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Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy Further Immortalized with 12-Foot Statue in Lake

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 8, 2013 at 1:17PM

Remember that iconic moment in the BBC's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth's Mr.Darcy has just gone for an impromptu lake swim, and his soaked undershirt clings to his body, with those irresistible damp tendrils of hair hanging in his face? We know you do. (And if you need a refresher, we have video below.) Well, that moment is now further immortalized with a twelve-foot-tall statue in the middle of London's Serpentine Lake.
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The Colin Firth-as-Mr.-Darcy lake statue
The Colin Firth-as-Mr.-Darcy lake statue

Remember that iconic moment in the BBC's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth's Mr.Darcy has just gone for an impromptu lake swim, and his soaked undershirt clings to his body, with those irresistible damp tendrils of hair hanging in his face? We know you do. (And if you need a refresher, we have video below.) Well, that moment is now further immortalized with a twelve-foot-tall statue in the middle of London's Serpentine Lake.

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" recently had its 200th anniversary, and we deemed the 1995 mini-series, starring Firth and Jennifer Ehle, as the gold standard of the novel's adaptations.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.