A couple of days ago, I wrote on what historians believe Darcy would have really looked like, the news gathered from a footnote from the Evening Standard. It seems the news has spread as now The Guardian has a write up and Drama TV finally has a press release (after the news pieces?) on their upcoming Jane Austen season, which begins February 12.
Behold the video showcasing the idea of what Darcy would have looked like from a Georgian perspective. No Colin Firth or Matthew McFayden (or even Matthew Rhys) and I am betting most 21c viewers will not be fainting over the sight of him while Regency ladies would be a swooned.
- Portrait of ‘real’ Mr Darcy unlikely to set 21st century hearts aflutter – The Guardian
- What Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy would have really looked like – Gaydio
- Academics reveal what Mr Darcy would have really looked like – Yahoo News UK
- Science reveals what Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy would really have looked like – RadioTimes
- What Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy would have really looked like – Sky News
- ‘Real’ Mr Darcy was nothing like Colin Firth, academics say – BBC News
- Austen’s Mr Darcy was thin and oval faced – NT News
- This what Mr. Darcy would have looked like and it’s not pretty – Mashable
- Real Mr Darcy was more ballet dancer than beefcake – The TImes
- Academics reveal what Mr Darcy would have looked like… and it’s not what you think – The Telegraph
- White-haired and weedy… the real Mr Darcy: Experts create historically accurate portrait of the Pride and Prejudice heartthrob (and he’s nothing like Colin Firth) – The Daily Mail
- LIED AND PREJUDICE How Hollywood got so many of our favourite historical characters wrong in hit films and TV shows – The Sun