Addendum to the last chapter of the P&P hypertext:
According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was "satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet "obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in marriage, and "was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.
Cornelius Booth graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1996, so it's quite likely he was in his early thirties at the time of the filming.
Originally Posted by jlai
According to Jane Austen, Mary would eventually marry a law clerk, or something like that.
Just going by the book of course, but this is interesting. You would've thought that it would have been the other way around, but I suppose that Kitty improved once she was no longer under the influence of Lydia - as I believe Austen alluded.
There will never be any other Mr Darcy for me but Colin Firth.
The first movie, with Greer Garson and Lawrence Oliver ended with Mary being courted by the book shop owner, music shop owner, something like that. A nerd after her own heart.