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PHOTOS: The Sexiest BAFTA Nominees of 2011

Anna Maxwell Martin in South Riding

Photo: BBC

Martin was absolutely luminous in Bleak House, even without a scrape of makeup – and won a BAFTA for her performance. But when she gets dolled up as a feminist schoolmistress in South Riding, she’s a full-on inferno of sex.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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