Talented Screen Actors

by V02111992R | created - 14 Aug 2019 | updated - 14 Aug 2019 | Public

Actors on screen who have the ability to transform; unrecognisable from role to role.

The list includes: A mixture of British and American Chameleons. Up-and-coming-young British transformative actors.

1. Stephen Graham

Actor | This Is England

Stephen Graham was born August 3, 1973, in the small town of Kirkby, Lancashire, to a pediatric nurse mother and a social worker father. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican, and one of his grandmothers was Swedish. After years of small parts, he finally got his big break in an unexpected way, ...

2. Claire Foy

Actress | First Man

Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the ...

3. Daniel Kaluuya

Actor | Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya is an English actor and writer. He is best known for Get Out (2017) and Black Panther (2018).

He also starred in the Black Mirror episode "Fifteen Million Merits".

For his work in Get Out he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Kaluuya also had minor roles in Johnny ...

4. LaKeith Stanfield

Actor | Sorry to Bother You

LaKeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, California. At the age of fifteen, LaKeith began attending the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12 (2008). Later, the ...

5. Andrea Riseborough

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Andrea Riseborough was born on November 20, 1981 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Oblivion (2013) and Possessor (2020).

6. Brian Tyree Henry

Actor | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater. Henry originated the role of "The General" in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," for which he received rave reviews. He currently stars alongside Donald ...

7. Adam Driver

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes...

8. Andrew Scott

Actor | Spectre

Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, Sarah and Hannah. His parents, Jim and Nora, sent him to a private Catholic school for boys. He did a little acting as a child when he was in a couple of commercials on Irish TV. At 17 he was chosen to star in his first ...

9. Denise Gough

Actress | Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon

Denise was born in Ireland in 1980 to a father who was an electrician - later a fisheries expert - and a mother who "was pregnant for nine and a half years" since Denise is the seventh of twelve children, her younger sister Kelly, born in 1987, also being an actress. At school she had no theatrical...

10. Daisy May Cooper

Actress | This Country

Daisy May Cooper is an actress and writer, known for This Country (2017), Avenue 5 (2020) and Untitled Boffola Pictures/BBC Comedy Project.

11. Jodie Comer

Actress | The Last Duel

Jodie Comer is a British actress from Liverpool, England. She is known for playing Rey's mother in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Villanelle in Killing Eve, Marguerite de Carrouges in The Last Duel, Kate Parks from Doctor Foster, Millie Rusk in Free Guy and Chloe Gemell from My Mad ...

12. Tamara Lawrance

Actress | The Silent Twins

Tamara Lawrance is an actress and producer, known for Silent Twins (2022), Kindred (2020) and Boxing Day (2021).

13. Himesh Patel

Actor | Yesterday

Himesh Patel was born on October 13, 1990 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Yesterday (2019), Don't Look Up (2021) and Tenet (2020).

14. Lashana Lynch

Actress | No Time to Die

Lashana Lynch (born 27 November 1987) is a British actress. She plays the leading role of Rosaline in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed.

Lynch is a graduate of the BA Acting course at ArtsEd drama school in London. She made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls. She later ...

15. Riz Ahmed

Actor | Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known by his stage name Riz MC and birth name Rizwan Ahmed, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won one Emmy Award, out of two Emmy nominations, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and three...

16. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller ...

17. Jenny Rainsford

Actress | The Favourite

Jenny Rainsford is an actress, known for The Favourite (2018), Prometheus (2012) and About Time (2013).

18. Paapa Essiedu

Actor | I May Destroy You

Paapa Essiedu is an actor, known for I May Destroy You (2020), Gangs of London (2020) and Press (2018).

19. Will Poulter

Actor | We're the Millers

Will Poulter is an English actor, recognized for his performances as Lee Carter in Son of Rambow (2007), Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), and Kenny Rossmore in We're the Millers (2013). Will was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Caroline (...

20. Jack O'Connell

Actor | Unbroken

Jack O'Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and ...

21. Michael Socha

Actor | Papillon

Michael Robert Socha is an actor, known for his role as Tom in Being Human (2008).

He was born December 13, 1987, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, to Kathleen (Lyons) and Robert Socha, and has Polish, English, Irish, and Italian ancestry. Socha was a rebellious pupil who often skipped school. At the ...

22. Ragevan Vasan

Actor | Dumbo

Ragevan Vasan is an actor, known for Dumbo (2019), Save Me (2018) and Fortitude (2015).

23. Alice Feetham

Actress | Save Me

Alice Feetham is an actress, known for Save Me (2018), Boiling Point (2021) and Bancroft (2017).

24. Alexander Arnold

Actor | Yesterday

Alexander Arnold is a British actor born in Ashford, Kent on December 21st 1992. He has been a member of the National Youth Theatre since 2008, attending Norton Knatchbull school and later Highworth Grammar School, performing in numerous drama productions as well as with Ashford Youth Theatre. At 17...

25. Ria Zmitrowicz

Actress | Three Girls

Ria Zmitrowicz is an actress, known for Three Girls (2017), On the Edge (2018) and Mr Selfridge (2013).

26. Liv Hill

Actress | Jellyfish

Liv Hill is an actress, known for Jellyfish (2018), The Little Stranger (2018) and Three Girls (2017).

27. Nico Mirallegro

Actor | Hollyoaks

Nico Mirallegro was born in Manchester, England, to an Italian father and Anglo-Irish mother. He attended The Manchester school of Acting for 3 years. He is best known for his roles in The Village, My Mad Fat Diary, Common and the recent British film Spike Island. Nico was selected in the 2012 ...

28. Kathryn Hahn

Actress | Afternoon Delight

Kathryn Marie Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, but her family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. She is of German, Irish, and English descent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale, ...

29. Gaby Hoffmann

Actress | Field of Dreams

Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann was born in New York City, New York, to actors Anthony Herrera and Viva (née Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), who was a Warhol superstar. She began acting in commercials at 4 to help pay the family bills. Gaby's first film role was as young "Maisy Russell" in 1989's Uncle Buck (...

30. Susan Lynch

Actress | Waking Ned

Susan Lynch was born on June 5, 1971 in Corrinshego, Newry, Northern Ireland. She is an actress and director, known for Waking Ned Devine (1998), From Hell (2001) and Nora (2000). She is married to Craig Parkinson. They have one child.



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