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1. Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke Actress, The Rains of Castamere Emilia Clarke was born in England and grew up in Berkshire. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3, her passion for drama began...
2. Tom Hardy Tom Hardy Actor, Inception With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the mini-series Band of Brothers...
3. Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England, UK. His parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, are both actors. He attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting...
4. Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Actor, The Avengers Tom was born in Westminster, London to parents Diana and James Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager. His father is a scientist and was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school, The Dragon School in Oxford, and by the time he was 13, he boarded at Eton College...
5. Rosamund Pike Rosamund Pike Actress, Pride & Prejudice Born on January 28, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother and an opera singer father. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe, and speaks fluent German and French as a result. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol...
6. Kit Harington Kit Harington Actor, Pompeii
7. Hayley Atwell Hayley Atwell Actress, Captain America: The First Avenger Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after Hayley Mills. Her parents, Grant and Alison, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's self-help bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...
8. Kate Beckinsale Kate Beckinsale Actress, Underworld Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale...
9. Rebecca Hall Rebecca Hall Actress, The Prestige
10. Emma Thompson Emma Thompson Actress, Sense and Sensibility Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
11. Juno Temple Juno Temple Actress, The Dark Knight Rises Juno was born in England into a showbiz family. Her mother is a producer, Amanda Temple, and her father is the film director, Julien Temple. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon, during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as Juno Temple...
12. Imogen Poots Imogen Poots Actress, 28 Weeks Later British actress Imogen Poots is the daughter of Fiona and Trevor Poots, a television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer Upper School, all in London. When she was a teenager she began attending the Youngblood Theatre Company, and developed a love of acting...
13. Jamie Campbell Bower Jamie Campbell Bower Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Jamie Campbell Bower has a love for performing and for being in the spotlight and is an ex-member of the National Youth Music Theatre. Jamie is a good singer and is the lead singer in a band called "The Darling Buds", he is also a model for Select Model Management. He is from London and went to school privately at Bedales School in Hampshire...
14. Douglas Booth Douglas Booth Actor, Noah Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien (De Cala), an artist, and Simon Booth, who works in shipping for Citigroup. His father is of English descent and his mother is of half Spanish and half Dutch ancestry. He has appeared on English television (Christopher and His Kind...
15. Emily Blunt Emily Blunt Actress, Looper Emily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada. She was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of a teacher mother and barrister father. She received a rigorous education at Ibstock Place School...
16. Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson Actor, Twilight Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano. When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. Afterward, he took screen role like Curse of the Ring (Kingdom of Twilight) as Giselher...
17. Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton Actress, Adaptation. The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented Scottish actress Tilda Swinton, who was born on November 5th, 1960, have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. Born into a patrician military family, she was educated at an English and a Scottish boarding school...
18. Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23rd, 1989 to Alan Radcliffe and Marcia Gresham. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Germany). Daniel began performing in small school productions as a young boy...
19. Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter Actress, Fight Club In the late 1990s, Helena Bonham Carter seemed poised to embark on the next phase of her career, moving from capable actress to compelling star. Audiences and critics had long been enchanted by her delicate beauty, evocative of another time and place; in 1997, she showed that she was more than a pretty face and a skilled line-reader...
20. Freddie Highmore Freddie Highmore Actor, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
21. Carey Mulligan Carey Mulligan Actress, Drive Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985. Her first major appearance was playing "Kitty Bennet" in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley, Judi Dench and Donald Sutherland. Carey also played orphan "Ada Clare" in the B.B.C. television series, Bleak House. Carey has said that her passion and love for acting was first kindled at her old school Woldingham School...
22. Gary Oldman Gary Oldman Actor, The Dark Knight Rises Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England, the son of Kathleen (Cheriton), a homemaker, and Leonard Bertram Oldman, a welder. For most of his career he was best-known for playing over-the-top antagonists, though he has recently reached a new audience with heroic roles in the Harry Potter and Dark Knight franchises...
23. Idris Elba Idris Elba Actor, Pacific Rim Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. He was born an only child and grew up in London. His father is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting...
24. Charlotte Gainsbourg Charlotte Gainsbourg Actress, Melancholia Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress"...
25. Alice Eve Alice Eve Actress, Star Trek Into Darkness Alice Sophia Eve was born in London, England. Her father is Trevor Eve and her mother is Sharon Maughan, both fellow actors. She is the eldest of three children. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was young as her father tried to crack the American market. However, they returned to the United Kingdom when she was age 13...
