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.

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 1 Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Jeremy Irons is a popular English actor. In the US, Irons is best known as one of the few actors to have achieved the famous Triple Crown of Acting. Also an activist known for his charity work, Jeremy Irons works closely with the United Nations. He also supports charities, such as The Prison Phoenix Trust.

 2 David Thewlis

David Thewlis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
David Thewlis gained fame with his role in Naked, a film that won him a Cannes Film Festival Award. Fans loved him as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film franchise and Sir Patrick Morgan/Ares in Wonder Woman. He has also written a novel and directed a BAFTA-nominated short film. 

 3 Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard.
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Famous As: Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Although best known for her surreal and digressive stand-up comedies, Eddie Izzard is also a popular film and television actor. Born as Edward John Izzard, she began her career as a street performer, eventually making her first stage appearance at the age of twenty-five, quickly drawing larger and larger audience with her stream-of-consciousness delivery, achieving fame both home and abroad.

 4 Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
Andrew Lincoln is best known for his Saturn Award-winning role of Rick Grimes in the horror series The Walking Dead. He has also played significant roles in the series This Life, Teachers, and Afterlife, and the movie Love Actually, and has appeared in plays such as A Christmas Carol.
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 5 Richard C Armitage

Richard C Armitage.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huncote, Leicestershire, England

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.

 6 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
Birthplace: Clifton

 7 John Hurt

John Hurt.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
John Hurt is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performances in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. His death scene in Alien is considered one of the most memorable in history. He lent his voice to The Lord of The Rings and appeared in the Harry Potter and Hellboy films.
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 8 Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith

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.

 9 Nicollette Sheridan

Nicollette Sheridan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Worthing, Sussex, England
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.

 10 Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

 11 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England, UK
David Jason is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and executive producer who is famous for his role in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. His other popular works include TV series A Touch of Frost, Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours and The Darling Buds of May. He was knighted in 2005 for services to acting and comedy.

 12 Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: May 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxford

 13 David Tennant

David Tennant.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bathgate, Scotland

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.

 14 Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

 15 Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ramsgate

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 Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK

 17 Lena Headey

Lena Headey
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bermuda

 18 Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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.

 19 Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canning Town, London, England, UK

Danny Dyer is an English presenter and actor best known for playing hard-man roles, such as Tommy Johnson in the sports comedy film The Football Factory. He is also known for presenting the popular documentary series The Real Football Factories. Danny Dyer has been open about his dependency on drugs. He has also supported campaigns to legalize drugs like cocaine.

 20 Mark Addy

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tang Hall, York
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.

 21 Michael Sheen

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

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.

 22 Janet McTeer

Janet McTeer.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne ,England
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.

 23 Phil Collins

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Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

 24 Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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.

 25 Rylan Clark-Neal

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: October 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England, UK

Rylan Clark-Neal is an English TV and radio presenter, model, and singer. He has been modeling since he was 16 and forayed into TV as a young man. He began his career by appearing in variety shows and gained fame as a housemate in the 11th series of the reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother, which he ultimately won. 

 26 Brian Blessed

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
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. 

 27 Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 28 Anthony Head

Anthony Head
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK

 29 Peter Ustinov

Peter Ustinov
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, England
Died: March 28, 2004

Peter Ustinov was a British actor, writer, and filmmaker. An intellectual, Ustinov held several academic posts and served as the president of the World Federalist Movement. Over the course of his illustrious career, Peter Ustinov won many prestigious awards, such as the Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and BAFTA Awards.

 30 Antonia Thomas

Antonia Thomas.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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 Tom Baker

Tom Baker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 32 Tom Holland

Tom Holland.
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Thomas Stanley Holland, son of author and comedian Dominic Holland, soared to fame with the titular role in Billy Elliot the Musical and delivered an award-winning film debut in The Impossible. He then appeared as Spider-Man in the Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming and reprised the role in several other movies.

 33 Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London

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.

 34 Rupert Penry-Jones

Rupert Penry-Jones
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 35 Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England, UK

 36 Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK

Best known for his role of Tony in Men Behaving Badly, English actor Neil Anthony Morrissey developed a love for acting while in school. He has played significant roles in various films and televise series like The Bounty, Bob the Builder, Waterloo Road, Line of Duty, and Boon. Also a successful businessperson, he now owns a chain of pubs in Staffordshire.

 37 David Hattersley Warner

David Hattersley Warner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England

 38 Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

 39 Stephen Dillane

Stephen Dillane
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England

 40 Fearne Cotton

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

 41 Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom
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.

 42 David Harewood

David Harewood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

 43 Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: June 2, 2017

 44 Samuel West

Samuel West
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

 45 Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

 46 Jeremy Northam

Jeremy Northam.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge

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.

 47 Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

 48 Roger Allam

Roger Allam
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 49 John Le Mesurier

John Le Mesurier
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Died: November 15, 1983

 50 Jessica Hynes

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London,England, United Kingdom
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!