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1. Tom Hardy Tom Hardy Actor, Inception With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the mini-series Band of Brothers...
2. Charlie Hunnam Charlie Hunnam Actor, Pacific Rim Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearances in the popular TV series Byker Grove. He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role as the love-smitten Nathan Maloney in Queer as Folk...
3. Sam Heughan Sam Heughan Actor, A Princess for Christmas
4. Theo James Theo James Actor, Divergent
5. Aaron Taylor-Johnson Aaron Taylor-Johnson Actor, Kick-Ass Aaron Perry Johnson is an English actor whose professional work includes performances on stage, television, and in feature films. He began performing at age six. He appeared in films such as Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and The Illusionist, before graduating to starring roles in films such as Nowhere Boy, in which he played John Lennon...
6. Emily Blunt Emily Blunt Actress, Looper Emily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada. She was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of a teacher/former actress mother and a barrister father, Oliver Simon Peter Blunt...
7. Karen Gillan Karen Gillan Actress, Oculus Karen was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the daughter of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy...
8. Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England, UK. His parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, are both actors. He attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting...
9. Rosamund Pike Rosamund Pike Actress, Jack Reacher Born on January 28, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund 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, and speaks fluent German and French as a result...
10. Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke Actress, The Rains of Castamere Emilia Clarke is a British actress, she 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...
11. Idris Elba Idris Elba Actor, Prometheus Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. He was born an only child and grew up in London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting...
12. Jamie Dornan Jamie Dornan Actor, Marie Antoinette
13. Natalie Dormer Natalie Dormer Actress, Rush
14. Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Actor, Schindler's List Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St Mary's Teaching College...
15. Imogen Poots Imogen Poots Actress, Need for Speed British actress Imogen Poots is the daughter of English-born Fiona 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 Upper School, all in London. When she was a teenager she began attending the Youngblood Theatre Company, and developed a love of acting...
16. Christian Bale Christian Bale Actor, The Dark Knight Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
17. Juno Temple Juno Temple Actress, The Dark Knight Rises Juno was born in England into a showbiz family. Her mother is a producer, Amanda Temple, and her father is the film director, Julien Temple. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon, during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as Juno Temple. She has English and Scottish ancestry...
18. Keira Knightley Keira Knightley Actress, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English and her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
19. Kate Beckinsale Kate Beckinsale Actress, Underworld Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale...
20. Tom Hiddleston 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 school...
21. Gemma Arterton Gemma Arterton Actress, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Gemma was born and raised in Gravesend, Kent, UK, the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry Arterton, a welder. Her parents divorced when she was age 5, and so Gemma lived with her younger sister and her mother. Her parents encouraged their children to explore their creative abilities. Gemma's sister, Hannah, liked to sing, whereas Gemma chose acting...
22. Rose Leslie Rose Leslie Actress, Honeymoon Was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, near Lickleyhead Castle, where her family has lived for more than 500 years. Rose is the middle of five children and went to the local primary school in Rayne, before she went to Millfield, a co-ed public school in England. It was at Millfield that Rose really cultivated her love for acting...
23. Jason Statham Jason Statham Actor, The Transporter Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
24. Henry Cavill 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, just off the coast of Normandy, France. His mother, Marianne, is a bank secretary also born on the island, and his father, Colin Richard Cavill, is an English-born stockbroker. He is the second youngest with four brothers...
25. Richard Armitage Richard Armitage Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love...
26. Lily Collins Lily Collins Actress, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Lily Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, to English musician Phil Collins, and an American mother, Jill Tavelman. She moved with her mother to LOs Angeles at the age of 5, when her parents split up. She performed at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts as a child but her main interest was journalism...
27. Martin Freeman Martin Freeman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
28. Jenna Coleman Jenna Coleman Actress, Captain America: The First Avenger
29. Luke Evans Luke Evans Actor, Fast & Furious 6 Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, South Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions...
30. James McAvoy James McAvoy Actor, X-Men: First Class McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy, Sr. He was raised in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his grandparents, after his father, a roofer by trade, abandoned his mother when James Jr. was 7. He went to St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, where he did well enough and started "a little school band with a couple of mates"...
31. Naomi Watts Naomi Watts Actress, King Kong Naomi Watts was born in Shoreham, England on September 28, 1968 to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her father was English and her mother Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and she began to follow her mother and her brother around England...
32. Dan Stevens Dan Stevens Actor, The Fifth Estate 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, he acted in several student drama productions...
33. James Corden James Corden Actor, Begin Again Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Corden was born in Buckinghamshire, UK. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior School, near High Wycombe. However, he admits that he had very little academic ambition and turned to acting, making his screen debut in the monochrome Shane Meadows film Twenty Four Seven...
34. Nicholas Hoult Nicholas Hoult Actor, Warm Bodies
35. Sam Claflin Sam Claflin Actor, Snow White and the Huntsman 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 local team Norwich City and he was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level and Norfolk county level...
36. Gerard Butler Gerard Butler Actor, 300 Gerard Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his youth in Canada, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by their mother...
37. Will Poulter Will Poulter Actor, We're the Millers Will Poulter is an English actor, recognized for his performances as Lee Carter in Son of Rambow, Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Kenny Rossmore in We're the Millers. Will was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Caroline (Barrah), a nurse, and Neil Poulter, a professor of cardiology. His mother was raised in an Anglo family in Kenya...
38. David Tennant David Tennant Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Alexander McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of the BBC show "Doctor Who." He was brought up in Bathgate...
39. Kaya Scodelario Kaya Scodelario Actress, Moon Kaya Scodelario was born in London, England, to a Brazilian mother, Katia (Scodelario), and an English father, Roger Humphrey. Thanks to her mother, she grew up fluent in Brazilian Portuguese as well as English. At the age of 14 Scodelario auditioned for Skins, the debut series for new channel E4 that would become known for casting real teenagers like her...
40. Colin Firth Colin Firth Actor, The King's Speech Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
41. Jessica Brown Findlay Jessica Brown Findlay Actress, Winter's Tale Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She was born in Cookham, Berkshire, to Beverley, a teacher's aid and nurse, and Christopher Brown-Findlay, who works in finance. She is of Scottish and English descent. Jessica trained with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet...
42. Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23rd, 1989 to literary agent Alan Radcliffe and casting agent Marcia Gresham. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Germany). Daniel began performing in small school productions as a young boy...
43. Jamie Blackley Jamie Blackley Actor, If I Stay
44. Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson Actor, Twilight Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano. When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company...
45. Naomie Harris Naomie Harris Actress, Skyfall British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Jamaica and her mother is from Trinidad. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects...
46. Tom Riley Tom Riley Actor, I Want Candy
47. Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Actor, Gladiator Tommy Flanagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. While growing up, Tommy made his living as a DJ for the local dance clubs. In his early twenties, he became a member of Robert Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', and 'MacBeth'...
48. Daniel Craig Daniel Craig Actor, Skyfall Daniel Craig, one of British theatre's most famous faces who was waiting tables as a struggling teenage actor with the NYT, went on to star as "James Bond" in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, at 41 Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire...
49. Sophie Turner Sophie Turner Actress, Blackwater Sophie Turner was born in Northampton in England and grew up in Warwick. She attended Kings High School there and was a member of a local theatre group from a young age. Her breakthrough role was as Sansa Stark in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones.
50. Kate Winslet Kate Winslet Actress, Titanic Ask Kate Winslet what she liked about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume; that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
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