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1. Lily Collins Lily Collins Actress, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. Her father is English musician Phil Collins, while her mother, Jill Tavelman, who is from Los Angeles, California, was president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for three terms. Lily moved with her mother to LA at the age of five, after her parents split up...
2. Lily James Lily James Actress, Cinderella Lily James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette (Mantle), an actress, and Jamie Thomson, an actor and musician. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She began her education at Arts Educational School in Tring and subsequently went on to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 2010.
3. Dan Stevens Dan Stevens Actor, Downton Abbey Dan Stevens was born at Croydon in Surrey on 10th October 1982. His parents are teachers. He was educated at Tonbridge School and trained in acting at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Whilst he was a Cambridge undergraduate, he acted in several student drama productions...
4. Sam Worthington Sam Worthington Actor, Avatar Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington...
5. Tom Felton Tom Felton Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work...
6. Julia Ormond Julia Ormond Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The dark and classically beautiful British actress Julia Ormond was born into privileged surroundings as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician. Her parents divorced when she was young; she was the second of five children. She attended Cranleigh, a private school, and showed interest in theatrics way back then...
7. Kelly Reilly Kelly Reilly Actress, Sherlock Holmes
8. Natascha McElhone Natascha McElhone Actress, The Truman Show Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last. Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso, opposite Anthony Hopkins...
9. Jonny Lee Miller Jonny Lee Miller Actor, Elementary Jonny Lee Miller (sometimes credited with an H) was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK, to actors Anna Lee and Alan Miller, and the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Johnny dropped out at 17, to pursue acting full time...
10. Nell Tiger Free Nell Tiger Free Actress, Game of Thrones Nell Tiger Free was born in October 1999. She lives in Britain with her parents and older sister. She is a singer/actress. She has been in Mr Stink (2012) and has recently filmed Endeavour, an ITV television series.
11. Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Actress, The Sound of Music Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
12. Bill Nighy Bill Nighy Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon. At school...
13. Poppy Drayton Poppy Drayton Actress, When Calls the Heart Drayton graduated from the Arts Educational School in Chiswick (London, England). In 2013 Drayton was cast in her first major role in the Hallmark Channel television movie pilot for When Calls the Heart, in which she played Elizabeth Thatcher (a role that was taken over by Erin Krakow in the subsequent television series). This was followed by a role in the 2013 Downton Abbey Christmas special...
14. Warwick Davis Warwick Davis Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he was 11 years old...
15. Kate Maberly Kate Maberly Actress, The Secret Garden Born and raised in Surrey in England Kate Maberly started acting aged 8 landing her first major motion picture role as the star of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Secret Garden". Directed by Agnieszka Holland, the film achieved international acclaim and has gone on to become a family classic. Following...
16. Jacqueline Bisset Jacqueline Bisset Actress, Bullitt Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George Cukor and Roman Polanski...
17. Catherine McCormack Catherine McCormack Actress, Braveheart
18. Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier Actor, Rebecca Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin...
19. Julie Dawn Cole Julie Dawn Cole Actress, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
20. Peter Cushing Peter Cushing Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was attracted to acting...
21. Sam Underwood Sam Underwood Actor, The Following
22. Ellie Bamber Ellie Bamber Actress, Nocturnal Animals Born Eleanor Elizabeth Bamber in the South of England, UK, Bamber has a younger brother, Lucas. She acted on stage from an early age - becoming the youngest ever member of The London Player's Theatre, before playing Young Jenny in Sir Trevor Nunn's "Aspects of Love". She then went into TV and film and in quick succession she was offered Lydia Bennett...
23. Celia Imrie Celia Imrie Actress, Bridget Jones's Diary Celia Diana Savile Imrie is an English actress. She is known for her appearances with Victoria Wood; including Claire in Pat and Margaret (1994), Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies (1998-2000) and playing various characters in the sketch show Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1985-87), including Miss Babs in the spoof soap opera sketches Acorn Antiques...
