English television actors

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  1. Emma Watson
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    Emma Watson

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    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She rose to prominence after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, previously having acted only in school plays. The franchise earned Watson worldwide fame, critical accolades, and more than £10 million. She continued to work outside of the Harry Potter films, first lending her voice to The Tale of Despereaux and appearing in the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes. Since then, she has taken on starring roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring, made a brief appearance as an "exaggerated" version of herself in This Is the End, and portrayed the title character's adopted daughter in Noah.


  2. Robert Pattinson
    #2

    Robert Pattinson

    2,267,047 views

    Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, musician and producer.


  3. Elizabeth Taylor
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    Elizabeth Taylor

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    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. Beginning as a child star with MGM in the 1940s, she became a screen actress during Hollywood's Golden Age. She appeared in more than 50 films, playing mostly dramatic roles, and won two Academy Awards for Best Actress.


  4. Lily Collins
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    Lily Collins

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    Lily Jane Collins (born 18 March 1989) is a British-American actress and model. The daughter of an English father and an American mother, she was born in England and moved to the United States as a child.


  5. Alex Pettyfer
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    Alex Pettyfer

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    Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer (born 10 April 1990) is an English actor and model. He appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the 2006 film version of Stormbreaker; Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role. He has been seen as a model in several advertising campaigns for Burberry. His next two starring roles were in the 2011 films I Am Number Four, a science fiction action adventure, and Beastly, a modernised retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Pettyfer also starred in the 2012 film Magic Mike, and played a supporting role in 2013's film The Butler. He appeared in the 2014 romantic drama film Endless Love.


  6. Gemma Atkinson
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    Gemma Atkinson

    657,201 views

    Gemma Louise Atkinson (born 16 November 1984) is an English actress, television personality and glamour and lingerie model. She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); for starring on Soapstar Superstar (2007) and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2007); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–present). She had a small part in waterloo road in series 7-episode 2 (2011)


  7. Charlie Hunnam
    #7

    Charlie Hunnam

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    Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor and screenwriter. He is known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy (2008–14), Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000), Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series Undeclared (2001–02), the title role in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Pete Dunham in Green Street Hooligans (2005), and Raleigh Becket in Pacific Rim (2013).


  8. Alice Eve
    #8

    Alice Eve

    509,330 views

    Alice Sophia Eve (born 6 February 1982) is an English actress known for her roles in the films Starter for 10 (2006), Crossing Over (2009), She's Out of My League (2010), Sex and the City 2 (2010), The Raven (2012), Men in Black 3 (2012) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).


  9. Ed Westwick
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    Ed Westwick

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    Edward Jack Peter "Ed" Westwick (born June 27, 1987) is an English actor, musician, and model, best known for his role as Chuck Bass on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12). He has appeared in films such as the romantic crime drama Breaking and Entering (2006), the comedy-drama Son of Rambow (2007), the sci-fi drama S. Darko (2009), the romantic comedy Chalet Girl (2011), the biopic J. Edgar (2011), the romantic drama Romeo and Juliet (2013), the action thriller Last Flight (2014), the crime drama Bone in the Throat (2015), and the horror comedy Freaks of Nature (2015). He starred as Kent Grainger on ABC's crime drama series Wicked City.


  10. Keira Knightley
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    Keira Knightley

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    Keira Christina Knightley (/ˌkɪərə ˈntli/; born 26 March 1985) is a British actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame in 2003 after appearing as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.


  11. Kate Beckinsale
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    Kate Beckinsale

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    Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at Oxford University. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl (2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she had a break-out year in 2001 with starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. She built on this success with appearances in the biopic The Aviator (2004) and the comedy Click (2006).


  12. Gemma Arterton
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    Gemma Arterton

    467,431 views

    Gemma Christina Arterton (born 2 February 1986) is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's (2007). Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013) and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013).


  13. Henry Cavill
    #13

    Henry Cavill

    1,819,674 views

    Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (/ˈkævl/; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill began his career starring as Albert Mondego in the 2002 film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. He would later star in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and The Tudors before transitioning to more mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde, Stardust and Immortals.


  14. Sienna Miller
    #14

    Sienna Miller

    513,408 views

    Sienna Rose Diana Miller (born 28 December 1981) is an English actress, model and fashion designer.


  15. Orlando Bloom
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    Orlando Bloom

    628,076 views

    Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. After having his breakthrough in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films. His best-known roles include Legolas in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Paris in Troy, and Balian de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven.


  16. Kate Winslet
    #16

    Kate Winslet

    487,932 views

    Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE (born 5 October 1975), is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award. She is the youngest person to acquire six Academy Award nominations, and is one of the few actresses to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). In addition, she has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and an Honorary César Award in 2012.


  17. Daniel Radcliffe
    #17

    Daniel Radcliffe

    499,015 views

    Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series. He made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One's 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age 11, he was cast as Harry Potter in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for 10 years until the release of the eighth and final film in 2011.


  18. Nicholas Hoult
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    Nicholas Hoult

    546,460 views

    Nicholas Caradoc Hoult (born 7 December 1989) is an English actor. Born in Berkshire, Hoult made his professional acting debut at the age of seven in the 1996 film Intimate Relations. He received recognition after landing the role of Marcus Brewer in About a Boy, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. He received further acclaim for his performance as Tony Stonem in Skins.


  19. Tom Felton
    #19

    Tom Felton

    438,569 views

    Thomas Andrew "Tom" Felton (born 22 September 1987) is an English actor. Felton began appearing in commercials when he was 8 years old for companies such as Commercial Union and Barclaycard. He made his screen debut in the role of Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers (1997) and he portrayed Louis T. Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999). He rose to prominence for his role as Draco Malfoy in the film adaptions the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by J.K. Rowling. His performances in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 won him two consecutive MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain in 2010 and 2011.


  20. Ben Barnes
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    Ben Barnes

    384,491 views

    Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Barnes (born 20 August 1981) is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia films Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, for playing the title character in the 2009 adaptation of Dorian Gray, for his supporting roles in the films The Words and The Big Wedding, and for his portrayal of American Founding Father Samuel Adams in the 2015 miniseries, Sons of Liberty.


  21. Hayley Atwell
    #21

    Hayley Atwell

    394,731 views

    Hayley Elizabeth Atwell (born 5 April 1982) is a British-American actress. She is known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra's Dream (2007), The Duchess (2008), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), and for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films and TV series.


  22. Rupert Grint
    #22

    Rupert Grint

    385,776 views

    Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron Weasley at the age of 11, having previously acted only in school plays and at his local theatre group. From 2001 to 2011, he starred in all eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe playing as Harry Potter and Emma Watson playing as Hermione Granger.


  23. Jude Law
    #23

    Jude Law

    396,219 views

    David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972), known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, producer, and director. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two British Academy Awards, winning one. In 2007, he received an Honorary César and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.


  24. Naomi Campbell
    #24

    Naomi Campbell

    392,594 views

    Naomi Elaine Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English model, actress, singer, and author. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared "supermodels" by the fashion industry.


  25. Tom Hiddleston
    #25

    Tom Hiddleston

    531,926 views

    Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013). He has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), the 2012 BBC series Henry IV, Henry V, and the romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). In theatre, he has been in the productions of Cymbeline (2007) and Ivanov (2008). In December 2013 he starred as the title character in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus which played until February 2014.


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