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The Best English Actors Working Today

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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  • 1
    1,601
    526
    The English Patient, The King's Speech
  • 2
    914
    702

    Gary Oldman

    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
  • 3
    906
    582
    Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • 4
    655
    521

    Tom Hiddleston

    The Avengers, Thor
  • 5
    615
    386

    Tom Hardy

    The Dark Knight Rises, Inception
  • 6
    783
    652
    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
  • 7
    721
    652
    The Silence of the Lambs, Thor
  • 8
    505
    397

    Idris Elba

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World
  • 9
    2,411
    1,395
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    Theo James

    Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie
  • 10
    431
    349

    Jude Law

    Hugo, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • 11
    378
    323

    Martin Freeman

    Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz
  • 12
    611
    619
    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
  • 13
    624
    569

    Ian McKellen

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • 14
    530
    538

    Ralph Fiennes

    Schindler's List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
  • 15
    399
    205
    DaveFaulkner added

    Taron Egerton

    Testament of Youth
  • 16
    448
    373
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • 17
    406
    282
    vida-so addedLes Misérables, The Good Shepherd
  • 18
    429
    386
    Casino Royale, Skyfall
  • 19
    357
    251

    Rowan Atkinson

    The Lion King, Love Actually
  • 20
    467
    516

    Patrick Stewart

    X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand
  • 21
    285
    211
    Jovanny Aponte added

    Henry Cavill

    Man of Steel, Stardust
  • 22
    358
    399

    Hugh Laurie

    101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens
  • 23
    268
    287
    Shaun of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • 24
    325
    359
    but chickens double d addedHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • 25
    266
    296

    Simon Pegg

    Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead
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List Rules: Male English actors only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.