UP AND COMING BRITISH ACTORS 2018

by Jake279 | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 1 month 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....

Upcoming Projects:

Aladdin

2. Daniel Kaluuya

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 ...

Upcoming projects:

Black Panther Widows

3. Riz Ahmed

Actor | Nightcrawler

Riz Ahmed was born on December 1, 1982 in Wembley, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Nightcrawler (2014), Rogue One (2016) and Four Lions (2010).

Upcoming Projects:

Venom The Sisters Brothers

4. Hannah John-Kamen

Actress | Ready Player One

Hannah John-Kamen is an actress, known for Ready Player One (2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Black Mirror (2011).

Upcoming Projects:

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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Ready Player One Life Itself

6. Letitia Wright

Actress | Black Panther

Letitia Wright is a British-Guyanese actress. She is known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and for the film Urban Hymn (2015). She has also starred in The Commuter (2018) and Ready Player One...

Upcoming Projects:

Black Panther Ready Player One Avengers: Infinity War

7. Charlie Heaton

Actor | Stranger Things

Charlie Heaton was born on February 6, 1994 in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Stranger Things (2016), The New Mutants (2019) and Shut In (2016).

Upcoming Projects:

X-Men: The New Mutants

8. Lashana Lynch

Actress | Brotherhood

Lashana Lynch is an actress, known for Brotherhood (2016) and Fast Girls (2012).

Upcoming Projects:

Captain Marvel

9. Jack O'Connell

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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Trial By Fire

10. 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 Breathe (2017). She has been married to Stephen Campbell Moore since December 2014. They have one child.

Upcoming Projects:

The First Man The Girl in the SPider's Web

11. 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 ...

12. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grendelwald

13. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Alita: Battle Angel If Beale Street Could Talk

14. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Mission Impossible 6

15. 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...

Upcoming Projects:

Little Woods Mama Mia: Here We Go Again

16. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

A Wrinkle in Time Cloverfield Sequel

17. Jonathan Bailey

Actor | Broadchurch

Jonathan Bailey was born on April 25, 1988 in Oxfordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Broadchurch (2013), W1A (2014) and Doctor Who (2005).

Upcoming Projects:

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV show) The Mercy

18. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

The True History of the Kelly Gang Ophelia

19. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

The End of the Fucking World (TV Show) Scarborough

20. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

The Punisher (TV series) Emerald City (TV series)

21. Georgina Campbell

Actress | Murdered by My Boyfriend

Georgina Campbell is an actress, known for Murdered by My Boyfriend (2014), Black Mirror (2011) and Broadchurch (2013).

Upcoming Projects:

Black Mirror (TV Series) Krypton (TV Series)

22. 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 (...

Upcoming Projects:

The Little Stranger

23. 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...

Upcoming Projects:

Mary Queen of Scots Fighting with My Family

24. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Tag

25. 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 ...

Upcoming Projects:

Friday's Child The Art of Self-Defence

26. Joe Alwyn

Actor | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Joe Alwyn was born on February 21, 1991 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016), Mary Queen of Scots (2018) and The Favourite (2018).

Upcoming Projects:

The Favourite Mary Queen of Scots

27. Paul Anderson

Actor | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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...

Upcoming Projects:

Robin Hood

28. 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).

Upcoming Projects:

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)

29. Noah Jupe

Actor | A Quiet Place

Noah Jupe was born on February 25, 2005 in London as Noah Casford Jupe. He is an actor, known for A Quiet Place (2018), Wonder (2017) and The Titan (2018).

30. Clare-Hope Ashitey

Actress | Children of Men

Clare-Hope Ashitey was born on February 12, 1987 in Enfield, Middlesex, England as Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey. She is an actress, known for Children of Men (2006), Beyond the Gates (2005) and Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013).