I’ve had the hots for Toby Stephens since accidentally discovering the amazing film Photographing Fairies in the mid-90s. This man can smolder like no other. I can only chalk it up to the fact that he’s the product of the union between Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Robert Stephens, which is certainly great acting pedigree. Also, great genes, because DAMN. I don’t usually go for the fair haired guys, but for Toby, I’ll make an exception.
So, let’s revisit some of Toby’s greatest costume flick roles:
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996) – Gilbert Markham
Twelfth Night (1996) – Duke OrsinoTwelfth Night: Or What You Will
Photographing Fairies (1997) – Charles Castle
Napoléon (2002) – Tsar Alexander I
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) – Captain William GordonThe Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Jane Eyre (2006) – Mr. RochesterMasterpiece Theatre: The Bronte Collection (Jane Eyre / Wuthering Heights)
Black Sails (2014 – ) – Captain FlintBlack Sails: Season 1
Do you have a favorite Toby Stephens film that we didn’t include here? Let us know in the comments!