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1. Cobie Smulders

Actress | The Avengers

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several ...

2. Kim Cattrall

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she ...

3. David Oyelowo

Actor | Selma

David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998.

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4. Sam Claflin

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...

5. Janet Suzman

Actress | Nicholas and Alexandra

This alert and classy Britisher seemed poised for Hollywood stardom in the early 1970s. Although it wasn't meant to be, Janet Suzman has remained one of the more respected classical stage actresses of her time. Born in 1939, she was raised in a staunch, liberal family household in South Africa at a...

6. 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 ...

7. Dominic Cooper

Actor | Captain America: The First Avenger

Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, ...

8. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

9. Bryan Dick

Actor | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Bryan Dick was born on February 1, 1978 in Denton Holme, Carlisle, Cumbria, England. He is an actor, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Blackpool (2004) and Blood and Chocolate (2007).

10. Laurine Price

Actor | American Crime Story

A native of Washington D.C., Laurine Price was born in Florida and moved around while growing up as a military brat. She sang and played the piano since childhood, and was introduced to musical theater during high school. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, emphasizing Management...

11. Charlotte Asprey

Actress | Elizabeth I

Charlotte Asprey is an actress, known for Elizabeth I (2005), The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action (2008) and The Oxford Murders (2008).

12. Samuel Barnett

Actor | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Samuel Barnett was born on April 25, 1980 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016), Penny Dreadful (2014) and The History Boys (2006).

13. Anna Maxwell Martin

Actress | Becoming Jane

The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty.

At...

14. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

15. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the ...

16. Rory Kinnear

Actor | The Imitation Game

Rory Kinnear was born on February 17, 1976 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England as Rory Stewart Kinnear. He is an actor, known for The Imitation Game (2014), Skyfall (2012) and Quantum of Solace (2008). He is married to Pandora Colin. They have two children.

17. Patrick Kennedy

Actor | Atonement

Patrick Kennedy was born on August 26, 1977 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Atonement (2007), War Horse (2011) and The November Man (2014).

18. Adam Rayner

Actor | Tracers

Adam Rayner was born in Shrewsbury, England but grew up near Norwich in Norfolk. Having an American mother and a British father means he has dual nationality, and the family lived in the United States when he was a child, albeit briefly, before returning to East Anglia. He attended Durham ...

19. David Suchet

Actor | Executive Decision

Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s...

20. Ruth Wilson

Actress | Locke

Ruth Wilson, born on 13 January 1982, is an English actress. She is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout (2006), Jane Eyre (2006), and as "Alice Morgan" in the BBC-TV psychological crime drama, Luther (2010), since 2010. She has also appeared in Anna Karenina (2012), The Lone Ranger (...

21. Chris Jarman

Actor | Johnny English Reborn

Chris Jarman is an actor, known for Johnny English Reborn (2011), Thunderbirds Are Go (2015) and Surface (2005).

22. Lorna Bennett

Actress | Stuart: A Life Backwards

Lorna Bennett was born on June 25, 1977 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), Torchwood (2006) and Unlawful Killing (2011).

23. Rita Wilson

Actress | Jingle All the Way

Rita Wilson was born on October 26, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margarita Ibrahimoff. She is an actress and producer, known for Jingle All the Way (1996), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and Runaway Bride (1999). She has been married to Tom Hanks since April 30, 1988. They have two children.

24. Laurence Penry-Jones

Actor | Waking the Dead

Laurence Penry-Jones was born in 1977 in London, England as Laurence David Penry-Jones. He is an actor, known for Waking the Dead (2000), The Forsyte Saga (2002) and Doctors (2000). He has been married to Polly Walker since October 23, 2008.

25. Maureen Lipman

Actress | The Pianist

Maureen Lipman was born on May 10, 1946 in Hull, Yorkshire, England as Maureen Diane Lipman. She is an actress, known for The Pianist (2002), Educating Rita (1983) and Oklahoma! (1999). She was previously married to Jack Rosenthal.

26. Jamie Bamber

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Jamie Bamber was born on April 3, 1973 in Hammersmith, London, England as Jamie St John Bamber Griffith. He is an actor and producer, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Battlestar Galactica (2003) and Money (2016). He has been married to Kerry Norton since September 20, 2003. They have three ...

