137 thoughts on “Aaaaaanyway.

  1. So damned hot. The guy is my mother’s age and has been with the same woman as long as I’ve been alive but he’s still completely hot.

    Shapely Prose Mascot. Seriously.

    Also Colin Firth. And we need a few ladies for the ladies who like ladies.

  2. Alan Rickman cemented my love for him in Truly, Madly, Deeply. I actually know someone who *purports* to be human who did not cry at that movie. A stone for a heart, she has.

  3. Also, and this is both odd and oddly specific, I love the way words roll around in his mouth – round and slushy and yummy.

  4. Alan Rickman is insanely hot – and I worry about the psychological implications of secretly lusting after such a sarky/condescending man. But then I get over it again and go back to squee-ing internally over his brilliance.

  5. So damned hot. The guy is my mother’s age and has been with the same woman as long as I’ve been alive but he’s still completely hot.

    And ten years longer than I’ve been alive, the internet tells me. Dang.

    Of course, I was also a little surprised to realize he’s not that much younger than my parents. But still? Hot.

  6. That’s a fierce cat, yo.

    I’ve been trying to figure out what it is about Alan Rickman’s voice that is so captivating. Is it because he sounds like a cello? (Ah, Truly Madly Deeply) There’s a certain sort of rich layered baritone quality to it that I can’t describe because I just don’t know the terms.

    /end fangirlyness

  7. I’m cursed with the ability to remember absolutely useless shit from decades back (and I constantly forget keys, shopping lists, etc.,) so I recall an article about him around the time of the Robin Hood movie that said his voice and manner of speaking were the result of a birth defect (!) that left him with a tight jaw that required speech therapy, plus his native working class accent, plus the overlaw of plummy RSC training.

    Either way, fucking hot.

    But there must be younger heirs to the Rickman throne. Someone younger than my mother, perhaps. Any ideas.

  8. Dylan Moran (I’m weird, okay?)

    I was going to suggest Tim Roth, but figured that he might be too old.

  9. Dylan Moran

    Assuming one could have him showered and brought to one’s tent, yes. Otherwise, he’s a dirty little monkey (and not in the good way).

  10. Tim Roth

    If you can bring in Tim Roth, I can bring in Gary Oldman… (thus confirming my soft spot for character actors).

  11. My secret dream is that I become rich enough to hire him to make lots and lots of books on tape. I was so sad that many of the songs in the new Sweeny Todd were cut- particularly the solo ones for Rickman’s character which were quite er, racy.

  12. Alan Rickman…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    That’s really the best I can summon up, just a growl because Rickman = almost terrifyingly hot.

  13. I didn’t “get” Col. Brandon’s character in Sense & Sensibility – the character always seemed too broody for me. Then Mr. Rickman goes and does “tortured soul” and I’m totally in love with him.

    Colin Firth, also hot. Entire cast of “Love, Actually” could be nominated for “teh hot”.

    And for Kate, Nick Frost & Simon Pegg. :)

  14. I was so sad that many of the songs in the new Sweeny Todd were cut- particularly the solo ones for Rickman’s character which were quite er, racy

    Oh, please, great Flying Spaghetti Monster, let this outtake be on the DVD.

    Thanking you in advance…

  15. And for Kate, Nick Frost & Simon Pegg

    Mmmmm. I think we could all agree to share there as well. What is this, if not a community of caring, sharing people?

  16. Sniper, I don’t think they were even recorded. Rickman is not a singer and the reason given for cutting many of the songs was the fact that the cast is largely composed of actors without song training. But yeah, the BF took me to see the show, and the thought of that particular song, if done by Rickman, would probably have caused me to molest him in the theatre.

  17. Ahh, “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.” Rickman was totally the attraction there … Kevin Costner peaked for me somewhere around “No Way Out” and “Bull Durham.”

    Simon Pegg, yeah. May I suggest two other Brits (or near Brits): John Simm and John Barrowman, happily married gay man though the latter may be?

  18. I looove Alan Rickman. Every since “Sense and Sensibility.” I hadn’t read the book, nor had I ever seen AR before, but by the time the movie was over I was a convert. I left the theatre thinking, “OMG, why would anyone want Willoughby when they could have Colonel Brandon??” I once traveled to London just because he was in “Antony and Cleopatra” with Helen Mirren. The play was not so great, BTW. I waited outside the theatre (the National) for him but decided at the last minute not to be a fangirl and go up to him. In those 20 minutes while I waited, I had decided that there is nothing to be gained by making the acquaintance of a celebrity (it’s not like you’re going to get to know him or to tell him something he’s never heard before), a position I stick to now.

    My friend’s mother saw him on Broadway in his storied performance in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” in the late 80s (or was it early 90s). The then-middle-aged lady’s simple response: “I was inwardly moved.” I think we all know what that’s a euphemism for.

