Top 10 Greatest British Actors of All Time


10. Ben Kingsley
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.
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9. Alec Guinness
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters.
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8. Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, is an English actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.
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7. Ian McKellen
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.
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6. Laurence Olivier
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, /'l???ns k??? ?'l?vi.e?/ OM was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.
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5. Alan Rickman
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions.
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4. Daniel Day-Lewis
Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship.
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3. Gary Oldman
Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, and musician. He began acting in theatre in 1979, and made his film debut in Meantime.
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2. Michael Caine
Sir Michael Caine, CBE, is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon.
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1. Anthony Hopkins
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter.
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