When we think of Mr. Darcy, he is often indelibly linked to the BBC mini-series version played by Colin Firth. Even if you’ve never seen the mini-series (and if you haven’t, um, why not?), you still think of Mr. Firth as Mr. Darcy.
I find it interesting that his character in Nanny McPhee puts him in a different Pride and Prejudice-esque role: that of Mr. Bennett.
Not seeing it?
Well, let’s see:
- neglectful of his children (of whom he has too many & for whom he cannot provide)? Check!
- pondering marriage to a woman who has a questionable amount of intelligence, and is, at the least, very, very annoying? Check!
- Educated enough to know better? Check!
So in a way, Colin Firth got to be the hot, sexy guy everyone loves and the father-in-law most of us don’t bother to notice is kind of an asshole.