Statue of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

LONDON - It's Colin Firth, but not as we know him. He's 12 feet tall and made of fiberglass.
 
A statue of brooding Mr. Darcy, the character played by Firth in "Pride and Prejudice" has been installed in London's Serpentine lake.
 
The figure shows Darcy emerging from the water in a soaked shirt, recreating a scene from the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
 
The scene helped turn Firth into a sex symbol and is regularly voted among Britain's most memorable TV moments.
 
Lead sculptor Toby Crowther said the work took the lake scene as a starting point but also drew on other depictions of Austen's romantic hero.
 
The statue was placed in the Hyde Park lake Monday to promote a new TV channel dedicated to British drama.

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