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.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1150]

Classic Severus Snape for your Sunday viewing from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2'. Mmmmm.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1149]

I love seeing Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston together.  I loved seeing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward together.  Their kiss became the thematic image for the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Friday, June 28, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1148]

Wimbledon 2013 is on!  I wonder if Tom Hiddleston is there again.  These pictures are from Opening Day 2012.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1147]

Something old, something new, something something Desmond blue.  Just, those shoulders.  Really. Done.

A Brit a Day [#1146]

[Oops, I knew I was forgetting something yesterday....this post is for Wednesday.]

At least one of Matt Smith's 'other' endeavors is now available on DVDs that will actually play in North America--I saw 'Womb' for sale on Amazon.

I got the lovely photo from the Mattsmithissexy Tumblr.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1145]

Top Gear plushie friends from HamHamRibon-chan on DeviantArt.  Their relative heights are perfect.

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1144]

A pleasant afternoon's meditation upon James May and his turtleneck sweaters. [OK, jumpers to the brits--one word makes about as much since as another--sheesh.]

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1143]

This must have been excellent:  Alan Rickman as a guest on Neil de Grasse Tyson's radio show.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1142]

Oooooo, look what has a US release date:

Above, Dan Radcliffe as Allan Ginsberg.

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1141]

Today's choices were inspired by this picture I recently found by Edward Steichen of dancer Isadora Duncan.
We consider Ms. Duncan an honorary Brit because she had children with legendary set designer Gordon Craig.
He looks very tame here, but Gordon Craig was a visionary who was way before his time, working in a medium that was far from being able to realize his designs. My god, the things these people did before we had modern lighting and contemporary theatre technology.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1140]

More photos from the interview in Ian's home.  He looks quite serene.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1139]

Not happy about My Doctor retiring, but I wish him all the best.

[This is a very large picture, by the way.  Click, then open in another tab.  If it posts correctly, the original should be over 5000 pixels wide.]

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1138]

It just feels like the right day for this:  Top Gear art I found online.

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1137]

The question isn't, could a man have saved me $800. by fixing two door latches on my car himself?  The question is, could he have done it without rubbing in the fact that it's a Volkswagen?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1136]

A lovely, big picture of Alan Rickman for your Sunday/Fathers' Day.  And your runaway mind is not playing tricks on you; it does say 'sex' on the board behind him.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1135]

We're going to see 'Star Trek: Out of Darkness' tomorrow.  It's my Fathers' Day treat to my husband....right.

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1134]

I'm so excited that he will be in 'Coriolanus' at Donmar this year--and I think I heard that one performance will be broadcast live to theatres in the US, too.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1133]

A picture of Ian Cusick, picked totally at random.  It never fails to please.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1132]

Bringing back this old favorite of Matt Smith because both he and the car are so seductive.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1131]

I got this from someone's Tumblr [Dollychops.tumblr?], and it is a fabulous re-imagining of Lady Gaga as a Disney princess.

When I was really young, Disney soundtrack compilations on vinyl LPs were available in some gas stations as premiums if you filled up your tank.  I think it was Gulf?  Man, I wish I still had those, but after years of play on the portable record player, they would probably be unbearable.

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1130]

I've just finished watching all the Oz & James Go Drinking shows for the second time through.  I didn't make any of these gifs or screencaps, but I really love them.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1129]

Without irony or artistry, here is a good old fashioned headshot of Alan Rickman.  I do love his beautiful caramel-colored eyes.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1128]

[Art from Tumblr.  I'd love to credit the artist if I knew who they were.]

Today's post is for that niche fan who loves James May's 'Man Lab,' and furthermore, loves the almost fatherly interaction that James has with twentysomething Rory Barker.

At normal speed, the clip from the whelk stall experience [below] is endearing, but BeastlyBones of Youtube [whom I found on Tumblr as the lovely Beth:] has turned it into something downright adorable.  She writes, "I was trimming for some GIFS and stumbled upon the speed options."

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1127]

Tom Hiddleston last month at the Only Lovers Left Alive press conference at Cannes.  Open this pic in another tab or browser to get the full effect.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1126]

Ian Cusick being interviewed in his own house.  Looks like a nice place to hang out!