UP AND COMING BRITISH ACTORS 2017

by Jake279 | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

The next generation of British actors

1. Tom Holland

Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and ...

Upcoming Projects:

Spider-man: Homecoming Avengers: Infinity War Uncharted The Current War Avengers 4 Chaos Walking Beneath a Scarlet Sky Spider-man Sequel

2. Daisy Ridley

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She is best known for her breakthrough role as "Rey" in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Daisy was born in Westminster, London, on April 10, 1992. She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley. Her great-uncle was ...

Upcoming Projects:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Murder on the Orient Express Chaos Walking Ophelia Peter Rabbit Star Wars: Episode IX

3. Dan Stevens

Actor | Downton Abbey

Dan Stevens was born at Croydon in Surrey on 10th October 1982. His parents are teachers. He was educated at Tonbridge School and trained in acting at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Whilst he was a Cambridge undergraduate, ...

Upcoming Projects:

Beauty and the Beast Legion (TV Series)

4. Riz Ahmed

Actor | Nightcrawler

Riz Ahmed was born on December 1, 1982 in Wembley, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Nightcrawler (2014), Rogue One (2016) and Four Lions (2010).

Upcoming Projects:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jason Bourne Venom The Sisters Brothers

5. Naomi Scott

Actress | Power Rangers

Naomi Scott was born in London, England. She first starting singing with the Bridge Church Youth Band and regularly performed in school musicals. Scott was eventually discovered by British pop star Kelle Bryan from the band Eternal who signed Naomi as a client. She then went to work with Xenomania....

Upcoming Projects:

Power Rangers Aladdin

6. Felicity Jones

Actress | Rogue One

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she ...

Upcoming Projects:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story On the Basis of Sex

7. John Boyega

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), before attaining international recognition for his work as Finn in the ...

Upcoming Projects:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pacific Rim: Uprising Watership Down Star Wars: Episode IX

8. Rosamund Pike

Actress | Gone Girl

Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton ...

Upcoming Projects:

Hostiles

9. Taron Egerton

Actor | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Taron Egerton was born on November 10, 1989 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England as Taron David Egerton. He is an actor, known for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Eddie the Eagle (2016).

Upcoming Projects:

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Robin Hood Billionaire Boys Club

10. Hannah John-Kamen

Actress | Ready Player One

Hannah John-Kamen is an actress, known for Ready Player One (2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Black Mirror (2011).

Upcoming Projects:

Ready Player One Tomb Raider Ant-man and The Wasp

11. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Stranger Things

Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She ...

Upcoming Projects:

Stranger Things (TV series) Godzilla: King of Monsters

12. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Actress | Belle

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother ...

Upcoming Projects:

Beauty and the Beast A Wrinkle in Time Cloverfield Sequel

13. Daniel Kaluuya

Actor | Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya was born in 1989 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Get Out (2017), Sicario (2015) and Johnny English Reborn (2011).

Upcoming projects:

Get Out Black Panther Widows Watership Down

14. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...

Upcoming Projects:

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story Game of Thrones (TV series)

15. Olivia Cooke

Actress | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary ...

Upcoming Projects:

Ready Player One Life Itself

16. Charlie Heaton

Actor | Stranger Things

Charlie Heaton was born on February 6, 1994 in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Stranger Things (2016), The New Mutants (2018) and Shut In (2016).

Upcoming Projects:

Stranger Things (TV series) X-Men: The New Mutants Marrowbone

17. Letitia Wright

Actress | Black Panther

Letitia Wright was born on October 31, 1993 in Georgetown, Guyana as Letitia Michelle Wright. She is an actress, known for Black Panther (2018), The Commuter (2018) and My Brother the Devil (2012).

Upcoming Projects:

Black Panther Ready Player One Avengers: Infinity War

18. Amber Rose Revah

Actress | The Punisher

Amber Rose Revah (born June 24, 1986) is an English actress of mixed origin. Amber Rose started her film career in the award-winning LGBT cult film "I Can't Think Straight". The director then cast her to work on their next film, "The World Unseen," shot in Cape Town. Amber Rose was then offered a ...

