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Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel...


January 2013 was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE's 200th Anniversary.

(January 28, 1813 - January 28, 2013)

Monday, December 16, 2013

P&P 200: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy (Part 4)

Another update here on Then & Now: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy in continuing with the 200th anniversary celebration of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel, which has been going on since the beginning of this year (last January 28th) and the upcoming holiday premiere of a new P&P homage/inspired of TV adaptation (of PD James' best-selling murder mystery novel of the same name) Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys (as Mr. Darcy) and Anna Maxwell Martin (as Elizabeth Darcy...née Bennet) (which premieres on BBC One in the UK this Christmas in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...). So, I've created a new post here and updated the old post.
Fitzwilliam Darcy, generally referred to as Mr. Darcy, is one of the two central characters in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. He is an archetype of the aloof romantic hero, and a romantic interest of Elizabeth Bennet, the novel's protagonist. The story's narration is almost exclusively from Elizabeth's perspective; she is portrayed as the sympathetic figure, and Darcy hardly so until the later chapters of the novel—as knowledge and ironic events are revealed to Elizabeth. Usually referred to only as "Mr. Darcy" or "Darcy" by characters and the narrator, his first name is mentioned twice in the novel. [Read more about Mr. Darcy].
Also, check out the following...

  The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy 
(aka Fitzwilliam or William/Will Darcy)



David Rintoul
(Pride and Prejudice; TV/Miniseries 1980)



(Pride and Prejudice; TV/Miniseries 1995)



Orlando Seale
(as Will Darcy Pride & Prejudice: Latter-Day Comedy; Film 2003)



Martin Henderson
(as Will Darcy in Bride & Prejudice; Bollywood Musical Film 2004)


Matthew Macfadyen 
(Pride & Prejudice; Film 2005)



More info from Wikipedia: Fitzwilliam Darcy

TV & Film Adaptations: Fitzwilliam Darcy

1940 Movie: Lord Laurence Olivier
1952 TV adaptation: Andrew Osborn
1952 TV serial: Peter Cushing
1958 TV serial: Alan Badel
1967 TV serial: Lewis Fiander
1980 TV serial: David Rintoul
1995 TV serial: Colin Firth
2005 Movie: Matthew Macfadyen

(Lost In Austen; TV Miniseries 2008)

(aka Caleb Grant)
(Pride and Prejudice; Film 2011)

Daniel Vincent Gordh
(as William Darcy in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries; Vlog/YouTube series 2012)


Plus...

In development with possible new Darcy actors...

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(actor cast as Darcy TBD)
(Darcy's Town; TV ???)
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lifetime developing 'Darcy's Town,' a modern-day 'Pride & Prejudice'
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(actor cast as Darcy TBD)
(Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Film ???)

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(actor cast as Darcy TBD)

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