Here’s Benedict Cumberbatch Posing as Colin Firth’s Lake-Drenched Mr. Darcy: You’re Welcome
article by Joanna Robinson (source)
Grab your favorite anglophile. Pour them a very strong cup of tea. And then watch their head explode as they bathe in the reality of Benedict Cumberbatchreenacting Colin Firth’s famous Mr. Darcy moment from Pride and Prejudice. Though, I suspect, just whispering the words “Cumberbatch,” “Firth,” and “Darcy” will be enough to send him or her over the edge. Cumberbatch didn’t decide to go all Pemberley for no good reason. As we know, he only strips down for the worthiest of causes. The cause is literally called “Give Up Clothes for Good,” and, in celebration of its 10th anniversary, photographer Jason Bell(who’s no slouch when it comes to shooting cute Brits) has taken portraits of Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet, Liam Neeson, and more.
The Independent has more information on the charity:
The initiative invites people to donate their unwanted clothing and quality homeware to TK Maxx stores across the country. It is then sold in Cancer Research charity shops to raise life-saving funds, particularly for children suffering from the disease.
And to mark a decade since the campaign’s launch, the celebrity portraits will be showcased in an exclusive exhibition at La Galleria Pall Mall in London between Tuesday 16 September and Saturday 20 September.
So if you want to get any closer to that image of Cumberbatch, stop pawing at your screen and hop a flight to London. While you’re waiting for your boarding pass to print, consider this question carefully. Who Darcys better? Cumberbatch? Or Firth?