Hottest Young Male Actors From The UK In Hollywood
Led perhaps by Robert Pattinson, the English actor who made the role of Edward Cullen in 'Twilight' his own and inspired a legion of loyal fans to follow his every move, on and off screen, a new crop of young male actors who hail from the United Kingdom are making their mark on Hollywood right now.
These new stars are appearing in all kinds of different roles and are very different to one another though, although they do all have their country of birth as a factor in common. Most found fame at home first and have had to prove that their charms and talents translate to appeal to an international, as well as domestic audience, something they have done very well.
Here is a little about our favorite young male actors who are leading another British invasion of Hollywood:
He was actually born right in the heart of Hollywood, in LA, but his Brit Mom and American Dad moved back to Surrey, England, when he was three, meaning that now Garfield holds dual US and UK citizenship.
Andrew began acting as a teen. An appearance in the legendary UK sci-fi TV show Dr. Who helped him become a face the British public recognized. In 2009 an appearance in Terry Gilliam's surreal 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' introduced him to moviegoers on both sides of the pond.
His role in 'The Social Network' was Garfield's big breakthrough. Not only did playing Eduardo Saverin, one of the cofounders of Facebook, garner him BAFTA and Golden Globes nomination it also won him the chance to be the face of a rebooted Spiderman franchise.
As Spiderman, Garfield is as different from Tobey MacGuire as you could imagine. He brings a darker, sassier, Peter Parker who, in the first installment of the new franchise 'The Amazing Spiderman' impressed audiences to the tune of $752,216,557.
Nicholas Hoult's Hollywood career got off to an auspicious start when, in 2002, at the age of 13, he starred in 'About a Boy' with Hugh Grant. After that, in the eyes of US audiences it may seem as though the Berkshire born Hoult disappeared. However UK fans know that he then went on to become a TV sensation, starring as the ever charming Tony in the original two series of the teen drama 'Skins' - the UK version, not the MTV disaster.
Nicholas returned to Hollywood, and the attention of the movie going public, as Beast/Hank McCoy in 'X Men First Class', a role he will be reprising this year, alongside fellow Brit James McAvoy, who plays Professor X. Earlier this year Hoult headlined a film himself for the first time in the comedy/romance 'Warm Bodies', the story of a zombie who falls in love with a potential victim (and a must see movie if you have not.)
By now, reading this, you may have noticed that Hollywood now seems very keen on casting these dashing young Brits in superhero or sci-fi movies. Garfield is Spiderman, Hoult is Beast. Pattinson is now an iconic vampire and Hoult (again) has played a zombie. The latest young Brit to tackle what used to be an iconic American role is Henry Cavill, who will be starring in the Superman reboot 'Man of Steel'.
Showtime and BBC fans from both sides of the pond are already very familiar with Cavill. For four seasons he played the dashing - but complicated - Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, in the hugely successful 'The Tudors'.
When 'The Tudors' began Cavill was overshadowed, in terms of press attention anyway, by the better known (and equally dashing) Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who played the infamous King Henry VIII. By the time the period drama ended in 2010 though, Cavill had gained equal fame, and a large female fan base.
The role also gained him one of the most hotly contested of the last few years in Hollywood, that of Clark Kent/Superman. Following in the footsteps of Christopher Reeve is not going to be easy, but advance notices are good, and a star studded cast that includes Kevin Costner, Russel Crowe, Diane Lane, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne should help as well.