Which of these actresses portrayed Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 film "Pride & Prejudice"?
Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet. A classic piece filled with comedy, its humor lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage and money during the Regency era in Great Britain.
For more than a century, amateur and professional dramatic adaptations, reprints, unofficial sequels, films, and TV versions of Pride and Prejudice have portrayed the memorable characters and themes of the novel, reaching mass audiences. The 2005 film "Pride & Prejudice", starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, is the most recent film adaptation that closely represents the book.
Keira Christina Knightley born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Empire Award and has been nominated for two British Academy, three Golden Globe, and two Academy Awards. A significant turning point came in her career when Knightley received wide recognition a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride & Prejudice" (2005).
Knightley, who admired the book from a young age, said of her character, "The beauty of Elizabeth is that every woman who ever reads the book seems to recognise herself, with all her faults and imperfections."