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Top 10 British Actors Hollywood Won't Cast Anymore

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Top 10 British Actors Hollywood Won't Cast Anymore Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2tVCcUH They said goodbye to the A-list a long time ago. For this list, we're counting down those one-time big-time British actors, who just don't seem to get the limelight anymore. Orlando Bloom? Rupert Grint? The world was at their feet, but now we never see them. Check out these other brilliantly British videos from WMUK: Top 10 British Actors Who Are Difficult To Work With - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64t9vgqVN-8&t=1s Top 10 Actors You Didn't Know Were Shakespearean Trained - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj4pn67gDOU Special thanks to our user WordToTheWes for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.com/suggest #10. Liz Hurley #9. Michael Sheen #8. Ray Winstone #7. Catherine Zeta-Jones #6. Clive Owen #5. Hugh Grant #4. Gerard Butler #3, #2, #1: ???
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WatchMojoUK (10 months ago)
Who from this list should still be in blockbusters?
batgurrl (10 days ago)
WatchMojoUK Clive Owen should be a superstar. He should be James Bond but that’s another issue
Guyin Themask (29 days ago)
My only question is why do they need a separate channel for the U.K.
rachael m (1 month ago)
@Brian Burke Get a sex toy. He should be reinstated because he's a great actor.
rachael m (1 month ago)
The Scot.
Tiff Prendergast (1 month ago)
Kali Clinch yes
Debra Gantter (5 days ago)
Hollywood....what a joke it has become. When they...the actors and actresses decided to go on TV and the net saying they are Satanists and proud of it. Brits should be happy they are not asked to come back here. There is a hell...and it's called Hollywood. LATER
for real (6 days ago)
British actors are too good for Hollyweird trash movies. I'm American & refuse to watch Hollyweird crap.
Grace Mercer (8 days ago)
Liz Hurley can’t act, in fact she is not even a particularly successful model. Miss Zeta Jones got her chances through the marriage to Michael Douglas.
batgurrl (10 days ago)
Clive Owen is hot as hell and should be a huge star. He is also a great actor. What a huge loss
amy clarke (17 days ago)
10 co 99 c 😣ok 9 lh a bad 8 ms t great 7 rw n excellent 6 mc a ok 5 czj c good 4 hg a ok actually 3 gerad butler p ok 2 cf m ok 1 sp s ok cf.
Mallory Calloway (22 days ago)
Orlando Bloom was the love of my life when I was 15.
Kenroy Kentish (24 days ago)
Clive Owen looks a lot like Matthew Lewis who played Nerville Longbottom from Harry Potter
Guyin Themask (29 days ago)
My only question is why is there a separate channel for the U.K.
Chip Seymour (29 days ago)
Michael Sheen was the only ACTOR in the Twilight series, he knew what kind of movies he was in and turned up the camp accordingly, the rest of the cast were taking it way too seriously to even make it immersive, I know asking for quality and complaining about a movie with glittery vampires is too much but how did only one actor figure out how ridiculous the concept of the movies was?
Clementine From Twd (1 month ago)
I love how everyone is disagreeing with the Orlando Bloom one. I am too. Having a lead role in lord of the rings and pirates of the Caribbean, be now has $35 million. He also had been the main character in The Calcium Kid, back in 2004. He was also in the movie Troy as a big character. Even though Calcium Kid and Troy aren't big movies, he still had lead roles.
Owaissa Althea Dickey (1 month ago)
Ageism is alive and well in Hollywood.All of these multitalented people have come such a long way in their careers they can pick and choose what films, t.v., theater,etc that they want to be in(example being Gerard Butler's lead performance as The Phantom in the musical The Phantom of the Opera").Many don't want to live in the US either and some have retired/ semi-retired to raise families or spend time with grandkids(having missed out on their own childrens' growing up while away making movies').I still believe that they all have the ability to create/be part of great movies but want to do things in their own way and in their own time.Some may prefer creating/directing movies instead of being in them.
Andrew Amidala (1 month ago)
When I won my Oscar for best actress I thought ok I've done the Hollywood thing now..........what's next?
Jeannette Longworth (1 month ago)
Won't cast? If they are busy and successful working actors - which is actually more important to an actor than fleeting fame - it is more likely a case of working professionals who don't think Hollywood is the only place to work. Except Liz Hurley who shouldn't be on a list of real actors!
