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Firth: ‘I’m too old to be a sex symbol’

The Love Actually star shot to fame with his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in 1995’s Pride And Prejudice, famously winning the hearts of female film fans by appearing in soaking wet clothes.

But Firth, 49, has always struggled to understand his lusty fans – and is adamant the attention will soon stop now he’s hit middle-age.

He tells Britain’s Hello! magazine, “I think I’m getting a bit old for that stuff now, aren’t I? I suppose that because of the profession I’m in, I do get a certain amount of attention that I probably would not get if I had not been known.

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“I certainly wouldn’t get the attention I get if I hadn’t been on screen.”

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