At last we come to our favourite topic – the top ten heroes we’d like to find in our Christmas stockings tomorrow! Well, actually, we’ve added a couple of extra ones as (a) there are eleven of us and (b) we couldn’t possibly ask Juliet to choose between the two Mr Darcy’s. We’re pretty sure you won’t object to some bonus ones, are we right?
Without further ado, here they are – enjoy!
Henriette - My stocking hero for this Christmas has to be the American actor Matthew McConaughey, star of films such as The Wedding Planner, Sahara and A Time to Kill. I just lurve his heavy Texas drawl and his habit of taking his shirt off. The guy has a chest to die for.
Juliet - Definitely a Darcy, in any shape or form! Either of these will do nicely.
Kate - I’ve asked for Richard Armitage for Christmas for three years now and still don’t have him. It’s very disappointing.
Margaret - I’d like James McAvoy. I’ll let you have him back soon, Mrs McAvoy, I promise. Of course I’m not keeping my fingers firmly crossed behind my back, what a suspicious mind you have!
Evonne - This was a very difficult choice, but in the end I opted for Anthony Calf – one of my many favourite actors. He has a lovely smile.
Sue - Colin Farrell!
Chris - I’d like Harrison Ford, circa 1985, for that amazing scene in the film Witness when he and the heroine Kelly McGillis dance to Sam Cooke’s ‘Wonderful World’. There’s nothing explicit, the hero and heroine barely touch, but the looks they exchange just sizzle with longing. (YouTube link here)
Linda – Gregory Peck, to add a bit of style and class to my life – he was sublime in Roman Holiday!
Jane - David Mitchell – gorgeous eyes!
Liz - I give in - I know that someone else will have bagged the gorgeous Richard Armitage, so I shall go for a second choice - Ryan Gosling, after seeing The Ides of March. You could not take your eyes off him - not even when George Clooney was around, and that’s quite something!
Christina – Jared Leto. Sorry to be so predictable, but I really don’t think anyone else even comes close!
So there you have it, our favourite heroes for this year – hope you agreed with our choices? If not, who would you pick? Send us your suggestions and the one we agree with the most will win a copy of Sue Moorcroft’s Love & Freedom, which features a drop-dead gorgeous guy who’d probably beat all of the above if only he was real! (competition ends at midnight on New Year’s Eve).