Well, I was hoping Jon would come back and field this one, but...I'll just say he's a stick. Not Jon, the guy who played Benedick. The actor's name is Alexis Denisof, and I've seen him in only one other role -- Wesley in the Buffy TV series (the Watcher who temporarily replaced Giles). I've never thought Sarah Michelle Geller was a good actor, but there's a difference between "not good" and "downright bad", and IMO Denisof gave the only downright bad performance in that entire series. He's a lot better in Much Ado -- but he's still a stick.