11:34 10 July 2013
Colin Firth’s memorable wet shirt scene in Pride and Prejudice has been successfully recreated in a London Lake through a giant statue. The fiberglass statue in wet shirt stretches 12ft out of the water at London’s Hyde Park.
It was built to celebrate the launch of new UKTV channel drama, a free-to-air station on Sky and Freeview.
The famous scene, which caused stirred in 1995, was recently voted by viewers as the most memorable TV moment.
The statue was created by a team of three sculptures who took more than two months to design, construct, and paint the model of Darcy.
Lead sculptor Toby Crowther said: “The challenge for us was capturing the spirit of Darcy as handsome and noble but also aloof and proud. The Mr Darcy sculpture is a real mix of the many portrayals of Jane Austen's most famous hero.”
The sculpture will tour a number of locations before it will be installed in Lyme Park. It will remain there until February 2014.
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