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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. 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...
4. 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...
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. Guy Potter Guy Potter Actor, No More a Coward Than You or I
10. 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...
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. Mike Grady Mike Grady Actor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
13. 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...
14. Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister Actress, Piece de Resistance
15. Gustav Holst Gustav Holst Soundtrack, Invictus
16. Yasmin Bannerman Yasmin Bannerman Actress, Maybe Baby
17. 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...
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 Ringham John Ringham Actor, V for Vendetta
21. 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...
22. John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins Actor, The Golden Compass
23. 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...
24. Richenda Carey Richenda Carey Actress, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
25. Christopher Gunning Christopher Gunning Composer, La Vie en Rose
26. Joe Meek Joe Meek Soundtrack, Wristcutters: A Love Story
27. Sean Arnold Sean Arnold Actor, Ice Maiden Sean studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining the 1965 Gold Medal.
28. Corrinne Wicks Corrinne Wicks Actress, Toast
29. Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies Actor, Black Beauty
30. 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...
31. Kate Thornton Kate Thornton Self, Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York
32. Royce Mills Royce Mills Actor, Sunday Bloody Sunday
33. Duane Hopkins Duane Hopkins Director, Better Things
34. Caroline Mortimer Caroline Mortimer Actress, The Hireling
35. 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.
36. 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...
37. Julie Crosthwaite Julie Crosthwaite Actress, The Picnic
38. 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...
39. Jacob Berger Jacob Berger Director, A Loving Father
40. Heddi-Joy Taylor Heddi-Joy Taylor Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, A Scandal in Belgravia
41. Dick King-Smith Dick King-Smith Writer, Babe
42. Niven Boyd Niven Boyd Actor, Out of Africa
43. Charlie Stayt Charlie Stayt Self, Episode dated 2 October 2014
44. Anna Edwards Anna Edwards Actress, The Getaway
45. Colin Gregg Colin Gregg Director, Lamb
46. 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...
47. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Self, Episode #18.29
48. Alex Kapranos Alex Kapranos Self, 9 Songs
49. Philippa Hiatt Philippa Hiatt Actress, Went the Day Well?
50. Cecil Humphreys Cecil Humphreys Actor, Wuthering Heights
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