Although it will be intriguing to see how Vincent Kartheiser handles the transition from Pete Campbell on Mad Men into a fictional character most often described as swoon-worthy, there will probably always be one face that comes to mind when somebody brings up Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: Colin Firth. Firth’s 1995 portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet’s romantic interest was so good that most of us forget that even Sir Laurence Olivier played the character in 1940.
Firth was such a great Mr. Darcy, in fact, that a 12-foot statue of Firth as Darcy has been built, and is currently on display in the middle of the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, London. An interesting tribute as well as a way to advertise the launch of UKTV’s new channel Drama, the statue is yet another reminder of literary-minded folks’ obsession with the rich and good-looking Fitzwilliam Darcy, and the art they create as a tribute.
How hard is it to take a picture of Mr. Darcy and add the lyrics to “Call Me Maybe”? Call us when you mash up Darcy with Taylor Swift.