If you’re wondering about the next Robert Pattinson and Andrew Garfield in Hollywood, we’ve got the list for you. These British lads have hopped across the pond for their share of fame and glory.
Formerly known as ‘the guy who once dated Keira Knightley’, Jamie Dornan is now certainly out of the shadow of his ex. Not only has he made himself a name in the modelling world, but he has also managed to land the role of the iconic Christian Grey for the film version of the best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey. And just in case you’re wondering if this handsome Irishman is single, the sad news is that he’s happily married and only last month turned dad with his first-born – a son.
With Irons for a surname, Max has a lot to live up to. But the son of the legendary Jeremy Irons is clearly up for the challenge. He was convincing as Henry in Red Riding Hood in 2011 but it was in the film adaptation of The Host that he really shone. He candidly admits that working with the senior Irons is a nightmare. “My mum maybe, but my dad… that would be really difficult,” he admits, adding, “he’s a force of nature, I’ll put it that way; he likes to make his voice heard on set, and I wouldn’t be able to disentangle father and actor. No, keep well away from that.”
With his brooding good looks, it is no wonder that Eddie Redmaye is so talked about. A regular on many a period drama and simply marvellous as Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables, he’s all set to better that performance in the upcoming Theory of Everything. The dapper star swaps his suits for a shabby coat and wheelchair as he plays scientist Stephen Hawking.
As(y)a like it
He may be only 16, but Asa Butterfield has been making waves since his debut in the holocaust film The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. He then nabbed the lead in Martin Scorcese’s Hugo, proving he’s here to stay. Recently, the youngster wowed in his role of a gifted child who saves the planet from an alien invasion in Ender’s Game giving Harrison Ford a run for his money. Butter-field next stars as Nathan in X Plus Y.
Not so petty
Alex Pettyfer proved he was no longer the cute kid from Steven Soderberg’s Magic Mike, when he shared screen space with John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Forest Whitaker in The Butler. Also part of Diamond Dogs, a film based on the book by Alan Watt and still top secret, he will next be seen in Endless Love with Gabriella Wilde, set to release later this year. Look likes Pettyfer is determined to gain a star on the Walk of Fame.
London to LA
This London bloke made his acting debut at age 11 in the television production of Gulliver’s Travels and since then, there’s been no looking back for Tom Sturridge. Also Robert Pattinson’s best friend, he will be seen in the Emma Thompson written film Effie, a biopic of historian John Ruskin, where Sturridge plays Ruskin’s protégée, John Everett Millais. The spring release of Far From The Madding Crowd in which Sturridge is in the role of Sergeant Troy should see this Londoner seal his spot in tinsel town.
Text: Aakanksha Devi