LUSCIOUS POLL: Which Mr Darcy is your favourite?

Out of Matthew MacFadyen, Colin Firth and Laurence Olivier, who is your favourite Mr Darcy from the film and TV versions of “Pride and Prejudice“?


Mr Darcy - - Laurence Olivier as Mr Darcy Mr Darcy - - Colin Firth as Mr Darcy Mr Darcy - - Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy


UPDATE: I’m currently watching Matthew Rhys as Mr Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley (TV series) from the novel by PD James. Have you seen it? What do you think? Leave a comment below.



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Learn more about Mr Darcy:

  • Laurence Olivier appeared in the 1940 version, with Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennet
  • Colin Firth starred as FitzWilliam Darcy opposite Jennifer Ehle, in the TV production, in 1995
  • Matthew McFadyen played this iconic classical figure in 2005, with Elizabeth portrayed by Keira Knightley
  • Matthew Rhys played Elizabeth Bennet’s husband of 6 years in the 2013 production, opposite Anna Maxwell Martin


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You might also like this YouTube clip: “Mr Darcy: Who is the best?” and our MUSIC TO SCROLL BY clip from the 2005 soundtrack to “Pride and Prejudice” composed by Dario Marianelli, on our Luscious blog.

For more masculine and historical style, check out these Luscious photos gallery pages:

Personally, I think it has to be Colin Firth, but I do like Laurence Olivier and Matthew McFadyen too. There’s something about that “coming out of the lake” scene that is forever edged in my memory! Feel free to leave a comment, below. I’d love to know your thoughts.






Various items relating to Pride and Prejudice including posters and numerous book covers here:





If you care to reminisce by watching them all again, here are each of the DVD versions of the three productions:




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