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1. 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...
2. Charlie Heaton Charlie Heaton Actor, Stranger Things
3. 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...
4. Sean Bean Sean Bean Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sean Bean's career since the eighties 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 Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench 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 the Royal Shakespeare Company...
6. 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...
7. Dominic West Dominic West Actor, The Wire
8. Matthew Lewis Matthew Lewis Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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. Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart Actor, Star Trek: First Contact 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...
11. Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley Actor, Gandhi 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...
12. Samuel Barnett Samuel Barnett Actor, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
13. 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"...
14. James Frain James Frain Actor, The Count of Monte Cristo 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...
15. 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...
16. Anna Maxwell Martin Anna Maxwell Martin Actress, Becoming Jane 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...
17. 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...
18. David Bradley David Bradley Actor, The World's End
19. Jessica Barden Jessica Barden Actress, Hanna
20. Rodney Bewes Rodney Bewes Actor, The Likely Lads Chubby-cheeked British comedy actor, famed in his own country as one half of TV's "Likely Lads". In recent years he has been active mostly in the theatre (he was appearing in London's West End in the farce "Funny Money" early in 1996).
21. Julian Sands Julian Sands Actor, Arachnophobia 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...
22. Katherine Kelly Katherine Kelly Actress, Coronation Street
23. Sam Riley Sam Riley Actor, Control
24. Kenny Doughty Kenny Doughty Actor, Vera
25. Helen Baxendale Helen Baxendale Actress, Anonymous
26. Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths Actor, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 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...
27. Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson Actor, Michael Clayton 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...
28. Jim Carter Jim Carter Actor, Transformers: The Last Knight
29. Gemma Whelan Gemma Whelan Actress, The Wolfman
30. Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey Actress, NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage
31. Sophie McShera Sophie McShera Actress, Cinderella
32. 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...
33. Shaun Dooley Shaun Dooley Actor, The Woman in Black Shaun was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to Ann and Denis Dooley. He is an actor known for Misfits. He has two younger sisters, Stephanie Dooley and Kimberly Dooley. Shaun is married to Polly Cameron. Despite living in London, Shaun still attends all of Barnsley FC's home games. Shaun won the RTS Northwest award for best actor in the award-winning film The Mark of Cain.
34. 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...
35. Ralph Ineson Ralph Ineson Actor, The Witch
36. Rebecca Callard Rebecca Callard Actress, Ordinary Lies
37. Judy Parfitt Judy Parfitt Actress, Dolores Claiborne 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...
38. Brian Blessed Brian Blessed Actor, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 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...
39. James Mason James Mason Actor, Lolita 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...
40. Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Actor, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
41. Peter Firth Peter Firth Actor, Equus 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...
42. Geoffrey Whitehead Geoffrey Whitehead Actor, The Foundation
43. Michael Hirst Michael Hirst Writer, Vikings
44. Penelope Wilton Penelope Wilton Actress, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
45. Laurence Fox Laurence Fox Actor, The Hole 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.
46. Sophie Lowe Sophie Lowe Actress, Beautiful Kate 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)...
47. Charles Laughton Charles Laughton Actor, Witness for the Prosecution Charles Laughton was born on July 1, 1899 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Robert Laughton, a Yorkshire hotel keeper. His mother was a devout Roman Catholic of Irish ancestry. Laughton briefly attended Scarborough College, a local boys' school in his area before attending Stonyhurst College, an English Jesult school...
48. 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...
49. Buster Reeves Buster Reeves Stunts, The Dark Knight 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...
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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