My favorite British actors and actresses

by meerschweinchen_freunde | created - 20 Dec 2012 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

1. Tobias Menzies

Actor | Casino Royale

Tobias was born in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998 and began his acting career in popular UK series such as Foyle's War (2002), Midsomer Murders (1997), and Casualty (1986). He also appeared in the controversial drama A Very Social Secretary (2005). He is ...

2. Oliver Chris

Actor | King Charles III

Oliver was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. After studying there since 1997, he graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2000 and he soon appeared in the BBC big-budget adaptation of the classic novel Lorna Doone (2000). He followed this with another BBC Show, The Office (...

3. 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 ...

4. James Norton

Actor | Happy Valley

James Norton was born in 1985 to two teachers and has a younger sister who is a doctor. Growing up in North Yorkshire he espoused acting at a very early age - playing Joseph in his primary school nativity play aged five - and, after leaving Ampleforth College he did work experience at the Stephen ...

5. Robson Green

Actor | Touching Evil

Robson Golightly Green was born on 18 December 1964 in Hexham, Northumberland, England, to Robson and Ann Green. He has two sisters, Dawn and Joanna; a wife, Vanya Seager; and a son (born in 2000). He began his TV/film career on Casualty (1986) as hospital porter Jimmy Powell. He then appeared in ...

6. Ian McShane

Actor | Deadwood

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charming heavies, IAN McSHANE is the classically trained, award-winning actor who has grabbed attention and acclaim from audiences and critics around the world with his unforgettable gallery of scoundrels, kings, mobsters and thugs.

And, now, a god as ...

7. Anton Lesser

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

British actor Anton Lesser (b. 1952) has played many of the principal Shakespearian roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Associate Artist since 1990), including Petruchio, Romeo and Richard III. He is very active in radio (BBC) and spoken word audio. Over a dozen recordings range from Paradise ...

8. 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 (...

9. Mackenzie Crook

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Mackenzie Crook, one of British comedy's best-known faces, who collected Star Wars figurines as a child, is now immortalized in plastic as a six-inch-high pirate action figure. He was born Paul Mackenzie Crook on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK. His father worked for British ...

10. Richard Coyle

Actor | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Richard Coyle was born and raised in Sheffield, in the UK with his four brothers. He began his career when, studying politics and philosophy at York University (1992 - 1995), he got interested in amateur dramatics and traveled to the Edinburgh festival twice.

A decision to raise funds to study at ...

11. 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...

12. Iain Glen

Actor | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, who was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of...

13. Kevin McNally

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the ...

14. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Davison was born as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett on 13 April 1951 in Streatham, London. A decade later, he and his family - his parents, Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana), and his sisters, Barbara, Pamela and Shirley, moved to Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, ...

15. Nicholas Woodeson

Actor | Skyfall

Nicholas - or Nick - Woodeson, born in 1949 in England to British parents - spent his early childhood in Haifa, Israel, in line with his parents' diplomatic postings. He recalls that his first taste of thespian glory was reciting A.A. Milne poems to family friends at the age of six. Nick's strong ...

16. Kit Harington

Actor | Game of Thrones

Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...

17. Peter Vaughan

Actor | Brazil

A true character actor in the best sense of the word, offbeat British thespian Peter Vaughan's hefty frame could appear intimidating or marshmallow benevolent; his beady, hollow eyes menacing or tender; his mere presence menacing or avuncular. Adept at playing both sides of the law, his characters ...

18. Ron Cook

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Ron Cook was born in 1948 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Chocolat (2000) and Thunderbirds (2004).

19. Owen Teale

Actor | Robin Hood

Owen Teale trained at the Guildford School of Acting. He was married to actress Dilys Watling and they had one son before their divorce in the mid 1990s.

20. Jonny Lee Miller

Actor | Mindhunters

Jonny Lee Miller (sometimes credited with an H) was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK, to actors Anna Lee and Alan Miller, and the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Jonny dropped out at 17, to pursue ...

21. 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 ...

