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The Best English Actors Working Today

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List RulesMale English actors only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great English actors throughout film history, but which male English actors working today are the greatest? This list of the best English actors working today ranks the top male Hollywood actors hailing from England, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actors are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated English actors working today from best to worst. These great actors are all from somewhere in England, but are popular actors all over the world. Today's top actors go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are handsome to boot!

The greatest English actors working today who are ranked on this list include Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Ewan McGregor, Sean Connery, Jude Law, Christian Bale, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Sean Bean, and Clive Owen. If there’s an actor listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote him up. If the actors you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actors from England who are currently working.
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    The English Patient, The King's Speech
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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
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    580
    Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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    513
    The Avengers, Thor
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    376
    The Dark Knight Rises, Inception
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    645
    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Thor
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    Lignod addedUnderworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie
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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
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    Schindler's List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
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    Thor, Thor: The Dark World
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    DaveFaulkner addedTestament of Youth
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    349
    Hugo, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
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    Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz
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    574
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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    435
    372
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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    277
    vida-so addedLes Misérables, The Good Shepherd
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    382
    Casino Royale, Skyfall
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    244
    The Lion King, Love Actually
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    X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand
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    but chickens double d addedHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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    Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead
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    Jovanny Aponte addedMan of Steel, Stardust
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    17
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
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    Shaun of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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List Rules: Male English actors only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.