27. Clare Higgins

Actress | Hellbound: Hellraiser II

After three years of drama school, she headed to Manchester and the Royal Exchange Theater. There, among her other credits, she had leading roles in the plays "The Deep Man", "Measure For Measure" and "A Streetcar Named Desire", in which she played "Stella". At the same time, she was busily carving...

28. Hermione Norris

Actress | Spooks

Hermione Norris was born in February 1967 in Paddington, London, England as Hermione Jane Norris. She is an actress, known for MI-5 (2002), Cold Feet (1997) and Wire in the Blood (2002). She has been married to Simon Wheeler since December 2002. They have two children.

29. Natascha McElhone

Actress | Solaris

Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last.

Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso,...

30. Amit Shah

Actor | Deadliest Warrior

Amit Shah is an actor and producer, known for Deadliest Warrior (2009), The Visitor from Elsewhere (2011) and American Desi (2001).

31. Ed Stoppard

Actor | The Pianist

Ed Stoppard was born on September 16, 1974 in London, England as Edmund Stoppard. He is an actor, known for The Pianist (2002), Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) and Youth (2015).

32. Mary Alexandra Stiefvater

Actress | Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Mary Alexandra Stiefvater was born in Chico, California and grew up in Stockton, where she was first introduced to theater and dance at a young age. Educated at The University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, she also studied French cinema and ...

33. Jason Flemyng

Actor | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Jason Flemyng was born on September 25, 1966 in Putney, London, England as Jason Iain Flemyng. He is an actor, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). He has been married to Elly Fairman since...

34. 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 ...

35. Tom Riley

Actor | Da Vinci's Demons

Tom Riley born 5 April 1981 is an English actor and producer. Riley was born in Maidstone, Kent. He became involved in drama in his hometown at the age of four, and spent his school years writing and directing plays. He attended Maidstone Grammar School. He studied English literature and drama at ...

36. Katherine Parkinson

Actress | The Boat That Rocked

Katherine Parkinson was born in 1978 in England as Katherine Jane Parkinson. She is an actress, known for Pirate Radio (2009), The IT Crowd (2006) and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). She has been married to Harry Peacock since 2009. They have two children.

37. Anthony Head

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He is the younger brother of musical ...

38. Nathaniel Parker

Actor | Stardust

Nathaniel Parker was born in England in 1962. The son of Sir Peter Parker and Dr. Jill Parker, he decided at the age of nine that acting would be his career of choice. His first public performances were with the National Youth Theatre, a breeding ground for many British actors. After attending The ...

39. 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 ...

40. Harriet Walter

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Harriet Walter was born on September 24, 1950 in London, England as Harriet Mary Walter. She is an actress, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Young Victoria (2009) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). She has been married to Guy Paul since May 21, 2011.

41. Patricia Hodge

Actress | The Elephant Man

Patricia Hodge was born on September 29, 1946 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Patricia Ann Hodge. She is known for her work on The Elephant Man (1980), Miranda (2009) and The Falklands Play (2002). She was previously married to Peter Douglas Owen.

42. Paterson Joseph

Actor | The Beach

Paterson Joseph was born on June 22, 1964 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Beach (2000), Æon Flux (2005) and Timeless (2016). He is married to Emmanuelle Joseph. They have one child.

43. Hywel John

Actor | Great Performances

Hywel John is an actor, known for Great Performances (1971), The Grind (2012) and The IT Crowd (2006).

44. MyAnna Buring

Actress | Kill List

MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her childhood friend Stegath Dorr...

45. Zeljko Ivanek

Actor | Seven Psychopaths

Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Zeljko Simic-Ivanek. He is an actor, known for Seven Psychopaths (2012), Argo (2012) and In Bruges (2008).

46. Benito Martinez

Actor | The Shield

Benito Martinez is most widely recognized as David Aceveda, the character he portrays on the long running hit drama The Shield (2002), winner of the Golden Globe for best drama.

For his work as "David," Benito has received national and international attention, nominated for many acting accolades and...

47. Swoosie Kurtz

Actress | Bubble Boy

Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music and ...

48. Gary Carr

Actor | Death in Paradise

Gary Carr was born on December 11, 1986 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Death in Paradise (2011), Bolden and The Deuce (2017).

49. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

50. Sarah Goldberg

Actress | The Dark Knight Rises

Sarah Goldberg is an actress, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Gambit (2012) and Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2017).

51. Lucas Hare

Actor | Broadchurch

Lucas Hare is an actor, known for Broadchurch (2013), Die Another Day (2002) and Hearts and Bones (2000).

52. Edward Akrout

Actor | Rodin

Edward Akrout was born in Paris in September 1982 to a Franco-British Mother and a Tunisian Father. He grew up in France and then lived in different countries, including Romania and throughout Latin America . After training in theatre at Le Cours Florent and studying philosophy at The Sorbonne in ...

53. Ben Aldridge

Actor | Our Girl

Ben Aldridge was born on November 12, 1985 in Devon, England as Ben Charles Aldridge. He is an actor, known for Our Girl (2014), Fleabag (2016) and Toast (2010).

54. Robert Emms

Actor | Kick-Ass 2

Robert Emms was born on May 20, 1986 in Horley, Surrey, England as Robert James MacPherson. He is an actor and director, known for Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Mirror Mirror (2012) and Anonymous (2011).

55. Mem Ferda

Actor | The Devil's Double

Mem Ferda is an established British Screen Actor and International Award Winning Film Producer with over 22 years industry experience. Born October 1963, in South West London, this talented son of a Turkish Agricultural Minister became fascinated with the art of acting from a very young age. Having...

56. Tony Goldwyn

Actor | Ghost

Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn is taking multi-tasking to a new level. Currently starring as President Fitzgerald Grant in Shonda Rhimes' hit series "Scandal," -- now in its fourth season -- Goldwyn has other projects in the works as well. He recently took on the controversial figure Warren...

57. Victoria Hamilton

Actress | Scoop

Victoria Hamilton was born on April 5, 1971 in Wimbledon, South London, England as Victoria Sharp. She is an actress, known for Scoop (2006), The Crown (2016) and Mansfield Park (1999). She has been married to Mark Bazeley since January 22, 2008.

58. Edward Herrmann

Actor | Annie

Edward Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Kirk Herrmann. He was an actor, known for Annie (1982), Overboard (1987) and The Lost Boys (1987). He was married to Star Herrmann and Leigh Curran. He died on December 31, 2014 in New York City, New York, ...

59. Alexia Moyano

Actress | Colonia

Alexia Moyano is an Argentinean actress who has worked internationally in film, theatre, and television in London, Paris, and her home city of Buenos Aires. After graduating with a degree in business administration from the University of Buenos Aires, Alexia dedicated herself to her vocation and ...

60. Kathryn O'Reilly

Actress | Klink Klank

Kathryn O'Reilly is a British actress born and raised in Surrey, England, and is living in London. Kathryn trained on the three year B.A. Hons at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) drama school graduating in 2008 and prior to that went to the BRIT (British Record Industry Trust) ...

61. Robert Portal

Actor | Welcome to the Punch

Robert Portal was born in 1967 in England. He is an actor, known for Welcome to the Punch (2013), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) and The King's Speech (2010).

62. Harry Treadaway

Actor | The Lone Ranger

Harry Treadaway was born on September 10, 1984 in Exeter, Devon, England. He is known for his work on The Lone Ranger (2013), City of Ember (2008) and Honeymoon (2014).

63. Luke Treadaway

Actor | Attack the Block

Luke Treadaway was born on September 10, 1984 in Exeter, Devon, England. He is an actor, known for Attack the Block (2011), Clash of the Titans (2010) and Brothers of the Head (2005).

64. Daniel Yabut

Actor | Rush Hour 3

Originally from Bucks County, Pa., Daniel Yabut has been a regular on Chicago and regional stages since graduating from the University of Minnesota and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He made his professional debut in "The Magic Flute" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and has since performed in ...

65. Alex Blake

Actor | Finding Your Feet

Alex was born in Sheffield. He went to Marlborough College, Cambridge University, where he read English, and trained at LAMDA. On television, he has appeared in many popular TV shows including New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness and Inspector Lynley.

He has also appeared in a number of ...

66. Anna Chancellor

Actress | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Anna Chancellor was born on April 27, 1965 in Richmond, Surrey, England. She is known for her work on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and What a Girl Wants (2003). She was previously married to Nigel Willoughby.

