Kaleem Aftab

Will Poulter

August 31, 2017

Actor Will Poulter’s turn as a racist cop in Detroit, the new film from Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow, is likely to get his idol Martin Scorsese, and every other film director, talking.

Jodie Comer

March 21, 2017

With the upcoming Starz show The White Princess, Jodie Comer continues her rise as one of the most exciting actresses in Britain.

Ellie Bamber

February 2, 2016

“I don’t really have a go-to style,” says 18-year-old British actress Ellie Bamber. “I can change from an Audrey Hepburn type of thing to ’70s stuff.”

Ed Skrein

August 4, 2015

The London-Bred rapper turned painter turned actor is in the driver’s seat now and on a roll.

Frank Dillane

April 20, 2015

Two nights before I meet Frank Dillane in a London café, he fell on a wine glass, resulting in nine stitches across his palm. A girl has already written hate on the bandage.

Six Decades of Robert Downey Sr

December 8, 2014

Korean War veteran, off-Broadway playwright, cult counterculture filmmaker, documentary director, boxing champion, minor league baseball player, bit-part actor, Paul Thomas Anderson and Louis C.K. favorite, and father of one of today’s highest-paid actors—Robert Downey Sr. has held many titles over the last 60 years.

Kaya Scodelario

September 15, 2014

Kaya Scodelario came to prominence in the notorious U.K. TV series Skins, a show that took the morality out of young adult dramas.

Jacky Ido: From Burkina Faso to Inglorious Basterds and Taxi Brooklyn

June 30, 2014

French actor Jacky Ido is charming both on and off-screen. Born in Burkina Faso, Ido first came to prominence in France as a slam musician under the guise of John Pucc’Chocolat, but it’s his career as an actor that has brought him global attention.

Jack O’Connell

June 5, 2014

Growing up in Derby, England, Jack O’Connell saw his future on the soccer field. At least he did until the age of 13, when a drama teacher suggested he should audition for television roles.

Sophie Kennedy Clark

February 20, 2014

Sophie Kennedy Clark grew up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, playing the clarsach—Celtic harp—through her childhood.

Domhnall Gleeson

November 6, 2013

Domhnall Gleeson avoids comparisons with his father, the veteran Irish actor Brendan Gleeson.

Jack Reynor

October 23, 2013

Jack Reynor had some dark months last year. Now, he is one of moviedom’s hottest new properties, having replaced Shia LaBeouf as the lead in Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise, the fourth installment of which arrives in theaters in 2014.

Sami Gayle

August 16, 2013

“I have never gotten a B in my life,” swears Sami Gayle. “I would honestly be mortified if I got a B. I’m so academically driven.”

Samantha Barks

November 28, 2012

Samantha Barks likes to move fast, a trait that evidently runs in her family. Her daredevil dad, motorbike enthusiast Richard Barks, recently broke the 500cc-land-speed record, reaching speeds of up to 203 miles per hour.

Alice Englert

March 30, 2012

Alice Englert is an actress on the rise.

Alexandra Roach

November 28, 2011

Alexandra Roach hasn’t had much downtime lately, having spent a good bit of 2011 sporting a coiffed wig and a leather clutch for Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd’s new film, The Iron Lady, a biopic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Tom Cullen

September 24, 2011

Tom Cullen, London’s latest anti-it-Brit.

Amanda Fairbank-Hynes

April 19, 2011

Why Amanda Fairbank-Hynes always lands on her feet.

Rosamund Pike

December 29, 2010

Rosamund Pike is a changed woman—at least she is on the big screen.

Jessica Chastain

November 18, 2010

Actress Jessica Chastain’s high-stakes waiting game.