Eddie Redmayne


Eddie Redmayne caught the world’s attention last winter as the young man who befriend Marilyn Monroe during the filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl” in “My Week with Marilyn.” The 30 year-old actor already was known for his award winning stage work, but it was his role as Colin Clark that made him famous. […]

Ben Whishaw


It happened to be one of those days when I chanced upon a screening for the film, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Based on the international best seller, the film depicted the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a gifted perfume maker, whose life takes a dark turn as he becomes increasingly obsessed with creating the […]

Tom Hiddleston


I’ll freely admit that a year ago I didn’t know who Tom Hiddleston was and then I saw “Thor” on May 6, 2011. I was riveted by Thor’s backstabbing little brother, Loki, and now I am longing to see what mischief he reigns down to cause “The Avengers” to assemble on May 4. While Tom […]

Benedict Cumberbatch


Benedict Cumberbatch will play a villain in the upcoming Star Trek movie set to be released in 2013. That seems appropriate to me. Why? Because he looks the part – he looks villainous. He has the kind of face that, were you to pass him on the street, might make you look twice and then […]

Dominic Cooper


Dominic Edward Cooper was born on June 2, 1978 in Greenwich London, England. Mother Julia, a nursery school teacher, and father Brian, an auctioneer, divorced when Dominic was 5. The family began to disintegrate when their daughter Claudia was tragically struck by a car and killed before Dom was born. It’s clear a passion for […]

Sam Claflin


I know here at O2W4 we continually say “you probably aren’t familiar with So-and-So yet, but you will be.” Being a fresh face on the screen is a big part of being One2Watch4. In the case of Sam Claflin, it’s probably a reasonable assumption that you have no idea who he is. And that’s simply […]

Mark Strong


You may think you don\’t know Mark Strong but I guarantee you\’ve seen him in half a dozen movies, at least. Remember Downey, Jr\’s nemesis in Sherlock Holmes or the guy who put the squeeze on Gerard Butler in RocknRolla or the impeccably dressed sexy Syrian agent in Body of Lies? That\’s right, those were […]

Jamie Bell


A stark, daring stare and brooding features burn in your memory when you first see Jamie Bell onscreen. If that doesn’t work, his acting talent surely will make you remember him. Currently in the film The Eagle alongside Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe), he exudes a quiet strength and self possession. For his role as Esca, […]

Ben Barnes


A few years ago you’d of been forgiven for saying “Ben Who?” But those days are thankfully behind us now. Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born on August 20, 1981 in London, England, a place he still calls home today. Ben first crept out of obscurity in 2008 playing the title role in the screen adaptation […]

Idris Elba


Tall, Dark and Handsome, it’s not hard to see why Ali Larter was stalking Idris Elba in Obsessed. And if Idris was MY man, I, like Beyoncé would do anything to keep it that way, including having a major bitch slapping cat fight with the hot new temp trying to take him away from me! […]

Dev Patel


If you watched the first two seasons of the UK series “Skins” and then watched Slumdog Millionaire you might not recognize that Anwar and Jamal are portrayed by the same actor. You’ve got to figure it takes a fairly astute person to play the hyper, sexually obsessed Anwar and then turn around and be so […]

Nicholas Hoult


I know you’re looking at this guy and trying to place where you know him from. No, not high school, he’s not your best friend’s cousin from Peoria. This is going to blow your mind: Nicholas Hoult was the kid in 2002’s About A Boy. Oh yeah, I know! Milk does a body good, right? […]

Alex Pettyfer


I know a lot of you are scratching your heads and wondering “where did this kid come from? He’s EVERYWHERE!” And you’re right. 2011 is not only the year of the Rabbit but it as The Year of the Pettyfer as well. With two starring roles and even more high-profile films in the works I […]

Tom Hardy


I like versatile actors who take on quirky roles and turn them into something memorable. Regardless of whether they are the main character or just have a few scenes sprinkled throughout the film, when they appear on screen they overshadow everyone around them. Tom Hardy is that kind of actor. His talent is as undeniable […]

Rupert Friend

I\’ll be honest with you, the first time I saw Pride and Prejudice (2005) I totally missed Rupert Friend as the questionable Wickham. I was totally engrossed with the yum that is Mr Darcy. (That reminds me, we need to do a profile on Matthew Macfadyen!)  It wasn\’t until I saw The Libertine (2004) just […]

Matthew Goode

You’ve probably never heard of Matthew Goode before…or you’ve heard the name but can’t quite put a face to it. This young, up-and-coming British actor (another one, I know!) was first introduced to me as the one redeeming factor in that terrible, poor-man’s-Roman-Holiday-Mandy-Moore-chick-flick, Chasing Liberty.

Robert Pattinson

Wizards and vampires have pretty much defined Robert Pattinson in the early stages of his acting career winning him legions of fans for his portrayal as the doomed Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the teenage Victorian vampire, Edward Cullen, in 2008\’s Twilight. Under all the hype lies a 22 […]