Film people I've spotted or met in real life

by MaxTheMovieGuy | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public

As well as celebrities elsewhere in the business.

1. Bud Luckey

Actor | The Incredibles

Bud Luckey was born on July 28, 1934 in Billings, Montana, USA as William Everett Luckey. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Toy Story 3 (2010). He died on February 24, 2018 in Newtown, Connecticut, USA.

At the National Film Theatre in 2004, presenting his short film, Boundin'

2. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

At the National Film Theatre/BFI Southbank in 2004, hosting a masterclass for The Incredibles at the London Film Festival, and there again in a Q&A for Incredibles 2 in June 2018

3. Cory Edwards

Writer | Hoodwinked!

Cory Edwards was born on August 21, 1968 in Anderson, Indiana, USA as John Corwin Edwards. He is a writer and actor, known for Hoodwinked! (2005), Chillicothe (1999) and Welcome to Skary. He has been married to Vicki Edwards since April 23, 1994. They have two children.

At the National Film Theatre in 2006, hosting a workshop and answering questions for Hoodwinked

4. Dawn French

Actress | French and Saunders

Dawn French was born on October 11, 1957 in Holyhead, Wales as Dawn Roma French. She is an actress and writer, known for French and Saunders (1987), The Vicar of Dibley (1994) and Coraline (2009). She has been married to Mark Bignell since April 20, 2013. She was previously married to Lenny Henry.

In front of our car at a holiday in Cornwall

5. Lenny Henry

Actor | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Lenworth George Henry was born on August 29, 1958, in Dudley, West Midlands in England to a family of Jamaican immigrants. He made his TV debut on a talent show called "New Faces" in 1975 at the age of 16. He won and went on to things such as The Fosters (1976) and Tiswas (1974), which was when his...

In front of our car at a holiday in Cornwall

6. Bradley Walsh

Actor | Coronation Street

Bradley Walsh was born on June 4, 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Coronation Street (1960), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). He has been married to Donna Derby since 1997. They have one child.

At a water park in Portugal

7. Ron Clements

Writer | Hercules

Ron Clements was born on April 25, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA as Ronald Francis Clements. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Tamara Lee Glumace since February 25, 1989.

At the BFI Southbank in 2010, in a Q&A for The Princess and the Frog, and in 2016 in a Q&A for Moana

8. John Musker

Writer | Hercules

John Musker was born on November 8, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Edward Musker. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and Moana (2016). He has been married to Gale Warren since September 22, 1979. They have three children.

At the BFI Southbank in 2010, in a Q&A for The Princess and the Frog, and in 2016 in a Q&A for Moana

9. Anika Noni Rose

Actress | The Princess and the Frog

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose recently finished filming the lead role of the pilot episode Beast Mode (TBS / Macro), which is based on life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Anika is also serving as Co-Executive Producer.

In 2018, Anika starred in the title role of 'Carmen Jones' in John ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2010, in a Q&A for The Princess and the Frog

10. Lee Unkrich

Editor | Coco

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2010, in a Q&A for Toy Story 3

11. Darla K. Anderson

Producer | Coco

Darla K. Anderson was born as Darla Kay Anderson.

At the BFI Southbank in 2010, in a Q&A for Toy Story 3, and after a Q&A for Monsters University in 2013

12. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2011, in a Q&A for Cars 2

13. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Near the Greenwich Theatre in 2011, after an interview

14. James Bobin

Writer | Muppets Most Wanted

James Bobin was born in 1972 in Hampshire, England. He is a writer and director, known for Muppets Most Wanted (2014), The Muppets (2011) and Flight of the Conchords (2007).

At the BFI Southbank in 2012, in a LOCO Q&A for The Muppets

15. Frank Langella

Actor | Frost/Nixon

Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent.

A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey...

At the Odeon West End in 2012, in a LFF Q&A for Robot & Frank

16. Benjamin Renner

Director | Ernest et Célestine

Benjamin Renner is a director and writer, known for Ernest & Celestine (2012), The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales... (2017) and A Mouse's Tale (2008).

At the Odeon West End in 2012, in a LFF Q&A for Ernest & Celestine

17. Rich Moore

Director | Wreck-It Ralph

Rich Moore was born on May 10, 1963 in Oxnard, California, USA. He is known for his work on Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Zootopia (2016) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, in a Q&A for Wreck-It Ralph

18. Sarah Silverman

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Silverman will next be seen in both The Book of Henry and The Lonely Island's Popstar: Never Stop ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, in a Q&A for Wreck-It Ralph

19. Dan Scanlon

Writer | Monsters University

Dan Scanlon was born on June 21, 1976 in Michigan, USA as Daniel Michael Scanlon. He is known for his work on Monsters University (2013), Tracy (2009) and Inside Out (2015). He is married to Michele Dahl Harrell.

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, in a Q&A for Monsters University

20. Kori Rae

Producer | Monsters University

Kori Rae is a producer, known for Monsters University (2013), The Incredibles (2004) and Up (2009).

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, in a Q&A for Monsters University

21. Joss Whedon

Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, before a Q&A for Much Ado About Nothing

22. Amy Acker

Actress | Angel

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, before a Q&A for Much Ado About Nothing

23. Alexis Denisof

Actor | The Avengers

Alexis Denisof was born on February 25, 1966 in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for The Avengers (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Angel (1999). He has been married to Alyson Hannigan since October 11, 2003. They have two children.

At the BFI Southbank in 2013, before a Q&A for Much Ado About Nothing

24. Sandra Bullock

Producer | The Proposal

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of German descent. Sandra grew up on the road ...

At the Odeon Leicester Square in 2013, presenting Gravity at the London Film Festival

25. David Heyman

Producer | Gravity

David Heyman was born on July 26, 1961 in London, England as David Jonathan Heyman. He is a producer, known for Gravity (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). He is married to Rose Batstone Uniacke. They have one child.

At the Odeon Leicester Square in 2013, presenting Gravity at the London Film Festival

26. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

At the Odeon Leicester Square in 2013, presenting Gravity at the London Film Festival

27. James Ponsoldt

Director | The Spectacular Now

James Ponsoldt was born in 1978 in Athens, Georgia, USA as James Adam Ponsoldt. He is a director and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), The Circle (2017) and The End of the Tour (2015). He has been married to Megan Holloway since September 25, 2010.

At the Curzon Mayfair in 2013, in a LFF Q&A for The Spectacular Now

28. Richard Williams

Animation_department | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Richard Williams was born on March 19, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Richard Edmund Williams. He is known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), A Lecture on Man (1962) and The Thief and the Cobbler (1993). He is married to Imogen Sutton. He was previously married to Margaret French ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2014, in a Q&A for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in the cinema's private room and at a further screening for The Thief and the Cobbler (it was my birthday)

29. Art Babbitt

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Art Babbitt was born on October 8, 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Arthur Harold Babitsky. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941) and Pinocchio (1940). He was married to Barbara Perry, Dinah Gottliebova, Marge Champion and Rose Cohn. He died on March 4, ...

At the BFI Southbank in 2014, before and during a screening of The Thief and the Cobbler

30. Tomm Moore

Writer | Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore was born on January 7, 1977 in Newry, Northern Ireland. He is known for his work on Song of the Sea (2014), The Secret of Kells (2009) and The Prophet (2014).

At the BFI Southbank in 2014, at a screening of The Thief and the Cobbler and later at the Odeon West End in a LFF Q&A for Song of the Sea



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