22. Rory McCann

Actor | Game of Thrones

Six foot six inches tall, with brown eyes and dark hair, Rory McCann from Glasgow began his working life at the top - as a painter on the Forth Bridge in Scotland. He came to notice in a television commercial for Scotts' Porridge Oats, in which he appeared as a scantily-clad hunk in a vest and kilt...

23. Sam Heughan

Actor | Outlander

Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2021), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the ...

24. Gary Lewis

Actor | Billy Elliot

Gary Lewis was born in 1958 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Billy Elliot (2000), Gangs of New York (2002) and Valhalla Rising (2009).

25. Paul Copley

Actor | Downton Abbey

Paul Copley was born on November 25, 1944 in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, England as Paul Mackriell Copley. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Zulu Dawn (1979) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He has been married to Natasha Pyne since July 6, 1972.

26. Jared Harris

Actor | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Jared Francis Harris was born in London, England. He is the son of Irish actor Richard Harris and Welsh actress Elizabeth Harris (Elizabeth Rees), and brother of Damian Harris and Jamie Harris. Despite his lineage, Jared showed little interest in becoming an actor, until he was cast in a college ...

27. James Fleet

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

James Fleet was born on March 11, 1952 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England as James Edward Fleet. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). He has been married to Jane Booker since 1984. They have one child.

28. Kevin Doyle

Actor | Downton Abbey

Kevin Doyle is an English actor. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England in 1961. He is better known as the perpetually unlucky butler-turned-footman Molesley in Downton Abbey (2010). He has appeared in shows such as Happy Valley (2014), Scott & Bailey (2011), and the 2016 ITV TV ...

29. Jim Carter

Actor | Transformers: The Last Knight

Jim Carter was born on August 19, 1948 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England as James Edward Carter. He is an actor, known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Downton Abbey (2010). He has been married to Imelda Staunton since October 1983. They have one child.

30. Peter Egan

Actor | The Wedding Date

Peter Egan was born on September 28, 1946 in London, England as Peter Joseph Egan. He is an actor, known for The Wedding Date (2005), Lillie (1978) and Chariots of Fire (1981). He has been married to Myra Frances since February 13, 1977. They have one child.

31. Phil Davis

Actor | Vera Drake

Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Bleak House (2005) and Alien³ (1992). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.

32. 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.

33. John Heffernan

Actor | Eye in the Sky

John was born in Billericay in Essex in 1981 to a couple of teachers, one of four brothers. He became interested in theatre as a young boy watching The Animated Shakespeare Tales on television and, when his parents separated and he moved with his mother to a village near to Stratford-on-Avon he ...

34. Jack Parry-Jones

Actor | Moon Dogs

Jack Parry-Jones is a Welsh actor known for Moon Dogs (2016), Bang (2017) and Our Girl (2016). Born in Merthyr Tydfil in the Welsh Valleys, Jack went on to study at RADA. In 2017, Jack won multiple awards for his leading role in the independent film and festival favorite, Moon Dogs. This included ...

35. Tom Hughes

Actor | Cemetery Junction

Cheshire-born - in 1986 - Tom Hughes attended Upton High School and even before going to RADA had a wealth of acting experience with the Cheshire Youth Theatre, the Jigsaw Music Group, the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre and the Belgian company Victoria. He even managed to find time to play in a ...

36. Michael Maloney

Actor | The Young Victoria

Michael Maloney was born on June 19, 1957 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Victoria (2009), Henry V (1989) and Notes on a Scandal (2006).

37. Douglas Reith

Actor | Downton Abbey

Douglas Reith is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), The Queen (2006) and Agatha Raisin (2014).

38. Mark Lewis Jones

Actor | Chernobyl

Mark Lewis Jones is a Welsh actor heavily trained on the theatrical stage. Jones trained at two acting institutions including the Clwyd Youth Theatre as a teenager and then also at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He found stage work in London with such theatrical shows as Royal ...

39. David Summer

Actor | Scott and Sid

David was born in North Wales. He graduated in 1985 from The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London where he lives. Apart from his various roles in Film ,Television and Commercials, he has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company for six years where he appeared in eleven plays , The...

