Top 5 Romantic Heroes || GUEST POST by Charlotte Butterfield

by Charlotte Butterfield



When I was writing the character of Will in Me, You and Tiramisu, I wanted to create a man that was devastatingly handsome, but also a bit cheeky. Charming, but not sleazy. Funny, but not annoying. Sensitive but not in a weepy, curl-up-in-a-ball type way. It was a bit of a tall order, so I started looking back at my favourite heroes in TV and film for inspiration, and here are a few of my favourites:


  1. The Colin Firth character in Love Actually. He rushes back in the middle of a wedding to check on his sick girlfriend. He writes novels on a typewriter. He owns a French cottage. He learns a new language to converse with the girl he’s in love with. He has a great collection of chunky knitwear.


  1. Mr Big in Sex and The City. Those eyes. And flirty lip curl. But mainly the eyes.


  1. Idris Elba in Luther. Ok, so he’s a bit violent, but only with baddies. I am totally in the Elba for Bond camp. Can you imagine that combination?


  1. William Thacker played by Hugh Grant in Notting Hill. He owns a bookshop. And lives in Notting Hill. He wears shirts with rolled-up sleeves. He has interesting friends and likes going to dinner parties where the wine seems to flow freely. Score.


  1. Jake Ryan played by Michael Schoeffling in Sixteen Candles. I watched this seminal eighties film when I was a teenager and instantly fell in love with the brooding bad boy. I watched it again recently, and apart from the awful haircuts, high-waisted jeans and general eighties cringiness, I can totally see why my younger self was so weak of the knee.


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5 Replies to “Top 5 Romantic Heroes || GUEST POST by Charlotte Butterfield”

  1. I agree with Colin Firth in Love actually. Love Patrick Dempsey in Maid of Honour. Also love justin chambers in greys anatomy, I know he’s a bit bad but still love him.

  2. I loved Paul Rudd’s character in Clueless. He’s such a good guy and so kind. He also has beautiful eyes! When he makes his awkward, tentative, stumbling confession of love on the stairs, I melt every time!

  3. Christian Bale as Laurie in Little Women. Even with the thick dribbly saliva when Jo and Laurie kiss.

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