When Colin Firth emerged from the lake all sodden and damp, his wet white shirt clinging to his muscular chest, women across the world had to take a minute to compose themselves. And now Benedict Cumberbatch is setting hearts racing again, revealing a hint of toned torso as he recreates Mr Darcy’s iconic scene from BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, all in the name of charity.
The Sherlock Holmes star’s slightly racier take on the classic is being displayed as part of an exclusive exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign. World renowned photographer Jason Bell has collated a selection of some of the famous faces he’s shot since the campaign – which raises cash for Cancer Research UK – was launched in 2004. Featuring the likes of Jerry Hall, Liam Neeson, Mel C and Charlie Hunnam, the archive snaps went on display on Tuesday at La Galleria Pall Mall in London, where they will remain until September 20.