Favorite Brits

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1. Mark Umbers

Actor | A Good Woman

Mark Umbers is a British actor originally from North Yorkshire, in England. After attending schools in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, in 1995 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin, Greek and Philosophy by Oxford University. Umbers began his acting career in 1997 with BBC ...

2. Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Actor | Faster

Oliver Jackson-Cohen was born on October 24, 1986 in London, England as Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen. He is an actor, known for Faster (2010), Going the Distance (2010) and The Secret River (2015).

3. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

4. 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. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...

5. Eddie Redmayne

Actor | Les Misérables

British actor Eddie Redmayne is the first Generation X male to have won an acting Oscar (for The Theory of Everything (2014)).

Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, a businessman. His great-grandfather ...

6. Nicholas Hoult

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England to parents Glenis and Roger Hoult. His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle. He attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, a school for performing arts, to start acting as a career.

Hoult has been ...

7. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

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...

8. Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Actor | Kick-Ass

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor.

He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas (2002). Aaron is of ...

9. Tom Bateman

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Tom was born in 1989, to two teachers, one of fourteen children and has a twin brother. Brought up in Jericho in Oxford he attended Cherwell School before joining the National Youth Theatre and enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Leverhulme ...

10. Fionn Whitehead

Actor | Dunkirk

From a family of Londoners, Fionn Whitehead was born and raised in Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey (South west of England and also one of the home counties bordering Greater London). He is the son of Tim and Linda Whitehead, and has two sisters, Maisie and Hattie, and a younger brother, Sonny. Maisie,...

11. Laurence Fox

Actor | The Hole

RADA-trained Laurence Fox is the third son of the actor James Fox and his wife Mary. He is a rising British actor who has appeared in several important films, plays, and television programs.

He comes from a theatrical family and promises to have an illustrious career ahead of him.

12. Gwilym Lee

Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody

Gwilym Lee was born on November 24, 1983 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Fresh Meat (2011) and The Tourist (2010).

13. Matthew Rhys

Actor | The Americans

Matthew Rhys was born on November 8, 1974 in Cardiff, Wales as Matthew Rhys Evans. He is an actor and director, known for The Americans (2013), Burnt (2015) and The Post (2017).

14. Jack Davenport

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Jack Davenport was born in 1973 and is the son of actors Maria Aitken and Nigel Davenport. He studied Literature and Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. His first break happened after he wrote to John Cleese to ask to be a runner on Fierce Creatures (1997) where he ended up playing a zoo...

15. Jack Farthing

Actor | Poldark

Jack was born in 1985 and grew up in his native London, attending Westminster School and the Hall School, Hampstead, where he got into acting . From Oxford University he went to study acting at LAMDA but left when he was spotted and cast as Benvolio at the Globe Theatre, taking part in other ...

16. Brendan Patricks

Actor | Downton Abbey

Brendan Patricks is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Traitors (2019) and Gentleman Jack (2019).

17. James Norton

Actor | Happy Valley

James Norton was born in 1985 to two teachers and has a younger sister who is a doctor. Growing up in North Yorkshire he espoused acting at a very early age - playing Joseph in his primary school nativity play aged five - and, after leaving Ampleforth College he did work experience at the Stephen ...

18. Callum Turner

Actor | War & Peace

Callum was born in London and grew up on a Chelsea estate - he is a huge Chelsea football fan - where, he claimed in a 2014 interview, "I learned more from films than I did through life itself." Six foot two tall, he decided to go into acting at age eighteen taking some courses and working as a ...

19. Kevin Guthrie

Actor | Dunkirk

Born in Neilston, East Renfewshire, Scotland, Kevin attended PACE Theatre Company as a youngster and decided at a relatively young age to try Acting. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

In 2013 Kevin was cast in the lead role as Ally in Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine on Leith. In ...

20. Josh O'Connor

Actor | God's Own Country

Josh is a British actor, originally from Cheltenham, England. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has already notched up some excellent TV, movie and stage performances in both comic and dramatic parts.

21. Terence Corrigan

Actor | Midsomer Murders

Terence Corrigan was born on August 8, 1978 in Ireland as Terence Dominic Corrigan. He is known for his work on Midsomer Murders (1997), The Bill (1984) and Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001).

22. Ed Speleers

Actor | Downton Abbey

Ed Speleers was born on April 7, 1988 in Chichester, England as Edward John Speleers. He is an actor and producer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Outlander (2014) and Wolf Hall (2015).

23. Michael Fox

Actor | Downton Abbey

Michael Fox was born as Michael C. Fox. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Dunkirk (2017) and Good People (2014).

24. Hugh Dancy

Actor | Hannibal

Talented British actor Hugh Dancy is one of the UK's most up-and-coming talents.

Hugh Michael Horace Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, to Sarah Ann (Birley), who works in academic publishing, and Jonathan Peter Dancy, a philosophy professor and writer. He has a brother, Jack ...



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