TLG Design (1 month ago)
This is stupid. These people are in current movies. This stupid video was made for view and subscribes and has nothing to do with the actors. Jones takes a leave and now she can't get hired? That's not true. She chose it, not is subject to it. Some of the actors are "who??" actors. Make a video with facts! Facts get views, eye candy titles is a waste of my time.
wvlf 802 (1 month ago)
just here for the thumbnail tbh. Orlando is fine as Legolas & Will Turner . he doesnt need hollywood
Helen Reidt (1 month ago)
OB1 K. (1 month ago)
Sorry - it is not the actors it is the movies that are coming out that suck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christine Tysoe (2 months ago)
Hollywood has a dark history. You have to sell your soul to the devil .
Anna Banana (2 months ago)
Gerald butler is still in movies.😆
marijke van Buuren (2 months ago)
As if hollywood is the holy grale... NOT.... all these actors are delevering beautiful work... just not made by money hungrey producers.
VideoGameFan 1998 (2 months ago)
I know there's some british actors hollywood still cast like Idris Elba, Tom Holland, Ewan McGregor, etc.
Charles Davis (3 months ago)
We love Orlando Bloom!!! He deserves a nothing but the best... and really doesn't need to work ever again.... Blessings Orlando and family.
Natasha Ragsdale (3 months ago)
TV is the NEW Hollywood.
Wolfsky9 (3 months ago)
In MY strong opinion : Clive Owen should have been Bond ----after Brosnan. -----he's a superb actor, & was a perfect choice-----for me, Craig has never had the presence that Owen has naturally.--------Both he, & Mark Strong :another brilliant British actor--- are totally underrated. ---------------------WolfSky9, 72 y/o
Michele O'Sullivan (3 months ago)
Clive Owen is one of the most underrated actors out there. In my opinion, of course.
Clark Savage (3 months ago)
I love Winstone as Will Scarlett in Robin of Sherwood!
B-Rye (3 months ago)
I thought Kingdom of Heaven could have been better for such a great premise
Melissa Chandler (3 months ago)
Agree but really would like to see Kate, Orlando and especially Gerard Butler get some decent parts. Very talented and I miss seeing them on the big screen. Maybe if they changed their managers???
Mr Shanchat (3 months ago)
Pretty judgemental this channel. Also most of these actors don't need the money.
Junah Moreau (3 months ago)
Hollywood is busy copying and remaking films from other countries... few of which come close to matching the originals in quality. As the country, so too Hollywood... an empire in decline. Overlooking talent is the least of Hollywood's problems. The American dream/Illusion/lie is losing its sheen. I wonder if the name Donald, like Adolf, will become less popular.
Gampang Ingat (3 months ago)
How about Heath Ledger
Maryscott OConnor (3 months ago)
MICHAEL SHEEN??? Are you insane??? These posts are just stupid. The titles are clickbait and have no basis in reality. Half these actors are still working NONSTOP. Hugh Grant??? You even use PADDINGTON 2 - from a freaking YEAR ago. I blame myself for clicking your links. I shall not make this mistake again.
Merek29 (4 months ago)
Hollywood is becoming less and less valid anymore.
roguechevelle (4 months ago)
I think this list should be Top 10 British Actors Hollywood Hasn't Cast in a While. Not that they won't cast them, it's just been a while. A lot of these actors have chosen to focus on other things or have turned down big hollywood roles even because they want to do more interesting work. Hollywood has become a big blockbuster machine that is focused less on smaller budget or even middle budget movies. Most hollywood projects have less interest in character or story. Frankly, I think it's smart to be cast in one or two big hollywood movies, do well and get your name out there. And being financially stable from it doesn't hurt either. You can have the freedom to pick and choose the roles you want to do.
John Snow (4 months ago)
The female actors were sort of sex-symbols during their heyday and not known especially for their acting chops. What happened? They got old. A 27 year old Liz Hurley was always going to be a bigger drawn than a 53 year old Liz Hurley. Same with Zeta Jones. She looked fantastic when she was 30, but a little worn at 49 (she's also had a good deal of plastic surgery, which makes her look worse; not better).
kimbasland (4 months ago)
I am happy not see Orlando Bloom in any new Hollywood films because he is a disaster.
Ma yfLOwEr (4 months ago)
What americans don't get: People in other countries don't wake up wanting to "make it to america" or winning american prizes. Especially hollywood doesn't really have the reputation of a place you wanna be. Of course it's nice to be known in another country and being awarded by them, but other countries have art and prizes too. Americans just don't know anything that isn't reshot in american english.
