best british actors

by daworldismine | created - 08 Mar 2013 | updated - 08 Mar 2013 | Public

1. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing ...

2. Terry Stone

Producer | Rise of the Footsoldier 3

Terry Stone began his Acting & Producing career in May 2003 at the ripe old age of 32 and over the past 14 years has carved an impressive career on both sides of the camera. Terry's naturalistic style of acting has seen him play some memorable leading roles such as a corrupt cop Detective Sargent ...

3. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...

4. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

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 ...

5. Craig Fairbrass

Actor | Cliffhanger

Craig Fairbrass was born in Mile End Hospital in London's East End and made his feature film debut as an Actor opposite Denzel Washington as Challoner in Working title's powerful British thriller "For Queen and Country" Craig has since gone onto star in over forty feature films, including the lead ...

6. Tamer Hassan

Actor | The Double

Having grown up in the South East of London, practicing his street-wise skills in boxing and football, Tamer showed his versatility from a very young age as an aspiring entrepreneur, turning his hand to sports clubs, restaurants and nightclubs. A chance encounter with his now Agent, lead Tamer to ...

7. Frank Harper

Actor | Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Frank Harper was born in 1962 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), The Football Factory (2004) and Bend It Like Beckham (2002).

8. Billy Murray

Actor | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Billy Murray has entertained British Television audiences for over thirty years.

He is perhaps best known for his role as DS Don Beech in ITV series The Bill (1984), and has also appeared in EastEnders (1985) as the crime boss "Johnnie Allen".

His on-screen presence is very much underrated and thanks...

9. Neil Maskell

Actor | Kill List

Neil Maskell was born in 1976. From the age of eleven he attended the Anna Scher acting school in Islington in his native London and later studied at the Miskin Theatre at the North West Kent College,subsequently returning there as a director. He began acting as a teenager,making his television ...

10. Mark Strong

Actor | The Imitation Game

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), 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 ...

11. Noel Clarke

Actor | Brotherhood

Noel Clarke was born on December 6, 1975 in London, England as Noel Anthony Clarke. He is an actor and producer, known for Brotherhood (2016), Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) and The Anomaly (2014). He is married to Iris Da-Silva. They have two children.

12. Vincent Regan

Actor | Snow White and the Huntsman

Vincent Regan was born on May 16, 1965. He is an actor and director, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), 300 (2006) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Amelia Curtis since 2001. They have three children.

13. Adam Deacon

Actor | Anuvahood

Adam Deacon is an actor and rapper from Hackney, East London. His father is from Morocco, and walked out on the family when Adam was just 2 years old. At the age of 12 Deacon began to act and trained at the Anna Scher Theatre. His early career included work with Y Touring Theatre Company, with whom...

14. Simon Phillips

Actor | Age of the Living Dead

Simon Phillips is a British actor and producer working in independent British films. He is best known for the Jack trilogy (Jack Says, Jack Said and Jack Falls) and The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan features films. He has appeared in feature films with Danny Dyer, Jason Flemyng, David ...

15. Robert Cavanah

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Robert Cavanah was born on December 20, 1965 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor and director, known for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), Doctors (2000) and Pimp (2010).