks!

cindie snyder
cindie snyder
January 18, 2022 7:31 AM

I knew some . I thought D was from Sanditon!lol What a fun post!

Regina Jeffers
Admin
January 18, 2022 7:27 AM

I did not know “S.” At first, I was thinking of P&P: A Latter Day Comedy, but realized Kam Heskin is blonde in the film. I have never seen “S.”

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