Man Candy Monday: Period Film Edition

March 30, 2015 Geek Girl Life, Man Candy 0

We were trying to come up with one guy to post for today, but nobody was sticking out, and then we came up with a better idea. Why post just one guy when we could post a bunch? Even better – why not post them in (or out of, as you’ll see) period costumes?

And thus, our themed Man Candy Mondays was born.

Let’s kick this off with one of the most memorable eye candy scenes: Mr. Darcy goes for a swim. So famous that it even has a statue in memory of it that has been featured at the shooting location, in London’s Hyde Park, and now in Australia.

The English Patient was lauded as being incredibly romantic, featuring a love affair between Ralph Finnes and Kristin Scott Thomas. I, however, preferred the story between Naveen Andrews and Juliette Binoche.

I mean, c'mon. (Source: Miramax)

I mean, c’mon. (Source: Miramax)

Man Candy Monday alum, Tom Hiddleston recently did a turn in a stage production of Coriolanus. And good god, man:



The Catherine Breillat adaptation of Une vieille maîtresse tells the story of a notorious libertine, Ryno de Marigny, who breaks off his longterm affair when he becomes engaged. De Marigny is brought to life by the impossibly pretty Fu’ad Aït Aattou.

(Source: Flach Film, StudioCanal, et al)

(Source: Flach Film, StudioCanal, et al)

And while we’re on the subject of boys with nice mouths – Douglas Booth. I was going to use a pic of him from Christopher and His Kind, but then I remembered how lovely he looked alongside Gillian Anderson and Vanessa Kirby in Great Expectations.


Ugh. (Source: BBC)

Aidan Turner’s new series, Poldark, has been making the rounds on Tumblr lately, and I’m pretty sure I know why:

(Source: Mammoth Screen & BBC)

Yep. (Source: Mammoth Screen & BBC)

While the movie itself wasn’t my favorite, Chris Evans sure was pretty in this film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.

Stop doing that thing with your face. (Source: Constellation Entertainment et al via Tumblr)

Stop doing that thing with your face. (Source: Constellation Entertainment et al via Tumblr)

Fellow Avenger, Jeremy Renner doesn’t have too many period films under his belt. However, his part in The Immigrant made us all swoon.

Sorry, he doesn't actually say that line in French. (Source:

Sorry, he doesn’t actually say that line in French. (Source:

If you haven’t seen North & South yet, you seriously need to. Richard Armitage plays John Thorton, the brooding romantic hero to Daniela Denby-Ashe’s Margaret Hale. In this clip, you can hear him reading from the Elizabeth Gaskell novel. Get your fainting couch ready.

We’re fans of the brooding Victorian guy type, we can’t really help it. Michael Fassbender’s interpretation of Mr. Rochester made us almost ignore the fact that he kept his last wife locked up in an attic (almost).

Dammit. (Source: BBC)

Dammit. (Source: BBC)

I was a big fan of Vincent Perez in high school and college thanks to the French movies he did. La Reine Margot wasn’t exactly a fun watch, but good god, look at him:

(Source: France 2 Cinéma et al)

(Source: France 2 Cinéma et al)

And since we need to wrap this up somewhere, I’m going to end on a lesser known Mads Mikkelsen film that came out last year (at least for those of us in the States), Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas. I’d seen this photo confused with his earlier role in King Arthur. Regardless, it’s a damn good pic.

And he speaks French in this. (Source: Les Films d'Ici et al)

And he speaks French in this. (Source: Les Films d’Ici et al)

Want to add a pic of your favorite actor in a period drama? Comment below! We’d love to see it.