People on Top Gear

by niklas_ojman | created - 04 Jul 2013 | updated - 19 Jul 2013 | Public

People who's been on Top Gear.

1. Jeremy Clarkson

Self | Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson was born in 1960 in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster in the North of England, an area renowned for its loud shouting and rampant exaggeration. He went to Repton school but didn't really pay attention and then got a job with a local newspaper where he was famed for stories such as '...

One of the hosts.

2. Richard Hammond

Self | Top Gear

Richard Hammond was born in 1969 in the British town of Solihull, which is near to Birmingham although it tries to pretend that it isn't. He started his career in local radio before getting a break on a cable TV car show where he was able to hone his presenting skills, safe in the knowledge that no...

One of the hosts.

3. James May

Self | Top Gear

James May was born in the 18th century in the British city of Bristol. He studied music at university, although secretly he was thinking about old motorcycles. In his career to date he has been sacked from Autocar, let go from Driven, and relieved of his duties at CAR magazine. He previously ...

One of the hosts since series 2.

4. Jason Dawe

Self | Top Gear

Jason Dawe was born as Jason Andrew Dawe.

One of the original hosts from series 1.

The original Black Stig.

6. Ben Collins

Stunts | Skyfall

Ben Collins was born on February 13, 1975 in Bristol, England. He is known for his work on Skyfall (2012), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Quantum of Solace (2008). He is married to Georgina. They have three children.

The original White Stig.

The current Stig.

8. Harry Enfield

Actor | Kevin & Perry Go Large

Harry Enfield was born on May 30, 1961 in Horsham, Sussex [now West Sussex], England. He is an actor and writer, known for Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000), Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (2007) and Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014). He has been married to Lucy Lyster since February 1997....

Series 1, episode 1. Series 12, episode 4.

9. Jay Kay

Soundtrack | Godzilla

Jason Kay was born in Stretford, England, on December 30, 1969. After moving to East London with his mother Karen Kay, a jazz singer, in his teens, Jay found himself homeless after a fight with his mum. Jay became involved in the street culture and took on many jobs in order to get by.

After an ...

Series 1, episode 2. Series 11, episode 6.

10. Ross Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC.

Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is ...

Series 1, episode 3.

11. Steve Coogan

Actor | Philomena

Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.

Series 1, episode 4. Series 5, episode 4. Series 8 episode 7.

12. Richard Burns

Self | They Think It's All Over

Richard Burns was born on January 17, 1971 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Richard Alexander Burns. He died on November 25, 2005 in Westminster, London, England.

Series 1, episode 4.

13. Jonathan Ross

Actor | Spice World

Comedian, talk show host, game show host, film critic, radio DJ and awards show compere, Jonathan Ross is the most successful British broadcaster of his generation. After attending the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London and gaining a Modern European History degree, he worked as ...

Series 1, episode 5. Series 16, episode 3.

14. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Actress | An Ideal Husband

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, or TP-T as she had become widely recognised by the nation, first rose to fame in the Nineties when she was a budding writer and fashion enthusiast eager to share her views with the world by entering into a newly-found London lifestyle - a big change from her quintessentially ...

Series 1, episode 6.

15. Rick Parfitt

Soundtrack | Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

Rick Parfitt was born on October 12, 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England as Richard John Parfitt. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002), Paul Is Dead (2000) and Guitars, Guns and Paradise! (2013). He was married to Lyndsay Whitburn, Patty Beedon and Marietta Booker. He died...

Series 1, episode 7.

16. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Series 1, episode 8. Series 8, episode 5.

17. Gordon Ramsay

Producer | Hell's Kitchen

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...

Series 1, episode 9. Series 8, episode 2.

18. Vinnie Jones

Actor | Snatch

Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of football's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's ...

Series 2, episode 1.

19. Jamie Oliver

Actor | The Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver's cheeky manner, constant use of the word 'pukka', and down to earth personality have won him legions of fans around the world. He has sold millions of cookery books, opened a restaurant, starred in several TV shows and revolutionised UK school dinners.

