I have to be honest about that topic. I love England. I don’t mean United Kingdom (even though I have a personal affection for Ireland and Wales), but I love England. I’ve been a fan of England for more than 30 years now. I feel like a British citizen and whenever the God Save the Queen is on air, I sing along and loud, as proud as I can be.
But I have to say that I pretty like a few more. Jamie asked me “my very fave actors or singers. Only”. Here it goes. Please be indulgent to my choices :
(first time I’ve seen him on screen : The Land Girls 1998, too romantic for me !)
Rupert Penry-Jones. I was still under the shock of the end of season 2 of Spook, this tremendous BBC series (French title : MI5) when the season 3 popped up. I was addicted to it already (and still) when I noticed a lovely blond actor casting to be the new “hero” of the show. I still don’t know if I’ve liked his character or the actor, but he is one of the cutest men I’ve seen… He performed in others series or films and I still like him… well, well, well…
(first time seen on screen : Spook 2003 season 3)
It seems that Spook is quite a great show and that producers knows my tastes, because they casted after the death of Penry-Jones’ character another actor (British) I’ve been admiring for a few years : Richard Armitage. Though, he appeares on another TV series at the moment “Strike Back” (seasons 1-3) with another lovely British actor Andrew Lincoln… Let’s say that it is total bliss to watch at it !
(first time seen on screen : MacBeth 2005)
Benedict Cumberbatch. I have to say that the first time I’ve seen him in The Last Ennemy, I was a bit amazed by my taste. I myself thought that I had a serious problem… I can’t say that Cumberbatch is the prettiest man of earth, but he definitely has an elegant figure and a fascinating face that make him look like cute. At least, to my own tastes. I’m glad that he turned out to be in THE BBC series Sherlock… And it seems that I am no longer the only one who find him cute !
(first time seen on screen : The Last Ennemy 2008)
That is done for actors (Needless to say that a few more British actors could have been added… Don’t let me go on that subject : Think Ewan McGregor, etc...)
So, now, singers…. I have to admit that the singers I deeply like are only “a voice” for me. I don’t judge a singer for his beauty and sometimes, the voice is the only thing I notice from a singer…. Apart from those four guys ! Honestly, I firstly noticed their voice (mainly for the 2 last ones) then saw that they were quite my kind of men.
Graham Coxon. Well, if you ever meet me, you won’t be surprised by number 1 ! I’ve been admiring this nerd-like and child-like-voice guy for years! Years? I’ve been into Coxon for 22 years by now. 22 years of admiration and finding him “soooo cute”. If you don’t know me, you might be horrified at this #1 … But you know, I think that Graham Coxon is just so charming as a man and as an artist. In fact, he became over the years “my graham”.
(first time I’ve heard him … well, basically, I saw him in march 1990 and heard him speak in November 1990…)
Damon Albarn. Well, let’s be honest… Apart from his voice whose I first heard, no one can deny that Damon Albarn is a very gorgeous man. He was back in the 90’s and it would be a lie if I ever pretend that I didn’t notice that lovely boy on stage. He was cute, gorgeous, and divine (whatever you name it) but not my cup of tea. But I wasn’t blind, so…. Lately, I’ve seen him quite closely and at 44 years old, he was still quite magnificent.
(first time I’ve heard him : march 1990 ; Saw him on stage : june 1990)
Alex Turner. Alex Turner… Or should I say Arctic Monkeys ? Because, I didn’t notice what Alex Turner looked like until I saw him a TV show in 2006. And obviously, he was NOT my kind of men. First of all, he was still a teenager and then, I didn’t really notice any of them. I liked Turner’s voice and his way of singing with his northern accent. Months after months, he was still the Arctic Monkeys singer and a voice. I finally opened my eyes in 2009 and the “Crying Lightening” video. He is not the most gorgeous guy I’ve seen, but he’s got this je-ne-sais-quoi which is familiar and pretty mysterious.
(first time I’ve heard him : late 2005)
So, right, to sum up it short, I might have very strange taste in men. Then, I can like brown hair or blonde hair but mainly blue eyed (Turner & Coxon are the exception!). I like them tall, quite slim and obviously with a kind of androgyny. Basically, it might come from my 80’s years and all those David Bowie, John Taylor, Robert Smith, Dave Gahan, and Martin Gore whom I liked and admired…
Oh My God, they are all British !
See, I can’t help ! If British boys could rule the world, I would be the happiest girl on earth !