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Article Date: August 24, 2005 | Publication: TV Guide (Canadian Edition) | Author: Janet Rowe

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Hairy knees and swinging kilts, irresistible Scottish lilts - och aye! A new generation of braw laddies are following in the footsteps of Sean Connery and taking Hollywood by storm.

1. Hot Scot: David Tennant, 34, 6'1"
Hametoon: Bathgate
Hae a leuk (in English, feast your eyes): Catch him as the 10th Doctor Who this fall on CBC.
If it's not Scottish, it's crap: Tennant says The Doctor will eventually speak in a Scots burr.

2. Hot Scot: John Hannah, 43, 5'10"
Hametoon: East Kilbride
Leuk: Swoon at his sexy voice in The Mummy movies, and as Gwyneth Paltrow's soulmate in Sliding Doors.
IINSIC: In his early career, he had to tame his burr to land jobs, but he proudly resurrected his native accent after Four Weddings and a Funeral put him in the spotlight.

3. Hot Scot: Ewan McGregor, 34, 5'10"
Hametoon: Crieff
Leuk: He swings a mean lightsabre in the Star Wars films.
IINSIC: Daring, down to earth McGregor charms both critics and fans - a rare achievement.

4. Hot Scot: Gerard Butler, 35, 6'4"
Hametoon: Glasgow
Leuk: Too bad about the mask, but he'll still throb your heart in The Phantom of the Opera (and in Dear Frankie).
IINSIC: His next project: the big-screen biography Burns, about the famous Scots poet, and Hannah is his co-star.

5. Hot Scot: Dougray Scott, 39, 6'0"
Hametoon: Glenrothes
Leuk: Rent Mission: Impossible II and Ever After. Prepare to drool.
IINSIC: Soccer fan Scott still supports his home club, Edinburgh Hibernian.

6. Hot Scot: Craig Ferguson, 43, 6'2"
Hametoon: Glasgow
Leuk: Stay up for The Late, Late Show, weeknights, 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, CBS.
IINSIC: His fake overly-propah English on The Drew Carey Show was in revenge for years of bad Scottish accents perpetrated by non-Scots actors.


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