Mr. Wickham is a very friendly sort, good looking, and everybody likes him immediately. He spends all his time talking about his misfortunes. You get a great sense in the A&E version (since they have lots of time available to tell the tale properly) of just how talented Mr. Wickham is at weaving his falsehoods in with believable stories. Even in the end, many people fall for his pity-me stories.
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Mr. Wickham about to join the army in the A&E Miniseries
Mr. Wickham in the A&E Miniseries
Mr. Wickham in the BBC Miniseries
Mr. Wickham with Elizabeth in the BBC Miniseries
Pride and Prejudice