He is an actor famous for that role in a costume BBC series; and he's just taken a part in a cult geek franchise - but John is clearly unprepared for how recognizable he has become. And to think of it, it couldn't be happening at a worse time. He's just met a girl who might be... perfect! And she's not particularly fond of the idea of dating a celebrity!
He swears he wasn't going to lie! It just happened! And then it simply got out of control with a little help of her three Aunts, his Aunt, a book club, the famous letter from a famous novel - and a lot of sugar.
'Tis the season, after all.
(He does look like Richard Armitage pre-Spooks era in my head, but feel free to imagine any lovely British gentleman instead)