  19. Done. I can’t resist someone who’s so dedicated to the hating of smileys that she’ll actually request a comment edit. That’s integrity!

    (I used to feel the exact same way about graphical smileys but gave in because they are useful. That’s opportunism!)

  20. Ooooh – John Barrowman. At first, he was too pretty for me, then I heard him sing (did you hear him in “De-Lovely”? MROW.). Now my love for Captain Jack knows no bounds.

  21. M’kay, totally embarrassed here, but to the best of my knowledge, the only time I’ve seen Alan Rickman was as Severus Snape. I’m a dork. But I still think he was sexy. Tell me where else I can find this?

  22. Ahhh. I just happen to have a handy list memorized:

    Sexy Rickman Movies – which may or may not have other redeeming qualities:

    Rasputin
    Mesmer
    Dark Harbor
    Truly, Madly, Deeply (great movie)
    Barchester Chronicles miniseries – he’s very young here.
    Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves – hands Costner his acting ass.
    Die Hard – no seriously.
    Sense and Sensibility
    Bob Roberts – not really sexy, but so hilarious.
    Galaxy Quest – sexy and funny while dressed as an alien.

  23. At the end of “Dark Harbour,” you can see Alan Rickman naked, but from a very great distance.

    I loved him in Bob Roberts, too. The line, “Excuse me, I have to go pray,” is so great when snarled out through Alan’s clenched jaws.

  24. I have to admit, Alan Rickman makes the sexiest villain ever. Between his Nottingham and the, er, rancher? he played in “Quigley Down Under” (opposite the equally hot, though more scrumptiously mustachio’d, Tom Selleck)….he totally rings my bell as a bad guy. Plus, Die Hard, too. He really is pretty delish, which is saying a lot since I tend not to even notice dudes under 6’2″/300.

  25. M’kay, totally embarrassed here, but to the best of my knowledge, the only time I’ve seen Alan Rickman was as Severus Snape. I’m a dork. But I still think he was sexy. Tell me where else I can find this?

    Phledge, in addition to the list above, here’s his IMDB page.

  26. Ahem…my friend Erin’s response to Alan Rickman is the best I have heard.

    “An adult happy meal is NOT a salad and a bottle of water…an adult happy meal consists of Alan Rickman and a bottle of chocolate sauce!”

    I couldn’t agree more.

  27. “And we need a few ladies for the ladies who like ladies.”

    If we’re going with Harry Potter stars, I vote for Emma Watson. She’s only two years younger than me, I can get away with it. >>
    Or Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) or Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Röhm). *swoon*
    (Don’t look at me like that, it’s not my fault I have a thing for smart, ass-kicking older women.)

    Also, there’s a movie called Truly Madly Deeply? For the love of all things holy, PLEASE tell me they used the song and Darren and/or Daniel appears in it!

  28. *shudders* Oh, he is so incredibly scrumptious. Okay, sure, he’s more than twice my age (literally), but he’s magically delicioius. The slow, intense speech and the way he does what I call “Jafar fingers” (you know, the flexy, bendy, almost serpentine thing) … *shivers* Yum. I mean, I love him for the tragic suffering lover roles – Sense and Sensibility and An Awfully Big Adventure- I desire him for his villain roles – hello Die Hard, Harry Potter (yup, I’m THAT kind of dork), and Robin Hood – but I thought I was going to have a heart attack and some decidedly inappropriate sexual responses to him singing and being so sacrilicious in Sweeney Todd. All in all, totally edible and hot.

  29. I loved Alan Rickman as the Metatron in Dogma. Very, slyly funny in a movie that veered to (and past) crass every other second.

    And, I bet YouTube admins are going to be saying “WTF” about all the sudden Rickman-related traffic today.

  30. (Don’t look at me like that, it’s not my fault I have a thing for smart, ass-kicking older women.)

    There is no right or wrong in lust.

    Also: Blow Dry – not a good movie, but Rickman is gold, as always. And he cuts hair. And he has a tattoo in an unusual place.

  31. Kitty, the film significantly predates the song. And Emma Watson is WAY too young, you perv! ;)

    That said, I’m awfully fond right now of the girl who played Leah in Juno.

  32. Kate, that is some serious buggy-eye power. My gosh.

    I do love Alan Rickman. I confess I never paid much attention to him before Snape, but with that performance he stole my heart. (And I’m still feeling smug that he turned out to be a hero in the end, as I predicted thank you very much.)

  33. Mmmmm, Alan Rickman…..

    He recorded Shakespearean sonnets – I ran across one months ago, and of course can’t find it now, but hot damn, that voice? Those words? I *ran* for my husband after hearing that.

