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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1079]

I'm featuring Alan Rickman a day early this weekend because this simply can't wait.  Someone should have warned me about this, preferably while I was still lying down in bed.  People are all hot and bothered about left-leaning Jane Fonda playing Nancy Reagan, but life-long Labour supporter Alan is playing her husband Ronnie?  I really didn't like Ronald Reagan.  I'm sure he was a nice guy, but he is our Margaret Thatcher.  I've disliked characters that Alan Rickman has played in the past, usually owing to his talent as an actor, but this character comes ready-made unbearable for me.  What's this movie about, anyway?

On the other hand, I really hope this one will be good.

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