Top 10 Best British Actors

The Top Ten

Michael Caine Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a British film icon. Known for his cockney accent, Caine was born in South London, where during his ...read more.
Anthony Hopkins Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He was born on December 31, 1937 in Margam, Wales. He is known for winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille ...read more.
Alan Rickman Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (February 21st 1946 - Janurary 14th 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, most notably Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2016

Alan Rickman should be no. 1

Alan Rickman at 20? Got to be a joke..Should be in the Top 5.. My top 10:
1. Alan Rickman
2. Liam Neeson
3. Daniel Day Lewis
4. Anthony Hopkins
5. Gary Oldman
6. Michael Gambon
7. Christian Bale
8. Rowan Atkinson
9. Daniel Radcliffe
10. Benedict Cumberbatch
And why the hell is Anthony Hopkins not on the list.. He is also great
7. Rowan Atkinson
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Sean Connery Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
Ian McKellen Sir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.
Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

He puts so much emotion in his performance I can feel a connection between myself and the character. He can literally play any role (from an apparently apathetic detective with a really complicated personality to fecking Patrick Melrose, which let's remember it's super hard to play as he struggles with alcohol and drug addiction).

I'm sorry, why isn't Benedict first? He can play ANY character! He played Sherlock, Alan (from the Imitation Game) and Khan from Star Trek. He is probably the best actor ever

His portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in BBC's 'Sherlock' and Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' proves that he is the best!

Not #1? Whut? "Sherlock Holmes"? "Smaug"?

Hugh Laurie James Hugh Calum Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author.

Hough Laurie is really one of the best actors alive and he so deserves the first spot

Totally agree with the #1 vote for Hugh! Love the accent, Love To know you sunshine! Tommie Kay Y. 😘

Tom Hiddleston Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

All of the roles he plays are filled with passion and emotion, and he's perfect!

Cute,sweet,and an amazing actor sounds like the right fit for #1

HELL YEH! LOKI!

He is sweet, handsome and just all around amazing. absolutely love him. and that love will never waver.

Laurence Olivier Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. ...read more.
Colin Firth Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor. Firth's films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide.

Hugh Laurie doenst even BEGIN to compare to COLIN. he is the master! A sensitive genius who deserves recognition!

The Contenders

Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

He is cool and a great actor.

The Best british actor

He's like DC comics imagination Bruce Wayne

Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series.

Totally...DUH! He's also really hot.

Gary Oldman Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: ...read more.

He's 13?! sid and nancy, tdk trilogy, darkest hour, harry potter series, DRACULA, shen in kung fu panda 2? he's clearly the best! love sid and nancy by the way total sid vicious fan

Gary Oldman is without a single doubt the greatest British actor of all time

Liam Neeson Liam John Neeson, OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur.

He has a particular set of skills!

Tom Holland Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer. Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring in the 2012 film The Impossible. He started his career in 2008 when he played the lead role named Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway in ...read more.

Tom Holland is a 21 year old British actor who started off his show-biz career in the musical "Billy Elliot". He is known for his roles in "The Impossible", "Heart of the Sea", "How I Live Now", and most recently, his role as Spiderman/Peter Parker in Spiderman: Homecoming. I think he was awesome in Spiderman:Homecoming. Can't wait for Infinity War!

Alec Guinness Sir Alec Guinness was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters.
Tim Roth

FINALLY! Tim Roth is such a brilliant actor, can play the good guy or despicable bad guy... With an aray of accents, he should be in the top 3 of ANY best British actors...

Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean

Mr Bean? Blackadder?... Come on how is he not number 1?

Hilarious! Best known for Mr Bean and Johnny English!

Mr Bean. Voiced him in the cartoon and played him in the sitcom. enough said.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant should have got higher!

Clive Owen
Tom Hardy Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE is an English actor and film producer. Originally a model, Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.

Actually He is the Only one to act as natural as he is in real life. He should be number 1!

Jude Law David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972), is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two British Academy Awards, winning one. In 2007, he received an Honorary César and was named a knight of the Order ...read more.
David Tennant David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the Harry Potter movie series.

Why is he the least ranked on the list? he's great.

The doctor

Jason Statham Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.
Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur, and politician.
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