Welsh celebrity’s

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1. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

2. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

3. Gareth Bale

Actor | BT Sport: Take Them All On

Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits ...

4. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actress | Chicago

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a sweet factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her brothers are ...

5. Tom Ellis

Actor | Lucifer

Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor from Cardiff, Wales. He is best known for playing Gary Preston in the sitcom Miranda (2009-2015) and Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer (2016-2020).

Ellis was born in Cardiff, the son of Marilyn Jean (née Hooper) ...

6. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End...

7. Colin Jackson

Actor | Fast Girls

Colin Jackson was born on February 18, 1967 in Cardiff, Wales as Colin Ray Jackson. He is an actor, known for Fast Girls (2012), Commonwealth Games (1954) and Olympic Games (1936).

8. Suzanne Packer

Actress | Casualty

Suzanne Packer was born in 1962 in Cardiff, South Wales, UK as Suzanne Jackson. She is an actress and director, known for Casualty (1986), Casualty @ Holby City (2005) and Keeping Faith (2017).

9. Craig Roberts

Actor | Submarine

Craig Roberts is one of the most interesting, diverse and exciting young actors working today. He is known for his breakout role in Submarine, for which he won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor, the London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year, in addition to being ...

10. Sian Adey-Jones

Actress | A View to a Kill

Sian Adey-Jones was born in December 1957 in Bodfari, County Clwyd, Wales. She is an actress, known for A View to a Kill (1985).

11. Kim Ashfield Norton

Self | Miss Universe Pageant

Kim Ashfield Norton is an actress, known for Miss Universe Pageant (1980).

12. Amy Guy

Actress | The Flirting Club

Amy Guy was born on December 21, 1983 in Wales. She is an actress, known for The Flirting Club (2010), Gladiators (2008) and Gladiators Unleashed (2009). She has been married to Alexander Jovy since August 2010. They have one child.

13. Rachel Rice

Actress | Night Train to Venice

She has two elder brothers and one elder sister. She has wanted to act from an early age and has appeared in numerous television programs. She played the lead part of Guilia in the Italian film 'Mr. Dog' which was directed by Gianpaolo Tescari and was produced by the Imagine E Cinema production ...

14. Rosemarie Frankland

Actress | We Shall See

Rosemarie Frankland was a beautiful young girl in London, working behind the counter at Marks and Spencer, who ended up becoming Britain's first Miss World in 1961. She began an affair with Bob Hope that lasted more than twenty years. She even moved in to his home in Palm Springs at one point. ...

15. Boyd Clack

Actor | High Hopes

Boyd Clack was born on March 7, 1951 in Vancouver, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for High Hopes (2002), Risen (2010) and Under Milk Wood (2015).

16. Keith Allen

Actor | 24 Hour Party People

Keith Allen was born on September 2, 1953 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Keith Howell Charles Allen. He is an actor, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), The Others (2001) and Shallow Grave (1994).

17. Bennett Arron

Writer | Go for It

Bennett Arron is a writer and actor, known for Go for It (2016), Which Is Witch (2013) and The Slammer (2006).

18. Stanley Baker

Actor | Zulu

Stanley Baker was unusual star material to emerge during the Fifties - when impossibly handsome and engagingly romantic leading men were almost de rigueur. Baker was forged from a rougher mould. His was good-looking, but his features were angular, taut, austere and unwelcoming. His screen persona ...

19. Aneurin Barnard

Actor | Dunkirk

Aneurin Barnard was born on May 8, 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017), The Goldfinch (2019) and Cilla (2014).

20. Aneurin Bevan

Self | This Week

Aneurin Bevan was born on November 15, 1897 in Tredegar, South Wales, UK. He is known for his work on This Week (1956), Panorama (1953) and Small World (1958). He was married to Jennie Lee. He died on July 6, 1960 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England.

21. Hywel Bennett

Actor | Neverwhere

Hywel Bennett was born on April 8, 1944 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Hywel Thomas Bennett. He was an actor, known for Neverwhere (1996), Twisted Nerve (1968) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979). He was married to Sandra Layne Fulford and Cathy McGowan. He died on July 25, 2017 in Deal, ...

22. David Bower

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

David Bower was born in 1969 in Wales. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Shatter Dead (1994) and Drive Me to the End.

