Birth Place Matching "Lancashire, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. David Thewlis

Actor | Naked

David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop during his childhood. Originally, he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and...

2. Anna Friel

Actress | Land of the Lost

Anna Friel is an English actress, born in Rochdale. She has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She made her West End stage debut in London in 2001, and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions, including an adaptation of ...

3. Ian McShane

Actor | Deadwood

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charming heavies, IAN McSHANE is the classically trained, award-winning actor who has grabbed attention and acclaim from audiences and critics around the world with his unforgettable gallery of scoundrels, kings, mobsters and thugs.

And, now, a god as ...

4. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery ...

5. Joseph Gilgun

Actor | Lockout

Joseph Gilgun was born on March 9, 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He is an actor who first appeared in Coronation Street (1960) when he was only ten years old. Later he became known through Emmerdale (1972) and the film This Is England (2006). He also appeared in its spin-off series This Is ...

6. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film.

Growing up the youngest of four siblings in a Catholic family in Warrington, Lancashire (near Liverpool) in middle-class surroundings to ...

7. Ricky Whittle

Actor | Austenland

Ricky was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was in the Royal Air Force which meant travelling the world to different bases. Ricky was scouted to play as a professional footballer for Arsenal and Celtic football clubs but this was thwarted by injury and instead he went to Southampton University...

8. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | 28 Days Later...

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

9. Robert Shaw

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927, in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while...

10. Albert Finney

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal ...

11. Miranda Richardson

Actress | The Crying Game

Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed...

12. Diane Morgan

Actress | Me Before You

Diane Morgan was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Me Before You (2016), Alan Partridge (2013) and Cunk on Shakespeare (2016).

13. Kate Ashfield

Actress | Shaun of the Dead

Most recognizable to international audiences for her lead role in Shaun of the Dead (2004), Kate Ashfield is a powerful British actress known for superlative and award-winning work in This Little Life (2003) (B.I.F.A. nomination, Best Actress), Late Night Shopping (2001) (B.I.F.A. Best Actress ...

14. Craig Parkinson

Actor | Misfits

Born March 11 1976 Craig Parkinson was brought up in his native Blackpool and attended Blackpool and Fylde College before, at age 17, moving to London to study at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. After several years in bit parts on TV, he came to notice as impresario Tony Wilson in the 2007 ...

15. Siobhan Finneran

Actress | Downton Abbey

Siobhan Finneran was born in 1967 in Lancashire, England as Siobhan Margaret Finneran. She is an actress, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Boy A (2007) and Happy Valley (2014). She was previously married to Mark Jordon.

16. Lee Ingleby

Actor | The A Word

Lee Ingleby was born on January 28, 1976 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Lee David Ingleby. He is an actor and writer, known for The A Word (2016), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).

17. John Mahoney

Actor | Frasier

John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...

18. Sarah Lancashire

Actress | Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire was born on October 4, 1964 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Sarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire. She is an actress and director, known for Happy Valley (2014), Yesterday (2019) and Seeing Red (2000). She has been married to Peter Salmon since August 22, 2001. They have one child. She ...

19. Elliott Tittensor

Actor | Dunkirk

Elliott Tittensor was born on November 3, 1989 in Heywood, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017), True Dare Kiss (2007) and Shameless (2004).

20. Jane Horrocks

Actress | Little Voice

Jane Horrocks is an actress internationally known as the zany and droll Bubble in the award winning British television sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992). She's also remembered as Miss Irvine, an evildoing witch-turned heroine in one her earliest films, The Witches (1990). She received a Golden ...

21. Rebecca Ryan

Actress | Shameless

Rebecca Ryan was born on April 27, 1991 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Shameless (2004), Casualty (1986) and Waterloo Road (2006).

22. David Bamber

Actor | Valkyrie

David Bamber was born on September 19, 1954 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as David James Bamber. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), Miss Potter (2006) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He has been married to Julia Swift since July 1982. They have two children.

23. Steve Pemberton

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Born in Blackburn, Steve Pemberton graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Arts. As well as being a quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen, his previous work has centred mainly around fringe theatre, being a founder member of 606 Theatre, and ...

24. Warren Clarke

Actor | A Clockwork Orange

Lancashire-born Warren Clarke was an actor of immense presence and considerable versatility who turned his wide-shouldered, robust appearance and lived-in, hangdog facial features into an asset. For more than two and a half decades he had toiled in a wide variety of supporting roles before finding ...

25. Stan Laurel

Actor | Sons of the Desert

Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles ...

26. Jo Hartley

Actress | Eddie the Eagle

Jo Hartley was born in Oldham, Lancashire. Attended North Chadderton Comprehensive School. At the age of 11 years old, performed in 'The Sound Of Music' as Gretel. Jo got her first taste for acting.

Later, she went on to join Oldham Theatre Workshop where she stayed for several years. At the age of ...

27. Greg Ellis

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

Greg Ellis is an Emmy Award® nominated actor ('24' ensemble) and Annie Award nominated voice actor with an international career that spans stage, screen, television, voice-over and the recording arts.

On the big screen Greg Ellis is best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Commander Groves in the ...

