George had a slightly quieter year than last year, though no less busy, and kept a bit of a lower public profile but was no less lovely for it. He continued working on and promoting Versailles, did some independent film work, sat for a million beautiful photoshoots, and—at last, happily—got himself back onstage at the end of the year in London.
And of course, on June 5, Barricade Day, George offered Grantaire’s verse of Drink with Me—cut from the Les Mis film but forever in our hearts and imaginations—filming as close as he could in Paris to where it would have been sung, and sharing the video with the now fannish-immortal clue the password is the name of the cafe. [ video / audio ] I wrote about this gift here, but summed it up with a bit I’ll repeat here just because I can: Fanservice? Yes. But also a genuine gift, presented with grace and the
sort of charming dignity we’ve been lucky to be able to expect from
George Blagden, presented at the right time and in the right way, by the