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TTW: John Barrowman   Leave a comment

Oh, Captain Jack!

Hello, peeps and welcome to TTW or Tuesday Totty Watch. Every Tuesday, as the name suggests, I will feature a gorgeous specimen of British (or in this case Anglo-American) manhood for you to….observe.

So class, if you will observe Mr John Barrowman. All-singing, all-dancing, all-acting and ALL 100% hunk.

He was born in Glasgow, but moved to Illinois with his family shortly after. At the age of 20, he came back to Britain and began acting in stage musicals. His career took off from there and he has rarely been off stage or screen since. Most people would know him as Captain Jack in Torchwood and Dr Who, but he has also been a tv presenter, a judge on Any Dream Will Do and has a successful career as a solo artist. 

 

The sheer talent and energy this guy puts into his career as a performer is just amazing. Looks, talent, personality- yes, Mr John Barrowman has it all!

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Posted October 18, 2011 by rachel london in TTW

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Suit You, Sir   Leave a comment

Ah, you’ve got to admit. There’s something about a man in a suit that’s incredibly sexy. The classic style of them, the way they instantly add a kind of James Bond-suaveness to anyone who wears them. So here’s a selection of British totty for you to feast your eyes on, ladies (and gents!)

Jude Law looking quite the dandy

 

 

The lovely Ioan Gruffudd

 

The adorable Matthew Rhys. Ok, I might have a thing for Welshmen

From the top: Jude Law, Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Rhys, Richard Armitage and James D’arcy.

 

 

10 Signs You Watch Too Many Costume Dramas   Leave a comment

 

1. You have started a one-woman campaign to bring back the cravat;

2. You can keep up with the deluge of Jane Austen adaptations or films/ series about her, and have seen most of them;

3. You have coerced your significant other into letting you call him Mr. Darcy-in public.

4. You deliberately go out walking in stormy weather in the hope of spraining your ankle and being rescued by a dashing gentleman on horseback;

5. When you dream about your ideal man, he is wearing riding breeches and a top hat;

6. You have completely redecorated your home in the Regency or Victorian style;

7. You are inexplicably drawn to swarthy, dark haired men who torment you with their moody ways and lack of communication skills;

8. You deplore the fact that qualities such as honour, integrity and loyalty have little meaning in our society;

9. You greet people (even your own family) by saying: “Ah, good morning, sir, madam. ‘Tis a fine morning, is it not?”

10. You can name about 95% of the costume dramas shown in this you tube clip:

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Happy Birthday to Gina McKee   Leave a comment

A very happy birthday to actress, Gina McKee, who was born in Sunderland, Tyne on Wear, on the 14 April, 1961.

She has been in plenty of television shows and films over the years including ‘Our Friends in the North,’ ‘Notting Hill’, ‘The Forsyte Saga,’ ‘Atonement,’ and the detective crime drama ‘Lewis.’

One of her more recent projects has seen her in the British comedy ‘In the Loop,’ with comedian Chris Addison, but for many people she will always be Irene Forsyte in the brilliant ITV mini-series, ‘The Forsyte Saga.’

Fiercely private and reluctant to give interviews, she is a far cry from the Lady Gagas of this world who constantly seek the attention of fans and the media. Perhaps the reason Gina looks so right in historical parts is that she exudes a beauty and elegance that is rare these days, but which harks back to an earlier age of grace, class and refinement.

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