11 September 2023 Susannah

Adrian Lukis Down Under

Adrian Lukis Down Under

Roguish cad, Mr Wickham wants to set the record straight (if that’s at all possible), here, in Sydney. Two special events are planned.

In 1995 actor Adrian Lukis took on the role of roguish Mr Wickham in the acclaimed BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Adrian is a familiar face in TV dramas – he has appeared in Death in Paradise, Peak Practice, Maigret, The Bill, Judge John Deed, Miss Marple, Grantchester, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, and many other series.

He is now making his first visit to Australia since that production and will be hosted by literary expert and President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, Susannah Fullerton.

In 2019 he created and performed in the one-man show Being Mr Wickham, which he co-wrote with Catherine Curzon. Lighthearted and humorous, George Wickham, on the night before he turns 60, looks back on his debauched past.

Lukis, a well-dressed and rugged Wickham, is perfection in this role..”

David Finkle
New York Stage Review

After successful runs in England and New York, Being Mr Wickham’s Australian premiere will be here in Sydney.

Uniting Church Hall, Roseville, Tuesday 19th December 2023, 4.30pm – more information and bookings here.

In a second special event, join Susannah in conversation with Adrian. She’ll talk to him about how he secured the part that became one of his career highlights, the challenges of acting the role of such an infamous Jane Austen character, and how it changed his life. Find out his favourite moments of the series and what it was like working with Colin Firth (sigh!). They will discuss Adrian’s new play and his connection with Australia. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Woollahra Library, Friday 15th December 2023, 10.30am – more information and bookings here.

Do join Susannah at one of these special events that brings George Wickham full circle back to the character who charmed viewers, and Lydia Bennet too, in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Please contact Susannah here if you need further information about these events.