Young British Hollywood Takeover 2012

by jackryder77 | created - 07 Feb 2012 | updated - 29 Aug 2012 | Public

Great Young (under 30) British Talent taking the US by storm... Starring in a TV series or Film right now or/and about to be released or start airing. As I was compiling this list I realized they are also all very attractive young things, I will be adding to the list throughout the year. Give suggestions and I will add them.

1. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

2. 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 ...

3. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model and as a movie actress. She has appeared in five Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2006 through 2010 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in November 2009. She has appeared on the cover of ...

4. Ashley Madekwe

Actress | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Ashley Madekwe (born 6 December 1983) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as call girl Bambi in the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge and the witch Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.

Madekwe was born in South ...

5. Josh Bowman

Actor | Revenge

Josh Bowman was born on March 4, 1988 in Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England as Joshua Tobias Bowman. He is an actor and director, known for Revenge (2011), So Undercover (2012) and Eve (2019). He has been married to Emily VanCamp since December 15, 2018.

6. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Oxfordshire, England. Her father was 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. Aml Ameen

Actor | Yardie

Aml Ameen is a British actor in film, theatre and television. Hailing from North London, the son of Caribbean parents, Aml burst onto UK cinema screens with his standout performance as "Trife" in the cult classic, feature indie film, Kidulthood. His performance earned him a nomination for 'Best ...

9. Hannah Ware

Actress | Hitman: Agent 47

Hannah Ware was born as Hannah Rose Ware. She is an actress, known for Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Oldboy (2013) and Cop Out (2010). She was previously married to Jesse Jenkins.

10. 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 &...

11. Lucy Griffiths

Actress | Winter's Tale

Lucy Griffiths (10 October 1986) is an English actress and was born in Brighton, England. Griffiths was educated at Roedean School, Windlesham House School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean College. She is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre. She first appeared on ...

12. Giles Matthey

Actor | Jobs

Giles Matthey is an actor, known for Jobs (2013), Ford v Ferrari (2019) and 24: Live Another Day (2014).

13. Ruth Negga

Actress | Loving

Ruth Negga was born on January 7, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress and producer, known for Loving (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Breakfast on Pluto (2005).

14. Toby Hemingway

Actor | The Covenant

Toby Hemingway was born on May 28, 1983 in Brighton, England as Toby Michael C.A. Hemingway. He is an actor, known for The Covenant (2006), Black Swan (2010) and In Time (2011).

15. Tamsin Egerton

Actress | Grimsby

Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied. She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modeling shoots. After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs, Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university. She had a ...

16. 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 ...

17. John Boyega

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - 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 ...

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 ...

19. Gabrielle Ryan

Actress | The Detour

Gabrielle Ryan is an actress and producer, known for The Detour (2016), The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015) and Demons Never Die (2011).

20. Ricky Whittle

Actor | Austenland

Ricky was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was in the Royal Air Force which meant travelling the world to different bases. Ricky was scouted to play as a professional footballer for Arsenal and Celtic football clubs but this was thwarted by injury and instead he went to Southampton University...

21. Nathalie Emmanuel

Actress | Furious Seven

Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011) and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015).

Nathalie was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, to a father of Saint Lucian and English descent and a mother of Dominican origin. Nathalie ...

22. Shanika Warren-Markland

Actress | 4.3.2.1.

Shanika Warren-Markland is an actress, known for 4.3.2.1. (2010), Fedz (2013) and Victim (2011).

23. Sasha Jackson

Actress | Rich Boy, Rich Girl

British actress Sasha Jackson is primarily based in Atlanta and travels worldwide for work commitments. Sasha has an EB1 Green Card in recognition of her talent and body of work. Sasha has trained with some of LA's most respected and renowned acting coaches, among them: Ivana Chubbuck (as a ...

24. Kaya Scodelario

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kaya Rose Scodelario was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to Katia (Scodelario) and Roger Humphrey. Her father was English and her mother is Brazilian, of Italian and Portuguese descent. Her surname comes from her mother's Italian grandfather. Thanks to her mother, Kaya grew up fluent in ...

25. Juno Temple

Actress | Atonement

Juno Violet Temple was born in London, England, into a showbiz family, the daughter of producer Amanda Temple and 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 ...



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