British Actors Who Are Not On Twitter (or Facebook) — But Fans Love Anyway

British actors not on Twitter

Previously we came up with a list of British actors who we are lucky enough to have on Twitter, however, there are many more who still haven’t joined social media and don’t have immediate plans to do so, but fans love anyway. Here are a few of them.

HENRY CAVILL

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel (Warner Bros.)

Superman has stated he does not plan to join social media, as much as his fans would love him to and he may be saving the internet from crashing if he ever joins.

With the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the follow up to his Man of Steel, coming next year, Henry is sure to be on the spotlight once again. In the meantime we can follow all his new projects including The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which opens in theaters later this summer on one of his many fan sites.

MATTHEW MACFADYEN

Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice 2005 (Focus Feature)

Ah, if only Mr. Darcy was on social media…but Matthew Macfadyen is simply not the type to self-promote and talk about himself on Twitter or Facebook. Even though he has suggested he does use a computer for personal reasons and has preteens, the social media bug hasn’t bitten the quiet Brit.

As with Cavill above, if Macfadyen would ever join any site, the hotness would surely melt many computer screens. In the meantime a good place to follow all the happenings in his career are our good friends @pandp2005 on Twitter. They will keep you up-to-date on everything Matthew Macfadyen.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount Pictures)

This is one of THE hottest British actors at the moment and things for Ben are going great on the professional and personal level. He has starred in more films that we can keep up with (check his IMDB profile) and topped it all with an Oscar nomination for his role as Alan Turing in Imitation Game.

His fandom, who call themselves the “Cumberbitches,” would love nothing more than to have the object of their obsession on Twitter, but so far it hasn’t happened. He could also break the site with his presence. He is one to watch for sure, a rising star in every sense of the word.

EDDIE REDMAYNE

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne as Jack in The Pillars of the Earth (Tandem Communications)

Here is another Brit who has made it to Hollywood and we are happy to have him. Eddie Redmayne — a film, television, and stage actor — has been steadily rising in notoriety on the big screen and he made a big splash in 2014.

Redmayne took home the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. We expect to have many more memorable roles from Eddie in the future and maybe someday he will join Twitter.

KIT HARINGTON

Kit Harington

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones (HBO)

Jon Snow in Game of Thrones used to have a Facebook account, but in 2014 decided to do away with it, because he was tired of mindlessly looking at people’s timelines. What?

Don’t hold your breath that Kit will join Twitter either, one of the reasons is the urge to tweet after too much drinking and he confessed, “I’m a (bleeping) idiot when I’m drunk.”

MARTIN FREEMAN

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Trilogy (Image via Peter Jackson)

Can you imagine if Watson was on Twitter? Martin is one of the funniest British actors out there and we are sure he would be hilarious if he was on social media.

However, just like his Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin has no presence on social media. What a waste, but we still love him.

JJ FEILD

JJ Feild

JJ Feild as Major John Andre in TURN (AMC)

Now JJ Feild is an interesting case. He is mostly known for his period drama roles in England, but not widely familiar to American audiences, until this year.

The very handsome American-born Brit has been acting since 1999 and has a long list of films under his belt, but people have paid more attention to his Major John Andre (who couldn’t?) in the AMC series, TURN: Washington’s Spies. If you haven’t met him, give him a chance, you won’t be disappointed.

CHARLIE HUNNAM

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam as Jax in Sons of Anarchy (FOX)

The Sons of Anarchy hunk was at one point cast as Christian Grey, the sexy, twisted billionaire from Fifty Shades of Grey, but that didn’t come to pass.

Even though Charlie is super excited to be a big star, he really doesn’t care about the notoriety part of the business, as he told ET Online, “I don’t really engage in social media, and I don’t really watch the news or read newspapers so I haven’t been too cognizant of exactly what the reaction has been.”

THEO JAMES

Theo James

Theo James as Four in Divergent (Summit Entertainment)

The Divergent star was largely unknown before being cast opposite Shailene Woodley in the Veronica Roth film adaptations. Now millions know who he is.

“I don’t have it and I never will. Other actors I know are really good at it and they rock and roll it, but it’s not for me.” Theo told Flaunt magazine about Twitter and Facebook earlier this year. How sad for his fans.

CHRISTIAN BALE

 

Christian Bale

Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight (Warner Bros.)

The Dark Knight doesn’t need any introductions after reviving the iconic comics character in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, but you will not find him on social media either.

Maybe it’s because he’s known to have a temper and oh, the things that come out of his mouth sometimes.

