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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Robbie Kay Robbie Kay Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
8. 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...
9. David Oakes David Oakes Actor, The Borgias David began his career at Shakespeare's Globe performing in Love's Labour's Lost alongside Gemma Arterton, and in We the People, a new play by Eric Schlosser exploring the foundation of the American Constitution. He has also performed for the RSC and at the Old Vic Theatre under the management of Kevin Spacey in the 24 Hour Plays...
10. Helen George Helen George Actress, The Three Musketeers
11. Raquel Cassidy Raquel Cassidy Actress, Downton Abbey
12. Richard Dawson Richard Dawson Self, Match Game 73 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...
13. 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).
14. John Madden John Madden Director, Shakespeare in Love
15. 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.
16. Alexa Chung Alexa Chung Self, V Festival 2010: Live
17. Amanda Holden Amanda Holden Self, Britain's Got Talent
18. Lucy Pinder Lucy Pinder Actress, LiveJustine
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Nicholas Lyndhurst Nicholas Lyndhurst Actor, Only Fools and Horses....
22. Crystal Leaity Crystal Leaity Actress, Poldark Crystal Leaity (born 1993) is a London-based theatre, film and television actress. Born in Andover and raised in Southampton. In 2011 she was awarded a place in the National Youth Theatre and in 2013 became an ambassador. She moved to London to study at RADA. In 2013 she graduated from the Royal Academy...
23. Marc Wootton Marc Wootton Actor, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
24. 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...
25. James Bobin James Bobin Writer, Muppets Most Wanted
26. Daniel Bacon Daniel Bacon Actor, 50/50
27. Janet Wright Janet Wright Actress, Corner Gas Janet Wright was born in 1945 in England and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a family of theatre actors. Her siblings are: Anne Wright, John Wright and Susan Wright. Janet had the chance to work with her two sisters, Susan and Anne, in the theater play "Les Belles Soeurs"...
28. 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...
29. Kathleen Lockhart Kathleen Lockhart Actress, A Christmas Carol
30. Christopher Cazenove Christopher Cazenove Actor, A Knight's Tale
31. 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...
32. Judi Bowker Judi Bowker Actress, Clash of the Titans
33. 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...
34. 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"...
35. Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Writer, Scrooged 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...
36. George Costigan George Costigan Actor, Garage
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Nicola Duffett Nicola Duffett Actress, Family Affairs
40. 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...
41. Sophiya Haque Sophiya Haque Actress, Wanted Sophia Haque rose to fame as a VJ/host on pop-music channels broadcast by India in the 1990s (via satellite). Her amiable personality and attractive appearance made her a favorite with many viewers, and led to her being offered bit parts in Indian films. A lead role in the low-budget comedy film 'Snip!' followed...
42. 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.
43. Ben Mansfield Ben Mansfield Actor, Mr. Nobody
44. Denise Black Denise Black Actress, Coronation Street Denise is probably best known as siren hairdresser Denise Osbourne in Coronation Street, a role she played from '92 to '96, with a comeback in '07. Also as Denny's mum in Bad Girls and as Hazel, the mum all gay men wanted in Russell T Davies' Queer as Folk. Denise was born in Portsmouth. She got her equity card with the Actor's Touring Company in the early '80s performing plays around the globe...
45. Alison Owen Alison Owen Producer, Shaun of the Dead
46. Wayne Bridge Wayne Bridge Self, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
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. Will Smith Will Smith Writer, Veep Will Smith was born in 1971. He was brought up in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Beginning as a stand-up comedian he won Time Out's Comedy award for 2004 and Chortle's Best headliner for 2005. For several seasons he has also been a popular regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2007 supported Ricky Gervais on his Fame tour...
49. Arthur English Arthur English Actor, Are You Being Served? One of Britain's great variety comedians Arthur English was known as 'The Prince of the Wide Boys', a cockney 'spiv' character outrageously dressed on stage and wearing a huge kipper tie. Born in Aldershot, Hants English started his career at an early age appearing in amateur shows but did not become a professional performer until he was 30...
50. Charmian May Charmian May Actress, Bridget Jones's Diary
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