24 April 1996
Greensboro News & Record
North Carolina native Jennifer Ehle won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for her performance in the TV miniseries "Pride and Prejudice."
The Winston-Salem native, who now makes her home in Great Britain, won the BAFTA award, the British equivalent of the Oscar, for best television actress for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet, the heroine of "Pride and Prejudice."
Ehle, 26, is the daughter of Winston-Salem author John Ehle and English actress Rosemary Harris. "It's a great honor, and I am so pleased and so proud," said John Ehle, who was with his daughter when she won the award Sunday night. "It was a wonderful surprise. Her mother, of course, was very moved when she won, too." Harris could not be there for the ceremony, which fell on opening night of her latest show in New York, "A Delicate Balance."
Ehle was born in Winston-Salem, where she also attended elementary and high school. She received part of her acting education at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her father said she left Monday for Malaysia and Australia to act in a new feature film, "Paradise Road."
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22 April 1996
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U.S. imports won many of the television awards, with hospital drama "ER" taking the prize for best foreign television programme.
The "people's vote" for best TV programme went "The X-Files".
But Briton Jennifer Ehle, who played Miss Elizabeth Bennet in another Jane Austen adaptation -- television's "Pride and Prejudice" -- won best television actress.