A Gallery Of Extremely Handsome British Men

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.


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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.)


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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.


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


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


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


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


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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.


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


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


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


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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.


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


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Just a reminder of the money behind the mishigas!


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Do I value my life? Here he is.


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DISCUSSION

Kivrin
Kivrin

I said this a few weeks ago in the "chucklefucker" post, but I would totally bang John Oliver. He may not be the most handsome Brit, but that brain, that wit, that accent…be still my heart!