40. John Woodvine

Actor | Miss Potter

John Woodvine was born on July 21, 1929 in Tyne Dock, South Shields, England. He is an actor, known for Miss Potter (2006), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Edge of Darkness (1985). He has been married to Lynn Farleigh since 1996. He was previously married to Hazel Wright.

41. Robert James-Collier

Actor | Downton Abbey

Robert James-Collier was born on September 23, 1976 in Stockport (Salford), Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series), The Ritual (2017) and Coronation Street (...

42. Tom Cullen

Actor | Weekend

Tom Cullen was born on July 17, 1985 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He is an actor and producer, known for Weekend (2011), Knightfall (2017) and Black Mirror (2011).

43. Matt Smith

Actor | Doctor Who

Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who (2005).

Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David ...

44. Harry Hadden-Paton

Actor | Downton Abbey

Harry Hadden-Paton was born in 1981 in the UK. He is an actor and writer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), About Time (2013) and La Vie En Rose (2007). He has been married to Rebecca Night since May 2010. They have one child.

45. Julian Glover

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England, to Honor Ellen Morgan (Wyatt), a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. He is of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth ...

46. Richard McCabe

Actor | The Constant Gardener

Richard McCabe was born in 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor, known for The Constant Gardener (2005), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Notting Hill (1999).

47. John Nettles

Actor | Midsomer Murders

John Nettles has been a familiar face on British and International television screens for over thirty years.

From his early beginnings in the UK hit comedy The Liver Birds (1969), he became a household name overnight playing the Jersey detective "Jim Bergerac". The series, Bergerac (1981), was a ...

48. David Robb

Actor | Downton Abbey

David Robb was born on August 23, 1947 in London, England. He is known for his work on Downton Abbey (2010), I, Claudius (1976) and Ivanhoe (1982). He was previously married to Briony McRoberts.

49. Ronald Pickup

Actor | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Educated at Leeds University, he trained at RADA then joined Olivier's National Theatre Company at the Old Vic where he spent 7 years. On television he won acclaim as George Orwell in 'Orwell on Jura'. He won his only award - 'Sony Best Actor' for 1986 for 'The Awful Insulation of Rage' on radio

50. Tim Pigott-Smith

Actor | V for Vendetta

British classical stage and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith was a familiar face both here and in his native England. A drama major, he graduated from the University of Bristol in 1967 (where he frequently returned to lecture) and made his professional debut two years later with the Bristol Old Vic. ...

51. Matthew Goode

Actor | Stoker

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), Stoker (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Goode also ...

52. Vincent Franklin

Actor | The Bourne Identity

Vincent Franklin was born on November 3, 1966 in Yorkshire, England as Vincent Warren Franklin. He is an actor and writer, known for The Bourne Identity (2002), From Hell (2001) and Topsy-Turvy (1999).

53. Patrick Malahide

Actor | The World Is Not Enough

Patrick Malahide was born on March 24, 1945 in Berkshire, England as Patrick Gerald Duggan. He is an actor and writer, known for The World is Not Enough (1999), The Singing Detective (1986) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).

54. Tim McInnerny

Actor | Notting Hill

Tim McInnerny was born on September 18, 1956 in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England as Timothy L. McInnerny. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), MI-5 (2015) and Eddie the Eagle (2015).

55. Gethin Anthony

Actor | Copenhagen

Gethin attended Tiffin School in Kingston-upon-Thames - where he was head boy and later returned to give acting work-shops. After graduating from Balliol College, Oxford with a degree in English literature he enrolled at LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Since graduation he has ...

56. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

57. Alex Jennings

Actor | The Lady in the Van

Alex Jennings was born on May 10, 1957 in Essex, England. He is an actor, known for The Lady in the Van (2015), The Queen (2006) and Babel (2006). He has been married to Lesley Moors since 2012. They have two children.

58. Adrian Edmondson

Actor | Bancroft

Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading ...

59. Paul Thornley

Actor | Les Misérables

Paul Thornley is an actor, known for Les Misérables (2012), The Brothers Grimsby (2016) and Man Up (2015). He has been married to Chloe Howman since September 22, 2013. They have one child.

