Sexy British actors are invading television and movie screens all around the world lately. From Henry Cavill in Man Of Steel to the recently cast Charlie Hunnam who will play the steamy Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey.
But why the fascination with the Brits? I'm not sure, I can only speak from personal experience. A combination of looks, that impossibly attractive foreign accent, and talent makes British men on screen irresistible.
Every time you go to see a movie lately, there is at least one main character played by a British actor. It seems like they grow them on trees.
One of the reasons there are so many good British actors is because most of them come from a theater background, which trains them in proper techniques. The Brits seem too be able to play any character they put in front of them. Have you noticed?
We Americans have always found British actors sexy. Remember Sean Connery, Sean Bean, Jeremy Irons, and others? The list goes on and on, even back to the days of Lawrence Olivier and Peter O'Toole.
Here we list some of the sexiest British actors of 2013 (in no particular order).
Henry Cavill, 30.
Our new Superman is one of the most attractive men, period. In the British or any other universe, few can compare to the tall, dark, blue eyed, soft spoken Henry Cavill. All of a sudden he is on everyone's radar after landing the blockbuster reboot Man Of Steel. There is not much to say to justify Henry being on the list. Just look at the picture.
Michael Fassbender, 36.
Born in Germany, Fassbender was raised in Ireland, so everyone considers him British. We will just put him on the list. He is one of those mostly handsome men. Rugged, sexy, and very suave. Michael starred in Prometheus and is slated to appear in The Counselor, in which he plays a lawyer who gets mixed up with the wrong crowd. If you don't know him, you should.
Luke Evans, 32.
Luke Evans is the new leading man. It seems everyone wants him for their projects and he is mentioned whenever there is a new main role to be filled. He is one personal favorite and he is multi-talented. The Welsh accent doesn't hurt either and he can sing. Not many can say that. He started his career in musical theater. He starred as the sexy villain in Fast And Furious 6 and is slated to be the lead in Dracula and in the reboot of The Crow. If you don't know him yet, you will.
Eddie Redmayne, 31.
Eddie is slowly making a name for himself, after several stints with TV shows in the late 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s. He is establishing himself as one of the most talented and sexy British actors of our times. His last big role came in Les Misérables which was nominated for several Academy Awards. Eddie is the quintessential stylish British man. Always impeccable and definitely talented. Get to know him, here he is.
Matthew Macfadyen, 38.
Anyone who plays Mr. Darcy is automatically sexy, that being the case Matthew Macfadyen should most definitely be on the top ten in anyone's book. But he can not only play the classic hero. One of the most versatile British actors, he has played many different characters successfully and always looks different from role to role. Between his silky, deep voice and the piercing blue eyes, not many can remain indifferent in Matthew's presence. One of the sexiest.
Charlie Hunnam, 33.
Charlie has just been cast as Christian Grey, one of the most anticipated male leads in recent history. And if you don't think that he can pull it off, then you are in for a surprise. Charlie Hunnam has been quietly making his way into Hollywood and now he is set to play the steamy role from the novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. I assure you, he is sexy, otherwise they wouldn't have picked him. Sounds like author E.L. James had a lot of input in that decision.
Tom Hiddleston, 32.
Tom Hiddleston is fast becoming a favorite of female moviegoers, because of his talent and looks. He is also regarded as one of the nicest guys you ever want to meet, always ready to acknowledge fans with a ready smile. When you have a following with a name attached to it, then you have made it. The Hiddlestoners, as his fans call themselves, will tell you that much.
Ralph Fiennes, 49.
Ralph Fiennes is another one of those actors who can play anything they throw at him and do it very well. His sexy looks and talent have made him one of the most sought after names. He is best known for his role of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, but has played countless roles over the years. A great prolific and extremely handsome.
Richard Armitage, 42.
Richard Armitage is one of the sexiest actors England has produced. He can be seen in The Hobbit trilogy as Thorin Oakenshield, but has also starred in Spooks in which he plays a spy and countless period dramas. Richard is very well known to British audiences and a favorite among the ladies. His dark looks, deep blue eyes, and baritone voice make women swoon as soon as he appears on screen.
Benedict Cumberbatch, 32.
With an interesting name such as Cumberbatch, he definitely grabs your attention, but if you look closely Benedict has a that something special. It's hard to explain. And if you haven't met him yet, you need to catch up. One of the hottest actors right now, he is fast becoming the go-to man. Benedict Cumberbatch is not "handsome", but there is something about him which makes him sexy to many.
This is by no means a complete list, but these gentlemen are some of the sexiest British actors of 2013 and will take their like into the future. Do you have a favorite?