Apparently ailillvalkyrie and I are both rabid anglophiles. After reading anything we type or listening to us, I’m sure one would imagine all it’d take would be some British teenaged janitor who works at McDonalds shouting “’ello!” to get into our knickers.
But I’m out to prove that it is possible for us to not find every Brit male in existence attractive. My mission, if you choose to accept it, is to come up with British actors that make you wince. You want to love them…they’re British!...but you just can’t.
This post will not mention such names as Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, David Tennant, Anthony Stewart Head, Gerard Butler, Christopher Eccleston, Hugh Laurie, Billy Boyd, James McAvoy, Jason Isaacs, Cary Grant, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branaugh, Liam Neeson, John Barrowman, Rupert Everett, Jamie Bamber, Rex Harrison, etc. etc. etc. you might fancy, find cute, or at least respect (unless of course you don’t like any of these :P).
You can add them as you think of them. I know, ‘tis difficult!
I just can’t like him. He’s too dirty. He looks dirty, he probably smells dirty, and he’s definitely got some dirt in his past and in his going-ons.
Am I being unfair? Probably, but it disgusts me when I mention Colin Firth and people will go ages thinking that I’m talking about Colin Farrell.
^^Oops, I believe I just broke my own rule by mentioning Colin Firth. But he really is classier than Farrell, and it was a necessary reference to make that point. Heh.
Honestly, I don’t know much about him, but he grosses me out too much to want to know more about him (if that makes sense). I’m not even interested in watching stuff when he’s in it.
I use to like him, really, I did. Back in the old days when he was in Gattaca, A.I., The Talented Mr. Ripley, etc. I could be quoted as calling him beautiful.
Admittedly, he is beautiful. But now I say that less enthusiastically and with much more effort. His voice is nice too—I certainly enjoyed his narration as Lemony Snicket in The Series of Unfortunate Events.
So what dissuaded me from Jude? I think it’s because I’ve come to associate him with his character Alfie. He just seems like a total sleaze bag to me, and way too into himself. Maybe too many people have been telling him he looks like a Greek God? Bah.
Also, a bit has to do with his media attention. All this drama with Sienna (who? I only know her because of her relationship with Jude) is of no interest of mine. Blah blah blah.
He’s another one who seems as if he’s crawling with STDs. But again, this is strictly my opinion and I’m not all too bright on these things.
P.S. More to come (it’s not as hard as I thought), but I think I should head of to bed first. Also, I’ll give you a chance to come up with a few before I name them all! :)
I’m sure one would imagine all it’d take would be some British teenaged janitor who works at McDonalds shouting “’ello!” to get into our knickers.
Oh my word, but that is funny!
I think John Barrowman should be added to the list of Protected British Men. He is from Scotland, you know. :)
And to show my rabid love of Giles, I'll be annoying and point out that his name is Stewart. *you can kick me now*
I agree about Farrell and Law. I liked Farrell for the season he spent on a show called Ballykissangel, but now he just creeps me out. I've never really liked Law. Too shiny. Must be the slime trail.
I have to say that the British actors I think of with distaste are Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Christian Bale. I just can't like them. Bale was so damned whiny in Little Women. He just bothers me. JR-M is just plain creepy. What is wrong with that boy? Makes my skin crawl. Ooh! I just thought of another! Joseph Fiennes has always bothered me. Something about him just makes me feel like I should go wash my hands. Bleh.