By Laura Stampler
September 16, 2014

Correction appended 5:02 p.m. ET

This photograph of Benedict Cumberbatch posed as Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy is a literal act of charity.

The Sherlock star recreated Colin Firth’s iconic scene of Darcy in the lake (from the BBC’s 1995 television adaptation of the novel), as a part of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign by Cancer Research UK and clothing store TK Maxx.

It’s also an act of charity for ogling fans — although we’re not quite sure what we did to deserve it.

In case you needed to remember the original scene of Colin Firth playing a very wet Fitzwilliam Darcy, we’ve provided video footage below:

The original version of this story incorrectly stated the first name of the Jane Austen character played by Colin Firth in the 1995 BBC miniseries. It is Fitzwilliam.

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