He was born May 27th, 1975 and ...

Series 2, episode 2. Series 9, episode 1.

20. David Soul

Actor | Starsky & Hutch

David Soul achieved pop icon status as handsome, blond-haired, blue-eyed Detective Kenneth Hutchinson on the cult "buddy cop" TV series Starsky and Hutch (1975), Soul also had a very successful singing career recording several albums, with worldwide number one hit singles including "Silver Lady" & ...

Series 2, episode 3.

21. Boris Johnson

Self | Have I Got News for You

Boris Johnson was born on June 19, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA as Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. He is known for his work on Have I Got News for You (1990), The Tunnel Awards Films and EastEnders (1985). He has been married to Marina Wheeler since May 8, 1993. They have four children....

Series 2, episode 4. Series 12, episode 6.

22. Anne Robinson

Self | The Weakest Link

Born Anne Josephine Robinson on September 26, 1944 in Crosby, Liverpool, England, this famous host of the BBC and NBC quiz show The Weakest Link (2001) started her career as a journalist for Rediffusion. She made her way up by working on the Daily Mail, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror. It was at the ...

Series 2, episode 5.

23. Richard Whiteley

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

John Richard Whiteley, a staunchly proud Yorkshireman, was a much-loved television presenter and journalist, born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1943. He was best known for being the presenter of the long running UK Channel 4 television show Countdown (1982).

However, prior to this he was primarily a ...

Series 2, episode 6.

24. Neil Morrissey

Actor | The Bounty

Neil Morrissey was born on July 4, 1962 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Neil Anthony Morrissey. He is known for his work on The Bounty (1984), British Men Behaving Badly (1992) and Bob the Builder (1998). He was previously married to Amanda Noar.

Series 2, episode 7.

25. Jodie Kidd

Actress | Mad Cows

Jodie Kidd was born on September 25, 1978 in Canterbury, Kent, England. She is an actress, known for Mad Cows (1999), The Fast Show (1994) and Gumball 3000: Drivin' Me Crazy (2006). She was previously married to David Blakeley and Aidan Butler.

Series 2, episode 8.

26. Patrick Stewart

Actor | Logan

Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...

Series 2, episode 9.

27. Alan Davies

Actor | Jonathan Creek

Alan lived in Loughton, Essex for most of his life, until he left to pursue a career in comedy. He now lives in Islington in north London. He is the second of three children, born in Essex, and has an older brother and a younger sister. He was raised by his father, an accountant when his mother ...

Series 2, episode 10. Series 8, episode 1.

28. Martin Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Martin Kemp was born on October 10, 1961 in Islington, London, England as Martin John Kemp. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), The Krays (1990) and Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992). He has been married to Shirlie Kemp since November 14, 1988. They have two children.

Series 3, episode 1.

29. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

Series 3, episode 2. Series 13, episode 2.

30. Rob Brydon

Actor | Marion & Geoff

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

Series 3, episode 3. Series 11, episode 3.

31. Rich Hall

Writer | Not Necessarily the News

Rich Hall was born on June 10, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Not Necessarily the News (1982), Arthur Christmas (2011) and Otis Lee Crenshaw: Live (2001). He has been married to Karen Hall since 2004. They have one child.

Series 3, episode 4.

32. Simon Cowell

Self | Scary Movie 3

Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music ...

Series 3, episode 5. Series 10, episode 5.

33. Sanjeev Bhaskar

Actor | Yesterday

Sanjeev Bhaskar was born on October 31, 1963 in Ealing, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Yesterday (2019), Absolutely Anything (2015) and The Kumars at No. 42 (2001). He has been married to Meera Syal since January 21, 2005. They have one child.

Series 3, episode 6.

34. Rory Bremner

Actor | Rory Bremner, Who Else?

