Okay, I have decided to forgive the Brits for only making three episodes of "Sherlock" so far.
I will give you two reasons why:
James McAvoy. I can't stop looking at this picture. Holy cow. After I discovered him in "Becoming Jane", I couldn't get enough. There is no man in Hollywood or anywhere who is better at a kissing scene- especially a tense, heart-wrenching kind of kiss. He makes women weak in the knees...
Besides the kissing, he is an incredible talent, who steals every scene he's in-- you just can't take your eyes off him! He's intriguing onscreen-- he seems to buzz with energy, intensity and life. And that accent... aaahhhh, we American girls do love the accents. Technically, James is a Scot, so I don't know if that should be differentiated from the Brits, but it's my blog and he's my favorite, so... there. Plus the man could pull of any nationality-- he's that good.
There are many, many other great British actors, but these are my current favorites, for whom I will be keeping a weather eye on the cinematic horizon... so to speak.