Now I was going to use the word ‘hot’ to describe this list, as in ‘they’re so hot right now’, but it seems a bit American for a list of British actresses. So for anyone into sport I’ve gone with ‘in form’, so you’ll get it – and I mean acting talent not physical form. Of course they’re all beautiful as well (goes without saying), but this is about their ability to convince us of their character and performance on screen.
Here are my favourites with some of their work listed; ones who have been lighting up the screen in impressive ways over the last few years. It’s a mixed list, which is a good thing.
Up-and-comers like Emilia Clarke, Lily Collins and Imogen Poots are still finding their feet and working on the odd clunker, whereas others like Alice Eve, Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones really need to be in decent stuff a bit more often, given their talent.
I would say Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan are leading the way as the most ‘in form’ at the moment. Plus Winslet really should get some sort of lifetime achievement award at some point. She’s got ten years on the rest of the women on this list and has consistently worked on good projects throughout her career – she’s so impressive.
Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow, Looper, The Adjustment Bureau
Agent Carter, Ant-Man, Cinderella, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Mirror Mirror, Love, Rosie
Suffragette, Far From The Madding Crowd, Shame, Drive, Inside Llewyn Davis
Iron Man 3, The Gift, Transcendence, The Town, Closed Circuit
Starter For 10, Crossing Over, Star Trek Into Darkness
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, The Bling Ring, Noah
Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys
Gone Girl, Jack Reacher, The World’s End
Far From The Madding Crowd, Killer Joe, Cracks, Black Mass
Suffragette, The Hour, The Crimson Petal and the White
The Theory of Everything, Like Crazy, Chalet Girl
High-Rise, Mississippi Grind, American Sniper, Foxcatcher
A Long Way Down, Filth, The Look Of Love, Cracks
Jessica Brown Findlay
Victor Frankenstein, The Riot Club
While We’re Young, Birdman, Insurgent
Steve Jobs, The Dressmaker, Labor Day, Carnage, Insurgent/Divergent