2016 Was the Year Our Crushes For Dev Patel Became Uncontrollable
We've had a soft spot for Dev Patel since we met him as Anwar from Skins in 2007, a role that was written specifically for him after his casting. He later went on to steal a place in our hearts as Slumdog Millionaire's Jamal the following year, but it wasn't until 2016 that he had us reaching for the electric fan to cool ourselves down. Starting the year looking suave at the Academy Awards, Dev presented the award for best documentary feature alongside fellow Brit Daisy Ridley and has since graced red carpets throughout the year with his Lion costars Nicole Kidman and Priyanka Bose, who seem to be just as smitten as we do. Read on to see exactly why you fell even harder for Dev in 2016 before the release of the already Golden Globes- and SAG award-nominated Lion on Jan. 20.