Do you need a little Colin Firth in Reading Glasses this Sunday, to smile kindly at you over your morning coffee?
Of course you do.
Well! GOOD morning!
Hello, handsome. Sigh.
For me, Firth (Pride and Prejudice Firth to be precise) will always be the pinnacle.
Indeed. (She says, just having rewatched P&P, and his smoldering eyes, this week.)
It’s my first weekend with my new puppy. I’m slowly drinking coffee to recover from a long night, and I stumble across this. Ditto AKG…bless you.
He was in the last scene of the 1986 Hallmark Hall of Fame production of The Secret Garden (Derek Jacobi as Archibald Craven). I fell in love with his voice then. Anyone else ever see it? We still have the VHS with all the super cheesy 80s Hallmark Christmas commercials. It’s possible I enjoy watching those as much as I enjoy watching the movie.
I have! I was babysitting and watching it with the girl as it was her favorite movie. I about died at the end. She probably thought I was crazy.
The last two minutes (i.e. the only ones that matter) are on youtube.
The entire movie is on Youtube!
But I just watched the last two minutes, and DAMN, Colin! World War I uniform!
(Even though the Colin-Mary lovematch is weird and OBVIOUSLY Dickon was the hot one. Or am I the only one that picked that up?)
Dicken was definitely the hot one but he died in the war
This made me legitimately sad.
(Also, this war subplot… not in the book, right?)
Not in the book.
I LOVE that book — one of my all-time favorites — but I didn’t like this film version as, even as a young teenager, I thought the girl playing Mary was terribly cast.
There’s a hilarious story that was in the *New Yorker* years ago, where after the war Dickon is all bitter and Colin is all fragile and Mary is a little frustated and the whole thing turns into a D. H. Lawrence sex-fest with Mary robustly pregnant all the time, Dickon a he-man adored (and enjoyed) by both Mary and Colin. Gloriously ridiculous.
Ooh, I’m watching this! One learns such wonderful things here!
I love this movie so much and especially those last few minutes and now that I know it is watchable on YouTube? Goodbye, Sunday.
It was filmed at Highclere Castle – I wonder if Mr Craven knows where the Gutenberg Bible is.
Okay now I really need to go and rewatch it.
And good day to YOU, sir.
GOOD MORNING. Any morning started with Mr. Firth can only lead to good things.
OK, this fixes things. It fixes all the things.
You are on a roll, Miss Shannon.
In my headcanon, that look is more saucy than kindly, and those glasses are more for computer work than for reading… making this fanfic 1000x better than it already was!
And thank you!
“A mimosa? How cheeky. Yes. I do believe I’d like one as well.”
I believe that’s his, “really, dear? Don’t you think your bloody mary needs a bit more vodka?” look.
HUBBA HUBBA. Bless the men who only get better-looking with age.
Why do I have no memory of removing my clothes and fluffing up the pillows? (Actual pillows)
Snort. You are hilarious!
I cannot hear the word “fluffing” without thinking of things naughty, clearly you have the same issue. Bestie uses it all the time, for when you add ingredients to an existing meal to make it more interesting/go farther, and similarly, for when you add product to a retail display to make it more appealing. Every time she says it, I giggle…
Me too, it’s an awesome word.
10/1.0 would wear.
10/10. would wear.
Oh yes. Yes I do.
Yes yes yes! Now can he finally so a romantic comedy with Laura Linney? She has earned it. Plot be damned. Let her be a non-profit ceo who inherits a British estate and he’s the stuffy neighboring Duke. England still has Dukes, right?
I’d watch this.
I’d watch this, too. Didn’t they have a super quick scene in Love Actually? At the wedding in the beginning? (I may ship alternate couples in the movie because I want good things for Laura Linney’s character?)
Oh my god. This movie is such a good idea. In fact, it should be a TV show that lasts for 10 years.
In Love Actually, they are sitting next to each other at the church, but I don’t think they ever talk to each other, do they? I remember because it seemed odd to me that they don’t interact again.
She’s a great actress and she’s doing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. She deserves much, much better than that.
If he were really smiling at me over my Sunday breakfast, his….tie would be looser.
Woo hoo! A good morning indeed.
Crikey. Yes indeed. Thanks Jessica!
Cheeky. And yes, much needed a little cheeky Brit in glasses today. Bless.
My morning just got 1000% better – thank you
Good morning. You can bring me all the waffles.
I realize that Firth is the definitive Darcy, but Sam Riley as a zombie killing Darcy had some serious appeal. And a leather duster to die for.
He was also Maleficient’s sidekick crow /horse/dragon and I wanted them to make out. He has Colin Farrell ‘s brown eyes and really, really good hair.
He’s beautiful in ‘Control.’
Yes, yes, I do. He is so dreamy.
I just re-watched The King’s Speech. No other actor on earth could make King George VI sexy, but by God, he does it. Magical powers, that man.
Urgh, forgive the HTML tag fail. Colin Firth deserves extra italics, though.
Thank you for this! This did brighten my gray Sunday!
Well, it’s good night and sweet dreams for me…
He’s wearing reading glasses, I’m wearing reading glasses. It’s kismet.
I love this, but I also sense his wife, just out of frame looking bemused and exasperated. “Really? You’re going to *twinkle* at them? I thought we were going to have a morning out?”
I had an obnoxious list of chores to do this morning, and decided to put BBC Pride & Prejudice on to make it more palatable. His Sunday Man Smile says “No, I haven’t aged, and neither have YOU, so lets go have a bloody Mary, shall we?” sigh……..
My cleaning house ritual is to put my Blu Ray P&P ’95 in and get to chorin’. I wholeheartedly endorse your methods
“Bless me, Father, for Colin Firth and I are about to sin.”
I woke up to a gopher hole in my front yard, but this does help, a lot.
I am battling a terrible cold and this is the BEST antidote ever….!
Those glasses make this Kingsman Colin Firth.
I heartily approve.
Well, hello there fine sir! <3
Oh, he’s my any day man!
This is how he looked in A Single Man, which is a GORGEOUS movie, even though his character is gay. And he dies. But, watch it and sign over Colin Firth in perfectly tailored Tom Ford (who directed).
How did you know?
How YOU doin?
I saw him on a late night show a few years ago, and he was talking about how he had finally told his Italian inlaws (who I presume had been mocking him) that, “You know, I’m actually considered quite the heartthrob in as an actor” .They thought a 100% that he was bullshitting.
I have a question. Why wasn’t he in Harry Potter?
I have a question. Why wasn’t he in Harry Potter?
thank you .. just brightened my Monday
Je HAYsus he just gets better and better.
I literally banged into him on the street in Vancouver. I wasn’t looking where I was going, changed my mind and whirled around to go back home and get something I’d forgotten, and smacked straight into him at top speed. He’s quite tall, was wearing a brown leather jacket, and was definitely NOT pleased to see me. He looked pretty pissed off, actually. I apologized.