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1. Simon Pegg Simon Pegg Actor, Shaun of the Dead English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was educated...
2. William Moseley William Moseley Actor, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe William Peter Moseley was born on April 27, 1987, in Gloucester, England, to Juliette (Fleming) and Peter Moseley, a cinematographer. He is the eldest of three children with a younger sister named Daisy and and younger brother named Ben. His father's name is also William's middle name. He wanted to act since he was 10 years old...
3. J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling Writer, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family). Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. They met on a train as it left King's Cross Station in London...
4. Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He moved back to England in 1964...
5. Robert Hardy Robert Hardy Actor, All Creatures Great and Small One of England's most enduringly successful character actors, Robert Hardy is noted for his versatility and depth. Born in Cheltenham in 1925, he studied at Oxford University and, in 1949, he joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. Television viewers most fondly remember him...
6. Michael Praed Michael Praed Actor, 9 Dead Gay Guys Michael Praed was born in Berkeley, England to Derrick and Kay Prince, but spent his early years in Iran because his father worked as an accountant for a petroleum company. Michael was sent back to England for a public school education, which he did not enjoy. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London...
7. Ralph Richardson Ralph Richardson Actor, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Sir Ralph Richardson was one of the greatest actors of the 20th Century English-language theater, ascending to the height of his profession in the mid-1930s when he became a star in London's West End. He became the first actor of his generation to be knighted. He became Sir Ralph in 1947, and was quickly followed Laurence Olivier in 1948...
8. Arabella Holzbog Arabella Holzbog Actress, Catalina Trust Arabella Holzbog was born in Gloucestershire, England, received her B.A. in Art from Pomona College (CA) and studied Performance Art and Movement Theater at Riverside Studios (London). She has played lead and supporting roles in numerous films, television series, miniseries and on stage in both the U.S...
9. Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister Actress, Brookside
10. Wilfrid Hyde-White Wilfrid Hyde-White Actor, My Fair Lady British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married actress Blanche Glynne (real name: Blanche Hope Aitken) and in 1932 toured South Africa in plays...
11. Liam Hess Liam Hess Actor, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Liam has been working regularly since the age of 6. One of his earliest roles was in the BBC production The Wyvern Mystery as the young son of Naomi Watts. At the age of 11, his CV is the envy of many adult actors. As well as a host of impressive TV appearances, commercials and voice over work, Liam has worked on stage in the West End musical production "Spend...
12. Martin Jarvis Martin Jarvis Actor, Titanic Martin Jarvis OBE is one of Britain's most versatile leading actors. His distinguished career continues to encompass just about every aspect of the entertainment industry: film, television, theatre, radio and audio recording. He is also the author of two bestselling books: a hilarious autobiography Acting Strangely and a compelling account of his award-winning time on Broadway in 2001: Broadway...
13. Richenda Carey Richenda Carey Actress, Colonia
14. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Self, The Big Can't Pay? Debt Debate: Live
15. Mike Grady Mike Grady Actor, Last of the Summer Wine
16. Richard Loncraine Richard Loncraine Director, Firewall Director Richard Loncraine has earned great acclaim for his work in film, television and commercials. He studied sculpture at the Central School of Art before attending the Royal College of Art Film School. He spent three years working for the BBC before moving into commercials. Since those days he has successfully alternated directing films with directing television productions...
17. Patrick Holt Patrick Holt Actor, Ivanhoe Patrick Holt's real name was Patrick G. Parsons. Some of his childhood was spent in India with his Uncle. Patrick was sent to Christ's Hospital, a famous charity school in England, UK. He formed a close friendship with a boy in the same boarding house, the future film star Michael Wilding. There were those who thought Holt the better actor...
18. Dennis Potter Dennis Potter Writer, The Singing Detective Dennis Christopher George Potter was born 17 May 1935 in Berry Hill, a small village in the Forest of Dean, where his grandfather and father were coal miners. Through books, the young Potter found that "words were chariots". He attended school in London and spent two years in the Army. During his three years at Oxford...
