I’m siting here, in my plastic Union Jack bowler hat and matching g-string undies, drinking a nice Earl Grey with milk from my Kate and William mug, and thinking which Richard Armitage character is most ‘British’.
This is a toughy, and I’ll tell you why.
It all depends on the criteria.
1. John Porter and Lucas North have both risked their life for Queen and country, which would make them the biggest patriots.
On the other hand, we have no indication of what their motives were when they chose their professions (I’m conveniently ignoring the whole Lucas/John aspect).
2. John Standring represents the farmer, who works hard to provide food for British masses.
No matter where you’re from, farming is a tough business.
It’s people like John that keeps that giant machine called Great Britain going.
3. John Thornton is a member of the new middle-class of successful manufacturers, who helped Britain become an economic power.
He’s the quintessential Victorian Gentleman.
5. Guy, just because I know you ladies like the scoundrel, and nothing says British like leather pants and a noose…
He looks like the type to wear boxer shorts that read: The Sheriff went to London, and all I got were these crap pants!
6. Look-wise Harry Kennedy is the most ‘British’, with his striped jumper, corduroy trousers, and floppy hair.
His personality could be described as the stereotypical yummines we expect from a British lad.
He knows his Jane Austin films, and loves the British countriside.
Philip Turner could be put in the same category.
As I said, this is a tough one, so give me your choices for the most ‘British’ RA character!
Who is the most stereotypical?
Who embodies the best qualities associated with a British gentleman?