Why 2017 Will Be the Glory Year for Hollywood's British Leading Women

It's official: 2017 is the year for British actresses to shine in Hollywood.

With coveted roles in blockbuster projects like "Star Wars: Episode VIII," where Daisy Ridley will reprise the part of Rey, a Jakku scavenger (with some impressive lightsaber skills) who managed to defeat Dark Jedi Kylo Ren, the line-up of films with British lead actresses is stellar for 2017. Let's just hope we get some more Rey-themed merchandise next time around.

You may have heard the rumours of a "Carry On" remake coming in 2017 and a new Bond film also due out that year — both sure to attract some major British actresses to their cast lists.

In the meantime, there are plenty of big-screen moments for British female actresses in addition to "Star Wars" for us to get excited about. 

Click through the gallery to see which other stars to look out for and which newcomers to watch in these upcoming films of 2017.

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