23. Rob Brydon

Actor | Marion & Geoff

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

24. Richard Burton

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Probably best-remembered for his turbulent personal life with Elizabeth Taylor (whom he married twice), Richard Burton was nonetheless also regarded as an often brilliant British actor of the post-WWII period.

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 into a Welsh (Cymraeg)-speaking family in ...

25. Richard Ian Cox

Actor | Dinotrux

Richard Ian Cox was born on October 3, 1973 in St. Asaph, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for Dinotrux (2015), Spy Kids: Mission Critical (2018) and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010). He has been married to Becky Cox since June 10, 2006. They have four children.

26. Timothy Dalton

Actor | The Living Daylights

At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping...

27. Josie D'Arby

Actress | The Glass Man

Josephine d'Arby was born and raised in South Wales. As a teenager she studied advanced improvisation at the Anna Scher Theatre, London. before moving on to graduate the 3 year acting course at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively in the UK as a TV host and in 1999 became ...

28. Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor | Torchwood

Gareth is an actor and singer. He fronts the metal progressive band called Blue Gillespie (previously known as "A Breath of Blue Fire").

Their first EP was "Cave Country" (December 2008) EP: "Cave Country Part 2" (August 2009) Album (debut): "Synesthesia" (May 2010) Album "Seven Rages of Man" (May ...

29. Garnon Davies

Actor | Hollyoaks

Garnon Davies was born on December 16, 1983 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales as Garnon John Davies. He is an actor, known for Hollyoaks (1995), Hollyoaks Later (2008) and Da Vinci's Demons (2013).

30. Richard Davies

Actor | Zulu

Richard Davies was born Dennis Wilfred Davies on January 25, 1926 in Dowlais, Wales.

In a television era unabashed at employing cultural and racial stereotypes for easy and often dubious humour, Richard Davies grew accustomed to finding himself typecast as irascible Welshmen perpetually bothered and...

31. Ryan Davies

Actor | Under Milk Wood

Ryan Davies was born on January 22, 1937 in Black Mountains, Wales. He was an actor and writer, known for Under Milk Wood (1971), Ryan and Ronnie (1971) and Churchill's People (1974). He died on April 22, 1977 in New York, USA.

32. Windsor Davies

Actor | It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Windsor Davies was born on August 28, 1930 in Canning Town, London, England. He was an actor, known for It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Ring Out an Alibi (1964) and Carry On England (1976). He was married to Eluned (Lynne) Evans. He died on January 17, 2019 in the UK.

33. Robert East

Actor | Emma

Robert East was born on July 7, 1943 in Porthcawl, Wales as Robert Gwynne East. He is an actor, known for Emma (1972), Spooks (2002) and The Last King (2003).

34. Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Actress | Peaky Blinders

Aimee-Ffion Edwards (born 21 November 1987) is a Welsh actress from Newport, Wales. She is known for playing Sketch in Skins, Esme in Peaky Blinders, Sophie in Detectorists and Abi in Loaded.

Aimee-Ffion Edwards was born in Newport, Wales. She attended Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd (Newport Welsh medium ...

35. Maudie Edwards

Actress | My Learned Friend

Maudie Edwards was born on October 16, 1906 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales as Elizabeth Maud Edwards. She is known for her work on My Learned Friend (1943), I'll Be Your Sweetheart (1945) and Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945). She was married to Walter Galpin Nicholas-Marcy. She died on March 24, 1991...

36. Taron Egerton

Actor | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Taron Egerton is a British actor and singer, known for his roles in the British television series The Smoke, the 2014 action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the film Rocketman (2019). He has also played Edward Brittain in the 2014 drama film Testament of Youth, appeared in the 2015 ...

37. Peg Entwistle

Actress | Thirteen Women

Peg Entwistle's name as her birth occurred, was Lillian Millicent Entwistle, on Wednesday, July 1st, 1908 in Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom. Growing up, she was interested in the stage and when she became older she worked primarily as a stage actress. Peg wanted to have a shot at Hollywood. She...

38. Clifford Evans

Actor | The Mutiny of the Elsinore

Clifford Evans was born on February 17, 1912 in Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales as Clifford George Evans. He was an actor and producer, known for Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937), The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) and Courageous Mr. Penn (1942). He was married to Hermione Hannen. He died on June 9, 1985 in...

39. Pam Ferris

Actress | Matilda

Pam Ferris was born on May 11, 1948 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany as Pamela E. Ferris. She is an actress, known for Matilda (1996), Children of Men (2006) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). She has been married to Roger Frost since August 1986.

