It is truly a mystery why Great Britain is home to so many handsome actors. Hollywood is dominated by gorgeous-looking brits for a reason! They possess an irresistible mix of good looks, incredible talent, poise, self-confidence, and that accent that would make any woman melt. All that makes British actors incredibly attractive both on screen and in real life. From Tom Hiddleston and Kit Harrington to older stars like Gary Oldman and Hugh Lorie, here are 8 British actors we are ready to drop everything for.
Is there a more charismatic modern actor, British or not? Hardly! Benedict Cumberbatch hit Hollywood and he hit it hard, bringing his incredible talent, honed by years of playing in theatre, to the table. He’s equally great in plays like Frankenstein and Hamlet, as well as movies – Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy, The Imitation Game, and Doctor Strange. His role as Sherlock is one of the best things that have ever happened to British TV!
Gary Oldman is such a huge presence in the acting world that I wouldn’t know where to start. He was in the Fifth Element, The Dark Knight, Leon, and even Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Not to mention his role as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movie series! This man is just one of a kind.
He’s been everyone from the heroic Batman and an agent in dystopian Equilibrium to the sociopath in Psycho and dystrophic machinist in the movie with the same name. There’s nothing Christian Bale won’t do for his role, which results in amazing performances and equally great movies.
Colin Firth is one suave man and a truly great actor. Whether it’s his stellar performance in Pride and Prejudice, the amazing transformation in The King’s Speech, or the action-packed role in The Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth always delivers his best and we can’t but love him for that.
From Crimson Peak to Thor, Avengers, and Only Lovers Left Alive, Tom Hiddleston’s movies are as versatile as his personality. Having a theatrical background gives his acting an edge most Hollywood stars don’t have, making his performances always on point. He is also an incredibly handsome man, which doesn’t hurt a bit!
Orlando Bloom has had an incredibly fruitful career, landing roles both in fantasy sagas (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) and pirate adventure movies (The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise). He’s also played in Kingdom Heaven, Troy, Romeo and Juliet, and many more wonderful movies. He’s just a super talented actor that keeps on delivering great movies.
Harry Potter fans are already all over Eddie Redmayne after his stellar performance in Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them, but of course the actor has much more in store for you: The Theory of Everything (that got him an Oscar), Les Miserables, My Week With Marylin – to name a few. He’s getting bigger with every passing year!
Henry Cavill has been gracing the silver screen for years now, bringing joy and excitement with his versatile roles. We love him as Superman in Man of Steel, as well as his performances in Man from U.N.C.L.E., Stardust, Tristan & Isolde, and Justice League. He’s also about to play Geralt in the epic fantasy saga The Witcher based on the book series with the same name!