After his gripping performance as Stringer Bell in ‘The Wire’ and even meatier roles in movies like ‘American Gangster’ and ‘Takers’, you’d be forgiven for thinking Idris Elba was born on American soil. His accent and swagger is so convincing that some fans are still shocked to hear his authentic East London lingo.

But he’s not the only one fooling the American public. An increasing number of black British actors are appearing on the big screen in a range of diverse roles.

Here are 3 more stars you might not know are British:

  • Bosslady

    I knew they were all British…As a fellow Brit.

  • http://www.youtube.com/vivathedivatv Viva the Diva

    Omg!!! Im sooo proud of Aml Ameen!!!Bam baaaaaaam!!
    !! :D

  • freebee33

    Something about Ejiofor, he is just so fine to me! lol

  • NoitAll

    Loooove me some Chiwetel Ejiofor. He’s my favorite actor of my generation.

  • Leonie UK

    Love that I no longer have to watch re-runs of “the Bill” to see Aml Ameen. Happy he is getting the well deserved support in the US.

    I’M A THRONE FAN I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY BUT SMILE

  • Lynette

    Idris was in Takers, not Taken

  • http://www.clutchmagazine.com Clutch

    It says that :)

  • arlette

    me too, i didnt know he was in red tails. i’m so happy for all of them.

  • RenJennM

    I don’t know the other actors well, but I’ve always known Chiwetel Ejiofor was British.

    On another note, I think Black British men are so hot. (Love me some Idris Elba!)

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