English actress Kelly Reilly has apparently gotten some notice starring in modern-set TV series Yellowstone, but she’ll always be the redheaded Caroline Bingley from the feature film version of Pride & Prejudice to me. She’s also got a key role in Branagh’s next Poirot film, A Haunting in Venice, so I thought it was time to run down her frock flicks resume!
Kathleen Le Saux in Bramwell (1996)
A late 19th-century fictional female doctor; Reilly guest starred in one episode.
Clowance Poldark in Poldark (1996)
A one-off adaptation of the Poldark books.
Nancy Miller in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
The TV miniseries adaptation of the classic novel. It’s been too long, I can’t remember anything about her character!
Patience Heatherstone in Children of the New Forest (1998)
During the English Civil War, four children of a Royalist are hidden in a forest and have adventures.
Mary Gerrard in Poirot: “Sad Cypress” (2003)
Reilly guest-starred in one episode of the David Suchet version.
Jane in The Libertine (2004)
A dark and depressing biopic about the real-life 17th-century Earl of Rochester, who made a lot of bad choices. Again it’s been too long; I’m guessing she’s a prostitute? Or an actress?
Caroline Bingley in Pride & Prejudice (2005)
She did a good turn as Queen Bitchface in the feature film adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.
Maureen in Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
She plays an actress/showgirl in this 1930s-theater-set story.
Jeannie in He Kills Coppers (2008)
A TV movie set in 1966 about some policemen who are murdered.
Muriel Brassler in Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Set in 1937, during Orson Welles’s stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
Mary Morstan in Sherlock Holmes (2009)
She’s Watson’s love interest in this action-film take on the classic detective.
Doreen Boyd in Citizen Gangster (2011)
About a post-World War II gangster.
Mary Watson in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Again as Watson’s love interest!
Caitlin in Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Poets in the 1950s.
Kerra in Britannia (2017-18)
Romans invade Britain.
Isabelle Laurent in The Cursed (2021)
A gothic horror film set in 1916 and 1881.
Rowena Drake in A Haunting in Venice (2023)
The newest Kenneth Branagh take on Poirot, as the detective solves a murder at a séance.
What’s your favorite of Kelly Reilly’s frock flick roles?