It’s Colin Firth, but not as we know him. He’s 12 feet tall and made of fiberglass.
A statue of brooding Mr. Darcy, the character played by Firth in Pride and Prejudice was installed Monday in London’s Serpentine lake. (See a photo here.)
The figure shows Darcy emerging from the water in a soaked shirt, re-creating 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.
One of the sculptors, Toby Crowther, said the work took the lake scene as a starting point but also drew on other depictions of Austen’s romantic hero.
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