Comments on: Famous Actors Behind William Darcy of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:10:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Melissa Stanley http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10929395 Melissa Stanley Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:08:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10929395 Macfadyen is so manly. Nothing feminine about him, although he has a little boy look about him in his repressed emotional portrayal of Darcy. His ability to show great emotion is superior to many actors who are praised more than he is. I just love him in this role and have watched the movie many times, and will watch again. I just think he's beautiful, and I don't go ga ga for celebrities. He's just very talented. When I think of actors like Hugh Grant who are so hyped up by the media, I think why? The ones like Macfadyen are the real talents. I liked Colin Firth as Darcy until I saw Macfadyen in the role. Macfadyen is so manly. Nothing feminine about him, although he has a little boy look about him in his repressed emotional portrayal of Darcy. His ability to show great emotion is superior to many actors who are praised more than he is. I just love him in this role and have watched the movie many times, and will watch again. I just think he’s beautiful, and I don’t go ga ga for celebrities. He’s just very talented. When I think of actors like Hugh Grant who are so hyped up by the media, I think why? The ones like Macfadyen are the real talents. I liked Colin Firth as Darcy until I saw Macfadyen in the role.

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By: Ally http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10239629 Ally Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:35:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10239629 Sarah, in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries his name is William Darcy as it is a modern adaptation. Sarah, in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries his name is William Darcy as it is a modern adaptation.

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By: Kate http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10238765 Kate Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:54:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10238765 I laughed at "older man"; Darcy is only 28 in the book! I laughed at “older man”; Darcy is only 28 in the book!

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By: Karen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10233123 Karen Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:47:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10233123 Are there no proofreaders employed by ABC? His name is Fitzwilliam Darcy, not William Darcy! Are there no proofreaders employed by ABC? His name is Fitzwilliam Darcy, not William Darcy!

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By: Sarah http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10232193 Sarah Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:21:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10232193 DANIEL GORDH. Hands down. :) He's brilliant. DANIEL GORDH. Hands down. :) He’s brilliant.

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By: Kristin http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10230547 Kristin Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:30:35 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10230547 This article forgot about David Rintoul, who played Darcy in the 1980 miniseries. I still would have picked Colin Firth (then Daniel Gordh). This article forgot about David Rintoul, who played Darcy in the 1980 miniseries. I still would have picked Colin Firth (then Daniel Gordh).

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By: Vicki http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10230502 Vicki Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:26:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10230502 I haven't actually seen the Colin Firth version yet (but it's coming to me in the mail). I haven't seen the more recent movie though and while I enjoyed Matthew Macfadyen's portrayal, Daniel Vincent Gordh on Lizzie Bennet keeps blowing me away! It is absolutely incredible the amount of characterization he has been able to bring to the table, even though his collective screentime is probably only about half an hour at this point. Mondays and Thursdays are always the highlight of my week and doubly so when they are Darcy Days as well. I haven’t actually seen the Colin Firth version yet (but it’s coming to me in the mail). I haven’t seen the more recent movie though and while I enjoyed Matthew Macfadyen’s portrayal, Daniel Vincent Gordh on Lizzie Bennet keeps blowing me away! It is absolutely incredible the amount of characterization he has been able to bring to the table, even though his collective screentime is probably only about half an hour at this point.

Mondays and Thursdays are always the highlight of my week and doubly so when they are Darcy Days as well.

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By: PMartiM http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10230257 PMartiM Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:55:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10230257 While I do lean towards the "Original" Mr Darcy, Sir Lawrence Olivier, I am quite drawn to that of Mr Martin Henderson's cool and loof but smokey, sultry portrayal ... who, in spite of his otherwise strong outward ability to restrain and refrain himself in all circumstances and toward any and all whom he would so chose to, finds himself reluctantly and most ardently drawn to the young and quite overly self-assured Miss Elizabeth Bennett. "His" portrayal is so realistic for one of that era of the upper class, and as he tries hard but alas in vain, to smother his smoldering feelings towards this lady ... this lady of so much lower a class and yet posseses such "airs" as his, he becomes befuddled and confused by his own shocking emotional tie to the "arrogant" Miss Bennett. He is captured not only by her looks, but her ability to stand toe to toe with him in conversation and jabs, and her cunning ability of forcing him to take stock of his own prejudices and prides ... The "would-be snobish Miss Bennett eventually comes to see the error of her own unreasonable assumptions and her all too quick to judgement thinking .and must make ammends to the most "patient" Mr Darcy. And so, while I really did like Mr Henderson's Mr Darcy, "Originals" do tend to keep and hold "first place" with me. I tried to vote for Mr Henderson, but hit the wrong place, so neither he nor Sir Olivier got my vote ... sorry guys!!! Oh what folley we humans make of love and art of the chase!!! While I do lean towards the “Original” Mr Darcy, Sir Lawrence Olivier, I am quite drawn to that of Mr Martin Henderson’s cool and loof but smokey, sultry portrayal … who, in spite of his otherwise strong outward ability to restrain and refrain himself in all circumstances and toward any and all whom he would so chose to, finds himself reluctantly and most ardently drawn to the young and quite overly self-assured Miss Elizabeth Bennett. “His” portrayal is so realistic for one of that era of the upper class, and as he tries hard but alas in vain, to smother his smoldering feelings towards this lady … this lady of so much lower a class and yet posseses such “airs” as his, he becomes befuddled and confused by his own shocking emotional tie to the “arrogant” Miss Bennett. He is captured not only by her looks, but her ability to stand toe to toe with him in conversation and jabs, and her cunning ability of forcing him to take stock of his own prejudices and prides … The “would-be snobish Miss Bennett eventually comes to see the error of her own unreasonable assumptions and her all too quick to judgement thinking .and must make ammends to the most “patient” Mr Darcy. And so, while I really did like Mr Henderson’s Mr Darcy, “Originals” do tend to keep and hold “first place” with me. I tried to vote for Mr Henderson, but hit the wrong place, so neither he nor Sir Olivier got my vote … sorry guys!!!

Oh what folley we humans make of love and art of the chase!!!

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By: Veri http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10229960 Veri Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:20:36 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10229960 Daniel Vincent Gordh and Matthew Macfadyen! Daniel Vincent Gordh and Matthew Macfadyen!

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By: S. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/famous-actors-behind-william-darcy-of-pride-prejudice/#comment-10229929 S. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:17:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=466577#comment-10229929 Despite loving Daniel Gordh's portayal, my Mr Darcy will always be Colin Firth. Despite loving Daniel Gordh’s portayal, my Mr Darcy will always be Colin Firth.

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