Amp Events has announced that rock icons Pixies will be touring South Africa in March next year!

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Colin Firth's Mr Darcy immortalised

2013-07-09 20:07
Colin Firth Mr darcy statue
London - It's Colin Firth, but not as we know him. He's 3.7m tall and made of fibreglass.

A statue of brooding Mr Darcy, the character played by Firth in Pride and Prejudice has been installed in London's Serpentine lake.

The figure shows Darcy emerging from the water in a soaked shirt, recreating a scene from the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.

The scene helped turn Firth into a sex symbol and is regularly voted among Britain's most memorable TV moments.

Lead sculptor Toby Crowther said the work took the lake scene as a starting point but also drew on other depictions of Austen's romantic hero.

The statue was placed in the Hyde Park lake on Monday to promote a new TV channel dedicated to British drama.

Read more on:    colin firth  |  jane austen  |  tv  |  books  |  celebrities
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc is currently filming for the new series in the Isle of Man. Read More »

7de Laan will air tonight

2016-10-24 13:53

7de Laan will be broadcast tonight on SABC2 after the SABC rushed to sign off on a long-delayed new contract for the Afrikaans weekday soap. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.