67. Daisy Haggard

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Daisy Haggard was born in 1978 in Scotland as Celia Daisy Morna Haggard. She is an actress and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), I Give It a Year (2013) and Sense & Sensibility (2008).

68. Stacy Keach

Actor | Nebraska

Stacy Keach has played to grand success a constellation of the classic and contemporary stage's greatest roles, and he is considered a pre-eminent American interpreter of Shakespeare. His SRO run as "King Lear" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. received the best reviews any ...

69. Harry Melling

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Melling was born on March 13, 1989 in London, England as Harry Edward Melling. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

70. Grant Show

Actor | The Possession

Only son of Ed and Kathleen Show. Raised in San Jose, California with older sister, Kelly Show. He studied acting at Samuel Ayer High School, and then majored in theater arts at UCLA. His first professional role was "Rick Hyde" in Ryan's Hope (1975) from 1984 to 1987. He then took a year sabbatical...

71. Barbara Tarbuck

Actress | Walking Tall

Trained on a Fulbright Grant to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Barbara's New York theatre work includes "Landscape & Silence" by Harold Pinter, "Water Engine" by David Mamet, Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound", Joseph Chaikin's production of "America Hurrah!",...

72. Philip Winchester

Actor | Flyboys

Philip Winchester was born on March 24, 1981 in Montana, USA as Philip C. Winchester. He is an actor, known for Flyboys (2006), Thunderbirds (2004) and Alice (2009). He has been married to Megan Marie since December 2008.

73. Dana Ivey

Actress | Rush Hour 3

Dana Ivey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She decided at age six that she wanted to act, and throughout school she pursued it. She majored in theatre at Rollins College in Florida. She received a grant to study drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Art. She has received critical acclaim...

74. Matt Devere

Actor | The Martian

Matt Devere is known for his work on The Martian (2015), Hercules (2014) and Spy (2015).

75. Stephen Moyer

Actor | True Blood

Stephen Moyer's passion for acting began in local theatre in Brentwood & Chelmsford, Essex where he also made a name for himself with his own theatre company "The Reject Society". He then trained at LAMDA and began his professional acting career on stage, including 2 years with the RSC ("Romeo & ...

76. Richard Armitage

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was ...

77. James D'Arcy

Actor | Dunkirk

James D'Arcy was born Simon Richard D'Arcy in London, England, to Caroline (O'Connor) and Richard D'Arcy. He was raised by his mother, a nurse. He trained at LAMDA and graduated in July 1995. During his three-year course, he gained acting experience by appearing in the plays "Heracles", "As You ...

78. Alexander Siddig

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Born in Sudan, Siddig was raised in Britain and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where he studied acting and theater. Immediately after leaving LAMDA, Sid did a season of theater in Manchester, in addition to performing in various shows in pubs and small theaters. ...

79. Amy Irving

Actress | Traffic

Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her ...

80. Ian McNeice

Actor | Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Ian McNeice went to Taunton School in Somerset and then had two years at the Salisbury Playhouse as an Acting A.S.M. before going to L.A.M.D.A. 1971-74. The next few years were spent in theatre, including four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, ending with "Nicholas Nickleby" on Broadway. ...

81. Ryan Sypek

Actor | Major Movie Star

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Ryan received his BFA in Acting from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. He also studied in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)

Ryan's first job landed him in Albuquerque New Mexico starring in ABC Family's first original series, ...

82. Alec Newman

Actor | The Last Kingdom

Alec Newman was born in Glasgow on the 27th of November 1974. Raised both in Scotland and England he joined the National Youth theater at 17 after injury ruled out a career in soccer. There he played various roles most notably Iago in Shakespeare's Othello, opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor. Upon finishing...

83. Ben Daniels

Actor | The Exorcist

Ben Daniels is a multi-award winning performer who is equally at home whether working in Film, Television or Theatre. He was born in the Midlands and became interested in acting through drama lessons while at comprehensive school. He began his career after leaving London's prestigious LAMDA drama ...

84. Diana Dors

Actress | The Long Haul

Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...

85. Clive Standen

Actor | Everest

Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born on a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late ...

