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1. Joanne Froggatt Joanne Froggatt Actress, Downton Abbey Joanne Froggatt was born in 1979 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in the role of a teenage prostitute in "The Bill"...
2. Diana Rigg Diana Rigg Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in the Caucasian Chalk Circle...
3. Toby Kebbell Toby Kebbell Actor, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Toby Kebbell was born in 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He then moved to Nottinghamshire, where he grew up. Aged 17 he joined the Central Television Workshop in Nottingham. Toby's breakthrough came when Shane Meadows saw him at the Central Television Workshop and cast him in the role of Anthony in the film Dead Man's Shoes opposite Paddy Considine...
4. Sean Bean Sean Bean Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
5. Judi Dench Judi Dench Actress, Skyfall Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
6. Gemma Whelan Gemma Whelan Actress, The Wolfman
7. Dominic West Dominic West Actor, 300
8. Charlie Heaton Charlie Heaton Actor, Shut In
9. Georgie Henley Georgie Henley Actress, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "Babushka: A Christmas Story" and "The Pied Piper", prior to landing her first role in a film...
10. Jodie Whittaker Jodie Whittaker Actress, Attack the Block Jodie Whittaker is an English actress. She is best known for Venus (2006), St Trinian's (2007), Good (2008), and Attack the Block (2011). She has also starred in the television series Wired (2008), and Black Mirror. Her film debut was Venus starring Peter O'Toole. On 16 July 2017, Whittaker was announced...
11. David Bradley David Bradley Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
12. Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart Actor, Star Trek: The Next Generation Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
13. Matthew Lewis Matthew Lewis Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
14. Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley Actor, Schindler's List Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s...
15. Monica Dolan Monica Dolan Actress, Eye in the Sky Monica was born in March 1969 into an Irish family and has a sister Gabrielle. She studied drama at the Guildhall School in London, graduating in 1991 and soon afterwards went into television. A supremely versatile character actress, she has tended to specialize in stunning portrayals of the darker side of life...
16. Malcolm McDowell Malcolm McDowell Actor, A Clockwork Orange Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
17. James Frain James Frain Actor, TRON: Legacy James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today. Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff...
18. Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole Actor, Lawrence of Arabia A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a journalist...
19. Helen Baxendale Helen Baxendale Actress, Cold Feet
20. Joanna Christie Joanna Christie Actress, Narcos Joanna's first big break was landing the part of "Jill" in the West End production of Peter Schaffer's controversial play, "Equus", starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe. Joanna graduated from the prestigious Mountview stage school and immediately landed a lead role in the National Youth Theatre's acclaimed production "Immaculate Conceit"...
21. Christian Cooke Christian Cooke Actor, Love, Rosie Christian Louis Cooke was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers. His career has progressed from there...
22. Sophie McShera Sophie McShera Actress, Cinderella
23. Jim Carter Jim Carter Actor, Downton Abbey
24. Sam Riley Sam Riley Actor, Control
25. Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson Actor, Batman Begins Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after he had returned to England...
26. Ralph Ineson Ralph Ineson Actor, The Witch
27. Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey Actress, Medici: Masters of Florence
28. Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
29. Jessica Barden Jessica Barden Actress, The Lobster
30. Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Soundtrack, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
31. Julian Sands Julian Sands Actor, Leaving Las Vegas Tall, gaunt, and particularly effective in horror and drama films--British actor Julian Sands was born in Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Brenda and William Sands. He came to the attention of NBC when the network cast him in the made-for-TV The Sun Also Rises and then with Anthony Hopkins in the television film A Married Man...
32. Melanie Brown Melanie Brown Self, America's Got Talent Born on the 29th May 1975 in Leeds, England, Melanie Brown became a member of Spice Girls in 1994. Their three albums sold than 40 million copies worldwide and they had nine singles at number 1 in the UK. "Hot" was her first solo album, released on 9th October 2000. It entered the UK charts at #28...
33. Anna Maxwell Martin Anna Maxwell Martin Actress, Philomena The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty. At the age of 20 she auditioned for the prestigious Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art...
