Man Candy Monday is usually about hunky, hot boys who we gleefully objectify for their good looks. Turnabout is fair play in Frock Flicks world! But today, I’m MCM-ing a gent who I admire for his wit and snark, which is something we also admire greatly here. Stephen Fry is out and proud, sometimes loud and not always nice, all of which are things I identify with, even if I don’t always agree with him. He’s made me laugh for about 30 years, often in historical costume TV shows and movies, so yaaas queen, it’s time for an MCM.
Lord Melchett in Black-Adder II (1986)
The Duke of Wellington in Black Adder the Third (1987)
General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett in Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
Jeeves in Jeeves and Wooster (1990-1993)
Mybug in Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
Oscar Wilde in Wilde (1997)
Inspector Thompson in Gosford Park (2001)
André Breton in Surrealissimo: The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali (2002)
Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Malvolio in Twelfth Night (2013)
Mr. Johnson in Love & Friendship (2016)
Stephen Fry is one sassy character, in period costume or not. I’ll be looking to see where else he turns up in the future.
What’s your favorite Stephen Fry historical costume TV show or movie?