WATCH: The Five Greatest British Acting Families of All Time

The McGann brothers in 'The Hanging Gale.' (Photo: BBC)

The McGann brothers in ‘The Hanging Gale.’ (Photo: BBC)

Call it nepotism, or call it good genes. From the Barrymores to the Bridges family, the Fondas to the Douglases, talented families have dominated Hollywood since its inception. And Britain has its own share of gifted acting dynasties, but who is the greatest ever? That’s the question Siobhan Thompson set out to answer in the latest episode of Anglophenia’s YouTube series. And what’s most surprising is how interconnected these clans are. Watch as she counts down the five best:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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