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1. Maurice Evans Maurice Evans Actor, Planet of the Apes A grand, robust, highly theatrical British classical actor, Maurice Evans was the son of a justice of the peace who enjoyed amateur playwriting on the side. In fact, his father adapted several adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels and Evans would often appear in them. Early interest also came in London choirs as a boy tenor...
2. Kay Hammond Kay Hammond Actress, Blithe Spirit Delightful, sophisticated English actress, daughter of the distinguished thespian Sir Guy Standing. Kay trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and was taught elocution by Mrs. Patrick Campbell. She made her theatrical debut in "Tilly of Bloomsbury" in 1927. Within just a few years, she had established herself as a regular on the West End stage...
3. Tom Bell Tom Bell Actor, The Krays Tom Bell was one of the UK's finest actors but he never achieved the star billing or recognition he so richly deserved. His career spanned some 50 years. Time and time again, Bell gave memorable performances. From the able seaman ordered to be flogged by a sadistic officer, played by Dirk Bogarde, in the film...
4. Flora Robson Flora Robson Actress, Black Narcissus Flora Robson knew she was no beauty, but her wise and sympathetic face would become a familiar - indeed, shining - ornament of the 1930s and 40s silver screen. Though not sure of acting as a career in her early years, she nevertheless appeared on stage for the first time at 5 years old. She was educated...
5. Desmond Llewelyn Desmond Llewelyn Actor, GoldenEye 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...
6. Jon Finch Jon Finch Actor, Frenzy Dark, broodingly handsome Jon Finch was the son of a merchant banker. His first stage role was in elementary school at age 13 playing a Roman noblewoman(!). After gaining experience in amateur theatre groups and following a short stint with a folk singing group, he suddenly left for military service at age 18...
7. Sebastian Shaw Sebastian Shaw Actor, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Though primarily a stage actor, Sebastian Shaw appeared in some forty film and television productions from 1930 to 1991. Born on May 29, 1905 in Holt, Norfolk, England, he first appeared on stage as a child in 1913, graduating to lead roles by the late 1920s. It was in 1930 that he made his first film appearance in Caste...
8. Nigel Green Nigel Green Actor, The Ipcress File The character actor Nigel Green, born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1924, was educated in England and studied chemical engineering before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. By age 24, he was appearing on stage at both the Old Vic and Stratford-on-Avon, and in the early 1950s...
9. John Clements John Clements Actor, Gandhi John Clements hailed from southern England and was educated at St Paul's School in London and St John's College, Cambridge. His acting aspiration prompted his first stage appearance at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 1930 in the play "Out of the Blue". Through the 1930s, he continued to develop his acting skills touring with the Ben Greet Company...
10. Marius Goring Marius Goring Actor, The Red Shoes The son of Dr. Charles Buckman Goring M.D. and Kate Winifred (nee MacDonald). Marius Goring was educated at Perse School, Cambridge, England and at the Universities of Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Paris. He studied for the stage under Harcourt Williams at the Old Vic dramatic school, London. His first stage appearance was at Cambridge in 1925 in "Crossings"...
11. Cecil Parker Cecil Parker Actor, The Lady Vanishes An air of almost smug disdain would hang over his characters like a grey cloud. Yet he could end up being a ray of sunshine with that cloud. Stage or screen, comedy or drama, playing butler or Lord Commander, Englishman Cecil Parker was born in 1897 and took an avid interest in performing following his discharge from World War I military service...
12. Fay Compton Fay Compton Actress, The Haunting
13. Dora Bryan Dora Bryan Actress, A Taste of Honey
14. Harry H. Corbett Harry H. Corbett Actor, Steptoe and Son Harry H Corbett (he added the "H" to avoid being confused with Sooty's friend) was born in Burma in 1925. His father was an officer in the army. His mother died when he was very young and he moved to England as a child and was brought up in Manchester by an aunt. After his war service, he joined a repertory company and during the 1950s appeared in many stage productions...
15. Spike Milligan Spike Milligan Actor, Q5 Spike was born an 'Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the British Raj in India. Educated in a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and at Lewisham Polytechnic in England, he spent his formative years playing the fool and playing the trumpet in local jazz bands. He joined the British Army himself (under protest if you believe his auto-biogs) as a conscript at the outbreak of WWII...
