The stereotypical image of British men is pretty thoroughly embodied by two men these days: Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
They typically play one of three roles. There’s the emotionally crippled posh duffer, as played by Grant in "Four Weddings." There's the sexy (if you like that sort of thing!) cad, as depicted by Grant in “Bridget Jones' Diary." Lastly, there's the emotionally stunted but fixable hero, embodied by Firth in the BBC adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice." The fourth quintessentially British man is, of course, James Bond, who's been played by a number of people.
However, these depictions don't come close to covering the glorious variety of manhood to be found in Britain. After all, where would we be without the Cockney smoldering of an Idris Elba character, the zany devil-may-care wit of one of David Tennant's incarnations, the sexy lad represented by James McAvoy or the fierce genius and vulnerability of everyone played by Eddie Redmayne? British men come in many shapes and sizes and suit many kinds of potential girlfriends (or boyfriends). Fortunately, we've distilled them down into the four main categories, to help you assess the essential question: Which type of British man would be the right soulmate for you? Take this quiz to find out!