UP AND COMING BRITISH ACTORS 2017by 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 ...
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2. Daisy Ridley
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 ...
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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, ...
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4. Riz Ahmed
Actor | Nightcrawler
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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....
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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 ...
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7. John Boyega
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 ...
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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 ...
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).
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Actress | Ready Player One
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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 ...
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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 ...
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13. Daniel Kaluuya
Actor | Get Out
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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...
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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 ...
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16. Charlie Heaton
Actor | Stranger Things
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17. Letitia Wright
Actress | Black Panther
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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 ...
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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...
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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. ...
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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 ...
31. Joe Alwyn
Actor | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
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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 ...
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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).
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