Rory Bremner was born on April 6, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Roderick Keith Ogilvy Bremner. He is an actor and writer, known for Rory Bremner, Who Else? (1993), Bremner, Bird and Fortune (1999) and The Alternative Christmas Message (1996). He has been married to Tessa Campbell Fraser since ...

Series 3, episode 7.

35. Johnny Vegas

Actor | Bleak House

Johnny Vegas was born on September 11, 1971 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England as Michael Joseph Pennington. He is an actor and producer, known for Bleak House (2005), The Libertine (2004) and Happiness (2001). He has been married to Maia Dunphy since March 2011. He was previously married to ...

Series 3, episode 8.

36. Carol Vorderman

Actress | Trollied

Carol Vorderman was born on December 24, 1960 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England as Carol Jean Vorderman. She is an actress and writer, known for Trollied (2011), W1A (2014) and Mr Blobby: Mr Blobby (1993).

Series 3, episode 9.

37. Fay Ripley

Actress | Cold Feet

Fay Ripley was born on February 26, 1966 in Merton, Surrey, England. She is an actress, known for Cold Feet (1997), Reggie Perrin (2009) and Monday Monday (2009). She has been married to Daniel Lapaine since September 2001. They have two children.

Series 4, episode 1.

Series 4, episode 2.

39. Katie Price

Actress | Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

Katie Price was born on May 22, 1978 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Katrina Amy Alexandria Alexis Infield. She is an actress, known for Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), Dream Team (1997) and Footballers' Wives (2002). She has been married to Kieran Hayler since January 16, 2013. They have...

Series 4, episode 3.

40. Ronnie O'Sullivan

Self | UK Championship Snooker

Professional Snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan was born on December 5, 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands, England. At a young age, he showed talent as a Snooker player, a cue sport played on a table with balls and pockets. In 1992, he turned professional and competed at the world level. Nicknamed "The...

Series 4, episode 4.

41. Johnny Vaughan

Actor | 'Orrible

Johnny Vaughan was born on July 16, 1966 in Barnet, North London, England as Jonathan Randal Vaughan. He is a producer and actor, known for 'Orrible (2001), Top Buzzer (2004) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005). He has been married to Antonia Davies since August 5, 1999. They have two ...

Series 4, episode 5.

42. Denise Van Outen

Actress | Run for Your Wife

Denise Van Outen was born on May 27, 1974 in Basildon, Essex, England as Denise Kathleen Outen. She is an actress, known for Run for Your Wife (2012), Gloves Off (2017) and William Tell (1987). She was previously married to Lee Mead.

Series 4, episode 6.

43. Terry Wogan

Actor | The Goodies

Terry Wogan was born on August 3, 1938 in Limerick, Ireland as Michael Terence Wogan. He was an actor, known for The Goodies (1970), Auntie's Sporting Bloomers (1995) and Ashes to Ashes (2008). He was married to Helen Joyce. He died on January 31, 2016 in Buckinghamshire, England.

Series 4, episode 7.

44. Lionel Richie

Soundtrack | The Color Purple

Lionel Richie was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA as Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. He was previously married to Diana Alexander Richie and Brenda Harvey-Richie.

Series 4, episode 8.

45. Martin Clunes

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Martin Clunes was born the son of the noted Shakespearean actor Alec Clunes. He was educated at the Royal Russell School in Surrey and the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, London. He made his television debut playing an alien prince opposite Peter Davison in Doctor Who: Snakedance: Part One (...

Series 4, episode 9.

46. Ranulph Fiennes

Writer | Killer Elite

Ranulph Fiennes was born on March 7, 1944 in Windsor, Berkshire, England as Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. He is an actor and writer, known for Killer Elite (2011), Secret Hunter and The Salient (2015). He was previously married to Virginia Frances Pepper.

Series 4, episode 10.

47. Patrick Kielty

Self | My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me

Patrick Kielty was born on January 31, 1971 in Dundrum, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is a writer, known for My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me (2018), Patrick Kielty: Live (2006) and Stand Up for the Week (2010). He has been married to Cat Deeley since September 29, 2012.

