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“actor” in British English

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actornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæk.tər/ us /ˈæk.tɚ/ female also actress

A2 someone who pretends to be someone else while performing in a film, play, or television or radio programme:

"Who's your favourite actor?" "Robert de Niro."

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(Definition of “actor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“actor” in American English

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actornoun [ C ]

us /ˈæk·tər/ female actress, /ˈæk·trəs/

actor noun [ C ] (PERFORM)

a person who plays the part of a character in a movie or play:

The play has a cast of six actors.

(Definition of “actor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)