Aidan Gillen, John Simm, Tom Hardy, Peter Mullan, Lesley Sharp...
These are all people that never quite rose above the ripples. But everyone one of them deserved to break the screen or stage.
There's still time yet.
P.s. Also...Aidan Gillen made it acceptable for me to lech after a man (see Queer As Folk). Wouldn't go near the arse, mind. Bums stay firmly on seats.