Series 4, episode 11.

48. Bill Bailey

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Bill Bailey is known for his sharp wit and classic sense of humor. he is most famous for being in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, celebrity game-show in which he is a team captain. Bill is a stand up comedian, and has also starred in cult comedies such as Spaced and of course Black Books. He was given ...

Series 5, episode 1. Series 15, episode 1.

49. Geri Horner

Actress | Spice World

Geri Horner was born on August 6, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England as Geraldine Estelle Halliwell Hidalgo. She has been married to Christian Horner since May 15, 2015. They have one child.

Series 5, episode 2.

50. Joanna Lumley

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

Series 5, episode 3.

51. Jimmy Carr

Writer | 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.

Among the most-respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out crowds across the country and around the world.

His ...

Series 5, episode 4. Series 7, episode 6. Series 8, episode 1. Series 20, episode 1.

52. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

Series 5, episode 5.

53. Cliff Richard

Soundtrack | Grown Ups

Cliff Richard burst onto the rock'n'roll world in 1958 with his hit single Move It. He was then known as Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. His first film was Serious Charge (1959) followed by Expresso Bongo (1959), Wonderful to Be Young! (1961) and Summer Holiday (1963). Wonderful to Be Young! (...

Series 5, episode 6.

54. Roger Daltrey

Actor | Tommy

Roger Daltrey is noted as a founder of the legendary rock band The Who. After leaving London's Acton County Grammar School in 1963, he formed a skiffle band called The Detours, then displayed an early genius by putting together unusual elements into a world-class performance. The unusual elements ...

Series 5, episode 7.

55. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

Series 5, episode 8.

56. Trinny Woodall

Actress | Doctor Who

Trinny Woodall was born on February 8, 1964 in Marylebone, London, England as Sarah-Jane Woodall. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), What Not to Wear (2002) and Trinny & Susannah: From Boom to Bust (2010). She was previously married to Jonny Elichaoff.

Series 5, episode 8.

57. Susannah Constantine

Actress | Doctor Who

Susannah Constantine was born on June 3, 1962 in London, England as Susannah Caroline Constantine. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), What Not to Wear (2002) and Trinny & Susannah: From Boom to Bust (2010). She is married to Sten Bertelsen. They have three children.

Series 5, episode 8.

58. James Nesbitt

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

James Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to May, a civil servant, and James Nesbitt, a primary school headmaster. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also the school of Brian Campbell & Brian McAlister). He originally planned to be a French teacher. It ...

Series 6, episode 1.

59. Jack Dee

Actor | Lead Balloon

Jack Dee was born on September 24, 1961 in Petts Wood, Kent, England as James Andrew Innes Dee. He is an actor and writer, known for Lead Balloon (2006), Bad Move (2017) and The Grimleys (1997). He has been married to Jane Dee since 1989. They have four children.

Series 6, episode 2.

60. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

Series 6, episode 3.

61. Omid Djalili

Actor | The Mummy

Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. Omid had great success performing A Strange Bit of History, which won the Spirit of The Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, Omid has since become a fringe favorite with a string of sell-out shows. In 1995 it was with Short ...

Series 6, episode 4.

62. Damon Hill

Self | Formula 1

Damon Hill was born on September 17, 1960 in Hampstead, London, England as Damon Graham Devereux Hill.

Series 6, episode 5.

63. David Dimbleby

Actor | The Goodies

David Dimbleby was born on October 28, 1938 in London, England. He is a writer and actor, known for The Goodies (1970), Panorama (1953) and A Picture of Britain (2005). He has been married to Belinda Giles since 2000. They have one child. He was previously married to Josceline Dimbleby.

Series 6, episode 6.

64. Justin Hawkins

Soundtrack | Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Justin David Hawkins (born 17 March 1975) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, alongside his brother, guitarist Dan Hawkins, bass player Frank Poullain and drummer Rufus Taylor.

