Another update here on Then & Now: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy, to add two new actors playing Mr. Darcy (in the long list of actors who played Austen's iconic and literary hero Mr. Darcy on either big or small screen since 1940) with Ryan Paevey as Donovan Darcy in the new Hallmark's WinterFest 2016 Movies with a January 2016 premiere of Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy in the upcoming February 2016 release, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a parody adaptation/Zombie mash-up of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel. 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)
(Pride and Prejudice; TV/Miniseries 1980)
(Pride and Prejudice; TV/Miniseries 1995)
(as Will Darcy Pride & Prejudice: Latter-Day Comedy; Film 2003)
(as Will Darcy in Bride & Prejudice; Bollywood Musical Film 2004)
(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)
(Death Comes To Pemberley; TV/Miniseries 2013)
(Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Film 2016)
Plus, a special mention/in addition to the many Darcys...
Colin Firth portrayed Mark Darcy in the 2001 feature film Bridget Jones' Diary, and its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and the upcoming third film: Bridget Jones's Baby (In US Theaters: September 16, 2016).
original novel by Helen Fielding was loosely inspired by Pride and Prejudice and follows a similar narrative, and Bridget Jones occupies the same role in the story held by Elizabeth Bennet in the original.
(actor cast as Darcy TBD)
(Darcy's Town; TV ???)
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lifetime developing 'Darcy's Town,' a modern-day 'Pride & Prejudice'
(actor cast as Darcy TBD)
(Lost In Austen; Film ???)
Director Nora Ephron to direct a film version of 'Lost In Austen'
- P&P 200: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy (Part 4)
- P&P 200: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy (Part 3)
- The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy (Part 2)
- Then & Now: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy
- The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet (part 2)
- Then & Now: The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet
- Then & Now: The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy