Movies: 5 Most Promising British Actors in Hollywood

BRITISH INVASION. With their increasing presence in Hollywood, British actors pack an impressive acting punch aside from their good looks and irresistible accent. These five gents below out of all are definitely ones to watch.


1. Ben Schnetzer

Ben Schnetzers DA MAN

Known for: “The Book Thief” (November 2013)

To watch: “Punk’s Dead” (January 2015)

Watching his craft, one would certainly say that Schnetzer is such a skilled actor. First appearing in “Happy Town” (2010), his big break came when he scored a role in “The Book Thief” and then “The Riot Club” (2014). Never afraid of taking a controversial role, he landed the main role as a Northern Irish activist named Mark for the crowd-pleasing “Pride” (2014), which is currently airing in the U.K. and several other countries. His upcoming film “Punk’s Dead,” also known as “SLC Punk! 2,” will see him play eccentric-looking, longhaired Ross alongside grown-up child actor Devon Sawa.

2. Kit Harington

Kit Harington DA MAN

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Known for: “Pompeii” (February 2014)

To watch: “Seventh Son” (February 2015) and “Spooks: The Greater Good” (April 2015)

Harington has been stealing the hearts of both TV and movie audiences with his suave look. Even though his on-screen acting career just took off three years ago, his portrayal of the natural-born leader Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones” (2011) has deservingly garnered a lot of attention, not excluding from the fashion industry. For the fall/winter season, Harington becomes the first male celebrity tapped for Jimmy Choo campaigns. The British thespian is also set to take on major roles in two movies scheduled to premiere next year: “Seventh Son” and “Spooks: The Greater Good.”

3. Barry Sloane

Barry Sloane DA MAN

Known for: “Revenge” (2012)

To watch: “The Whispers” (March 2015)

This Liverpool native has lots to offer on screen. Cutting his acting teeth on stage, Sloane quickly adjusted himself when making transitions into the TV industry in the U.K. His recent appearance as the persistent yet sentimental Aiden Mathis with his British mate Joshua Bowman in “Revenge” earns him a spot in Hollywood. The upcoming TV series “The Whispers” will feature Sloane as the lead male actor Wes Lawrence who battles an unseen force.

4. Clive Standen

Clive Standen DA MAN Portrait

Known for: “Camelot” (2011)

To watch: “Vikings 3” (2015) and “Everest” (September 2015)

Standen is a rare breed who has dabbled in various acting roles since a young age. A familiar face on TV series, he has come a long way from starting his career in the highly acclaimed show “Doctor Who” (2008). Other than acting as the impetuous Rollo in “Vikings,” he will play mountaineer Edmund Viesturs alongside award-winning actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming film “Everest.” In the meantime, be sure to catch Standen’s s gruesome performance in the third season of “Vikings.”

5. Freddie Stroma

Freddie Stroma DA MAN

Known for: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (July 2009)

To watch: “Pitch Perfect 2” (May 2015)

Stroma is a natural when it comes to performing before the camera. He shot to fame after playing the cocky Cormac McLaggen of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Acting out big roles in “After the Dark” (2013), “Extraterrestrial” (2014) and “The Inbetweeners 2” (2014), his appearance as radio station manager Luke on the sequel of the buzzing “Pitch Perfect” (2012) promises rib-tickling scenes to watch.