The UK movie theater chain conducted a study to determine who people in the UK consider the best actors of this century.
Among men, the first place was taken by 43-year-old Tom Hardy. The second position was taken by Sean Connery, who passed away last fall, and the third – Anthony Hopkins. The top 10 also include Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Liam Neeson, Ian McKellen, Gary Oldman, and Hugh Grant.
86-year-old Judi Dench topped the list of top British female movie stars. Olivia Colman took second place, and the third – by Maggie Smith. The company also included Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, Julie Walters, and Kira Find.
In the rating of the best films of the 21st century, the British unanimously put the cult saga about Harry Potter in the first place. Bridget Jones took second place, and Paddington the bear – the fifth.