This Man Candy Monday arose because I wondered what Joseph Fiennes did between playing 16th-century heartthrobs in 1990s frock flicks and now playing creepy Commander Waterford in The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. Apparently he kept himself busy with a mix of World War II movies and medieval-fantasy TV roles, at least when it comes to historical costume!
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in Elizabeth (1998)
Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Commisar Danilov in Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Elijah in Dust (2001)
Martin Luther in Luther (2003)
Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Jamie Dodd in Man to Man (2005)
Major Gibson in The Great Raid (2005)
Artur Planck in Spring 1941 (2007)
Brown in The Red Baron (2008)
Merlin in Camelot (2011)
King Eurystheus in Hercules (2014)
Clavius in Risen (2016)
Eric Liddell in On Wings of Eagles (2016)
What’s your favorite historical costume movie or TV role by Joseph Fiennes?