We are living in a selfie-soaked culture: Britain’s Oxford University Press announced “selfie” as the 2013 word of the year. TIME recently featured an auction where the winner would win a selfie with Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Benedict Cumberbatch took advantage of the newfangled form of communication, auditioning for August: Osage County with a video selfie. Karen Gillan is benefiting from the trend, having signed on to star in ABC’s comedy called Selfie.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not complaining. These digital self-portraits are highly entertaining and allow us to view some of our favorite British stars through their own lens.
Let’s take a peek at 10 of our favorite Britished up selfies in all their stellarness below:
David Beckham has mastered the selfie.
And then there’s this David who may need a little more practice.
Sir Patrick Stewart takes a friendly dig at PM David Cameron‘s selfie mishap.
Benedict Cumberbatch is doing his own thing, as usual.
Oh bless, Martin Freeman took a moment to pose with a fan.
Michael Fassbender was dubbed the “Selfie King” while in Dublin last week.
That’s not like James Corden to be shy.
We take that back. Corden is not shy and yes, that is Prince.
— TBN (@TheBizzNiz) February 19, 2014
Karen Gillan‘s three-for-one is a selfie jackpot.
Prince William popped up in a selfie with a skittish schoolgirl as seen on BBC News.
What do you think of selfies? Fad or fascinating?