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Heartthrobs and Turn-offs

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grannysue05 Tue 12-Sep-17 11:00:05

I was thinking recently about my favourite heart-throbs over the decades.
Also which actors/celebrities actually turned me off !
My heartthrobs are :
George Clooney (just think of the Nespresso ad!)
Aidan Turner (imagine Poldark)
Tom Hiddleston (remember The Night Manager)

My absolute turn off would be ... Arnold Swarznegger
So come on GN's ....three hearthrobs and one turn off.

lemongrove Tue 12-Sep-17 18:19:16

Rufus Sewell was certainly attractive ten years ago, not so much now ( says she,ten years older now herself!) 😆
I used to like the actor Damien Day Lewis, haven't seen him for a while.
I like actors who look as if they are intelligent, sensitive ( up to a point) good looking in an interesting way but not beefy, musclemen.

lemongrove Tue 12-Sep-17 18:20:07

Daniel Craig is on the heart throb list.😃

DanniRae Tue 12-Sep-17 19:11:39

Oh I'd like to add that I like David Tennant!

Auntieflo Tue 12-Sep-17 19:12:17

Heart throbs
Robert Mitchum ( well I am getting on a bit
Neil Oliver
Tom Burke

Turn offs
Russell Brand
Johnathon Ross
Johnny Vegas

DanniRae Tue 12-Sep-17 19:15:04

Oh I'd like to add that I like Neil Oliver too - and Paul Martin (Flog It)

Nanabilly Tue 12-Sep-17 20:39:14

I don't normally just after other men but if I had to it would be Andrew Lincoln . Lately known for being in the zombie show called living dead or something but I know him from earlier things . First one I saw him in was with Lesley Sharpe , both he and she were shrinks and she was ghosts or something I seem to remember . I only watched it for him
Another like is Robson Greene

Dislikes .
David Tennant
Richard Madeley

MissAdventure Tue 12-Sep-17 20:43:18

For my younger days, I would say: Marc Bolan, David Essex, Bob Geldof.
I could never understand the fascination with Gerard Depardieu (or however its spelled!)

Chewbacca Tue 12-Sep-17 20:44:22

Heart throbs:

Denzil Washington
Alan Rickman rough or not
Clint Eastwood in his younger days

Complete turnoff:

Chris Evans and Russell Brand & Jonathan Ross

FarNorth Tue 12-Sep-17 20:52:41

Swoon some,
John Nettles as Bergerac
David Essex
Micky Dolenz

Total non-throb,
Jeremy Clarkson (and lots of others already mentioned)

devongirl Tue 12-Sep-17 21:25:54

Ah another fan of Micky Dolenz! used to daydream about him...

Imperfect27 Tue 12-Sep-17 21:45:08

Ah, but were you a daydream believer devongirl ? grin

gma Tue 12-Sep-17 22:21:29

Always and ever turn On!
Terence Stamp...the ultimate Sgt Troy, although now says he prefers yoga to sex! I can live with problem!
Richard Burton, the voice,the voice!!

Turn off
Cliff Richard....enough said!
Russell brand..obviously

MissAdventure Tue 12-Sep-17 22:28:23

I used to rather fancy Tony Slattery blush

Chewbacca Tue 12-Sep-17 22:33:11

Really MissAdventure? I used to quite fancy Pierce Brosnan but for the life of me can't think why now. blush

MissAdventure Tue 12-Sep-17 22:46:04

Yep. I've always liked men that make me laugh, even if I end up laughing on the other side of my face. (Another mum saying!)

Jomarie Tue 12-Sep-17 22:46:25

Turn ons - back in the day
Richard Burton
Richard Chamberlain (Dr Kildare)
Robert somebody or other played Henry VIII (gorgeous eyes) - can't remember his surname but can see his face and figure - it will come to me (probably at 3 am)
Albert Finney
Paul Newman
Steve McQueen

Even older - Clark Gable !!

More recently:
Robbie Williams (I don't understand it either!!)

So many - Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Clarkson
Jonathan Ross
Ray Winston

This list is fairly endless but those are my top ones to date

Interesting post - it certainly shows up the age range of the Grans !!!

Jomarie Tue 12-Sep-17 23:00:10

Just remembered :

Robert Shaw (he was in lots of films including Jaws I believe - plus played German soldiers frequently because of his blond hair blue eyes and gorgeous figure) he was a good actor to boot !!!

Also one more for the dislike list
Ricky Tomlinson

I'm done now -and will go to bed happy to have got this off my chest,,,,, grin

petra Tue 12-Sep-17 23:05:52

I live with a Ray Winstone lookalike so that's that one.
Steve McQueen, always.
David Gandy ( male model)
Lord M
Too many turn offs to mention.

petra Tue 12-Sep-17 23:07:40

Oh good. I've just seen somebody else can't stand Jeramy Vine, I thought I was alone.

MissAdventure Tue 12-Sep-17 23:08:20

I think Ray Winston is my ultimate pin up!

MissAdventure Tue 12-Sep-17 23:11:14

I'm off to Google Lord M. He's had too many mentions not to.

Jomarie Tue 12-Sep-17 23:22:49

Petra - you me and my sister Kate - that's three of us - might there be more? Dare I say it - could we be the start of an anti Jeremy club? Not to do him any harm but just to put him in his place say - back in reception ?? Or am I just evil??

Where has Jings gone??? I'm fairly sure she would be willing to join us,

suzied Wed 13-Sep-17 08:07:59

Yes- Alexander Armstrong
Michael Buble
Mark Steele
Michael Macintyre
Iain Duncan Smith and just about any other politician you can name.

Teetime Wed 13-Sep-17 08:42:38

My top three would be
Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell

and a strange urge for Jeremy Paxman.

Teetime Wed 13-Sep-17 08:44:12

There is still a part of my heart that belongs forever to Oliver Reed RIP. xx