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1. Judy Garland Judy Garland Actress, The Wizard of Oz One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota...
2. Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
3. Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman Actress, Casablanca Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both second only to Katharine Hepburn...
4. Robin Gibb Robin Gibb Soundtrack, Good Will Hunting Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger brother Andy...
5. Joan Sims Joan Sims Actress, Carry on Camping The First Lady of Carry On, was born Irene Joan Marion Sims on 9 May 1930. The daughter of an Essex railway station master, Joan was interested in pursuing show-business, and soon became a familiar face in a growing number of amateur productions. In 1946, Joan first applied to RADA, her audition was unsuccessful...
6. Richard Johnson Richard Johnson Actor, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Born in Upminster, Essex, England in 1927, Richard Johnson attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and then performed in John Gielgud's repertory company until joining the navy in 1945 until 1948. After the war, he appeared successfully in the West End and made his film debut in the early 1950s...
7. Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde Actor, Death in Venice Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...
8. Patricia Laffan Patricia Laffan Actress, Quo Vadis A statuesque and striking actress with vaguely reptilian aspects, at once sinister and alluring; a smile never more than a whisker away from a sneer and a commanding, imperious presence suggesting innate superiority. Difficult to cast, Patricia Laffan seemed destined to portray the villainous or the eccentric...
9. Joan Greenwood Joan Greenwood Actress, Kind Hearts and Coronets Joan Greenwood, of the plummy feline voice, was born in the well-to-do London section of Chelsea, the daughter of renowned portrait painter Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood (1887-1949). Dancing from the age of eight, she took ballet lessons and later enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Graduating at age 18...
10. Carol Reed Carol Reed Director, The Third Man Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a well-mannered...
11. Anthony Quayle Anthony Quayle Actor, Lawrence of Arabia Anthony Quayle was born in Ainsdale in September 1913, the son of a Lancashire lawyer. He completed his education at Rugby School and had a brief spell at RADA, before treading the boards for the first time as the straight man in a music hall comedy act in 1931. Tall, burly, round-faced and possessed of a powerful and resonant voice...
12. George Relph George Relph Actor, Ben-Hur
13. Michael Bates Michael Bates Actor, A Clockwork Orange
14. Kay Walsh Kay Walsh Actress, Oliver Twist Kay Walsh graced the British Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s as a leading lady, before maturing into character roles. She was born Kathleen Walsh in London, England of Irish parentage. She and her sister Peggy were raised in Pimlico by their grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in the chorus of several Andre Charlot revues, before performing solo in New York and Berlin...
15. Michael Coles Michael Coles Actor, The Satanic Rites of Dracula
16. P.L. Travers P.L. Travers Writer, Mary Poppins
17. Howard Marion-Crawford Howard Marion-Crawford Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
18. Derek Nimmo Derek Nimmo Actor, All Gas and Gaiters
19. Will Hay Will Hay Actor, Oh, Mr. Porter! William Thompson Hay was probably one of the most versatile of entertainers. He was not only a character comedian of the first rank, but was also an astronomer of high repute - he discovered the spot on the planet Saturn in 1933 - and a fully qualified air pilot; he was once an engineer. Born at Stockton on Tees in 1888...
20. Donald Hewlett Donald Hewlett Actor, It Ain't Half Hot Mum
21. Sybil Thorndike Sybil Thorndike Actress, The Prince and the Showgirl This distinguished theatrical tragedienne will be remembered forever if only for the fact George Bernard Shaw wrote his classic "Saint Joan" work specifically for her. Her over six-decade career allowed for a gallery of sterling, masterful portrayals, both classic and contemporary, performing all over the world including Australia...
22. Dave Allen Dave Allen Writer, Dave Allen at Large Born of a prominent Irish journalist in Dublin, Ireland, Dave Allen started out working and touring through English theatres and night clubs. Only occasionally working on radio, he made his first TV appearance on the BBC's "New Faces." He managed to tour with The Beatles while they were still starting out and soon managed to get an eight-month TV engagement called Tonight with Dave Allen...
23. Joyce Grenfell Joyce Grenfell Actress, The Americanization of Emily Toothy Britisher Joyce Grenfell with her stark, equine features charmed and humored audiences both here and abroad on radio, stage, revues, film and TV for nearly four decades. Lovingly remembered as a delightfully witty monologist and raconteur, she inherited her bold talents from her eccentric socialite mother...
24. John Normington John Normington Actor, Atonement John Normington was a distinguished English actor and a veteran of stage and screen. He also trained as an opera singer at the Northern School of Music. He made his theatrical debut in the 1950 production of "The Happiest Days of Your Life". He later became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1962-1966)...
25. Peter Burton Peter Burton Actor, A Clockwork Orange
26. Alethea Charlton Alethea Charlton Actress, Sam
27. Patric Doonan Patric Doonan Actor, The Man in the White Suit
28. Michael Carreras Michael Carreras Producer, Horror of Dracula
29. Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence Actress, A Room with a View
30. John Bailey John Bailey Actor, Existence
31. Douglas Muir Douglas Muir Actor, The Appleyards
32. John Profumo John Profumo Self, General Election
33. Betty Hardy Betty Hardy Actress, The Runaway Slave
34. Ben Williams Ben Williams Actor, 'Pimpernel' Smith
35. Richard Addinsell Richard Addinsell Composer, My Week with Marilyn English composer Richard Addinsell was born in 1904. After finishing his law studies at Oxford, he took a short course in music at the Royal College of Music in London and studied from 1929 to 1932 in Berlin and Vienna. From 1933 to 1935 he lived in the USA writing scores for the Hollywood studios.
36. Antoinette Cellier Antoinette Cellier Actress, Ourselves Alone
37. Monty Berman Monty Berman Producer, The Saint Monty Berman was a producer of popular action series for ITC in the 1960's and early 70's. He was born Nestor Montague Berman to Jewish parents in the poor Whitechapel district of London. After completing his education at the University College School, he joined the small Twickenham Studio as a camera assistant in 1922...
38. Nancie Jackson Nancie Jackson Actress, The Miser
39. Ewan MacColl Ewan MacColl Soundtrack, X-Men: Days of Future Past
40. Gwenda Wilson Gwenda Wilson Actress, Dangerous Afternoon
41. Harry Littlewood Harry Littlewood Actor, The Final Conflict
42. Iris Hoey Iris Hoey Actress, Pygmalion
43. Susan Maryott Susan Maryott Actress, Brothers in Law
44. Aidan Turner Aidan Turner Actor, Tom the Trader
45. Arthur Gomez Arthur Gomez Actor, On the Spot
46. Denis Thatcher Denis Thatcher Self, Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher
47. Barry MacKay Barry MacKay Actor, A Christmas Carol
48. Mercia Swinburne Mercia Swinburne Actress, Saraband
49. Ned Sherrin Ned Sherrin Producer, Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life
50. Alec Finter Alec Finter Actor, On Approval
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