Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ 2 Oscar nominations - The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech
She plays Bellatrix Lestrange in Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter born in 1930, and Frances (Harper) Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh
, was born in 1970...
“ 2 Oscar nominations - Henry V, My Week With Marilyn
(plus 1 directing nomination, 1 screenwriting nomination and 1 producing nomination)
He plays Gilderoy Lockhart in Chamber of Secrets. ” - nemozup
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 place at an art school...
“ 1 Oscar win/1 Oscar nomination - Iris
He plays Horace Slughorn in Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino
called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ 1 Oscar win/4 Oscar nominations - Darling (win), McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Afterglow, Away from Her
She plays Madam Rosmerta in Prisoner of Azkaban. ” - nemozup
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
“ 1 Oscar nomination (screenplay)
He plays Nearly Headless Nick in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. ” - nemozup
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 Fiennes
“ 2 Oscar nominations - Schindler's List, The English Patient
He plays Lord Voldemort in Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was the son of Mildred Josephine (Harty) and Ivan John Harris, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature...
“ 2 Oscar nominations - This Sporting Life, The Field
He plays Albus Dumbledore in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. ” - nemozup
This transatlantic talent was born on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnould Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and mathematician. The youngest of three children...
“ 2 Oscar nominations - Midnight Express, The Elephant Man
He plays Mr. Ollivander in Philosopher's Stone and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ 1 Oscar nomination - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
He plays Sirius Black in Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed in school plays...
“ 2 Oscar nominations - Damage, Tom & Viv
She plays Rita Skeeter in Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens
and to playwright Beverley Cross
“ 2 Oscar wins/6 Oscar nominations - Othello, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (win), Travels with My Aunt, California Suite (win), A Room with a View, Gosford Park
She plays Minerva McGonagall in all of the Harry Potter films. ” - nemozup
“ 1 Oscar nomination - Vera Drake
She plays Dolores Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson
, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law
, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson
, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
“ 1 Oscar win/4 Oscar nominations - Howards End (win), The Remains of the Day, In the Name of the Father, Sense and Sensibility
(plus 1 Oscar win for her screenplay)
She plays Sybill Trelawney in Prisoner of Azkaban, Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup
For decades, Brit actress and comedienne Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and TV. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually captured the hearts of international audiences...
“ 2 Oscar nominations - Educating Rita, Billy Elliot
She plays Molly Weasley in Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. ” - nemozup