Famous Actors from Great Britain

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List of film actors and actresses from Great Britain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Great Britain has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These British actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best British actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of Great Britain and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list below has everything from Alan Coren to Will Self.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best British actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Great Britain?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Great Britain in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented British film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Alan Coren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from Great Britain
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    Alan Coren was an English humourist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television's Call My Bluff. Coren was also a journalist, and for nine years was the editor of Punch magazine. more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Alex Lovell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from Great Britain
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    Alexandra "Alex" Lovell is an English television presenter. more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Gravesend, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Andrew Castle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from Great Britain
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    Andrew Nicholas Castle is an English retired tennis professional, and now a television and radio presenter. Castle was UK number 1 in singles tennis in 1986, reaching as high as World No. 80 in June 1988, and No. 45 in doubles in December 1988, with Tim Wilkison of the United States. He reached one ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Epsom, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Audley Harrison MBE is a retired British professional boxer from Harlesden, England who fought in the heavyweight division. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in the superheavyweight division. He stands 6 ft 5 ¹⁄₂ in and usually weighs around ...more

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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Elton John is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Actors from Great Britain
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    Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
    • Characters: Local Lad, John
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    Esther Louise McVey MP is a British Conservative politician who has represented Wirral West as Member of Parliament since 2010, and who currently serves as Minister of State for Employment. In February 2014 McVey was appointed a Privy Councillor and, in July 2014, was accorded the further privilege of ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Harold Pinter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Actors from Great Britain
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    Harold Pinter, CH, CBE was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party, The Homecoming, and Betrayal, each of which he ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1930-2008)
    • Birthplace: East End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom, + more
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Characters: Man on T.V., Sir Thomas Bertram, The Director, Steven Hench, Uncle Benny, + more
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    Ivor Cutler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Actors from Great Britain
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    Ivor Cutler was a Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist. He became known for his regular performances on BBC radio, and in particular his numerous sessions recorded for John Peel's influential radio programme, and later for Andy Kershaw's programme. He appeared in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1923-2006)
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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