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Colin Firth’s aunt pleaded with him not to play the part. She didn’t want to ruin how she imagined Mr. Darcy since she was a young girl.
Matthew never saw the BBC adaptation with Colin Firth, so he chose not to worry about who played the part before and just got “on with it,” playing the role as he imagined.
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Here is an adaptation with controversial creative choices such as Victorian costumes and a rom-com writing style.
He’s the only Scottish actor on the list to play the brooding Mr. Darcy and remains a fan favorite due to his accurate, stuffy portrayal.
Based loosely on Pride and Prejudice, Helen Fielding formed the character of Mark Darcy with Colin Firth in mind.