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The World’s End – out Friday – Brits Abroad – The Top 5 British Stars Taking over Hollywood

18 July 2013

In The World’s End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again.

They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End.

As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

The World’s End is in cinemas this Friday, directed by Edgar Wright and of course starring Simon Pegg.

To celebrate we’ve put together a top list of the top 5 Brits that are making a big impact on Hollywood...


As it stands Batman, Superman and Spiderman are all played by Brits, which is quite the achievement. Mr Andrew Garfield made sure it wasn’t just DC superheroes that had some British charm as he took on the role of ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ back in 2012. Next year Andrew will be back in the spandex as he faces Electro (played by Jamie Foxx) in the sequel. Andrew Garfield has starred in films such as The Social Network and Never Let Me Go.


As well as making his own films with his friends Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, Simon has also been a little busy taking on the role of Scotty in JJ. Abram’s Star Trek films. He also landed a role opposite Tom  Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and was lucky enough to be in the middle of both Kirsten Dunst and Megan Fox in How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. There are rumours that Simon Pegg may even feature in the next Star Wars film so watch this Space (see what we did there).


Proof that that British actors really do play the bad guys well, with his amazing performance in Thor and Avengers as Loki. Tom reprises his role in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, in October this year. Before trying to rule the galaxy, Tom had starred in Spielberg’s War Horse and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris as F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Emily Blunt really has taken Hollywood by storm the last few years starring in everything from The Simpsons, The Wolfman, Salmon Fishing in the Yemon, The Muppets to The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and the fantastic Looper opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt/Bruce Willis. She continues her very active career with Edge of Tomorrow in 2014, opposite Tom Cruise.


Early this year, Juno Temple was awarded the rising star award at the Baftas, and rightly so. She stared her career in the St. Trinians films and has since made quite the impact overseas having starred in Greenberg with Ben Stiller, Killer Joe, and Atonement and even made an appearance as Catwoman’s accomplice in The Dark Knight Rises. This year she stars in Lovelace and has landed a role in the next Sin City instalment ‘A Dame to Kill For’.

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