While many formerly plain friends and acquaintances of ours (don’t worry, they won’t mind us saying that) have been transformed into people you might actually want to share a Campari and orange with by simply growing a beard (and, in some cases, applying deodorant), it is not a fail safe kind of thing. In fact, it can work the other way round.
Take Tom Hardy here (and we would usually need no more invitation than that to take him every which way and leave him loose): the addition of a straggly ginger beard has done nothing but hide those killer lips. It’s like the beard doesn’t fit him.
We will have it off, please, Tom. And then we will have it off, please, Tom.
Some people just don't suit a beard: we're on the brink of dumping our best boyfriend Tom Hardy because of this,