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Top 10 UK Actors Of All Time

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There are reasons why it’s called Great Britain, and the following are ten of the very best. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 actors from the United Kingdom.Check us out at http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, http://instagram.com/watchmojo and http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo Check out the voting page here, http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20British%20Actors If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Special thanks to our users [email protected], Damien R Jones, Dylan Tyrer,Michael Woodson, Jennifer Leeann Graham, moviemania, dj10041 and prnoflin for submitting the idea through our suggestions tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/Suggest We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out http://www.WatchMojo.com/store for more info. WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 2-3 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!
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Text Comments (9782)
Greg Wise (4 hours ago)
What about Sean Connery?
angela roe (1 day ago)
really ?? ummmm Richard Harris isnt on your list ? seriously ?
Dr. FunkBuzzer (2 days ago)
Bennedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rowan Atkinson should at least have an honerable mention
Olanrewaju Henry (2 days ago)
Laura Falls (4 days ago)
1.5k disliked because Alan is not no. 1
Hannah Stevenson (4 days ago)
Sean Pertwee...
anmol joshi (7 days ago)
Hugh Grant atleast deserves the honorable mention
Fatma Ali (8 days ago)
Christine bale is in honourable mentions ?????how on earth ???? He must be in that list.... definitely not agree ...and where a hell is Michael Fassbinder????
Ciara Haase (6 days ago)
Alan Rickman #9? No!!! And what about Sean Connery and Daniel Craig?? I haven't heard of half of these people!! This is wrong!! Fix it!
StrasbergProtégé (6 days ago)
Harrison Ford is as American as you can get, and if you haven't heard about half of these actors, then you're both uncultured and ignorant as hell!
Hithwen Tinuviel (9 days ago)
Never heard of no1 person
StrasbergProtégé (6 days ago)
You can't be serious!
Chathura Madumadawa (10 days ago)
Christian Bale deserved more than this
Suat Özmen (11 days ago)
Charlie Chaplin number 1.
Gonzo 1o (12 days ago)
Daniel day fucking Lewis? He's at number 1?
Gonzo 1o (12 days ago)
My top 5 5. Colin Firth 4. Patrick Stewart 3. Martin Freeman 2. Ian Mckellen 1. Michael Caine
No Mauvaise Foi (12 days ago)
StrasbergProtégé (6 days ago)
O'Toole grew up in Leeds and Neeson is from Northern-Ireland
Yuriel Astillero (12 days ago)
A good acting in Lincoln
Fernando Arteaga Ros (14 days ago)
And Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hiddleston ? I've missed them in this top
Tomos Prendy (15 days ago)
Where is Sean Connery?????
Christy Dolan (15 days ago)
Liam Neeson British? Hmm, funny, doesn't claim to be a Brit despite being from Belfast Fuck sake, the fact that his parents called him "LIAM" rather than "WILLIAM" (Irish for William) ought to fucking make his nationality pretty clear
Dhirendra Nath Biswas (15 days ago)
Sir Charlie chaplin shouldn't be in 7!!! My most favorite British actor is Benedict Cumberbatch btw.
Thomas Lombardo (17 days ago)
Sir Laurence Olivier deserve the number one spot. Thanks for giving Christopher Lee an Honorable mention
Mo Weems (18 days ago)
What, no John Hurt? No Robert Shaw? Come on, now.
Paula G Whyte (18 days ago)
No Cillian Murphy? You guys are crazy!! Do you not MOVIE??! Breakfast on Pluto? 28 Days Later? Sunshine? Red Eye? Dunkirk? "The Wind that Shakes the Barley? Anthropoid? Red Lights? Retreat? In Time? Inception? Peacock? Disco Pigs? Perrier's Bounty? And so many, many more!!!
Marjan Podlogar (18 days ago)
Daniel Day Lewis apsolutno, pogrešam Richard Burton?
Barraq Ali (19 days ago)
Daniel Day Lewis should have been at the top of your list!
Mac T (20 days ago)
Nick Stemberger (20 days ago)
Sean Connery? Patrick Stewart?...
