Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Jane Austen Heroes

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing Jane Austen Heroes.

Some of my friends are sharing their Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list: (I’m sitting this one out since I’ve never seen any of these movies. I know…shame on me! I plan to rectify that soon. Promise!)

Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth), Captain Wentworth from “Persuasion” (Ciaran Hinds), and Mr. Tilney from “Northanger Abbey” (JJ Feild)

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AMANDA MCCABE, author of RUNNING FROM SCANDAL, Harlequin Historicals December 2013 – Website:

Want: Mr. Tilney!  He’s adorable and funny, and he knows all about muslins.  But he’s also a clergyman, which might get old pretty quick…

Waste: It pains me to do this, given that he’s so hunky (and patient!  And romantic!  Seriously that letter at the end of “Persuasion” is the most swoon-y thing ever…), but Captain Wentworth.  I get seasick.

Wed: Mr. Darcy, of course!  Pemberley–that is all.


Callie Hutton, author of The Elusive Wife The Earl of Coventry wants to annul his forced marriage to pursue the lovely Lady Olivia. She has no intention of telling him she’s already his wife. Website: 

Want: Firth Collin. Because nothing beats him coming upon Elizabeth after he swam in the pond. (She waves a fan)

Wed: J J Feild, because he looks like he would be a steady, dependable, ‘no mistress once I’m married’ type of man.

Waste: Ciaran Hinds because he looks way too stiff and disapproving.


Juli D. Revezzo, Author of Passion’s Sacred DanceHe may be her savior in disguise, but can she trust him? Website:

Want: J.J. Feild. he’s just cute, isn’t he?

Wed: Ciaran Hinds. Because he’s seems like he would be a good, stable provider.

Waste: Colin Firth I really hate to Waste the fan favorite–loved him in The King’s Speech–but I had to pick someone for this spot, didn’t I? 😉


Jill Hughey, author of  Sass Meets Class     Website

Want:  Ciarin Hinds as Captain Wentworth. I struggled between Want and Wed, and am still second-guessing myself. If it had been Rupert Penry-Jones version, well, he is wed wed wed.

Wed: Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. I just think, for the long haul, Colin and I would rub along quite nicely.

Waste: J.J. Field as Mr. Tilney. Nothing against this actor but I dislike the hero and heroine of “Northanger Abbey.” No chemistry in the movie. None for me with him.


M.J. Schiller, Author of UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR ~ When Christmas magic turns to murder.  Website:

WANT: Okay, I’m totally cheating and going off the reservation with this one. Matthew *sigh* MacFadyen as Mr. Darcy (the Keira Knightly “Pride and Prejudice”). He’s a total hottie!

WED:  Matthew MacFadyen. (tee-hee)

WASTE: Colin Firth, because he’s no Matthew MacFadyen!


Charlotte Copper, author of Silver Blade  Website:

WANT:  Captain Wentworth (sigh…..). Who can refuse a man in uniform? However, Mr. Darcy stole my heart long ago, and as such, you are but a want.

WED:  No doubt, Mr. Darcy!!  Doesn’t every woman want a Mr. Darcy? Admittedly, I’d rather have a Matthew Macfadyen version (him walking across the foggy field with his shirt slightly open…swoon) but if forced – go on, twist my arm – I’ll take Colin Firth and his curls falling over his forehead.

WASTE: I’ll have to confess to never seeing or reading Northanger Abbey, so nothing personal Mr.Tilney / JJ Field, but consider yourself wasted.


Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Jane Austen Loverboys would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!


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8 responses to “Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Jane Austen Heroes

  1. It was fun, Alicia. Love Colin Firth


  2. Jill Hughey

    M.J. Schiller, so unfair to even suggest Matthew MacFayden, because I not only wanted Rupert Penry-Jones to be a choice, but also Jonny Lee Miller’s Mr. Knightly. If I’d had to choose between those two with either of the Mr. Darcys thrown in, I would still be staring at my screen, wondering…. Have you watched North & South, because, believe it or not, Richard Armitage blows Matthew away as a brooding hero. He is my new period drama obsession.


    • I’ve heard him (Richard Armitage) mentioned before. I’ll have to check him out. But isn’t Mr. MacFayden hot?!!!


      • Jill Hughey

        He’s simmering, but Richard Armitage is smokin’!


      • LOL. Okay, ladies, I know not of what you speak, but if you’ll send me your suggestions, we can do this again down the road and use your guys. After all, I want to make this game tough on you, so throw in three hot, simmering, smoking guys. 🙂


      • Jill Hughey

        Oh wow, Alicia. Here’s my list. If I had to choose between 1, 3, and 4 I think my head would explode.

        North and South (BBC) Richard Armitage as John Thornton (swoon) This is a story by Elizabeth Gaskell, not Jane Austen, but still period drama.

        Pride and Prejudice (2005) – Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy

        Emma (Masterpiece – 2010?) – Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley

        Persuasion (2007) – Rupert Penry Jones as Captain Wentworth


  3. Well, Jill. I’m in the business of making people’s heads explode, so perhaps I WILL use 1, 3, and 4 🙂 Thanks for the list and stay tuned….


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