Celebration of Cool: British Mania

by Sherria

Idris Elba

This tall, dark and handsome actor is the epitome of cool. Known for his breakout role in HBO’s The Wire, Idris Elba has taken Hollywood by storm. Elba has also starred in blockbuster hits such as Daddy’s Little Girls and American Gangster along side Denzel Washington. Elba introduced us to his comedic side when he guest starred in NBC’s The Office in 2009. Idris has not only become a well-respected actor in Hollywood, he’s become a sexy symbol.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

You may know him as Keira Knightley’s husband in Love Actually. You may know him as Denzel Washington’s brother in American Gangster, or you may know him as friend and manager of Don Cheadle in Talk to Me. Often known as a supporting actor, Chitewel Ejiofor gives you a memorable performance in every movie. This British actor, of Nigerian descent has been acting since the age of 13. After getting a taste of Hollywood in his first major movie, Steven Spilberg’s Amistad, Ejiofor hasn’t looked back.

Okezie Morro

Trained at the London School of Music and Dramatic Art, this newcomer can be seen in the blockbuster hit, Red Tails. Released in January, Red Tails depicts a “A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard,” (IMDB RedTails). We love following the careers of new actors, so watch out for Okezie on the big screen.


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