PRIDE AND PASSIONS- HOW COLIN FIRTH'S MR. DARCY HAS BECOME THE NATION'S HEART-THROB
Sunday night sees the final episode of the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and the moment that nine million viewers have been waiting for: the kiss that seals the nuptials of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
Those who observed the kiss on set say that lips were bruised after numerous takes. "There was incredible sexual tension between them and I think that shows on screen," said one insider.
For it has emerged that Colin Firth, who plays Darcy, and Jennifer Ehle, who plays Lizzie, fell for each other in real life. Love's sweet song wove its spell in the Wiltshire countryside. Those lingering looks were for true. Passion really did surge beneath frock-coat and empire line. Their love affair gives their acting an added resonance and them an added radiance. It has ensured that the gossip columns have been full of talk.