Bond stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench have been named the nation’s favourite movie stars of 2012 in a new poll from Sky Movies HD.
The research, commissioned to celebrate the launch of the Sky Movies HD Christmas movie line up, asked over 1000 members of the UK public to choose their favourite actors and actresses from 2012. The results reflect those who have made the biggest impact with film fans over the past 12 months, highlighting another great year for film.
Daniel Craig, who has enjoyed record breaking success with the latest Bond film Skyfall, as well as a cameo appearance in this summer’s Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, won 26% of the votes for the male movie star of 2012. His co-star Judi Dench, who also starred in comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel earlier in the year, garnered 27%, topping the female list of most popular actresses for the year.
After five films together, including this year’s Dark Shadows, it’s no surprise to see Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter together in second place with 11.5% and 10% respectively, proving Tim Burton is certainly on to a winner!
Answering the ultimate question, who would win out of Batman, Iron Man and the Men in Black, are the remaining entrants in the men’s top five with Will Smith in third (11.4%), Christian Bale in fourth (7%) and Robert Downey Jnr. following in fifth after his appearance in this summer’s highly successful Avengers Assemble.
2012 has been another great year for funny women, with Cameron Diaz (What To Expect When You’re Expecting) and Mila Kunis (Ted) coming joint third (both 6%), whilst Anne Hathaway completed the top five after a year of superheroes and singing with her recent roles in The Dark Knight Rises and the upcoming Les Misérables (5.7%).
The Woman In Black’s Daniel Radcliffe and The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence both narrowly missed out on top five positions despite having blockbuster hits. However they can still be seen, along with all of this year’s most popular stars, on Sky Movies HD this Christmas.
Whether it’s the latest blockbusters, family favourites or timeless classics, Sky Movies customers can enjoy the best line-up of movies this Christmas on the set-top box, on Sky’s comprehensive TV On Demand service and on Sky Go, the award-winning multiplatform TV service.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies, comments: “It’s been another bumper year for film and for Bond in particular – between the record-breaking successes of Skyfall and the appetite and appreciation for the complete Bond back catalogue on our dedicated channel Sky Movies 007 HD, we know Britain loves Bond and clearly the talents of Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench have no small part to play in this. We’re delighted to provide customers with a spectacular range of quality titles featuring all of the nation’s favourite stars all available to enjoy at a time that suits them this Christmas.”
The Top 10 Favourite Male Stars of 2012 are:
1.Daniel Craig (26%)
2.Johnny Depp (11.5%)
3.Will Smith (11.4%)
4.Christian Bale (7%)
5.Robert Downey Jnr. (6%)
6.Daniel Radcliffe (5%)
7.Tom Cruise (4%)
8.Colin Farrell (3.7%)
9.Michael Fassbender (3.5%)
10.Tom Hardy (2.8%)
Others = 19.2%
The Top 10 Favourite Female Stars of 2012 are:
1.Judi Dench (27%)
2.Helena Bonham-Carter (10%)
3=Cameron Diaz (6%)
=Mila Kunis (6%)
5.Anne Hathaway (5.7%)
6.Jennifer Lawrence (5.4%)
7.Rachel Weisz (5.1%)
8.Jennifer Aniston (4.9%)
9.Nicole Kidman (4.1%)
10.Emma Watson (3.9%)
Others = 22.7%