Daniel Fronc (4 months ago)
Check out Clive Owen in 2006's Inside Man, a cops and robbers bank heist film with so many twists and turns and subplots. Denzel Washington is his adversery and Christopher Plummer, Jodie Foster, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Willem Dafoe round out the cast, all turning in great performances. If you haven't seen it you should. He's a very good actor. I believe all these actors have the luxury to turn down roles. Ray Winstone is always showing up everywhere. One actor who can't seem to catch a break from Hollywood is Colin Farrell. However, in the end there's just too few quality roles for far too many actors and especially so for actresses, who once they start showing their age must transition to playing elders far older than their actual age. Also, remember that many excellent actors play cable series due to their now superior writimg.
Hollywood Media (4 months ago)
mojo are lairs and gossip queens !!
10p6 (4 months ago)
I think it is more of they do not want to be cast. Hollywood these days translates into "Let's film as cheap as possible in Vancouver" Hardly glits and glam.
Deborah LePage (4 months ago)
Hollywoood exec have a history of damaging movies they slam their opinions into don't they? Granted I can't name the movies in particular. I like Clive Owen, Gerard Butler, Kate Keckinsale was fun, but she did some really good movies. So, maybe some of these morons should shut their mouths and go back to the upper floors. Try outs should be try outs and the execs should go glad handing themselves and leave actors and casting directors and directors to do their jobs. It is why they were hired.
steve gale (4 months ago)
Hollywood is a career crasher. Many do not want to work for the shits.
Fook Hollywood 🇬🇧😎🍀
Ethan Cua (5 months ago)
I enjoyed Ron and still do this day.
Mareesh tamizhan (4 months ago)
Ethan Cua he doesn't want to act in a Hollywood movies
Mark Oman (5 months ago)
British English sounds soooo much better than American English. A least to me as a German. Even your industrial city hools sound more charming than most Americans.
clansome (5 months ago)
Sorry but it's got to be said, with the exception of Liz Hurley who couldn't act herself out of a paper bag, this list id a pile of SHIT. Clive Owen is another useless actor who shouldn't be imposed on the world anyway, but the otherss still have films in production or are on stage (it's what actors do after all) or they're tied up with TV series. Absolute crap list.
Joanie Adams (5 months ago)
Bloom cast as Paris in Troy. Too much of a wimp to embody the role of such a historical figure.
Joanie Adams (5 months ago)
Butler blew it playing the phantom--he cant sing and pretty much a one dimensional actor.
Tilly T (5 months ago)
I think its more like these actors don't particularly like the Hollywood lifestyle ..... for any money
enchasser person (5 months ago)
Wrong information. Whoever made this video does not understand how the movie industry works. A lot of these actors are currently working. This is stupid information.
Robert M (5 months ago)
Zeta-Jones is retired married to Michael Douglas they have a combined net worth of 345 million. She is soooo beautiful.
Beldin 2 (5 months ago)
I don't really care that much about Hollywood anymore, but i really hate that they canceled The Royals.
William David Hilton (5 months ago)
No mystery why the actresses were given the boot. They're too old.
paxwallacejazz (5 months ago)
Indie/art house mo betta. So who cares
Tiger Lucas (5 months ago)
Because the talented Brits make the Yanks look bad
Maximum Volume (5 months ago)
I love "Bedazzled."
Stephanie Roylance (5 months ago)
bring back rupert grint!
Severed_J Edwards (5 months ago)
I didn't realise that being in a movie last year meant you don't get cast anymore lol 🙄
Maryscott OConnor (3 months ago)
Severed_J Edwards No kidding. I’m an idiot for clicking the link.
micheledion2000 (5 months ago)
You guys are truly jerks. None of these deserve this treatment.
Stuart Little (5 months ago)
Yet George Clooney still keeps getting away with playing George Clooney.
