7. James Norton
As British as tea and red double-decker buses—he attended Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art—the 31-year-old Norton is a veteran of quintessentially British TV series like War & Peace and the crime procedural Grantchester. But it was his role in Happy Valley, as the vile killer Tommy Lee Royce, that seemed to cement his place as a dynamic, multifaceted actor in the popular imagination.
The only knock against Norton is that he’s blonde—but that didn’t stop Daniel Craig, did it?
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