Top 10 best British actresses who are ruling the world with acting & glamour

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Actresses have always played an important role in films and a strong female lead has carried the film to success at the box office and the award season by giving some powerful performances. Here are the top 10 actresses from the UK-

  1.  Kate Winslet

She is known for her work particularly in period dramas. Winslet has received various awards, including three British Academy Film Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and she is among the few artists to have won Academy, Emmy and Grammy Awards. She rose to global fame after her role in the epic romantic Titanic.

2. Emily Blunt

Blunt’s breakthrough came in 2006 with her starring roles in the television film Gideon’s Daughter and the comedy drama film The Devil Wears Prada for which she won a Golden Globe award and a nomination for BAFTA. She suffered from stuttering from the age of seven to fourteen and was helped by her teacher to manage the stuttering. Her most recent work includes acting in her husband’s John Krasinski’s horror film A Quiet Place for which she earned a  Screen Actors Guild Award.

3. Keira Knightley

She has starred in both independent films as well as big-budget blockbusters. She is particularly noted for her roles in period dramas. Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995, before making her breakthrough with the 2002 sports film Bend It Like Beckham. She achieved global stardom at age 18 for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the 2003 fantasy blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl, as well as in subsequent films of the franchise. She has two Empire Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and one Laurence Olivier Award.

4. Lily Collins

She is the daughter of English musician Phil Collins and American actress Jill Tavelman. She was named International Model of the Year by Spain’s Glamour magazine after being selected by Chanel to wear one of their dresses at the Hôtel de Crillon in 2007. Lily currently stars as Emily Cooper in the Netflix series Emily in Paris, for which she received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.

5. Kate Beckinsale

After some minor television roles, her film debut was Much Ado About Nothing  while she was a student at the University of Oxford. She started film work in the United States in the late 1990s and later starred in the hit war drama Pearl Harbor. Kate is known for taking a number of action roles in movie likes White Out, Total Recall, Van Helsing and the Underworld film series.

6. Daisy Ridley

She rose to International fame for her portrayal of Rey in the Star Wars trilogy. She has also featured as the lead character of the romantic drama Ophelia, appeared in the mystery film Murder on the Orient Express and lent her voice to the animated Peter Rabbit.

7. Rosamund Pike

Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and an Academy Award nomination. She gained International recognition for her Bond girl role in Die Another Day of the James Bond franchise and her notable work can been seen opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl for which she gained huge praise.

8. Emilia Clarke

She studied at the Drama Centre London, appearing in a number of stage productions. Her television debut was a guest appearance in the BBC One medical soap opera Doctors in 2009. She became famous after her role in the hit HBO series Game Of Thrones where she was recognised Internationally and won several awards including four Emmy nominations.

9.  Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is an actress, model and businesswoman. As an actress, her best-known film roles till date have been in Mike Myers’ hit spy comedy, Austin Powers International Man of Mystery and as the Devil in Bedazzled. She got her first modelling job at the age of 29 for the cosmetic company Estée Lauder and also owes a beachwear line called Eponymous.

10. Naomie Harris

She started her career as a child, appearing in the television series Simon and the Witch in 1987. She portrayed Selena in the zombie film 28 Days Later, the witch in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, She is also well know for her role in the James Bond series as Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall, Spectre and the upcoming instalment No Time to Die .