Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Johnny Depp and Pierce Brosnan make Romantic Novelists’ hearts throb

New from the RNA (my bits are in red). And just to prove the polls are accurate, three of these have been my heroes. I books. Dammit.

Johnny Depp and Pierce Brosnan make Romantic Novelists’ hearts throb

Members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association have voted Johnny Depp as the
Number One Perfect Romantic Hero in a poll to mark Valentine’s Day.
According to these authors, a romantic hero should be gorgeous, deliciously
sexy, intensely masculine and have a commanding presence.

‘We should be qualified to judge,’ one writer commented. ‘After all, we
create these heroes on paper every day.’

The top ten male celebrities voted the Perfect Romantic Hero were:

1. Johnny Depp

2. Daniel Craig

3. Sean Bean

4. Richard Armitage (Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes! Not only did I base Harker on him {I'm going all Pygmalion here, aren't I?}but also Wolfe, in next week's release Here Kitty Kitty)

5. Hugh Jackman (who inspired both Dark in Almost Human and Adam in Drive Me Daisy)

6. Colin Firth

7. Alan Rickman

8. Pierce Brosnan

9. George Clooney

10. David Tennant (again, yes! DT was the basis for Finn, who was the hero of Duty and the Beast but also popped up in many a sequel, since I couldn't quite let him go)

A second poll, taken by members of the RNA bravely admitting to being ‘over
a certain age’, voted for male celebrities over fifty who’ve ‘still got it’.
Remarkable for his appearance on both polls, Pierce Brosnan took the crown
for the over fifties by a huge margin.

The top ten Over-Fifty Perfect Romantic Heroes were:

1. Pierce Brosnan

2. Harrison Ford

3. Ranulph Fiennes

4. Bill Nighy

5. Liam Neeson

6. Sam Neill

7. Sean Connery

8. Peter O’Toole

9. Clint Eastwood

10. Omar Sharif

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