I like his sense of humour.
Recs for everyone really. Beautiful Thing
Really earns its tag-line ‘An Urban Fairytale’. One of my top three films of all time. The soundtrack is amazing and it stands up to repeated viewings. The History Boys
This another of the three that are equal favourites for me. Alan Bennett implies some problematic things about homosexuality and child molestation so it’s definitely not perfect but the boys themselves are a fantastic set of characters and I love the way they challenge their teachers and their friendships with one another. Get Real.
Often linked with Beautiful Thing as they are both about young British characters finding first love. There are some really touching moments and you find yourself rooting for Steven. Shelter.
A completely gorgeous film about a young man coming to terms with his sexuality while dealing with family issues and responsibilities. It’s another I’ve rewatched lots of times. Weekend.
Some pre-Looking Andrew Haigh work with the excellent Tom Cullen and Chris New. Taking place over a weekend, it shows how someone can impact someone else’s life and the two leads carry about 95% of the film as they discuss issues and open up a little. Gorgeously shot and some of the quiet talking scenes are perfection. A few others
Brokeback Mountain. The obligatory rec. I own it but haven’t been able to face a rewatch yet.
The Broken Hearts Club
My Beautiful Launderette
RENT. Yes there are changes from the stage show but it’s mostly the OBC and a great way to still see it.
Response to 53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature:
I expected 1984 & Pride and Prejudice to be here for sure. “Call me Ishmael” (Moby Dick) always reminds me of Matilda in the best way.
As others have pointed out, Aidan Turner is Irish.