  34. ROFL! Glad I could help, Kate!!

    Mmm. Alan Rickman. I have to admit, I never understood the appeal until Sense & Sensibility (I preferred Michael Wincott for my sexy villain needs), but I totally agree with Lu – why on earth is Willoughby and his overwrought sideburns even a distraction when Col. Brandon is on the scene?? Alan Rickman can read me poetry any day. Yum!

  35. “For there is nothing lost, but may be found, if sought…” *swoon* Don’t you love seeing Marianne looking delicately healthy and blushing as he reads to her, when you know she finally realizes what she’s got?

    “overwrought sideburns” = LOL. Exactly. He just looked like a vain peacock to me.

  36. Mmm, Alan Rickman. Yummy. I’ve never seen him in anything without loving his every moment.

    A couple of my students took a short road trip and got to meet him while he was filming Snow Cake. By all accounts, he’s even more gracious and charming in person. I am made of envy.

    Is it warm in here?

  37. The back of a Volkswagen?

    Dammit, fillyjonk, I am *trying* to convince my employers that I am serious and dedicated. I cannot do that when trying to suppress belly laughs. Curse you, and Kevin Smith, too!

  38. Please no pointing or laughing.

    Sorry, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to override that. EVERYONE POINT AND LAUGH AT CYNTH.

    (Cynth, if it’s any consolation, I have no idea who most of the young’uns mentioned upthread as Rickman replacements are.)

  39. Please no pointing or laughing.

    Yeah, good luck with that. Look, cynth,you obviously need help. I think it behooves the Shapelitariat to send you a copy of Sense and Sensibility, really.

    :lol:

  40. If we’re going with Harry Potter stars, I vote for Emma Watson. She’s only two years younger than me, I can get away with it. >>

    She’s two years younger than me, too! Exactly, in fact. We have the same birthday. (We also share our birthday with Leonardo Da Vinci, which made me feel all important the first time I found that out, when I was around 9)

    John Barrowman and John Simm are both very, very hott. But if we’re going with Doctor Who folk you can’t just leave Tennant out of the list. David Tennant is sexy. Have you ever seen him in Blackpool? Freaking adorable. And in Casanova he shags like a little bunny.

    John Simm is his sexiest in Life on Mars. God, I love that show. I hear they’re making an American version, and it breaks my heart. It’ll never be as good. It won’t have John Simm. John Simm + Awesome 70s Music = Hott.

  41. Oh come on, Time-Machine. You can’t leave out Christopher Eccleston! That dark, brooding intensity and northern accent work for some of us.

    (For more on brooding intensity, see also: Hugo Weaving.)

  42. Oh come on, Time-Machine. You can’t leave out Christopher Eccleston! That dark, brooding intensity and northern accent work for some of us.

    I want to know more about his character in Heroes!!!

    And yes, he is hot. He has that same quality and Johnny Depp in being able to pull off any hair/facial hair combinations. He’s had his Doctor Who look, beard, mustache, long hippie hair. I haven’t seen him in much, but I’ve seen pictures, and he seriously does every hair style known to man.

    (Hugo Weaving! Guh.)

  43. Yes, go check YouTube for all the Alan Rickman related videos. People just put hot scenes with him to music. It is hot.

    Also, I am in love with Hugh Laurie. So funny in Sense and Sensibility.

    Also Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, and probably most funny British men, even Stephen Fry (Laurie’s comic partner).

    As for younger men, I am so crushing on Michael Cera. He is such a dork and so so cute.

  44. I think the interwebs ate my last comment, thinking it was delicious spam. Can someone check and retrieve it?

  45. Well, if we’re going to get all Whovian for a moment, I’m going to have come down squarely with Christopher Eccleston as hottest Doctor ever. He just smouldered along. DT is a little too metrosexual for me.

    I never saw Life on Mars until last night. We’ve now got it set to record just about every showing, hoping to catch them all before BBC America ends it. John Simm is totally blistering. I wonder if its available on DVD? I have a region-free player …

  46. Alan Rickman. Yes. Also Gary Numan. Old enough to be my father… but he’d still get one. And David Tennant.

    As far as women go… I have a very odd crush on Dame Judi Dench. I’m sure she’s old enough to be my grandmother, actually. Don’t care. She’s lovely.

  47. TM, it’s been rescued from the jaws of Akismet.

    Anji, Gary Numan, seriously? These days? I think he’s looking like Jack Nance in Eraserhead had a baby with a Robert Palmer girl.

  48. I once heard this DJ talking about Rickman, saying that, while there are certain men that a straight man can find hot, Alan Rickman isn’t one of them, and yet, every single woman alive thinks he is hot. One of those weird things about the universe :D

  49. You people have DESTROYED me, I tell ya. Between Greta Christina mentioning Rickman in, um, particular ways, and now the pile-on here, he has become a powerful force in my mental world of crushing. I couldn’t stand him in the younger skinny bearded years (Die Hard, I’m looking at you), but the older clean-shaven version of him is quite enticing. Harry Potter has never been so entertaining. Now I’ll be watching Order of the Phoenix with my kids and thinking “Keep me after class for remedial potions, Professor!”

