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1. John Gielgud John Gielgud Actor, Gandhi Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other contemporaries of the National Theatre at the "Old Vic"...
2. David Tomlinson David Tomlinson Actor, Mary Poppins David Tomlinson is best known for his role as George Banks in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. As a youth he spent a short spell in the guards where he survived the trauma of a plane crash. He began his film career in the pre-war British film Quiet Wedding and followed that with Leslie Howard's 'Pimpernel' Smith...
3. John Mills John Mills Actor, Gandhi Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his mother was a theater box-office manager...
4. Finlay Currie Finlay Currie Actor, Ben-Hur Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice and somewhat authoritarian demeanor...
5. Michael Redgrave Michael Redgrave Actor, The Lady Vanishes Sir Michael Redgrave was of the generation of English actors that gave the world the legendary John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, Britain three fabled "Theatrical Knights" back in the days when a knighthood for thespian was far more rare than it is today. A superb actor, Redgrave...
6. Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller Actress, The Elephant Man Wendy Hiller, daughter of Frank and Marie Hiller, was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, near Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was educated at Winceby House School, Bexhill then moved on to Manchester Repertory Theatre. She appeared on stage in Sir John Barry's tour of Evensong, then as Sally Hardcastle in Love on the Dole...
7. Margaret Rutherford Margaret Rutherford Actress, Murder at the Gallop One is always at pains to locate a reference to Margaret Rutherford which does not characterize her as either jut-chinned, eccentric or both. But such, taken together, made for the charm of the woman. The combination of those most mundane of attributes has led some to suggest that she was made for the role of Agatha Christie's indomitable sleuth...
8. John Laurie John Laurie Actor, Hamlet John Laurie was a Scotsman who would play many character roles in his long career - a lot of Scotsmen to be sure - but an enthusiastic and skilled actor in nearly 120 screen roles. He was the son of a mill worker, and studied for a career in architecture which he indeed began. But with World War I he left his position to join the British army...
9. John Junkin John Junkin Actor, A Hard Day's Night An influential figure in the world of British television comedy during the 1960s and 70s, actor and comedian John Junkin wrote scripts for such shows as The Army Game, The World of Beachcomber, Queenie's Castle, plus scripts for many comedians, including Ted Ray, Jim Davidson, Bob Monkhouse and Mike Yarwood...
10. Frankie Vaughan Frankie Vaughan Self, Episode #2.6 He was a British pop singing star with Top 10, hits including "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Green Door". He studied at Leeds College of Art, but switched to show business after his audition succeeded and led to week's work in music hall. He went on to stardom as "Mr. Moonlight" in English variety-show world...
11. Beryl Reid Beryl Reid Actress, The Killing of Sister George Beryl Reid was the daughter of Scottish parents and grew up in industrial Manchester, England. She left home at the age of 16 to go and work in a shop. She lasted 6 weeks. She applied for and was accepted in a revue in the Summer season in Bridlington. She had no formal training but joined the National Theater in London as a comedy actress...
12. Hilary Mason Hilary Mason Actress, Don't Look Now
13. Gerald Thomas Gerald Thomas Director, Carry On... Up the Khyber Gerald Thomas started his movie career as an editor. He then worked his way up to become a director and producer and, with his friend Peter Rogers went on to make the 'Carry On' series of British comedies.
14. Ernie Wise Ernie Wise Self, 1973 Christmas Special
15. John Mortimer John Mortimer Writer, The Innocents John Mortimer is a prolific writer for the theatre, films (starting during World War II, when he wrote scripts for the Crown Film Unit), television and radio. He also writes fiction and was a trial attorney for more than 30 years. Arguably his most famous creation is Horace Rumpole, "barrister at law...
16. Stringer Davis Stringer Davis Actor, Murder at the Gallop Gentle-mannered English character player in small parts. He played 'Mr. Stringer' opposite his wife, Margaret Rutherford, in her cinema outings as the Agatha Christie character 'Miss Jane Marple'. Appeared in other Rutherford films as well.
17. Roy Castle Roy Castle Self, Episode #22.1
18. Michael Denison Michael Denison Actor, Shadowlands One of the finest exponents of the art of light comedy acting, Michael Denison enjoyed a highly successful career both on stage and screen. He and his wife, actress Dulcie Gray, appeared in over 100 West End shows and their marriage, which lasted nearly sixty years, was regarded as one of the happiest in British show business...
19. Mary Hayley Bell Mary Hayley Bell Writer, Whistle Down the Wind
20. Al Ashton Al Ashton Actor, Gladiator
21. Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith Actor, Thunderball
22. Myfanwy Talog Myfanwy Talog Actress, Girls Night Out
23. Alan Hume Alan Hume Cinematographer, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
24. Norah Holland Norah Holland Self, The Unforgettable Joan Sims
25. Peter Rogers Peter Rogers Producer, Carry On... Up the Khyber Peter Rogers was born in Rochester, Kent, on 20th February 1914. Educated at Kings School, Rochester, he began his career as a journalist on the "Kentish Express". Moving to the theatre in the late 1930s, he became Auriol Lee's assistant on such classic West End productions as J.B. Priestley's "People at Sea" and John Van Druten's "Gertie Maud"...
