10 Up-and-Coming British Stars You Should Have on Your Radar!

As I flicked through the papers the other day, I realized that there is an abundance of talented folk on my side of the pond, that you lovely yanks may not have heard of — just yet. Oh, but you will!

The collection of folk below are all household names here in the UK, due to their star power. So when your buddies mention, “Have you seen that hot new boy band group Union J?” You can reply, “Oh yes, hailed as the new One direction. Where have you been?”

It’s always great to be one step ahead.

So without further ado, I give you hot Brits, heading your way!

 

  • Cara Delevingne 1 of 10
    Cara Delevingne attend the premiere of Anna Karenina at The Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London

    Rhianna's new BFF, Cara Delevingne is THE hot model of the moment. Frequently seen enjoying London's nightlife, she has been featured in Burberry, Zara, and Chanel campaigns. Recently she and Rhianna holidayed together, although her closest friend is singer Rita Ora, who she calls her 'wifey.' Cara is set to be bigger than Kate Moss!

  • Nigel Harman 2 of 10
    Nigel Harman attends the opening night for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at Theatre Royal in London

    Most famous in the UK for his role as Dennis Rickman in iconic British soap EastEnders, he is soon to be seen in the fourth season of Downton Abbey, playing the role of a visiting valet named Mr. Green. Harman has sent many hearts a fluttering here in the UK, no doubt he will do the same Stateside.

  • Tom Odell 3 of 10
    Tom Odell arrives for the 2013 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in London

    British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, discovered by none other than songstress Lily Allen (now known as Lily Cooper), released Songs from Another Love in 2012 and won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award in early 2013. His debut studio album, Long Way Down, was released June 24 to critical acclaim. You can't flick through radio channels without catching his melancholic voice. One to watch!

  • Juno Temple 4 of 10
    Juno Temple attends the premiere of Anna Karenina at The Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London

    Juno won the Rising Star award at this years BAFTA awards. She has appeared in films such as Atonement and Wild Child, but her breakout performance was opposite Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe. Soon to be seen in the film Lovelace...

  • Jake Bugg 5 of 10
    English singer-songwrite Jake Bugg performs at Coachella music festival with a couple of different guitars in Indio

    In an interview for The Telegraph newspaper, when dubbed "an East Midlands Bob Dylan," Bugg said, "Bob Dylan's cool, you know, he's great, but he's not a major influence." Yes, Jake Bugg is THAT cool. His self-titled debut album was released last year, and his nasally twang is reminiscent of the sixties era. He readily admits that he is heavily influenced by The Beatles. Blissful to listen to, he is one to check out...

  • Olivia Coleman 6 of 10
    Olivia Coleman attends the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in London

    Olivia Coleman first came on my radar in the hilarious comedy show, Peep Show. However, I then saw her portrayal as an abused wife in Tyrannosaur and was utterly astounded at the force of her talent. I'm not alone. This year Olivia won not one, but two (!!) BAFTA awards for her roles in the tv drama Accused and tv comedy Twenty Twelve. She also received further acclaim for her role as DS Ellie Miller in crime series Broadchurch. Down to earth, charming and talented, what's not to love?

  • Little Mix 7 of 10
    Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson of the popular girl band 'Little Mix' leave BBC Radio 1 studio in London.

    The new Spice Girls! Little Mix are a British four-piece girl group who won the 8th season of The X Factor - the first group ever to do so. The group consists of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall.  Following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label, and subsequently with Columbia Records in the US. Expect to hear a LOT more from Little Mix in the near future. Oh, and Perrie, she is the amour of none other than One Direction's Zayn Malik. He even has a massive tattoo of her face on his arm...

  • Andrea Riseborough 8 of 10
    Andrea Riseborough seen while making her way out of LAX

    You may remember Andrea from Madonna's movie W.E. where she played Wallis Simpson. She has gone on to star opposite Clive Owen in the brilliant Shadow Dancer, and is soon to be seen in Oblivion, with Mr. Tom Cruise. In my opinion, she'll be holding a golden statue aloft in the next five years...

  • Rafe Spall 9 of 10
    "BRIT Awards" held at the o2 Arena, Greenwich in London

    Son of actor Timothy Spall, Rafe has appeared in supporting roles in One Day, Shaun of the Dead, and Prometheus. He recently starred in the romantic comedy, I Give it a Year. Soon to be seen in The F Word, this actor has 'leading man' stamped all over him!

  • Union J 10 of 10
    The boys of Union J attend the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

    The new One Direction! Runners up on 2012's season of The X Factor, Union J have been causing girls to swoon all across the UK. The four-piece boy band consists of members George Shelley, Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, and Jaymi Hensley. Their debut album is due for release this October... Check out those cheekbones!

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