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1. Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Writer, The Dark Knight Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made...
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, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch...
4. Rosamund Pike Rosamund Pike Actress, Gone Girl Born on January 28, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe, and speaks fluent German and French as a result...
5. Emily Blunt Emily Blunt Actress, Looper Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress 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 Janice M. (Dixon), a teacher and former actress, and Oliver Simon Peter Blunt...
6. Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke Actress, The Rains of Castamere Emilia Clarke is a British actress, she was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. 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...
7. Eddie Redmayne Eddie Redmayne Actor, Les Misérables English actor Eddie Redmayne was born and raised in London, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Redmayne, a businessman. His great-grandfather was noted civil/mining engineer Sir Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne. Eddie is one of five children, and the only member of his family to follow a career in acting...
8. Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter Actress, Fight Club Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, and one of the UK's finest and most successful. Most recently, she has starred in Sweeney Todd as Mrs Lovett alongside Johnny Depp for which she was awarded Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards 2008. Other recent work includes Conversations with Other Women opposite Aaron Eckhart...
9. 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, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's self-help bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...
10. 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...
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. She has English and Scottish ancestry...
12. Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Actor, The Avengers Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school...
13. Andrew Lincoln Andrew Lincoln Actor, Love Actually Andrew Lincoln is a British actor. Lincoln spent his early childhood in Hull, Yorkshire before his family relocated to Bath, Somerset when he was age 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His father is a civil engineer...
14. Idris Elba Idris Elba Actor, Pacific Rim Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting...
15. Imogen Poots Imogen Poots Actress, Need for Speed British actress Imogen Poots is the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born 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...
16. Julian Morris Julian Morris Actor, Cry_Wolf Julian Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London. After his training under Scher, he went on to spend three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which he merits as being a major influence on his learning and craft. He has played popular characters in several of the most successful shows of the last decade: Agent Owen in '24'...
17. Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23rd, 1989 to literary agent Alan Radcliffe and casting agent 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...
18. Emily Ratajkowski Emily Ratajkowski Actress, Gone Girl Emily Ratajkowski was born in London, and is the daughter of American parents, Kathleen (Balgley), a professor, and John David Ratajkowski, a painter. Her father is of Polish and Irish descent, and her mother is of Polish Jewish descent on one side, and Irish-German descent on the other. Emily traveled a lot and spent most of her childhood in Ireland and Mallorca...
19. Sandrine Holt Sandrine Holt Actress, Resident Evil: Apocalypse Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe, which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui, Dance Me Outside and Pocahontas: The Legend. In addition, she co-starred with Jennifer Garner, Buck Henry and Amanda Peet in 1999...
20. 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, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East...
21. Ophelia Lovibond Ophelia Lovibond Actress, Mr. Popper's Penguins
22. Carey Mulligan Carey Mulligan Actress, Drive Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Welsh, originally from Llandeilo. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley...
23. Kit Harington Kit Harington Actor, Pompeii
24. Helen McCrory Helen McCrory Actress, Skyfall Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Drama Centre, London. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award...
25. Michael Caine Michael Caine Actor, The Dark Knight Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat...
26. 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...
27. Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz Actress, The Mummy Rachel Weisz was born on 7th March 1970, in London, England, to Edith (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her Austrian-born mother, who left Vienna in the 1930s, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
28. 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. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian, and her father, Major-General Sir John Swinton...
29. 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, Charles Ronald "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...
30. 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...
31. Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson Actor, Twilight Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and plays 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...
32. Thomas Brodie-Sangster Thomas Brodie-Sangster Actor, The Maze Runner
33. 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"...
34. 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. Eve has English, Irish and Welsh ancestry. 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...
35. 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. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly...
36. Jude Law Jude Law Actor, Sherlock Holmes Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
37. Freddie Highmore Freddie Highmore Actor, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
38. 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...
39. Jamie Campbell Bower Jamie Campbell Bower Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Jamie Campbell Bower was born in London, England, to Anne Elizabeth (Roseberry), a music manager, and David Bower, who works for Gibson Guitar Co. His 4 times maternal great-grandfather was Sir John Campbell, the 7th Baronet of Ardnamurchan and Airds. Bower has a love for performing and for being in the spotlight and is an ex-member of the National Youth Music Theatre...
40. Damian Lewis Damian Lewis Actor, Pilot Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, and Amanda...
41. Jonathan Nolan Jonathan Nolan Writer, The Dark Knight Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994. Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English. Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento. Wrote the short story, "Memento Mori", on which the film Memento is based...
42. Anna Popplewell Anna Popplewell Actress, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
43. Elyes Gabel Elyes Gabel Actor, World War Z
44. Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan has an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
45. Cary Elwes Cary Elwes Actor, The Princess Bride Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended Harrow...
46. 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...
47. 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...
48. Asa Butterfield Asa Butterfield Actor, Hugo Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He 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. Following on from a couple of small roles in films...
49. Helen Mirren Helen Mirren Actress, The Queen Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
50. 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...
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