Diehard Jane Austen and Colin Firth fans, rejoice!
A 12-foot fiberglass sculpture depicting that memorable scene from the 1996 BBC miniseries version of Pride and Prejudice, in which Firth's Mr. Darcy emerges from a lake wet-shirted and declares his love for Elizabeth Bennett, has been erected in London's Hyde Park, the British newspaper The Guardian reports.
The statue is temporarily installed in the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, London and will tour the U.K. before settling in its final resting place in Cheshire's Lyme Park, where the beloved scene was filmed. (Check out footage of the statue here.)
The scene is not included in Austen's original book, which depicts Mr. Darcy as more cold and thus making his declaration of love that more surprising when not accompanied by such a grand gesture of affection as Mr. Darcy's memorable impromptu swim in the miniseries.
The statue was created to mark the launch of UKTV's new channel, Drama. In a recent survey, the iconic scene from Pride and Prejudice was voted the most memorable TV drama moment.
Re-watch the iconic moment here:
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