‘Death Comes To Pemberley’, which is based on the best-seller by PD James, will feature Rhys playing the protagonist as a family man rather than a sex symbol, the Daily Express reported.
The 39-year-old Welsh actor said that playing an iconic literary hero is always a little problematic and coupled with that, the fact that the aforesaid iconic literary figure has been immortalised by Colin Firth makes for a louder gulp.
Rhys said that his ‘Mr Darcy’ character will be more mature, a family man and he can wholeheartedly say that he won’t be competing with Firth by emerging from a lake in a dripping white shirt, because he doesn’t think anyone can top him.
The three 60-minute episodes of the series is set to be screened in December and in the new year on BBC 1.
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