  50. “Keep me after class for remedial potions, Professor!”

    Almost spewed water through my nose on reading that one, car!

    And TM, can’t wait to get home and check out those videos. Thanks!

  51. I approve of this thread! I have always been a Rickman fan, but as others have noted, it was Col. Brandon in S&S that made my love eternal. As for which Doctor is sexiest have to say that Christopher Eccelston in black leather edges out Davit Tennant wearing the geek chic specks. Eccelston has the best hands. I gotta tell you Doctor Who hand-porn can make anyday a bit brighter.

    Man, it really, really is warm in here.

  52. This is a tangent, but re: hot Britishness and songs cut from Sweeney Todd… they originally planned to include the “Ballad of Sweeney Todd” parts sung by a ghostly chorus of Christopher Lee, Anthony Stewart Head, and somebody else who I don’t recall because he isn’t Christopher Lee or Tony Head. I wish I didn’t know that because imagining what could have been damaged my ability to enjoy the movie as it was.

  53. Alexandra, I was SO disappointed that the most of Anthony Head I got was about 30 fucking seconds’ worth in “Sweeney Todd”. I hopped up and down in my damn seat when he appeared…and then POOF, he’s gone.

    It kind of enraged me.

    I’m also seconding the Christopher Eccelston/hottest Doctor EVER statement; Hugh Laurie’s innate hotness; aaaaaaaand once again…Alan Rickman…teh hawt.

  54. … and somebody else who I don’t recall because he isn’t Christopher Lee or Tony Head.

    Hah! Anyone watch Persuasion last night? I watching quietly with my husband and dog then suddenly I’m all, “OHMYGOD GILES IS SIR WALTER!”

    Speaking of Christopher Lee, (who is just the right age for my grandmother; too bad he’s married) as a young man he was one smoking mess o’hotness. He was initially turned down for movie roles because casting agencies thought he was too weird looking.

  55. I knew someone was going to bring up Eccelston vs Tennant. Both scrumptious, and David Tennant is cute as a bug, but Eccelston just seems like he would be…nasty. Deliciously so.

    Ahem.

  56. Alan Rickman is the very definition of “sexy ugly.”

    We had a Harry Potter Uno game, where all the cards had photos of HP characters on them, and I would just collect all the Snape cards and hold his hotness in my hand. Even if it meant losing. One has to amuse oneself when playing with teh kids, n’est-ce pas?

    And hello, Gabriel Byrne anyone??? Speaking of which, for the ladies… his former missus, Ellen Barkin?

  57. Okay, holy crap. I thought I was weird to love Alan Rickman, that it was an odd-looking-older-man kink. No, huh?

  58. Sniper, there’s a version of Persuasion with GILES???!??!?

    I KNOW! It was on Masterpiece Theatre last night. I was all looking forward to two scoops of Jane Austeny goodness and then, surprise, sprinkles of Giles on top.

    The younger men in the move were also lovely, but for the life of me I have no clue who they were.

    I thought I was weird to love Alan Rickman, that it was an odd-looking-older-man kink. No, huh?

    It’s kinky like loving sunshine and apples and puppy dogs.

  59. I completely forgot about Masterpiece Theatre. Here I am, being all smug for not having a television for three years and all I’m doing is foolishly depriving myself of freaking Masterpiece Theatre! What the hell is wrong with me?

    Personally, I think my older-man kink started at about 10 with the Zelah Clarke/Timothy Dalton version of “Jane Eyre.” It’s been up and downhill since.

  60. I’ll watch Galaxy Quest anytime it’s on cable and it’s not because I find Tim Allen unbearably sexy!

  61. I’ll watch Galaxy Quest anytime it’s on cable and it’s not because I find Tim Allen unbearably sexy!

    By Grapthar’s Hammer, what a great movie!

  62. Since there’s never enough Rickman-love, I’m going to add my voice to the chorus. And the short tale of my Rickman encounter…

    I worked for a short time in a London bookstore and was one day fortunate enough to be standing behind the counter when Alan Rickman approached to ask for a book. I got as far as ‘Let me just check the computer’ before I was hip-nudged out of the way by a colleague who said, in the nicest possible way, ‘Oh, let me take over for you, rosiecakes, you’re already so busy.’

    Humph. Still, he was dead sexy in real life.

  63. I worked for a short time in a London bookstore and was one day fortunate enough to be standing behind the counter when Alan Rickman approached to ask for a book

    For the love of God, WHAT BOOK?!?

    Oh, and J., I’m totally telling your kids you hoard Snape.

