Famous British Voice Actors

Find out more about the greatest British Voice Actors, including Tilda Swinton, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, James McAvoy and Phil Collins.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw
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Famous As: Stage actor, Television actor, Film actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 2 Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard
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Famous As: Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 3 Richard C Armitage

Richard C Armitage
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor whose portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film series earned him international recognition and a Saturn Award. Well-known for his baritone voice, Richard Armitage has also recorded many audiobooks; in 2014, he won an Audiobook of the Year award for his work on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

 4 Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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 5 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 6 Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Emily Mortimer is an English-American screenwriter and actress. Mortimer, who started her acting career in stage productions, went on to establish herself as a bankable actress in the British film and TV industry. In 2010, she became an American citizen and has since been playing important roles in American films.

 7 Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 8 Nicollette Sheridan

Nicollette Sheridan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Model/actor Nicollette Sheridan is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives. Fans also loved her as Paige Matheson in Knots Landing and as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty. She has also appeared in films such as Beverly Hills Ninja. She owns a cruelty-free moisturizer brand.

 9 Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Michael Sheen is a Welsh actor and started his career as a theatre artist. He rose to fame in the 2000s as a screen actor after working in various biographical films. He starred in television films like The Deal, The Queen and The Special Relationship. Some of his notable films are The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Midnight in Paris.

 10 Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: May 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian, British

 11 Lena Headey

Lena Headey
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bermudian, British

 12 David Tennant

David Tennant
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

A celebrated son of Scotland, David Tennant is best known for his lead role in the BBC series, Doctor Who, from 2005-10. The show made him a household name and a sex symbol. His career continues to flourish with lead roles in films and television. He’s also a prolific theater actor having played Shakespearean characters like Hamlet and Richard II.

 13 Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Natalie Dormer is a popular English actress who received international recognition after playing Margaery Tyrell in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Also known for her charity work and advocacy, Natalie traveled to Tanzania in 2017 along with a humanitarian organization called Plan International to ban child marriage in the East African country.

 14 Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 15 Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

Brenda Blethyn is best known for her Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning role in Secrets & Lies. She was also appreciated for her performances in the films Little Voice and Saving Grace, and the mini-series Anne Frank: The Whole Story. She has also performed on stage in Manchester. 

 16 Mark Addy

Mark Addy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Mark Addy is best known as Gary Boyle from The Thin Blue Line and as Hercules from Atlantis. His debut in The Full Monty earned him a BAFTA nomination. He also played Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and Robert Baratheon in Game of Thrones.

 17 Rylan Clark-Neal

Rylan Clark-Neal
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: October 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 18 Stephen Dillane

Stephen Dillane
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 19 Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 20 Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Brian Blessed has voiced popular characters on shows such as Family Guy and Peppa Pig and in films such as Star Wars: Episode I. A talented stage actor, he has appeared in productions of Macbeth and Hamlet, and the original Cats. The OBE honoree is also an avid animal lover. 

 21 Janet McTeer

Janet McTeer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Janet McTeer soared to fame with her Tony-, Drama Desk-, and Olivier Award-winning performance as Nora in the play A Doll's House. Fans also loved her Academy Award-nominated performances as Mary Jo Walker in Tumbleweeds and Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs, and her Emmy-nominated role in Into the Storm.

 22 Anthony Head

Anthony Head
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 23 Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Penelope Wilton is an English actress known for her work in theatre, film, and TV. The winner of several prestigious awards, such as the Olivier Award, Penelope Wilton was appointed an OBE for services to drama in the 2004 New Year Honours. In the 2016 Birthday Honours, she was elevated to become a DBE.

 24 Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, Scottish

 25 Peter Ustinov

Peter Ustinov
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: March 28, 2004

 26 Rupert Penry-Jones

Rupert Penry-Jones
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 27 Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 28 Tom Baker

Tom Baker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 29 Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Sean Pertwee is an English actor and narrator. The son of actor, Jon Pertwee, Sean followed in the footsteps of his father to establish himself in the entertainment industry. Apart from playing important roles in films like Dog Soldiers, he is also known for his work as a narrator in TV shows, such as Zero Hour and MasterChef: The Professionals.

 30 Antonia Thomas

Antonia Thomas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Antonia Thomas is best known as Alisha Daniels from the series Misfits, Claire Brown from The Good Doctor, and Evie from Lovesick. She lent her voice to the opening and closing lines of the Teletubbies reboot. She was also featured on the Coldplay music video Charlie Brown.

 31 Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 32 David Hattersley Warner

David Hattersley Warner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 33 Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton
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Famous As: Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 34 David Harewood

David Harewood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 35 Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 36 Jessica Hynes

Jessica Hynes
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
BAFTA-winning actor Jessica Hynes, also known as Jessica Stevenson, created, wrote, and appeared in the British sitcom Spaced. She began her career with theater and was nominated for a Tony for The Norman Conquests. Fans also loved her in the series Twenty Twelve and the film Tomorrow La Scala!

 37 Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: June 2, 2017

 38 Samuel West

Samuel West
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 39 Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, Scottish

 40 Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: November 16, 2009

Edward Woodward was an English singer and actor. After starting his career as a stage actor, Woodward achieved popularity in 1967 when he started playing the title role in the popular television series Callan, for which he won the British Academy Television Award in 1970. In 1986, he won the Golden Globe Award for his performance in the movie The Equalizer.

 41 Jeremy Northam

Jeremy Northam
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Jeremy Northam is an English actor whose early career is defined by his performance at the Royal National Theatre; he won the Olivier Award for his work in The Voysey Inheritance in 1990. He then went on to establish himself in the film and TV industry before working on several audiobooks for Harper Audio, Macmillan, Naxos Audiobooks, and CSA Word.

 42 Catherine McCormack

Catherine McCormack
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 43 Roger Allam

Roger Allam
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 44 Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 45 Kate Robbins

Kate Robbins
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 46 John Le Mesurier

John Le Mesurier
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: November 15, 1983

 47 Samantha Bond

Samantha Bond
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Samantha Bond, daughter of actor Philip Bond, gained fame as Miss Moneypenny in four James Bond movies, including Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day, all of them with Pierce Brosnan in the lead role. She also appeared in Downton Abbey and is an eminent Royal Shakespeare Company stage actor.

 48 Sacha Dhawan

Sacha Dhawan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 49 Robin Atkin Downes

Robin Atkin Downes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 50 Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 27, 2012