By Marisa Laudadio
You don't have to be an Anglophile to appreciate the latest crop of British celebs to conquer America. In fact, you may not even realize some of them are imports! Whether they're showing off their dramatic chops in your favorite film or TV show, or killing it onstage, we basically think they're all bloody brilliant. So join us as we say "cheers" to our favorite U.K. stars of summer 2013 …
We fell in love with Idris, 40, when he played a Baltimore drug lord on "The Wire." He's kept his career interesting with a variety of roles in everything from "The Office" and "RocknRolla" to "Prometheus" and the BBC's "Luther," for which he won a Golden Globe in 2012. But it's his latest starring turn in "Pacific Rim" that has us pretty much hyperventilating. Idris, who also has a successful music career as a DJ -- and is a single dad to pre-teen daughter Isan -- promises it's more than just another summer blockbuster. "This film," he told the Daily Mail, "is a piece of art."
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