We don't do this for just anyone. The Pink Heart Society editors consider the Male On Monday slots the dessert for a job well done the rest of the time. But on occasion we make an exception. Like when our author or reader friends come up with a man so spectacular we curtsey to their choice.
And with no further blathering...here is Romance author Claire Baxter to show us the lovely David Wenham...
David Wenham is an actor who improves a movie just by being in it. He’s a gorgeous sandy-haired Australian, often described by interviewers as warm and personable. In my opinion, he’s the perfect hero. He’s honourable, understated and modest in manner but undeniably successful, and best of all, he has a sense of humour.
After honing his craft on stage, he moved into films earning several prizes including an Australian Film Institute Award, and then became a reluctant sex symbol in 1998 when he was cast in the Australian weekly series SeaChange. Playing the scruffy Diver Dan, he made female viewers of all ages swoon. I can vouch for his incredible appeal - I didn’t miss an episode. As a result of the series, he was voted Australia’s “sexiest man alive”.
Until 2001, he was largely unknown outside Australia but with a small role in Moulin Rouge and several art-house movies, he impressed critics and moviegoers who praised his charismatic screen presence and solid acting skills. By the time he appeared as Faramir in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002, international stardom was assured.
Since then, he’s been in movies Van Helsing, The Proposition and 300, Australian crime comedy, Getting’ Square, for which he won another AFI Award, and TV mini-series Answered By Fire in which he gave a gut-wrenching, emotionally-charged performance.
He is one of those rare actors with a chameleon-like ability to disappear into his characters and he’s brilliant in everything from comedy and intimate domestic dramas to large-scale epics.
Now that you know Claire has fantastic taste in men, I'm sure you'll want to check out her latest release, Best Friend...Future Wife. For more about Claire check out her website, reading group We Call It Research, or her Road to Publication story here on the Pink Heart Society. Stop by the Coffee Time Romance blog to win Books and get a look in a Day in the Life...