Actors from U.K.

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1.
Clive Owen
British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting soul but forceful will...
“ King Arthur (Arthur)
Sin City (Dwight)
Inside Man (Dalton Russell)
The Bourne Identity (The Professor)
Children of Men (Theo Faron)
Shadow Dancer (Mac) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
2.
Daniel Craig
Actor, Skyfall
One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968...
“ Casino Royale (James Bond)
Quantum of Solace (James Bond)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Mikael Blomkvist)
Cowboys & Aliens (Jake Lonergan)
The Adventures of Tintin (Voice) (Sakharine)
The Golden Compass (Lord Asriel) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
3.
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ The Dark Knight (Jim Gordon)
Batman Begins (Jim Gordon)
The Fifth Element (Jean- Baptiste Emanuel Zorg)
Léon: The Professional (Stansfield)
Harry Potter III, IV, V, VII (2/2) (Sirius Black)
Red Riding Hood (Solomon) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
4.
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
“ The Lord of the Rings I-III (Legolas)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Legolas)
Pirates of the Caribbean I-III (Will Turner)
The Three Musketeers (Duke of Buckingham)
Love and Other Disasters (Hollywood Paolo)
Troy (Paris) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
5.
Sean Bean
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
“ The Lord of the Rings I-III (in II only Extended Edition) (Boromir)
Golden Eye (Alec Trevelyan)
The Game of Thrones (Eddard Stark)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief (Zeus)
Silent Hill (Christopher Da Silva)
Troy (Odysseus) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
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“ Tropic Thunder (Damien Cockburn)
Around The World in 80 Days (Phileas Fogg)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief (Hades)
Night at the Museum I-II (Octavius)
The Parole Officer (Simon Garden)
24 Hour Party People (Tony Wilson) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
7.
Hugh Laurie
Actor, House M.D.
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980)...
“ House M.D. (Dr. House)
Street Kings (Captain James Biggs)
Stuart Little I-III (Voice) (Frederick Little)
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Guy on the Plane)
The Man in the Iron Mask (King's Advisor)
101 Dalmatins (Jasper) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
8.
David Suchet
Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s following graduation from high school...
“ Agatha Christie's Poirot (Hercule Poirot)
A Perfect Murder (Mohamed Karaman)
Flushed Away (Voice) (Rita's Dad)
The Bank Job (Lew Vogel)
Act of God (Dr. Benjamin Cisco)
Flood (Deputy Prime Minister Campbell) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
9.
Tim Roth
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to "Roth"; Ernie was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ Pulp Fiction (Ringo)
Reservoir Dogs (Mr.Orange)
Four Rooms (Ted)
The Incredible Hulk (Emil Blonsky)
Planet of the Apes (Thade)
Lie to Me (Dr. Cal Lightman) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
10.
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering...
“ Bean (Mr. Bean)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (Mr. Bean)
Johnny English I-II (Johnny English)
The Lion King (Voice) (Zazu)
Hot Shots!: Part Deux (Dexter Hayman)
Love Actually (Rufus) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
11.
Mark Strong
British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father...
“ Sherlock Holmes (Lord Blackwood)
Kick Ass (Frank D'Amico)
Stardust (Septimus)
Tinker Tailor Soldier (Jim Prideaux)
Green Lantern (Sinestro)
Robin Hood (Godfrey) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
12.
Noah Taylor
Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents divorced when he was a teenager and his father remarried--to theater publicist...
“ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Bucket)
The Proposition (Brian O'Leary)
Vanilla Sky (Edmund Ventura)
Almost Famous (Dick Roswell)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider I-II (Bryce)
Shine (David Helfgott) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
13.
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ Love Actually (Jamie Bennett)
The King's Speech (King George VI)
A Single Man (George)
Mamma Mia! (Harry)
Shakespeare in Love (Lord Wessex)
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
14.
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill, opposite Julia Roberts, and Music and Lyrics, opposite Drew Barrymore, among his other works...
“ Love Actually (The Prime Minister)
Notting Hill (William Thacker)
Music and Lyrics (Alex Fletcher)
Bridget Jones I-II (Daniel Cleaver)
About a Boy (Will Freeman)
Four Weddings and Funeral (Charles) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
15.
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
“ Harry Potter I-VII (Severus Snape)
Love Actually (Harry)
Die Hard (Hans Gruber)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Judge Turpin)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Voice) (Marvin)
Alice in Wonderland (Voice) (Blue Caterpillar) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
16.
Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen...
“ The Lord of the Rings I-III (Gandalf)
The Hobbit I-II (Gandalf)
Stardust (Voice) (Narrator)
X-Men I-III (Magneto)
The Da Vinci Code (Sir Leigh Teabing)
The Golden Compass (Voice) (Iorek Birnison) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
17.
Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ The Lord of the Rings I-III (in III Extended Edition) (Saruman)
The Hobbit I-II (Saruman)
Star Wars II, III (Count Dooku)
Sleepy Hollow (Burgomaster)
The Color of Magic (Voice) (Death)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dr. Wonka) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
18.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ The Expendables I-II (Lee Christmas)
Transporter I-III (Frank Martin)
Snatch (Turkish)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Bacon)
Crank I-II (Chev Chelios)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (Farmer) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
19.