26. Margaret Rawlings Margaret Rawlings Actress, Roman Holiday The daughter of a missionary in Japan, Margaret was educated at Oxford High School and Lady Margaret Hall, also in Oxford. She began her career with the Macdona Players, Bernard Shaw Rep., then Little Theatre, London and New York. She played many outstanding roles in West End and New York theatre.
27. Elizabeth Goudge Elizabeth Goudge Writer, The Secret of Moonacre
28. Everley Gregg Everley Gregg Actress, Brief Encounter Thin-lipped, dark-haired British character actress, whose gallery of strong-minded women included nosy neighbours, snivelling sycophants and acidulous spinsters. Trained at RADA, she was primarily active on the English stage, with roles in "Grand Hotel" (1931) and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1946)...
29. G.K. Chesterton G.K. Chesterton Writer, The Detective Prolific English poet, novelist, essayist G (ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born in London on 29 May 1874. He was traditional, extolling the virtues of the 'little man', and the romantic, pre-modern past. He rejected the experimental in art as well as life, and distrusted the state and the modern world...
30. David Tomblin David Tomblin Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Widely regarded as the finest 1st Assistant Director in the World, and co-creator, Producer, Director, and writer of The Prisoner. Born across the road from Borehamwood Studios in 1931, Tomblin entered the film business at the age of 14 before National Service saw him take a break for a stint in the marines...
31. John Paul John Paul Actor, A Countess from Hong Kong
32. Tenniel Evans Tenniel Evans Actor, 10 Rillington Place Tenniel Evans briefly attended the British Army officer training centre Sandhurst (1945-1946). He studied German and economics at St. Andrews University (1946-1949). He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1949-1951) and acted on stage from 1951, although he also had an in-between job as a private school teacher near Northampton...
33. Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Writer, Angel
34. Stanley A. Long Stanley A. Long Producer, Adventures of a Taxi Driver
35. Mike Smith Mike Smith Self, Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five
36. Allan Gray Allan Gray Composer, The African Queen Allan (or Josef as he was then) studied under the great pioneering modernist Arnold Schönberg. To pay for his tuition he composed popular, jazz-influenced tunes for cabaret acts in Berlin. Josef took his pseudonym from Oscar Wilde's narcissistic hero, Dorian Gray.
37. John P. Fulton John P. Fulton Visual Effects, Rear Window Born in Nebraska, John P. Fulton moved with his family to California in 1914. His father, adamant that John NOT become involved with the movie industry, insisted that he study electrical engineering; after graduating from high school, he worked as a surveyor, but frequently took time out to watch D...
38. Harold Warrender Harold Warrender Actor, Scott of the Antarctic
39. Eric Rogers Eric Rogers Music Department, The Kid Born in 1921, Eric Rogers' interest in music began at an early age. A regular churchgoer, he was taught to play the church organ at the age of 13. His musical apprenticeship was a largely untutored one. During the Second World War, Rogers found himself playing the piano in return for free beer! Following the war...
40. Barbara Woodhouse Barbara Woodhouse Self, Christmas Pantomine
41. Paul Getty Jr. Paul Getty Jr. Actor, The State of Things
42. Clifton Parker Clifton Parker Composer, Sink the Bismarck! Son of a bank manager, Clifton Parker followed his two elder brothers into the commercial profession, but studied music in private. After obtaining an A.R.C.M diploma in piano teaching at the Royal College of Music in 1926, he continued in commerce for a while before obtaining employment as a music copyist...
43. Bernard Knowles Bernard Knowles Cinematographer, The 39 Steps British director Bernard Knowles started his career as a newspaper photographer, and in the 1920s journeyed to the US and worked as a photographer for the Detroit News. Upon his return to England in 1922 he was hired by Gainsborough Pictures as an assistant cameraman, and it didn't take long for him to become a full-fledged Director of Photography...
44. Tom Williamson Tom Williamson Actor, Oh! What a Surprise!
45. Peter Tanner Peter Tanner Editor, Kind Hearts and Coronets
46. C.V. France C.V. France Actor, The Skin Game
47. Lyndam Gregory Lyndam Gregory Actor, The Prince and the Demons Born 1955 Lyndam moved with his parents and brother Eric from his native India to England in the early 1960s. On leaving school he worked in a bank but had acting aspirations and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His first stage role was in 'The Blue Monster' directed by Nick Barter...
48. James Kennaway James Kennaway Writer, Tunes of Glory
49. Oscar Asche Oscar Asche Actor, Scrooge
50. Charles Orme Charles Orme Producer, The Omen Charles Orme was a British film producer. He worked regularly with Powell & Pressburger, Ralph Thomas, Basil Dearden and John Boorman. He has over 50 credits on a number of classics including The 39 Steps (1959), Khartoum (1966), Deliverance (1972), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and The Omen (1976)...
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