Eliza Lagonia (5 months ago)
Rupert Grint was self imposed. After the HP series he wasn't sure he liked acting that much. He didn't want to give it up completely, but he'd been working since he was 12. He said in an interview that he fell back in love with acting while doing an off West End play, and is trying to stick to more independent stuff.
akcandlemaker (5 months ago)
Orlando Bloom was awesome in "The Seeker"
akcandlemaker (5 months ago)
Top 10 British actors who said no to goathead Lucy.
darrell holland (5 months ago)
Butler as hman
leaiplussize (5 months ago)
I only liked Michael Sheen in one movie Underworld rise of the Lycans, only film I thought he was sexy as hell in , my favorite werewolf As for Orlando bloom I have been in love with him since he was Legoals in LOTR and I think he was very good in the Kingdom movie. The only reason I watch the Pirate movie is for him ( not really Johnny ) I still like Orlando , I still think he is in great shape and would love to see him in good movies again , I think he his still a good actor, maybe he can try his hand at tv or cable. Hollywood is full of BS no talented actors right now and I think verybody on this lise ( accept Liz hurley she was never that good) are better actors than what is out there now. They deserve great scripts.
John Belt (5 months ago)
A lot of these actors just can't act. They got roles in movies primarily because they were in the right place at the right time and just happened to perfectly fit a particular role. They have no breadth of skill. Also, acting is a cut throat industry. Lots of people want to do it and there aren't that many roles. It just takes one flub and then you're gone.
democolor42 (5 months ago)
yah, america and hollywood, pit of sewer excrements
Livingston Hampton (6 months ago)
Orlando Bloom recently had a minor but rather noticeable role as the arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic boss of Blake Lively's character Emily in A Simple Favor.
Stuart Dowling (6 months ago)
Is it cos im not black
Claudia Ferrero (6 months ago)
1. Hollywood is becoming shittier every year. 2. Emma Watson can't act. She's awful. 3. Clive Owen should have been James Bond, instead of D. Craig.
nelson a (6 months ago)
i think Orlando bloom will be back from Pirates of the Caribbean 7.
kyotokitsune (6 months ago)
Gerard Butler isn't British, he's Scotish. There is a difference even if both come from the UK. But yes, he's been playing in multiple movies a year. Many are big budget. It'd be cool to see him more, but he's definitely getting casted. Orlando Bloom seems to be sticking to smaller roles. Two major franchises probably scared him off, or exhausted him. LoTR/Hobbit and Pirates are massive, and take a ton of energy. Not many actors do multiple franchises.
kyotokitsune (4 months ago)
@steve gale I'm well aware that they are part of the mainland. If you bothered to read my comment, I said "There is a difference even if both come from the UK." However, if the news is accurate, they don't particularly want to be. But then again, this isn't a political discussion, so I'll leave it at that.
steve gale (4 months ago)
Is not a difference. Scotland, England and Wales are British main land. And BTW i am British, you clearly are from no where near UK. They get annoyed because they are dumb. Most of them are Irish decent and only Scotish in name any how. There is a reason why Glagow is full of drunks; drug addicts and violent arseholes, they are all of Irish decent over the last 120 years to the Clyde docks..
kyotokitsune (4 months ago)
@steve gale There is a difference if you ask a Scotish. British are from the England area, while Scottish are from the Scotland area (South and North respectively if you didn't know). There is a difference even if they are under the UK flag. And any Scottish I've seen actually get annoyed by being called British. So I'm not the ignorant one.
steve gale (4 months ago)
'Gerard Butler isn't British, he's Scotish.' that is British you ignorant inbred.
Donna Doell (6 months ago)
If they are smart they'll save their money
Jo Threefingers (6 months ago)
Why send out for take out when we the United have great food here? Or am I being lied to or is the grub to used up?
The Wanderer31 (6 months ago)
Funnily enough Orlando Bloom recently reprised his role as Legolas but not in a Middle earth product but rather in AMCs The walking dead as the wife of King Ezekiel.
Irakli Kaloiani (6 months ago)
"carried Kingdom of Heaven" - what was there to carry? :D
Fiah K. (2 months ago)
Oh man, come on, I'll have to defend the movie as I have a thing for it) (mostly for the CGI cities and armies, naturally) I think the movie sort of aspired to be musings over religion, heroism, hostility, and lots of other themes, don't you think? and Bloom was good in it. If we were talking about some DC or Marvel crap here, then yeah, what is there to carry, but that movie wasn't that bad.
hart 112 (6 months ago)
this list is odd and some of them are untrue I think the title is also misleading "Hollywood won't cast" really???
