The Greatest British Actors of All Time

Over 27.0K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Greatest British Actors of All Time
Voting Rules
Male actors born in Great Britain. Vote based on their entire body of work in film.
Latest additions: Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega, Will Poulter
Most divisive: Richard Armitage

This list of the greatest British actors of all time has been ranked by fans. What is it about British men that makes them so magnetic on the screen? Is it their sexy accents or 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, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman are also popular British actors you will find on this list. 

Who are your favorites among these best British actors? Vote up your favorite famous British actors below. Then check back to see if your beloved UK actors topped the list!

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