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Famous Actors from Great Britain

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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Alexandra "Alex" Lovell is an English television presenter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Gravesend, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Epsom, England
    • 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1930-2008)
    • Birthplace: East End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom + 4 more
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Characters: Man on T.V., Sir Thomas Bertram, The Director, Steven Hench, Uncle Benny + 1 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1923-2006)
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Leopold Samuel Marks, MBE, was an English cryptographer during the Second World War. He headed the codes office supporting resistance agents in occupied Europe for the secret Special Operations Executive organisation. After the war, Marks became a playwright and screenwriter, writing scripts that ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1920-2001)
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Characters: Devil, Archangel
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    Michael Sprott is a professional heavyweight boxer from Reading, Berkshire, England. Sprott briefly held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, and was a European heavyweight title contender. He was the winner of the 14th Prizefighter series. Boxing out of Jim Evans' gym in Maidenhead, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Reading, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Muriel Gray is a Scottish author, broadcaster and journalist. She first came to public notice as an interviewer on Channel 4’s alternative pop show The Tube, and then appeared as a regular presenter on BBC radio. Gray has also written for Time Out, the Sunday Herald and The Guardian, among other ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: East Kilbride, Scotland
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Dame Muriel Spark, DBE, CLit, FRSE, FRSL was an award-winning Scottish novelist. In 2008 The Times newspaper named Spark in its list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945", at No. 8. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1918-2006)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Portchester, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, he secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Characters: Dr. Gordon Wyatt
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    William Woodard "Will" Self is an English author, journalist, political commentator and television personality. Self is the author of ten novels, five collections of shorter fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing. His work has been translated into 22 languages, and his novel ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: London, Canada
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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