Actors I've seen on stage

by adaskina | created - 22 Dec 2013 | updated - 02 Feb 2015 | Public

1. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...

2. Anne-Marie Duff

Actress | Nowhere Boy

Anne-Marie Duff is an English actress, born on 8 October 1970 in Southall, London. Her parents, Brendan and Mary (née Doherty), are from Donegal, Ireland. Her father worked as a painter and decorator and her mother worked in a shoe shop.

She first came to the attention of the British public for her ...

3. 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 ...

4. Fiona Shaw

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Shaw was already an acknowledged stage actress before she made a name for herself in television and film. It wasn't until the mid 1980s that director Jim Sheridan awarded her a role in his film My Left Foot (1989); the biographical film of Christy Brown, an Irishman confined to a body horribly ...

5. James Laurenson

Actor | Boney

James Laurenson was born on February 17, 1940 in Marton, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Boney (1972), One Day (2011) and State of Play (2003).

6. Mark Rylance

Actor | Bridge of Spies

Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Sir Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of ...

7. Jude Law

Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...

8. Oliver Ford Davies

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Oliver Ford Davies was born on August 12, 1939 in Ealing, London, England as Oliver Robert Ford Davies. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Johnny English (2003). He has been married to Jenifer Armitage ...

9. 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 (...

10. Olly Rix

Actor | Of Kings and Prophets

After securing a place to study English Literature at Trinity College Oxford, Olly became actively involved in the university's dramatic society. Upon graduating he was awarded a scholarship to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and studied there for two years. Upon ...

11. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

Actress | Autómata

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen was born on January 16, 1982 in Hillerød, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Automata (2014), In Order of Disappearance (2014) and Marie Krøyer (2012).

12. Peter De Jersey

Actor | The Bank Job

Peter De Jersey is an actor, known for The Bank Job (2008), Atlantis (2013) and Broadchurch (2013).

13. Mark Gatiss

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.

He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...

14. Tom Hiddleston

Actor | The Avengers

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...

15. Sheridan Smith

Actress | Cilla

Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents ...

16. Brendan Coyle

Actor | Downton Abbey

Brendan Coyle was born in Corby, Northamptonshire to an Irish father and Scottish mother; his parents moved to Corby from County Tyrone, Ireland. Brendan holds Irish citizenship and has previously lived in Dublin and London. However, according to a video clip from the site for "Rockface" he resides...

17. Ben Whishaw

Actor | Cloud Atlas

Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (...

18. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...

19. Daniel Mays

Actor | Rogue One

Daniel Alan Mays (born 31 March 1978) is an English actor.

Born the third of four boys, Mays was brought up in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, by his electrician father and bank cashier mother. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before going on to win a place at the Royal Academy of ...

20. Gemma Arterton

Actress | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden.

Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived ...

21. Sam Troughton

Actor | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sam Troughton was born on March 21, 1977 as Sam John Troughton. He is an actor, known for Alien vs. Predator (2004), The Ritual (2017) and Robin Hood (2006).

22. David Dawson

Actor | The Last Kingdom

David Dawson was born on September 7, 1982 in Widnes, Cheshire, England as David Robert Dawson. He is an actor, known for The Last Kingdom (2015), Luther (2010) and The Road to Coronation Street (2010).

23. Tom Brooke

Actor | Preacher

Tom Brooke was born in 1979. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and lives in London. He is best known for his roles as the angel Fiore in AMC/Amazon Prime's 'Preacher', Bill Wiggins in the BBC's 'Sherlock' and Thick Kevin in Richard Curtis' film 'Pirate Radio', ...

24. Deborah Findlay

Actress | Vanity Fair

Deborah Findlay was born in Surrey and studied English at Leeds University. She worked in Leeds with a theatre group touring plays, music, community theatre and cabaret before coming to London to work at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. She was in the original production of 'Top Girls' by Caryl ...

25. Damien Molony

Actor | Brassic

Damien Molony is an actor of stage, TV and film, best known for his television roles as Hal in BBC 'Being Human', DC Albert Flight in BBC 'Ripper Street', DS Jack Weston in 'Suspects' and Jon in 'GameFace'. He grew up in Johnstown Bridge in Kildare, Ireland, where he was born on February 21 1984 ...

26. Simon Russell Beale

Actor | The Death of Stalin

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre.

He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral ...

27. Olivia Vinall

Actress | The Woman in White

Olivia Vinall is an actress, known for The Woman in White (2018), Where Hands Touch (2018) and Queens of Mystery (2019).

28. James McAvoy

Actor | Filth

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He ...



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