60. Richard Dillane

Actor | Argo

Richard Dillane was born near London. He graduated in philosophy from Manchester University and spent ten years in Australia where he has citizenship through his father and where, besides acting, his occupations included directing for theatre and opera, fruit-picking, demolition and wilderness ...

61. Richard E. Grant

Actor | Gosford Park

Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) and Hudson Hawk (1991). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children.

62. 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.

63. John Bradley

Actor | Game of Thrones

John was born as John Bradley-West in 1988. Brought up in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, he attended St Paul's High School and Loreto College, Hulme before going on to Manchester Metropolitan University from where he graduated in 2010 with a B.A. degree in acting. It was via his college website ...

64. Mark Addy

Actor | The Full Monty

Mark Addy was born on January 14, 1964 in York, England as Mark Addy Johnson. He is an actor, known for The Full Monty (1997), A Knight's Tale (2001) and Robin Hood (2010). He has been married to Kelly Johnson since 1996. They have three children.

65. Richard Hope

Actor | Piece of Cake

Born in Kettering and brought up in Norfolk, Mr. Hope attended Oakham School in Rutland from 1967 - 1971 and trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain from 1972 - 1976. He is a member of the National Youth Theatre Association and an Associate Member of Complicite. A brilliant character...

66. Ben Miles

Actor | V for Vendetta

Ben Miles was born in 1967 in Wimbledon, London, England. He is an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Ninja Assassin (2009) and Speed Racer (2008). He is married to Emily Raymond. They have three children.

67. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

68. Toby Stephens

Actor | Die Another Day

Toby Stephens began his acting career while a stagehand at the Chichester Festival Theatre, in end-of-season productions mounted by the crew. In his brief professional career, he has already won the Sir John Gielgud Prize for Best Actor and the Ian Charleson Award for his performance in the title ...

69. Ed Cooper Clarke

Actor | Downton Abbey

Ed Cooper Clarke is an actor and producer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Spooks (2002) and Whitechapel (2009).

70. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

71. Julian Wadham

Actor | The English Patient

Julian Wadham was born on August 7, 1958 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England as Julian Neil Rohan Wadham. He is an actor, known for The English Patient (1996), The Madness of King George (1994) and Goya's Ghosts (2006). He was previously married to Shirley Cassedy.

72. Sebastian Armesto

Actor | Anonymous

Sebastian Armesto (born 3 June 1982) is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is the son of the historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. He was educated at Eton College. Armesto has acted in high-profile theatre productions in Britain, including three shows at the National Theatre and one at...

73. Philippe Spall

Actor | Downton Abbey

Philippe Spall is an Anglo-French actor, singer and voice artist. He was born and raised in Cornwall, England, to a French mother and an English father, and started acting at school. He is completely fluent in both French and English, and speaks both languages without accent (unless required). ...

74. Jack Davenport

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Jack Davenport was born in 1973 and is the son of actors Maria Aitken and Nigel Davenport. He studied Literature and Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. His first break happened after he wrote to John Cleese to ask to be a runner on Fierce Creatures (1997) where he ended up playing a zoo...

75. Jack Ashton

Actor | Endeavour

Jack Ashton is an actor, known for Endeavour (2012), Call the Midwife (2012) and Four Seasons (2008).

76. Jack Hawkins

Actor | Call the Midwife

After reading Jurisprudence at Oxford University, Jack trained at the prestigious London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art. Sir Trevor Nunn, after seeing his performance as Iago in a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Othello, cast Jack in his stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulk's novel Birdsong. ...

77. Martin Compston

Actor | Doomsday

Martin Compston grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire. He spent his teen years going to see soccer (football) team Celtic with his brother Barry and dreamed one day he would play for them. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, where he passed through his Standard ...

78. John Hollingworth

Actor | Transformers: The Last Knight

John Hollingworth is an actor and producer, known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), The Command (2018) and Poldark (2015).

79. Paul Ready

Actor | The Terror

Paul Ready is a British actor. He is known principally for his work on stage, but he has also appeared in television, radio and films. He received a commendation at the 2003 Ian Charleson Awards. In 2018, he played the role of Rob MacDonald in the BBC television series Bodyguard.

