Favourite British Actors

by AlwaysDreamingx | created - 05 May 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

2. Tom Hiddleston

Actor | The Avengers

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...

3. Kit Harington

Actor | Game of Thrones

Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...

4. Clive Standen

Actor | Vikings

Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born on a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late ...

5. Henry Cavill

Actor | Man of Steel

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...

6. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

7. Charlie Cox

Actor | Daredevil

Charlie Thomas Cox was born in London, England, to Patricia C. A. (Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, a publisher. He has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and descends from several prominent forebears (Baronets of Agnew and Carnegie, an Earl of Findlater, and a Colonial Governor of ...

8. Tom Payne

Actor | The Walking Dead

Thomas Payne (born 21 December 1982) is an English actor. He is known for appearing on AMC's The Walking Dead as Paul "Jesus" Rovia (2016-2018).

Payne was born in Chelmsford, Essex, and grew up in Bath, Somerset, where he attended King Edward's School and was a prolific contributor to the school's ...

9. Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Actor | Kick-Ass

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor.

He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas (2002). Aaron is of ...

10. 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...

11. Ben Barnes

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa while his father is English.

Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's ...

12. Theo James

Actor | Divergent

Theo James was born on December 16, 1984 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom as Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis. He is an actor, known for his role as Tobias "Four" Eaton in the films Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). He is also known for his roles as ...

13. Matthew McNulty

Actor | The Terror

Matthew McNulty was born on December 14, 1982 in Manchester, England as Michael Anthony McNulty. He is an actor, known for The Terror (2018), Room at the Top (2012) and Jamaica Inn (2014). He is married to Katie. They have three children.

14. Matt Stokoe

Actor | Cursed

Matt Stokoe was born on January 13, 1989 in Durham, Co. Durham, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Cursed (2020), Bodyguard (2018) and Jamestown (2017).

15. Lucien Laviscount

Actor | The Bye Bye Man

Lucien Laviscount was born on June 9, 1992 in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England as Lucien Leon Laviscount. He is an actor, known for The Bye Bye Man (2017), Supernatural (2005) and Scream Queens (2015).

16. Sam Claflin

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...

17. Eddie Redmayne

Actor | Les Misérables

British actor Eddie Redmayne is the first Generation X male to have won an acting Oscar (for The Theory of Everything (2014)).

Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, a businessman. His great-grandfather ...

18. Luke Pasqualino

Actor | Snowpiercer

Luke Pasqualino was born on February 19, 1990, in Peterborough, England, as Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino. His parents are both of Italian descent, from Sicily and Naples. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012), Snowpiercer (2013), and The Apparition (2012). He attended...

19. Harry Lloyd

Actor | The Theory of Everything

Harry Lloyd was born on November 17, 1983 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Theory of Everything (2014), The Iron Lady (2011) and Jane Eyre (2011).

20. Douglas Booth

Actor | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien (De Cala), an artist, and Simon Booth, who works in shipping for Citigroup. He has appeared on English television as (Christopher and His Kind (2011), Great Expectations (2011)), starred in the film Romeo &...

21. Elyes Gabel

Actor | World War Z

Elyes Gabel was born on May 8, 1983 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for World War Z (2013), A Most Violent Year (2014) and Scorpion (2014).

22. Iddo Goldberg

Actor | Peaky Blinders

Iddo Goldberg was born on August 5, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and producer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and Salem (2014). He has been married to Ashley Madekwe since June 17, 2012.

23. Bradley James

Actor | Underworld: Blood Wars

British-American actor, Bradley James, won his first role on the BBC pilot Dis/Connected. Show creators were so impressed with his work that they would go on to cast him as the young King Arthur in the hit show Merlin (2008) which aired on BBC & NBC. Of the eventual cast, James was the only cast ...

24. Marc Warren

Actor | Wanted

Marc Warren was born on March 20, 1967 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. He is an actor, known for Wanted (2008), Green Street Hooligans (2005) and Band of Brothers (2001).

25. Gideon Emery

Actor | Teen Wolf

An award-winning actor best known for his role as the eloquent Deucalion on 3 seasons of cult hit Teen Wolf (2011) and his namesake Gideon in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014), Emery was raised in both England and South Africa. While a student, he was discovered by lauded stage actor Bill Flynn...

26. 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, ...

28. Kieran Bew

Actor | Warrior

Kieran Bew was born on August 18, 1980 in Hartlepool, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Warrior (2019), Liar (2017) and Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016).

29. Luke Roberts

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Luke Roberts trained at L.A.M.D.A. in London, graduating in 2000. Prior to that he earned a degree in American Studies from the University of Wales, Swansea and UMASS, Amherst. While the only actor in the family, Luke comes from an artistic background. His sister teaches art at a number of ...

30. Freddie Stroma

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Freddie Stroma was born on January 8, 1987 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010). He has been married to Johanna Braddy since December 30, 2016.

31. Finn Cole

Actor | Slaughterhouse Rulez

Finn Cole is an actor, known for Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Animal Kingdom (2016).

32. Ben Robson

Actor | Vikings

Ben was born in Newcastle, England. He went to school at Newlands Preparatory in Newcastle, before then attending Stowe, located in Buckinghamshire. Ben attended the University of West of England and graduated with business honours, before moving to Los Angeles to study at the Stella Adler Academy....

33. Richard Madden

Actor | Game of Thrones

Richard Madden, born 18 June 1986, is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and Prince Kit in Disney's "Cinderella." Starring as David Budd in the BBC miniseries "Bodyguard" has also brought him more international ...

34. Richard Rankin

Actor | Outlander

Richard was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, on 4 January 1983, his birth name actually being Richard Harris. It was changed to Rankin, his mother's maiden name, to avoid any confusion with the famous Irish actor. Initially wanting to be an IT professional, he was inspired by a trip to Los Angeles at ...

35. Andrew Koji

Stunts | Furious 6

Andrew Koji is a British Actor of mixed Japanese, English heritage. He grew up in Epsom, Surrey He is known for his TV roles in 'The Wrong Mans', 'Call the Midwife', 'The Innocents' and the upcoming action crime series by HBO/Cinemax 'Warrior' written by Banshee creator Jonathan Tropper He also ...

36. Jason Tobin

Actor | Warrior

Jason Tobin was born in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for Warrior (2019), Jasmine (2015) and Better Luck Tomorrow (2002).



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