Top names in British Horror films 2018

by Cenobitehell | created - 01 Apr 2017 | updated - 09 Jul 2018 | Public

1. Charlie Bond

Actress | Dead Air

Charlie was born in Kensington, London, and travelled across the UK and Europe with family for most of her early years, before settling back in her native London to train and pursue a career in acting. She is a passionate conservationist, with a special love for herpetology (the study of reptiles ...

2. James Crow

Writer | Last Village on the Right

James Crow is an English writer and director from Kent, who has carved out a successful career as an independent film writer in a wide range of genres, including films sold to Lionsgate and Studio Canal. His first feature film as writer GBH (Riot) featured the legendary Steven Berkoff, and was ...

3. Jon Campling

Actor | The Northman

Now recognizable worldwide as 'King Regis' from the epic 'Final Fantasy' franchise, Jon was born in Hull, Yorkshire and originally an Aerospace engineer & part-time DJ. Always keen to act at 12 Jon's Mam arranged for him to join a local amateur group leading to Hull Truck Youth Theatre at 16, where...

4. Joe Egan

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Born and bred in Dublin, Big Joe, as he is affectionately known, got his first ring baptism of fire when he fought the national junior champion Steve Collins. In Joe's second fight against Collins he proved that he'd come on in leaps and bounds. By the age of 24 he had recorded over 80 wins, 7 ...

5. James Bushe

Director | Cannibals and Carpet Fitters

James Bushe is a director and producer, known for Cannibals and Carpet Fitters (2017), Blackout (2012) and Astral.

6. Dani Thompson

Actress | Christmas Slay

Dani Thompson was born in Penrith, Australia. Her family moved to Norwich, England when she was age 2.

Dani worked as a model for 6 years appearing in most of the British lads magazines and newspapers before going to The International School Of Screen Acting to do a Post Grad Diploma in Screen ...

7. Stuart Brennan

Producer | Risen

Stuart Brennan is a BAFTA winning actor, multi award winning Producer, director and published writer.

He has regularly appeared on stage and screen since 2001, working on productions around the world.

He was made an honorary World Boxing Champion by the WBC (World Boxing Council) for his role in ...

8. Lee Bane

Actor | Werewolves of the Third Reich

Lee Bane is an actor, director and film producer originally from Swansea, South Wales, UK.

After Graduating from Gorseinon College in Swansea, he went on to gain a place at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has played notable supporting roles in high profile TV productions ...

9. Andrew Jones

Writer | Robert

Andrew Jones is a prolific independent film producer, screenwriter, director and editor.

Born on 6th October 1983 in Swansea, South Wales, Andrew was educated at Olchfa Comprehensive School and later attended the University of Glamorgan. At the age of 27, he founded UK production company North Bank ...

10. Eileen Daly

Actress | Razor Blade Smile

Eileen Daly was born on June 1, 1963 in Surrey, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Razor Blade Smile (1998), Witches Can Be Bitches and Mr Crispin (2013).

11. Sarah Louise Madison

Actress | Doctor Who

Sarah Louise Madison is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Panic (2016) and Chariot.

12. Nicholas Vince

Actor | Hellraiser

Nicholas Vince is best known for his roles as The Chatterer Cenobite in Clive Barker's Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser II and Kinski in Barker's Nightbreed. In 2016 he was awarded the London Horror Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Independent Horror and in 2018 a Lifetime of ...

13. Reece Shearsmith

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Reece Shearsmith originates from Hull and is a talented writer and performer. Having graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA(hons) in Theatre Arts, he is a quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen and has appeared in a variety of television shows and films. He ...

14. Alex Zane

Actor | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Alex was born in Leeds, England in 1979.

At school he was something of a geek, a studious young man who carried his books around in a briefcase, which was a source of constant amusement to school bullies.

During a stint as the lead singer of a student band while studying for his A-Levels, Alex ...

