More on Darcy’s hunkiness

Darcy Reimagined

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.

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What would Darcy have looked like?

Matthew McFayden

This one nearly slipped through my search filters! According to the Evening Standard, there is a month long (!?) series being commissioned by Drama TV to celebrate Jane Austen.

From the article (you’ll have to scroll down and look for the subtitle, “Darcy was not such a hunk”):
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To launch its Jane Austen season beginning on Sunday, the TV channel Drama has commissioned a pair of distinguished academics,  Professors John Sutherland and Amanda Vickery, to spend a month deciding what “the real Mr Darcy” would have looked like.

Being sound mind and a librarian, I went looking on Drama’s website and searched high and low for a press release with this announcement but couldn’t find squat.

(note: Drama is a UK television station so no word if it will make it to the U.S. ALSO, I stand by my choice of Matthew McFayden as Darcy as he is most dreamy.)

(note the second: Amanda Vickery is right up there with Lucy Worsley and Dr, Janina Ramirez as my top choices for historians. Bettany Hughes isn’t that far behind!)