Hawkins, although born in Surrey, is ...

Series 6, episode 7. Series 8, episode 1.

65. Tim Rice

Soundtrack | Aladdin

A prolific lyricist and librettist, Tim Rice was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in the fall of 1944. Rice pursued his university education at Lancing College and, briefly, at l'Universite de Paris - Sorbonne. He was considering a legal career around the time that he met Andrew Lloyd Webber in ...

Series 6, episode 8.

66. Chris Evans

Self | The Big Breakfast

Chris Evans was born on April 1, 1966 in Warrington, Cheshire, England as Christopher Evans. He is a producer and actor, known for The Big Breakfast (1992), Don't Forget Your Toothbrush (1994) and Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot (2005). He has been married to Natasha Shishmanian since August 11, ...

Series 6, episode 9. Series 14, episode 3.

67. Davina McCall

Actress | Doctor Who

Davina McCall was born on October 16, 1967 in Wimbledon, London, England as Davina Lucy Pascale McCall. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Dead Set (2008) and A Bear's Tail (2005). She has been married to Matthew Robertson since June 29, 2000. They have three children. She was ...

Series 6, episode 10.

68. Timothy Spall

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Timothy Leonard Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in ...

Series 6, episode 11.

69. Trevor Eve

Actor | Waking the Dead

Trevor Eve was born on July 1, 1951 in Birmingham, England as Trevor John Eve. He is an actor and producer, known for Waking the Dead (2000), She's Out of My League (2010) and David Copperfield (1999). He has been married to Sharon Maughan since March 1, 1980. They have three children.

Series 7, episode 1.

70. Ian Wright

Actor | Gun of the Black Sun

Ian Wright was born on November 3, 1963 in Woolwich, London, England as Ian Edward Wright.

Series 7, episode 2.

Series 7, episode 3.

72. Ellen MacArthur

Self | 20 heures le journal

Ellen MacArthur was born on July 8, 1976 in Derbyshire, England as Ellen Patricia MacArthur.

Series 7, episode 4.

73. Nigel Mansell

Self | Formula 1

Nigel Mansell was born on August 8, 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England as Nigel Ernest James Mansell. He has been married to Roseanne since 1975. They have three children.

Series 7, episode 5.

74. David Walliams

Actor | Little Britain

David Walliams was born on August 20, 1971 in Banstead, Surrey, England as David Edward Williams. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Stardust (2007) and Dinner for Schmucks (2010). He was previously married to Lara Stone.

Series 7, episode 6.

75. Rick Wakeman

Composer | Mercury

Rick Wakeman's work on the classic albums of the progressive rock band Yes, his hugely successful solo albums, as well as his contributions to classic David Bowie songs, has earned him a reputation as one of rock's greatest ever keyboardists. Wakeman was educated at Drayton Manor County Grammar ...

Series 8, episode 1.

76. James Hewitt

Actor | Bloody Sunday

James Hewitt was born on April 30, 1958 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland as James Lifford Hewitt. He is an actor, known for Bloody Sunday (2002), Stars in Their Eyes (1990) and Celebrity Wrestling (2005).

Series 8, episode 1.

77. Les Ferdinand

Self | The London Programme

Les Ferdinand was born on December 8, 1966 in Paddington, London, England.

Series 8, episode 1.

78. Philip Glenister

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Philip Glenister was born on February 10, 1963 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Life on Mars (2006) and Ashes to Ashes (2008). He has been married to Beth Goddard since 2006. They have two children.

Series 8, episode 3.

79. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...

Series 8, episode 4.

80. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

Series 8, episode 6.

81. Jenson Button

Self | Formula 1

Jenson Button was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, Somerset, England as Jenson Alexander Lyons Button. He is an actor, known for Formula 1 (1950), Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009) and The Gentleman's Wager II (2015).

Series 8, episode 8. Series 14, episode 5.

82. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing ...

Series 8, episode 8.

