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 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).
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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