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1. Christian Bale Christian Bale Actor, The Dark Knight Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
2. Luke Evans Luke Evans Actor, Fast & Furious 6 Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, South Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions...
3. Michael Sheen Michael Sheen Actor, Kingdom of Heaven Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus". Sheen was born in Newport, Wales, the only son of Irene (Thomas) and Meyrick Sheen...
4. Ioan Gruffudd Ioan Gruffudd Actor, Fantastic Four Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera People of the Valley. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1992 to 1995...
5. Catherine Zeta-Jones Catherine Zeta-Jones Actress, Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones was born on September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a candy factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of Welsh and Irish ancestry. Her brothers are David Jones (b...
6. Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins Actor, Hannibal Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
7. Joseph Morgan Joseph Morgan Actor, Immortals Actor Joseph Morgan was born in London, England but grew up in Swansea, Wales. He was educated at Morriston Comprehensive School. After school he attained a BTEC in Performing Arts at Gorseinon College, Swansea and followed this by moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama...
8. Perdita Weeks Perdita Weeks Actress, As Above, So Below
9. Kirsty Hill Kirsty Hill Actress, Theatre of the Deranged Born in Llanelli, South Wales, Sophie Dee moved to England to attend. school. Later she moved back to Wales to finish secondary school. Upon graduation she held a variety of jobs, ranging from working in a café to door-to-door saleswoman. She eventually became a dancer, specializing in lap dances. This led to her being offered a job as a nude model for the UK newspaper Daily Sport...
10. Rhys Ifans Rhys Ifans Actor, The Amazing Spider-Man Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school...
11. Timothy Dalton Timothy Dalton Actor, The Living Daylights At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping into roles played by other actors...
12. John Rhys-Davies John Rhys-Davies Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade...
13. Joanna Page Joanna Page Actress, Love Actually
14. Iwan Rheon Iwan Rheon Actor, Wild Bill
15. Erin Richards Erin Richards Actress, The Quiet Ones
16. Andy Whitfield Andy Whitfield Actor, Gabriel
17. Tom Ellis Tom Ellis Actor, Buffalo Soldiers
18. Matthew Rhys Matthew Rhys Actor, Titus
19. Aneurin Barnard Aneurin Barnard Actor, Citadel
20. Craig Roberts Craig Roberts Actor, Submarine
21. Richard Burton Richard Burton Actor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. The young Richard Jenkins was the son of a Welsh coal miner, and he received a scholarship to Oxford University to study acting and made his first stage appearance in the early 1940s...
22. Owain Yeoman Owain Yeoman Actor, Troy Owain Sebastian Yeoman is a Welsh actor born in Oxford, UK to parents Michael and Hilary Yeoman. He has one sister Ailsa. An honors English graduate of Brasenose College (1996-99), Oxford University Owain also graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London with the distinction...
23. Alexandra Roach Alexandra Roach Actress, The Iron Lady Alexandra Roach was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire in Wales and was already a veteran of the Welsh television soap 'Pobol Y Cwm' by her early teens. In 2003 whilst studying for her GCSE exams at the local comprehensive school she learned that she had beaten out players in national soaps to win the award for the best juvenile actor in a soap at the Children in Entertainment Awards...
24. Matt Ryan Matt Ryan Actor, Layer Cake
25. Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jonathan Pryce was born on June 1, 1947, in Holywell, Wales. His father, named Isaac Price, was a coal miner, who died in 1976. His mother, named Margaret Ellen (nee Williams), was a retail cashier. He left the home of his parents at age 16 to attend an art school, where he became interested in drama...
26. Eve Myles Eve Myles Actress, Miracle Day: The New World
27. Ian Whyte Ian Whyte Actor, Prometheus Ian Whyte was born in Bangor, North Wales and brought up in Brighton. He received athletic scholarships to Iona College in New York and Clarion University in Pennsylvania as a basketball player and later distinguished himself with 80 caps for England over a nine year international basketball career...
28. Rob Brydon Rob Brydon Actor, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
29. Tom Cullen Tom Cullen Actor, Weekend
30. Greg Davies Greg Davies Actor, The Inbetweeners Movie
31. Andrew Howard Andrew Howard Actor, Limitless Cardiff/Wales born, Los Angeles living Howard is known mostly for his turn as Gennady in Limitless and Bad Frank Philips in Hatfields and McCoys. Stage roles included Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt, Orestes in Electra at theatres, including The Royal National Theatre (London) and The Donmar Warehouse (London)...
