Since I was little I have been a fan of various actors. Some come and go. Some have always stayed. Those whom I have always admired are: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and of course my adored Jeremy Northam. I liked Judi Dench and so many others. You may check on my “About page” for more names. At the moment I might have problems to recount them all.
It may seem strange but: All my favourite actors (and musicians, by the way) happen to be English or British at least. It is like fate. I watch a film like … let’s say “Shakespeare in Love”. It is an American film. Few English actors make it to Hollywood and into big American films. So you know I see Joseph Fiennes and whew! I am knocked out! He is brilliant! I watch “Luther” and there he is again. I get more than just curious, look him up on Wikipedia and Surprise! He’s English!
It just happens. I do like actors (and musicians) from other countries, too, of course. I am just sometimes really taken aback by the sheer number of great actors from the UK. My respects folks!
And what I also really, really, really do love is that most of my favourite actors happen to play in the same films. “Shakespeare in Love” is a fantastic example for this. It stars not only Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Joseph Fiennes, but also Gwyneth Paltrow (American) and Geoffrey Rush (Australian). It is so great to have them all together! Another example: “Stardust” (2007) starring Mark Strong (who I first saw as Mr Knightley), Julian Rhind-Thutt (from Green Wing), David Walliams (from Little Britain), Sara Alexander (from Coupling) and not to forget Rupert Everett himself!
Colin Firth and Rupert Everett happen to play together in various films: “Another Country” (1984), “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “The Importance of Being Earnest” (2002) and “St. Trinian’s” (2007)!
Here are some films that I want to recommend to you. They are not in any order and just randomly chosen from a long list of films I like. Do not hesitate to take a look at them. ^^
– “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1999) with Everett and Christian Bale
– “Wuthering Heights” (1992) with Jeremy Northam, Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche
– “The English Patient” (1996) with Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Colin Firth
– “Possession” (2002) with Jeremy Northam and Gwyneth Paltrow (my dream-team!) , Tom Hollander and Jennifer Ehle
– “Pride and Prejudice” (1995) with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle
– “An Ideal Husband” (1999) with Rupert Everett, Jeremy Northam and Cate Blanchett (Australian)