James Marsters... Spike, still my favorite vamp! Pretty much the only vamp I like, also this would make for great character inspiration
This is a fascinating comparison of Angel & Spike and analysis of the not rape scene. Buffy - Rant about Spike vs Angel by ~airagorncharda on deviantART . In a nutshell - this is what I have been saying forever (although nowhere near as coherently as this person) I agree 1000%. Spike is a better man when soulless than Angel was when he was simply human Liam (he was a drunken womaniser even then)
Spike to Buffy "I know that I'm a monster, but you treat me like a man"