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:

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