    Also, yesyes to Gabriel Byrne.

  64. Heh, I bat for team rainbow and *I* think Rickman is teh hotness. I wouldn’t do anything except make him read things to me, but still.

    The hollywood tendency to de-personalitize female celebrities makes it hard to think of any that I’m over the moon for. Nigella Lawson, Michelle Rodriguez (looks like she would throw you down and have her wicked way with you!) and Frangela (yes, from Best Week Ever and yes, both of them) come to mind though.

  65. Oh, Kate, I can’t remember the name of the book!

    Though given the counter was in the reference section of the store, I’m certain it was a sort of drama/theatre reference book. No insight into AR’s literary delectations from me, I’m afraid.

    If it had been a novel, there’s no way I could have been shoved out of the way by said colleague. There was not a work of fiction in that store that I couldn’t have found with my eyes shut. I suppose, at the time, that was my tiny superpower.

  66. Wow, Kate. I’m sorry, for the sake of your own sanity, that you have to fight this fight. But I am glad you’re on my side.

  67. Attrice, I join you in your rainbow-team Rickman adoration. When I found out he was playing Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, I had a moment of extreme concern that his baritone and those songs might actually compel me to get up and hump the theatre screen. I made it through okay, but the poor volunteer-with-the-knee-for-squeezing next to me will never be the same.

    Also, Nigella Lawson is FLAMING HOT. She’s so hot I’m kinda amazed she’s never dated Marilyn Manson.

    Also: Christina Cox. Lordy.

  68. I have to admit, for myself – Sir Ian makes me wish I was a man. Oh, Sir Ian, how I would happily be yours, if but you would have me.

    *woe*

  69. Just talked to hubby, and it turns out we’re watching “The Order of the Phoenix” tonight. How timely!

    ps: surprisingly-sexy-Brit wise, Julian Rhind-Tutt in the role of Mac in Green Wing is hot enough that I feel a bit guilty about watching the show. Like, low-key, smouldery-smirky-funny hot. Too bad the version they air on BBC America is so watered-down.

  70. rosiecakes, WHAT ELSE DID HE SAY??!!??

    So joyful I have something to add for Shapelings who dig Le Rickman to enjoy:

    *littlem turns from pea to kelly to olive green since she is not Sharleen Spiteri*

    Produced by Dallas Austin? Tangoing with Rickman? I need to go see her witch doctor, whoever he is. Haaaate her.

    Attendant girlcrushes:
    – Dame Judy Dench (who else puts 007 in his place?)
    – Dame Maggie Smith (check the hot rich widow flirt at the end of First Wives – that’s who I want to be when I grow up)
    – Dame Helen Mirren (White Nights, anyone?)
    – Rachel Weisz (guessing damehood is only a matter of time)

    Potential Rickman Throneholders who probably will nonetheless never EVER be there:
    – Robert Downey Jr. (when not in jail)
    – Johnny Depp (Vanessa, could you move to another planet, plz? *kthx*)
    – James Puresex (excuse me, Purefoy)

    Mr. Rickman’s co-star Lindsay something from Les Liaisons Dangereuses is quoted as saying that at the end of the play there “was not a dry seat in the theatre.”

    Heh.

  71. “Kitty, the film significantly predates the song.”

    My inner Savage Garden fangirl just died a little. T_T

    “And Emma Watson is WAY too young, you perv! ;) ”

    My last girlfriend was a year younger.

  72. littlem, I’m pretty sure the extent of the ‘conversation’ was:
    ‘Excuse me I’m looking for (book title).’
    ‘Sure, just let me check the computer’
    Then my colleague took over and another customer accosted me.

  73. Also, Nigella Lawson is FLAMING HOT. She’s so hot I’m kinda amazed she’s never dated Marilyn Manson.

    Hee. The abilty of MM to have grown from the doofy perv he used to be into the apparently decent musician and BF he is now never ceases to boggle my brain.

    Also, I realize that I am old, but Susan Sarandon is one hot lady.

  74. I loved Truely Madly Deeply. I went around reciting Neruda for ages after the first viewing and hoping for a ghostly haunting from Alan. Lately I’ve been revisiting my crush on Ewan McGregor. Anyone who has seen The PillowBook will understand why that is!!! He also has that chewy roundish Scots accent that could put me in ecstacy reciting the phone book.

    I think David Tennant is a cute geeky Dr Who, but I could bend him like a twig. Suspect Eccleston would put up a most excellent fight, though….

    Speaking of handporn, while I love her voice I love k.d. lang’s hands even more. Really really love Charlotte Rampling. Even her name sounds impossibly horny

  75. I saw Rickman once!!! We were both in the audience of Henry IV part 2! The production was excellent (it was the RSC) but I was up in the balcony and looked down and noticed that there was a man in the audience wearing all black (weirdly, no one else was). Upon further staring, I realized it was Alan Rickman! It basically ruined the play for me, because I couldn’t stop looking at him, but wev. During intermission my friend and I stalked him through the garden or patio or whatever the outdoor area was called. I did not talk to him, alas. *sigh*

    Yes on David Tennant. That suit with Chucks and glasses? Completely adorable.

