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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.

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Bill Nighy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Michael Caine The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises

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Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Charlie Chaplin City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
John Hurt Alien, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Kate Winslet Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sense and Sensibility

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Gerard Butler How to Train Your Dragon, 300, P.S. I Love You

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Laurence Olivier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Laurence Olivier Spartacus, Rebecca, Clash of the Titans

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Malcolm McDowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Malcolm McDowell A Clockwork Orange, Easy A, The Artist

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Sean Connery Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Christian Bale The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises

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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Ewan McGregor Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Alice in Wonderland

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
John Cleese Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Liam Neeson Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Schindler's List

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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Colin Firth The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Judi Dench Casino Royale, Skyfall, Shakespeare in Love

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John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
John Gielgud Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, The Elephant Man

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Jim Broadbent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Jim Broadbent Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Brazil

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Gary Oldman The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises

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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
James Mason Odd Man Out, Cold Sweat, Forever

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Tom Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Tom Wilkinson Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shakespeare in Love

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Richard Burton The Longest Day, Where Eagles Dare, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Daniel Craig Casino Royale, Skyfall, Road to Perdition

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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Robert Pattinson Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Donald Pleasence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Donald Pleasence Halloween, The Great Escape, Escape from New York

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Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Pink Panther, Being There

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, X-Men

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
David Bowie The Prestige, Labyrinth, Zoolander

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Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Brian Cox Braveheart, X-Men 2, The Ring

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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Patrick Stewart X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

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Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Ian Holm Alien, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Ralph Fiennes Schindler's List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Rachel Weisz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Rachel Weisz Oz the Great and Powerful, The Mummy, The Fountain

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Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Tim Curry The Little Mermaid, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Emma Thompson Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Men in Black 3

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Peter Ustinov Spartacus, Robin Hood, Logan's Run

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Kenneth Branagh Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chariots of Fire, Henry V

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Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Errol Flynn The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cinema Paradiso, Captain Blood

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Katrina Kaif is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Katrina Kaif Partner, Bodyguard, Yuvvraaj

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Stephen Fry Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, Chariots of Fire

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Alan Cumming X-Men 2, Eyes Wide Shut, GoldenEye

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Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Kate Beckinsale Underworld, Pearl Harbor, The Aviator

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago, High Fidelity, Traffic

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Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Tim Roth Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Planet of the Apes

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John Rhys-Davies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
John Rhys-Davies Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Hugh Laurie Sense and Sensibility, Monsters vs. Aliens, 101 Dalmatians

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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Alfred Hitchcock Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday

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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from United Kingdom
Saeed Jaffrey Gandhi, The Man Who Would Be King, A Passage to India