• CoCoJoe says

      Have you seen “Music & Lyrics”? Hugh has no problem looking silly. He earned my respect for that.

  1. daisy12 says

    Eww probably Benedict Cumberbatch. He called himself posh, right? And he seems like he has a stick up his a** and would refuse to look silly, even for charity.

  2. IzzieBee says

    Hugh Grant
    Not wanting to look silly as a clue – he reportedly performed the dance montage for ‘Love, Actually’ on the last day because he was dreading it, wanted to be seen as a more magisterial prime minister rather than goofy.

    • gaelgirl says

      Definitely Grant, I think. He’s not only a bit stuck-up personally, he’s got a rather posh background. Oxford-educated, descended from earls and lords or whatever.

  3. shelaur22 says

    I’m going with Alan Rickman. He was in Harry Potter (“bad books”) and at the very least sounds posh. Not sure if he actually is, though. He’s also old enough to be Santa.

    • Booboo1068 says

      I don’t think commercials and or print ads count. I think posh means British and upper crust (if that makes sense).

    • Jennifer says

      I doubt it. He was happy to play a pirate (in full pirate garb) on Doctor Who, and came back to play the same character in that year’s season finale. I can’t imagine him having a problem dressing up as Santa for charity after that.

      • jasper says

        Hugh came back for the MID-season finale, which was likely taped at the same time he first appeared. Only he and the boy were in a quick scene with no one else, so this is most likely, knowing they have all 13-14 scripts done before shooting even starts for the year(s).

  4. Booboo1068 says

    I’m not sure but shame on him! Get over yourself. Even Princes William and Harry are willing to have fun for a good cause.

    • Jennifer says

      He’s in NYC with Ian McKellan on Broadway this holiday season. Don’t know how he’d have time to pop over to England to play Santa.

    • jeeves says

      Patrick Stewart has no problems with being silly, he posts silly pictures of himself regularly. What about Colin Firth?

  5. Veralynn says

    Guess this is a British concern…..BUT perhaps

    Actor – Hugh Grant (hugely fastidious)
    Charity – Centre Point (Homeless charity)

    Both Hugh Grant and David Tennant have supported this in the past.

  6. vixsta33 says

    Hugh Grant. ‘Ho’, reference. Not that it’s a term that I use to describe ladies of the night. But yes, I’ll say him and I can imagine him being an absolute t***er and doing this. Takes himself far too seriously.

      • Lisha says

        Michael Caine is definitely NOT posh, not with that thick Cockney accent. Hugh Grant is my guess. He’s known to be a total pr*ck who takes himself too seriously.

    • PandoraWolf says

      I could see Ian McKellen dig this gig to the point on figuring out how to fly in on sled of reindeer on harnesses. He also has enough of a sense of humor to change clothes on stage and show his Gandalf “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” undies. Not likely him.

    • Heilige Bimbam says

      Michael Caine comes from a working class background, and speaks with a thick cockney accent. He is the very opposite of posh.

  7. creeping_thistle says

    But Hugh Grant looked infinitely stupid in that movie that nobody watched, CLOUD ATLAS. Google him in that film, in the “future” sequences….
    For some reasons I’m thinking of Hugh Bonneville (Lord “Rabbit” Grantham): first, if he “signed up to be Santa”, he has the physique for it. Also, he’s a bit up himself; a few years ago he went to a huge lot of trouble with a super-injunction – remember those? – that had to keep absolutely secret the fact that he’d had some adulterous relation or something; when the name of the “major star who’s asked for a super-injunction” came out, the nation, who was expecting a REAL big name, went “Hugh who??!!!” (this was before Downton Abbey, so he wasn’t particularly famous).
    Bonneville for me.

  8. whowassheilahgraham says

    Hugh Grant or Cumberbatch (even though ai really like him as Sherlock). Hugh Bonneville, Jeremy Irons, and Alan Rickman have had no problem being silly in some of their past TV and movie roles.

  9. NailPolishJunky says

    Hugh Grant. The silly line is a quote from Bridget Jones, which he was in or maybe it was Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock, as well as the other clues and references already mentioned (books = notting hill)

  10. theginganinja says

    Actor: Colin Firth

    Charity: Centerpointe

    He and his wife were at a Kensington Palace charity dinner last evening.

  11. lizzie says

    My first thought was Hugh Grant too.
    Def NOT Colin Firth – he has no problem dressing up and doing silly things LOL. Just because he went to a charity event at Kensington Palace doesn’t make him this person.

  12. YoGo8c says

    I thought at first this could be Colin Firth as he is ‘posh’ and the Christmas dressing up theme sort of fits the jumper he wore in the Bridget Jones film. The only other ‘posh’ actor I can think of is Hugh Grant.

    Begs the question why actually get involved if you know you’re going to be asked to do this, and then back out? Unless it was all handled by his management and he wasn’t involved until the last minute.

  13. db8ng1 says

    Actor: R. Patz
    Charity: Go

    Clues: “Posh English” – He was born in London
    “Bad Books” (Have you read those god-awful ‘Twilight’ things?)

    • SRzwg says

      Rob Pattinson’s manager was on the Go gala committee. They might have signed Rob up for a commercial but his manager pulled him from it when they saw it would involve him dressing as Santa. I don’t blame the guy for not wanting to be the target of ridicule after all he’s been through. Rob attended the gala and brought attention to the charity without embarrassing himself. His fans donated thousands of dollars to fund a children’s orchestra in Paraguay.

  14. Lefemmenikita says

    My guess is Hugh Grant (just seems like the type)…..though the idea of him not wanting “anything that would make him look silly” is laughable:
    This is the same guy caught with a hooker! (+ he was in the widely panned ‘Nine Months’) The dude has looked “silly” plenty of times

  15. RockstarLovechild says

    It could be Hugh Grant but he is not ‘properly’ posh though, he is try-hard middle class like Liz Hurley. Benedict Cumberbatch is posh however.

  16. CoCoJoe says

    I have trouble believing it is actually a truly great actor. Great actors have to be able to take risks and not place their ego ahead of the task at hand.