Young British Actresses

by davidwinters-48700 | created - 30 Dec 2017 | updated - 30 Dec 2017 | Public

1. Anya Taylor-Joy

Actress | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother is African-Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian. She lived her whole life between Argentina and England. Her dad was an international banker but gave it all up to race motorboats. ...

2. Florence Pugh

Actress | The Falling

Florence Pugh is an English actress. She is known for The Falling (2014), her film debut, Lady Macbeth (2016), Outlaw King (2018), Fighting with My Family (2019), and Midsommar (2019).

Pugh also appear in the ITV detective series Marcella and starred in the AMC Mini-Series The Little Drummer Girl.

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3. Rachel Redford

Actress | Testament of Youth

Rachel Redford is an actress, known for Testament of Youth (2014), The Riot Club (2014) and The Christmas Kid (2019).

4. Jodie Tyack

Actress | Mum Listen

Jodie Tyack is an actress and writer, known for Mum Listen (2020), Noughts + Crosses (2020) and Agatha Raisin (2014).

5. Mia Goth

Actress | Suspiria

Mia Gypsy Mello da Silva Goth was born November 30, 1993 in Southwark, London, England to a Brazilian mother and a Canadian father. Goth moved to Brazil when she was a few weeks old and returned to Britain when she was five. She later briefly relocated to her father's native Canada when she was ten...

6. Stacy Martin

Actress | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Stacy Martin was born on January 1, 1991 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), All the Money in the World (2017) and High-Rise (2015).

7. Lily Newmark

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lily Newmark is a British-American actor, born and raised in London. Her interest in performance began at 14, when she made costumes for the National Youth Theatre. After spending two years with the Albany Theatre Company in Deptford, she later joined the National Youth Theatre as an actor. She ...

8. Sophie Kennedy Clark

Actress | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Sophie Kennedy Clark was born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is an actress and producer, known for Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Philomena (2013) and Dark Shadows (2012).

9. Daisy Ridley

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She is best known for her breakthrough role as "Rey" in the 2015 film, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Daisy was born in Westminster, London, on April 10, 1992. She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley. Her ...

10. Lara Peake

Actress | Brave New World

Lara Peake was born on August 4, 1998. She is an actress, known for Brave New World (2020), Born to Kill (2017) and How To Talk To Girls at Parties (2017).

11. Tallulah Haddon

Actress | Spaceship

Tallulah Haddon was born on September 9, 1997 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Spaceship (2016), The Living and the Dead (2016) and Taboo (2017).

12. Hermione Corfield

Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Hermione Corfield was born on December 19, 1993 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Rust Creek (2018) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017).

13. Emma Appleton

Actress | The End of the F***ing World

Emma Appleton was born in December 1991 in Oxford, England as Emma Jill Appleton. She is an actress, known for The End of the F***ing World (2017), The Witcher (2019) and Clique (2017).

14. Synnove Karlsen

Actress | Medici

Synnove Karlsen is an actress, known for Medici (2016), Last Night in Soho (2020) and Clique (2017).

15. Emilia Jones

Actress | Brimstone

Emilia Jones is a BAFTA nominated actress.

She is best known for her lead roles in Doctor Who, Brimstone and Ghostland.

As well as numerous film and television credits, Emilia is also known for her theatre work. She played Flora in Lindsay Posner's Turn of the Screw at The Almeida, Joan in Far Away ...

16. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016), for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ...

17. Olivia Cooke

Actress | Ready Player One

Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary ...

18. Ellise Chappell

Actress | Yesterday

Ellise Chappell is an actress, known for Yesterday (2019), Poldark (2015) and New Blood (2016).

19. Shannon Tarbet

Actress | Beast

Shannon Tarbet is an English actress from Brighton.

She came to public attention in 2010 with her professional stage debut in Spur of the Moment by Anya Reiss directed by Jeremy Herrin at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Tarbet is known for Killing Eve (2019), Genius: Einstein (2017) and Beast (...

20. Bel Powley

Actress | The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Bel Powley was born on March 7, 1992 in London, England. She is an actress, known for The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), A Royal Night Out (2015) and Carrie Pilby (2016).

21. Hannah Murray

Actress | God Help the Girl

Hannah Murray is an English actress known for portraying Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) and Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007), from 2007 to 2008 (and again in 2013). In 2014, Murray starred in God Help the Girl (2014). In 2015, she played Sara in the Danish ...

22. Jessica Barden

Actress | Hanna

Jessica Barden is an English actress. She is best known for playing Alyssa in Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World, and the film The Lobster (2015).

