Stiff Upper Lips
Prompted by the oddness of saying Colin Firth is reason to be ashamed of being British, which Brits working in Hollywood/US film market are doing us proud? I say Hollywood/US as there are many doing it here, but thats not in the context I'm trying to get to.
So, the ones that spring to mind for me are;
Paul Bettany (despite Priest and Legion).
Idris Elba, not so much for Thor, there he was functional, but for his superb Stringer Bell in The Wire, I'm sure he will be equally as brilliant in a film in the future.
Micheal Fassbender, he was great in Hunger, even if the subject wasnt to my "political" taste, I can see great things from him in the future.
Those are the ones I can think of, I hope ive missed loads to be honest.
Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!