The Greatest British Actors of All Time People In Film

The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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List of the greatest British actors of all time, ranked by fans of the films and TV shows in which these men have starred. What is it about British men that makes them so magnetic on the screen? Is it their sexy accents? Their distinguished demeanors? British actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and Ben Kingsley are considered to be some of the greatest actors of all time. This list includes actors from the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Who are your favorites? Vote them up, or click Rerank below to make a list of your own.

List Criteria: Male actors born in Great Britain

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      the people's #1 &most listed
      Anthony Hopkins

      Margam, United Kingdom More
      100
    2. 2
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      Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom More
      97
    3. 3
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      New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom More
      97
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      Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom More
      96
    5. 5
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      Dorking, United Kingdom More
      95
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      Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom More
      95
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      Greenwich, London, United Kingdom More
      95
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      Burnley, United Kingdom More
      94
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      Ipswich, United Kingdom More
      92
    10. 10
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      Grayshott, United Kingdom More
      91
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      Limerick, Republic of Ireland More
      91
    12. 12
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      Horfield, United Kingdom More
      89
    13. 13
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      Snainton, England More
      88
    14. 14
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      Fountainbridge, United Kingdom More
      88
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      Belgravia, London, United Kingdom More
      87
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      South East England, Surrey, Caterham More
      86
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      Haverfordwest, United Kingdom More
      85
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      Leeds, United Kingdom More
      84
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      Cowes, United Kingdom More
      84
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      David Niven

      London, United Kingdom More
      82
    21. 21
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      Cabra, Dublin, Republic of Ireland More
      82
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      Belfast, United Kingdom More
      81
    23. 23
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      Liam Neeson

      Ballymena, United Kingdom More
      76
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    24. 24
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      Mirfield, United Kingdom More
      76
    25. 25
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      Connemara, Republic of Ireland More
      76
    26. 26
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      Port Glasgow, United Kingdom More
      74
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      Ian Holm

      Goodmayes, London, United Kingdom More
      74
    28. 28
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      Walworth, United Kingdom More
      73
    29. 29
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      Southsea, England More
      73
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      Handsworth, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom More
      73
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      Chesterfield, United Kingdom More
      73
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      Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom More
      72
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      Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom More
      70
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      Chester, England More
      68
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      Rutherglen, United Kingdom More
      68
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      Perth, United Kingdom More
      68
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      Holton cum Beckering, United Kingdom More
      67
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      Paisley, United Kingdom More
      65
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      Westminster, London, United Kingdom More
      65
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      Ibadan, Nigeria More
      63
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      Lewisham, London, United Kingdom More
      63
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      Hugh Laurie

      Oxford, United Kingdom More
      63
    43. 43
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      Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom More
      63
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      Rhys Ifans

      Haverfordwest, United Kingdom More
      62
    45. 45
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      Cambridge, United Kingdom More
      62
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      Rupert Everett

      Burnham Deepdale More
      62
    47. 47
      Up 32
      Down 17
      London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom More
      61
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      Stepney, East London, United Kingdom More
      60
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      Consett, United Kingdom More
      60
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      Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom More
      60
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