Poll: Who was 2021’s best British period drama actress? Vote here!

2021 has given us some riveting British period drama performances.

Following numerous postponed releases and filming delays in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, an amazing selection of movies and TV series finally landed on our screens this year.

Period drama icons like Claire Foy, Emma Thompson, Caitriona Balfe, and Judi Dench were back with roles in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Cruella, Belfast, and Six Minutes to Midnight.

Younger stars like Rachel Shenton, Lily James, and Elle Fanning continued to shine in All Creatures Great and Small, The Pursuit of Love, and The Great.

Meanwhile, newcomers Megan Cusack, Agnes O’Casey, and Sabrina Bartlett wowed us in Call the Midwife, Ridley Road, and The Larkins, and period drama stalwarts like Tessa Peake-Jones and Keeley Hawes were reliable as ever in Grantchester and It’s a Sin.

As 2021 comes to a close, we want to find out which actress was the most popular!

If you need a recap, take a look at our complete guide to the year’s British period drama movies and our list of all this year’s British period drama TV series.

You can tick up to five of your favourites from the list below, then just click ‘vote’ at the end:

Who was 2021's best British period drama actress?

Voting will close at midnight GMT at the end of 4th January 2022 and we’ll reveal the winner soon after!