Young British Actors with Talent

These actors have the potential to become great names
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Richard Madden
Actor, Cinderella
Richard Madden born 18 June 1986 is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella. Madden was born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where he was brought up, with older and younger sisters...
 
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Sam Claflin
English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level and Norfolk county level...
 
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Ben Whishaw
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (father) and English (mother) descent...
 
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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 graduated...
 
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Will Poulter
Will Poulter is an English actor, recognized for his performances as Lee Carter in Son of Rambow, Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Kenny Rossmore in We're the Millers. Will was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Caroline (Barrah), a nurse, and Neil Poulter, a professor of cardiology. His mother was raised in an Anglo family in Kenya...
 
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Alex Pettyfer
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 developer, Michael Ireland. James is a junior tennis player...
 
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Kit Harington
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 Harington prefers...
 
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John Boyega
John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block, before attaining international recognition for his work as Finn in the seventh film of the Star Wars series...
 
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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. Aaron is of English-Russian Jewish background...
 
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George MacKay
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. He quickly landed the part of Curly...
 
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Eugene Simon
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 the age of eight beginning his career in theatre with the role of Archie in James Joyce's 'Exiles'...
 
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Tom Holland
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 three younger brothers - Paddy and twins Sam and Harry...
 
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Frank Dillane
Frank trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (R.A.D.A.), graduating in 2013. As a child he played Christopher Henderson in 'Welcome to Sarajevo' (Channel 4/Miramax/Dragon Pictures) directed by Michael Winterbottom. Aged sixteen Frank played Tom Riddle in 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' and reprised the role in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1&2' (Warner Bros)...
 
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Luke Pasqualino
Luke Pasqualino was born on February 19, 1989, in Peterborough, England, as Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino. His parents are both of Italian descent, from Sicily and Naples. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Snowpiercer, and The Apparition. He attended Walton Community School, and the drama classes held by Martin Tempest at Stamford Art Centre.
 
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Jim Sturgess
Actor, 21
Jim was born in London, the son of Jane O. (Martin) and Peter J. S. Sturgess. He was raised in Surrey. First and foremost his interest was music. However, he began to develop a secret passion for acting, at age 8, when he auditioned for local theatre to get out of class. Whilst music appeared cool, he felt being in school plays wasn't...
 
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Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore is an English actor who came to prominence for his roles in Five Children and It, Finding Neverland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He was born Alfred Thomas Highmore in Camden Town, London, England, to Sue (Latimer), a talent agent, and Edward Thomas Highmore, an actor. Highmore has a younger brother...
 
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Tom Bateman
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 Scholarship...
 
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Toby Kebbell
Toby Kebbell was born in 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He then moved to Nottinghamshire, where he grew up. Aged 17 he joined the Central Television Workshop in Nottingham. Toby's breakthrough came when Shane Meadows saw him at the Central Television Workshop and cast him in the role of Anthony in the film Dead Man's Shoes opposite Paddy Considine...
 
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things, the Operative in Serenity...
 
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Adam Croasdell
Actor, EastEnders
Adam Croasdell is a British actor. He was born in Zimbabwe, Africa and has lived and worked extensively in both Britain and the United States. His first professional job was in the theatre performing with Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in Anthony and Cleopatra at the Royal National Theatre in London...
 
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Fionn Whitehead
Actor, Dunkirk
From a family of Londoners, Fionn Whitehead was born and raised in Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey (South east 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, the eldest of the four...
 
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James Norton
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 Joseph Theatre in Scarborough...
 
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Colin Morgan
Actor, Merlin
Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish film, television, theater and radio actor who attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004...
 
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Clive Standen
Actor, Vikings
Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born on a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late teens...
 
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Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland...
 
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Josh O'Connor
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.
 
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Harris Dickinson
Actor, Beach Rats
Harris Dickinson is an Actor, Writer and Director living in London. His Passion for Performing started at a young age attending Raw Academy. In March 2014, Harris performed Pauline McLynn's 'Angels' At the National Theatre, Southbank. After being funded to write and direct his first short film at a young age; his portfolio continues to grow.
 
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Charlie Cox
Actor, Daredevil
Charlie Thomas Cox was born in London, England, to Patricia C. A. (Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, a publisher. He has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and descends from several prominent forebears (Baronets of Agnew and Carnegie, an Earl of Findlater, and a Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot)...
 
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Nicholas Hoult
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 acting since appearing in the film Intimate Relations; his breakthrough role was in About a Boy...
 
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Harris Dickinson
Actor, Beach Rats
Harris Dickinson is an Actor, Writer and Director living in London. His Passion for Performing started at a young age attending Raw Academy. In March 2014, Harris performed Pauline McLynn's 'Angels' At the National Theatre, Southbank. After being funded to write and direct his first short film at a young age; his portfolio continues to grow.
 
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Sean Teale
Actor, Survivor
Sean James Teale (born 18 June 1992 in London) is an English actor, best known for his role of Nick Levan in the E4 teen drama Skins. In January 2010 Teale played Derek in the short film Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother directed by Greg Williams starring Tom Hardy. Winner of Best Direction at the Chicago Short Film Fest 2010...
 
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Keir Gilchrist
Keir Gilchrist is an English-born Canadian actor. He is best known for It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), It Follows (2014), and the Netflix comedy television series Atypical. Gilchrist also starred in Dark Summer (2015), and The Good Neighbor (2016), alongside James Caan. His film debut was The Right Way (2004) when he played the young version of one the lead characters of the film.
 
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Gethin Anthony
Actor, Copenhagen
Gethin attended Tiffin School in Kingston-upon-Thames - where he was head boy and later returned to give acting work-shops. After graduating from Balliol College, Oxford with a degree in English literature he enrolled at LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Since graduation he has worked...
 
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Matt Smith
Actor, Doctor Who
Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who. Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David Smith...
 
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Billy Howle
Actor, Dunkirk
Billy Howle was born in Stoke-On-Trent, to a schoolteacher mother and a father who teaches at Kent University, the second of four sons. His older brother, Sam, is a graphic designer. Despite his parents' academic backgrounds, Billy has said that he was not interested in further education, and worked instead at the local Stephen Joseph theatre...
 
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