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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 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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