To many, Colin Firth IS Mr Darcy …

Seen as a promising, upcoming British actor in the 1980’s and labeled as one of the “Brit Pack”—British actors who achieve success in Hollywood, Colin Firth’s career skyrocketed after he appeared in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Many believe he truly IS Mr Darcy … and who could disagree after watching these clips?

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Trivia

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When Helen Fielding, author of “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, created the character Mark Darcy, she had both Mr. Darcy from this production and the actor Colin Firth in mind. Colin Firth played Mark Darcy in the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” movie.

Hard to believe today, but Colin Firth initially declined the role of Mr. Darcy.

The china used for tea by the Bennett family is Royal Crown Derby Royal Antoinette.

The original plan for the Lake Scene, as written by Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Bridget Jones’s Diary), was for Colin Firth to be completely naked. But both Colin and the BBC were too prudish to entertain the idea.

Lyme Park in Cheshire, England, was the location used for the exterior of Pemberley, Mr. Darcy’s estate.

Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire. Credit highlights6
Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire. Credit highlights6

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