Top 13 British Actresses

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13. Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress and model who rose to prominence after her debut role in Much Ado About Nothing.

12. Tilda Swinton

Swinton is well-known for her diverse roles in independent films, grand movies, and TV shows. She had acted in movies like Constantine, The Deep End, and We Need to Talk About Kevin.

11. Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and British Academy Film Award.

10. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley has won various awards, and has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards.

9. Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews starred in the original Mary Poppins movie, The Sound of Music, and The Princess Diaries. She has also won an Academy Award.

8. Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan acted in Pride & Prejudice, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Great Gatsby.

7. Helen Mirren

Mirren is an acclaimed British actress who has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award in acting.

6. Emma Watson

Emma Watson rose to fame with the Harry Potter series, she also starred in movies such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Beauty and the Beast.

5. Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet is a very well known British actress, you may recognize her from Titanic, Revolutionary Road and The Reader movies.

4. Emily Blunt

Blunt has been awarded a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

3. Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter, has been nominated for numerous awards, including 2 Academy Awards, 8 Golden Globe Awards.

2. Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith has been awarded 2 Academy Awards: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. She is only 1 of 6 actresses in history to be awarded both!

1. Judi Dench

Dench has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won 6 British Academy Film Awards. She’s also won 2 Gold Globes Awards, a Tony Award and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards.