It is time for our Second Annual Gentlemen of the Year list, we have watched and monitored all sorts of men this year and we have come up with a list of 10 which includes a returnee or two, our first few businessmen and another slew of actors.
These gentleman are selected by the PG team, not only for their contributions to their fields of expertise but also their actions behind the scenes, their behaviour away from the spotlight and for Gentlemanly acts that we or our friends have spotted.
They are not ranked in anyway, but are there to stand as examples for those Gentleman seeking to do better in 2014.
For more suggestions, with reasons, please comment below.
Once again Mr Hiddleston graces the PG’s gentlemen of the Year list. He has had another successful year on the cinema screen, with the sequel to Thor but Cannes favourite Only Lovers Left Alive but also made a successful return to the stage with Coriolanus.
What we at The Perfect Gentleman think that makes him a true gentleman is his manners off camera, handing jackets to ladies, always knowing the right thing to say and with humour and charm.
Oli Barrett is our first businessman on the list a successful entrepreneur and founder of a number of businesses including most recently Cospa and frequent intrepid leader of taking Mission of UK entrepreneurs overseas. He has been called by Wired the ‘most connected man’ in Great Britain.
He is a true gentleman and about whom no one has a bad word to utter, which is a very hard thing in to do in business. This year it deservedly received his MBE for services to business and entrepreneurship.
Patrick Stewart’s career has always been a strong one television, film and theatre he spans the three mediums with ease. Once again he has taken the stage by storm with fellow gentleman, Ian McKellen, doing Pinter’s No Man’s Land on Broadway. This year he was married to Sunny Ozell, by Ian Mckellen; we wish him many congratulations.
Apart for his love of the Selfie, he is a passionate spokesman to stop domestic violence and now for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He is a gentleman both on and off the stage.
Patrick Grant – Designer, Tailor and Businessman
We took to twitter and asked people to name their Gentlemen of 2013 and one name got a resounding vote, that was the tailor, Patrick Grant.
Patrick revived Norton & Sons, in the process launching 2 further brands E Tautz and Hammond & Co. He is frequently on the television and always in a Top Dressed List.
Not only is he a staple of Men’s Style, according to all reports from our Perfect Gentleman contributors and team he is a jolly decent fellow.
David Suchet – Actor
Another stellar actor graces our list this year, David Suchet’s career has also spanned, film, theatre and television.
He is truly known for his definitive portrayal of Agatha’s Christie’s Poirot, in which this year he has finished putting onto screen all of Ms Christie’s work which featured the Belgian Detective, a major achievement for the Actor.
Another achievement of his for which we are equally proud here at Perfect Gentleman Towers, is his successful long term happy marriage to Sheila Ferris.
He is a true Gentleman in all respects.