2016 has kicked off in fine style with a close run competition between Alex Hassell and Sam Marks who were in the RSC's King and Country cycle at the Barbican.
Now Alex was a runner up last year and he was on my phwoar list the year before for the same role (Prince Hal). And while I'd love to honour Alex again, he's going to have to work a bit harder because I want to give January's honour to Sam. Now he was also in Henry IV and appeared slightly dressed but he's not winning for that. He's winning for Richard II and in particular a scene with David Tennant when the two share a very long kiss.
I already know that Sam is no stranger to the gym but there was something in that kiss that spoke a thousand words and was, well, just hot.