The global movie industry has experienced tremendous growth in the last century. This growth has been driven by new technologies which have made filmmaking easier and more cost effective. Although nearly every country has its film industry, the global industry is dominated by Hollywood which continuously releases hundreds of movies that have made Hollywood one of America’s most enduring cultural icons.
The success of Hollywood is driven by a pool of global talent in a fiercely competitive environment. British actors are part of the many foreign actors who have made Hollywood successful. The following are 11 British actors who have made it in Hollywood.
11. Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe was born in 1989 and made his acting debut in the 1999 television movie David Copperfield and went on to get a role in the spy thriller, The Tailor of Panama (2001). Radcliffe was cast as the lead in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone the same year, joining Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry’s friends Ron and Hermione.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone became a big hit and earned Radcliffe great admiration which was sustained throughout the eight-film series spanning more than a decade.
After the last Harry Porter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2011 he got other acting jobs in movies such as Equus, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings (2013.