Giant Mr. Darcy Statue Rises From London Lake
A 12-foot tall statue of Mr. Darcy has been placed in London’s Serpentine Lake to promote a new TV channel dedicated to British drama.
The moment when Colin Firth became a sex symbol in the UK can be pinpointed to a scene from the BBC miniseries version of Pride and Prejudice. The scene, which is not in the Austen classic, sees Firth’s Mr. Darcy take an impromptu dip into a lake, and emerge wet-shirt and hair dripping causing Elizabeth Bennett’s pulse to race. That moment has been immortalized at the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park, where a 12 foot fiberglass statute of Colin Firth now stands.
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