The Greatest British Actors of All Time People In Film

The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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List Criteria: Male actors born in Great Britain

This list of the greatest British actors of all time has been 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? Whatever the case, there are many top British actors and great English actors who have achieved fame, success, and won many awards worldwide.

British actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and Ben Kingsley are considered to be some of the greatest actors of all time. This list includes British male actors from the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Who are your favorites among these best British actors? Vote them up, or click rerank below to make a list of your own.


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    Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the ...

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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  3. 3
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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  4. 4
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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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  6. 6
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    Schindler's List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry ...

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    The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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    Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood

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  10. 10
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    Goldfinger, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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    Spartacus, Clash of the Titans, Rebecca

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    Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the ...

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    ranked low on reranks & added by lordrocknroll
    The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Schindler's List, Iron Man 3, Shutter Island

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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

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    Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a ...

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    Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, Prometheus

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    Alien, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the ...

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    X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Chronicles of Narnia: ...

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    The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Time Machine

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    North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of ...

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    often listed
    Shaun of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Hot Fuzz ...

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Thor, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Thor: The Dark World

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    City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

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    101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly ...

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the ...

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    The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Pink Panther, Mutiny on the Bounty, Murder by Death

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shakespeare in Love ...

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    Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Love Actually

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    Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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    The Longest Day, Cleopatra, Where Eagles Dare

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    Casino Royale, Skyfall, Shakespeare in Love

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    The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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    Casino Royale, Skyfall, Road to Perdition

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    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Prometheus

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    Hugo, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Grand Budapest Hotel

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    The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, ...

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    The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the ...

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    Gangs of New York, Brazil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The ...

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, Fright ...

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    Alien, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the ...

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    How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2

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