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Since we highlighted five of our favorite British gingers recently, we suppose it’s only right to gush about some of the UK’s best blondes. After all, they tend to have a lot more fun, right?
If your beloved blonde of choice isn’t included below, never fear. We’ll turn the spotlight on a few other fair-haired knockouts sometime very shortly.
Rupert Penry-Jones: This gorgeous Londoner first grabbed our attention when playing officer Adam Carter on the BAFTA-winning spy drama, Spooks (MI-5 in the U.S.). And while the 40-year-old actor looked quite dashing in 2007′s Joe’s Palace, we especially enjoyed his sexy portrayal of Captain Wentworth opposite Sally Hawkins in ITV’s Persuasion. Thank goodness we get to see Penry-Jones embrace his fierce crime-fighting skills for Whitechapel this November, which is a part of BBC America’s Dramaville showcase.
Julie Christie: One of the true British blondes! The star of Doctor Zhivago and Shampoo, among other standout films, has been wowing us with her voluminous and various shades of blonde hair for five decades. Even as Madam Rosmerta in 2004′s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Christie’s signature locks looked FAB! But she was the ultimate golden girl when picking up the 1966 Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Diana Scott in Darling:
Gary Barlow: When we were first introduced to the Take That singer nearly 20 years ago, he was sporting a somewhat spiky and somewhat poofy bleached cut. Check out the band’s 1991 video for “Do What U Like” and you’ll see.Thankfully, the new UK X Factor panelist quickly put that peroxide bottle away and let his dirty blonde tresses return.
Katherine Jenkins: This Welsh-born bombshell has enchanted classical music lovers with her extraordinary mezzo-soprano talents for more than a decade. But loyal Whovians will recognize her from the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol,” where she made her acting debut as Abigail Pettigrew.
Prince William: Since we included Prince Harry on our first ravishing redheads list, it’s only fair that we include his older brother here. Blessed with his mother’s stunning features and honeyed locks, Wills has been charming legions of royal fans for 29 years now. Nevermind the fact that his hairline now resembles his father’s. We think he wears it quite well, as seen in his and Duchess Catherine‘s official engagement and wedding portraits.
Who’s your favorite British blonde? Tell us here.