British period dramas in 2020 gave us lots of memorable performances.
With most of us spending more time inside this year than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least the year was still packed with some wonderful British period dramas to watch.
Meanwhile, on television we were introduced to Sophie Cookson in The Trial of Christine Keeler, and Rose Williams as Charlotte in Sanditon, plus established actresses such Tamsin Greig in Belgravia, Gemma Arterton in Black Narcissus, and Lily James in Rebecca.
Over the past few months, we asked you to vote for 2020’s best actress in a British period drama.
Now that we’ve counted up all 62,438 votes, we can reveal the Top 10, with the winning actress receiving over an incredible 58.10% of all the votes…
10. Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C in ‘Grantchester’
Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
9. Tamsin Greig as Anne Trenchard in ‘Belgravia’
Belgravia is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
8. Lily James as Mrs. de Winter in ‘Rebecca’
Rebecca is available to watch on Netflix.
7. Eva Green in ‘The Luminaries’
6. Jennifer Kirby as Valerie in ‘Call the Midwife’
Call the Midwife is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
5. Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma in ‘Emma’
4. Millie Bobby Brown as Enola in ‘Enola Holmes’
Enola Holmes is available to watch on Netflix.
3. Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown’
The Crown is available to watch on Netflix.
2. Rose Williams as Charlotte in ‘Sanditon’
Sanditon is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
1. Caitriona Balfe as Claire in ‘Outlander’
Outlander is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.