32. Roger Rees Roger Rees Actor, The Prestige Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees was originally trained for the visual arts. He acted in church and Boy Scout stage productions while growing up in London, but studied painting and lithography at the Slade School of Art, and his first paying jobs in show business were as a scenery painter...
33. Honeysuckle Weeks Honeysuckle Weeks Actress, My Brother Tom
34. Katherine Jenkins Katherine Jenkins Self, Katherine Jenkins: Believe Live from the O2
35. Ray Milland Ray Milland Actor, Dial M for Murder Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor. Born in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, in 1905, he spent his youth in the pursuit of sports. He became an expert rider early on...
36. Russell T. Davies Russell T. Davies Writer, Torchwood Russell T Davies was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's course in the 1980s, he briefly moved in front of the cameras to present a single episode of the BBC's version of the Australian young children's show "Play School" in 1987, before deciding that his abilities lay in production rather than presenting...
37. Amanda Hale Amanda Hale Actress, Bright Star
38. Terry Jones Terry Jones Actor, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show for television, which was his first success...
39. Sophie Evans Sophie Evans Actress, The World's End Sophie grew up in Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valleys with younger sister Beth and her parents, Michelle and David. Sophie appeared on BBC ones Over the Rainbow, Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for a Dorothy, where she placed runner up. From leaving the Tv search for a Dorothy Sophie attended Arts Educational Schools Chiswick studying musical theatre...
40. Aimee-Ffion Edwards Aimee-Ffion Edwards Actress, Episode #2.4
41. Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Writer, Gavin & Stacey Born in Bridgend, South Wales. Attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. Trained at Warwick University (BA in Drama and Theatre Studies) then actor training at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Television includes Fat Friends series I, II,III,IV, Tales from Pleasure Beach for BBC1, Human Remains for BBC2...
42. Paul Rhys Paul Rhys Actor, Chaplin Paul Rhys was born on 19 December 1963 in Neath, Wales. He has said that seeing the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever was what first got him interested in becoming an actor. During his time at RADA Rhys was cast as Dean Sharp in Julien Temple's 1986 film Absolute Beginners. In the early 1990s he played...
43. Bernard Fox Bernard Fox Actor, Titanic
44. Gareth David-Lloyd Gareth David-Lloyd Actor, Girl Number 9 Gareth is an actor and singer. He fronts the metal progressive band called Blue Gillespie (previously known as "A Breath of Blue Fire"). Their first EP was "Cave Country" (December 2008) EP: "Cave Country Part 2" (August 2009) Album (debut): "Synesthesia" (May 2010) Album "Seven Rages of Man" (May 2012). He is married to Gemma James and they have a daughter. They link in Wales, UK
45. Desmond Llewelyn Desmond Llewelyn Actor, The World Is Not Enough Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts. His family would not give up their effort to prevent him from a life on stage, so an uncle who was a high ranking police officer arranged for Llewelyn to take the department's physical exam...
46. Dawn French Dawn French Actress, Coraline
47. Rachel Roberts Rachel Roberts Actress, Picnic at Hanging Rock Beautiful, swift and tough-tongued British character actress Rachel Roberts gained notice for her roles on the English stage, before she hit it largely in films. Born in Wales and married to actor Rex Harrison in 1962, Roberts made her film debut in a key role in J. Lee Thompson's Young and Willing a drama film about the life of women in prison...
48. Siân Phillips Siân Phillips Actress, Dune Born on May 14, 1933 in Bettws, Wales, veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius, and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune. Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly...
49. Keith Allen Keith Allen Actor, Trainspotting
50. Owen Teale Owen Teale Actor, The Fifteen Streets While in his teens, Owen Teale occasionally worked at Porthcawl Little Theatre. In September 1980 he was accepted by the Guildford School of Acting and by Christmas of 1983 had obtained his Equity card. His first proper work was as a dancer in the musical "Cabaret" in Plymouth, Devon. Subsequently he was approached by BBC-TV and landed a role in The Mimosa Boys...
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