I am a fan of all things Jane Austen. Some people might even accuse me of being a Janeite. The Jane Austen hero that comes primarily to my mind when I think of her novels is that model of restraint and repression: Fitzwilliam Darcy. And the actor I most associate with him is Colin Firth. In fact I like Colin in almost every movie he's acted in. Click here for a vast index of articles about him.
Some women of my acquaintance prefer Matthew McFadyen in the role. His younger much rougher features lend his Darcy a distinctive more modern dimension. For my part, I'll take Fitzwilliam any way I can get him.
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