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The Best British Movie Villains of All Time

The British accent has throughout the years cemented itself as the accent of pure evil. The Daily Dust will take you through some of the best British villains of all time.

10. Ian McKellen as Magneto | X-Men

Magneto, the founder of Evil Mutants, found it’s onscreen match in Ian McKellen. Only an actor of McKellen?s caliber could deliver his lines convincingly while wearing a bowl on his head.

9. Patrick Stewart as Dr. Jonas/Henry Finch | Conspiracy Theory (1997)

Patrick Stewart plays a smooth, sinister “psychiatrist” and gives a solid performance as Dr. Jonas/Henry Finch.

8. Alan Rickman as Sheriff of Nottingham | Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Alan Rickman’s portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham was slightly over the top but convincing. Apparently, Rickman turned down the role twice before an offer was made that was too good to refuse.

7. Vinnie Jones as Big Chris | Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

The film that kick-started Vinnie Jones? career. Big Chris is a mercenary-for-hire who shows us that you can be evil and funny at the same time.

6. Jeremy Irons as Scar | The Lion King (1994)

Jeremy Irons plays a traitorous lion known as Scar who is evil enough to murder, scheme and lie in order to take over the kingdom from his brother. The evilness comes through even in a cartoon.

5. Carl Boehm as Mark Lewis | Peeping Tom (1960)

Carl Boehm plays Mark Lewis, a man shaped by his emotionally abusive psychologist father. His father subjected him to nightmarish experiments and recorded it all with a movie camera. Mark then continues his father’s work on young women, though is the addition of a phallic shaped blade attached to his movie camera…

4. Ben Kingsley as Don Logan | (1971)

Ben Kingsley plays Don Logan, a raw goateed, shaved-headed pit bull of a gangster. A man so besieged with power and anger that he makes some of the other British Villains look like puppies.

3. Malcolm McDowell as Alex de Large | A Clockwork Orange (1971)

McDowell shows that even psychopaths can be alluring. The mascara-loving head Droog is the concentrated essence of the British villain.

2. Christopher Lee as Dracula | Dracula (1958)

Christopher Lee was a menacing and complex presence who never lets his fangs and cape dominate a truly evil role.

1.) Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter | Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Anthony Hopkins plays Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic serial killer who haunts background and threatens to steal every scene he appears in. Hopkins thoroughly deserves this number 1 spot.

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