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With Oscars night 2013 fast approaching we present to you our top ten most successful British actors and actresses in the history of the Academy Awards. Some may just surprise you…

10. Julie Christie

1 Best Actress Award: Darling (1965)
3 Best Actress Nominations: McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971), Afterglow (1997) Away From Her (2006)

9. Kate Winslett

1 Best Actress Award: The Reader (2008)
3 Best Actress Nominations: Titanic (1997), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Little Children (2006)
2 Best Supporting Actress Nominations: Sense and Sensibility (1995), Iris (2001)

8. Vivien Leigh

2 Best Actress Awards: Gone With The Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

7. Peter Ustinov

2 Best Supporting Actor Awards: Spartacus (1961), Topkapi (1965)
1 Best Supporting Actor Nomination: Quo Vadis (1952)
1 Best Original Screenplay Nomination: Hot Millions (1969)

6. Olivia de Havilland

2 Best Actress Awards: To Each His Own (1946), The Heiress (1949)
1 Best Actress Nomination: Hold Back The Dawn (1941)
1 Best Supporting Actress Nomination: Gone With The Wind (1939)

5. Glenda Jackson

2 Best Actress Awards: Women In Love (1969), A Touch Of Class (1973)
2 Best Actress Nominations: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Hedda (1975)

4. Daniel Day-Lewis

2 Best Actor Awards: My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007)
2 Best Actor Nominations: In The Name Of The Father (1993), Gangs Of New York (2002)

3. Emma Thompson

1 Best Actress Award: Howard’s End (1992)
1 Best Adapted Screenplay Award: Sense And Sensibility (1995)
2 Best Actress Nominations: The Remains Of The Day (1993), Sense And Sensibility (1995)
1 Best Supporting Actress Nomination: In The Name Of The Father (1993)

2. Michael Caine

2 Best Supporting Actor Awards: Hannah And Her Sisters (1986), The Cider House Rules (1999)
4 Best Actor Nominations: Alfie (1966), Sleuth (1972), Educating Rita (1983), The Quiet American (2002)

1. Maggie Smith

1 Best Actress Award: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
1 Best Supporting Actress Award: California Suite (1978)
1 Best Actress Nomination: Travels With My Aunt (1972)
3 Best Supporting Actress Nominations: Othello (1965), A Room With A View (1986), Gosford Park (2001)

No British actor or actress has won more than two Oscars. Will Daniel Day-Lewis leap to the top of this chart by winning his third Academy Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s biopic?

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