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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 Sorcerer's Stone 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, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 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. Ralph Richardson Ralph Richardson Actor, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 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 and then by by John Gielgud in 1953...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Guy Potter Guy Potter Actor, No More a Coward Than You or I
11. James Payton James Payton Actor, Captain America: The First Avenger 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 Adolf Hitler in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger...
12. Liam Hess Liam Hess Actor, Edges of the Lord 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...
13. Mike Grady Mike Grady Actor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
14. 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...
15. Gustav Holst Gustav Holst Soundtrack, Invictus
16. Daniel Hill Daniel Hill Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Born in Bristol,1956. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 1974-77. TV includes Judge John Deed; United; Uprising; Midsomer Murders; Mothers Murderers and Mistresses; Foyles War; Broadchurch 2; Waiting For God; Only Fools and Horses, etc. Films include: Harry Potter 'Deathly Hallows'; Loves Labours Lost; Escape; Mercury Rising...
17. Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister Actress, Piece de Resistance
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. 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...
20. John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins Actor, The Golden Compass
21. Yasmin Bannerman Yasmin Bannerman Actress, Maybe Baby
22. Richenda Carey Richenda Carey Actress, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
23. Sean Arnold Sean Arnold Actor, Ice Maiden Sean studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining the 1965 Gold Medal.
24. John Fortune John Fortune Actor, Match Point
25. John Ringham John Ringham Actor, V for Vendetta
26. Christopher Gunning Christopher Gunning Composer, La Vie en Rose
27. Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies Actor, Black Beauty
28. Royce Mills Royce Mills Actor, Sunday Bloody Sunday
29. Corrinne Wicks Corrinne Wicks Actress, Toast
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. Duane Hopkins Duane Hopkins Director, Better Things
33. Arthur Young Arthur Young Actor, An Inspector Calls
34. Quentin Letts Quentin Letts Self, Episode #38.7
35. Caroline Mortimer Caroline Mortimer Actress, The Hireling
36. Kate Thornton Kate Thornton Self, Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York
37. Dave Borthwick Dave Borthwick Director, The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
38. Aubrey Mather Aubrey Mather Actor, The House of Fear Bald-pated character actor in theatre from 1905, then in UK films of the 30's and US films of the 40's and 50's, often portraying - yes! - the butler.
39. Joel Stubbs Joel Stubbs Actor, Hot Fuzz
40. Jacob Berger Jacob Berger Director, A Loving Father
41. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Self, Episode #18.29
42. Dick King-Smith Dick King-Smith Writer, Babe
43. Alex Kapranos Alex Kapranos Self, 9 Songs
44. James Kenelm Clarke James Kenelm Clarke Director, Trauma
45. 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...
46. Jane Cussons Jane Cussons Actress, Summer in February
47. Calum Rhys Calum Rhys Director, The City Calum Rhys is an award-nominated writer-director born on July 15, 1993 in Cheltenham, England, raised in Worcester. At an early age, Rhys began making short films with his father's camera and over time has been slowly expanding upon these to broaden his knowledge and experience in film. In 2010, he founded production company...
48. David Gladwell David Gladwell Editor, If....
49. Kitty Brucknell Kitty Brucknell Self, Episode #16.79 Kitty Brucknell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Cheltenham, England. Kitty rose to fame in 2011 when she became a finalist on the eighth season of The X Factor. Kitty captivated audiences with her outstanding theatrical performances, setting a new standard in scale and quality of production...
50. Julie Crosthwaite Julie Crosthwaite Actress, The Picnic
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