Empire Award for Best British Actor

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The Empire Award for Best British Actor was an Empire Award that was presented by the British film magazine Empire to British actors working in the motion picture industry from the establishment of the Empire Awards in 1996 until the 10th Empire Awards in 2005. The winners were chosen each year by readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Film
1996 (1st)[1]
Ewan McGregor Shallow Grave
1997 (2nd)[2]
Ewan McGregor Trainspotting
1998 (3rd)[3]
Ewan McGregor A Life Less Ordinary
1999 (4th)[4]
Peter Mullan My Name Is Joe
Bob Hoskins 24/7
Ewan McGregor Velvet Goldmine
Gary Oldman Lost in Space
Joseph Fiennes Elizabeth

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Film
2000 (5th)[5]
Hugh Grant Notting Hill
2001 (6th)[6]
Vinnie Jones Snatch
Christian Bale American Psycho
Jude Law The Talented Mr. Ripley
Michael Caine The Cider House Rules
Robert Carlyle Angela’s Ashes
2002 (7th)[7]
Ewan McGregor Moulin Rouge!
Hugh Grant Bridget Jones's Diary
Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Sean Bean The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Tim Roth Planet of the Apes
2003 (8th)[8]
Hugh Grant About a Boy
Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Jude Law Road to Perdition
Steve Coogan 24 Hour Party People
2004 (9th)[9]
Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Ewan McGregor Young Adam
Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Jude Law Cold Mountain
Orlando Bloom The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2005 (10th)[10]
Paddy Considine Dead Man's Shoes
Daniel Craig Layer Cake
Paul Bettany Wimbledon
Rhys Ifans Enduring Love
Simon Pegg Shaun of the Dead

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1996". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1997". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners - 1998". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners - 1999". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners - 2000". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Empire Awards 2001". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Empire Awards 2002: Best British Actor Award". Empire (Bauer Consumer Media) (#154): 56. April 2002. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best British Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Best British Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best British Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2005. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 

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