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.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Margam, United Kingdom

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    Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom

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    New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom

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    Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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    Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

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    Burnley, United Kingdom

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    Dorking, United Kingdom

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    Ipswich, United Kingdom

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    Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom

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    Snainton, England

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    Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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    Belgravia, London, United Kingdom

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    Horfield, United Kingdom

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    Grayshott, United Kingdom

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    Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

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    Cowes, United Kingdom

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    ranked low on reranks & added by lordrocknroll Ballymena, United Kingdom

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    Port Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leeds, United Kingdom

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Cabra, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Connemara, Republic of Ireland

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    ranked low on reranks Mirfield, United Kingdom

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Belfast, United Kingdom

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    Walworth, United Kingdom

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    Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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    Handsworth, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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    Southsea, England

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    Caterham, United Kingdom

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    Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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    Goodmayes, London, United Kingdom

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    Rutherglen, United Kingdom

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    Holton cum Beckering, United Kingdom

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    ranked low on reranks Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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    Ibadan, Nigeria

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    Chester, England

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    Paisley, United Kingdom

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    ranked low on reranks Perth, United Kingdom

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    Stepney, East London, United Kingdom

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    London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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    ranked low on reranks Oxford, United Kingdom

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    Heidelberg, Germany

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

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    Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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    Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

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    South Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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    Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom

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    Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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