Top 5 Romantic Heroes || GUEST POST by Charlotte Butterfield

by Charlotte Butterfield

 

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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:

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  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 heโ€™s in love with. He has a great collection of chunky knitwear.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

 

What about you? What are your favourites? Comment below to tell us, and you could win a paperback copy of ME, YOU & TIRAMISU! Or, if you’d rather, just grab your copy by clicking here.

 

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5 thoughts on “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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