Blesses with such happy manners he (Mr. Wickham) is sure of making friends. Wether he is capable if retaining them is less certain.
Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romantic drama directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same name, published in 1813. The film depicts five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet, while Matthew Macfadyen plays her romantic interest Mr Darcy. Produced by Working Title Films in association with StudioCanal, the film was released on 16 September 2005 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and on 11 November in the United States.
Rupert’s role, Liutenant George Wickham, has been acquainted with Mr. Darcy since childhood, being the son of Mr. Darcy’s father’s steward. An officer in the militia, he is superficially charming and rapidly forms an attachment with Elizabeth Bennet. He spreads tales about the wrongs Mr. Darcy has done him, adding to the local society’s prejudice, but eventually he is found to have been the wrongdoer himself. He runs off with Lydia, with no intention of marrying her, which would have resulted in her complete disgrace, but for Darcy’s intervention to bribe Wickham to marry her.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Jane Austen (novel), Deborah Moggach (screenplay)
Cast: Keira Knightley, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Claudie Blakley, Sylvester Morand, Simon Woods, Kelly Reilly, Matthew Macfadyen, Pip Torrens, Rupert Friend, Tom Hollander, Judi Dench…
He is a Liutenant for the militia, a roving band of soldiers that moves around to defend England where the needs is… it works for Wickham because he has a lot of debts all over the country, and probably a lot of girls around as well. He’s a chancer. He’s someone who will make good of a bad situation and for Wickham, getting the best out of a situation is getting the most money out of it… He is somebody who knows a good thing when he sees it. He’s unbelievably charming and it’s hard to deny him.
Rupert Friend (P&P DVD extras)
Again, and it’s like having a Dejavú, I wanted more of Rupert’s character in this film. He knew how to give his character that arrogant and, at the same time, charming touch. It was a pity not to have more Wickham in the movie!!