Poll Suggestion: Best Contemporary British Actor

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For a movie to be great, everything from production, writing, costume, sound effects, direction, editing, and of course, acting has to be great. Even though it it is the writer who writes those awe-inducing lines and situations, it is an actor who make those situations lively by giving life to their characters. A weak performance can reduce the quality of a great time and these actors never let that happen. 

These are some of the contemporary British actors who've managed to deliver terrific performances consistently over the years. 

Who is your favorite contemporary British actor?

List - http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066950918/
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Kirk-Picard

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urbanemovies

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Daniel Day-Lewis

Overall, a pretty good list in my opinion. However, a bit shocked to see Daniel Radcliffe get the nod over Tom Hardy.
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Akash Charudatta Deshpande

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Ralph Fiennes or Daniel Day-Lewis
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Kirk-Picard

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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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For some reason, the word  "contemporary" doesn't make me automatically think of living actors or those who're still working but rather actors who aren't past their prime yet (no disrespect meant for the veterans). In other words, it's not the actor's career that should be contemporary but the peak of this career.

If you ask me about contemporary American actors, I'll think of Brad Pitt, Edward Norton or Sean Penn but not necessarily Al Pacino, Robert De Niro or Dustin Hoffman, they are my favorite actors but I will always associate them with the 70's/ 80's/90's...

Now, if I have to vote for them, I will... but it's odd to vote for the best contemporary actor while basing the choice on movies made more than 20 years ago... or am I reading too much into it?
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John Hurt passed away, so is he still contemporary?