Mia Mancini (20 days ago)
I want to be an actress and if i could ever do anything close to Alan Rickman (ik i spelt it wrong so don't hate but pls do correct) with his snake portrale i would be so happy. Also i love I an McKellen. And a bunch of others. Idk if these r english or not😅😅😅 James Macavoy and Hugh Jackman. I can't spell😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 And Serious Black obviously. Pls don't judge spelling. And ik Jackman is Australian i think. I rly don't know anything.😂😂 If u r still reading this. Well done. I would have given up. 1 like = one word spelled better for me. Jk i hate it when ppl do that. There just trying to get likes. Even though i always like them. Unless there overly stupid. ... I talk too much😂😂😭😭😭😭😭😭
Tanya M (20 days ago)
I like and respect all people in this list but 10 places are not enough. What can I say! A race fertile in genius. I just add a few talanted men here: Ralph Fiennes, John Hurt, Mark Rylance, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Roth, Jeremy Irons... I can spend all day writing names of incredible uk actors.
Aurora E. (21 days ago)
Ralph Fiennes wasn’t on the list and Liam Neeson and Colin Firth just honorable mentions... NOT LIKE!
no Peter Cushing or Boris Karloff, these guys were legendary and dont even an honorable mention
Maureen cole (24 days ago)
Simon Peg???????
Luqman Hakim (25 days ago)
What about sir michael gambon? Richard Harris?
StrasbergProtégé (6 days ago)
Richard Harris was Irish
Flora Dora (25 days ago)
Alan Bates, Peter Sellers... A mere Top 10 is not enough for great British actors.
dadams6593 (25 days ago)
Sean Connery
Oybek Niyazov (29 days ago)
UK gave to the world many great actors! For me the best one is for sure Alan Rickman!
William Brown (29 days ago)
What about Sean Connery and Jeremy Irons?
ASHISH KINGER (30 days ago)
Why Alan Rickman left us!!!! would have loved to see him in Fantastic Beasts series again...and ofcourse he deserves the top position, 9 is such a shame
MouseWhite5 (1 month ago)
While I may or may not agree with your choices, I certainly disagree with the order you gave them. The same with your list of Top 10 UK Actresses --- seriously, Maggie Smith only 4?!?!
MouseWhite5 (1 month ago)
What about Sir Derek Jacobi?
D. C. Jacobs (1 month ago)
I would not have put Charlie Chaplin on there with all the others you did not mention.Richard Burton, Richard Harris, John Gielgud, James Mason, Robert Shaw, etc. He is in a different era and style.Known for a comedian a character in silent films very different than the others.
Mark Farmer (1 month ago)
All these are great, but you've missed out so many truly great actors.
Phanya (1 month ago)
Christopher Lee is not in the Top 10???
Diosa Palas (1 month ago)
Jeremy irons and Ralph Fiennes deserved at least a honorable mention
Patricia Henderson (1 month ago)
Sir Lawrence Olivier actually has an award named after him how the he is he not number one. That alone makes me me wonder how much research you did. Also Richard Burton and Sir John Geilgud are both missing.
Warrior Mermaid (1 month ago)
Alan Rickman and Gary Oldman with Anthony Hopkins should be in top 3!!!!! No Patrick Stewart?? Richard Burton, David Niven, Peter Sellers, David Tennant, Robert Carlyle, John Hurt, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Dalton, Tom Hardy, they dont even get mentioned?? This was a disappointing list!
TheFirzen001 (1 month ago)
wow, so many sirs in the list
Ngabou Ceesay (1 month ago)
Alec Guinness an honorable mention. Why
Aloysius Haywood (1 month ago)
Christopher Lee?
Leila Smith (1 month ago)
John Hurt and Sir Patrick Stewart need to be on this list. Also Alan Rickman needs to be higher than #9.
Vivien Williams (1 month ago)
A draw at number 1: Laurence Olivier and Daniel Day-Lewis. 'Nuff said.
Lolo G. (1 month ago)
Alan rickman only 9?????
Jemima Stone (1 month ago)
i mean like... whom the fuck can do as good acting as alan rickman did in snapes memories. these people probably didnt even watch it. the pain in his face frikkin BROKE MY HEART
Kevin Smarts (1 month ago)
I'm not suggesting it was easy but no Ben Kingsley?
Capella1951 (1 month ago)
It's an almost impossible task to rank the British actors and limit them just to the list of 10. British actors are the best ever, and you can count at least a few dozens of them at the top level.
Wayne Johnson (1 month ago)
Absolutely bogus list. There was NO MENTION (not even honorable) of possibly the greatest British actor of all time: Richard Burton.
