Thursday, 7 February 2013

There is Only One


Many actors have portrayed the iconic Mr. Darcy over the years but as far as I'm concerned, there is only one who is worthy to don the high-collared Regency coat and foppish cravat --


Yes, that's right. Colin Firth is the only Mr. Darcy for me. Long-time readers of this blog know that he has inexplicably captured my middle-aged lesbian heart and reduced me to a 5.9 on the Kinsey Scale instead of a perfect 6 (click here for details, if you must).

Her Royal Highness has her own opinion on this matter, of course. She much prefers another candidate --


Well, HRH . . . *shrug* . . . to each their own, I suppose. Just don't start up with that cosplay nonsense again . . . oh damn, too late.


[Painting of "Mr. Darcy Cat" by Tara Fly. Check out her fun website here!]

41 comments:

DEZMOND said...

Elliot Cowan is my fave. I have the honour of being followed by him at Twitter and he is such a charming and humble gent! I'm currently waiting for an interview with him :)

Lois said...

That was so fun, reading back on all the links to past-posts! I love Colin too, and loved him as Mr Darcy in that Bridgette Jones diary too... As himself. Now I really, really want to watch this! Hope it is on Netflix... Maybe I have it on VHS... Love camping, hate sweet wine, slightly tarnished, have a great day!

Laurie said...

colin Firth did a great job, an amazing painting isn't it,

A Beer For The Shower said...

My favorite Mr. Darcy will always be from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...

jaz@octoberfarm said...

colin firth...need i say more?

Cheryl said...

In total agreement...clear winner in the Mr. Darcy category..Colin Firth gets the prize.

M. D. Jackson said...

Colin Firth has inexplicably turned my middle aged (and distinctively heterosexual) head more than a few times. We bought the series on VHS for my older daughter when she was younger and we have watched the whole damn thing a few times as my youngest daughter got old enough to appreciate Firth as Mister Darcy.

I read the book and saw the Olivier version when I was younger, but the lavish television adaptation is definitive. Aside from my admiration for Colin Firth's performance I also have a little crush on Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth (but that's a secret. Don't tell anybody).

turquoisemoon said...

OOoh Colin Firth is the only one... the true Mister Darcy!!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Colin Firth is my hero!

man said...

nice..i can friends u..hehehhe

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I do have to agree with you about Colin Firth! Of course, I had to go over and read your post about the Kinsey Scale...and loved it! Perhaps you can write about it again and see what all the newbies (a lot of them are bloggers I circulate with) would say about that/who they'd consider switching for. That should be fun.

Jeanne said...

Mr. Darcy cat is quite dashing! :0)

Sulky Kitten said...

I just don't get Colin Firth - but I like the look of HRH's choice.

Tricky Nag said...

Colin Firth....happy sigh....

Francie M said...

Hey, stay in your own camp. Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy is my fanttasy!!!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Oh yes! I was swooning over Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy!

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Anne said...

I have a soft spot for Colin as well and watch films just because he's in them.

PS I just ordered two Pirate Babes for HRH's crew. There are two more that I want to buy. Suzy Swagger is going to join her crew and that will give her five lovely ladies to do her bidding.

Wendy S. said...

Oh yes Colin please! Although I must say HRH has exquisite taste with the Feline Mr. Darcy

Snap said...

I agree -- Colin Firth it is! HRH is something else -- although I can begin to see what she *sees* in her Mr. Darcy!

CraveCute said...

Colin Firth is also my favorite! Of course HRH would prefer a Tuxedo Cat! She's getting kind of uppity!LOL!

laughingwolf said...

none do a thing for me... uh, well... ok, the last pic had me at "bitch" ;)

mxtodis123 said...

That painting of the Mr. Darcy cat is fantastic.
Mary

Tammy Theriault said...

He is a good actor hands down, love that cat photo :-D

Jim said...

Yep! I can see and understand that attraction!!

Sarita Rucker said...

I think Mr. Darcy has some sort of magic on him that makes him irresistible to women. And I guess lesbians aren't immune.

Colin Firth is also my favorite. :)

Hmm, maybe I need to write some on this topic over on my book blog...

Jane said...

Mmmm... Colin Firth :) I have to admit that he gets my pulse a racing like very few can. He is one yummy specimen. I could go on, but I'll stop myself now, lol!!! Doesn't surprise me that he might have a small chance at getting you to switch teams (if only temporarily :)

Thalia said...

But--but--but--that's OLIVIER up there!?!?! You know, the origin of the phrase 'tall, dark, and handsome'?

Splutter!

No I don't really know what I'm talking about as Jane Austin has never done anything for me. I find the whole 'struggling within the ridiculous social mores of the time' drama stuff too much to handle. Watching scenes of family tension at a dinner table silent but for the creak of the chairs and the click of the spoons in the soup bowls makes me kind of batty. I just kind of can't deal, ha.

-E- said...

It's amazing how similar they all look. Bloody casting directors for you, eh? Also I had no idea the ladies were so crazy for Colin Firth.

Kay G. said...

Colin was good but for me, I just melt at the sight and sound of Matthew Macfayden. (Don't tell Richard!!!)
Besides, my mother-in-law in England loves Colin Firth, people cut out his picture and paste it on birthday cards for her!

Riot Kitty said...

A few years ago, my friend had a girls' night and we watched the scene where he jumps into the lake ONLY TO SEE HIM SOAKING WET. That's right, a whole bunch of us "grown ups."

Hindustanka said...

Collin Firth, yes, he portrayed Mr Darcy greatly! I don't know whether he looks like a real English man, but he looks like a real man for sure. I like his acting in almost all the movies he took part in. Great actor!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Twice!?! It seems we have something in common lol

Shalet Jimmy said...

getting married to him, twice....:D

Birdie said...

Your team gives out stars? WTF? What else is going on over there that I don't know about.

OK, a woman that I am somewhat attracted to. Ellen.

Makropoulos said...

Amen to Colin. Hope you're staying warm, Debra!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Debra ;o) I had to go back and read all your posts! Now I know everything! I don't blame you for not liking to go camping! LOL! Colin Firth, all the way! I agree with you! Thanks for the smiles HRH ;o)

dbs said...

I wonder if Mr. Darcy's sideburns have their own twitter account.

sonia said...

Agreed about Firth. And that cat is fierce!

Fundy Blue said...

How fun! And CF is yummy!

JACKIESUE said...

never saw it.