Media Mondays #003

British Actors

This post was meant to be my second media Monday post but it took me such a long time to write it that by the time I’d finished, the news about Bob Hoskins broke and I thought I ought to write something to remember him.

So a couple of weeks later than anticipated – this week I’m focusing on British actors. There’s some on this list that I’ve liked for years and then there’s some who I’ve recently come across. And then there’s some good looking ones thrown in for good measure!

Alan Rickman

I’ve admired Alan Rickman ever since Die Hard. He was just awesome as Hans Gruber. Sexy suave baddie!!

Of course he is now most known as Severus Snape in Harry Potter. Again sexy suave! I still believe that JK Rowling wrote that character for him! I think she has a crush on him! But who can blame her!

Jeremy Irons

This one naturally follows on from Me Rickman because he portrayed Hans Gruber’s brother in Die Hard 3. I’ve only just recently come across Die Hard 3 and he was super sexy in that!

I remember years ago he was part of a Comic Relief sketch where he acted as Snape! I found it funny!

He was also the voice of Scar in The Lion King. He just has a voice to die for!

To be honest other than the above I can’t say I’ve seen many of his films.

Simon Pegg

He’s a funny bloke! I remember him in Spaced even though I didn’t really watch it. But I know him from the Edgar Wright films – Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and most recently At World’s End.

He was also Scotty in the recent Star Trek remakes. I love the new Star Trek films!

Hugh Grant

Growing up I never thought myself as a Hugh Grant film – his pretty boy looks just didn’t do it for me! But looking back I must admit that I’m a fan of a lot of his films – Notting Hill, Two Weeks Notice, Love Actually, Mickey Blue Eyes and of course the Bridget Jones films.

Colin Firth

I am a fan of Colin Firth but not as big a fan as I am of Alan Rickman. But he deserves a mention for The King’s Speech. He was just fantastic in that film and thoroughly deserved an Oscar!

Bob Hoskins

Now up to last week I probably would have never thought about Mr Hoskins but of course now I can’t let a British actor list slip by without giving him a mention. I won’t go on here but check out my previous Media Monday post.

Jason Statham

And this one’s for the hubby. He has a serious man crush on him and well if I have to watch these films then at least he isn’t bad to look at eh?!


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  1. May 20, 2014 / 8:33 am

    I LOVE Alan Rickman. He’s ana amazing actor. I especially loved him in Dogma.

    • Becster
      May 20, 2014 / 9:02 am

      Yeah he’s great in Dogma – love that film!

    • Becster
      May 26, 2014 / 8:49 pm

      Ooo thanks! I shall go check it out ASAP. 😀

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