    The ladies have not gotten enough love here, so I would like to swoon over Morena Baccarin from Firefly and Serenity. If there is a more beautiful woman out there, please show her to me. NO I’M SERIOUS PLEASE

  76. I’m still shocked at this bit of trivia from IMDB:

    Alan Rickman was offered the roll of Severus Snape only AFTER Tim Roth turned it down.

    Alan OWNS that roll! I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing that character.

    And yes, I’m an HP nerd.

  77. I think David Tennant is a cute geeky Dr Who, but I could bend him like a twig.

    Exactly.

    Speaking of handporn, while I love her voice I love k.d. lang’s hands even more.

    I haven’t paid attention. Hmmm. I must off to Youtube. I do love k.d.’s voice. I have friends who’ve seen her in concert, and they swear she was singing right to them. They are as far from batting for the rainbow team as you can get. Proving once again that HOT is HOT.

  78. It’s not current, but as far as straight girlcrushes go I think that Ingrid Bergman was the most beautiful woman ever. That face, that hair, and that accent… yummy. Current women, Jodie Foster, maybe Kate Winslet. I remember just recently watching something and thinking that someone was really pretty, but for the life of me I can’t remember who or what that was now.

    As for the Doctors, I’d take Tennant in a heartbeat, but Eccleston certainly grew on me. I wish wish wish I could watch Casanova. :) It seems like Tennant is the kind I’d want to go out on a date with, but if I was really in the mood for rough-and-tumble I might go with Eccleston. Then again, I’d drop them both like a rock to chase after John Barrowman.

  79. Lately I’ve been revisiting my crush on Ewan McGregor. Anyone who has seen The PillowBook will understand why that is!!!

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, indeed. What I adore about Ewan is not only his fine acting skills, not only his charitable nature, not only “Long Way Round”, and not only his pipes in “Moulin Rouge”….but also that he is more than willing to get his kit off and show the world what hides under his kilt. Ewan McGregor, I salute you.

    And I wish you’d come salute me.

  80. Oh, Reese Witherspoon. Definitely.

    I just saw on IMDB that Rickman was in a couple of episodes of a show that starred Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Tracey Ullman? I think I just had a heart attack of happiness. WANT.

  81. While I love all thing Barrowman (Torchwood, I’m looking at you) he just doesn’t flip my switch they way Eccleston or Tennant do. Maybe it’s the lack of accent.

  82. I totally cracked my husband up when we saw HP GoF. When the Polyjuice Potion wears off and MadEye turns into Barty Jr., I leaned over and stage-whispered “Everyone is turning into David Tennant these days!”

    Lisa in TX — if you ever get a chance to see the show Barrowman hosted for (I think) HGTV on UK castles, you may flip for his Scots brogue. I know he spent time as a kid in the US (Chicago) and in Scotland, and he can certainly turn that burr on when he wants to. I love hearing DT talk in his actual voice, not the BBC/RADA accent he puts on as the Doctor.

    Last time I went to London (in 2002) it was pretty much to see Maggie Smith and Judy Dench together in a two woman play, Breath of Life. Total heaven!

    My longest running girl crush: Isabella Rossellini. I think she’s absolutely gorgeous. Oh, and my husband is a big 007 fan, so I’ll throw a glance at Luciana Palluzi and Maude Adams, too.

    Concurrence here with the whole snapping David Tennant like a twig thing (I think he must have very fine bones or something). And to Gabriel Byrne being hot.

    And I just have to add that this is the first time I’ve run across this many female Dr. Who fans … and here I’ve been thinking I was the only one!

  83. Alan Rickman is the the sexiest man alive.

    An Awfully Big Adventure is, I believe, his hottest movie. So brooding! Those arms! That voice!

  84. I appear to be the only one with a serious jones for Robbie Coltrane. No, not as Hagrid. Watch him as Fitz in the series Cracker and I’m sure you’ll see what I mean.

    As for girl crushes, Gillian Anderson (as Scully on the X-Files) will always be my one and only true love.

  85. Delurking to say…yum on Gabriel Byrne and yum YUM on Alan Rickman.

    Also seconding Mariska Hargitay and Ingrid Bergman (seriously, I think if my BF never sees Casablanca again, it will be too soon!)

  86. Oh, RoseCampion, I’m so there with you on the girl crush on Scully…but I also had one for Jennifer Garner. And whoever said Isabella Rosselini. Oh, and then there’s Angelina Jolie.

