Man Candy Monday: Toby Stephens


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

1996 Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Bonus Rupert Graves! And some chick

Get it hereThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Twelfth Night (1996) – Duke Orsino

Twelfth Night (1996)

If music be the food of love, play on… Preferably sans clothing.

Get it here Twelfth Night: Or What You Will


Photographing Fairies (1997) – Charles Castle

Photographing Fairies (1997)

The pain, the angst, that thousand yard stare… *bites knuckles*

Photographing Fairies (1997)

The chest fuzz! I want to touch it!

Get it here Photographing Fairies


Napoléon (2002) – Tsar Alexander I

Napoléon (2002)

How YOU doin’?

Get it here Napoleon [DVD] (2002)


Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) – Captain William Gordon

2005 Mangal Pandey- The Rising

The freckles! I can’t handle it!

Get it here The Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Jane Eyre (2006) – Mr. Rochester

2006 Jane Eyre

Ungh. Want.

2006 Jane Eyre

I don’t know if it’s possible to get more Byronic.

Get it here Masterpiece Theatre: The Bronte Collection (Jane Eyre / Wuthering Heights)

Black Sails (2014- ) – Captain Flint

2014 Black Sails

I am such a sucker for a man in an 18th century naval uniform.

2014 Black Sails

And he’s not afraid to get down and dirty, too!

Get it here Black Sails: Season 1




Do you have a favorite Toby Stephens film that we didn’t include here? Let us know in the comments!

5 Responses

  1. clara

    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)

  2. Sarah F

    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.

  3. Martina

    Ughhhh Captain Flint deserves a whole separate article. Too hot, hot damn.