Up-and-Coming Young British Actors

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Jack O'Connell
Jack O'Connell
Grindstone Entertainment
O’Connell started out his career on edgy Brit TV series Skins. The 23-year-old This is England bad boy is settling nicely into Hollywood. Catch him in 300: Rise Of An Empire, opposite Eva Green, later this year.
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Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Hoult
New Line Productions
Another Skins veteran, the 21-year-old Warm Bodies zombie can count his doting (and Oscar-winning) girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence AND a sweet role in Mad Max: The Fury, opposite Charlize Theron among his recent epic wins.
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Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
©Universal Pictures
Posh period drama regular Redmayne has his own fan army: the Redmayniacs. The star of Bird Song, My Week With Marilyn and Les Mis is so frightfully credible, he’s even playing uber-boffin Stephen Hawking in the Theory of Everything biopic.
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Alex Pettyfer
Alex Pettyfer
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Hot-blooded women everywhere will recognize Pettyfer (23) as the abs (ok, and main protagonist) of Magic Mike. Watch this space as the young Brit jumps from eye candy to Hollywood A-lister.
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Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
Everett Collection
The ballet boy from Billy Elliot is all grown up (and wifed up, with Evan Rachel Wood and their new baby). Catch out his gritty chops in Filth, alongside James McAvoy, and Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac later this year.
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Jeremy Irvine
Jeremy Irvine
Touchstone Pictures/Everett Collection
He already had a bit of a running start (his big-screen debut was in Spielberg’s epic War Horse). Now a fresh-faced 23, the heartthrob has continued on the Hollywood fast track – check him out in The Railway Man, opposite Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth later this year.

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