    Note to self: check papers from factory to confirm sexual identity.

  87. Just googled Nigella Lawson, and by all things holy, that woman is fucking hot.

    And seconding the crush on Reese Witherspoon, she’s too cute for words.

  88. Saw “Hitchhiker…” the other night. Rickman was the voice of a fabulously morose robot. Dry, dry, dry. Cracked me up whenever he said anything.

  89. And I just have to add that this is the first time I’ve run across this many female Dr. Who fans … and here I’ve been thinking I was the only one!

    Oh good (Time)lord no! I’ve been a Doctor Who fanatic from Tom Baker days. My father and I would watch on our local PBS station every Saturday night. I was beyond ecstatic when I heard the series was being revived. Russell T Davies is my hero.

    …you may flip for his Scots brogue.

    I guess I’ve only heard that a couple of times. I just associate him with his American accent.

  90. I’ve just discovered this blog a few days ago. (Via a commenter on Feministing, not that Violent Anger thingy.)

    I just had to throw in my 2 cents that the hottest Rickman role in my opinion is in Dogma. Mainly because it has the added bonus of Jason Lee, who is pretty sexy in that goofy way that only the truly funny can pull off.

  91. Like another commenter, I didn’t really notice Alan Rickman in particular until watching Harry Potter. Then I went back and rewatched Sense and Sensibility and Galaxy Quest, and went on to watch a bunch of new (to me) movies.

    The wallpaper on my computer is of literary and historical value, and the fact that it’s a picture of Alan Rickman looking intense as Colonel Brandon is just coincidental (grin).

    Here’s a fun post, “Stalking Alan Rickman:” http://community.livejournal.com/alanrickman/683249.html

  92. I was a Dr Who fan from Pertwee days (no, I’m not decreeing this a competition!) and I actually dated the nephew of the second Master – Antony Ainley. Let’s say the high forehead and evil ways are a family trait…

    Tennant has been on Parky and I concur about his brogue being rather nice.

    Tell me, has anyone seen Zardoz here? Young Connery in a caveman outfit do it for anyone?

  93. “Alan Rickman is hot. Discuss.”

    WTF?? No discussion to be had. Just fact. (wibble)

    John Barrowman was put on this planet to demonstrate to the female population just how hot boy-on-boy action (or the implication of such) by a gay actor can be. Many men simply do not understand this concept (sigh). Ah, how I miss the lads from Queer as Folk….

    Last series of Dr Who: Tennant + Simm = slightly delirious shapelywench. (More wibbling.)

    Girlcrushes: Whoever mentioned Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Garner knows what they’re on about. And I could gaze upon Uma Thurman’s oddly un-Hollywood but utterly captivating features forever and a day.

    (Hmm, you may be onto something there, Phledge. Better check out my own factory papers … )

    PS – John Cusack, anyone? AHRMNARM NARMNARM!!

  94. Ooh! Ludivine Sagnier! Fanny Ardant! (For the Francophiles – I wish we could get 8 femmes on DVD!) And Ellen Page (Juno) – I thought she was so incredibly spunky in X men!

  95. Alan Rickman. Yum. (Also Hugh Jackman. Yum.)

    I remember going with my then-boyfriend to see the first Die Hard (he loves action flicks). Bruce Willis bored the shit out of me, but the guy who played the villain just rocked. Furthermore, there was FAR more sexual chemistry between him and Bonnie Bedelia, who played Willis’ character’s estranged wife, than there was between her and Willis; with Willis, she came off as irritated 90% of the time, whereas with the guy who played the villain there was this mutual sense of “Damn, you’re really good. If only we weren’t stuck in this fucking piece of tripe. Oh, well, at least it’s a paycheck.”

    Even though I’m often the first person out of the, this time I actually sat through the credits to find out who played the villain. That’s how I found out about Alan Rickman.

    A bit of Die Hard trivia: The script originally called for Rickman’s character to rape Bedelia’s character, but Rickman put his foot down and said no — it didn’t make sense, as his character wouldn’t have had time to do so; he was too busy hunting down Bruce Willis’ character and holding off the cops as well as dealing with the infighting of his slowly-dwindling group. Now, Rickman has no objection to playing evil rapists when the plot is right, or when their actions fit the storyline (for example: Closet Land, Sweeney Todd), or when he’s decided to totally give up on taking a film seriously (Robin Hood, Prince of Dweebs), but he apparently thought that Bedelia was being crapped on enough by Willis and Co. and didn’t need the extra humiliation.

  96. Robin Hood, Prince of Dweebs)

    Okay, here’s a Rickman story. He didn’t really like doing that movie so much, but he hit it off with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio who played Marion. He was also friendly with her husband, director Pat O’Connor. At Christmas he sent them a card with the picture of the infamous rape scene and, “Happy Christmas”.

