Little-Known, Forgotten & Not-so-Famous Actors & Actresses (in ABC order)

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Update 21/09/2012: Stellan Skarsgård has been removed because he’s a famous actor AND a famous atheist activist.
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Christine Adams
Actress, Batman Begins
Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom. She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s. On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON; "Simone Hundin" on the American comedy-drama series...
“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Jonathan Adams
Originally trained as a painter, he studied art at Chelsea Art School and London University and taught in his hometown of Northhampton after spending time in the RAF Medical Corps. He was a performer with the Children's Theatre Company and was involved in several productions in London's West End, including two years in "Alibi For a Judge."
“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Lee Arenberg
Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning television...
“ Not-so-famous ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Jonathan Aris
Jonathan Aris is the son of the late British character actor Ben Aris but, despite having a thespian as a father, acting was not his first choice. He studied painting at Camberwell School of Art and read Russian and Italian at Cambridge University before training as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London...
“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Little-known (apart from France and Albania). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Little-known (apart from Serbia). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce was born in Columbus, Ohio. He was raised in upstate New York, Germany, Chicago and Brazil. At age 16 Todd moved with his family to Australia where he finished his schooling at Sydney Church of England Grammar School and promptly joined the Australian soap opera "The Restless Years". Having...
 
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Brent Briscoe
After graduating from the University of Missouri, Brent Briscoe began his career as an apprentice at The Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre in 1985. Thereafter, he spent several years on the road, starring in the theatrical productions "Greater Tuna" and "A Tuna Christmas." In 1994, he switched gears and...
“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Roscoe Lee Browne
He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims...
“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Allan Corduner
Actor, Gladiator
Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on the piano...
 
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Jim Cummings
Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand. Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his career playing Lionel from the program Dumbo's Circus.
 
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Alison Doody
Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she would take a year off to think it out...
 
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Bill Duke
Actor, Predator
Duke Media Entertainment, led by actor, director, producer, writer and humanitarian, Bill Duke, is dedicated to bringing quality Edutainment to audiences around the globe. Formerly Yagya Productions, Duke Media has successfully produced critically acclaimed film and television content for more than 30 years...
 
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“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Little-known (apart from Wales). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Not-so-famous (apart from his explicit songs XD). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Frank Finlay
One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. Gregory...
 
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Simon Fisher-Becker
Born 25th November 1961. London UK. Character Actor, forte comedy but equally at home with drama. Extensive experience across the whole spectrum of the Industry from Shakespeare to Panto, film, TV Radio and Web series. Best known for, Puppy Love (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), 3Some (Web), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), Les Miserable (2012)...
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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...
 
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Haydn Gwynne
Actress, Mersey Beat
Haydn Gwynne is fluent in French and Italian. In fact she studied Modern Languages at the University of Warwick before taking a five year lectureship in Italy, where she taught English. She also found the time to drive around the United States before becoming an actress in her mid-twenties, first coming to notice on television in the sharp comedy series set in a television newsroom...
 
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Rosalind Halstead
Rosalind Halstead trained as a dancer at The Central School of Ballet. After several stage appearances in her youth, with the National Youth Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival, Rosalind first appeared on screen in Stephen Whittaker's Sons and Lovers, followed quickly by a guest role in the BBC's very successful Love Soup...
 
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Ian Hart
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 theater and television, and first gained recognition for portraying John Lennon in the British film Backbeat...
 
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Josh Herdman
Joshua was born in Hampton, England to Martin and Jessica Herdman. He is the youngest of four boys. He started acting when he was about seven. His father is an actor and got him an agent. He got his big break when he auditioned for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and got the part of Gregory Goyle...
“ Not-so famous (apart from his bad behaviour XD). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Not-so-famous ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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James Hong
James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los Angeles...
 
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“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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John Horsley
John made his acting debut at the Theatre Royal, Bournemouth. After spending a year in various reps. including Hastings, Watford and Eastbourne, he was conscripted into the Devon Yeomanry during the war and served in Italy and Sicily, but contracted hepatitis. He then became a member of the Army Bureau For Current Affairs - Play Unit...
“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle...
“ Not-so-famous ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Little-known (apart from Bulgaria). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school...
 
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Ronald Lacey
Ronald Lacey was born on June 18, 1935 in the suburbs of London. He began his career in 1961 after a brief stint in the Royal service. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. His first notable performance was delivered at The Royal Court in 1962's "Chips With Everything". Lacey had...
“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Ken Leung
Ken Leung was raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side in New York City. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended NYU as a University Scholar and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne Jackson at HB Studio...
 
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Clive Mantle
Actor, Casualty
Clive Mantle was born in Barnet, London. He was a chorister in St. John's choir, Cambridge for four years, and a member of the National Youth Theatre for five years, appearing in a total of eleven productions. He trained at R.A.D.A. and has worked steadily in films, plays and television. He is best known for playing Little John in Robin Of Sherwood and Mike Barratt in Casualty and Holby City.
 
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Stephen Marcus
Stephen became an actor in 1984 after 3 years of training at Arts Educational Schools in London; he spent the first 6 months of his career touring round London parks and schools in "Robin Hood & The Tree Trick" which was quickly followed by his first film role as Moose in the cult film "My Beautiful Laundrette"...
 
