It’s been a good year for Rafe Spall. He appeared in Prometheus back in the summer and got a last minute role in Life Of Pi, after Ang Lee decided he needed to replace Tobey Maguire’s writer character and decided to hire Rafe for the job.
The son of Timothy Spall has been acting since his late teens, but he only started to get bigger and better roles in his mid 20s, after he lost a lot of the weight that he carried most of his life. Since then he’s scored parts such as playing painter William Holman Hunt in the mini-series Desperate Romantics, Ian in One Day and as a pompous, rather dim William Shakespeare in Anonymous (in that film, Shakespeare is just the public face of the plays, not the actual writer). Many also enjoyed his title role on the TV series Pete Vs. Life, where he played a character whose entire existence is observed and analysed by two sports commentators.
However what many may have missed is his sexy and sometimes very naked role in the 2006 TV movie, The Chatterley Affair. We’ve included a few screencaps from that below for your delectation. He may not be the most classically beautiful man, but Rafe is very cute and surprisingly sexy, so hopefully we’ll get to see him in many more roles. So click on the pics below to enlarge. And in perfect timing, a brand new trailer has been released for one of the films Rafe had coming next year (it reaches UK cinemas on February 8th), I Give It A Year, so you can watch that below too.