15. Emily Booth

Actress | Doghouse

Emily has appeared extensively in UK television/film for decades, starting young as a presenter on popular video game review show 'Bitz' in 1999. This strong start to a career in presenting led on to landmark shows such as 'The Big Breakfast' before find her home more recently on The Horror Channel...

16. Steve Lawson

Director | Hellriser

Steve Lawson is a director and writer, known for Hellriser (2017), KillerSaurus (2015) and Survival Instinct (2016).

17. Steven Dolton

Actor | Nocturnal Activity

Steven Dolton is an actor, known for Nocturnal Activity (2014), Hellriser (2017) and KillerSaurus (2015).

18. Owen Tooth

Camera_department | Control

19. Tony Jopia

Producer | Cute Little Buggers

Tony Jopia was born on June 6, 1966 in Iquique, Chile. He is a producer and director, known for Cute Little Buggers (2017), Crying Wolf 3D (2015) and Creatures (2021).

20. Caroline Munro

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in 1949 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Roman Catholic convent school. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the ...

21. Steven M. Smith

Producer | The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

Steven began his career at 16, working on films such as Four Weddings and A Funeral, and Television like Lovejoy.

He produced his first feature film Time of Her Life that screened at Cannes in 2005 and went on to produce features Haunted (Ghosts), Haunted 2, Haunted 3, Haunted 4, Haunted 5, ...

22. Simon Phillips

Actor | Survive the Game

Simon Phillips is an award winning British actor, probably best known for the Amazon Prime hit TV shows Age of The Living Dead & No Easy Days and the The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan Trilogy features films. He's also cited and won awards for his gruesome portrayal of Santa Claus in ...

23. Dominic Brunt

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

Dominic Brunt was born on April 15, 1970 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Emmerdale Farm (1972), Evie (2021) and Lost Dogs. He has been married to Joanne Mitchell since April 2003.

24. Tony Newton

Producer | Virus of the Dead

Tony Newton is a producer and director, known for Virus of the Dead (2018), 2 Die For (2018) and Grindsploitation (2016).

25. Jason Impey

Director | Exploited

He was only 10 years old when he first picked up the camera and started self shooting independent short films that would turn into some of his controversial and often challenging features.

After a few shorts as a child Jason went to study media at Bedford College at the age of 16 in which he gained ...

26. Nathan Head

Actor | Ouijageist

British actor Nathan Head is best known for his work in the horror genre, notably for playing the killer clown Trinc in Theatre of Fear (2014) and the mysterious Mythology expert in the 2013 mock-buster Exorcist Chronicles (2013). Theatre of Fear (2014) entered the Asda DVD charts at number 19, ...

27. Andy Edwards

Writer | Three's a Shroud

Andy is a writer/director based in London. His debut full feature as writer/director was the zombie comedy "Ibiza Undead"

Described as "The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead", the film premiered at the UK's largest horror and fantasy festival, Frightfest, in August 2016 and has also screened at ...

28. Kate Speak

Actress | Dead Air

Kate Speak is a British actress, born and raised in Bristol, England. Kate is often drawn to roles that offer interesting character arcs, gritty and emotional roles and parts that encourage her to keep her physically active, she is inspired by iconic action heroines such as Sarah Connor and Ellen ...

29. Sebastian Street

Actor | Tomorrow

A classically trained and award winning British actor who has been working in the independent film scene for over a decade, but only in the last few years began developing personal projects. This includes what became 'Tomorrow' and was inspired through his friendship with an injured veteran who ...

30. Seb Castang

Actor | Family Affairs

Seb Castang was born on June 14, 1980 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Sebastian-John Castang. He is an actor, known for Family Affairs (1997), Night & Day (2001) and The Bill (1984).

31. David Sellicks

Actor | Zombie Playground: Ice Scream

David Sellicks is known for his work on Zombie Playground: Ice Scream (2016), Deadtime (2012) and Crying Wolf 3D (2015).

32. John R. Walker

Actor | Nemesis 5: The New Model

John R. Walker was born on March 31, 1972 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Nemesis 5: The New Model (2017), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) and The Great British Massacre.

