"By the bye, it may be best if you address me as 'My Lord.' I am the Earl of Edrington." Who couldn't think that guy is awesome? And I swear, every character the actor (Sam West) plays is the same rich, arrogant Brit. It's incredible. Persuasion is a personal favorite, but this one is actually from Horatio Hornblower. He's an army captain and helps in a failed attempt to reclaim the French government for the monarchy.