Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson Sexiest Film Stars: Poll

Image: Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson Sexiest Film Stars: Poll

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 03:49 PM

By David Ogul

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
“Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch and “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson — both of whom hail from England — have been named the world’s sexiest film stars in a new poll by the movie magazine Empire.

Cumberbatch beat out actors Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, and Ryan Gosling.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Cumberbatch is a bit of a recluse, but is currently one of the most in-demand actors. His credits include roles in “The Fifth Estate,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

“You’re damn right he’s number one,” Empire wrote. “While not as hyper-muscly or comically chiseled as others on the list, Cumberbatch specializes in characters that are far too clever, and far too cool, to take the rest of humanity seriously – and then he somehow makes us love him for it.”

Watson, 23, first garnered attention for her role as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" franchise starting when she was 9. She has since starred in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which was released in September of 2012. She also played herself in the comedy “This Is The End,” which was released earlier this year.

“Combining smarts with beauty, Emma Watson’s been a favorite for years, even back in the days when people really shouldn’t have been thinking that way about young Hermione. But since leaving Hogwarts she’s blossomed into a fine young actress, playing roles from teen thief to music nerd, and even having fun as herself in 'This Is The End,'” Empire wrote.

Watson beat out Jennifer Lawrence, who earned an Academy Award for her leading role in “Silver Linings Playbook” a got her big break as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games."

Cumberbatch told The Independent that he was amused by the poll.

“It puts a bit of a spring in your step,” he said. “It’s nice, you swagger a little bit, it’s enjoyable. I’ve punched well above my weight this year. ... I find it hysterically funny. ... It’s a giggle. I wield it with a massive smile.”

Empire has become the best-selling film magazine in Britain since it began publishing in 1989.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

`The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer Spotlights Cumberbatch

Emma Watson: Brown University Return Planned by `Harry Potter’ Star

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Baby Jesus Stolen From Church Nativity, Replaced by Severed Pig Head

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Sometime between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, someone stole baby Jesus from a Massachusetts church's nativity sc . . .

Transit Officers Help Deliver Baby on Philly Subway on Christmas Day

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 18:03 PM

Two Philadelphia transit police officers helped to deliver a baby on Christmas day after the mother's water broke on a s . . .

Mall of Georgia Flash Mob Wedding Takes Bride by Surprise (Video)

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 17:39 PM

A bride planning to take photos was surprised at the Mall of Georgia with a flash mob and a wedding, all arranged by her . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved