Davies was Birtwistle's English tutor during her freshman year, and the two discussed making Pride and Prejudice into a film adaptation.Davies remarks: "I well recall Sue's entrepreneurial flair.Her hair is streaked with grey, and she often complains that she is stouter than she would like to be. Tonight, we shall all lift a glass of wine to toast your continued success! These are experiences she has lately confronted to write two extremely graphic novels about paedophiles.
Helena Bonham-Carter is convinced her co-star Colin Firth will win this year’s Oscar for Best Actor.
Even the bookies have him as the odds-on red-hot favourite to scoop the honour for his performance as George VI in The King’s Speech.
It’s a hot day, he arrives at this lake – so I thought he would strip completely off and dive down and just become a creature, an animal, just for once.” So the question is whether, given that this is the scene most people think of when the words are mentioned, it would have been improved had this idea been taken up, and the shirt taken off.
Certainly there is a sizeable part of Colin’s fanbase that would have enjoyed a more intimate view (or even eyeful) of Mr Darcy at that point, but it fits our picture of what was socially acceptable at the time – or within the confines of a costume drama, which isn’t always the same thing – and is therefore a truer expression of his character to our eyes, that he would have jumped into the lake wearing a nightshirt.
Even though nakedness was invented long before the late 20th century and swimming in clothes is far harder than swimming unhindered, Mr Darcy is still Mr Darcy, even when he’s not being watched.
And of course, if he wears the shirt in the lake, the shirt is still wet when he bumps into Elizabeth immediately afterwards, and that dishevelment is a good portion of the appeal of that scene, as Andrew explains: “Here’s two people having a little conversation.
Even in those days she was already very much a producer...
We had similar ideas about how Pride and Predjudice should be approached when we talked about it -- it's just that we seem to have taken a bit of time getting round to it!
He said: “The wet shirt scene was intended to be a total full-frontal nudity scene.
Darcy was an actual man but he spent all his time being constrained by demands of society.
Jennifer Anne Ehle was born on December 29, 1969 to Rosemary Harris and John Ehle.