i had good taste in tv as a child

All the recent discussion on art&books in Hannibal got me thinking about Hugh’s favourite books, since we know he’s a voracious reader. In interviews he’s name-dropped,

Small Mediums at Large by Terry Iacuzzo

John Osborne (apparently goes to Strand Bookstore to buy second-hand plays)

William stories by Richmal Crompton

Brideshead Revisited (said it’s his favourite tv adaptation)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (he bought the Alec Guinness version box set!! good taste bb)

“I wish David Mitchell had Philip Roth’s output.”

Wants to meet Christopher Marlowe, D. H. Lawrence, Byron and the young Coleridge. 

Game of Thrones 

World War Z

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

Sabbaths Theater by Philip Roth (aw lol Hugh) and Women in Love by DH Lawrence, which are apparently his favourites

Speaking of which we know Mads LOVES thriller/crime, and he’s mentioned,

Lee Child (been photographed reading Without Fail), Michael Connelly, The Lord of the Rings, The Brothers Lionheart, Die Geschichte von einer Mutter

…and then this list got me thinking about the Mads/Hugh Dynamic

..because they’re so different (as evidenced by their book list) yet soo00 complementary?!! Here you have Adidas-clad, football kicking, beer slugging, not one bit self conscious/pretentious, “proud to be working class” Mads Mikkelsen, who turns out to be the most thoughtful guy ever (gosh the perspicacity and economy&beauty of expression when he speaks about his roles)

And then you get Hugh Dancy with the staid middle class upbringing under philosopher daddy and respectable public school/Oxford education, who despite his ethereal face, is not only unassuming and chill, but has this cheeky, sarcastic, almost nasty bite to his lovely personality (re: sex toy joke to Nina Arianda or this little interview over here [x])

…and it weirdly makes perfect sense how these two with 10yrs age difference and disparate backgrounds have such perfect camaraderie and overwhelming affection for each other.

So whenever I get a lil’ bit sad, I like to imagine the two–in their early years, Mad flipping and hopping his way into a dance troupe (which he joined to get with girls but by what 22, he’s already cozy with Hanne? d’awww), and Hugh chugging through English lit. and doing god knows what as the prettiest boy&girl at Oxford ;) ;)–then at the King Arthur set where they meet and become fast friends over beer and (two) horses (”you should do a movie in Denmark!”)–Hugh doing an internal whoop! as Bryan mentions Mads’ name for the role–fast settling into the most perfect chemistry as they film Hannibal (”turns out Mads rehearses for the exact same period and purpose as I do”)–and together creating the greatest tragic-romance of our times over beer and jokes and friendship

and my cold cold heart just melts and blooms with love for these amazing two people <3 god I adore them so

Originally posted by epiclivwell