Ready was born in ...

80. Dominic Coleman

Actor | Paddington

Dominic Coleman is an actor and writer, known for Paddington (2014), Yesterday (2019) and Bridget Jones's Baby (2016).

81. Angus Wright

Actor | Flowers

Angus Wright was born on November 11, 1964 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor, known for Flowers (2016), Peep Show (2003) and The Iron Lady (2011).

82. Rupert Everett

Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...

83. Adrian Scarborough

Actor | Gosford Park

Adrian Scarborough was born on May 10, 1968 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England as Adrian Philip Scarborough. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and The History Boys (2006). He is married to Rose Blackshaw. They have two children.

84. Ian McDiarmid

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold...

85. Denis Lawson

Actor | Star Wars

Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland as Denis Stamper Lawson. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

86. Ewen Bremner

Actor | Trainspotting

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ewen Bremner has worked with many of the most respected directors in world cinema, including Danny Boyle, Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Joon-Ho Bong, Werner Herzog and Woody Allen. Ewen has established himself by creating unique characters in critically acclaimed films, as ...

87. Will Keen

Actor | Victor Frankenstein

Will Keen was born on March 4, 1970 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Victor Frankenstein (2015), Love and Other Disasters (2006) and The Crown (2016). He has been married to María Fernández Ache since August 10, 2002. They have one child.

88. Ian Hart

Actor | Backbeat

Ian Hart, born in England, began acting while a student in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. He stumbled into acting almost accidentally, but was cast in the play "The Government Inspector". He continued to work in British theatre and television, and first gained recognition for portraying John ...

89. Stephen Dillane

Actor | The Hours

Stephen Dillane was born on March 27, 1957 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Hours (2002), Game of Thrones (2011) and Spy Game (2001).

90. Nigel Havers

Actor | Chariots of Fire

From school he attended a drama school attached to the Oxford Playhouse and at the same time worked in university productions always in revues and comedies. He appeared in Twelfth Night in a revue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which transferred to London where it was seen by an American director...

91. Julian Rivett

Actor | A Thousand Kisses Deep

Julian Rivett was born in 1967 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England as Julian Illya Rivett. He is an actor, known for A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011), The Strangerers (2000) and Outpost (2008).

92. 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).

93. Danny Kirrane

Actor | Autómata

Danny Kirrane is an actor, known for Automata (2014), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and New Blood (2016).

94. Christian Brassington

Actor | Poldark

Christian Brassington was born on June 6, 1983 in Wellington, Shropshire, England. He is an actor, known for Poldark (2015), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Tony Blair: Rock Star (2006). He has been married to Jennie Fava since September 21, 2013.

95. Julian Seager

Actor | Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

Julian Seager is an English award winning character Actor. Julian splits his time between the USA and UK. He appears in box office hit Fisherman's Friends and has recently had a lead role in the political horror movie Election Night. He has had featured roles on TV shows such as Bafta Award Winning...

96. Damian Lewis

Actor | Band of Brothers

Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, ...

97. Will Merrick

Actor | About Time

William Charles Merrick was born on April 9th 1993 in Ledbury in Herefordshire and started acting as a child in productions at the Downs School and Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Joining the Close Up Theatre Will appeared with them at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 and 2011 in 'The History...

98. Frankie Fox

Actor | Grandpa's Great Escape

Frankie Fox was born on August 21, 1997 in Canvey Island, Essex, England as Francis Fox. He is an actor, known for Blinded by the Light (2019), Grandpa's Great Escape (2018), Call the Midwife (2019) and Cradle to Grave (2015). He made his professional theatre debut at age 18 as the lead role of ...

99. Turlough Convery

Actor | Ready Player One

Turlough Convery is an actor, known for Ready Player One (2018), My Mad Fat Diary (2013) and Poldark (2015).

100. Martin McDougall

Actor | Hyde Park on Hudson

Martin McDougall is an Anglo American actor. Born in Edinburgh to a Scottish father and American mother, Martin grew up in New Jersey. He studied theatre and Art History at the College of Wooster in Ohio then spent two years studying acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. ...



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