This is Archie Kennedy. He looks a bit sick here, because he’s just been shot, (very romantic stuff) but he’s really, really, really, really my Dream Naval Warfare Boyfriend.
For those of you who don’t know, Archie Kennedy, played by Jamie Bamber, is a character from the TV series ‘Hornblower’. It’s about the adventures of a guy called Hornblower. Which I agree, makes sense. However, I am proposing a new title that goes like this: ‘series about a guy called Hornblower, who starts off really hot, but then he gets a bit uptight and a little anal, and then all of a sudden his not so hot but so much more sex appeal BFF gets hotter.’ Cos that’s pretty much what happens. Hornblower is a guy fighting for the British against the French in 1802 and some years after that, and he’s on a ship and he’s an officer and pretty important and his bestie is Archie Kennedy who isn’t as important in terms of the ship’s ranking, but so much more awesome. Kinda for the same reason why you would much rather go out for a beer with Harry rather then Wills, even though Harry is a ranger. But everyone knows I looooove rangers.
And Hornblower is busy being all important and shit and Archie is just kicking back being totally hot. And it helps he’s in a uniform. It also helps he gets all hot with a sword and pistols and stuff. And that he’s on a boat. I mean, Hornblower is on the boat too but whatever. I have this thing with boats. Don’t know what it is but I kinda love them. Only the ones with sails though. This brings me to my Dream Historical Naval Warfare Boyfriend Runner Up:
This is Joseph Morgan. He played the sacrificial lamb, aka William Warley, in ‘Master and Commander’, a film dedicated entirely to boys on boats. It killed me. Boys. On. Boats. It was like my very own little porn made just for me. But a classy one. With no actual nudity. I love Joseph Morgan and I want to have his babies a little bit. Whether he’s in a boat movie or not.
Image of Husband No 1 from: http://historicromance.wordpress.com
Image of Husband No 2 from: http://www.talentedbritishactors.co.uk