Jude Law
Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
“ Sherlock Holmes I-II (Dr. John Watson)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Sky Captain)
Enemy at the Gates (Vassili Zaitsev)
Cold Mountain (Inman)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Imaginarium Tony 2)
All the King's Men (John Burden) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
20.
Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon. At school...
“ Love Actually (Billy Mack)
Harry Potter VII (1/2) (Minister Rufus Scrimgeour)
Pirates of the Caribbean II-III (Davy Jones)
Wrath of the Titans (Hephaestus)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Slartibartfast)
Underworld I-III (Viktor) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
21.
Ian Holm
Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum...
“ The Lord of the Rings I, III (Bilbo Baggins)
The Hobbit: I-II (Old Bilbo)
The Fifth Element (Father Vito Cornelius)
Alien (Ash)
Ratatouille (Skinner)
The Treatment (Dr. Ernesto Morales) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
22.
Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman is an English actor, best known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo...
“ The Hobbit I-II (Bilbo Baggins)
Sherlock (Dr. Jonh Watson)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Arthur Dent)
Hot Fuzz (Met Sergeant)
Love Actually (John)
Ali G Indahouse (Ricky C) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
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“ The Lord of the Rings II-III (King Theoden)
Titanic (Captain Edward James Smith)
The Scorpion King (Philos)
Gothika (Phil Parsons)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Egeus)
The Kid (Uncle David) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
24.
Sean Maguire
Sean was born on 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex, England. He made his acting debut at the age of five in Voyage Around My Father with Sir Laurence Olivier. Many TV roles for UK television followed including, Tegs in Grange Hill, Aiden Brosnan in Eastenders, Marty in Dangerfield and Lee in Sunburn (all BBC)...
“ Meet the Spartans (Leonidas)
Out of Depth (Paul Nixon)
Eve (Donovan Brink)
Off Centre (Euan Pierce)
Scott & Bailey (PC Sean McCartney)
CSI: NY (Alex Brodevesky) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
25.
Tom Felton
Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work...
“ Harry Potter I-VII
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Dodge Landon)
Night Wolf (Gary)
Anna and the King( (Louis Leonowens)
The Borrowers (Peagreen Clock)
From the Rough (Edward) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
26.
Toby Jones
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, a director...
“ Harry Potter II, VII (1/2) (Voice) (Dobby)
The Mist (Ollie Weeks)
Captain America: The First Avenger (Dr. Arnim Zola)
Your Higness (Julie)
The Hunger Games I-II (Claudius Templesmith)
The Adventures of Tintin (Voice) (Silk) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
27.
“ Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rodney)
The Green Hornet (Popeye)
The Prestige (Sullen Warder)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Hook-Handed Man)
CSI: Miami (Eddie Coster)
The Mentalist (Marcus Lansdale) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
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“ Season of the Witch (Debelzaq)
Johnny English Reborn (The Prime Minister)
The Bank Job (Kevin Swain)
The Children (Jonah)
The History Boys (Irwin)
Amazing Grace (James Stephen) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
29.
Tim Curry
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ The Scary Movie 2 (Professor)
The Color of Magic (Trymon)
Charlie's Angels (Roger Corwin)
Will & Grace (Marion Finster)
The Secret of Moonacre (Coeur de Noir)
Christmas in Wonderland (Gordon McLoosh) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
30.
Sam Worthington
Actor, Avatar
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington...
“ Avatar I-II (Jake Sully)
Wrath of the Titans (Perseus)
Clash of the Titans (Perseus)
Terminator Salvation (Marcus Wright)
Macbeth (Macbeth)
JAG (Dunsmore) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
31.
Keira Knightley
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
“ Pirates of the Caribbean I-III (Elizabeth Swann)
Never Let Me Go (Ruth)
Pride & Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet)
King Arthur (Guinevere)
Love Actually (Juliet)
Last Night (Joanna) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
32.
Martine McCutcheon
Actress, EastEnders
Martine McCutcheon was born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting on the 14th of May 1976 in Hackney, East London, to Jenny Tomlin (née Jeanette Lilian Ponting) and Thomas Hemmings. She has a little brother called L.J. She studied at the renowned Italia Conti stage school in London from the age of 10...
“ Love Actually (Natalie)
Echo Beach (Susan Penwarden)
Jump! (Liuba Halsman)
Kiss Kiss (Mia)
MI-5 (Tash)
Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (Jane Cooper) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
33.
Rachel Weisz
Actress, The Mummy
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
“ The Mummy I-II (Evelyn Carnahan, Evelyn O'Connell)
The Fountain (Isabel)
Constantine (Angela Dodson)
Dream House (Libby)
The Deep Blue Sea (Hester Collyer)
360 (Rose) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
34.
Kate Beckinsale
Actress, Underworld
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale...
“ Underworld I-IV (Selene)
Pearl Harbor (Evelyn Johnson)
Van Helsing (Anna Valerious)
The Aviator (Ava Garden)
Click (Donna Newman)
Nothing But the Truth (Rachel Armstrong) ” - tom-myskovskej
 
35.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ Titanic (Rose DeWitt Bukater)
Finding Neverland (Sylvia Llevelyn Davies)
Revolutionary Road (April Wheeler)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Clementine Kruczynski)
The Reader (Hanna Schmitz)
All the King's Men (Anne Stanton) ” - tom-myskovskej