    As I recall, I read that in an interview with Mastrantonio.

  97. I am the last person here that should love AR (being 16 and all) but I do and I don’t care what other girls (the ones with bad taste) say. Die Hard was funny in the way that it wasn’t supposed to be funny but Bruce Willis’ corniness and fondness of cussing made you laugh right before you think “How did this dipsh*t get a leading role?”

  98. Sniper: Oh, Jesus yes, Rickman hated that film and did his damndest to make it watchable through what would normally be considered sabotage. He and a co-conspirator would sit down every night over booze and figure out ridiculously over the top things for the Sheriff to say and do. (“You, 10:30. You, 10:45. And bring a friend.”)

    Kevin Costner hated it – he had Rickman’s scenes edited down to the bare minimum needed (many of the cut ones have apparently finally made it to DVD) – but he really should be thanking Rickman, because otherwise the film would have joined Costner’s later film Waterworld (aka “Fishtar”) as one of the worst vanity-production box-office bombs in movie history.

  99. So, there’s this livejournal community called ihasatardis that is entirely dedicated to making or lolcat style text-over-pictures macros with screenshots from Doctor Who.

    It is my favourite LJ community of them all.

    Well, anyway, there’s been this series of macros with people expanding on the story of all the various doctors fighting over who’s the hottest, and who gets all the companion and fangirl love. Today, someone decided to add to that story in a way that I think many here will enjoy.

    Because it made me think of you.

    Showing here.

  100. Ah, how I miss the lads from Queer as Folk….

    They just recently released the entire series as a boxset and my lovely sister bought it for me for Christmas; I don’t think I’ve been made so happy by a gift since I was a child.

  101. He and a co-conspirator would sit down every night over booze and figure out ridiculously over the top things for the Sheriff to say and do. (”You, 10:30. You, 10:45. And bring a friend.”)

    Hah! I can totally see that. I read that when Costner heard that test audiences were cheering the bad guy, he went nuts.

  102. Evil Time-Machine! I will now lose several hours of my life to that! I have a secret love for lol macros, and that combined with the Doctors is too delicious to contemplate.

  103. Time-Machine … I so did NOT need one more website to distract me from my Very Important Work. I am literally wiping away laughter tears, and the people in the nearby cubicles are worried that I’m choking on my lunch. I can’t wait to get home to look at it some more!

  104. I’m having way too much Doctor Who fun today.

    Okay, so the newest Torchwood episodes came out. I watched. I squeed like the little fangirl I am. And then, naturally, I flew to the internet to see what people thought.

    Well, in a thread on the Doctor Who forum, someone posted this:

    my oversexed friend i was watching it with hated it. But then she thinks homosexuality is unnatural so i doubt her sex life had much to do with it. Actually is there any woman that gets turned on by gay kissing? I’m sure there are but i’ve never met them.

    And just about died laughing.

  105. I second Rufus Sewell as the contender for Rickman’s throne of hotness. I had this misfortune to watch Tristan + Isolde, and Sewell damn near burnt up my tv with his hawt. (I say misfortune because the two leads were completely lacking in anything resembling chemistry.)

    Actually is there any woman that gets turned on by gay kissing? I’m sure there are but i’ve never met them.

    Oy, someone can’t hear the clue phone ringing apparently. If women weren’t turned on by the thought of men snogging, “Wincest” wouldn’t be a fanfic term.

  106. Time-Machine – what the hell where aaaaaa!!!! It’s not on BBCA until next weekend, and I thought it wasn’t on BBC until this weekend. Where is the Torchwood coming from? More importantly, where can I get it? And now I’ll be laughing all day about the gay kissing quote, because who on earth could say that this isn’t hot?

  107. More importantly, where can I get it?

    Are you willing to be slightly illegal? I could totally e-mail you a link.

    (I buy the boxsets when they come out!!! I have the first season pre-ordered and everything. I just can’t watch it on TV because my mother’s a homophobe and I try not to push her buttons when it isn’t necessary.)

  108. Just saw Sweeney Todd. Alan Rickman’s character is both unkempt and evil, and he’s still fucking hot. So is Timothy Spall. At least to me. I may need help.

  109. I just read all the way back to January 14th and simply HAD to leave a comment about all the fantastic things you all had to say about A.R. He is truly unique. Beyond his “hotness” and yes, even past his acting skills, there seems to be a REAL human being that cares about the world around us all. Check out what he does for Autism on the web. If he ever read any of this, I wonder how he’d react. I’m sure there’d be a softly muttered cheeky-ism that we’d all fall over laughing at. Oh, before I forget the whole reason why I’m surfing today… does anyone know where I can acquire a dvd region one copy of “Rasputin” and “The Search for John Gissing”? They’re the only two Alan Rickman films I do not own. I’d love to complete the set up to present date.

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