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Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan was born in Bethnal Green, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick...
 
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Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. He met his comedy partner and best friend Adrian "Ade" Edmondson at Manchester University in 1975...
 
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Lisa McAllister
Lisa McAllister was born in Scotland but raised in Surrey. She worked as a model and in post-production before deciding upon acting. She landed the title role in Sony's action film The Number One Girl opposite Vinnie Jones and roles in TV fare such as Sea of Souls, The Bill and Dream Team followed...
 
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Patrick McGoohan
Actor, Braveheart
Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number-one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor and...
“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Peter Mullan
He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such films as Riff-Raff by Ken Loach...
 
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Brian Murray
This wonderfully witty, enormously talented, classically-trained theatre actor has yet to find THE film project to transition into twilight screen stardom; yet, at age 70 plus, there is still a glimmer of hope for Brian Murray if one fondly recalls the late-blooming adulation bestowed upon such illustrious and mature stage stars Judi Dench, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy...
 
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“ Little-known (apart from Poland). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Ray Park
Actor, X-Men
Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies but he was most inspired by martial arts...
 
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Shaun Parkes
Shaun Parkes was born in London, England on the 9th February 1973. He always had a natural attraction to the world of entertainment. If asked, his friends and family would tell you that even at a very young age he had a striking ability as an entertainer and could "make you laugh and feel at ease". After leaving school at the age of 16 he enrolled at Seltec College to study drama...
 
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Rosamund Pike
Actress, Gone Girl
Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol...
 
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Clémence Poésy
Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne. She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique"...
“ Not-so-famous (apart from France). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Miranda Raison
Miranda grew up in Burnham Thorpe on the North Norfolk coast and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Her father, Nick, is a jazz pianist and her mother, Caroline, read the news for Anglia television. In 2011, she played the title role in 'Anne Boleyn' at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to great critical acclaim.
 
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Julian Richings
Actor, Cube
Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series. After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Mr...
 
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Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney...
 
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Peter Sarsgaard
Actor, Jarhead
Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of the...
 
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Rade Serbedzija
Actor, Snatch
Rade Serbedzija became internationally famous mainly for his supporting roles in Hollywood films in the 1990s. His film career has been long both in his home country and elsewhere. Serbedzija was born in the village of Bunic, located between Korenica and Licki Osik in Lika. In 1969, he graduated from...
“ Not-so-famous (apart from Croatia and Serbia). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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John Sessions
Actor, Filth
Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender, a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins...
 
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Matthew Sharp
Actor, X-Men
Matthew was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After graduating from Upper Canada College, he moved to London where he trained at LAMDA and then at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts. He then worked extensively in theatre in the UK, including playing leading parts in the West End productions of 'The Miracle Worker' and 'The Boys in the Band'...
 
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“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Not-so-famous (apart from America). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Robert Stephens
Sir Robert Stephens was a flamboyant, award-winning Shakespearean actor who called himself 'knight errant.' One of his three ex-wives was the actress Maggie Smith with whom he acted in the 1960s and 1970s on stage and on film. Sir Robert faded from view for most of the late 1970s and 1980s, resurfacing in recent years to give fine Shakespearean performances...
“ Forgotten ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Jeremy Swift
Jeremy Swift is an English actor born in Stockton-on-Tees 1960. He has worked with legendary directors such as Roman Polanski (Oliver Twist), Robert Altman (Gosford Park) and more recently, The Wachowski Siblings (Jupiter Ascending). His professional career began touring a revue show to prisons and...
“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Jim Tavaré
British RADA trained actor and comedian. Jim Tavare's stand-up comedy with a double bass has achieved world-wide accolade and earned him the distinction of being HRH Prince Charles favorite comedian. Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. He...
 
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Stanley Townsend
Mr Townsend was born in August 1961 and studied Engineering and Maths at Trinity College, Dublin, where he first became interested in amateur dramatics, later co-founding the Rough Magic Theatre company with writer Declan Hughes and director Lynne Parker and going on to appear at both the Gate and Abbey Theatres in Dublin...
“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer is best known for his role as "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Even though Verne has become recognized as a "Big Man in the business," he has been working in show business as an actor and stuntman for several years...
“ Not-so-famous ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Edward Tudor-Pole
As Eddie Tenpole was considered as replacement for Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols, and recorded "Rock around the Clock" with the band on "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle" LP. Had some chart success with his own band Tenpole Tudor, principally "Swords of a Thousand Men". Took over from Richard O'Brien as host of UK gameshow "The Crystal Maze" in the early 1990s.
“ Little-known ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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“ Not-so-famous (apart from his crimes XD). ” - UK_IMDb_Man
 
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Danny Webb
Actor, Alien³
Frequently billed as Danny Webb, he is best known as the prisoner Morse in Alien³, the only surviving member of the prison colony. His resumé includes a fine mix of television and film, appearing in popular TV series such as Brookside, Cardiac Arrest and much later Cutting It. In film...
“ Not-so-famous ” - UK_IMDb_Man