Tuesday, August 31, 2004

My British Actors

If you know me long enough, you know that I am definitely in love with the British, i.e. anyone or thing from Great Britain or the British Isles. So whenever I find out that an actor that I see in a movie is British, I get a smile on my face. Man there is something about a guy with a British accent. Have Mercy!!! God Bless Them. Here are some of my British actors that I adore. I will list their country in parenthesis. And just to clarify, some of these actors may have varying ethnicities but they are British because of where they grew up, trained in acting, or maybe even just because they have the accent :)

PS. For purposes of simplification I am including Ireland although only Northern Ireland is officially a part of Great Britain.

Not in order of preference necessarily.

1.Christian Bale (Wales)
2.Gerard Butler (Scotland)
3.Stuart Townsend (Irish)
4.Ioan Gruffudd (Wales)
5.Jason Statham (England)
6.Adrian Paul (England)
7.Orlando Bloom (England)
8.Christien Anholt (England)
9.Clive Owen (England)
10.Hugh Dancy (England)
11.Colin Salmon (England)
12. Joseph Fiennes (England)
13.Adrian Lester (England)
14.Dougray Scott (Scotland)
15.Matthew Marsden (England)
16.Ewan McGregor (Scotland)
17.Jason Isaacs (England)
18.David Thewlis (England)
19.Gary Oldman (England)
20.Anthony Hopkins (England)
21.Pierce Brosnan (Ireland)
22.Sean Connery (Scotland)
23.Richard Coyle (Wales)
24.Idris Elba (England)
25.Jack Davenport (England)
26.Alec Newman (Scottish)
27.Sean Bean (England)
28.Timothy Dalton (Wales)
29.Paul Bettany (England)
30.Robert Carlyle (Scotland)
31.Angus MacFadyen (Scotland)
32.Michael Sheen (Wales)
33.Cary Elwes (England)
34.Dominic Monaghan (England)
35.Billy Boyd (Scotland)
36.Stuart Townsend (Ireland)
37.Naveen Andrews (England)
38.Jamie Bamber (England)
39.Max Beesley (England)
40. Tim Roth (England)
41.Peter Wingfield (Wales)
42.Patrick Stewart (England)
43.Jeremy Northam (England)
44.Jason O'Mara (Ireland)
45.Peter O'Meara (Ireland)
46.James D'Arcy (England)
47.Colin Farrell (Ireland)
48.Alexander Siddiq (England)
49.Art Malik (England)
50.Peter Firth (England)
51.Colin Firth (England)
52.Roger Moore (England)
53.Anthony Stewart Head (England)
54.Hugh Laurie (England)
55.Terence Stamp (England)
56.Malcolm McDowell (England)
57.Jude Law (England)
58.Linus Roache (England)
59.Simon Pegg (England)
60.Ray Park (England)
61.Daniel Craig (England)
I'm sure I will find yet another Brit that I fall in love with soon enough, knowing me. So this list is constantly in flux.

And now you're probably asking yourself what about the guys from Down Under? Don't worry, I'll have a list for them later. I like them too ;)

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

How About Those Bad Boys?

There is one truth about women, we can’t resist bad boys. Be it rogues, antiheroes, scoundrels, or rakes, they manage to captivate a reader. They can even be on the right side of the law as cops, soldiers, or spies, but they have done their share of sketchy deeds in the service of ultimate good that has cast a pall over them and caused them to struggle with inner demons that make it hard for them to find love. Or maybe they just like the ladies a little too much, and since the ladies like them back, they do their best to cut a swathe through the female masses. Personally, I like the antiheroes who have a past full of dark deeds but are struggling down the path to redemption. Or the right woman comes along to lead them that way. There are some writers like Anne Stuart and Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor who specialize in bad boys. Bad boys are just addictive because they call out to the inner desire in a woman to fix their problems. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite bad boys.

