After Pride and Prejudice, what happened to the protagonists’ lives?

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In 1813 and anonymously, Jane Austin published, for the first time, Pride and Prejudice, one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel. With romanticism as a banner, the life of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy became one of the best known in English literature, catapulting the author to international fame.

Although, as if this were not enough, despite the advancement of times, Pride and Prejudice he knew how to stay in the collective memory and not lose weight or importance for history. In fact, it was rewritten as a Broadway musical and, in 2005, it was adapted for the big screen, at which point it became a symbol of romanticism and period films.

El Sr. Darcy y Elizabeth Bennett. Photo Credits: (IMDB)

So much so that with the historical and classic connotation of the novel and the feature film, now, Pride and Prejudice it will become a series. Under the name of Pride and Prejudice: a romance in experiment, the American platform Peacock announced that they are already working on the search for its protagonists, their locations and, of course, the costumes according to Regency England, where the novel is set.

That is why, many wonder if, with the arrival of the series of this story, it will be Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, who will once again put themselves in the shoes of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. The actors, both of English origin, were the ones who played the protagonists in the film adaptation that the novel had in 2005, but before everyone’s questioning, the platform already gave an answer.

The Bennett family with Mr. Darcy and his friends.  Photo: (IMDB)

The Bennett family with Mr. Darcy and his friends. Photo: (IMDB)

They have not yet confirmed who will be chosen to carry out these iconic roles that, in fact, marked the lives of Knightley and Macfadyen. But, there is one thing that is certain: these artists have already opened their careers elsewhere and, from Spoiler, we will tell you what happened to the lives of both.

The current life of the protagonists of Pride and Prejudice:

Keira Knightley:

Born on March 26, 1985 and only 36 years old, Keira Knightley is one of the most important actresses in the film industry. But, even though it was part of Pride and Prejudice, Her most important roles were in Pirates of the Caribbean, a saga in which she reappeared in 2006 playing Elizabeth Swann and, then, in 2007 she returned to play the same role in Pirates of the Caribbean at the end of the world.

Keira Knightley.  Photo: (Getty)

Keira Knightley. Photo: (Getty)

And over the years, she put the skin of iconic characters like Joan Clarke in The Enigma Code in 2014. Then in 2018 she was in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. But, her last performance was in 2019 as Katherine Gun in Official Secrets.

Matthew Macfadyen:

Born on October 17, 1974, Matthew Mcfadyen was marked by his role as Mr. Darcy where he perfectly portrayed this cultured and shy character at the same time. But, over the years, he also had different successes such as Robin Hood where he played the role of Sheriff of Nottingham in 2010.

Matthew Macfadyen. Photo Credits: (Getty)

Matthew Macfadyen. Photo Credits: (Getty)

However, beyond his film roles, he also participated in television series, such as The Last Kingdom in 2015 where he gave life to Lord Uhtred. And, his extensive career led him to be the winner of a BAFTA, a Character and Morality in entertainment award, and many more.

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