Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Into the depths of Rowan MacLaoch

By now some of you early readers have finished up The Legend of Lady MacLaoch and have demanded (Okay, not demands. Threats.) for more of the one, the only, Rowan. *sounds of girls screaming* So here ya go! This will be part one of, well, many.

First question I've been getting a lot is, who is the Rowan MacLaoch character based off of?

Well . . . my husband of course! Ha-ha, whoa! I am of course, just kidding. No, this war wounded, dark, clan chieftain is a culmination of many men I know. His looks, however, are based on a real life person, the bartender I met while in the town called Portree on the Isle of Skye. And alas, I was too busy drinking fine aged whisky and stuffing my face with nips and tatties (I'm still not sure what nips are - someone know?) to get his picture. So, while we're on the subject of looks, hows about we hear from the crowd - who do you think Rowan MacLaoch looks like?
image courtesy of unitedagents.co.uk

The image at right (Richard Armitage from BBC's North & South) is to get your creative juices flowing. :0)

6 comments:

ScruffyDog said...

My picks for casting the part of Rowan...with real Scottish actors:

Dougray Scott: Oh my yes.

Gerard Butler: Quirkier, but just might smolder enough...

Ewan McGregor: Not bulky, but he is utterly charming.

Kevin McKidd: Ginger, but he's hunky enough to use hair dye if needed!

Becky Banks said...

Dougray Scott. Oh my, oh yes. I had no idea the leading man in my FAVORITEST movie of all time (Ever After) was Scottish!!

Gerard Butler has definitely got the smolder factor going on - did you know he owns a pug? I will however expect him in the ending scene with Kelly to scream, I AM SPARTA!! :0D

Ewan McGregor - I agree, utterly charming but you're right a little hight and bulk he could roll the part. I see him though as being a good Kelly character tho...

Kevin McKidd, a little drool worthy research later and did you know he grew up in Elgin?? That would be the home of the famous Elgin cathedral as well as probably the oldest woolen mill still functioning to date Johnston & Johnston. He is a red head - and a hottie - I'm thinkin' he'd be perfect for Kelly... if only he could look a little more meek. Maybe I should write another book just for him to be the lead. :0D

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add Dan Stevens (Sense and Sensebility 2008 version, Downton Abbey)

ScruffyDog said...

Dougray Scott talking about Scotland, haggis and in full Scottish accent...charming!
http://youtu.be/oYmgixyIJA0

Becky Banks said...

Ah yes, Dan Stevens! Thanks Annie! (Yes, I know that's you!!) :0D

I just had the most enjoyable 1 minute and 46 seconds watching that youtube clip of Dougray. Especially love his fumble at the end when asked which Burns poem is his fav. :0)

Becky Banks said...

Ah yes, Dan Stevens! Thanks Annie! (Yes, I know that's you!!) :0D

I just had the most enjoyable 1 minute and 46 seconds watching that youtube clip of Dougray. Especially love his fumble at the end when asked which Burns poem is his fav. :0)