Upcoming Projects:

The Punisher (TV series) Emerald City (TV series)

19. Ed Skrein

Actor | Deadpool

Ed Skrein grew up in North London, graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, and is one of the most highly versatile artists of his generation. He was selected by Screen International as one of their "Stars of Tomorrow" in 2013, which showcases the next generation of talent ...

Upcoming Projects:

Alita: Battle Angel

20. Annabelle Wallis

Actress | Annabelle

Annabelle Wallis was born in Oxford, but spent much of her childhood in Portugal, attending Saint Dominic's International School. She did several short films before she moved to London to pursue a career in movies. In London, she did some advertisements and went to drama school. Her maternal uncle ...

Upcoming Projects:

The Mummy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Tag

21. Sophie Turner

Actress | Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, she has received ...

Upcoming Projects:

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Berlin, I Love You Game of Thrones (TV series)

22. Lily James

Actress | Cinderella

Lily James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette (Mantle), an actress, and Jamie Thomson, an actor and musician. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She began her education at Arts Educational School in Tring and subsequently went on to study acting at...

Upcoming Projects:

Baby Driver Darkest Hour Little Woods Mama Mia Sequel

23. David Oyelowo

Actor | Selma

David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998.

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Upcoming Projects:

Chaos Walking Cloverfield Sequel Gringo

24. Imogen Poots

Actress | Green Room

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer ...

Upcoming Projects:

I Kill Giants Friday's Child

25. Carmen Ejogo

Actress | Selma

Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Her television career began in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, where she presented the children's series Saturday Disney (1990). Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the ...

Upcoming Projects:

Alien: Covenant Roman Israel, Esq.

26. Will Poulter

Actor | The Maze Runner

Will Poulter is an English actor, recognized for his performances as Lee Carter in Son of Rambow (2007), Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), and Kenny Rossmore in We're the Millers (2013). Will was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Caroline (...

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27. Jack O'Connell

Actor | Unbroken

Jack O'Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and ...

Upcoming Projects:

Party of the Century

28. Jack Lowden

Actor | Dunkirk

Rising star Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles, including his performance as Oswald in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", for which he won both the Ian Charleson...

Upcoming Projects:

Dunkirk Fighting with My Family Mary Queen of Scots

29. Finn Jones

Actor | Iron Fist

Finn Jones is a British actor best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers, in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011). He also stars as the eponymous lead in the Netflix-Marvel series Iron Fist (2017).

Jones trained at The Arts Educational Schools on a three-year acting course. ...

Upcoming Projects:

The Defenders (TV series) Leatherface

30. George MacKay

Actor | Captain Fantastic

George MacKay was born 13 March, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Kim Baker, a costume designer, and Paul Christopher MacKay, a stage/lighting manager. His father is Australian.

At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a role in the family feature, Peter Pan (2003). He quickly ...

Upcoming Projects:

Ophelia Marrowbone

31. Joe Alwyn

Actor | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Joe Alwyn was born on February 21, 1991 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016), Mary Queen of Scots (2018) and The Favourite (2018).

Upcoming Projects:

The Favourite Mary Queen of Scots

32. Jessica Henwick

Actress | Game of Thrones

Jessica Henwick is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), and Colleen Wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her debut in the Netflix television series Iron Fist.

Her film debut was St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's ...

Upcoming Projects:

The Defenders (TV series) Underwater

33. Louis Hynes

Actor | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Louis Hynes was born on October 9, 2001 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Louis Oliver Hynes. He is an actor, known for A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017), Barbarians Rising (2016) and The Saint (2017).

Upcoming Projects:

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)

34. Jonathan Bailey

Actor | Broadchurch

Jonathan Bailey was born on April 25, 1988 in Oxfordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Broadchurch (2013), W1A (2014) and Doctor Who (2005).