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1. Agatha Christie Agatha Christie Writer, Witness for the Prosecution Agatha was born as "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller" in 1890 to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. Agatha was of American and British descent, her father being American and her mother British. Her father was a relatively affluent stockbroker. Agatha received home education from early childhood to when she turned 12-years-old in 1902...
2. George Michael George Michael Soundtrack, Beverly Hills Cop II George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician when he and school friend...
3. Gladys Cooper Gladys Cooper Actress, My Fair Lady Gladys Cooper was the daughter of journalist William Frederick Cooper and his wife Mabel Barnett. As a child she was very striking and was used as a photographic model beginning at six years old. She wanted to become an actress and started on that road in 1905 after being discovered by Seymour Hicks to tour with his company in "Bluebell in Fairyland"...
4. Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Writer, The Witches Roald Dahl was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children's writers of all time. He also wrote several screenplays. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, he attended British schools, but never went to university, opting to go work for the Shell Oil Company instead...
5. Michael Hordern Michael Hordern Actor, The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Following a brief teaching career, Michael Hordern made his stage debut in 1937. He made his film debut in 1939, but his career was stalled by WWII. He resumed his acting career in 1946, both in theatre and films. He hit his stride in the 1960s playing befuddled characters, particularly stuffy public officials. He was knighted in 1983.
6. Elizabeth Spriggs Elizabeth Spriggs Actress, Sense and Sensibility
7. Ronnie Barker Ronnie Barker Writer, The Two Ronnies Ronnie Barker's remarkable versatility as a performer can be traced back to his time in repertory theatre, where he was able to play a wide range of roles and develop his talent for accents, voices and verbal dexterity. It was during this time that he met Glenn Melvyn, who taught him how to stammer (something he would later use to great effect in the sitcom Open All Hours)...
8. Andy Gibb Andy Gibb Soundtrack, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle A blessing or a curse? Every silver lining has a cloud, yet sadly Andrew Roy Gibb had to find that out the hard way. Born the fifth and final child to parents Barbara (17 November 1920-12 August 2016) and Hugh Gibb (15 January 1916-6 March 1992) Andy grew up with his three older siblings dominating the music charts...
9. Walter Sparrow Walter Sparrow Actor, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves An English film and television actor best known for his appearance as Duncan in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner. Sparrow began his career as a stand-up comic before moving to acting with a period with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first film role was in 1964...
10. Moira Shearer Moira Shearer Actress, The Red Shoes Moira was born the daughter of Harold V. King in Dunfermline, Scotland. She was educated at Dunfermline High School, Ndola in Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) and Bearsden Academy, Scotland. She received her professional training at the Mayfair School and The Nicholas Legat Studio. She made her debut in the International Ballet with 1941 and then danced at Sadler's Wells in 1942...
11. C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis Writer, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 and brought up in a very strict, religious household. While he was quite young, his mother died of cancer but the "stiff upper lip" in favour at the time meant he wasn't allowed to grieve. He became an Oxford don and led a sheltered life. He seriously questioned his religious beliefs and finally left the church...
12. John Hallam John Hallam Actor, Flash Gordon Talented and diverse Irish born character actor whose career has embraced British institutions from Raffles to Dr Who. After apprenticing in provincial theatre this commanding, actor appeared in two contrasting war films in 1968 - The Charge of the Light Brigade and Carry On up the Khyber. His next two roles were equally diverse...
13. Peter Woodthorpe Peter Woodthorpe Actor, The Madness of King George Peter Woodthorpe was educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School in York and attended Magdalene College, Cambridge. He undertook National Service in the Royal Navy and made his debut as a professional actor in the theatre in 1955. His extensive and distinguished stage career included work with the Royal Shakespeare Company...
14. Beatrice Lillie Beatrice Lillie Actress, Thoroughly Modern Millie Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually took the girls to England to test the waters...
15. Celia Johnson Celia Johnson Actress, Brief Encounter
16. Norman Rodway Norman Rodway Actor, Chimes at Midnight
17. Judith Stott Judith Stott Actress, BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
18. George Martin George Martin Music Department, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Known best as the record producer for The Beatles, George Martin had a long and varied musical career, and continues to enjoy a rare reputation as one of popular music's true "nice guys." Martin was born into a working-class family in Drayton Park, England, on 3 January 1926. His classical music...
