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31 British Men Who Just Wanted You To Love Them In 2015

*drinks litre of tea to quench thirst*

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...

2. And David continued to gift us with selfies throughout the year. That was nice of him.

3. It was the year Idris Elba became the first man to cover Maxim solo, which meant a behind-the-scenes video.

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4. It was the year Tom Hiddleston starred in Crimson Peak, and he said this, and you were all like, "yes".

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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.

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6. And, of course, it was also the year he experimented with glasses.

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It's been a pretty big year for Benedict, tbh.

7. 2015 was the year we fell further in love with John Boyega...

8. And how much of a massive nerd he is.

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9. Tom Hardy spent a lot of time with dogs in 2015.


10. Like, a lot of time.

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11. But he also spent the year advocating for feminism, which made us the thirstiest of all.

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.

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13. This year, Matthew Lewis truly out-Longbottomed himself.


Even J.K. Rowling couldn't handle it.

.@Mattdavelewis Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God's sake.

14. He also made his Instagram public this year.


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.

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16. And he also starred in a film opposite James McAvoy, which made for lots of lovely hot British man photo opportunities, like this:

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17. And some even lovelier interviews.


18. It was the year Zayn Malik left One Direction (😭) but started taking a lot more selfies (😍)...

19. And it was also the year he started experimenting with ~new looks~.

20. But it was also the year we realised that maybe Zayn wasn't the hottest member of One Direction after all...

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21. Because Niall Horan discovered glasses in 2015. And if anything has the ability to make you thirsty, it is men in glasses.

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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.

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23. It was also the year that Spectre was released, ensuring that Daniel Craig showed up to several red carpets wearing tuxedos.

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*fans self*

24. Oh, and we can't forget that Ben Whishaw and his magnificent hair were there too.

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25. In fact, Ben Whishaw seemed to be everywhere this year. And we are totally okay with that.

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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.

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He can really pull it off, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

27. He's also definitely been practising his wand action. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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28. It was also the year Prince Harry got 100% more beardy and, coincidentally, 100% more attractive.

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And people were very into it.

Can we talk about the beard Prince Harry is currently sporting? Because HELLO 😍

29. It was a great year for British men in general, really.

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30. So thank you, 2015.


31. Here's to an even hotter 2016. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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