In perhaps her maddest act yet, Liz Jones asks, "Why does Britain have the ugliest men in the world?" Sure, no one likes a beer-drenched lout on lad's night, but as the following pix show, Britain also has the handsomest:

There were just too many. Some of you may miss Cillian Murphy (Yes, I know he's Irish but Jones' scorn apparently takes in the whole of the Isles). Or Rufus Sewell. Or the Windsors. Or Nigel Barker. Or even Colin Farrell (see: Cillian Murphy!). If it were up to me, the list would begin and end with Glaswegian Stephen Pastel. But hey: you had to get some work done.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

As in most cases, this picture is really worth the proverbial thousand. But extra kudos for a yank accent so flawless we were all shocked to learn Idris Elba was a Brit. (You'll notice certain other shakily-accented Englishmen from The Wire are not represented.)


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Love Twilight or hate it, don't "get" the R.Patz love or do, it is very hard to sit through that movie and not come out just a little bit secretly, shamefully infatuated.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Sometimes you think you're over Jude Law, and then you see him again and it's like, oh yeah, that's why.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Besides almost having the name of Virginia Woolf's brother, Toby Stephens is notable for the face of a charming cad.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Leap Year looks awful. But I might see it anyway.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Haven't heard of Simon Webbe? Now you have, and aren't you glad?


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

I have seen Hugh Dancy in person and can vouch for the unusual fact that he was even taller and handsomer in real life. (Claire wasn't half-stepping either.) Even my mom was giddy.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Piercing blue eyes + Scottish brogue + palpable smarts = James McAvoy.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

"I can sum up Daniel Craig's appeal in one word: haunches," a friend of mine once said. Well, we'll start there.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Some of us have loved Bale since Newsies. Video rants make it challenging at times, but the man's an undeniable looker.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Rupert Friend and Keira Knightley form a couple so blindingly beautiful that it hurts to look for too long. Him, you may admire for longer.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

There is no better devilish smile in the world than Clive Owen's.


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Just a reminder of the money behind the mishigas!


A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

Do I value my life? Here he is.


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LIZ JONES MOANS
[Daily Mail]