83. Hugh Grant

Actor | Love Actually

Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill (1999), opposite Julia ...

Series 9, episode 2.

84. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

Series 9, episode 3. Series 16, episode 6.

85. Kristin Scott Thomas

Actress | The English Patient

The acclaimed Cornish actress Dame Kristin Scott Thomas was born in Redruth, Cornwall, to Deborah (Hurlbatt) and Lieutenant Commander Simon Scott Thomas. Her father was a pilot for the British Royal Navy and died in a flying accident in 1964. Her stepfather, Lt. Cdr Simon Idiens, was also a pilot, ...

Series 9, episode 4.

86. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

Series 9, episode 5.

87. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

Series 10, episode 1.

88. Jools Holland

Actor | Spice World

Jools Holland was born on January 24, 1958 in London, England as Julian Miles Holland. He is known for his work on Spice World (1997), Near Dark (1987) and Valentine's Day (2010). He has been married to Christabel McEwen since August 29, 2005. They have one child.

Series 10, episode 2.

89. Ronnie Wood

Soundtrack | Sahara

Ronnie Wood was born on June 1, 1947 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England as Ronald David Wood. He is an actor, known for Sahara (2005), Killers (2010) and Almost Famous (2000). He has been married to Sally Humphreys Wood since December 21, 2012. He was previously married to Jo Wood and Krissy Findlay.

Series 10, episode 3.

90. Lawrence Dallaglio

Self | A Question of Sport

Lawrence Dallaglio was born on August 10, 1972 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England as Lawrence Bruno Nero Dallaglio.

Series 10, episode 6.

91. Jennifer Saunders

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Jennifer Saunders was born July 6, 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to Jane, a biology teacher, and Robert Thomas Saunders, an RAF pilot. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians ...

Series 10, episode 7.

92. James Blunt

Soundtrack | P.S. I Love You

James Blunt is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and former British Army officer. Blunt rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album "Back to Bedlam", achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover". The album has sold over 11 million ...

Series 10, episode 8.

93. Lewis Hamilton

Actor | Cars 2

Lewis Hamilton was born on January 7, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England as Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. He is an actor, known for Cars 2 (2011), Cars 3 (2017) and Zoolander 2 (2016).

Series 10, episode 8.

94. Keith Allen

Actor | 24 Hour Party People

Keith Allen was born on September 2, 1953 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Keith Howell Charles Allen. He is an actor, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), The Others (2001) and Shallow Grave (1994).

Series 10, episode 9.

95. David Tennant

Actor | Doctor Who

David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of Doctor Who (...

Series 10, episode 10.

96. Alan Carr

Writer | Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr was born on June 14, 1976 in Weymouth, England. He is a writer and actor, known for Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009), The Friday Night Project (2005) and Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy - Live (2007).

Series 11, episode 1.

97. Justin Lee Collins

Actor | The Hatching

Justin Lee 'JLC' Collins is a multi award winning documentary and television presenter known for his long hair and colorful appearance. Born and raised in Bristol, England Justin has a recognizable west country accent. Justin was raised by his father Danny a freelance electrician and his mother ...

Series 11, episode 1.

98. Rupert Penry-Jones

Actor | Spooks

Rupert Penry-Jones was born on September 22, 1970 in London, England as Rupert William Penry-Jones. He is an actor, known for Spooks (2002), The Four Feathers (2002) and Match Point (2005). He has been married to Dervla Kirwan since August 2007. They have two children.

Series 11, episode 2.

99. Peter Firth

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Peter Firth was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1953. His parents owned a pub and he attended local grammar school. Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in "Camelot" at the Bradford Alhambra. Leaving school at 16, he became a ...

Series 11, episode 2.

100. James Corden

Actor | Into the Woods

Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Kimberley Corden was born in Hillingdon, London and raised in Buckinghamshire, the son of Margaret (Collins), a social worker, and Malcolm Corden, a musician. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior ...

Series 11, episode 3.



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