She also had small roles in Tamara Drewe (2010), Hanna (2011) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).

In 2016 she played Justine in Penny ...

23. Hannah Rae

Actress | City of Tiny Lights

Hannah Rae is an actress, known for City of Tiny Lights (2016), Broadchurch (2013) and Fighting with My Family (2019).

24. Ella Purnell

Actress | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ella Purnell was born in London. She is best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), in BBC One's Ordeal By Innocence (2017) and Starz' Sweetbitter (2017), in which she plays the series lead role of Tess in the adaptation of Stephanie Danler's hit ...

25. Lauren McCrostie

Actress | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Lauren McCrostie was born on January 10, 1996 in Lambeth, London, England as Lauren Paige McCrostie. She is an actress, known for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), The Falling (2014) and Schoolgirls (2016).

26. Sorcha Groundsell

Actress | Far from the Apple Tree

Sorcha Groundsell was born as Sorcha Mary Groundsell. She is an actress, known for Far from the Apple Tree (2019), The Innocents (2018) and Clique (2017).

27. Grace Hogg-Robinson

Actress | The Coroner

Grace Hogg-Robinson is an actress, known for The Coroner (2015), Mum (2016) and The Durrells in Corfu (2016).

28. Imogen Poots

Actress | Green Room

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer ...

29. Jessica Brown Findlay

Actress | Winter's Tale

Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She is known for Emelia Conan-Doyle in the British comedy-drama Albatross (2011), Winter's Tale (2014), This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) and Lady Sybil Crawley in ITV's Downton Abbey (2010). She also starred in the TV series Misfits (2009) and mini-series ...

30. Samantha Colley

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Samantha Colley was born on March 22, 1989 in Canterbury, Kent, England. She is known for her work on Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Genius (2017) and The Crucible (2014).

31. Kaya Scodelario

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kaya Rose Scodelario was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to Katia (Scodelario) and Roger Humphrey. Her father was English and her mother is Brazilian, of Italian and Portuguese descent. Her surname comes from her mother's Italian grandfather. Thanks to her mother, Kaya grew up fluent in ...

32. Ella-Rae Smith

Actress | Into the Badlands

Ella-Rae Smith is an actress, known for Into the Badlands (2015), The Commuter (2018) and Clique (2017).

33. Abigail Lawrie

Actress | Tin Star

Abigail Lawrie is an actress, known for Tin Star (2017), The Man with the Iron Heart (2017) and Murdered for Being Different (2017).

34. Molly Wright

Actress | Apostasy

Molly Wright is an actress, known for Apostasy (2017), The A Word (2016) and Our Girl (2014).

35. Holly Earl

Actress | Doctor Who

Holly Earl was born on August 31, 1992 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Humans (2015) and Loving Vincent (2017).

36. Daisy Waterstone

Actress | Testament of Youth

Daisy Waterstone was born on June 13, 1994 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is an actress, known for Testament of Youth (2014), The Crucible (2014) and The Durrells in Corfu (2016).

37. Elizabeth McCafferty

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Elizabeth McCafferty is known for her work on The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) and A Bit Of Fun (2019).

38. Tanya Reynolds

Actress | Sex Education

Tanya Reynolds is an actress, known for Sex Education (2019), Emma. (2020) and Delicious (2016).

39. Daisy Edgar-Jones

Actress | Normal People

Born in 1998 and raised in London. Daisy trained with the National Youth Theatre before landing her first professional job at the age of seventeen playing the regular role of Olivia in the returning British series Cold Feet starring alongside James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris for ITV. Daisy has ...

40. Freya Mavor

Actress | La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil

Freya Mavor was born in Glasgow but grew up in Canonmills, Edinburgh, after moving there with her family. She also spent four years of her early adolescence in La Rochelle, France, before moving back to Scotland.

Mavor declared she first became interested in acting after watching The Shining when ...

41. Abigail Hardingham

Actress | Nina Forever

Abigail Hardingham is an actress, known for Nina Forever (2015), The Missing (2014) and The Innocents (2018).

42. Olivia Popica

Actress | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Olivia Popica is an actress, known for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), Riviera (2017) and Informer (2018).

43. Kristy Philipps

Actress | Cleaning Up

Kristy Philipps is an actress, known for Cleaning Up (2019), Will (2017) and Halfway (2018).

44. Eloise Smyth

Actress | Harlots

Eloise Smyth is an actress, known for Harlots (2017), How To Talk To Girls at Parties (2017) and The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015).



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