UP AND COMING BRITISH ACTORS 2018by Jake279 | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
The next generation of British actors
1. 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....
Actor | Get Out
Daniel Kaluuya is an English actor and writer. He is best known for Get Out (2017) and Black Panther (2018).
He also starred in the Black Mirror episode "Fifteen Million Merits".
For his work in Get Out he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Kaluuya also had minor roles in Johnny ...
Black Panther Widows
3. Riz Ahmed
Actor | Nightcrawler
Venom The Sisters Brothers
Actress | Ready Player One
Ant-man and the Wasp Ready Player One Tomb Raider
5. 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 ...
Ready Player One Life Itself
Actress | Black Panther
Letitia Wright is a British-Guyanese actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, and the film Urban Hymn (2015).
She also starred in The Commuter (2018) and Ready Player One (2018).
In 2017 ...
Black Panther Ready Player One Avengers: Infinity War
Actor | Stranger Things
X-Men: The New Mutants
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 ...
Trial By Fire
9. Claire Foy
Actress | The Crown
Claire Foy was born on April 16, 1984 in Stockport, England as Claire Elizabeth Foy. She is an actress, known for The Crown (2016), Season of the Witch (2011) and Vampire Academy (2014). She has been married to Stephen Campbell Moore since December 2014. They have one child.
The First Man The Girl in the SPider's Web
10. Michaela Coel
Actress | Chewing Gum
Michaela was born on October 1st 1987 as Michaela Boakye-Collinson to Ghanaian parents and brought up in Tower Hamlets by her mother, a devout member of the Pentecostal church who instilled her religion into Michaela and her sister - something that she would later draw on for her play 'Chewing Gum ...
11. 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 ...
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grendelwald
12. 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 ...
Alita: Battle Angel If Beale Street Could Talk
13. Vanessa Kirby
Actress | The Crown
Born 1989, the daughter of a magazine editor and a surgeon Kirby was turned down by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and took a gap year travelling before studying English at Exeter University. She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed up to an agency and met the theatre ...
Mission Impossible 6
14. 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...
Little Woods Mama Mia: Here We Go Again
15. 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 ...
A Wrinkle in Time Cloverfield Sequel
16. Jonathan Bailey
Actor | Broadchurch
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV show) The Mercy
17. 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 ...
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18. Jessica Barden
Actress | Hanna
Jessica Barden is an English actress. She is best known for playing Alyssa in Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World, and the film The Lobster (2015).
She also had small roles in Tamara Drewe (2010), Hanna (2011) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).
In 2016 she played Justine in Penny ...
The End of the Fucking World (TV Show) Scarborough
19. Amber Rose Revah
Actress | The Punisher
Amber Rose Revah (born June 24, 1986) is an English actress of Kenyan-Indian (father) and Polish Jewish (mother) descent. Amber Rose started her film career in the award-winning LGBT cult film "I Can't Think Straight" whilst finishing her Bachelor of Arts at Brunel University.. The director then ...
The Punisher (TV series) Emerald City (TV series)
Actress | Murdered by My Boyfriend
Black Mirror (TV Series) Krypton (TV Series)
21. 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 (...
The Little Stranger
22. 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...
Mary Queen of Scots Fighting with My Family
23. Annabelle Wallis
Actress | The Mummy
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 ...
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 ...
Friday's Child The Art of Self-Defence
25. Joe Alwyn
Actor | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
The Favourite Mary Queen of Scots
26. Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson is an English actor of film and stage. He is best known for portraying Arthur Shelby in the BBC series Peaky Blinders.
Anderson began his acting career by appearing in plays written by friend Gregory Burke. His first leading role in a film was in The Firm (2009).
He also has appeared in...
27. 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).
A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)