Idris Elba, John Boyega And 8 Other British Baes

March 18, 2016  |  
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The Brits are known for a lot of things like tea, the monarchy and…producing fine baes?  Well, if these men are any indication, that statement is most definitely true.  But what is it about these men from across the pond that drives us so crazy?  Is it their undeniable talent, their charming accents, their ability to stand up for what they believe in, their whole-hearted draw-you-in smiles?  All of those attributes play a part, but why stop there?  Read on for our list of British baes.

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John Boyega

Rising star and British-Nigerian actor John Boyega lit up the big screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the biggest movies of 2015 (and one of the highest-grossing films of all time).  When racist fans of the franchise scoffed at Boyega for playing a Stormtrooper, he clapped back with a quickness.  Here’s what he had to say to them in a New York Times interview: “I am grounded in who I am, and I am a confident, Nigerian, Black, chocolate man.”


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Aml Ameen

A London native whose parents hail from Jamaica and St. Vincent, the handsome Ameen currently stars in the Netflix series Sense8, but you’ve seen him light up the screen in numerous projects, including The Maze Runner, Beyond the Lights and Lila & Eve.

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Henry Cavill

Moviegoers the world over can soon see this British hunk, from the show The Tudors and Man of Steel, in the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman movie.  Who are you rooting for?

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Idris Elba

Not enough great things can be said about multi-hyphenate Idris Elba.  A phenomenal actor, musician, and DJ, Elba grabs our attention no matter what he’s doing.  And he looks mighty good while doing it.


Chiwetel Ejiofor

Theater, film, television – Chiwi, as his fans lovingly call him – has mastered it all with poise, grace, and undeniable charm.


Adrian Lester

Fans of Girlfriends will remember Mr. Lester as Ellis, Joan’s actor boyfriend who struggled to make a name for himself in Hollywood.  He stole our hearts then and will do it again in the upcoming political thriller series Undercover on BBC One.

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Zayn Malik

It might be hard to look past his One Direction days (unless of course you were never a fan of One Direction), but Zayn Malik is now free of his boy band image and is very much doing his own thing, pink hair and all.

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David Oyelowo

Oyelowo possesses a quiet confidence, both on screen and off, that’s both charming and alluring.

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Tom Hardy

From The Dark Knight Rises to Mad Max and The Revenant, it’s clear that Tom Hardy is the king of transformation and having quite the moment. It’s no wonder he’s been labeled too hot for his own good.

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Alfred Enoch

It’s clear that the camera loves The How To Get Away With Murder star, but it’s safe to say that we love him even more with his cute polyglot self (Enoch has a degree in Portuguese and Spanish). Maybe we’ll get a glimpse of Enoch’s foreign language skills next season!

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  • Paradise_Breeze

    “I am a confident, Nigerian, Black, chocolate man.” Yes, you are Mr. Boyega.

  • jazmine

    I’m rooting for Boyega so hard, he is just the sweetest.

  • Lissa329

    Omg I had no idea Ellis was English. I just found out about Albert when he was on Wendy a few weeks ago.