The Five Actresses Who Are Heading To A-List Stardom

by lynskeyium | created - 13 Feb 2011 | updated - 13 Feb 2011 | Public

These are the actresses who are going to be as big as Keira Knightley & Kate Winslet in the next eighteen months.

1. 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 ...

Heading this group is Miss Poots. Having cut her movie teeth on films like '28 Weeks Later', 'Cracks' & 'Chatroom', Imogen is ready to spring into leading lady territory with 'Jane Eyre' & 'Relative Desire'.

2. Holliday Grainger

Actress | Cinderella

Holliday Grainger was born on March 27, 1988 in Didsbury, Manchester, England as Holliday Clark Grainger. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), My Cousin Rachel (2017) and The Finest Hours (2016).

Since the age of six, supporting and guest appearance-type roles have formed the majority of Miss Grainger's lengthy acting CV. After her cinema debut in 'Awaydays' and her first starring role in a movie, namely 'The Scouting Book For Boys', she is going to head to the global movie scene with 'Bel Ami' & 'Jane Eyre', as well as becoming a household name with her portrayal of Lucrezia Borgia.

3. 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 ...

Prior to her eighteen month stint on 'Coronation Street', Miss Barden appeared in the Catherine Tate film comedy 'Mrs Radcliffe's Revolution'. When she walked along the cobbles for the final time, she went back into cinema, stealing scenes from Gemma Arterton as Jody, who was obssessed with a rock drummer, in 'Tamara Drewe'. Next to be seen in 'Hanna', 'The Dark Half' is going to be her ticket towards becoming a leading lady in future films.

4. Andrea Riseborough

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Andrea Riseborough was born on November 20, 1981 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England as Andrea Louise Riseborough. She is an actress and producer, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Oblivion (2013) and W.E. (2011).

There is something refreshing in an actress who can invest emotion into characters that are so despised. On TV, Miss Riseborough proved this by portraying Margaret Thatcher, the scourge of the North West, in her younger years. Following on from Mike Leigh's 'Happy-Go-Lucky', 'Made In Dagenham', and 'Never Let Me Go', she has set herself on a road to big league stardom wih 'Brighton Rock' & 'W.E.'.

5. 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 ...

Grabbing male viewers with her first star turn on TV as Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey' led to her getting the female lead in Ricky Gervais' coming of age story set in the 1970s, 'Cemetery Junction'. She is about to come into her own as major movie starlet with British romcom 'Chalet Girl'.