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Death Comes To Pemberley: Playing Mr Darcy

Matthew Rhys


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Death Comes To Pemberley is a three-part adaptation of P.D. Jamessequel to Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride And Prejudice. Set six years after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy, domestic peace at Pemberley is disrupted by news of a murder. Matthew Rhys spoke to the BBC TV blog about playing the much-loved Mr Darcy.

What was it like when the lady herself – Baroness P.D. James visited you on set?

How did you feel about taking on the ‘nightmare’ role of Mr Darcy and the formal language used?

Tell us about the filming locations. Did you get any strange looks from the public whilst filming in tourist spots?

What do you think a modern-day Mr Darcy would be like and why is it that women find him so appealing?

Matthew Rhys plays Mr Darcy in Death Comes To Pemberley. Hannah King, who filmed this interview, is a researcher in BBC TV and iPlayer. 

Death Comes To Pemberley is being repeated on BBC Four at 8pm on Wednesdays from 7-21 January 2015. Each episode will be available in BBC iPlayer for 30 days after the broadcast date. For more information please see the episode guide.

The series was first broadcast starting on Thursday, 26 December at 8.15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.  

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