There are countless more British actors — they seem to grow under rocks everywhere — but these are only a few of the hottest names in showbiz that you will not find on Twitter or Facebook. Do you follow a favorite British actor who is not on social media? Let us know on the space below.

[Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Image via BBC]

British Actors To Follow On Twitter — Who Are The Best?

British actors Twitter

British actors have invaded American cinemas and left a lasting impression on U.S. fans, who seem to adore anything that comes from across the Atlantic. Many of them use Twitter on a regular basis, but who are the best to follow?

When a popular actor with a large fan base joins Twitter it’s a happy days for the fandom — we’re not sure how the actor feels. Many have misgivings and some have sworn never to join social media for several reasons, most of which have to do with their privacy.

Of course, it’s up to the actor himself, how much he or she shares, but let’s face it, if you’re on Twitter, you are most likely to share than not and your fans will love you for it. So let’s take a look at who you should be following, if you’re new to Twitter and looking for lovely British actors.

LUKE EVANS

Luke is as lovely as they come and his fans are lucky to have him on Twitter. He is generous with his selfies and keeps everyone updated as to what he’s up to, except when he’s on location, which has been often these past few years.

After his career took off, he has been working non-stop and as a result, his fanbase has grown exponentially. He has participated in several Q&As for his latest films and is always willing to share little bits of his life, which his adoring fans love. He’s one of the best. Follow @thereallukevans (yes, one ‘e’ is missing).

RICHARD ARMITAGE

After being begged for years, Richard finally joined Twitter on his birthday in 2014 much to his Army’s surprise. The tall, handsome Brit had forsworn joining social media and sharing what he was having for lunch.

But for some reason he caved and Twitter was in a frenzy on that special day. Now he has turned into a pro, sharing selfies of different locations he finds himself in, as if he had always been around. We’re not sure who is giving him lessons, but kudos. The Armitage Army couldn’t be happier to have @RCarmitage.

TOM HIDDLESTON

A.k.a Loki (Thor) is one of the most beloved British actors on Twitter. Anywhere he goes and whoever he meets, Tom Hiddleston, doesn’t fail to make a great impression because of his modesty and good humor.

We can’t say he’s an avid user, but Tom most definitely keeps fans up-to-date on his whereabouts and his fans couldn’t be more grateful. Someone recently dubbed Tom’s fans the nicest bunch he had met. A reflection of @twhiddleston surely.

DAN STEVENS

Dan is one of the best British actors to follow, even though he doesn’t tweet as often as he used to back in his Downton Abbey days and who can blame him. With a very busy career and two young kids at home, he surely doesn’t have time for Twitter anymore.

However, when he does, he always has something interesting to say about a new role. Dan is a smart cookie and his very British sense of humor certainly shines through in his tweets don’t miss @thatdanstevens.

EMMA WATSON

The former Harry Potter star is also an avid user and she also keeps a very popular Facebook page in which she shares her U.N Ambassador Goodwill Ambassador and Women’s Equality happenings, as well as what’s going on with her career.

After the announcement of her casting as Belle in the live-action Disney version of Beauty and the Beast she warmly welcomed her co-stars as their own announcements became official. Who couldn’t love @emwatson?

TOM MISON

Even though Tom’s been quite politically outspoken lately, he’s a good one to follow on Twitter and if you’re a fan of his Sleepy Hollow then you will want to see what the the period drama favorite is up to.

We wrote about politics, actors, and social media before and if you’re not too turned off by that, make sure to check out Tom @TomMison.

IAN MCKELLEN

He is a classic and we’re lucky to have Sir Ian on Twitter. McKellen tweets frequently and has more than 2 million fans following him. That’s impressive.

Despite being 75-years-young, Ian McKellen still acts in movies regularly, including reprising his Lord of the Rings role for director Peter Jackson in The Hobbit trilogy. Follow this interesting character @IanMcKellen.

ANDY SERKIS

His career is finally taking off and after starring in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as the CGI charachter, Gollum, Andy Serkis is sharing his adventures on Twitter and fans love it.

With appearances in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the hugely anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Serkis is one to watch and follow @andyserkis, you’ll have some good laughs.

The list goes on and it depends of what sort of movie you’re into, but following British actors on Twitter is certainly a fun thing. Some very popular ones — such as Henry Cavill, a.k.a Superman — are not on this list because they are not on social media. Don’t be fooled, if there’s not a blue check mark next to their names it’s not them. Many of these actors have several fan pages where you can also keep up-to-date with their latest projects.

Do you follow any other British actor on Twitter? Do share!

[Image courtesy of Luke Evans/Whosay]