I don't recall how I ran across the cover to the 1987 Merchant-Ivory drama Maurice, but my instant association was with a certain Premier of Vheen  -  no, an earlier one.  Given Akari Funato's past references to gay lit & media in Vheen Hikuusen (she draws parallels between Lestat & Louis and Dain & Ghaleon, and the character based on Morris in her Victorian drama Under the Rose is an analogue for Oscar Wilde), it's not unfathomable that Morris's appearance might have been inspired by Hugh Grant, most notably in his distinctive wavy hairstyle. 
(I should note that Hugh Grant does not play the Maurice character, but the image is what's key.)

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