33. Danny Stewart

Producer | Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Producer and actor, known for Peter The Wild Boy , Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (2015), Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019), Pennywise: The Story of 'IT' (2019) , and the Dark Ditties Presents Anthology series.

Dark Ditties Presents The Offer' '...

34. Gary Smart

Producer | Dark Ditties Presents 'Finders Keepers'

Born in Birmingham, West Midlands UK in 1982, Gary Smart has always been a fan of all things horror. From lending out VHS copies of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' to his fellow 5 year old classmates to building models of Dr Channard from 'Hellbound: Hellraiser II' at the age of 12 Smart has always had...

36. Simon Bamford

Actor | Starfish

Spotted playing 'The Fool' in a London production of 'King Lear' Simon was invited by writer and director Clive Barker to join the 'Dog Company' a theatre group based in London. Eventually also working for Clive on the first two 'Hellraiser' movies. The success of the 'Hellraiser' franchise led to ...

37. Barbie Wilde

Actress | Hellbound: Hellraiser II

In pursuit of an acting career, Canadian actress Barbie Wilde moved to London, England many years ago. Wilde has performed in cabaret in Bangkok; traveled to Bombay to appear in the Bollywood blockbuster, 'Janbazz', which also starred Anil Kapoor of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame; robotically mimed ...

38. Melissa Hollett

Actress | Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Melissa Hollett is an actress and writer, known for Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Blood Curse: The Haunting of Alicia Stone (2022) and Blood Curse II: Asmodeus Rises (2022). She is married to Keiron Hollett.

39. Victoria Broom

Actress | Marcella

Victoria Broom was born and grew up in Shropshire, UK. She attended the Central Television Workshops in Birmingham before accepting a scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Drama (LAMDA). Victoria resides in London. She is known for playing Sascha in series two of Marcella and Fran in ...

40. Phil Taylor

Tristan + Isolde

Phil has spent many years financing over 25 films and building a portfolio of films at Film Engine Ltd. Following the demise of EIS and SEIS in the UK , Phil is no longer very active in film finance and now focuses on Digital Distribution and Production Consultancy to independent film-makers world ...

41. John Williams

Producer | Tales of the Creeping Death

John Williams is a filmmaker from Stoke-on-Trent in England. Starting off his career making short films such as The White Room and Dark Soul as well as music videos, John soon showed a talent that led him to make his first full length feature, The Mothertown (2014), a zombie comedy based in his ...

42. Phillip Escott

Producer | Cruel Summer

Phillip Escott is a filmmaker from Wales, he is the co-writer/director of the acclaimed British horror film Cruel Summer. An avid fan of Cult cinema, Phillip has produced material for a number of the UK's leading boutique distribution companies, including 101 Films, Arrow Video and Second Sight ...

43. Shaun Robert Smith

Director | Broken

Shaun Robert Smith originally trained as a prosthetics make-up artist before turning to Writing and Directing. He has been involved in many independent productions including This Is England (2006), The Devil's Dosh (2012) and The Hooligan Factory (2014).

In 2003 Smith wrote & directed This Place (...

44. Doug Bradley

Actor | Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

Mr. Bradley was born on September 7th 1954 in Liverpool, England. Since his school days Bradley has been close friends with Clive Barker. In the seventies Bradley and Clive Barker founded the progressive theatre group "Dog Company". While Barker worked on writing with his friend Peter Atkins (...

45. Lesley Scoble

Actress | The Elephant Man

Lesley Scoble was born on January 5, 1949 in Hammersmith, London, England as Lesley Clare Scoble. She is known for her work on The Elephant Man (1980), Village of the Damned (1960) and Amityville Playhouse (2015).

46. Mhairi Calvey

Actress | Braveheart

Mhairi Calvey was born in Scotland and grew up on the Isle of Arran.

