The last few years we have seen the rise of British actors! Being cast in high profile movie roles, such as Batman, Superman or Charles Xavier, do these British man represent the perfect “American Man”, with the bonus of the sexiest accent ever?!
Shall we see some examples?!
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman
If you had never seen Andrew in anything before, or seen his IMDB profile, or searched him anywhere else on the web, you might never know that Andrew is in fact very English, even though he was born in the USA! I honestly had to go to YouTube and watch an interview to actually listen and absorb his amazing British accent…
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Henry Cavill is the most recent Clark Kent and he truly is Super(man)! He’s amazing! He becomes even more amazing when you actually watch an interview or any other movie he’s done and you can truly hear his accent…
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
The first British actor to be cast as a superhero was Christian Bale. He gave life to the latest interpretation of the Dark Knight in the movies directed by Christopher Nolan.
Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
The first Stark to deal with Marvel’s Avengers and founder of Stark industries was none other than Dominic Cooper, a very hot and talented British actor, that can also sing… have you seen Mamma Mia!?!
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
He’s amazing playing the very bad and somehow very hot Loki, brother of Thor! A true example of a fine British man, that even dresses up as the T.A.R.D.I.S. (bonus points for the DW reference)!!!
Tom Hardy as Bane
Tom Hardy was yet another British actor to grab the opportunity of playing a super villain in a comic book based movie, as he took on the role of Bane in the latest Batman movie. I personally am not a fan of Tom Hardy, but I did like his Bane.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan
There I was watching Star Trek: Into Darkness, and along comes Sherlock Holmes, in the form of the villain Khan, in all of Benedict’s glory, with the amazing voice tone and accent to match! What an amazing actor!
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Speaking of Sherlock, his buddy Watson landed a major role as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit’s trilogy! (In which Benedict also stars as the Necromancer)
James McAvoy & Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X
These two amazing actors play the same character, Charles Xavier. Patrick Stewart played the Professor on the first trilogy and is set to make an appearance in the upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. James McAvoy is a brilliant young actor that played the Professor in X-Men: First Class and will be appearing also in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Both actors very British!!!
Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto and Gandalf
Before Michael Fassbender who is German, took over the role of Magneto in X-Men: First Class, Sir Ian McKellen played the German super villain for a total of 3 movies (next year comes out another one). He also stars in the high profile trilogy of the The Hobbit.
Orlando Bloom as Legolas and Will Turner and …
Orlando Bloom has been around for long now and it’s clear for everyone what a great actor he is… He is also from Kent, England, UK! Since he first stared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the elf Legolas, he hasn’t stopped… The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, The Three Musketeers
Luke Evans as Aramis and Zeus
In the same year Luke stared as Aramis in The Three Musketeers and as Zeus in Immortals, then more recently we can see him in Fast & Furious 6
Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy
This British hottie has been an accomplished star in the US for years, but it was his role in the high gross movie Les Misérables that put him in the spotlight, alongside with his amazing voice!
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
One of the first actors of his generation to catch a really high profile role playing an American character and hiding his accent in the process. Whether you love or hate Twilight, or even if you seriously doubt Robert’s ability to act, there’s no question that he was fundamental in the change of how the rest of the world perceive British hot young guys. He scores some points for being a DW fan =).