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David Tennant
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...
Roger Lloyd Pack
A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted for a laid-back approach and a pronounced emphasis towards arts...
“ 1. Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2. John Lumic in Doctor Who
3. Phil Pratt in Doc Martin
4. Tom in The Old Guys ” - zimmermanstein
John Simm
John Simm was born on 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and grew up in Nelson, Lancashire. He attended Edge End High School, Nelson, Lancashire, followed by Blackpool Drama College at 16 and the Drama Centre, London, at 19. He lives with his wife, actress Kate Magowan, and their children Ryan (born 13 August 2001) and Molly (born February 2007)...
Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero...
Martin Clunes
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 Snakedance: Part One (director Fiona Cumming...
“ (1961- )
1. Doc Martin ” - zimmermanstein
Christopher Eccleston
Actor, The Others
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. However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the low-budget thriller Shallow Grave...
“ (1964- )
1. Joseph Bede in The Shadow Line
2. The Doctor in Doctor Who
3. Claude in Heroes

 ” - zimmermanstein
Jim Broadbent
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...
“ (1949- )
1. Boss Tweed in Gangs of New York
2. Sam Ronstadt in Exile
3. Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter

 ” - zimmermanstein
“ (1964- )
1. Friar Tuck in Robin Hood
2. John Piggott in Red Riding
3. Dave in The Full Monty

 ” - zimmermanstein
Ben Miller
Halfway through a PhD in physics at Cambridge University, Ben met Alexander Armstrong (who was also studying there) in 1992. Instead of finishing his PhD, Ben chose to scrap science for comedy and started playing at the Comedy Club Footlights, Cambridge. After four years of touring pubs and underground comedy clubs...
“ (1966- )
1. Stewart James in Doc Martin
2. Ghost of Christmas Past in The Catherine Tate Show
3. DI Richard Poole in Death in Paradise

 ” - zimmermanstein
Rupert Graves
Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing of Mr...
“ (1963- )
1. Sir Arthur Hill in Garrow's Law
2. James Lavender in Death in Paradise
3. Nick Savage in Scott & Bailey
4. Mark Bretherick in Case Sensitive
5. Stuart in Single Father
6. Adrian Levene in New Tricks
7. Inspector Lestrade in Sherlock
8. Alec Pickman in Inspector Lewis
9. Alfred Harderberg in Wallander
10. Lance Fortescue in Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye
11. John Garrett in Waking the Dead 
12. Danny Moore in Ashes to Ashes
13. Roger in The Dinner Party
14. Dominic in V for Vendetta
15. William Shakespeare in A Waste of Shame
16. William Sampson in MI-5 (s04e03)  
17. Robert Fulke Greville in The Madness of King George
18. Billy in Inspector Morse (s06e02 Happy Families)
19. Freddy Honeychurch in A Room with a View
20. Yan in The Famous Five (1979)

 ” - zimmermanstein
David Mitchell
David Mitchell was born on 14th July 1974 in Salisbury, England. His parents, Ian and Kathy Mitchell, worked as hotel managers in Salisbury. David also has a brother. In 1977 the family moved to Oxford, where his parents taught a course in hotel management at Oxford Brookes University. David was educated at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire...
Alan Davies
Self, QI
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 died when he was just 6 years old...
Martin Shaw
One of England's most popular actors for more than two decades, Martin is noted for his versatility. He has starred in over 100 TV roles, his long TV career beginning in 1967 with Love on the Dole. Prior to The Professionals, he had always been careful to be very different in each of his roles to avoid being typecast...
“ 1. George Gently
2. Agatha Christie's Poirot s12e02 Three Act Tragedy

 ” - zimmermanstein