The hero that outbroods them all

Dec 6, 2010

Steve and I rewatched North & South over the past few days. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen this. Well over ten, I think? (And this had to be Steve’s fourth time watching — he is very fond of Daniela Denby-Ashe’s Margaret Hale.) Such a wonderful cast! I adore this adaptation, and if you are a fan of BBC costume drama who hasn’t yet seen it, please buy it or rent from Netflix immediately. Consider it a much-deserved holiday gift to yourself!

Anyway, after this viewing I’ve decided that Richard Armitage does the sexiest hostile expression in the world.

See what I mean?

And I’m ready to go out on a limb and say his Thornton is my all-time favorite 19th century brooding hero in a film adaptation. Yes, I think I love him even better than Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy.

Do you agree? Or is there another actor who epitomizes the brooding hero to you?

All right, enough swoony silliness. I’m going to be away from the blogosphere for a bit, so please behave while I’m away. Looking forward to seeing you again late next week!

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