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    57 British Actors Every Geek Will Recognize

    England is home to many great actors and actresses from all the biggest fandoms. Here's every single one of them.

    1. Adrian Rawlins

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    As Dr. Ryder on Doctor Who

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    As James Potter in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    2. Benedict Cumberbatch

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    As Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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    As Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness

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    As Sherlock on Sherlock

    3. Aidan Turner

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    As Mitchell on Being Human

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    As Kili in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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    As Bedoli on The Tudors

    4. Allen Leech

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    As Tom Branson on Downton Abbey

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    As Francis Dereham on The Tudors

    5. Angel Coulby

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    As Katherine on Doctor Who

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    As Gwen on Merlin

    6. Bill Nighy

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    As Slartibartfast in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    As Met Chief Inspector in Hot Fuzz

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    As Philip in Shaun of the Dead

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    As Dr. Black on Doctor Who

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    As Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter

    7. Charles Dance

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    As Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones

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    As Aredian on Merlin

    8. Colin Morgan

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    As Jethro Cane on Doctor Who

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    As Merlin on Merlin

    9. David Bradley

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    As the Tower Keeper in Captain America: The First Avenger

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    As Solomon on Doctor Who

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    As Walder Frey on Game of Thrones

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    As Argus Filch in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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    As Arthur Webley in Hot Fuzz

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    As Will the court jester on The Tudors

    10. David Tennant

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    As The Doctor on Doctor Who

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    As Barty Crouch Junior in Harry Potter

    11. Donald Sumpter

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    As Kemp on Being Human

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    As Maester Luwin on Game of Thrones

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    As The Fisher King on Merlin

    12. Harry Lloyd

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    As Viserys Targaryen on Game of Thrones

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    As Will Scarlett on Robin Hood

    13. Harry Melling

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    As Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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    As Gilli on Merlin

    14. Helen McCrory

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    As Rosanna on Doctor Who

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    As Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    15. Hugh Bonneville

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    As Henry Avery on Doctor Who

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    As Robert Crawley on Downton Abbey

    16. Hugo Weaving

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    As Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger

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    As Elrond in LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

    17. Iain Glen

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    As Father Octavian on Doctor Who

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    As Sir Richard Carlisle on Downton Abbey

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    As Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones

    18. Iwan Rheon

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    As Ramsay Snow on Game of Thrones

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    As Simon Bellamy on Misfits

    19. Jessica Brown Findlay

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    As Lady Sybil Crawley on Downton Abbey

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    As Rachel on Misfits

    20. Jessica Hynes

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    As Verity Newman on Doctor Who

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    As Mafalda Hopkirk in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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    As Yvonne in Shaun of the Dead

    21. Jim Broadbent

    theliferandomthoughtsofindigomontoya.blogspot.com

    As a possible Doctor on Doctor Who

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    As professor Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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    As Inspector Frank Butterman in Hot Fuzz

    22. Joanne Froggatt

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    As Anna Bates on Downton Abbey

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    As Kate on Robin Hood

    23. John Bradley

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    As Samwell Tarly on Game of Thrones

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    As Tyr Seward on Merlin

    24. John Hurt

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    As The Doctor on Doctor Who

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    As Mr. Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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    As The Dragon on Merlin

    25. Julian Glover

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    As Richard the Lionheart on Doctor Who

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    As Grand Maester Pycelle on Game of Thrones

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    As Aragog in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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    As Lochru on Merlin

    26. Katie McGrath

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    As Morgana on Merlin

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    As Bess on The Tudors

    27. Kevin Doyle

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    As Joseph Molesley on Downton Abbey

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    As John Constable on The Tudors

    28. Kevin Eldon

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    As Sergeant Tony Fisher in Hot Fuzz

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    As Scrope on Robin Hood

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    As Trickler on Merlin

    29. Lenora Crichlow

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    As Annie on Being Human

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    As Cheen on Doctor Who

    30. Liam Cunningham

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    As Captain Zhukov on Doctor Who

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    As Davos Seaworth on Game of Thones

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    As Ruadan on Merlin

    31. Maggie Smith

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    As the Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey

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    As professor Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter

    32. Maria Doyle Kennedy

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    As Vera Bates on Downton Abbey

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    As Queen Catherine of Aragon on The Tudors

    33. Mark Addy

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    As Robert Baratheon on Game of Thrones

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    As Friar Tuck on Robin Hood

    34. Mark Gatiss

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    As Mr. Snow on Being Human

    35. Martin Freeman

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    As Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    As Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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    As John Watson on Sherlock

    36. Michael Gambon

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    As Kazran on Doctor Who

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    As Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter

    37. Michelle Fairley

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    As Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones

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    As Mrs. Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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    As Louise Young on Misfits

    38. Natalia Tena

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    As Osha on Game of Thrones

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    As Tonks on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    39. Natalie Dormer

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    As Pvt. Lorraine in Captain America: The First Avenger

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    As Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones

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    As Anne Boleyn on The Tudors

    40. Penelope Wilton

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    As Harriet Jones on Doctor Who

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    As Isobel Crawley on Downton Abbey

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    As Barbara in Shaun of the Dead

    41. Richard Armitage

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    As Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger

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    As Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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    As Guy of Gisborne on Robin Hood

    42. Richard Wilson

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    As Dr. Constantine on Doctor Who

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    As Gaius on Merlin

    43. Roger Lloyd Pack

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    As John Lumic on Doctor Who

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    As Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    44. Ron Donachie

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    As the steward on Doctor Who

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    As Rodrik Cassel on Game of Thrones

    45. Rory McCann

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    As Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane on Game of Thrones

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    As Michael Armstrong in Hot Fuzz

    46. Rose Leslie

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    As Gwen Dawson on Downton Abbey

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    As Ygritte on Game of Thrones

    47. Rupert Graves

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    As John Riddell on Doctor Who

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    As DI Lestrade on Sherlock

    48. Russell Tovey

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    As George Sands on Being Human

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    As Midshipman Frame on Doctor Who

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    As Henry Knight on Sherlock

    49. Sean Bean

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    As Eddard 'Ned' Stark on Game of Thrones

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    As Boromir in LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

    50. Shirley Henderson

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    As Ursula Blake on Doctor Who

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    As Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

    51. Simon Pegg

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    As The Editor on Doctor Who

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    As Scotty in Star Trek

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    As Nicholas Angel in Hot Fuzz

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    As Shaun in Shaun of the Dead

    52. Sinead Keenan

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    As Nina on Being Human

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    As Addams on Doctor Who

    53. Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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    As Tim Latimer on Doctor Who

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    As Jojen Reed on Game of Thrones

    54. Timothy Dalton

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    As the Lord President on Doctor Who

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    As Simon Skinner in Hot Fuzz

    55. Toby Jones

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    As Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger

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    As Dream Lord on Doctor Who

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    As Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    56. Warwick Davis

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    As Porridge on Doctor Who

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    As professor Filius Flitwick in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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    As Marvin in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    As Grettir on Merlin

    57. Zoë Wanamaker

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    As Cassandra on Doctor Who

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    As Madame Hooch in Harry Potter

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