19. Gustav Holst Gustav Holst Soundtrack, Invictus
20. Yasmin Bannerman Yasmin Bannerman Actress, Hollyoaks
21. James Payton James Payton Actor, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix James Payton was born to Nigel and Jennifer Payton in the cold, dark winter of 1975 at St Paul's Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Educated in the local area by rogues, vagabonds and the cinema, James is best known for his performances as Frank Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and as Hitler in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger...
22. Samuel Victor Samuel Victor Actor, LiveJustine Samuel Victor is a British feature film and television actor, producer, director, writer and cinematographer, best known for Rogue One, LiveJustine, Man in the Mirror, Night of the Living 3D Dead and The Perfect Love Song. He has been executive producer of several projects in the USA including space epic The Last Scout...
23. Brian Jones Brian Jones Self, Sympathy for the Devil Jones was born on 28 February, 1942, to Lewis and Louise Jones. He had two sisters, Pamela and Barbara. Pamela died when Brian was still a child. He fathered his first of several children in high school and was subsequently made to leave. In the early 1960s, Brian formed the legendary group, The Rolling Stones...
24. John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins Actor, The Golden Compass
25. John Ringham John Ringham Actor, V for Vendetta
26. Julie Crosthwaite Julie Crosthwaite Actress, The Picnic
27. Georgina Ward Georgina Ward Actress, With These Hands...
28. Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies Actor, Black Beauty
29. Jacob Berger Jacob Berger Director, Aime ton père
30. Royce Mills Royce Mills Actor, Sunday Bloody Sunday
31. Sean Arnold Sean Arnold Actor, Bergerac Sean studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining the 1965 Gold Medal.
32. Caroline Mortimer Caroline Mortimer Actress, The Hireling
33. Jackie Smith-Wood Jackie Smith-Wood Actress, Man and Superman
34. Guy Potter Guy Potter Actor, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
35. Lilian Oldland Lilian Oldland Actress, Jealousy
36. Phoebe Jones Phoebe Jones Actress, Spot Bots
37. Aubrey Mather Aubrey Mather Actor, The House of Fear
38. Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams Soundtrack, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose roots reached back to Tudor times and folk music...
39. Corrinne Wicks Corrinne Wicks Actress, Doctors
40. Matthew John Matthew John Director, Hedda Gabler
41. Ernest Cossart Ernest Cossart Actor, The Great Ziegfeld Ernest Cossart. Born Emil Gottfried Adolph von Holst in Cheltenham 24 September 1876. Died in New York 21 January 1951. He was the younger brother (by two years) of the famous English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934). His 56-year acting career spanned 1894-1950 and included: well over 50 Broadway stage productions and stock company stage productions touring all over America...
42. Philippa Hiatt Philippa Hiatt Actress, Went the Day Well?
43. Jack Lee Jack Lee Director, A Town Like Alice British director Jack Lee studied photography at Regent Street Polytechnic, and in 1938 he was hired by GPO Film as a documentary cameraman. He shot a lot of footage, at great personal risk, during the Nazi bombing campaign during World War II against London, known as "The Blitz", and began his directorial career with two wartime documentaries...
44. Duane Hopkins Duane Hopkins Director, Better Things
45. Calum Rhys Calum Rhys Director, Our Father Writer-director Calum Rhys was born on 15 July 1993 in Cheltenham, England. At 11 years old, Rhys began making short films with his father's camera and over time began slowly expanding upon these to broaden his knowledge and experience in film. In 2010, he founded production company Smashing UK Productions in Worcester...
46. George Carney George Carney Actor, 'I Know Where I'm Going!'
47. Christopher Gunning Christopher Gunning Composer, La Vie en Rose
48. Cecil Humphreys Cecil Humphreys Actor, Wuthering Heights
49. John Stafford Smith John Stafford Smith Soundtrack, The Dark Knight Rises Composer, church organist, and early musicologist John Stafford Smith was born in March in 1750 in Gloucester, England. He was the son of church organist Martin Smith and was baptized in Gloucester Cathedral on March 30. Smith attended the Gloucester Cathedral School, where he was a boy singer. John was a choir boy at the Chapel Royal in London...
50. Beryl Johnstone Beryl Johnstone Actress, Crossroads
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