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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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]