34. James Mason James Mason Actor, North by Northwest James Mason was a great English actor of British and American films. He was born in Yorkshire, and attended Marlborough and Cambridge, where he discovered acting on a lark, and abandoned a planned career as an architect. Following work in stock companies, he joined the Old Vic under the guidance of Sir Tyrone Guthrie and of Alexander Korda...
35. Tom Courtenay Tom Courtenay Actor, 45 Years Acting chameleon Sir Tom Courtenay, along with Sirs Alan Bates and Albert Finney, became front-runners in an up-and-coming company of rebel upstarts who created quite a stir in British "kitchen sink" cinema during the early 60s. An undying love for the theatre, however, had Courtenay channeling a different course than the afore-mentioned greats and he never...
36. Richard Coyle Richard Coyle Actor, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Richard Coyle was born and raised in Sheffield, in the UK with his four brothers. He began his career when, studying politics and philosophy at York University (1992 - 1995), he got interested in amateur dramatics and traveled to the Edinburgh festival twice. A decision to raise funds to study at the...
37. Samuel Barnett Samuel Barnett Actor, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
38. Buster Reeves Buster Reeves Stunts, The Dark Knight Rises Buster started training at the tender age of eleven in traditional Wado Ryu karate and moved into freestyle, a move which would map out his life for the better. Under the guidance of his Instructors he claimed the British junior title and a place in the "Guinness Book of Records" for the most kicks done at head height in a minute (218...
39. Andrew Lee Potts Andrew Lee Potts Actor, Band of Brothers Andrew was born on 29 October 1979 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK to dad Alan and mum Susan. He has a sister, Sarah-Jane, who is also an actor. He studied at Leeds Performing Arts School and started out in musical theatre. He is now a veteran TV actor and has been in a catalogue of all that is best in British television.
40. Brian Blessed Brian Blessed Actor, Tarzan Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a miner who wanted a better life for his son; Brian lost three uncles in the pit...
41. Laurence Fox Laurence Fox Actor, Elizabeth: The Golden Age RADA-trained Laurence Fox is the third son of the actor James Fox and his wife Mary. He is a rising British actor who has appeared in several important films, plays, and television programs. He comes from a theatrical family and promises to have an illustrious career ahead of him.
42. Cara Theobold Cara Theobold Actress, Downton Abbey Cara was born in Yorkshire in January 1990 and attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Whilst there she won the part of Ivy in period drama 'Downton Abbey' and the school allowed her to finish her final year early in order to appear in the series. In 2012 she was a joint recipient of the Screen Actors' Guild award for the best ensemble cast in a television series...
43. Penelope Wilton Penelope Wilton Actress, Match Point
44. Judy Parfitt Judy Parfitt Actress, Girl with a Pearl Earring Of regal bearing and imposing stance, British classical actress Judy Parfitt is the possessor of the chilliest blue orbs in all of London and has used them to her advantage over the years with her portrayals of haughty, bossy, scheming and deliciously malevolent patricians. Born in Yorkshire, she was...
45. Sophie Lowe Sophie Lowe Actress, After the Dark Sophie is the daughter of Ian and Anne Lowe and younger sister of brother Sam. Sophie moved, with her family, to Australia, at age 10, and first developed an interest in acting, after appearing in a grade school musical production at age 16. Moreover, Lowe did some modeling in her early teens (she was signed to Chadwick Models)...
46. Brian Bedford Brian Bedford Actor, Robin Hood
47. Katherine Kelly Katherine Kelly Actress, Coronation Street
48. Steven Waddington Steven Waddington Actor, The Imitation Game
49. Peter Firth Peter Firth Actor, The Hunt for Red October Peter Firth was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1953. His parents owned a pub and he attended local grammar school. Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in "Camelot" at the Bradford Alhambra. Leaving school at 16, he became a major child star in television series such as The Double Deckers...
50. Michael Palin Michael Palin Actor, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python. After the Monty Python television series ended in 1974, the Palin/Jones team worked on Ripping Yarns, an intermittent television comedy series broadcast over three years from 1976...
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