Friday, July 15, 2011

July Hotties Poll: Jane Austen Heroes

Winner of last month’s Policeman Hotties poll was Chris O’Donnell of NCIS: Los Angeles, narrowly beating out Eddie Cibrian (CSI: Miami) and Simon Baker (The Mentalist).

For something a little different, we have a literary theme for this month’s hotties: all of them have been in Jane Austen films.

When I started researching this post I’ll admit my first thought was “What was I thinking? There’s a shortage of good looking men in the Austen films”.
Boy was I wrong!

An image search proved there are a whole bunch of great looking men in the various adaptations, but since I figured ten hotties was about as much as one poll could take, I’ve left out a few, including the rather more obvious choices. If your favourite isn’t here, feel free to tell us about it in the comments section. And please still vote!

First up is the other Mr Darcy, Matthew MacFadyen (Pride and Prejudice, 2005).

Matthew MacFadyen

Next up is Jonny Lee Miller who has played not one, but two, Austen heroes: Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park, 1999) and Mr Knightley (Emma, 2009)

Jonny Lee Miller
From the same version of Mansfield Park is Alessandro Nivola, the lone American in this poll.

Alessandro Nivola
And also from the 1999 Mansfield Park, James Purefoy, who played Tom Bertram.

James Purefoy
The role of Frank Churchill in Emma has been played by numerous actors. among them Rupert Evans (2009).

Rupert Evans

I know a few Minxes who’ll be voting for the next hottie: Rupert Penry-Jones, who played Captain Wentworth (Persuasion, 2007)

Rupert Penry-Jones
From Sense and Sensibility comes another selection: Greg Wise (1995), Dan Stevens (2008) and Dominic Cooper (2008).

Greg Wise

Dan Stevens

Dominic Cooper

And finally, from the must-see Bollywood version of Jane Austen, Bride and Prejudice, is Daniel Gillies, who played Wickham (now to be seen on TV screens everywhere as the villain in my favourite TV series).


Kiru Taye said...

Voted! It has to be James Purefoy. There's just something about him...

Sally Clements said...

Minx rebellion. I'm voting for Colin. Tempted by Dominick, I'll grant you. But I'm voting here in the comment box for Colin.
(checkbox) (colin) (tick!)

Maria said...

That's quite a bunch of Regency rakes you have there! The Bollywood one gets my vote!

Romy Sommer said...

Me too Gaelikaa! Just google 'Bride and Prejudice' images and all thos ebright, happy pictures can't help but put a smile on your face. And then, of course, there's something about a hot man without a shirt ...

Kat said...

Oh no, no colin!!! I'll have to go for...hang on, who was the shirtless one again? Him!

Madeline Ash said...

Colin, all the way. No other man has ever looked as good wet and dripping from a must-swim-off-sexual-frustration dip than Colin :)

Carla Swafford said...

So many are so gorgeous. Matthew is my favorite out of this bunch and YES, Colin. There's just something about him that...well, he's gorgeous too.

Romy Sommer said...

And I've just discovered another link between Jane Austen and The Vampire Diaries: Joseph Morgan (TVD's uber-villain Klaus) played William Price in the 2007 'Mansfield Park'.