Young British Actors (30 and Under)

by AnnieChiles | created - 04 Mar 2013 | updated - 24 Aug 2020 | Public

1. Tom Holland

Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and ...

2. 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 ...

3. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

4. Saoirse Ronan

Actress | Hanna

Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Saoirse grew up in Dublin and briefly in Co. Carlow before moving back to Dublin ...

(Raised in Ireland)

5. 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 ...

6. Georgie Henley

Actress | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage ...

7. Bill Milner

Actor | Son of Rambow

Bill Milner was born on March 4, 1995 in Surrey, England as William Henry Milner. He is an actor and producer, known for Son of Rambow (2007), Anthropoid (2016) and Is Anybody There? (2008).

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. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to British parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

(Raised in England)

10. Samantha Barks

Actress | Les Misérables

Samantha Barks was born in Laxey, Isle of Man (British Isles) in 1990. She is a British actress best known for the role of Éponine in Les Misérables. In 2008, Samantha competed in I'd Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End ...

11. Skandar Keynes

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince ...

11. Daniel Huttlestone

Actor | Les Misérables

Daniel Richard Huttlestone was born in Havering, London, England, to Linda and Mark Huttlestone, a company managing director. He started his stage career from the age of 9 landing the role of 'Nipper' in the 2009 production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, performing on the opening night...

12. Freddie Highmore

Actor | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Freddie Highmore is an English actor who came to prominence for his roles in Five Children and It (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

He was born Alfred Thomas Highmore in Camden Town, London, England, to Sue (Latimer), a talent agent, and Edward Thomas ...

13. Sophie Cookson

Actress | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Sophie Cookson (born 15 May 1990) is an English film and television actress. She played Grace Mohune in the 2013 TV film of Moonfleet (2013). In 2013, she was cast to play the female lead in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and she also co-starred with Adrien Brody in Lee Tamahori's historical ...

14. Kathryn Prescott

Actress | Skins

Kathryn Prescott (born 4 June 1991 in London, England) is an English actress best known for her role as Emily Fitch in the double BAFTA-winning teen drama Skins (2007). Prescott was born in Palmers Green, London, and is six minutes older than her twin sister Megan Prescott. Prior to professional ...

15. 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 ...

16. Will Poulter

Actor | We're the Millers

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 (...

17. Sophie Turner

Actress | Game of Thrones

Sophie Belinda Jonas (née Turner; born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-2019), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, ...

18. Charlie Rowe

Actor | Rocketman

Charlie Rowe was born on April 23, 1996 in Islington, London, England as Charlie John Rowe. He is an actor, known for Rocketman (2019), Vanity Fair (2018) and Red Band Society (2014).

19. Laurence Belcher

Actor | X: First Class

Laurence Belcher was born on December 27, 1995 in Surrey, England as Laurence Joseph Belcher. He is an actor, known for X-Men: First Class (2011), Diana (2013) and The Shadow Within (2007).

20. Guy Potter

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Guy Potter was born on April 25, 1992 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as Guy William Grahame Potter. He is an actor and director, known for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and Endeavour (2012).

21. Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Actor | Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Thomas Brodie-Sangster was born on May 16, 1990 in London, England as Thomas Brodie Sangster. He is an actor and producer, known for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Maze Runner (2014) and Love Actually (2003).

22. Jeremy Irvine

Actor | War Horse

Jeremy Irvine is an English stage and screen actor. He was born Jeremy William Fredric Smith in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, England. He attended one year of drama school at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before catching Hollywood's eye starring in Steven Spielberg's 2011 epic war film ...

23. Eugene Simon

Actor | Game of Thrones

Eugene Simon is a British actor born in London on the 11th June 1992. His series regular role as Lancel Lannister on HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has been running for six seasons, formerly alongside his lead role in Nickelodeon's 'House of Anubis' for three seasons.

Eugene joined child agency Abacus at ...

24. Gregg Sulkin

Actor | Runaways

Gregg Sulkin is an actor/producer who was born in London, England. He most recently starred as Chase Stein in the Marvel/Hulu series "Marvel's Runaways".

Sulkin is represented by Danielle Del (D2 Management).

He boasts an impressive eight million followers across on his social media platforms.

Mr. ...

25. Naomi Scott

Actress | Aladdin

Naomi Scott is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. She stars as "Jasmine" in Disney's blockbuster live action remake Aladdin (2019), alongside Mena Massoud and Will Smith, directed by Guy Ritchie. Disney released the film in May 2019, and it became one of the biggest films of the year.

