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How to put yourself off a favourite actor.

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Lonelymum Fri 14-Jan-05 19:39:19

Go to one of their fan websites and read the obsessive drivel written by women who sound about 15 years old. That is what I have just done and it is cringe making. My current interest is 56 years old and surely can't be admired by teenagers, yet the comments he attracts are so immature. Perhaps I am getting old. I am only just 40 though!

amynnixmum Fri 14-Jan-05 19:39:58

Who is he?

Lonelymum Fri 14-Jan-05 19:41:49

beansprout Fri 14-Jan-05 21:00:03

Go on... who is he?!

I still have a soft spot for Martin Shaw - he must be about that age?

motherinferior Fri 14-Jan-05 21:01:35

It's not Alan Rickman, I just googled him and he's 59.

How sad am I??

weightwatchingwaterwitch Fri 14-Jan-05 21:03:23

Come on, who is he?

sallystrawberry Fri 14-Jan-05 21:04:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 14:49:31

Sorry, not deliberately being coy: went off the internet last night to spend it with my love interest (he wasn't on TV before you grab the schedules; I watched him on DVD)

Funny you shoud mention Alan Rickman and Martin Shaw as I find them quite attractive too and often think of them as contemporaries of my man. But no, you can have them beansprout and motherinferior.

Keep guessing!

beansprout Sat 15-Jan-05 15:06:43

I think I can speak on behalf of MI and say that Mr Shaw and Mr Rickman have, without a doubt, long since been claimed by the pair of us.

Mmmm, not sure about yours though LM.... John McCririck?
If not him then can you give us a clue? Brit or US?

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 15:12:00

Brit! Not probably many people's idea of a heart throb, but I am a crusty old 40 year old and appreciate the subtler things in men as well as the phoar factor! (which this man doesn't really have). Lovely actor. Talented. Classical.

suzywong Sat 15-Jan-05 15:14:43

oh please give us another clue before I have to go to bed

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 15:15:49

What????? Haven't I given enough? How many talented, classical, British actors aged 56 are there out there?

suzywong Sat 15-Jan-05 15:17:16

patrick stewart

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 15:30:32

Good guess but I think PS has sold his soul to America. Also, I have just googled him and he is 64

boudicca Sat 15-Jan-05 15:34:30

John Cleese ?

boudicca Sat 15-Jan-05 15:37:03

Jeremy Irons ?

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 15:38:18

More recently on TV than either of those two (I think).

tentunturq Sat 15-Jan-05 15:42:48

Derek Jacobi? Ian Mackellen? Right ages but ?

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 19:10:55

Oh I have long had an admiration for Derek Jacobi! I used to make a point of going to see whatever he was in at the theatre. Happy days.

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 19:13:09

Those last two are more the same sort of actor as my man, I feel. Does anyone elso profess a fancy for the older man? I see so many threads extolling the virtues of men I have never heard of before and when I google them I realise I am nearly old enough to be their mother! I don't want to come out about my man unless I know I am in good company!

makealist Sat 15-Jan-05 19:16:24

come on tell us? Is it Derek Jacobi then? If it isn't please give us another clue Lonelymum.

makealist Sat 15-Jan-05 19:18:42

Yes, yes all the time, I get "crushes " on men you wouldn't consider handsome but they have a certain something

Lonelymum Sat 15-Jan-05 19:19:25

No, Derek Jacobi isn't my current obsession, but I would still make a point of watching him on TV and if you ever get the chance to see him in a theatre, you should as he is a brilliant, charismatic actor live.

I'm feeling a bit embarrassed about my current favourite. I want to know who else other people like.

Rowlers Sat 15-Jan-05 19:21:50

Leslie Grantham?

beansprout Sat 15-Jan-05 19:26:40

Richard Briers?

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