40. Huw Garmon

Actor | Killer Elite

Huw Garmon was born in October 1966 in Anglesey, Wales. He is known for his work on Killer Elite (2011), Hedd Wyn (1992) and A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013).

41. Colin George

Actor | Wong Fei Hung

Graduating from Oxford, Colin George started a touring Shakespeare Company. Before you could say "To be or not to be" he had played Romeo, Petruchio, Bassanio, Cassius, and Henry V - the latter on BBC television. Having added Hamlet and Brutus to his Shakespeare roles, in his forties he turned to ...

42. Hugh Griffith

Actor | Ben-Hur

Enjoyably larger-than-life character actor Hugh Emrys Griffith was born in Marianglas, Anglesey, North Wales, to Mary (Williams) and William Griffith. Griffith left the world of banking (having been employed as a teller) after winning a scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ...

43. Kenneth Griffith

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Kenneth Griffith was born on October 12, 1921 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales as Kenneth Griffiths. He is known for his work on Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), I'm All Right Jack (1959) and A Night to Remember (1958). He was married to Doria Noar, Joan Stock and Carole Hagar. He died on June 25,...

44. Ioan Gruffudd

Actor | Fantastic Four

Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (1974). He attended the ...

45. Edmund Gwenn

Actor | Miracle on 34th Street

There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...

46. Mike Gwilym

Actor | Priest of Love

Mike Gwilym was born on March 5, 1949 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Priest of Love (1981), Theatre Night (1985) and The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986).

47. Robert Gwilym

Actor | Soldier Soldier

Robert Gwilym was born in December 1956 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Soldier Soldier (1991), Casualty (1986) and Much Ado About Nothing (1984).

48. William Squire

Actor | The Lord of the Rings

William Squire was born on April 29, 1916 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales as William Arthur Squire. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), Doctor Who (1963) and Where Eagles Dare (1968). He was married to Juliet Harmer and Betty P. Dixon. He died on May 3, 1989 in London, England.

49. Doris Hare

Actress | On the Buses

Doris Hare was born on March 1, 1905 in Bargoed, Monmouthshire, Wales as Doris Breamer Hare. She was an actress, known for On the Buses (1969), The Avengers (1961) and Second Best (1994). She was married to John Fraser Roberts. She died on May 30, 2000 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, ...

50. Richard Harrington

Actor | Hinterland

Richard Harrington was born on March 12, 1975 in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, UK. He is an actor and writer, known for Hinterland (2013), Spooks (2002) and Wales Playhouse (1990).

51. Georgia Henshaw

Actress | Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Georgia Henshaw was born in Swansea, South Wales. She first started acting in 2004 when she was just 11, but is best known for her role as a member of 'The Ace Gang', Rosie in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, her one off episode on TV series Skins playing JJ's head strong love interest, Lara, ...

52. Donald Houston

Actor | Clash of the Titans

Sandy-haired Welsh actor who served in the RAF during World War II and hit paydirt and stardom with his first two British films, The Blue Lagoon (1949) with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness, maintaining his career with lesser distinction in bawdy comedies and ...

53. Glyn Houston

Actor | Wideawake

The younger brother of matinee idol Donald Houston attended elementary school in Wales but was largely self-educated with a love of sports and a strong leaning towards the arts and humanities. Glyn's working life began on his grandmother's milk round in Tonypandy. After leaving the Rhondda Valley ...

54. Aneirin Hughes

Actor | Cameleon

Aneirin Hughes was born on May 8, 1958 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He is an actor, known for Cameleon (1997), EastEnders (1985) and Under Milk Wood (2015).

55. Gareth Hughes

Actor | Eyes of Youth

William John Hughes was Wales' first Broadway and Hollywood star! He began acting at a very young age, first in Wales, then later at 17 years of age he went to London to pursue his passion for acting. He later joined the Welsh Players and traveled on tour with them to America. When they returned to...

56. Nerys Hughes

Actress | The Liver Birds

Nerys Hughes was born on November 8, 1941 in Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales. She is an actress and producer, known for The Liver Birds (1969), Doctor Who (1963) and Festival (1963). She has been married to Patrick Turley since 1972. They have two children.

57. Rhys Ifans

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in...

