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1. Colin Firth Colin Firth Actor, The King's Speech Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
2. Martin Freeman Martin Freeman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Martin Freeman is an English actor, best known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo...
3. Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley Actress, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theater...
4. Gabriella Wilde Gabriella Wilde Actress, Carrie Gabriella Wilde was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. She is descended from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family. Her mother, Vanessa Mary Teresa (Hubbard), is the former wife of socialite Sir Dai Llewellyn, 4th Baronet. Her father, businessman John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, is a former chairman of the Watermark Group...
5. David Oakes David Oakes Actor, The Borgias David Oakes is a British actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and graduated in 2007. He is represented by Conway Van Gelder Grant Inc. Before training professionally as an actor he studied at Manchester University where he received a first class degree in English and Drama. David was also on the board of governors for the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama...
6. Robbie Kay Robbie Kay Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
7. Peter Sellers Peter Sellers Actor, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born to a well-off English acting family in 1925. His mother and father worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. As a child, Sellers was spoiled, as his parents' first child had died at birth. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served during World War II...
8. Frances Fisher Frances Fisher Actress, Titanic Frances Fisher began by apprenticing at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. She spent 14 years based in New York City, playing leads in over 30 productions of plays by such noted writers as John Arden, Noël Coward, Emily Mann, Joe Orton, Sam Shepard, William Shakespeare, Jean Claude Van Italie...
9. Laura Carmichael Laura Carmichael Actress, Downton Abbey
10. Clive Russell Clive Russell Actor, Sherlock Holmes Clive Russell was raised in Fife, Scotland, UK from 3 months old. He originally trained as a teacher, but when his drama lecturer resigned and took over a theatre in the provincial town of Bolton, Lancaster, Russell joined him. Russell has been working solely in film and television since 1991.
11. Tamsin Egerton Tamsin Egerton Actress, Love, Rosie Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied. She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modeling shoots. After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs, Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university. She had a brief job as a babysitter for three children...
12. Helen George Helen George Actress, The Three Musketeers
13. Raquel Cassidy Raquel Cassidy Actress, Downton Abbey
14. Nicholas Lyndhurst Nicholas Lyndhurst Actor, Only Fools and Horses....
15. Alexa Chung Alexa Chung Self, V Festival 2010: Live
16. Richard Dawson Richard Dawson Self, Family Feud Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In the late 1950s...
17. Lorraine Stanley Lorraine Stanley Actress, London to Brighton
18. Ian McNeice Ian McNeice Actor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ian McNeice went to Taunton School in Somerset and then had two years at the Salisbury Playhouse as an Acting A.S.M. before going to L.A.M.D.A. 1971-74. The next few years were spent in theatre, including four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, ending with "Nicholas Nickleby" on Broadway. His TV breakthrough was as Harcourt in the B.A.F.T.A award-wining series Edge of Darkness...
19. Juliet Aubrey Juliet Aubrey Actress, The Infiltrator Juliet Aubrey is a BAFTA-award-winning actress of English and Welsh origin. She has starred in numerous critically acclaimed productions for film (The Infiltrator, playing the female lead opposite Bryan Cranston), theatre ("Ivanov" at The National Theatre, London), and television (Middlemarch, Primeval, Five Daughters, and The Mayor of Casterbridge, to name but a few).
20. Peter Yates Peter Yates Director, Bullitt Having seen Robbery and Bullitt, it comes as no surprise that Peter Yates started out as a professional racing car driver and team manager - albeit briefly - before turning his attention to film. The son of a military man, he was educated at Charterhouse School and trained at RADA, gaining his first experience as an actor with local repertory companies...
21. John Madden John Madden Director, Shakespeare in Love
22. Bryony Hannah Bryony Hannah Actress, Call the Midwife
23. Lucy Pinder Lucy Pinder Actress, LiveJustine
24. Amanda Holden Amanda Holden Self, Britain's Got Talent
25. Benny Hill Benny Hill Writer, The Benny Hill Show He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack Benny) and began appearing in variety shows...
26. Ken Russell Ken Russell Director, Tommy Ken Russell tried several professions, before choosing to become a film director. He was a still photographer, a dancer and even served in the army, but it was film that was to be Mr. Russell's destiny. He began by making several short films, and those paved the way for his brilliant television films of the sixties that are acclaimed for his attention to detail and opulent visuals...
27. Holly Aird Holly Aird Actress, Waking the Dead Holly Aird was born in Aldershot, Hampshire on the 18th May, 1969. She showed a huge interest in ballet so she started to attend a local dance school. At the age of nine, young Holly was picked out by a casting director to star in The History of Mr. Polly. Her first acting appearance went well, and she began getting even more roles, such as The Tale of Beatrix Potter and The Flame Trees of Thika...
