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The Italian Job voted best British film of all time

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Published: Monday, January 10, 2011, 17:32 [IST]

London, (ANI): The 1969 classic The Italian Job has been voted as the best British film of all time. In a survey conducted by Sky Movies HD, the original version of the film that famously saw a gang of criminals take to the streets of Turin in Minis to steal a van full of gold, took 15 percent of the votes, reports Sky News.

Monty Python's 'Life of Brian was voted second, followed by The Full Monty in third spot. Sir Anthony Hopkins was voted the greatest British actor with 12 percent of the vote followed closely by Laurence Olivier and The Italian Job"s original lead Sir Michael Caine.

Dame Judi Dench was chosen as the greatest British actress with a quarter of the votes with Dame Helen Mirren second on 14. The poll was commissioned to mark the launch of the channel"s British Film Season later in January.

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