58. Emrys James

Actor | Dragonslayer

Emrys James was born on September 1, 1928 in Machynlleth, Wales as Robert Emrys James. He was an actor, known for Dragonslayer (1981), The Scarlet and the Black (1965) and The Rise and Fall of César Birotteau (1965). He was married to Sian James. He died on February 5, 1989 in Evesham, ...

59. Hywel John

Actor | Great Performances

Hywel John is an actor, known for Great Performances (1971), The Grind (2012) and The IT Crowd (2006).

60. Margaret John

Actress | Run Fatboy Run

Margaret John was born on December 14, 1926 in Swansea, Wales. She was an actress, known for Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007), Game of Thrones (2011) and The District Nurse (1984). She was married to Ben Thomas. She died on February 2, 2011 in Swansea.

61. Glynis Johns

Actress | Mary Poppins

Husky voiced Glynis is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in playing ...

62. Mervyn Johns

Actor | The Master of Ballantrae

Mervyn Johns was born on February 18, 1899 in Pembroke, Wales as David Mervyn Johns. He was an actor, known for The Master of Ballantrae (1953), A Christmas Carol (1951) and Dead of Night (1945). He was married to Diana Churchill and Alice Maud Steele Wareham. He died on September 6, 1992 in ...

63. Gary Jones

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Gary Jones was born on January 4, 1958 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and The Sentinel (1996). He is married to Meg Cameron. They have three children. He was previously married to Greta Headley.

64. Ruth Jones

Actress | Stella

Born in Bridgend, South Wales. Attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. Trained at Warwick University (BA in Drama and Theatre Studies) then actor training at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Television includes Fat Friends (2000) series I, II,III,IV, Tales from Pleasure Beach (2001) for ...

65. Terry Jones

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show (1966) for television, ...

66. Eddie Ladd

Actor | The District Nurse

Eddie Ladd is an actor, known for The District Nurse (1984) and A Mind to Kill (1994).

67. Kate Lamb

Actress | Call the Midwife

Kate was born in Wales and grew up in the seaside town of Tenby, Pembrokeshire. When she was 16 she attended Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Swaziland where she studied the International Baccalaureate. She studied at Bristol University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (...

68. Gwilym Lee

Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody

Gwilym Lee was born on November 24, 1983 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Fresh Meat (2011) and The Tourist (2010).

69. 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 ...

70. Bernard Lloyd

Actor | The Young Victoria

Bernard Lloyd was born on January 30, 1934 in Newport, South Wales, UK. He was an actor, known for The Young Victoria (2009), Mr. John Jorrocks (1966) and A Christmas Carol (1999). He died on December 12, 2018 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

71. Philip Madoc

Actor | The Avengers

Philip Madoc was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and attended Twyn School. He became interested in acting when he was a teenager. He studied at the University of Vienna and pursued a theatrical career by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the 1960s, he became a familiar face on ...

72. Ruth Madoc

Actress | Fiddler on the Roof

Ruth Madoc was born on April 16, 1943 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Ruth Llewellyn. She is an actress, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Hi-de-Hi! (1980) and Under Milk Wood (1971). She has been married to John Jackson since April 3, 1982. She was previously married to Philip Madoc.

73. Steve Meo

Actor | High Hopes

Steve Meo was born in 1977 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor, known for High Hopes (2002), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001) and Grownups (2006).

74. Dylan Thomas

Soundtrack | Interstellar

Dylan Thomas was born at the start of the First World War in the "ugly, lovely town" of Swansea, an industrial, coastal town on the South Wales Coast. He published his first volume of poetry, "Eighteen poems" in 1934 and went on to write many more volumes of poetry as well as many short stories, ...

75. Ray Milland

Actor | The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor.

Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred ...

76. Eve Myles

Actress | Torchwood

Eve Myles was born on July 26, 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Wales. She is an actress, known for Torchwood (2006), Dragon Age II (2011) and Keeping Faith (2017). She has been married to Bradley Freegard since May 18, 2013. They have two children.

77. Kimberley Nixon

Actress | Wild Child

Kimberley Nixon was born on September 24, 1985 in Bristol, England. She is an actress, known for Wild Child (2008), Black Death (2010) and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008).

78. Jonny Owen

Producer | I Believe in Miracles

Jonny Owen was born on July 4, 1971 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales as Jonathan Tudor Owen. He is a producer and actor, known for I Believe in Miracles (2015), The Aberfan Disaster (2006) and Svengali (2013).

