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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

A Brit a Day [#974]

And do you have any New Year's resolutions, Mr. Cumberbatch?  Any bad habits you'd like to give up?

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Brit a Day [#973]

I'm taking off the week to celebrate Christmas, and after that, who knows, I might just go straight to Anime L A.  I'll try to check in here between times.  I'll just leave some stocking stuffers here--be Merry! [in a non-LOTR sort of way.]

A Brit a Day [#972]

This photo of Tom Hiddleston just speaks to me today.  It is saying, "Have a seat next to me.  I don't bite."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Brit a Day [#971]

WooHoo!  HIC will be back on The Mentalist in January!  I see this new pic and for some reason it makes me think of this old pic:
But then, just about everything in my life is Six Degrees of Separation from Desmond Hume, so that should come as no surprise.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Brit a Day [#970]

Matt Smith:  Oh, this darling man....Has he ever actually grown a beard, do you think?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Brit a Day [#969]

When I first made the acquaintance of Tom Hiddleston [through pics and videos online, just before 'Avengers' came out, at the insistence of my daughter who knows I write this blog] I thought he must have had a career as a model before he became an actor.  All of his photoshoots are so polished, so professional, so....pretty.  And a lot of gorgeous fan art has been inspired by them.  [The third and fourth edits above are 'hand-tinted' I think--I consider that art, too.]  Any picture of Tom is pretty easy on the eyes, and this explosion of artistic interpretations gives us twice as much to enjoy.

All credit to the artists for the art, none of it mine.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Brit a Day [#968]

I love Martin Freeman, but all 'The Hobbit' in the world won't take the place of a fix from this man.

Dying for more 'Sherlock.'  Dy-y-i-i-ng.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Brit a Day [#967]

Mr. Rickman doesn't mind standing down today as long as it is for a very happy Brit.  This lovely young lady, who I am guessing was a volunteer or participant of some kind at the opening of The Dragon School Christmas sale, was clearly happy to have her picture taken with Tom Hiddleston.  I can tell because her friend in the background is looking on with an expression that says she knows this just made this girls life.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Brit a Day [#966]

Rupert Grint on a ship that reminds me very much of the boat from 'Lost' Season 4 [think of 'The Constant']...

 ...or the Looking Glass station from Season 3.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Brit a Day [#965]

I've said before that I think Tom Hiddleston's performance as Henry V in the BBC's 'The Hollow Crown' is probably his best.  I've rarely mentioned how cute I think King Henry's horse is.  That is one sassy beast with all that fringe.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Brit a Day [#964]

Henry Ian Cusick wearing my dream combination--plain gray T-shirt and flannel.  Cozy.  Mmmmmm.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Brit a Day [#963]

This picture:  Christmas has come early.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Brit a Day [#962]

December....cold.....snow.....frost giants......Jotun!Loki by Tothetwelve.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Brit a Day [#961]

This lovely banner pic is from a Benedict Cumberbatch fansite.  I think the CinemaScope style of photo editing is particularly flattering to this picture.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Brit a Day [#960]

Tell the truth:  did you ever go see a Harry Potter movie a second/third/fourth time just for the scenes with Professor Snape?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Brit a Day [#959]

We haven't checked in on Dan Radcliffe here he is in some of my favorite portraits of 2012.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Brit a Day [#958]

On Tumblr, JoeyKoji has done a bunch of lovely edits of photographs of Tom Hiddleston and others.  But that is not the only reason I've posted this one today.  This is one of the only pictures I've seen of Tom on the sidelines of a scene during the filming of 'War Horse.'  Must have been cold that day to need a big warm hoody on top of that uniform.  That, and today is Pearl Harbor Day, so it seemed appropriate to feature a character who gave his life in defense of his country.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Brit a Day [#956]

Proof that there's life after the Angels take Manhattan.  Matt Smith working on some future episode of Doctor Who.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Brit a Day [#955]

What??!!  I can't believe I haven't posted this before!  It is the scene from 'War Horse' that is filled with the unbearable radiance of both Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch in caricature form.  But look at the adorable homage to Tom Hiddleston's life and career all over the wall and shelf!  Applause should be funneled toward artist Glas-onion on Tumblr.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Brit a Day [#954]

Just a little torture because it has been so long/will be so long until we see these guys.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Brit a Day [#953]

Alan Rickman at the world premiere of 'Gambit' recently.  The mustache startled me.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Brit a Day [#952]

This photo is from a 'War Horse' press conference that happened in New York almost a year ago today.  I imagine this guy was starting to have an inkling of the crazy year that lay ahead for him, and he looks ready to embrace it.  I think pictures of Tom Hiddleston, during the period that he was tricked out for 'Henry V' in his longish ginger hair and beard, just radiate a certain warmth.  An extra dose of that warmth is most welcome today--kind of like an extra large slice of freshly made gingerbread, maybe with a little whip cream on the side.