26. Natalia Tena Natalia Tena Actress, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
27. Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Writer, The Dark Knight Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
28. Peaches Geldof Peaches Geldof Self, Episode #4.33
29. Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Actor, A Beautiful Mind Paul Bettany was born into a theatre family. His father, Thane Bettany, is still an actor but his mother, Anne Kettle, has retired from acting. He has an older sister who is a writer and a mother. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name), was a successful actress, while his maternal grandfather...
30. Thomas Brodie-Sangster Thomas Brodie-Sangster Actor, Love Actually
31. Andrew Lincoln Andrew Lincoln Actor, Love Actually Andrew Lincoln is a British actor, his father is an English civil engineer and his mother is a South African nurse of English descent. He spent his early childhood in Hull before his family relocated to Bath when Lincoln was 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London...
32. Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz Actress, The Mummy Rachel Weisz was born on 7th March 1970, in London, England, to Edith (Teich), an Austrian-born psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, a Hungarian-born inventor. Rachel was a model when she was 14 and began acting during her studies at Cambridge University. While there, she formed a theater company named "Talking Tongues"...
33. Jude Law Jude Law Actor, Sherlock Holmes Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in southeast London, England. He started acting with the National Youth Music Theatre at the age of 12, and, at 17, he dropped out of school completely, to star in the Granada daytime soap opera Families. In 1992, Jude began his stage career. He starred in many plays throughout London...
34. Alfie Allen Alfie Allen Actor, Atonement
35. Rhona Mitra Rhona Mitra Actress, Shooter Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Anthony, who is a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Mitra. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school...
36. Asa Butterfield Asa Butterfield Actor, Ender's Game Asa began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington, London. Following on from a couple of small roles in films, he was cast, at 10 years old, as the lead in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Mark Herman. Since then...
37. Cary Elwes Cary Elwes Actor, The Princess Bride Cary Elwes is the third son born to interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Kennedy and the late portrait painter Dominick Elwes, and is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was born and raised in London and attended Harrow. After graduating from Harrow, he moved to the US and studied drama at Sarah Lawrence College...
38. Dominic Cooper Dominic Cooper Actor, Captain America: The First Avenger Dominic grew up in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an Auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. He has two older brothers, Nathan and Simon. He had a sister who died in a car accident when she was age 5...
39. Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland Actor, 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK to parents Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas. He got his first film role in the comedy drama Max Dugan Returns. Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama The Bay Boy, which earned Sutherland and director Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations for best actor and best director...
40. Lucy Punch Lucy Punch Actress, Bad Teacher Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting. She learned a lot, she says, from working on...
41. Minnie Driver Minnie Driver Actress, Good Will Hunting Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward, was a designer and former couture model and her father, Ronnie Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. Minnie's mother was her father's mistress...
42. Bonnie Wright Bonnie Wright Actress, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on February 17, 1991 to jewelers Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. Her debut performance was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as Ron Weasley's little sister Ginny Weasley. Bonnie tried out for the film due to her older brother Lewis mentioned she reminded him of Ginny. Her role in the first film was a small cameo like role as Ginny...
43. Kaya Scodelario Kaya Scodelario Actress, Moon Kaya Scodelario was born in London, England, to a Brazilian mother, Katia (Scodelario), and an English father, Roger Humphrey. Thanks to her mother, she grew up fluent in Brazilian Portuguese as well as English. At the age of 14 Scodelario auditioned for Skins, the debut series for new channel E4 that would become known for casting real teenagers like her...
44. Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis Actor, There Will Be Blood Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the only person in film history to win the Oscar award for Best Actor three times. Born in London, England, he is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon...
45. Saffron Burrows Saffron Burrows Actress, The Bank Job
46. Ed Skrein Ed Skrein Actor, Ill Manors Following a BA Hons degree from Central St Martins in Fine Art, Ed explored his passion for performing through music by MC-ing at music festivals around the world performing with Foreign Beggars, Plan B, Asian Dub Foundation and Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee. His first acting role was the lead in iLL Manors...
47. Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on February 21, 1946, in Hammersmith, London, England, and has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. He attended the Royal College of Art; he wanted to be a graphic artist. At age 26, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he spent three years...
48. Andy Serkis Andy Serkis Actor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes He was born Andy Serkis on April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, an ethnic Armenian, named Serkissian, was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq, and the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East. For the first ten years of his life...
49. Ben Barnes Ben Barnes Actor, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
50. Sacha Baron Cohen Sacha Baron Cohen Actor, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), an Israeli-born movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, an England-born, Wales-raised, clothing store owner. His father is of Eastern European Jewish descent, and his mother is of German Jewish descent...
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