A statue of Colin Firth, dressed as Mr. Darcy in an homage to his 'Pride and Prejudice' role, has appeared in the Serpentine Lake in London. Colin Firth emerging from a lake in 'Pride and Prejudice' was recently voted the most memorable moment in British drama.
A 12-foot statue of Firth in a white shirt, as seen in the 1995 BBC miniseries “Pride and Prejudice” in which he portrayed Mr. Darcy, has been placed in the middle of the Serpentine Lake in London's Hyde Park to promote the new British TV channel titled Drama, which is owned by UKTV and launched on July 8. UKTV says viewers chose the scene in which Firth emerges from a pond as the most memorable moment ever to occur in drama on British television.
The statue is made of fiberglass and will move to other locations before being put in a body of water in Lyme Park, where Firth originally filmed the scene. (And no, the sequence in which Mr. Darcy goes for a swim was not originally in Jane Austen’s book.)
Adrian Wills, the Drama network general manager, told the Hollywood Reporter the statue doesn't just depict Firth.