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1. Nathalie Emmanuel Nathalie Emmanuel Actress, Furious 7 Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress best known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015). In 2006, she made her television break by starring as Sasha Valentine in the soap opera Hollyoaks. In 2015 she starred in Furious 7 and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
2. Maggie Smith Maggie Smith Actress, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 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...
3. Stephen Moyer 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 & Juliet"...
4. Michelle Dockery Michelle Dockery Actress, Non-Stop
5. Lara Pulver Lara Pulver Actress, Edge of Tomorrow Lara was born and raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honors degree in Theatre. Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of "Lucille Frank" in Rob Ashford's production of "Parade" at The Donmar Warehouse...
6. Charlotte Rampling Charlotte Rampling Actress, Swimming Pool Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
7. Amanda Tapping Amanda Tapping Actress, Stargate SG-1 Born In England, raised in Canada. BFA Acting University of Windsor. Amanda spent 12 seasons on Stargate SG-1 and its spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis and SGU Stargate Universe, as "Samantha Carter". She then took on the lead role of "Dr. Helen Magnus" on the television series Sanctuary, a project she had been nurturing from its inception on the internet...
8. Charlotte Spencer Charlotte Spencer Actress, Les Misérables
9. Russell Brand Russell Brand Actor, Get Him to the Greek Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...
10. Nick Frost Nick Frost Actor, Shaun of the Dead Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg...
11. Jane Leeves Jane Leeves Actress, Frasier Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years. Leeves stars in the Emmy® Award-winning TV Land series, Hot in Cleveland, which in 2011 was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series...
12. Russell Tovey Russell Tovey Actor, The Pirates! Band of Misfits
13. Sean Maguire Sean Maguire Actor, Meet the Spartans Sean was born on 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex, England. He made his acting debut at the age of five in Voyage Around My Father with Sir Laurence Olivier. Many TV roles for UK television followed including, Tegs in Grange Hill, Aiden Brosnan in Eastenders, Marty in Dangerfield and Lee in Sunburn (all BBC)...
14. Daniel Huttlestone Daniel Huttlestone Actor, Les Misérables Daniel Richard Huttlestone was born in Havering, Essex, England, to Linda and Mark Huttlestone, a company managing director. He started his stage career from the age of 9 landing the role of 'Nipper' in the 2009 production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, performing on the opening night with Rowan Atkinson...
15. Hannah Tointon Hannah Tointon Actress, The Children
16. Ian Holm Ian Holm Actor, Ratatouille Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum...
17. Tom Payne Tom Payne Actor, The Walking Dead
18. Rik Mayall Rik Mayall Actor, An American Werewolf in London 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...
19. Ben Wheatley Ben Wheatley Director, Kill List
20. Jessie J Jessie J Soundtrack, Easy A
21. Dudley Moore Dudley Moore Actor, Arthur Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, and John Havlin Moore...
22. Daniel Mays Daniel Mays Actor, The Adventures of Tintin
23. Jack Lowden Jack Lowden Actor, '71 Rising young Scottish star Jack Lowden grew up in Oxton, in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles in "Black Watch" (2011) and "Chariots of Fire" (2012) -- in the latter as Eric Liddell...
24. Phil Davis Phil Davis Actor, Alien³
25. Joe Thomas Joe Thomas Actor, The Inbetweeners Movie
26. Bobby Lockwood Bobby Lockwood Actor, Wolfblood Bobby was born on May 24, 1993 in Basildon, Essex. He attended SEEVIC College in Essex. He started his acting career at a young age after he joined Singer Stage School in Essex. Bobby went on to star as the voice of "Patch" in Walt Disney's animated film '101 Dalmations II: Patch's London Adventure...
27. Garth Jennings Garth Jennings Director, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
28. Tamzin Outhwaite Tamzin Outhwaite Actress, EastEnders
29. Kierston Wareing Kierston Wareing Actress, Fish Tank
30. Juliet Stevenson Juliet Stevenson Actress, Bend It Like Beckham
31. Nicholas Farrell Nicholas Farrell Actor, Chariots of Fire
32. Mathew Baynton Mathew Baynton Actor, Horrible Histories
33. Simon Merrells Simon Merrells Actor, The Wolfman Essex boy Simon is the elder of the two acting Merrells brothers, born in 1965, three years before his sibling Jason. Though there was no acting background in the family both boys were keen to tread the boards at an early age, attending Saturday morning drama classes, then a Sylvia Young school, and...
34. Ross Kemp Ross Kemp Actor, EastEnders Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC. Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is remembered as an excellent athlete...
35. Amanda Root Amanda Root Actress, The Iron Lady
36. Cara Seymour Cara Seymour Actress, An Education
37. Isobelle Molloy Isobelle Molloy Actress, Maleficent Isobelle Molloy (born 6 October 2000) is an English child actress, best known for her portrayal of Amanda and later, Matilda Wormwood in the West End version of Matilda the Musical. She had her film debut as Young Maleficent in the 2014 Disney fantasy film, Maleficent. Molloy was raised by her mother...
38. Alex Jennings Alex Jennings Actor, The Queen
39. Kara Tointon 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 own words for things and was always amusing those around her with her random and creative moods...
40. Millicent Martin Millicent Martin Actress, Alfie
41. Sarah Miles Sarah Miles Actress, Blow-Up Sarah Miles is an English actress whose career flourished during the Swinging Sixties and in the early Seventies. The high point of her career came when her husband, screenwriter Robert Bolt, adapted "Madame Bovary" into a story set during the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland. Directed by David Lean...
42. Fiona Lewis Fiona Lewis Actress, Innerspace
43. Harry Eden Harry Eden Actor, Peter Pan
44. Ian Abercrombie Ian Abercrombie Actor, Army of Darkness Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of "Stalag 17" with Jason Robards and Jules Munshin...
45. Jonathan Firth Jonathan Firth Actor, Luther This charismatic and elegant actor unfairly seems to be best known as the younger brother of British heartthrob, Colin Firth. This is indeed a pity because Jonathan Firth has developed a distinct and interesting resume of his own with performances in radio, theatre, feature films, but more prominently...
46. Tony Way Tony Way Actor, Edge of Tomorrow
47. Alan Davies 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...
48. Nadine Lewington Nadine Lewington Actress, Holby City
49. David Cubitt David Cubitt Actor, Medium David Cubitt stars with Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt in feature film Shut In, to be released in early 2016 and he will also be seen this season in Showtime's hit series Ray Donovan. Recently Cubitt caught the eye of Roland Emmerich and was cast opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in feature film Stonewall, which will be premiering at the Gala screening at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015...
50. Jane Carr Jane Carr Actress, Dear John Since the late 1980s, American audiences have embraced the "veddy British" talents of character actress Jane Carr -- she with the close-set eyes, lilting voice, trowel jaw and bubbly disposition. It helps, of course, having natural comedic timing and the necessary vocal skills to be in constant demand...
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