Yellowbeard

by LaurenceBranagh | created - 29 Aug 2016 | updated - 23 Apr 2017 | Public

My recast of the 1983 film.

1. Jared Leto

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto is an accomplished actor merited by the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life. He is known to be ...

Yellowbeard

2. Jamie Bell

Actor | Billy Elliot

Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance practices that he would stand outside the door and imitate the movements of the ...

Mansell

3. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

Blind Pew

4. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

Betty

5. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and Bond 25 (2020).

He was born Daniel ...

Lord Lambourn

6. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

Commander Clement

7. Will Ferrell

Actor | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

El Nebuloso

8. Martin Freeman

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

Gilbert

9. Joanne Froggatt

Actress | Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt was born in 1980 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in ...

Lady Churchill

10. Tom Holland

Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and ...

Dan

11. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

Dr. Gilpin/Prologue Narrator

R.I.P.

12. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

Mr. Crisp and Verdugo

13. 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, ...

Queen Anne

14. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...

The Shark

15. Michael Peña

Actor | American Hustle

Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), and to ...

El Segundo

16. Daisy Ridley

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She is best known for her breakthrough role as "Rey" in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Daisy was born in Westminster, London, on April 10, 1992. She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley. Her great-uncle was ...

Triola

17. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

Flunkie

18. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

Moon

19. Imelda Staunton

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England as Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Pride (2014). She has been married to Jim Carter since October 1983. ...

Lady Lambourn

20. Patrick Stewart

Actor | Logan

Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...

Captain Hughes

21. Roger Allam

Actor | V for Vendetta

Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Speed Racer (2008) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children.

Tarbuck

22. Simon Callow

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Simon Callow was born on June 13, 1949 in London, England as Simon Phillip Hugh Callow. He is an actor and writer, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and A Room with a View (1985). He has been married to Sebastian Fox since June 2016.

Mr. Beamish

23. Jim Carter

Actor | Transformers: The Last Knight

Jim Carter was born on August 19, 1948 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England as James Edward Carter. He is an actor, known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Downton Abbey (2010). He has been married to Imelda Staunton since October 1983. They have one child.

Admiral

24. Kevin Doyle

Actor | Downton Abbey

Kevin Doyle is an English actor. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England in 1961. He is better known as the perpetually unlucky butler-turned-footman Molesley in Downton Abbey (2010). He has appeared in shows such as Happy Valley (2014), Scott & Bailey (2011), and the 2016 ITV TV ...

Chaplain

25. Nicholas Farrell

Actor | The Iron Lady

Nicholas Farrell was born in 1955 in Brentwood, Essex, England as Nicholas C. Frost. He is an actor, known for The Iron Lady (2011), Legend (2015) and Hamlet (1996). He has been married to Stella Gonet since 2005. They have two children.

Mr. Martin

26. Freddie Jones

Actor | Dune

The British character actor Freddie Jones came to the acting profession after 10 years of working as a laboratory assistant and acting in amateur theater on the side. To kick off his mid-life career change, Jones attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, England, on a scholarship. ...

Man with Parrot

27. Vinnie Jones

Actor | Snatch

Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of football's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's ...

Big John

28. Michael Maloney

Actor | The Young Victoria

Michael Maloney was born on June 19, 1957 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Victoria (2009), Henry V (1989) and Notes on a Scandal (2006).

Prison Guard

29. Hannah Murray

Actress | God Help the Girl

Hannah Murray is an English actress known for portraying Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) and Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007), from 2007 to 2008 (and again in 2013). In 2014, Murray starred in God Help the Girl (2014). In 2015, she played Sara in the Danish ...

Mr. Prostitute

30. Gustavo Rojo

Actor | Giulio Cesare contro i pirati

Gustavo Rojo was born on September 5, 1923 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Gustavo Adolfo Krefeld Sarandí Rojo y Pinto. He is known for his work on Caesar Against the Pirates (1962), The Evil Forest (1951) and Los Pardaillan (1981). He was married to Carmela Stein, Erika Remberg and Mercedes Castellanos....

Priest

R.I.P.

31. Amelia Flanagan

Actress | Emmerdale Farm

Amelia Flanagan was born on June 6, 2008 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Emmerdale Farm (1972), Text Santa 2015 (2015) and The British Soap Awards 2016 (2016).

Flower Girl

32. Mark Hadfield

Actor | Frankenstein

Mark Hadfield is an actor, known for Frankenstein (1994), Wallander (2008) and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005).

Beggar

33. Gerard Horan

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Gerard Horan was born on November 11, 1962 in Stockport, Cheshire, England as Gerard James Pertwee Horan. He is an actor, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Frankenstein (1994) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).

Askey

34. Damian O'Hare

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Damian O'Hare was born on August 13, 1977 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Hatfields & McCoys (2012). He has been married to Georgie Hurford-Jones since ...

Pirate

35. Christopher Ravenscroft

Actor | Henry V

Christopher Ravenscroft was born in 1946. He is an actor, known for Henry V (1989), The Football Factory (2004) and The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015).

Sergeant of the Marines

36. Ged Simmons

Actor | Downton Abbey

Ged Simmons was born in 1960 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Code of a Killer (2015) and New Worlds (2014).

The Coxswain

37. Charlotte Spencer

Actress | Glue

Charlotte Spencer was born on September 26, 1991 in Harlow, Essex, England. She is an actress, known for Glue (2014), The Living and the Dead (2016) and Les Misérables (2012).

Rosie

38. Jimmy Yuill

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Jimmy Yuill was born in 1959 in Golspie, Scotland. He is known for his work on Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Frankenstein (1994) and Henry V (1989).

Helmsman



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