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Saturday, January 10

Get Your Own Mr. Darcy Right Here

The word on the wire is that Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy is for sale. Well almost, if you consider a portrait the closest you'll ever get to him!

Bonhams Auction House in London has announced the sale of the portrait of Mr. Darcy used in the 1995 mini-series Pride and Prejudice. Since Firth palyed Darcy, you can kill two birds with one stone and have two British icons hanging in your Manor House if you are the highest bidder on January 21st. In my humble opinion, it's not the most flattering likeness of the heartthrob actor making him look portly and too mature for his years.

There is a great story written by Firth behind the portrait and its evolutionary creation which you can read here.

It will be very interesting to see if they announce who gets to take Mr. Darcy home with them. One wonders out loud if he gets hung in the portrait gallery or the bedroom! ;) Either way, the lucky new owner will have the pleasure of his gaze all day or night long.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose

8 comments:

Vic said...

Ackkk! Mr. Darcy with a potbelly. No!

DangAndBlast! said...

Fun - shared that with my family :)

Jane said...

Oh, I'd love Mr Darcy hanging above my fireplace!!! Jane x

Lynn said...

Although he has a potbelly, it is in the style of the time type of portraits...I agree with Vic...not the most flattering representation of the romantic idea of Mr. Darcy nor the actor, Colin Firth !

Lynn said...

BTW, how about a poll on how much we think the portrait will fetch ? ( if it really does go on the auction block)
OR
A contest with a prize of say, one of your pretty P & P bracelets, would be even sweeter LOL

Linore Rose Burkard said...

There are so many other pictures that are better, of Firth as Darcy, that this one does pale in comparison. I had to laugh at Vic's comment, because as soon as my eyes landed on the portrait, I thought, 'oh, no, a potbelly!' Then I read her statement. Ha!

darcycolin_1960 said...

The first time I saw one source in Colin that beautiful miniseries Pride and Prejudice.de BBC London What struck me were his eyes and his gaze over time surfing the internet looking at reviews of other people said the same thing has a look of another state with their eyes that let all demuetra
My lord Andrew Darcy, Colin Firth .. will be always in my heart who tanbien interptreto Darcy and stayed in the heart of many of the other players do not want to say
each interprets what he feels his manera.ademas Colin is the largest of the three, and each generation has its favorite actor
Darcy is your stay in my heart skip and a time to remember his 35 years when he Darcy
saludos desde Argentina

darcycolin_1960 said...

The first time I saw one source in Colin that beautiful miniseries Pride and Prejudice.de BBC London What struck me were his eyes and his gaze over time surfing the internet looking at reviews of other people said the same thing has a look of another state with their eyes that let all demuetra
My lord Andrew Darcy, Colin Firth .. will be always in my heart who tanbien interptreto Darcy and stayed in the heart of many of the other players do not want to say
each interprets what he feels his manera.ademas Colin is the largest of the three, and each generation has its favorite actor
Darcy is your stay in my heart skip and a time to remember his 35 years when he Darcy
saludos desde Argentina