86. Kara Tointon

Actress | EastEnders

Standing at an average 5ft 5in, with a cheeky glint in her deep brown eyes we have Kara Tointon - a girl who is anything but average. She was brought into the world on August 5th 1983 in a large Essex town called Southend-On-Sea.. Ambitious and confident from an early age, Kara often made up her ...

87. Derek Riddell

Actor | The Missing

After completing a BA in business studies at the University of Strathclyde, in his home city of Glasgow, he went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in theatre film and television in both the UK and the USA Having first come to prominence in ...

88. Rudy Dobrev

Actor | Megan Leavey

Rudy Dobrev started his career in the 1992 Gli anni d'oro (1992) (Golden Years)(1992) mini-series in Italy for RAI Television, after beating out hundreds of candidates for the role of "Andrea". He then moved on to other European projects in Television and Theater before moving to the States.

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89. Luing Andrews

Actor | The Heavy

Born January 1963 in Richmond Surrey, Birth name Ian Andrews Luing Mason. British actor Luing Andrews began his career as a stunt man and directly after training was offered his first feature 'Called Home', daring Luing not only acted in this exciting film but also performed his own stunts ...

90. Tom Frederic

Actor | The Oxford Murders

Tom trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan attending international school for 15 years before moving to England obtaining a degree from Bristol University and subsequently training in London to be an actor. Of Danish/German descent...

91. Daniel Pirrie

Actor | Jane Eyre

Trained at LAMDA graduating in 2003. He has an extensive background in theatre in London's West End as well as the Edinburgh Festival where his portrayal of infamous murderer Richard Loeb in 'Never the Sinner' was described by The Scotsman as "a tour de force: flamboyant, posturing, ironic, and ...

92. Elaine Tan

Actress | Inherent Vice

Elaine was born in London, England. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and performed in West End stage productions, including South Pacific and The King & I, Royal Variety Shows, film, television, radio and commercials. After leaving to attend a regular academic school, she continued ...

93. Camille Mana

Actress | Norman

Camille Mana made her New York theatre debut in the title role of "Asuncion" written by and starring opposite Jesse Eisenberg at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The Orange County native made her film debut in the Miramax film "Smart People" working opposite Dennis Quaid. She returned to university again ...

94. Tessa Auberjonois

Actress | Birth

Born in Dublin, Ireland Tessa Auberjonois grew up in Hollywood where she spent many a Friday night at the taping of "Benson", in which her father Rene played Clayton, but most days and nights found her doing her own ballet from a young age. In addition to her on-screen work, she's a critically ...

95. Sydney White

Actress | American Assassin

Not many 12 year old are described as "definitely a star in the making" by the London Times but Sydney White is no ordinary girl. She's already starred in hit shows such as Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Woman In White, appeared in front of audiences of up to 44,000 and performed ...

96. Joanna Jeffrees

Actress | Always Left Wondering

Joanna was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

Joanna had her first London acting agent at fourteen, Movie Mites, and whilst with them auditioned for a role in Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut'. By the age of sixteen Joanna had played a variety of minor TV roles, including being the invited ...

97. Katie Cockrell

Actress | Jack and Jill

Katie Cockrell is an American actress, dancer, and performer. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and started dancing at the age of 5. She's of mixed ethnic background, her mother is Chinese and her father is English and Irish. Katie has an identical twin sister, Kellie, who is also an actress. ...

98. Krystal Vayda

Producer | The Girl in the Photographs

Krystal Tiffany Vayda has many years of experience in the Hollywood industry. Her experience began as a child model/actress which eventually led her to pursue studying theatre in Univeristy. In the United States, Krystal attended California State University, Fullerton to study communications. In ...

99. Steven Hartley

Actor | Happy Valley

Steven Hartley is one of the Best known faces and voices on UK TV,film and Radio. Born in Yorkshire Steven has become internationally known for his film, TV and Theatre work. Steven trained at LAMDA in 1981-1984 and has worked constantly ever since, becoming a regular in leading roles on British ...

100. Ryan Philpott

Actor | Pandora no tou: Kimi no moto e kaerumade

Ryan was a member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, before training for 3 years at LAMDA. He has had a varied TV, film and theatre career. He played Matthew Thyme, the policeman son of Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris) in Rosemary and Thyme for ITV as well as on-off appearances in Eastenders (...