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Thursday, August 6

Mr. & Mrs. Darcy in the News

Our favorite Darcy couple Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle are making headlines this week.

Colin Firth, the quintessential Mr. Darcy, has been named ninth 'Sexiest Man on the Planet' in a Glamour Magazine's poll of 2000 British women. It was no surprise that Twilight star Robert Pattinson topped the list, but I am mifffed to see stars Ashton Kutcher and cutie Ryan Reynolds at the bottom.

Following Pattinson on Glamour's list are Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, George Clooney, Chace Crawford, Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Wentworth Miller, Ed Westwick, David Tennant, Enrique Iglesias, Jensen Ackles, Colin Farrell, Josh Holloway, Chad Michael Murray, Paul Walker, Alex Pettyfer, Gerard Butler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Josh Hartnett, Jude Law, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Pine, Christian Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor, Matthew McConaughey, Orlando Bloom, Rafael Nadal, Clive Owen, James McAvoy, Leonardo Di Caprio, Milo Ventimiglia, Will Smith, Fernando Torres, Jason Statham, Keanu Reeves, Noel Fielding, Russell Brand, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Welling, Ashton Kutcher, Brandon Flowers, and last, but certainly not least, Cam Gigandet.

It has been fourteen years since Colin jumped into a lake and into our hearts in the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice. It is interesting to note that of all the gentleman listed, Colin may be one of the oldest. Mr. Darcy certainly has staying power.

Jennifer Ehle, Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice, has snagged a plum role as Catelyn Stark in the pilot of HBO’s 'Game of Thrones'. Based on George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series, The Game of Thrones is the first book in the epic that also includes A Song of Ice and Fire. Ehle, a Tony and BAFTA award winning actress will portray the wife of Ned Stark (Sean Bean). The series is in pre-production and will begin filming in October. George R. R. Martin is a sci-fi phenom in the book world, so it will be interesting to see how the books are adapted for the screen. Other cast members already announced include Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) Harry Lloyd (Viserys) Jack Gleeson (Joffrey) and Mark Addy (Robert). I am looking forward to seeing Jennifer again in this interesting production.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ehle is a double Tony Award winner, having gained another gong for the 2007 production of Stoppard's three part play, The Coast of Utopia. She played three distinct characters to win the honor. Thrilled that she is returning to a wider audience again.

bumblebeesies said...

Robert Pattinson is really not the hottest man alive...what about hugh dancy?? ben barnes?? great injustice.

Vic said...

Oh, Jennifer looks so beautiful in this photograph. I like to think that as Lizzy she grew into her looks as her marriage to Darcy blossomed.

Merinitta said...

I was already excited by the Game of Thrones adaptation. Now I definitely need to get HBO.

LeeRose said...

my lizzy is back love her so much

hmsgofita said...

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nigel said...
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nigel said...

This has got to be wrong!

Because 2000 English women are not a culturaly diverse enough demographic to vote for the "real" sexiest man?

It must be your own sweatheart not Austen's (smiles).

Anonymous said...

I have only one question...

WHERE is Richard Armitage?

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy both look amazing though!

Lynn said...

They both look so fabulous !!!

As for the sexiest man ? Nigel is so right on this one !

Alex said...

Hmmm . . . Am I the only person that is missing James Purefoy on the list? Does this mean I am entering my dotage?

Laurel Ann said...

Richard Armitage. James Purefoy. *slaps* head. How did they get overlooked?

Nigel, 2000 random women is a generous Gallup poll. Maybe if they had polled 2000 Australian women, you would head the list! ;-)

nigel said...

I would like too be at the top of only one person's list (smiles).

But unfortunately I could never be a Darcy! However if one was ever to write a book about manhood I hope the author would include Brandon, Wentworth or Knightly? as examples.

They have character traits I aspire too and a shame that many men ignore Austen's characterisations!!
(Australian spelling)