In celebration of GRW’s upcoming Moonlight & Magnolias conference, I thought today would be a great day for some Man Candy. Also, the Bad Girlz are taking this week off to attend Moonlight & Magnolias, so why not leave some hotness up for the whole week?!
This list is in no particular order (if I had to pick a fave upon threat of death, I’d say…yes, please!) and is not meant to be comprehensive. There are way too many British hotties for me to cover them all. I’m leaving some off the table intentionally because I know other BGs who are bigger fans and may want to do a list of their own (*ahem* I’m looking at you Jeanette and Syd. *ahem*). I’m also not including any Scottish hotties. They’re in a league of their own, amirite? All of these fellas are true Brits and, admittedly, sort of the same ilk. What can I say? A type, I have it. And I’m not even sorry.
Y’all have seen him as Mr. Thornton in North & South, right? Right, Fran?! Smouldering, swoony Richard even makes being a Middle Earth dwarf sexy. *looks around for fainting couch*
Bear Grylls. No other name is more suited for this man. Former British SAS, survivalist and all around energetic outdoorsman, Bear is who you want with you when you intentionally get lost in the woods. Plus he likes to hang out topless with Zac Efron, so it’s all good.
Admittedly not my usual type, I became a fan of Hiddles after seeing him as Loki. He was such a precious little shit, I loved him even though I hated him. In real life, he seems like the kind of gentleman you can’t believe is real and he dances.
He’s also a Marvel alum, but I first saw him as Luther on BBC America. That voice! That accent! That bod! He oozes cool confidence and charm. Where is his next leading role??? There’s talk of him as the next Bond and…
Speaking of Bond…He’s contracted for one more and I cannot wait. Daniel is the only blondie on my list, but man! What a blondie?! I love him as James Bond. He brings something to the role that others didn’t. There’s a brutality to his Bond, but also a painful vulnerability, lying just beneath the surface. I’m such a sucker for the imperfect tough guy with a soft spot, and he nails roles like that. Plus that iconic bathing suit scene. Thank you powers that be, for finally giving us bikini Bond in what is typically a Bond Girl scenario.
Look, another Tom! I’ll keep this short because this Tom has been on my list before, and probably will be again. That’s because he’s Tom and it’s my list, I can do what I want. 🙂 He’s one hell of an actor and an activist. By all accounts, he’s just a good guy. Plus, THOSE LIPS!!!
I first saw Andrew Lincoln in Love, Actually. I thought he was cute, but that was it. Then, along came Rick Grimes and The Walking Dead. I blame my Rick crush on the zombies and bad humans. They’ve taken well-meaning dad, good guy deputy Rick and turned him into an untrusting, hard-hearted, harsh, take-no-prisoners protecter and I LOVE IT! He is down for his small family of survivors and everybody else better keep on moving. The last two episodes of last season had me jumping around the living room, screaming at the television. OMG is it October 12th yet?!?!
Last on my list is relative new comer, Aaron. He’ll play Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers movie (I know, I know. Marvel. What?! Like you don’t know me by now…) Daaayum, the man looks good in a tank top… *___* What was I saying? Oh yeah, he’s a tall drink of water who will be in Age of Ultron, was in Godzilla, and has legs that go on for days. He’s also married to a woman more than 20 years his senior, and he took her last name of Taylor to make the Taylor Johnson. I, for one, think that’s hot.
So there you have it. A quick list of hotties from across the pond. Enjoy the Man Candy while we’re away! And start working on a Brit list of your own!