With “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” headed to theaters next week, we’ve been looking back at the saga, and it only makes sense that we pay homage to the men who helped make our love for the series so worthwhile. After all, what could possibly be better than drooling over a bunch of hot Brits? (FYI, since we’re looking back at the films, Jamie Campbell Bower isn’t on this list, though we’re sure he’ll be smokin’ as a young Gellert Grindelwald.) Check out who we thought made the cutie cut after the jump.
10. Matthew Lewis
Yes, Neville Longbottom is supposed to be awkward and homely, but boy has Matthew Lewis grown out of that. He started off as being geeky and adorable in “Sorcerer’s Stone,” but has definitely toughened up over the years. Also, we should note that when Matt is out of his Neville make-up, he looks a whole lot cuter.
Oh yeah, ladies, we get to put hot twins on our list too! (Two is always better than one, right?!) The Phelps boys have not only charmed our socks off as Fred and George Weasley, but they’ve also grown into two dashing young gentlemen (who also happen to be just as funny in real life!).
Looks like Viktor Krum won’t be making a return in “Part 1” like he did in the book, but that mostly bums us out because it means we won’t have a reason to drool over Stanislav Ianevski some more. Remember a time when we all thought that he was hotter than Robert Pattinson in “Goblet of Fire”?
Who would have thought that hilarious Rupert Grint would grow up to be so freaking awkward/adorable. Sure, not all of you out there might be into gingers (more for us!), but it’s hard to deny that Rupert has an irresistible sort of charm that we’re looking forward to seeing more of in the future.
Cormac McLaggen might not have been the nicest person on the Quidditch team, but he sure was pretty to look at. Fortunately it looks like his purpose lasted beyond “Half-Blood Prince” since we’ll be seeing Freddie Stroma again in “Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” Thank goodness, because we need more blond beauties in “Harry Potter.”
Before the Big Three had hit puberty in the films, we were already drooling over their arch enemy, Tom Riddle (a.k.a the boy who became Voldemort). Christian Coulson definitely made his mark in those few scenes he had in “Chamber of Secrets,” and we’re guessing the filmmakers didn’t bring him back for “Half-Blood Prince” because they probably didn’t want all the girls in the audience drooling over someone who would become the most evil being alive. C’est la vie.
My goodness, Daniel Radcliffe turned out well. Sure, we have a special place in our hearts for the tiny boy with big glasses and a lightning bolt scar from “Sorcerer’s Stone,” but Dan is just so charming in person (and talks at a rate of about a thousand words a minute) that he managed to be one of the hottest men in the cast as well. Plus, he’s talented.
You might find yourself asking, “Who the hell is Sean Biggerstaff?” Sean had the fairly small role in the first two “Potter” films of Oliver Wood, Harry’s Quidditch captain, but he is a fond memory that we love looking back on again, and again, and again. We suggest you hop on the bandwagon as well.
We would be remiss if RPattz didn’t make it on our list, and—prepare your rotten veggies—I’ll be the first to admit that I definitely think he is much hotter as Cedric Diggory than he is as Edward Cullen. Plus he has one of the top five most heartbreaking deaths in “Harry Potter” history, which earns him a top spot on this list. His death scene made me cry more than Sirius Black’s, and that’s saying something.
Nine years ago, when I first saw “Sorcerer’s Stone” in theaters, I never would have dreamed that one day I would say the boy behind that brat Draco Malfoy would earn the No. 1 spot on a sexiest men of “Potter” list. But during those years, Tom Felton has not only become absolutely gorgeous but one of the sweetest and most charming men on the “Potter” cast, and, as we’ve shown, there are a lot of them. Plus I like the bad boys, what can I say?
Honorable mentions: The sexy old men of “Potter”
Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley: thank you for being so damn sexy again and again over the years. Please keep up the good work and continue making all those who haven’t seen the “Potter” films keep on wondering why we’re drooling over men more than twice our age.
Do you agree with our list? Who do you think we should have included but missed?