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Top 60 British Actors, Part I

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40-60 of the best British actors of the 20th and 21st century!

Rated 22 points - posted 8 years ago by ArtofWar11 in category Movies.
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Gary Oldman Report Abuse
182 points - added 7 years ago by manitoumoon - 1 comment
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Unique actor-best actor period
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Ralph Fiennes Report Abuse
You have his little brother Joseph on here but not the Red Dragon/English Patient/Harry Potter villain himself? Really!? That's cold. He should be up there with Gary Oldman and Jason Isaacs and ESPECIALLY Colin Firth.
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good actor.......... but creepy
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Christian Bale Report Abuse
Awesome actor, great movies
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Part of Great Britain
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welsh?
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Judi Dench Report Abuse
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How in the world is Judi Dench no. 17?
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Judi Dench is fabulous in any role I have ever seen her in. She was the only one who could have played Darsy's aunt in Pride and Predjudice. I was angry when they cast her as James Bond's boss, but she won me over! She can play the part on a inexperienced person or a lioness.
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Stephen Fry Report Abuse
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Malcom McDowell Report Abuse
A British actor with a resume spanning forty years in such roles as Alex DeLarge, the psychotic main character of A Clockwork Orange, Mick Travis, the main character of the Mick Travis trilogy, and Daniel Linderman, one of the villains of the first season of Heroes.
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Colin Furth Report Abuse
89 points - added 8 years ago by ArtofWar11 - 3 comments
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Best looking English actor and very talented
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It's 'Firth'
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most attractive of all English actors and very talanted
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Maggie Smith Report Abuse
88 points - added 6 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Sister Act, Hook, and Harry Potter. I love her style and cheekiness. She's an awesome woman.
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Alan Rickman Report Abuse
who doesn't love Severus Snape?
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Liam Neeson Report Abuse
81 points - added 7 years ago by manitoumoon - 6 comments
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Liam Neeson is amazing. Especially his roles in the Taken series with Maggie Grace. Man, he really knows how to fight.
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The Republic of Ireland is not a part of Britain, therefore not British. It's not just Americans who need to pay attention in school.
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Don';t be so tough on the person that said he was Irish. I thought he was from the southern part. The person making that comment may have thought so also. Anyway, Liam Neeson is a wonderful actor.
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British = Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English. You Americans are silly and need to pay attention in school.
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Born and raised in Northern Ireland, which is part of Great Britain... hello?
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he's irish... hello???
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Tim Roth Report Abuse
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mark rylance Report Abuse
he is amazing!!!!!!!!!
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Michael Caine Report Abuse
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Daniel Craig Report Abuse
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go james bond FTW!
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Jason Isaacs Report Abuse
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hello to jason isaacs
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have u not noticed tht many of the top 60 are out of harry potter lol i think theres a lot more actors......
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Clive Owen Report Abuse
51 points - added 7 years ago by manitoumoon - 1 comment
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I am crazy about Clive. He should be in alot more movies. He should've been making movies in the USA years ago.
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Robert Shaw Report Abuse
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John Cleese Report Abuse
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Richard Attenborough Report Abuse
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Michael Gambon Report Abuse
35 points - added 8 years ago by ArtofWar11 - 1 comment
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irish!
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Boris Karloff Report Abuse
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Jeremy Irons Report Abuse
Wonderful actor
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Cary Grant Report Abuse
How is it possible that he is missing from this list ?
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Nigel Hawthorne Report Abuse
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Bill Nighy Report Abuse
Is there a top monster movie or romantic comedy that has not featured our Bill. Got to be up there
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Cian Hinds Report Abuse
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emma watson Report Abuse
shes sexy :P
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richard armitage Report Abuse
love him
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Matthew Macfayden Report Abuse
he has an incredible and variety progression of variety characters
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Rupert Graves Report Abuse
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Charles Laughton Report Abuse
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Jeremy Brett Report Abuse
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Diana Rigg Report Abuse
A Dame of the British Empire, she is famous for her role as Emma Peel in the popular 1960s adventure show, the Avengers, as well as her role as Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, the first Bond girl to ever actually marry James Bond.
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Sophie Okonedo Report Abuse
This talented black Brit is shamefully overlooked. She has many wonderful performances to her credit, but the ones that I love the most were her performances in Hotel Rowanda and The Secret Lives of Bees. Look out America! the black British actors are coming(Chewtel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and many more) so now is the time to add the black Brits to the list
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Roddy McDowell Report Abuse
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Joseph Fiennes Report Abuse
An actor most famous for his portrayal of William Shakespeare in the critically acclaimed movie Shakespeare in Love, a fictionalization of Shakespeare's early years as a playwright. He is also known for his similarly historically based roles as Martin Luther in Luther and as Sir Robert Dudley in Elizabeth.
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Tim Curry Report Abuse
The hilarious British comedic actor famous for his roles as Frank N. Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nigel Thornberry in the Wild Thornberries, and King Arthur in the Broadway production of Spamalot.
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Dudley Moore Report Abuse
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Daniel Radcliffe Report Abuse
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he is very bright and talented
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Amazing guy! love him. Harry Potter! lol :))
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love him!
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alice eve Report Abuse
i think she should be on the top 60 best british actors because she very talented and she is very beautiful
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Aaron Johnson Report Abuse
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Hugh Grant Report Abuse
2 points - added 8 years ago by ArtofWar11 - 1 comment
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gorgeous and overally talented.
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Michael York Report Abuse
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Jim Sturgess Report Abuse
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I think as an actor jim sturgess deserves more credit for a lot of the series rolls he has like the other boley girl and the way bay.
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Ben Drew Report Abuse
also known as rapper Plan B
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Ricky Gervais Report Abuse
-34 points - added 8 years ago by ArtofWar11 - 3 comments
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Just because you dont find him funny, doesn't mean he's not funny, the office was hilarious, millions of copies sold worldwide
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actually, i think you'll find millions of people around the world think he's funny.
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He's not funny, but he thinks he is, the office was dire
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orlando bloom & r-patz Report Abuse
because there amazing and fit
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Orlando Bloom Report Abuse
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Holds no depth in his characters and is just the young stud with moderate acting skills.
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yep! one really nice guy x
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wonderfully talented actor with looks and charm to match
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