Elizabeth Bennet An intelligent and spirited young woman who possesses a keen wit and enjoys studying people's characters. Although she initially dislikes Darcy, circumstances cause her to reassess her negative impression of him, and she eventually falls in love with him.
Fitzwilliam Darcy A wealthy, proud man who falls in love with Elizabeth and reveals a generous, thoughtful nature beneath his somewhat stiff demeanor.
Mr. Bennet Elizabeth's ironic and often apathetic father. Unhappily married, he has failed to provide a secure financial future for his wife and daughters.
Mrs. Bennet Elizabeth's foolish and unrestrained mother who is obsessed with finding husbands for her daughters.
Jane Bennet A gentle and kind-hearted young woman who is Elizabeth's confidant and the oldest of the Bennet daughters. She falls in love with Bingley but is cautious about revealing the depth of her feelings for him.
Mary Bennet The pretentious third Bennet daughter, who prefers reading over socializing.
Catherine (Kitty) Bennet The Bennet's peevish fourth daughter, who joins her sister Lydia in flirting with soldiers.
Lydia Bennet The Bennet's immature and irresponsible youngest daughter. Mrs. Bennet's favorite, she shocks the family by running away with Wickham.
Charles Bingley A good-natured and wealthy man who falls in love with Jane. He is easily influenced by others, especially by his close friend Darcy.
Caroline Bingley Bingley's shallow and haughty sister, who befriends Jane and later snubs her. She attempts to attract Darcy's attentions and is jealous when Darcy is instead drawn to Elizabeth.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurst Bingley's snobbish sister and brother-in-law. Mrs. Hurst spends most of her time gossiping with Caroline, while Mr. Hurst does little more than play cards and sleep.
George Wickham A handsome and personable fortune hunter to whom Elizabeth is initially attracted. He eventually runs off with and is forced to marry Lydia.
Lady Catherine De Bourgh Darcy's arrogant aunt, who dominates Mr. Collins and entertains hopes that her daughter will marry Darcy.
Miss De Bourgh Lady Catherine's sickly, bland daughter.
Colonel Fitzwilliam Darcy's well-mannered and pleasant cousin, who is interested in Elizabeth, but who needs to marry someone with money.
Georgiana Darcy Darcy's shy but warmhearted sister.
Mr. Collins Mr. Bennet's ridiculous cousin, who will inherit Longbourn after Mr. Bennet's death. Upon Lady Catherine De Bourgh's recommendation, he seeks a bride, first proposing to Elizabeth and then to Charlotte Lucas.
Charlotte Lucas Elizabeth's sensible and intelligent friend, who disappoints Elizabeth by marrying Mr. Collins for money and security.
Sir William and Lady Lucas Charlotte's parents and the Bennets' neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner Mrs. Bennet's intelligent and cultivated brother and sister-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips A country attorney and his vulgar wife, who is Mrs. Bennet's sister.