24. India de Beaufort India de Beaufort Actress, Run, Fatboy, Run
25. Anna Chancellor Anna Chancellor Actress, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
26. Susan George Susan George Actress, Straw Dogs
27. Georgina Reilly Georgina Reilly Actress, The L.A. Complex Georgina Frances Reilly is a British Canadian actress born February 12, 1986, in Guildford, United Kingdom, to songwriter/composer David Reilly and business administrator Frances Reilly. She comes from a long line of performers, her grandfather being Tommy Reilly, the world's first classical harmonica player...
28. Ian Ogilvy Ian Ogilvy Actor, Death Becomes Her
29. David Walliams David Walliams Self, Britain's Got Talent
30. David Hewlett David Hewlett Actor, Stargate: Atlantis
31. Bill Milner Bill Milner Actor, X-Men: First Class
32. Paul Greengrass Paul Greengrass Director, The Bourne Ultimatum Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television...
33. Alakina Mann Alakina Mann Actress, The Others
34. David Hemmings David Hemmings Actor, Gladiator David Hemmings, one of the great English cinema icons of the 1960s, was born in Guildford, Surrey, on November 18, 1941, to a cookie merchant and his wife. He was educated at Glyn College, Epsom, but while still a child, Hemmings made his first forays into the world of entertainment. An accomplished singer...
35. Rupert Vansittart Rupert Vansittart Actor, Braveheart
36. Roy Hudd Roy Hudd Self, Movie Memories
37. Simon Bird Simon Bird Actor, The Inbetweeners Movie
38. David Lean David Lean Director, Lawrence of Arabia An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927...
39. Stuart Wilson Stuart Wilson Actor, Enemy of the State Stuart Wilson was born in Guildford, Surrey in England, on December 25th, 1946. He went to thirteen different schools, as his father worked in the RAF and traveled around the world. After the RAF, his father worked as an engineer in the copper mines in Rhodesia. Stuart moved to London in the mid- Sixties and trained at RADA...
40. Polly Maberly Polly Maberly Actress, Pride and Prejudice
41. Jon Finch Jon Finch Actor, Frenzy Dark, broodingly handsome Jon Finch was the son of a merchant banker. His first stage role was in elementary school at age 13 playing a Roman noblewoman(!). After gaining experience in amateur theatre groups and following a short stint with a folk singing group, he suddenly left for military service at age 18...
42. Bruce Payne Bruce Payne Actor, Passenger 57 Having worked extensively in film, theatre and television in both the UK and the US, and on location in many parts of the world, Payne most recently starred in the fascinating psychological drama One Point O, which was well received at Cannes. He also starred in the live action feature film Riders...
43. Trevor Goddard Trevor Goddard Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Trevor Goddard was born in Croydon, Surrey, England on October 14, 1962. His parents, Eric and Clara, and baby Trevor moved to Bromley, Kent, where he grew up. As a natural athlete, Trevor was highly interested in sports. As a youngster, he played football (soccer) and cricket and enjoyed running as well as many other recreational activities...
44. Ronald Colman Ronald Colman Actor, Lost Horizon British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his father's death cost him the financial support necessary...
45. Dudley Sutton Dudley Sutton Actor, Lovejoy
46. Clive Wood Clive Wood Actor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Clive Wood was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1954 and studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He first came to notice in the late 1970s at the Bristol Old Vic, playing such diverse roles as a singing gangster in "Guys and Dolls" and the titular hero of "Henry V". In 1982, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company...
47. John Boorman John Boorman Producer, Excalibur John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There...
48. Tyger Drew-Honey Tyger Drew-Honey Actor, Outnumbered Tyger was born on 26th January 1996 in Epsom, Surrey. His career started at the age of nine when he was spotted by a top London agent whilst performing in a school production of Treasure Island. The agent was so impressed by Tyger's performance that she signed him up straight away. Just weeks later he recorded a voice-over campaign for Phillips...
49. Prunella Scales Prunella Scales Actress, Howards End
50. Edward Woodward Edward Woodward Actor, The Equalizer British actor Edward Woodward made a highly successful transition into Hollywood stardom in the mid 1980s thanks to a popular TV dramatic series. Possessing a magnetic, yet coldly handsome demeanor in the same mold as Christopher Plummer, he was born on June 1, 1930, in London and received his early education at various schools before becoming a student at Kingston College...
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