There are many reasons we all love watching British period dramas on television.
Oh, and – yeah, we’ll admit it – the gorgeous leading men.
But which male British period drama TV star is the sexiest of all time?
Earlier this year, we asked viewers to vote for their favourites from a shortlist of 25 actors.
Just missing out on the four top spots to reach the semi-final were Richard Armitage in North & South, Sean Bean in Sharpe, James Norton in Grantchester, Richard Madden in Game of Thrones, Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders, Alexander Dreymon in The Last Kingdom, and Tom Hughes in Victoria.
With 113,057 votes counted, the semi-final saw Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice) and Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey) confidently beaten off by Sam Heughan (Jamie MacKenzie Fraser in Outlander) and Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark in Poldark).
And then there were two!
As our grand contest reaches the final stage, you can now vote for the sexiest British period drama TV star ever from the two finalists below.
Voting will close at midnight GMT at the end of 11th December 2019 and we’ll announce the winner this winter!