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!
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The Chamomile Lawn, 1940s, he plays Oliver. You get to see him in WWII uniform. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103381/
Damn son you is extremely fine.
Also, there’s an adaptation of my favourite Brönte novel? And he plays Gilbert? And Rupert Graves plays Arthur? And the always delectable James Purefoy plays Frederick? I NEED THIS I NEED THIS I NEED THIS MORE THAN AIR.
(Though Tara Fitzgerald as Helen doesn’t really fit as the image I had of Helen. Prolly that’ll change when I actually watch it)
Such a fine specimen. I’d already been a fan- then I saw the Masterpiece Theater add for Jane Eyre. “Toby Stephens as Rochester?! PUT IT IN MY EYEBALLS!” He’s been my favorite Rochester ever since.
Ughhhh Captain Flint deserves a whole separate article. Too hot, hot damn.