The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Brit a Day [#221]

I want to start today's post with a disclaimer. With the exception of Dan Radcliffe, I've shown every actor in character this week, a character that hopefully presages what they would be like in a film adaptation of 'Outlander'. For example, I know that Alan Rickman is not Rasputin, and I know the difference between Christian Bale and Bruce Wayne. This, moreover, is a picture of Henry Ian Cusick playing Desmond Hume, in a universe where Henry Ian Cusick is not identical with Desmond Hume. Got that?

So...I give you Henry Ian Cusick as Jamie Fraser, road-weary and battle-scarred. After mastering the role of Desmond on LOST, Ian would totally get the time travel thing. He would get the essence of Jamie as a man who must do the honorable thing. And I for one would pay money to see him in a kilt.

Ian's eyes are not blue, his hair is not red, and he's not exceptionally tall. But I can just imagine that he would wear contacts, dye his hair, and stand on a box to make his fans' dreams come true.

[One of my girlfriends brought this picture to my attention on Lost Media, and I thank her. Click on it and it gets even more gorgeous.]


Anonymous said...

Hey there...I would love for Ian to be associated with an Outlander production in ANY capacity. Except not Jack Randall. Ewwww.


janela said...

I agree, Sassynach. I think we've had enough of seeing Ian cast as a pervert for a while.