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Raoul: Christine dear I hurried over to tell you that I love you.

Christine: Again?

Raoul: I still do.

                          - The Phantom of The Opera (1943)


Hadley Fraser: a Timeline
1. 2001 - 2002 Les Miserables, Marius Pontmercy
2. 2005 The Far Pavilions, Ashton Pelham-Martyn
3. 2006 Doctor Who, Gareth
4. 2006 - 2007 The Pirate Queen, Tiernan
5. 2009 - 2010 The Fresh Beat Band, Reed
6. 2010 Les Miserables: 25th anniversary concert, Grantaire
7. 2011 The Phantom of the Opera: 25th anniversary concert, Raoul de Chagny
8. 2012 Les Miserables: 2012 Film, National Guardsman
9. 2013 - 2014 Coriolanus, Tullus Aufidius
10. 2014 - 2015 City of Angels, Stine

Johnny Depp responds to Hunter S. Thompson’s criticisms about Johnny’s test photos as Raoul Duke. Hunter told him that the way he was standing was wrong, his ears were wrong, the eyes were wrong, the glasses were wrong, and that nothing was right. Johnny sent the above fax and this letter back:

July 29, 1997


Please know that I am not in any way number one, trying to make an ass of you in the film; number two, turn you into some over-the-top caricature; number three, fuck you over in some kind of cartoon-y way; number four, treat this material like an episode of The Red Skeleton Show; or number five, disappoint you or anything close to any of these things.

I am doing my best to combine pieces of you; the you of today that I’ve gotten to know, the you that I’ve studied from some older video material, and the character from the book, Raoul Duke.

We are at the beginning of this hideous ride and things are just starting to take shape – only starting. So don’t freak out. Give it and me a chance. The wardrobe is not where it needs to be yet and I want your help with it. Fuckin’ eh. Understand that I am not a scumbag, and that all I want outta this thing is for you to proud of the work and the film. Nobody’s getting fucking rich here, believe me. I am an actor and can only do what I can do. I am not, and cannot be you, but I can come pretty fucking close, and will. This is MY work. If you remember back about a year or so ago, I asked you if you were sure that I should be the actor to play you in the film. Your reply was ‘Yes.’ Well, it was at that point that I told you that if I was able to do it properly, and did a remotely good or accurate portrayal, that you most likely would hate me for the rest of your life. That is the risk I run here and okay fine, I’ll deal with that. But don’t ever think that you can throw a bunch of shit at me, and expect that I’ll eat it. You’ve got the wrong boy in this case. I respect, and admire you greatly, and hold our friendship in very high regard. But don’t treat me as if I were a weaker animal, because I will surprise you. Your work is yours, my work is mine. We need to remember that.

Call, or write, or not.

Yours in love and war,

The Colonel (x)

halloween raoul/christine headcanons! (these aren’t the best but consider them a small apology for not writing as many headcanons thanks to being busy with university)

  • christine absolutely adores all the little trick or treaters that come by and insists that raoul takes photos of her with them (if their parents allow it)
  • raoul hates horror movies and ends up hiding against christine who is actually trying really hard not to laugh
  • christine adores the pumpkin spice latte
  • raoul doesn’t
  • every year they do a couples costume for halloween parties
  • christine is super annoyed about all the sexy halloween costumes for women
  • on gustave’s first halloween, they dress him up as a pumpkin
  • he was the cutest pumpkin in the world
  • raoul and christine tend to buy as much halloween stuff as they can
  • they get ridiculously excited and get very child-like when halloween stock comes in
  • one time christine hid in a wardrobe with a mask on and jumped out to scare raoul
  • he fell over and hit his head on the wall
  • it took a lot of cuddling and cupcakes to make up for
  • raoul now has to leave all cupboard doors open on halloween
  • raoul has always been convinced there are ghosts in the house but it gets worse on halloween
  • christine has often told him the wailing he hears at night is gustave waking up for a feed and not a revenge thirsty pirate ghost
  • over the years they’ve been together, christine has come to realise that raoul is REALLY easy to scare
  • she moved a glass once while he wasn’t looking and then he was convinced there was a poltergeist
  • raoul gets more excited about going trick or treating than gustave does

How about a half-decent manip of Anton Zetterholm and Harriet Jones in the Rooftop scene? Here ya go!

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