Thought you knew your British acting royalty? Think again. We detail the hottest actors and stars to know now

The Brits (and other UK blow ins) have been making the journey across the Atlantic to crack Hollywood for as long as we can remember. From 007s like Sean Connery and Daniel Craig to English rose Oscar-winners Kate Winslet and Rachel Weisz, there's a loooooong list of Hollywood regulars who hail from across the pond. While the likes of Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Ralph Fiennes and Christian Bale broke out way back in the Cool Britannia years of the '90s, in recent times there's been another influx of UK-born thespians and cool kids arriving in Hollywood.

Sure, it would be easy to blame Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey, but the truth is, the Brits are getting so damn good at hiding those charming accents that you barely notice that every TV show or film these days is filled with English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish natives. It's such a thing, Vanity Fair even dedicated a massive, glamorous shoot to it last year. So in honour of the invasion, we give you of the 50 sexiest and most talented Brits under 40 currently storming through Hollywood.

Across the pond: 50 sexy Brits invading Hollywood