28. Pauline Moran

Actress | Poirot

Pauline Moran was born in 1947 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Poirot (1989), Nicholas Nickleby (1977) and The Prisoner of Zenda (1984).

29. Bernard Cribbins

Actor | The Railway Children

An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also ...

30. Gerard Kearns

Actor | Looking for Eric

Gerard Kearns was born on October 4, 1984 in Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Looking for Eric (2009), Shameless (2004) and The Mark of Cain (2007).

31. Rex Harrison

Actor | My Fair Lady

Rex Harrison was born Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England, to Edith Mary (Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker. He changed his name to Rex as a young boy, knowing it was the Latin word for "King". Starting out on his theater career at age 18, his first job at the ...

32. Dean Lennox Kelly

Actor | Shameless

Dean Lennox Kelly was born in 1975 in Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Shameless (2004), Fleming (2014) and The Secret Life of Words (2005).

33. Lee Mack

Actor | Not Going Out

Lee Mack was born in 1968 in Southport, Lancashire, England as Lee Gordon McKillop. He is an actor and writer, known for Not Going Out (2006), The Sketch Show (2001) and Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005). He has been married to Tara since 2005. They have three children.

34. Jack Wild

Actor | Oliver!

Born September 30, 1952, in Royton, near Oldham, England, Jack Wild was discovered by talent agent June Collins, mother of rock star Phil Collins. His breakthrough came when he landed the role of Oliver in the London stage production of "Oliver!" When it came to casting the film, the role of the ...

35. Nico Mirallegro

Actor | Hollyoaks

Nico Mirallegro was born in Manchester, England, to an Italian father and Anglo-Irish mother. He attended The Manchester school of Acting for 3 years. He is best known for his roles in The Village, My Mad Fat Diary, Common and the recent British film Spike Island. Nico was selected in the 2012 ...

36. Carol Royle

Actress | Blake's 7

Carol Royle was born on February 10, 1954 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Life Without George (1987) and Storyboard (1983). She has been married to Julian Spear since 1977. They have two children.

37. Janet Munro

Actress | Darby O'Gill and the Little People

As Disney's lively lass Katie O'Gill she was the freshness of spring. She could inspire you to dance a jig through a field of flowers. Her entrancing green eyes and catchy spirit had that kind of life-affirming effect. Cute, spunky, almond-eyed British actress Janet Munro was deemed to be an ...

38. Lucien Laviscount

Actor | The Bye Bye Man

Lucien Laviscount was born on June 9, 1992 in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England as Lucien Leon Laviscount. He is an actor, known for The Bye Bye Man (2017), Supernatural (2005) and Scream Queens (2015).

39. Lucy Gaskell

Actress | Lesbian Vampire Killers

Lucy Gaskell is a British actress. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 2001. She has appeared in many television dramas including The A Word, Being Human, Misfits and Crossing Lines. Her breakthrough role as Ruby Ferris in BBC One's Cutting It earned her a ...

40. Ben Batt

Actor | Captain America: The First Avenger

Ben Batt was born in 1986 in Wigan, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Weekender (2011) and Shameless (2004).

41. David Schofield

Actor | Gladiator

David Schofield was born in 1951, in Manchester, England. He was one of ten children in a working-class family. His first acting experience was at Manchester boy's school at the age of 12. In 1967, he was accepted as student assistant stage manager at a local repertory theatre. He started on the ...

42. Kathryn Drysdale

Actress | The Windsors

Kathryn Drysdale is known from playing series lead Louise Brooks for 8 seasons in TV sitcom "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" as Taylor in British Feature "St Trinians" and as mixed race heiress Rhoda Swartz in period feature Vanity Fair . She is also well known as "Lizzie" in co ...

43. Patricia Medina

Actress | The Killing of Sister George

Patricia Paz Maria Medina was born on July 19, 1919 in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and an English mother. She began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, then left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis Hayward ...

44. Jon Walmsley

Actor | The Waltons

World-class guitarist and vocalist

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Jon is a veteran of the stage and studio, having worked with many notable artists including (deep breath) Richard Marx, Brian Setzer, David Pack, David Koz, The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Gregg...

45. Frank Finlay

Actor | The Pianist

One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...

46. Julie Hesmondhalgh

Actress | Broadchurch

Julie was born in Accrington, Lancashire in February 1970. A woman with a strong social conscience, she originally wanted to be a social worker. She was an amateur actress with the Oswaldtwistle Players and studied A-level Theatre Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College. Fate took a turn when ...

47. Jack Deam

Actor | The Life and Times of Henry Pratt

Jack Deam was born in 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Ian Deam. He is an actor, known for The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (1992), Life on Mars (2006) and Father Brown (2013).

48. Eric Sykes

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.

49. Caroline O'Neill

Actress | Endeavour

Caroline O'Neill was born in 1958 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Endeavour (2012), Queer as Folk (1999) and The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007).

50. Karl Pilkington

Writer | The Ricky Gervais Show

Karl Pilkington is best known as the star of Sky 1 travel documentary series An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life. Karl is also a Sunday Times best-selling author, having written seven books. Hist first scripted comedy series Sick of It debuted on Sky 1 in 2018 and series 2 will launch in 2019.

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