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Benedict Cumberbatch Portrays a Semi-Shirtless Mr. Darcy for Charity

by Jackie Willis 8:45 AM PDT, September 17, 2014
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Colin Firth who? Benedict Cumberbatch puts a wet-n-wild spin on Jane Austin's classic character Mr. Darcy.

Channeling the Pride and Prejudice (fictional) heartthrob, the 38-year-old Sherlock star posed waist-deep in a body of water while wearing a soak-and-wet white shirt that's partially unbuttoned. He looks like the cover of a romance novel!


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This sexy shot was all in the name of the "Give Up Clothes for Good" campaign, benefiting cancer research. Cancer Research UK is hosting an exhibition that will display this photograph, taken by Jason Bell, along with shots of A-listers Liam Neeson, Kate Winslet and Elijah Wood.

Firth famously portrayed Mr. Darcy in the 1995 book-turned-movie Pride and Prejudice, but do you think Cumberbatch is a better fit as the beloved character?

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