Best British Actors

The Top Ten

1 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


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

2 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).

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

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

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

3 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.

4 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 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!

5 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 more.
6 Martin Freeman Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark more.

Sherlock, The Hobbit, The Office..

7 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 - Szonana

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

8 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

9 Colin Furth

News flash people: It's Colin Firth NOT Colin Furth!

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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!

12 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: 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

13 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...

14 Clive Owen
15 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? - Clayttles

Hilarious! Best known for Mr Bean and Johnny English!

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

16 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!

17 Hugh Grant
18 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 more.
19 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.
20 Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur, and politician.
21 Michael Gambon Sir Michael John Gambon is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film.
22 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

23 Eddie Redmayne

He's amazing! - LunaStClaire

24 Daniel Day-Lewis Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.

Okay. DDL not being number 1 on the greatest actor list I can tolerate. But this? Behind Daniel Radcliffe?!
Daniel Day-Lewis is undeniably the greatest living actor on earth right now. His legacy might not be on par with legends like Marlon Brando or Robert de Niro yet, but his transformations as Daniel Plainview in "There Will Be Blood", Christy Brown in "My Left Foot", Bill the Butcher in "Gangs of New York" and Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln" are simply among the best in cinema history. His ability to bring any character alive is out of this world.
He deserves wider recognition among general moviegoers.

25 Idris Elba Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE is an English actor, producer, musician and DJ known for playing drug trafficker Stringer Bell on the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Idris should be top 5, most def.

He was amazing in Zootopia.

26 John Cleese John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report.
27 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 more.
28 Taron Egerton Taron David Egerton is a Welsh actor best known for starring in the 2015 film Kingsman: The Secret Service and the 2016 film Eddie the Eagle.
29 Tim Curry Timothy James "Tim" Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts.
30 Colin Firth Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor. Firth's films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide.

I find it funny how Colin Furth is ranked above Colin Firth �"

31 Estelle Estelle Fanta Swaray, simply known as Estelle, is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress from West London, England.

I absolutely LOVE her as Garnet in Steven Universe!

32 Karen Gillan Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She portrayed Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC One series Doctor Who (2010–2013). She received international recognition for playing Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the more.

Prettiest British actor ever!

33 Tom Felton

Amazing in his role as Draco Malfoy, played the part very well. Especially the conflicted and split personalities that rarely showed in books and movies

34 Jeremy Irons Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many West End theatre productions including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the more.
35 Graeme Garden

Goodies, Goody Goody Yum-Yum - Clayttles

36 Sean Bean Shaun Mark Bean, known professionally as Sean Bean, is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his distinctive Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his more.
37 Robbie Kay

He's so hot and I love his accent!

38 Malcolm McDowell
39 James Norton James Geoffrey Ian Norton is an English actor best known for playing Reverend Sydney Chambers in the ITV period crime series Grantchester and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC mini series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.
40 Alexia Khadime
41 Della Saba
42 Sam Claflin

He is handsome without any doubts
but this is not main reason to choose best actor
but he shows the best of his playing in me before you movie
very touching movie and modern romance and near to reality
he was best he shows he can play as a wealthy man with pride but so smart and kind and also reasonable and a real sweat heart and so strong
the character was so effective with his playing
he was also best in love rosie and
Their Finest
i love you sam and I hope to watch more works of you in future

43 Simon Pegg Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Pegg came to public prominence in Britain as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright.
44 James Corden James Kimberley Corden OBE is an English actor, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.
45 John Simm
46 Robert Pattinson Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer, model, and musician. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a 2005 fantasy film.
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