Firth's Darcy For Sale
An oil painting of actor Colin Firth as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy is to go under the hammer at a Bonhams sale in London on 21 January. The portrait was a prop in the BBC's 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It's expected to fetch £7,000. The proceeds will go to charities Oxfam and the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group. I can see why the artist wishes to remain anonymous. What happened to Mr Darcy's trousers? They look a very peculiar shape!