David Tennant and Olivia Coleman crowned UK’s hardest working actors

David Tennant and Olivia Coleman are crowned UK’s hardest working actors in study of nation’s 100 top TV and film stars

  • The study undertaken by Britbox, new streaming service created by BBC and ITV
  • David Tennant topped the list closely followed Martin Clunes and Sir David Jason
  • Oscar winner Olivia Colman was next, followed closelky by Dame Julie Walters

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant and his Broadchurch co-star Olivia Coleman have been crowned UK’s hardest working actor and actress, a study has revealed.

The survey analysed one hundred British and TV stars who have either won or been nominated for a Bafta or National Television Award  in the last decade and looked at factors such as versatility and number of appearances.

It was undertaken by Britbox, a new streaming service created by BBC and ITV, that launched last week. 

David Tennant and Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman are some of the hardest workers in the entertainment industry

Jessica Jones star Tennant topped the list, closely followed by former Men Behaving Badly star Martin Clunes, Sir David Jason, Ms Colman and then Dame Julie Walters.

Oscar-winner Ms Colman is the lead role in popular drama The Crown, and has also featured in irreverent comedy Peep Show.

The rest of the top 10 are Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench, James Nesbitt, Steve Coogan and Sean Bean.

Mr Bean – who played Boromir in Lord of the Rings – was the actor most likely to have an on-screen death, as reported by Edinburgh Evening News.

This was closely followed by Luther and The Wire star Idris Elba.

Mr Bean was also rated as having the most star power.

He was closely followed by Only Fools and Horses star David Jason.  

Reemah Sakaan, group director for ITV subscription video on-demand, said: ‘This list highlights a small selection of the top talent in the UK and we’re excited that our fans can enjoy many of the actors’ much-loved classics and more recent work on the service.’

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