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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.

- AP

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