79. Kai Owen

Actor | Torchwood

Kai Owen was born on September 4, 1975 in Conwy, Wales as Matthew Mark Stevens. He is an actor, known for Torchwood (2006), Hollyoaks (1995) and Rocket Man (2005).

80. Joanna Page

Actress | Love Actually

Joanna Page was born on March 23, 1978 in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales as Joanna Louise Page. She is an actress, known for Love Actually (2003), From Hell (2001) and Gavin & Stacey (2007). She has been married to James Thornton since December 6, 2003. They have three children.

81. Siân Phillips

Actress | Dune

Veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius (1976), and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune (1984). Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly.

...

82. Tom Price

Actor | Hereafter

Tom Price was born on July 12, 1980 in the UK. He is known for his work on Hereafter (2010), Torchwood (2006) and The Five (2016).

83. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as one of the greatest on both stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly ...

85. Angharad Rees

Actress | Poldark

Angharad Rees was born on July 16, 1944 in Edgware, Middlesex, England as Angharad Mary Rees. She was an actress, known for Poldark (1975), Under Milk Wood (1971) and The Avengers (1961). She was married to David McAlpine and Christopher Cazenove. She died on July 21, 2012 in Knightsbridge, London,...

86. Roger Rees

Actor | Frida

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...

87. Iwan Rheon

Actor | Game of Thrones

Iwan Rheon (born 13 May 1985) is a Welsh actor, singer and musician, best known for portraying Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits (2009) and Ash Weston in the ITV sitcom Vicious (2013).

Rheon was born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. When he...

88. Steffan Rhodri

Actor | Submarine

Steffan Rhodri was born in 1967 in Morriston, Swansea, Wales. He is an actor, known for Submarine (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Wonder Woman (2017).

89. Ieuan Rhys

Actor | Da Vinci's Demons

Aberdare born Ieuan trained at the Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama

Theatre work includes 'People'( National Theatre), A Provincial Life (National Theatre Wales), 12 productions for The Wales Theatre Company (Michael Bogdanov), My Fair Lady (Aberystwyth Arts)The Merry Wives of Windsor (Ludlow ...

90. Matthew Rhys

Actor | The Americans

Matthew Rhys was born on November 8, 1974 in Cardiff, Wales as Matthew Rhys Evans. He is an actor and director, known for The Americans (2013), The Post (2017) and Burnt (2015).

91. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles ...

92. Ieuan Rhys Williams

Actor | Barbara in Black

Ieuan Rhys Williams was born on October 27, 1909 in Ystalyfera, West Glamorgan, Wales. He was an actor, known for Barbara in Black (1962), Moulded in Earth (1965) and Festival (1963). He died in 1973 in Cardiff, Wales.

93. Matt Ryan

Actor | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ryan was born in Swansea, the son of Steve (a postman turned record producer) and Maria Evans, a dance teacher. He attended schools in Penyrheol before moving on to Gorseinon College, where he completed a BTEC Performing Arts course. He graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2003 and joined the ...

94. Michael Sheen

Actor | Masters of Sex

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus".

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales...

96. Steve Speirs

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Steve Speirs was born on February 22, 1965 in Troedyrhiw, near Merthyr Tydfil, Wales as Steven Roberts. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Eragon (2006). He has been married to Joanna since ...

97. Victor Spinetti

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Comic eccentric and gifted raconteur, Victor Spinetti was born in Wales on September 2, 1929, the son of Giuseppe Spinetti and Lily (Watson) Spinetti. He was educated at Monmouth School. Initially interested in a teaching degree, he turned to acting instead and studied for the stage at the College ...

98. Gareth Thomas

Actor | Blake's 7

Gareth Thomas was born on February 12, 1945 in Wales as Gareth Daniel Noake Thomas. He was an actor, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Knights of God (1987) and Torchwood (2006). He was married to Linda. He died on April 13, 2016 in the UK.

99. Talfryn Thomas

Actor | St. Ives

Talfryn Thomas was born on October 31, 1922 in Swansea, Wales as John Talfryn Thomas. He was an actor, known for St. Ives (1967), Survivors (1975) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Barbara. He died on November 4, 1982.

100. William Thomas

Actor | Torchwood

William Thomas is an actor, known for Torchwood (2006), Twin Town (1997) and The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981).



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