So, here's the real question: who is my favorite Jane Austen hero?
I've thought about this quite a bit and the answer changes from time to time and it also depends on whether we're talking about the books or the films. And any way you slice it, it's a tough choice. However, I feel fairly confident that in the films, my favorite is this man:
Jeremy Northam's Mr. Knightley is the very best.
And honorable mention goes to:
Hugh Grant's Edward Ferrars has long been a favorite. I love his portrayal of the character.
And I don't care what anybody says, I've got a little crush on Alan Rickman's Colonel Brandon.
And I think these men are hot. However, that's not really the point here.
And of course I love Colin Firth. But again, not the question here.