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!
2 Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.
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"?
I knew years ago that this man, Benedict Cumberbatch would be great. And he is! Great Actor, intelligent, compassionate. And let's not forget, he does the best imitations around!
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 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
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5 Tom Holland
Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer. Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, and for starring in the 2012 film The Impossible.
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!
6 Martin Freeman
Sherlock, The Hobbit, The Office..
7 Anthony Hopkins
8 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!
9 Liam Neeson
Liam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years.
10 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...
11 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.
Gary Oldman is without a single doubt the greatest British actor of all time
12 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.
He's like DC comics imagination Bruce Wayne
13 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 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
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.
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 Richard Attenborough
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur, and politician.
17 Michael Gambon
Sir Michael John Gambon is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film.
18 Hugh Grant
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.
24 John Cleese
25 Tom Hardy
26 Idris Elba
Idris should be top 5, most def.
He was amazing in Zootopia.
27 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 �"
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!
29 Eddie Redmayne
30 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 ...read more.
31 Graeme Garden
Goodies, Goody Goody Yum-Yum - Clayttles
32 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 ...read more.
33 Robbie Kay
He's so hot and I love his accent!
34 Malcolm McDowell
35 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.
36 Alexia Khadime
37 Della Saba
38 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
i love you sam and I hope to watch more works of you in future
39 Simon Pegg
40 James Corden