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Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom

Updated June 14, 2019 35.5k views7.3k items

List of famous film actors and actresses from United Kingdom, listed by their popularity with photos when available. United Kingdom has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best British screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of United Kingdom and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List film actors range from Nicole Kent to Patrick Baladi.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of United Kingdom 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.
  • 1

    Bill Nighy

    Shaun of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before...  more

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    Michael Caine

    The Dark Knight, Batman Begins
    Sir Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has...  more

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  • 3

    Charlie Chaplin

    City Lights, Modern Times
    Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor,...  more

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  • 4

    Anthony Hopkins

    The Silence of the Lambs, Thor
    Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer....  more

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  • 5

    John Hurt

    Alien, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career...  more

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  • 6

    Kate Winslet

    Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Kate Elizabeth Winslet, (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. She is particularly...  more

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  • 7

    Gerard Butler

    How to Train Your Dragon, 300
    Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and...  more

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  • 8

    Laurence Olivier

    Spartacus, Rebecca
    Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and...  more

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  • 9

    Malcolm McDowell

    A Clockwork Orange, Easy A
    Malcolm McDowell (born Malcolm John Taylor; 13 June 1943) is an English actor, known for his...  more

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  • 10

    Sean Connery

    Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020) was a retired Scottish actor and...  more

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  • 11

    Christian Bale

    The Dark Knight, Batman Begins
    Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh actor who is known for his...  more

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  • 12

    Ewan McGregor

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known...  more

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  • 13

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Fight Club, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in...  more

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  • 14

    John Cleese

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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  • 15

    Liam Neeson

    Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises
    Liam John Neeson (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated...  more

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  • 16

    Colin Firth

    The English Patient, The King's Speech
    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor who has received an Academy...  more

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  • 17

    Judi Dench

    Casino Royale, Skyfall
    Dame Judith Olivia Dench (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress. Dench made her...  more

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  • 18

    John Gielgud

    Chariots of Fire, Gandhi
    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and...  more

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  • 19

    Jim Broadbent

    Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    James Broadbent (born 24 May 1949) is an English actor. He won an Academy Award and a Golden...  more

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  • 20

    Gary Oldman

    The Dark Knight, Batman Begins
    Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed...  more

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  • 21

    James Mason

    Odd Man Out, Cold Sweat
    James Neville Mason (; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. Mason achieved...  more
  • 22

    Tom Wilkinson

    Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Thomas Geoffrey Wilkinson (born 5 February 1948) is an English actor. He has twice been...  more

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  • 23

    Richard Burton

    The Longest Day, Where Eagles Dare
    Richard Burton, (; born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a...  more

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    Daniel Craig

    Casino Royale, Skyfall
    Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor. He trained at the National...  more

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    Robert Pattinson

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight
    Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, and musician....  more

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