28. Judi Bowker Judi Bowker Actress, Clash of the Titans
29. Kirsty Dillon Kirsty Dillon Actress, Locke Kirsty Dillon was born in 1976 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. She is an actress, known for Locke, Midsomer Murders, as well as her voice acting work on the adventure game Clock Tower 3. Kirsty Dillon is a graduate of Glodsmiths', University of London. She has also collaborated with the White Ribbon and is an ambassador for the project...
30. Joseph May Joseph May Actor, Resident Evil Joseph trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating he has worked extensively in television, film, theatre, voice overs and video games on both sides of the Atlantic. He received a Banff World Television Festival/CTV fellowship in 2007 for upcoming writers. He (2009) resides in London, England with his wife and two children.
31. Christopher Cazenove Christopher Cazenove Actor, A Knight's Tale
32. George Costigan George Costigan Actor, Garage George Costigan is an English actor. Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Costigan grew up in Salford, Lancashire. After attending St Augustine's C of E Primary School on Bolton Road in Pendlebury, he went to Wardley Grammar School on Mardale Avenue in Wardley near Swinton. Costigan has been on television since 1978...
33. Ian McEwan Ian McEwan Writer, Atonement
34. James Bobin James Bobin Writer, Muppets Most Wanted
35. Miffy Englefield Miffy Englefield Actress, The Holiday Miffy was born in Hampshire in 1999 and her real name is Rebecca but her parents decided to nickname her Miffy on account of her messy hair that was always sticking up. At an early age Miffy always seemed older than her years and had to adapt quickly when her parents split up when she was only 2. It...
36. Jane Austen Jane Austen Writer, Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen was born on December 16th, 1775, to the local rector, Rev. George Austen (1731-1805), and Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827). She was the seventh of eight children. She had one older sister, Cassandra. In 1783 she went to Southampton to be taught by a relative, Mrs. Cawley, but was brought home due to a local outbreak of disease...
37. Gary Bond Gary Bond Actor, Zulu Gary James Bond was an English actor and singer, born in Liss, Hampshire. Although his family were in industrial and military occupations, from an early age he wanted to be an actor. His father's death in December 1955 freed him to make his own decisions and, following schooling at Churcher's College, Petersfield, he won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama...
38. Marc Wootton Marc Wootton Actor, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
39. Natasha Wightman Natasha Wightman Actress, V for Vendetta
40. Stephen Marcus Stephen Marcus Actor, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 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"...
41. Aubrey Morris Aubrey Morris Actor, A Clockwork Orange He was one of those delightful, typically British, actors with a penchant for playing eccentrics. Early in his career, Jeremy Brett once quaintly introduced Aubrey Morris to Noël Coward as "the finest small-part player in London". Born Aubrey Steinberg of Jewish-Ukrainian ancestry, he was one...
42. Chris Chittell Chris Chittell Actor, Emmerdale Farm
43. Daniel Bacon Daniel Bacon Actor, The BFG Daniel Bacon is an actor living in Vancouver, Canada. He didn't make the decision to pursue acting until well into his twenties and studied at Gastown Actors Studio in Vancouver, where the likes of Barry Pepper and Molly Parker had taken classes. After that he took classes at The Lyric School of acting where he studied alongside Grace Park and many other accomplished Vancouver actors...
44. Michael Ripper Michael Ripper Actor, The Mummy The British character actor Michael Ripper was born in 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His father was a speech therapist and encouraged him to participate in diction and public speaking competitions. From this, the young Michael gained an interest in acting and got his first taste of the stage through his father's amateur dramatics company...
45. Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Writer, A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens' father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and because of this the family had to move from place to place: Plymouth, London, Chatham. It was a large family and despite hard work, his father couldn't earn enough money. In 1823 he was arrested for debt and Charles had to start working in a factory...
46. Ben Mansfield Ben Mansfield Actor, Mr. Nobody
47. Janet Henfrey Janet Henfrey Actress, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Janet Henfrey took English prelims at St Anne's, Oxford, after which she read history followed by a graduate year at Smith, from where she went to the RADA as part of their US intake. Since then she has had a varied career in the theatre and on film and television. The latter has included 'The Singing Detective'...
48. Arthur Brough Arthur Brough Actor, Are You Being Served? The English actor Arthur Brough, who achieved fame as senior clothing salesman Mr. Grainger on the BBC-TV comedy series Are You Being Served? in the 1970s, after almost half-a-century on the stage, was born Frederick Arthur Baker on February 26, 1905 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. After indulging in amateur theatrics with future star Alistair Sim...
49. Martin Rayner Martin Rayner Actor, Victor Victoria Born on the Isle of Wight, his father left when he was two years old and of an outbreak of polio and all businesses took a turn for the worst. All the hardships Martin Rayner faced took him down the path of acting. He began his career cleaning the brass in a West End theater, where he appeared a couple...
50. Heather Mills Heather Mills Self, Paul McCartney in Red Square
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