16. Elizabeth Allan Elizabeth Allan Actress, A Tale of Two Cities
17. Patsy Rowlands Patsy Rowlands Actress, Tom Jones Born in 1931, she attended a succession of Convent Schools without any sense of direction until a new elocution teacher recognised her potential, and encouraged her to apply for a Guildhall School of Speech and Drama scholarship. She won it when she was just 15, coming top in the whole of England. ...
18. Janet Brown Janet Brown Actress, For Your Eyes Only
19. Zara Nutley Zara Nutley Actress, Mind Your Language
20. Alfred Lynch Alfred Lynch Actor, The Hill Alfred Lynch was born in the East End of London in 1931. Born the son of a plumber, he quit school to become a draughtsman's apprentice. After doing his National Service in the Army he began to train as an actor, coming out as a real talent of British cinema with critically acclaimed roles in Coventry and the Royal Court in London...
21. Louis Mansi Louis Mansi Actor, 'Allo 'Allo!
22. Terence Morgan Terence Morgan Actor, Sir Francis Drake
23. Denys Hawthorne Denys Hawthorne Actor, Emma
24. Troy Kennedy-Martin Troy Kennedy-Martin Writer, The Italian Job
25. Gillian Lind Gillian Lind Actress, The Common Room
26. Ralph Michael Ralph Michael Actor, Empire of the Sun
27. Paul Bhattacharjee Paul Bhattacharjee Actor, Casino Royale
28. David Watkin David Watkin Cinematographer, Out of Africa David Watkin was born on March 23rd 1925 to a middle class family in Kent, England. Being fond of classical music, he originally wanted to become a pianist despite the lack of support from his religious father. Watkin served shortly in World War II before finally beginning his career in cinema. His...
29. Edward Chapman Edward Chapman Actor, Things to Come
30. Clare Cathcart Clare Cathcart Actress, Hotel Splendide
31. Jack May Jack May Actor, The Man Who Would Be King
32. Rod Hull Rod Hull Actor, Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show
33. Ronald Adam Ronald Adam Actor, The Haunting Ronald Adam was a man who combined an acting career with an extra-ordinary military career that encompassed being a victim of the Red Baron in World War One to taking his revenge as an RAF fighter controller in the Battle of Britain. Born Ronald George Hinings Adams on the last day of 1896, he was educated at University College...
34. Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes Actress, The Family Way
35. Maureen Crombie Maureen Crombie Actress, The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery Maureen Crombie was born on the 6th January 1943 as Maureen Blott. She graduated from RADA in 1962 and went straight into the play 'Believe it or Not' at a theatre in Coventry. Then into films where on the set of 'Joey Boy' she met 'Steptoe and Son' actor Harry H Corbett whom she later married. They had two children together...
36. Robert Arnold Robert Arnold Actor, Dixon of Dock Green Robert Arnold worked on a local newspaper in Stamford before joining the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the early 1950s. He then went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon where he met his wife, the actress June Brown. They appeared in several productions together. He appeared in two films...
37. Charles Urban Charles Urban Producer, Combatting the Elements
38. Roy Skelton Roy Skelton Actor, Rainbow English stage, screen and voice actor. Worked at the Oldham Coliseum before joining the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Subsequently acted in repertory theatre and at the West End. Later started to work for the BBC. From 1967 to 1988, voiced many a Dalek (as well as Cybermen) in "Doctor Who".
39. Derek Ware Derek Ware Actor, Doctor Who
40. Harry Harrison Harry Harrison Writer, Soylent Green
41. Merle Tottenham Merle Tottenham Actress, Night Must Fall
42. Dudley Stevens Dudley Stevens Actor, The Good Old Days
43. Michael Balcon Michael Balcon Producer, Kind Hearts and Coronets Michael Balcon started in films as a distributor, then a producer from the early 1920s, helping to launch the career of Alfred Hitchcock. In the 1930s, Balcon was prominent in building up a huge annual production programme of films for both Gainsborough and Gaumont-British. Head of MGM-British, 1936-38...
44. Joe Black Joe Black Actor, ...And the Band Played On
45. Hilda Braid Hilda Braid Actress, EastEnders
46. Mackenzie Ward Mackenzie Ward Actor, Doing Phil a Favor
47. Donald Eccles Donald Eccles Actor, The Wicker Man
48. Simon Oates Simon Oates Actor, Doomwatch
49. Ingeborg von Kusserow Ingeborg von Kusserow Actress, Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
50. Wilfred Pickles Wilfred Pickles Actor, Billy Liar
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