Top Ten Best English Actors


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.

Yes. He goes into an eternally heartbroken character, who lost the love of his life to a monster. Great 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.
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.

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 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.

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

The English version of Jack Nicholson

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12 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!

13 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!

14 Ian McKellen

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

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!

17 Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole
18 Simon Pegg Simon Pegg
19 Daniel Radcliff
20 Sir Alec Guinness
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Top Remixes

1. Daniel Day-Lewis
2. Hugh Laurie
3. Ralph Fiennes



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