I know I needn't say more, but... I'm a writer.
Meet John Thornton, a Rochester/Darcy hybrid whose Northern burr is as unforgettable as his penetrating eyes. Such a complex character whom Armitage reveals, layer by layer, with unforgettable poise. And timing.
Mr. Darcy has some serious competition. And Mr. Thornton makes it look effortless.
If you've seen BBC's North and South, you know what I'm talking about.
If you haven't seen it... let me tease you.
I'm counting down the months until Thorin appears. (I don't know that I could watch Robin Hood; Guy of Gisbourne's been on my "characters to avoid at all costs" list since I read Howard Pyle's book at age 8.)