The Greatest British Actors of All Time People In Film
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The Greatest British Actors of All Time

List Criteria: Male actors born in Great Britain

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 199
    Down 62

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Anthony Hopkins

    Margam, United Kingdom More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 195
    Down 49
    New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 192
    Down 63
    Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom More
    97
  4. 4
    Up 186
    Down 48
    Greenwich, London, United Kingdom More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 164
    Down 44
    Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom More
    94
  6. 6
    Up 157
    Down 36
    Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom More
    94
  7. 7
    Up 161
    Down 42
    Burnley, United Kingdom More
    93
  8. 8
    Up 143
    Down 41
    Dorking, United Kingdom More
    93
  9. 9
    Up 152
    Down 43
    Ipswich, United Kingdom More
    92
  10. 10
    Up 123
    Down 39
    Limerick, Republic of Ireland More
    91
  11. 11
    Up 138
    Down 47
    Grayshott, United Kingdom More
    90
  12. 12
    Up 136
    Down 36
    Snainton, England More
    89
  13. 13
    Up 150
    Down 51
    Fountainbridge, United Kingdom More
    89
  14. 14
    Up 103
    Down 36
    Horfield, United Kingdom More
    88
  15. 15
    Up 108
    Down 36
    Belgravia, London, United Kingdom More
    86
  16. 16
    Up 151
    Down 52
    Haverfordwest, United Kingdom More
    86
  17. 17
    Up 94
    Down 33
    Leeds, United Kingdom More
    83
  18. 18
    Up 98
    Down 30
    Cowes, United Kingdom More
    83
  19. 19
    Up 88
    Down 34
    Cabra, Dublin, Republic of Ireland More
    81
  20. 20
    Up 90
    Down 47

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Niven

    London, United Kingdom More
    80
  21. 21
    Up 92
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kenneth Branagh

    Belfast, United Kingdom More
    80
  22. 22
    Up 103
    Down 29

    ranked low on reranks
    Peter O'Toole

    Connemara, Republic of Ireland More
    79
  23. 23
    Up 92
    Down 27
    Mirfield, United Kingdom More
    76
  24. 24
    Up 88
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Liam Neeson

    Ballymena, United Kingdom More
    75
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  25. 25
    Up 86
    Down 28
    Southsea, England More
    75
  26. 26
    Up 85
    Down 37
    Handsworth, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom More
    74
  27. 27
    Up 86
    Down 43
    Port Glasgow, United Kingdom More
    74
  28. 28
    Up 104
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    John Hurt

    Chesterfield, United Kingdom More
    74
  29. 29
    Up 67
    Down 33

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ian Holm

    Goodmayes, London, United Kingdom More
    72
  30. 30
    Up 1
    Down 1
    Caterham, United Kingdom More
    70
  31. 31
    Up 129
    Down 53

    ranked low on reranks
    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 109
    Down 38

    ranked low on reranks
    Charlie Chaplin

    Walworth, United Kingdom More
    69
  33. 33
    Up 62
    Down 38
    Rutherglen, United Kingdom More
    66
  34. 34
    Up 93
    Down 49
    Chester, England More
    65
  35. 35
    Up 92
    Down 47
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom More
    65
  36. 36
    Up 68
    Down 41
    Paisley, United Kingdom More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 56
    Down 32
    Holton cum Beckering, United Kingdom More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 98
    Down 44
    Perth, United Kingdom More
    62
  39. 39
    Up 79
    Down 41
    Westminster, London, United Kingdom More
    62
  40. 40
    Up 85
    Down 48
    Lewisham, London, United Kingdom More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 69
    Down 24
    Oxford, United Kingdom More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 65
    Down 36
    Ibadan, Nigeria More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 39
    Down 20
    London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 38
    Down 38

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rhys Ifans

    Haverfordwest, United Kingdom More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 48
    Down 19
    Stepney, East London, United Kingdom More
    58
  46. 46
    Up 42
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rupert Everett

    Burnham Deepdale More
    58
  47. 47
    Up 63
    Down 42
    Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom More
    57
  48. 48
    Up 67
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Oliver Reed

    Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom More
    57
  49. 49
    Up 45
    Down 20
    South Kensington, London, United Kingdom More
    55
  50. 50
    Up 41
    Down 18

    Peter Finch

    55
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