Funny as it may sound I notice actress performances more than actors. Perhaps it is because there are fewer ‘strong woman’ roles, more fluff and boobs than necessary for sure. There are a few actors that have stood out to me, the ones I will watch in a movie just because their name is on it. Here is my top 10 (in no particular order):

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (VERY good Sherlock Holmes).
  • Jeremy Brett (The definitive Sherlock Holmes).
  • Stanley Tucci (such a chameleon, everything he is in is good).
  • Simon Pegg (Hector and The Pursuit of Happiness, Shaun of the Dead etc.).
  • James Spader (one word ‘Red’).
  • Peter Sellers (‘Being There’ is a must see).
  • Kevin Spacey (I know he has a bad rap now but Virgil Kint MADE ‘The Usual Suspects’).
  • Robbie Coltrane (before Harry Potter there was ‘Cracker’)
  • Douglas Henshall (‘Shetland’ ’nuff said)
  • Stellen Skarsgaard (‘River’ with the incomparable Nicola Walker).

Honourable mentions: Ryan Reynolds, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, Robson Green

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