Buzz·Posted on Dec 17, 201531 British Men Who Just Wanted You To Love Them In 2015*drinks litre of tea to quench thirst*by Ellie BateBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Ah, 2015. It has been a particularly excellent year for British men. It was the year we were blessed with David Beckham's presence on Instagram... instagram.com 2. And David continued to gift us with selfies throughout the year. That was nice of him. instagram.com 3. It was the year Idris Elba became the first man to cover Maxim solo, which meant a behind-the-scenes video. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Maxim / Via maxim.com 4. It was the year Tom Hiddleston starred in Crimson Peak, and he said this, and you were all like, "yes". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures 5. Benedict Cumberbatch got married in 2015, and although that means he's off the market now, we also all wish we had someone to look at us the way he looks at his wife. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images 6. And, of course, it was also the year he experimented with glasses. Ari Perilstein / Getty Images It's been a pretty big year for Benedict, tbh. 7. 2015 was the year we fell further in love with John Boyega... View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @john_boyega 8. And how much of a massive nerd he is. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images 9. Tom Hardy spent a lot of time with dogs in 2015. ITV 10. Like, a lot of time. Jon Furniss / Corbis 11. But he also spent the year advocating for feminism, which made us the thirstiest of all. kinghardy.tumblr.com Tom has just had an excellent year altogether. 12. Kit Harington may have had a – *ahem* – difficult year, but he got through it looking like this, so it is okay. Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images 13. This year, Matthew Lewis truly out-Longbottomed himself. Attitude Even J.K. Rowling couldn't handle it. J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling .@Mattdavelewis Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God's sake. https://t.co/r8EUd1GKqT 11:56 AM - 21 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. He also made his Instagram public this year. instagram.com #blessed 15. Matt wasn't the only Harry Potter alum that made us thirsty in 2015, though. Daniel Radcliffe grew an impressive beard and put on a suit, and it was nice. Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images 16. And he also starred in a film opposite James McAvoy, which made for lots of lovely hot British man photo opportunities, like this: Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images 17. And some even lovelier interviews. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BuzzFeed 18. It was the year Zayn Malik left One Direction (😭) but started taking a lot more selfies (😍)... instagram.com 19. And it was also the year he started experimenting with ~new looks~. Twitter: @zaynmalik 20. But it was also the year we realised that maybe Zayn wasn't the hottest member of One Direction after all... Cooper Neill / Getty Images 21. Because Niall Horan discovered glasses in 2015. And if anything has the ability to make you thirsty, it is men in glasses. Jason Merritt / Getty Images 22. It was the year Mockingjay Part II was released, which meant we got to look at Sam Claflin for hours, and that was enjoyable. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Lionsgate / Via giphy.com 23. It was also the year that Spectre was released, ensuring that Daniel Craig showed up to several red carpets wearing tuxedos. John Phillips / Getty Images *fans self* 24. Oh, and we can't forget that Ben Whishaw and his magnificent hair were there too. John Phillips / Getty Images 25. In fact, Ben Whishaw seemed to be everywhere this year. And we are totally okay with that. Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images 26. 2015 was the year we ~finally~ saw Eddie Redmayne in character as Fantastic Beasts' Newt Scamander, and he is really pulling off that coat. Entertainment Weekly / Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros. He can really pull it off, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. 27. He's also definitely been practising his wand action. 😉😉😉😉😉 Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. 28. It was also the year Prince Harry got 100% more beardy and, coincidentally, 100% more attractive. Chris Jackson / Getty Images And people were very into it. Caroline @garolinecreen Can we talk about the beard Prince Harry is currently sporting? Because HELLO 😍 01:02 PM - 15 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 29. It was a great year for British men in general, really. Ian Gavan / Getty Images 30. So thank you, 2015. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MuchMusic 31. Here's to an even hotter 2016. 🔥🔥🔥 Ian Gavan / Getty Images Want a hunky babe/Brit in your inbox every weekday? Sign up for BuzzFeed’s “Dude A Day” newsletter!