Wanda Burns (1 month ago)
Sir Patrick Stewart should have been included I think.
Mark Jones (1 month ago)
Not a good list. Gary Oldman should be higher and no mention of Richard Burton, David Niven, Oliver Reed, Benedict Cumberbatch or David Tennant.
Paul Senesi (1 month ago)
Ian McKellen #8? Are you kidding me?
Anthony Giasi (1 month ago)
My favorite British comedy is the Blackadder series. Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie are great!
007spudman (1 month ago)
How is there no james bond actors here wtf is wrong?
HinduHillbilly (1 month ago)
Ben Kingsley is possibly the biggest overlook.
Seyfullah Demirtaş (1 month ago)
Olivier should be 2nd his acting is one of the best along Marlon Brando's
Barbara Nürnberger (1 month ago)
Richard Armitage???
VW2015 (1 month ago)
Rowan Atkinson? Sean Connery? Alan Rickman 9!?
By The Frozt (1 month ago)
Rowan Atkinson
Drakla Shadow (1 month ago)
Alan is no.9??!?!? Where’s John Hurt? Tom Hiddleston? Eddie Redmayne? David Tennant?
E. T. (1 month ago)
Prog4Ever (1 month ago)
For me that would be Alan Rickman, Ian McKellen, Colin Firth, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Bill Nighy.
Waf Flez How to (1 month ago)
Thistledove (1 month ago)
Sorry Michael Kane comes after Olivier and O'Tool. Daniel Day Lewis is so not number 1.
Diamond Frostmane (1 month ago)
Tom Garb (1 month ago)
No Richard Burton, joke list. Half those guys cant even act
Gina Gamba (1 month ago)
Sir Patrick Stewart!
Joseph Ball (1 month ago)
would have liked David Tennant to get an honourable mention!
Sandra Scott (1 month ago)
Should have been the top 100...so many great British actors were missing from this list.
LivanaFaolan (1 month ago)
Alan Rickman should be in the top 5. I feel the same way about Gary Oldman! Shame on you, WatchMojo! And it's pretty lousy of you to leave out Sean Connery, Jeremy Irons and Tim Curry! I can't take your lists seriously!
Aidan R (1 month ago)
Tim Curry?????
Torstein Haarberg (1 month ago)
What.. the fuck
Katherine McKiverigan (1 month ago)
Sir Ian would be appalled that sir Patrick wasn't on this list.
Katherine McKiverigan (1 month ago)
Tim Curry.
Katherine McKiverigan (1 month ago)
List is screwed, Alan Rickman at 9??? Also several honourable mentions should be in the list. Never knew Christian Bale was from UK.
John Nguyen (1 month ago)
Is sir Patrick Stewart no longer British?
GaymerTommie (1 month ago)
Michael Caine or Alan rickman should be 1
Adrienne Harrison (1 month ago)
Gary Oldman is the best British actor. I will never forget his role in Leon:The professional
david graham (1 month ago)
i know it was a stupid part but i loved gary oldman in the fifth element as zorg
Tony Perkins (1 month ago)
What about Sir Patrick Stewart??
Soap (1 month ago)
Sean Connery for 1st place
Rickey Poe (1 month ago)
sir Laurence Olivier should have been first he was actually lord
and i'm javert (1 month ago)
Alan Rickman is 9? the fuck is wrong with this channel?
Jouke Breitsma (1 month ago)
Forgotten sir Patrick Stewart have we?
Where is Jeremy Irons, he's one of the best as well
Camille Lyons (1 month ago)
Where is Benedict Cumberbatch?
Camille Lyons (1 month ago)
R.I.P Snape😣😥😴😫😦😧😟😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Camille Lyons (1 month ago)
Alan rickman should be #1
ever llarck (1 month ago)
Rip Alan
Stephanie Johnson (1 month ago)
Richard Burton
Don Macarthur (1 month ago)
Alan Rickman & Gary Oldman should have been higher up this list. And the title is misleading, I don't recall the title stating it was only the best Male UK stars.
scarredman42 (1 month ago)
John Cleese, anybody? Any James Bond? This list is a joke anyways.
MC5 PHANTOM MG (1 month ago)
Rowan atkimson is #1 no arguments. Everyone knows mr bean.

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