...

26. Daisy Ridley

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She is best known for her breakthrough role as "Rey" in the 2015 film, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Daisy was born in Westminster, London, on April 10, 1992. She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley. Her ...

27. Mia Goth

Actress | Suspiria

Mia Gypsy Mello da Silva Goth was born November 30, 1993 in Southwark, London, England, UK in Southwark, London, England to a Brazilian mother and a Canadian father. Goth moved to Brazil when she was a few weeks old and returned to Britain when she was five. She later briefly relocated to her ...

28. George MacKay

Actor | 1917

George MacKay was born 13 March, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Kim Baker, a British costume designer, and Paul Christopher MacKay, an Australian stage/lighting manager, from Adelaide. One of his grandmothers is from Cork, Ireland.

At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a ...

29. Bonnie Wright

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on February 17, 1991 to jewelers Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. Her debut performance was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Ron Weasley's little sister Ginny Weasley. Bonnie tried out for the film due to her older brother Lewis mentioning she ...

30. Bel Powley

Actress | The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Bel Powley was born on March 7, 1992 in London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), The King of Staten Island (2020) and A Royal Night Out (2015).

31. Ella Balinska

Actress | Charlie's Angels

Actress Ella Balinska, known for her leading roles in Charlie's Angels (2019), Run Sweetheart Run (2020) and Resident Evil, was born in London, UK and lives in Los Angeles, USA. Balinska trained and graduated at the Guildford School of Acting with honors, and acquired her combat skills at the ...

32. Dakota Blue Richards

Actress | The Golden Compass

Dakota Blue Richards, was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in South Kensington, London but grew up in Brighton with her mother. She is of Prussian heritage on her Grandmother's side, and Irish on her father's. The name Dakota Blue was inspired by her mother's time spent with Native ...

33. Suki Waterhouse

Actress | The Bad Batch

Alice Suki Waterhouse (born 5 January 1992) is an English actress, model and entrepreneur.

She was born in Hammersmith, London and was raised in Chiswick, London, the daughter of Elizabeth, a cancer care nurse, and Norman Waterhouse, a plastic surgeon. She has a brother named Charlie, and two ...

34. Toby Regbo

Actor | Mr. Nobody

Toby Regbo was born in 1991 in Hammersmith, London, England as Toby Finn Regbo. He is an actor, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), Treasure Island (2012) and One Day (2011). He is best known for his role as Prince Francis on the CW's hit TV show Reign (2013).

35. Alex Roe

Actor | The 5th Wave

Alex Roe was born in June 1990 in Westminster, London, England as Alexander Michael Roe-Brown. He is an actor, known for The 5th Wave (2016), Hot Summer Nights (2017) and Forever My Girl (2018).

36. Rose Williams

Actress | Curfew

Rose Williams was born on February 18, 1994 in Ealing, London, England. She is known for her work on Curfew (2019), A Quiet Passion (2016) and Sanditon (2019).

37. 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 ...

38. Maisie Richardson-Sellers

Actress | The Kissing Booth 2

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is an English actress. She is known for her role as Amaya Jiwe / Charlie on the series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, as well as Rebekah Mikaelson / Eva Sinclair on The CW series The Originals, and also as her starring role as King Saul of Israel's daughter Michal in the ABC ...

39. Eleanor Tomlinson

Actress | The Illusionist

Eleanor May Tomlinson was born on the 19th of May 1992 on London, Greater London, England. She moved to Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, as a small child, and attended Beverley High School as a teenager.

She is an English actress who was best known for her TV roles as Isabelle in Jack ...

40. 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 ...

41. Jessica Henwick

Actress | The Matrix Resurrections

Jessica Yu Li Henwick is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Colleen Wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her debut in the Netflix television series Iron...

42. Jack Gleeson

Actor | Game of Thrones

Jack Gleeson was born on May 20, 1992 in Cork, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Batman Begins (2005) and A Shine of Rainbows (2009).

43. Jack Reynor

Actor | Glassland

Jack Reynor is an award-winning Irish actor who co-starred opposite Florence Pugh in A24's breakout summer 2019 hit, MIDSOMMAR, directed by Ari Aster. Most recently, he was seen in Anthony and Joe Russo's American crime drama film, CHERRY, opposite Tom Holland.

The multi-hyphenate talent wrote and ...



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