1. Zarek-Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Luke Bardell-Ritual Sins by Anne Stuart
3. Simon Navarre-Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart
4. Sin MacAllister-Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor
5. Christian De Rivers-Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson
6. Sebastian Ballister-Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
7. Reginald Davenport-The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
8. Elliot Armstrong-My False Heart by Liz Carlyle
9. Vere Mallory-The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase
10.Sheridan Drake-Seize The Fire by Laura Kinsale
11.Nick Gentry-Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
12.Derek Craven-Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
13.Anthony Malory-Tender Rebel by Johanna Lindsey
14.James Malory-Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
15.Angel-Angel by Johanna Lindsey
16.Chandos-A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey
17.Nicholas Davies-Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney
18.Prince Peregrine-Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
19.James Killoran-To Love A Dark Lord by Anne Stuart
20.Nicholas Blackthorne- A Rose At Midnight by Anne Stuart
21.Harrison Bainbridge-Never Love A Cowboy by Lorraine Heath
22.Macauley Cain-Fair is The Rose by Meagan McKinney
23.Liam Jameson-A Man To Slay Dragons by Meagan McKinney
24.Wolf Mackenzie-Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard
25.Sam Starrett-Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
26.James McKinley-Moonrise by Anne Stuart
27.Nicholas Strangefellow-Lady Fortune by Anne Stuart
28.Trevor Robard, Viscount St. Wulfstan-Moonlit by Emma Jensen
29.S.T. Maitland-Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
30.Trevor Sheridan-Lions and Lace by Meagan McKinney
31.Nick Montrose-The Seduction of Sara by Karen Hawkins
32.Ace Keegan-Keegan’s Lady by Catherine Anderson
33.James Cunningham-The Spy by Celeste Bradley
34.The hero from Fallen by Celeste Bradley
35.Comte D’ Esmond-Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase
36.Cullen-Cullen’s Bride by Fiona Brand
37.Raine Merrick-MacClairen’s Isle: The Reckless One by Connie Brockway
38.Christian McNeil-My Seduction by Connie Brockway
39.Ruark Beauchamp-Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
40.Walker Reed-If My Love Could Hold You by Elaine Coffman
41.Cain Cannon-Maggie’s Man by Alicia Scott
42.Thomas Griffith-Still Lake by Anne Stuart
43.Dillon-Into The Fire by Anne Stuart
44.Colonel Jack Seward-All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
45.Hart Moreland-A Dangerous Man by Connie Brockway
46.Prince Nikolas-Prince of Dreams by Lisa Kleypas
47.Ruan, Duke of Cynnsyr-Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel
48.Dan Prentiss-Tell Me Lies by Claudia Dain
49.Dallas/Gray-Lone Rider by Lauren Bach
50.Treveylean-The Duchess by Jude Deveraux
51.Tynan Montgomery-The Temptress by Jude Deveraux
52.Ellison Quade-The Patriot by Lynn Michaels
53.Marcus Savin-The Mercenary by Cherry Adair
54.Michael Wright-In Too Deep by Cherry Adair
55.Luke-Simply Love by Catherine Anderson
56.Dominic-Someday My Prince by Christina Dodd
57.Jake Dolan-Kiss and Tell by Cherry Adair
58.Webb Calderon-Innocence by Suzanne Forster
59.Mark-The Morning After by Suzanne Forster
60. Remington Knight–One Kiss from You by Christina Dodd
61.Rafe Taggart-Rafe’s Revenge by Anne Stuart
62.Dominic-Dark Torment by Karen Robards
63. Hero from Vows Made In Wine by Susan Wiggs
64.Morgan Kane-Shadow Play by Katherine Sutcliffe
65. Hero from Mischief by Laura Parker
66.Gabriel Ansell-Scandalous Again by Christina Dodd
67.Devon, Earl of Kerrich-Rules of Engagement by Christina Dodd
68. Wynter, Viscount Ruskin-Rules of Surrender by Christina Dodd
69.Lucien Knight-Lord of Ice by Gaelen Foley
70.Devil Strathmere-Devil Takes A Bride by Gaelen Foley
71.Darius Santiago-Princess by Gaelen Foley
72. Randall Talbot -The Perfect Victim by Linda Castillo
73.Reilly-The Soldier and The Baby by Anne Stuart
74.Charles Tanner-Blue Sage by Anne Stuart
75.Cash Grier-Lawless, Renegade by Diana Palmer
76.Julian Rowley-Fallen by Celeste Bradley
77.Vane Kattalakis-Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
78.Fury Kattalakis-Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
79.V'Aidan-Dream Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
80.Pagan-Taming the Scotsman by Kinley MacGregor


Ahh!!! Gotta Love Those Bad Boys :) I'm sure that there will be more soon. You can never have too many bad boys!!!