Top Ten Best English Actors

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The Top Ten

1 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.

I love Daniel Day-Lewis, Not only is he a great actor, but he is also very handsome. I loved him in Nine.

2 Ralph Fiennes

I love his eyes

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

Definitely one of the best, top 3 in my humble opinion - Szonana

4 Alan Rickman

He's brilliant and can capture the personality of a character 30 years younger than him! He's stared in many great movies and portrays the cold (and broken ;)) Severus Snape in Harry Potter excellently.

He overshadowed the main character and main antagonist in Harry Potter with deep, intriguing and brilliant acting skill, he gave a secondary character new life.

His portrayal of Severus Snape in Harry Potter was one of the best film character portrayals I have ever seen. Brilliant actor.

Great actor so sad he isn't blessing our screens anymore

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5 Orlando Bloom Orlando Bloom Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.

He had been in the most amazing movies: Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. And he make Legolas more amazing than ever. He is the best. - Legolasgreenleaf

He's been in the best movies. The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and the Pirates of the Caribbean.

He's my best actor since I first watch him as Paris on the movie troy

6 Anthony Hopkins

Great actor, but he shouldn't be on the list as he is Welsh, not English.

7 Christian Bale 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.

I love his batman movies

Amazing actor

8 Daniel Craig Daniel Craig Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Craig trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, before beginning his career on stage.

He is so sexy he is even my celeb crush!

Handsome and cool and a good actor.

9 Kate Winslet Kate Winslet Kate Elizabeth Winslet, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and three BAFTA Awards.
10 Sean Connery 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.

The Contenders

11 Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

My favourite actor along with Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman. Definitely should be higher on the list. I just love him so much!

I love benedict but couldn't resist alan rickman. sorry!

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.

Orlando bloom, how can he beat Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Ian Mckellen, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley.

A true chameleon in every role, Gary is easily one of the best actors on the planet. He at least deserves a spot in the top 3.

Gary Oldman is the BEST living actor of our days. Watch him in "Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy", he really deserves an Oscar.

The Best, for ever and ever...

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13 Michael Caine Michael Caine

The best actor by far! Capable of showing emotions and deliver lines better than any other actor! Plus, one of the most versatile actors ever and a wonderful voice!

14 Ian McKellen

A great English actor. Awesome in 'Lord of the Rings'.

Gandalf
Magneto
Sherlock Holmes
And the great intelligence,
Need I say any more

15 Cary Grant

I think Cary Grant should have been #1! He defines suave & debonair! Every upstart actor wanted to be Cary Grant, for sure! - curlyqgirly

16 Colin Firth Colin Firth Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor. Firth's films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide.

OMG SO FIT! WHY is he only 12?! He should be #1. Just watch him in Pride and Prejudice when he comes out of the lake! His shirt STICKS TO HIS CHEST! MMMM!

Should be rated in the top 3 (preferably #1). I have seen no other actor, British or American, that can top his performances.

Today's Cary Grant! Extremely handsome and so talented! Should be ranked higher!

He is the besttt

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18 Tom Hiddleston 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.

How could everyone forget about Tom Hiddleston?! The totally Hot villian from the avengers! In my opinion he's the best actor ever! I think he's Epically awesome in every way possible! I've seen nearly all his movies and loved his character in every single one!

Best actor ever sorry but he should be ahead of benedict cumberbatch, he gave an unforgettable performance as Loki

He's amazingly talented in my humble opinion.

19 Simon Pegg Simon Pegg
20 Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole
21 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.
22 Sir Alec Guinness
23 Bill Nighy
24 Matt Smith Matt Smith Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011.

Not only is he a silly, adventurous person, But he is also the eleventh doctor in doctor who.

25 Tom Hardy Tom Hardy
26 Martin Freeman Martin Freeman

Love him in everything!

27 Richard Armitage

He is definitely #1 on my list! He is not only a talented versatile actor, also a great person. His good look is breathtaking while his acting melts your heart. He is just so incredible. There is no other actor like him! His performances in "North & South", "Robin Hood" and "MI-5" are magnificient!

28 David Tennant 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.
29 Tim Roth Tim Roth
30 John Cleese John Cleese
31 Helen Mirren Helen Mirren Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, having won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, after two previous nominations, for her performance ...read more.
32 Lionel Jeffries
33 Andrew-Lee Potts

He's more amazing and better looking than all theese people.

34 Thomas Brodie-Sangster Thomas Brodie-Sangster Thomas Brodie-Sangster, also credited as Thomas Sangster, is an English actor and musician, known for his role as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones, his voice as Ferb Fletcher in Phineas and Ferb, as John Tracy in the ITV series Thunderbirds Are Go, as well as his roles as Sam in Richard Curtis's Love Actually ...read more.
35 Ben Kingsley
36 Sir Lawrence Olivier
37 Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh
38 Roger Moore Roger Moore Sir Roger George Moore KBE (1927-2017) was an English actor. Moore played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die, between 1973 and 1985. Moore worked as a model and made several appearances in minor films and television ...read more.
39 Nick Frost Nick Frost
40 Richard Attenborough Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur, and politician.
41 Richard Harris Richard Harris
42 Tom Courteny
43 Judi Dench Judi Dench
44 Kate Ashfield
45 Penelope Wilton
46 Ben Miller
47 Jason Statham 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.
48 Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.

Seriously? How is he not on this list yet?

49 Charles Dance
50 Clive Owen

What I adore in him, his capability to display his feelings using his eyes only! Without moving anything else in his body. He has a special glance to each and every feeling.. He is just incredible!


It's amazing. I mean who can do that!?

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