本日の10月17日はイギリス人俳優、Matthew Macfadyenの誕生日です。彼の魅力は「声」です。声がカッコイイ。彼の声を褒めていた、Joe Wright監督の’Pride & Prejudice'(『プライドと偏見』)（Jane Austen原作）をご紹介します。
主役のエリザベス役にKeira Knightley、相手のダーシー役にMatthew Macfadyenが演じています。
Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth. I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you… I had to see you. I have fought against my better judgment, my family’s expectations, the inferiority of your birth by rank and circumstance. All these things I am willing to put aside and ask you to end my agony.
Elizabeth Bennet: I don’t understand.
Mr. Darcy: I love you. Most ardently. Please do me the honor of accepting my hand.
Elizabeth Bennet: Sir, I appreciate the struggle you have been through, and I am very sorry to have caused you pain. Believe me, it was unconsciously done.
Mr. Darcy: Is this your reply?
Elizabeth Bennet: Yes, sir.
Mr. Darcy: Are you… are you laughing at me?
Elizabeth Bennet: No.
Mr. Darcy: Are you *rejecting* me?
Elizabeth Bennet: I’m sure that the feelings which, as you’ve told me have hindered your regard, will help you in overcoming it.
Mr. Darcy: Might I ask why, with so little endeavor at civility, I am thus repulsed?
Elizabeth Bennet: And I might as well enquire why, with so evident a design of insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your better judgment.
Mr. Darcy: No. Believe me, I didn’t mean to…
Elizabeth Bennet: If I was uncivil, then that is some excuse. But I have other reasons, you know I have.
Mr. Darcy: What reasons?
Elizabeth Bennet: Do you think anything might tempt me to accept the hand of the man who has ruined, perhaps forever, the happiness of a most beloved sister? Do you deny that you separated a young couple who loved each other, exposing your friend to censure of the world for caprice and my sister to derision for disappointed hopes, involving them both in misery of the acutest kind?
Mr. Darcy: I do not deny it.
Elizabeth Bennet: How could you do it?
最近は少し横に成長されたMatthew Macfadyen ですが、魅力的な声は変わりません。上記の映画の後に作成された、’DEATH AT A FUNERAL'(『ハウエルズ家のちょっとおかしなお葬式』)では違うMatthew Macfadyenの魅力が見れるので是非こちらも合わせてご覧ください。