19. Constance Cummings Constance Cummings Actress, Blithe Spirit Coming from a musical family - her mother was a concert soprano - Constance Cummings made her show business debut in 1926 in regional stock theater, and by 1928 had appeared in her first Broadway play. Her success in the theater resulted in an invitation to Hollywood, where she went 1931. Although she played in more than 20 films...
20. John Howard Davies John Howard Davies Actor, Oliver Twist Juvenile actor in British films; later TV director (e.g. "Monty Python's Flying Circus").
21. Terence Longdon Terence Longdon Actor, Ben-Hur
22. Colin Dexter Colin Dexter Writer, Endeavour
23. Roy Boulting Roy Boulting Director, Seven Days to Noon
24. Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield Soundtrack, Pirate Radio Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960s onwards. Born in London to Irish parents, Dusty grew up in and around London. Her early work included an all-girl trio...
25. Roland Culver Roland Culver Actor, Thunderball
26. P.D. James P.D. James Writer, Children of Men
27. Diana King Diana King Actress, The Scarf
28. Marti Caine Marti Caine Actress, Family Fortunes Britain's clown queen of comedy during the 1980s, Marti Caine's brand of humour combined an appealing dizziness with an endearing vunerability. Often compared to America's Phyllis Diller, she paved the way for women working in British light entertainment, both in nightclubs and in television. Born Lynn Shepherd in Sheffield...
29. Alan MacDonald Alan MacDonald Production Designer, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
30. Naomi Plaskitt Naomi Plaskitt Actress, Wrath of Jealousy
31. Miranda Forbes Miranda Forbes Actress, Agatha Christie's Poirot
32. Anthony Hinds Anthony Hinds Producer, The Phantom of the Opera
33. Heathcote Williams Heathcote Williams Actor, Basic Instinct 2
34. Michael Sellers Michael Sellers Actor, I Like Money
35. Hugh Millais Hugh Millais Actor, McCabe & Mrs. Miller
36. Brian Aldiss Brian Aldiss Writer, A.I. Artificial Intelligence Brian Aldiss, author of the classic Helliconia trilogy, and the story on which Steven Spielberg's 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence was based, was one of Britain's most accomplished and versatile writers of science fiction. In a lifelong and prolific career, Aldiss, who died aged 92, produced more than 40 novels and almost as many short-story collections...
37. Geoffrey Household Geoffrey Household Writer, Man Hunt Educated at Clifton and Magdalen College, Oxford, novelist Geoffrey Household spent four years as a merchant banker in Romania. Bored, he left for Spain to sell bananas, and then arrived in the US in time for the Depression. After writing children's plays for US radio, he returned to the UK, but shortly afterward was traveling again...
38. Hana Maria Pravda Hana Maria Pravda Actress, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
39. Edwin Newman Edwin Newman Self, The Pelican Brief
40. Heather Canning Heather Canning Actress, Mystery and Imagination
41. Patrick Lichfield Patrick Lichfield Self, Mad Dogs and Englishmen
42. Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch Writer, A Severed Head
43. Cliff Owen Cliff Owen Director, The Avengers
44. Roger Hume Roger Hume Actor, A Fish Called Wanda Roger was the son of George Hume, former general manager of the William Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford. Started off as an ASM, and crewed on films. Extensive theatre experience, including his own one-man shows "Old Herbaceous", "Winston" and "Please Sir". Also frequent appearances on radio, notably as Bert Fry in "The Archers"...
45. John Harvey John Harvey Actor, The Borderers
46. Jay Douglas Jay Douglas Actor, Highway Patrol
47. Matthew Turpin Matthew Turpin Actor, What a Girl Wants
48. Christopher Barry Christopher Barry Director, The Tripods
49. John Spencer-Churchill John Spencer-Churchill Actor, Hamlet
50. Jules Furthman Jules Furthman Writer, To Have and Have Not Jules Furthman was a magazine and newspaper writer when he began writing for films in 1915. When the U.S. entered WWI Furthman used the name "Stephen Fox" for his screenplays because he thought his name sounded too German, but he reverted to his real name after the war. Furthman became one of the most prolific...
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