European Actors !

by malina007 | created - 24 Mar 2013 | updated - 10 Dec 2014 | Public

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1. Zachary Baharov

Actor | Game of Thrones

Zachary Baharov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He studied acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. He is acting on stage with the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov" Company since 2003. Notable theatrical performances include King Lear (2006), Don Juan (2007), and The Cherry Orchard (2009).

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2. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Actor | Match Point

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family...

3. Ivo Arakov

Actor | Familiata

Ivo Arakov was born on September 27, 1988 in Varna, Bulgaria. He is an actor, known for Familiata (2013), Kecove (2011) and Soldiers (2010).

4. 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 &...

5. 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 ...

6. Álex González

Actor | X: First Class

Álex González was born on August 13, 1980 in Madrid, Spain as Augusto Alejandro José González. He is an actor, known for X: First Class (2011), Alacrán enamorado (2013) and The Good Boy (2005).

7. Theo James

Actor | Divergent

Theo James was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom to Jane (née Martin) and Philip Taptiklis. He is the youngest of five children, having two older brothers and two older sisters. He is of one quarter Greek descent, with the rest of his ancestry being English and Scottish.

He ...

8. Mario Casas

Actor | Tres metros sobre el cielo

Mario Casas was born on June 12, 1986 in A Coruña, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Mario Casas Sierra. He is an actor, known for Three Steps Above Heaven (2010), Witching and Bitching (2013) and Grupo 7 (2012).

9. Ben Barnes

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa while his father is English.

Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's ...

10. Joseph Morgan

Actor | The Originals

Actor Joseph Morgan was born in London, England but grew up in Swansea, Wales. He was educated at Morriston Comprehensive School. After school he attained a BTEC in Performing Arts at Gorseinon College, Swansea and followed this by moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and ...

11. Julian Morris

Actor | Hand of God

Julian Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London. After training under Scher, he went on to spend three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which he merits as being a major influence on his craft.

He has played popular characters in several of the most successful shows of the ...

12. Alberto Ammann

Actor | Celda 211

In 2009, Alberto Ammann went from being an unknown drama student to becoming one of Spain's best known actors with just one movie. The previous year, Ammann joined the ranks of Penelope Cruz, Jordi Molla and Elena Anaya when he won a coveted spot on the list of Caras Nuevas, a discovery initiative ...

13. Unax Ugalde

Actor | La buena nueva

Unax Ugalde was born on November 27, 1978 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, País Vasco, Spain as Unax Ugalde Gutiérrez. He is an actor, known for La buena nueva (2008), Che: Part One (2008) and Bon appétit (2010).

14. Martiño Rivas

Actor | Las chicas del cable

Martiño Rivas was born on January 10, 1985 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Martiño Rivas López. He is an actor, known for Las chicas del cable (2017), Los girasoles ciegos (2008) and El internado (2007).

15. Alexander Sano

Actor | Pod prikritie

Alexander Sano was born on May 2, 1977 in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria as Alexander Alexeev Nikolov. He is an actor, known for Pod prikritie (2005), Tilt (2011) and Karbala (2015). He has been married to Nely Sano since August 30, 2014. They have two children.

16. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...

17. Jason Statham

Actor | Crank

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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. Alex Pettyfer

Actor | I Am Number Four

Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property ...

20. Colin Farrell

Actor | The Lobster

Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history.

Farrell ...

21. Gerard Butler

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...

22. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. Hugo Silva

Actor | El cuerpo

Hugo Silva was born on May 10, 1977 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Rafael Hugo Fernández Silva. He is an actor, known for The Body (2012), El ministerio del tiempo (2015) and Los hombres de Paco (2005).

25. Rubén Cortada

Actor | Lo que escondían sus ojos

Rubén Cortada was born on October 6, 1984 in La Habana, Cuba. He is an actor and producer, known for Lo que escondían sus ojos (2016), Olmos y Robles (2015) and El signo de Caronte (2016).

26. Kit Harington

Actor | Game of Thrones

Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...

27. Kiril Efremov

Actor | The Black Dahlia

Kiril Efremov was born on July 7, 1975 in Bulgaria. He is an actor, known for The Black Dahlia (2006), The Russian Specialist (2005) and Assassin's Bullet (2012).

28. Deyan Donkov

Actor | Hitman

Deyan Donkov was born and raised in Vidin, Bulgaria. He graduated National Academy for Theater and Film Arts - Bulgaria in 1997. He works in the theater but also acts in movies. His first role in movie was in Dunav most (1999) as a barman. He acts in many Bulgarian movies and makes very good ...

29. Dimo Alexiev

Actor | The Expendables 2

Dimo Alexiev was born on July 29, 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is an actor, known for The Expendables 2 (2012), Survivor (2015) and The Legend of Hercules (2014).

30. Hristo Shopov

Actor | The Passion of the Christ

Hristo Shopov was born on January 4, 1964 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is known for his work on The Passion of the Christ (2004), Love.net (2011) and Double Identity (2009).

31. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

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 (1989).

He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role ...

32. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of 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...

33. Olivier Martinez

Actor | Unfaithful

Olivier Martinez comes from a working-class family, raised in the Paris suburbs. He left school at an early age, holding various pick-up jobs such as salesman for jeans. Friends urged him to try acting, and at age 23 he enrolled in the International Conservatory of Paris. After several television ...

34. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on ...

35. Joseph Fiennes

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a...

36. Jude Law

Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...

37. Kevin McKidd

Actor | Dog Soldiers

Kevin McKidd was born and raised in Elgin, Scotland, the son of Kathleen, a secretary, and Neil McKidd, a plumber. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre, before going on to study Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. While at the university, Kevin became involved with Bedlam Theatre, the...

38. Max Ryan

Actor | Sex and the City 2

Max Ryan is a British actor with English, Irish and Polish origins. Ryan's mother was originally a croupier and with his father became fine arts dealer who traveled across Europe and America for several years. During this time he and his elder brother were born though the family eventually settled ...

39. Mark Strong

Actor | The Imitation Game

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.

Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...

40. Orlando Bloom

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

41. Vincent Cassel

Actor | Black Swan

Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine (1995), the young actor, ...

42. Jo Weil

Actor | The Toymaker

Jo was born August 29, 1977 in Frankfurt, Germany. As soon as he realized that acting was his future, he enrolled in drama workshops and classes in order to prepare for his future in theatre and television.

Throughout 1998 through 2006, Jo studied in play workshops, Arturo Drama School and enrolled ...

43. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...

44. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

45. Maxi Iglesias

Actor | Dueños del Paraíso

Maxi Iglesias was born on February 9, 1991 in Madrid, Spain as Maximiliano Teodoro Iglesias Acevedo. He is an actor, known for Dueños del Paraíso (2015), Física o química (2008) and Velvet (2013).

46. Colin O'Donoghue

Actor | The Rite

O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris, France, for a month to learn the French language. Colin's early career was mainly ...