My 20 best celebs ... if they make it, I'm watching it!

by mand67 | created - 14 Aug 2013 | updated - 14 Aug 2013 | Public

1. Zac Efron

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, to Starla Baskett, a secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. The surname "Efron", which is Hebrew and a Biblical place name, comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal ...

2. Dara O Briain

Self | Mock the Week

Dara O Briain was born on February 4, 1972 in Wicklow, Ireland. He is a producer and writer, known for Mock the Week (2005), The Panel (2003) and Dara O Briain: Craic Dealer Live (2012). He has been married to Susan since 2006. They have two children.

3. Jim Parsons

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of ...

4. Rhod Gilbert

Producer | Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro

Rhod Gilbert was born on October 18, 1968 in Carmarthen, Wales. He is a writer and producer, known for Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro (2014), NeckFace (2018) and Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience (2010).

5. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

6. Russell Brand

Actor | Arthur

Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...

7. Chris O'Dowd

Actor | Bridesmaids

Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd (born 9 October, 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in ...

8. Jimi Mistry

Actor | RocknRolla

Jimi Mistry was born in 1973 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for RocknRolla (2008), 2012 (2009) and Ella Enchanted (2004). He has been married to Flavia Cacace since December 28, 2013. He was previously married to Meg Leonard.

9. Nick Frost

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator ...

10. Charley Boorman

Actor | Excalibur

Actor, father, motorbike fanatic: Charley Boorman is the epitome of the modern adventurer in pursuit of fresh challenges away from the success of his personal life. Choosing two wheels as his preferred mode of transport, Charley harnessed the challenges of a 'round the World trip with Ewan McGregor...

11. Adam Hills

Writer | Spicks and Specks

Adam Hills was born in 1970 in Sydney, Australia. He is a writer and producer, known for Spicks and Specks (2005), Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (2011) and Excess Baggage (2014). He has been married to Ali McGregor since December 2009. They have two children.

12. Graham Norton

Actor | Another Gay Movie

Graham Norton was born on April 4, 1963 in County Cork, Ireland as Graham Walker. He is an actor and writer, known for Another Gay Movie (2006), So Graham Norton (1998) and Father Ted (1995).

13. Gareth Malone

Sound_department | Table Talk

Gareth Malone was born in 1975 in London, England. He is a producer, known for Table Talk (2011), The Consultant (2012) and The Choir (2013).

14. Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Actor | Byrd and the Bees

Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor . He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 ...

15. Derren Brown

Producer | Derren Brown: The Experiments

Derren Brown was born on February 27, 1971 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Derren Victor Brown. He is a producer and writer, known for Derren Brown: The Experiments (2011), Crooked House (2008) and Derren Brown: The System (2008).

16. Jack Whitehall

Actor | The Bad Education Movie

Jack Whitehall was a child actor in various television dramas, but decided to pursue stand-up comedy after leaving school. He was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny talent hunt at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, and was nominated for best newcomer at this year's Chortle Awards. In December ...

17. Louis Theroux

Writer | When Louis Met... Jimmy

Louis Theroux was born on May 20, 1970 in Singapore as Louis Sebastian Theroux. He is a writer and producer, known for When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000), My Scientology Movie (2015) and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998). He has been married to Nancy Strang since July 7, 2012. They have three ...

18. Ben Fogle

Producer | Ai Means Love

Ben Fogle was born on November 3, 1973 in London, England as Benjamin Myer Fogle. He is an actor and producer, known for Ai Means Love (2011), Ben and James Versus the Arabian Desert (2013) and Animal Park (2000). He has been married to Marina Hunt since September 2, 2006. They have two children.

19. Dave Gorman

Actor | 24 Hour Party People

Dave Gorman was born on March 2, 1971 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England as David James Gorman. He is a writer and producer, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), America Unchained (2007) and Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish (2013). He has been married to Bethan Gorman since October 8, 2010. ...

20. Danny Wallace

Writer | Assassin's Creed III

Danny Wallace is a writer, producer and television and radio host.

The Warner Bros adaptation of his book, Yes Man, grossed $226m worldwide.

His award-winning ShortList magazine column in the UK reaches 1.3 million readers weekly.

His first novel, Charlotte Street, is an international bestseller, ...



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