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Colin Firth statue installed in London lake

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Jul 08, 2013 | 1:32pm EDT

A statue depicting Colin Firth's iconic lake swim as Mr. Darcy in a U.K. TV adaptation of Pride And Prejudice has been installed in England. The King's Speech star had tongues wagging when he emerged from the water in a see-through white T-shirt in the 1995 BBC series, based on Jane Austen's novel, and now artist Toby Crowther has immortalised Firth's sexy lake dip in fibreglass by building a 12-foot (3.7-metre) sculpture of the actor's pulse-racing scene. The display made its debut in the middle of London's Serpentine lake on Monday (08Jul13), but it will make its permanent home in a body of water in Lyme Park, where the scene was originally filmed. Coincidentally, the sequence was recently voted the most memorable moment in British TV drama history in a survey released earlier this month (Jul13).

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