At the age of 5 she made her acting debut playing the role of 'Young Murron' in Mel Gibson's film 'Braveheart', which went on to win five Oscars. Shortly after filming Mhairi returned to school and focused on her education. She ...

47. Antony D. Lane

Editor | Invasion of the Not Quite Dead

Antony D. Lane is an independent filmmaker originally from Grimsby but now living & shooting in Kent.

As of 2016, Antony has been working passionately on his dream film project 'Invasion of the Not Quite Dead' for the last 9 years, now in its final bulk of filming, he has also spent the last 6 years...

48. Danny Allen

Producer | Lakewood

Danny Allen was born and raised in Elloughton, East Yorkshire. He became interested in films and creative writing from an early age, and this passion evolved over the years into a passion for film making. During his studies at Northumbria University he gained a new found interest in Horror Movies, ...

49. Simon Edwards

Producer | Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse

Simon Edwards was born on September 10, 1981 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. He is a producer and writer, known for Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse (2017), Beneath a Neon Tide (2014) and Lion (2014).

50. Mike Peel

Art_department | V for Vendetta

Mike Peel is known for his work on V for Vendetta (2005), Casino Royale (2006) and The Descent (2005).

51. Ian David Diaz

Writer | The Killing Zone

Ian David Diaz is a writer and director, known for The Killing Zone (1999), Rebecca Gold: The Series (2018) and Bad Day (2008).

52. M.J. Simpson

Actor | Toxic Apocalypse

M.J. Simpson was born on February 17, 1968 in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England as Michael John Simpson. He is known for his work on Toxic Apocalypse (2016), Waiting for Gorgo (2009) and Prey for the Beast (2007).

53. Perdita Weeks

Actress | As Above, So Below

Perdita Weeks was born on December 25, 1985 in Cardiff, Wales as Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks. She is an actress, known for As Above, So Below (2014), Hamlet (1996) and Spice World (1997).

54. David Ryan Keith

Sound_department | Redwood Massacre: Annihilation

David set up his own film company, 'Clear Focus Movies Ltd', with business partner Lorraine Keith. They specialise in independent film production for the international horror market. With nearly 20 years of experience working in the film industry, David is best known for the movies he's directed ...

55. Stewart Sparke

Director | Book of Monsters

Stewart Sparke is an Independent Filmmaker from Yorkshire, UK. Stewart has a BA in Film and Television Production from York St. John University and an MA in Directing Film and Television at Bournemouth University. After graduating University he worked in a variety of roles on a number of film and ...

56. Paul Butler

Writer | Book of Monsters

Paul Butler is a UK screenwriter and Filmmaker based in Yorkshire.

Paul has a BA in Theatre, Film and Television from York St. John University. Whilst at University Paul won a Student Royal Television Society award. After graduating University Paul worked as a producer, writer and director at a ...

57. Neil Stevens

Special_effects | Crying Wolf

58. Emma Dark

Actress | Salient Minus Ten

Emma Dark is an award-winning filmmaker, and actress working within the Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres.

Deeply passionate about film and creativity, Emma made an initial foray into genre filmmaking in 2014 with fun horror short Island of the Blind Dead (2015), before embarking on her first first ...

59. Stu Jopia

Producer | Creatures

The love of horror movies from an early age had drove Stu to create his own inventive and terrifying stories of the macabre. In realising he can do this for a living with the hopes of satisfying people's hunger for the macabre. Writing and producing genre movies is his specialty and with his ...

60. Simeon Halligan

Director | Habit

Festival director of 'Grimmfest', recently voted one of the best genre film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine. Company director of 'Grimmfest Films', the production arm of the festival.

Simeon has expert knowledge of contemporary genre and horror cinema; he develops and produces genre ...

61. Jessica Messenger

Actress | Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse

Jessica Messenger was born in Derbyshire, April 1989. Starting her performance career at the tender age of 3, she has spent an inordinate amount of time on both stage and screen. In her formative years, Jessica honed her talents as a Ballroom and Latin American dancer, before progressing onto ...



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