Rhiannon Carney (6 months ago)
Hollywood has habit of pigeonholing people. It also has a very limited attention span and not a very forgiving nature. So, one minute you are on top but if you don't expand, say the wrong thing, or just do too many films in the same franchise Hollywood tends to yawn and say "Goodbye and maybe goodluck come back when have forgotten what you said, filmed, or did that we either got sick of or didn't like".
rayneoftera (6 months ago)
Orlando Bloom was never a great actor, mediocre at best and serves to show the key difference between men and women in Hollywood and men and women in general. Men can't rely on their looks to get as far in the world as women can. Though not as bad as Megan fox, I often liken the two together because they have both made it on their looks but as terrible as an actress Megan Fox is....she is still getting roles. Why, most of the top execs in Hollywood are men, men want sex more than women and will do more for it than women, which involves casting young and talentless but attractive starlets/actresses in movies. Where as the men, not so much, not many female execs as there are men and most of them won't go as far as the men will for sex. In other words men have to make it more on their acting ability than women.
Phantom Warrior (6 months ago)
it seems like hollywood is also like corporate america in that unless you continue putting in the hours and forget family life and resting, hollywood will forget about you.
Repulse theMonkey (6 months ago)
Hollywood is just a steaming pile of SJW nonsense, these days. So many movies are all FX, with poor scripts and worse characterisation.
Angga Pramudya (6 months ago)
05:30 _Mrs. Wesley?_ 🐹
Angga Pramudya (6 months ago)
05:06 I wish I had that gorgeous hair in this scene. 😎
Gunman610 (6 months ago)
Really? Hugh Grant getting caught with a hooker didn't contribute at all to his Hollywood fall?
Lotan Kritchman (6 months ago)
So many of these actors will be back. Look at Robert Downy Jr. Lots of actors have hiatuses.
Patrick Boyle (6 months ago)
Orlando Bloom got type cast as a blacksmith. Then all at one the public realized that he was a skinny little twit and his career was over,
stardust_and_ashes (6 months ago)
Perhaps this should be UK actors, as Catherine Zeta-Jones is Welsh, and Gerard Butler is Scottish, so the title is kinda misleading
mrnaughtycat (5 months ago)
stardust_and_ashes British means ya from the uk
STEPHEN BEACH (6 months ago)
Inside Man and Law Abiding Citizen are two of my all time favs
Joackim Lauridsen (6 months ago)
Aren't some of these actors in new movies and upcoming movies?
Dave G (6 months ago)
What a shit video.You don't say WHY they wont be cast in a movie.Just shit commentary about previous movie roles.
James J (6 months ago)
Michael sheen really?
Ceará Yuè (6 months ago)
Most of these actors had their "hot" phase and were given chances with leading roles and when those failed to deliver either financially or critically, were dropped from Hollywood for other talents. Orlando Bloom, Liz Hurley and Gerard Butler never proved they were strong actors, while Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen weren't able to support films financially in lead roles. Hugh Grant had that embarrassing prostitute scandal which damaged his reputation, while Catherine Zeta-Jones' bipolar, tongue cancer-causing, "difficult" status (according to Rob Marshall after replacing her with Nicole Kidman in "Nine") damaged her's.
bluepazan (5 months ago)
Orlando proofed to be a strong actor since Kingdom of Heaven man!
Sebastian Moya (6 months ago)
Kate Beckinsale won't be casted because even at 45 she looks better than any Hollywood diva...
Paul Phillips (6 months ago)
I think the trouble is that they KEEP casting Gerard Butler. I saw a preview for "Hunter Killer" when I went to see "Halloween", and I thougth, "Seriously? After Geostorm, they're still giving this guy jobs???"
David Rosales (6 months ago)
Heard alot of people say Zeta Jones is a bitch think ya.ll did list about that with her on it used 2 like her but hate actors acting like fucking spoiled selfish kids but from what I hear that's mostly all HWOOD is 🤔
baldieman64 (6 months ago)
When women are known for movies reliant on their sex appeal and they are now in their late 40's and 50's, it's not really that surprising that the roles that they were previously offered have dried up - but there is still plenty of work provided they don't look like typical Hollywood vamps.
Samurai Hardware (6 months ago)
Why the fuck do you show who you are going to pick even before the vids starts properly, it's seriously annoying, won't be watching any more of your vids.
josa rebelo (6 months ago)
wtf= got money lol= your retarded?= sorry not Jewish lol
Richard Webb (6 months ago)
This should be titled “why doesn’t Hollywood use shit actors”.

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