“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
With the many adaptations of Pride and Prejudice over the years, there is a plethora of Mr Darcys to choose from - but, while you can’t really go wrong with this character, not all Darcys were created equal. Here, we rank the most well-known versions of the role…
Poor Rintoul. Despite moments of charm (he is, after all, still Mr Darcy), his stiff and restrained portrayal of the character, combined with the very 1980-ness of this adaptation, is rather difficult for a modern viewer to warm to. Particularly when we’re a little spoilt for choice (see: the rest of this list, basically).