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1. Peter Cushing Peter Cushing Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was attracted to acting...
2. Richard Marquand Richard Marquand Director, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
3. Ian Fleming Ian Fleming Writer, Skyfall Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news agency Reuters as a journalist...
4. William Hartnell William Hartnell Actor, Doctor Who William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states. At age 16 he was adopted by Hugh Blaker...
5. Donald Sinden Donald Sinden Actor, Never the Twain The son of a country chemist, the British actor Donald Sinden intended to pursue a career in architecture but was spotted in an amateur theatrical production and asked to join a company that entertained the troops during World War II (Sinden was rejected for naval service because of asthma). Following a brief training at drama school...
6. Oskar Homolka Oskar Homolka Actor, Sabotage Because of his heavy generically "European" accent and Slavic-sounding surname (not an uncommon one among Czechs or Slovaks), many people assumed Oscar Homolka was Eastern European or Russian. In fact, he was born in Vienna (then Austria-Hungary), the multicultural capital of a large multi-ethnic empire at the time...
7. John Le Mesurier John Le Mesurier Actor, Dad's Army The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law. However, acting was his true calling, and at age 20, with his parents' approval, he began his acting career by studying drama at the Fay Compton School of Acting...
8. Tony Haygarth Tony Haygarth Actor, Chicken Run Instantly recognisable, often bearded Liverpudlian character actor who has been regularly featured on stage and screen in period productions, police dramas, sitcoms and soaps during a career spanning five decades. Extremely prolific and versatile, he has taken on just about any type of role, merrily alternating between bellicose...
9. Michael Billington Michael Billington Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
10. Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Writer, A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens' father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and because of this the family had to move from place to place: Plymouth, London, Chatham. It was a large family and despite hard work, his father couldn't earn enough money. In 1823 he was arrested for debt and Charles had to start working in a factory...
11. Percy Herbert Percy Herbert Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai The massive brooding face and nose of British actor Percy Herbert is familiar to movie goers and TV audiences alike. A seemingly unlikely stage discovery by no one less than the great Dame Sybil Thorndike of British theater, Herbert moved into movie roles by the early 1950s. Initially fitting in as a featured cockney character...
12. Robert Knox Robert Knox Actor, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Son of Colin and Sally Knox. Brother of Jamie Knox. Stabbed to death in bar brawl in London on 24 May 2008, while protecting his 16-year-old brother, four days after his last scene on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was shot. His attacker was convicted of his murder on 4 March 2009.
13. Arthur Brough Arthur Brough Actor, Are You Being Served? The English actor Arthur Brough, who achieved fame as senior clothing salesman Mr. Grainger on the BBC-TV comedy series Are You Being Served? in the 1970s, after almost half-a-century on the stage, was born Frederick Arthur Baker on February 26, 1905 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. After indulging in amateur theatrics with future star Alistair Sim...
14. Charles Hawtrey Charles Hawtrey Actor, Carry on Camping Coming from a theatrical family (although not related to the famous Edwardian actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, he did "borrow" his last name), Charles Hawtrey made his stage debut at age 11 after having spent several years in a prestigious acting school. A string of stage roles followed, and by 1929 his success led him to move into radio...
15. Peaches Geldof Peaches Geldof Self, Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! A Tribute to Michael Jackson
16. Syan Blake Syan Blake Actress, EastEnders
17. Edith Evans Edith Evans Actress, The Nun's Story Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Old Vic...
18. Judith Furse Judith Furse Actress, Black Narcissus
19. Katie Johnson Katie Johnson Actress, The Ladykillers British character actress, on stage from 1894. Her many notable theatrical appearances include "Little Lord Fauntleroy" at the Prince's Theatre in Bristol, and, as Lady McClean, in "Escape Me Never" at the Apollo in London (1933) - a part she subsequently took to Broadway two years later. Until well into her seventies...
20. Duncan Lamont Duncan Lamont Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
21. Larry Martyn Larry Martyn Actor, Spring & Autumn
22. Janet Davies Janet Davies Actress, Dad's Army
23. Dermot Walsh Dermot Walsh Actor, Richard the Lionheart Dublin-born stage actor, producer and writer Dermot Walsh was the son of a journalist and educated at Dublin's St. Mary's College and National University, initially focusing on law. He studied drama at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting and built up his reputation performing at the Gate Theatre in Dublin...
24. Eric Barker Eric Barker Actor, The Eric Barker Half-Hour One of the most familiar faces in British comedy, Eric Barker got his start in show business during World War II, when he was part of the armed forces radio show "Merry Go Round". After the war the show continued, though renamed "The Waterlogged Spa", with Barker and his wife, Pearl Hackney. The show's success led to Barker's starring in other radio shows...
25. Anthony Collin Anthony Collin Actor, Threads
26. Joyce Redman Joyce Redman Actress, Tom Jones
27. Basil Henson Basil Henson Actor, Darling Basil Henson was a prominent stage actor in Britain for over 40 years. His love of theatre began at the age of 12 while playing "Portia" at St. Cuthbert's Prep School. After World War II broke out, he joined the Indian Army and was a Major with the Royal Gharwal Rifles. His professional stage debut was in 1946 at the London Casino...
28. Stanley Lebor Stanley Lebor Actor, Flash Gordon
29. Gerard McLarnon Gerard McLarnon Actor, Saloon Bar
30. Frank Tidy Frank Tidy Cinematographer, Under Siege
31. Jeremy Silberston Jeremy Silberston Director, Brookside
32. Danny La Rue Danny La Rue Self, The Merry Mishaps of Mr. Bean
33. Eileen Way Eileen Way Actress, The Vikings
34. Hilda Schroder Hilda Schroder Actress, A Comedy of Good and Evil
35. Sonia Dresdel Sonia Dresdel Actress, The Fallen Idol
36. Marie Hemingway Marie Hemingway Actress, A Master of Men
37. Richard Warner Richard Warner Actor, Crown Court
38. Maurice Bush Maurice Bush Actor, Scars of Dracula
39. Blake Butler Blake Butler Actor, And Now the Screaming Starts!
40. Caron Keating Caron Keating Self, 4th Dimension Blonde; game for a laugh; much-loved Northern Irish children's TV presenter and daughter of TV star Gloria Hunniford who is best remembered for presenting Blue Peter. Caron was one of the most popular Blue Peter presenters in the show's long history. She gave the show a modern edge during her four year stint on the show between 1986-1990...
41. Dave Lee Dave Lee Actor, Sinderella Live David Legge MBE (1947 - 16 January 2012), known as Dave Lee, was a British comedian known for his work in pantomimes around Kent and his work on television. Lee also founded his own charity (Happy Holidays) to help disadvantaged children. During his lifetime, it raised £2 million for many of Kent's sick...
42. Charles Oliver Charles Oliver Actor, The Lady Vanishes
43. Ann Tirard Ann Tirard Actress, The Witches
44. Antony Marsh Antony Marsh Actor, There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
45. Oliver Postgate Oliver Postgate Writer, Bagpuss
46. Stephanie Gathercole Stephanie Gathercole Actress, Are You Being Served?
47. Pearl Hackney Pearl Hackney Actress, The Eric Barker Half-Hour
48. Tim Barrett Tim Barrett Actor, The Mummy's Shroud
49. Diana Sinden Diana Sinden Actress, The Harpist
50. Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood Writer, Tales of Mystery
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