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


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1. Richard Armitage

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...

2. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and The Blacklist (2013). She was previously married to James Stenson.

3. Andy Nyman

Actor | Judy

Andy Nyman was born on April 13, 1966 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Judy (2019), Ghost Stories (2017) and Death at a Funeral (2007).

4. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

5. Michael Kitchen

Actor | Out of Africa

Michael Kitchen was born on October 31, 1948 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Out of Africa (1985), GoldenEye (1995) and The World is Not Enough (1999). He has been married to Rowena Miller since 1988. They have two children.

6. Stephen Frears

Director | Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. ...

7. Dominic Keating

Actor | Enterprise

Dominic Keating was born on July 1, 1962 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Beowulf (2007) and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012).

8. Kate O'Mara

Actress | Doctor Who

Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...

9. Alison King

Actress | Coronation Street

Alison King was born on March 3, 1973 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. at Leicester Royal Infirmary to Alex and June King, who were both nurses at the hospital. She was their fifth child and third daughter. She went to Markfield Mercenfeld Primary School and South Charnwood High School, where...

10. Sheila Fearn

Actress | Time Bandits

Sheila Fearn was born on October 3, 1940 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Avengers (1961) and The Likely Lads (1976). She was previously married to Herbert Oakes.

11. Josette Simon

Actress | Wonder Woman

Josette Simon was born in 1960 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Josette Patricia Simon. She is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (2017), Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) and Red Lights (2012). She was previously married to Mark Padmore.

12. Rachel Parris

Actress | Murder in Successville

Rachel Parris is an actress, improviser and comedian based in London. She gigs across the UK performing musical comedy, stand-up and improv. In 2014 and 2015 She toured nationally with Chortle Award-winning improv show Austentatious, which she co-founded. She comes from Leicester and she studied ...

13. Rakhee Thakrar

Actress | EastEnders

Rakhee Thakrar was born on February 29, 1984 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Rakhee Mansukh Thakrar. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Page Eight (2011) and Juliet Remembered (2016). She has been married to Vikash Bhai since September 2, 2017.

14. John Deacon

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

John Deacon was born on August 19, 1951 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as John Richard Deacon. He has been married to Veronica Tetzlaff since January 18, 1975. They have six children.

15. Terri Dwyer

Actress | Break

Terri Dwyer is an actress on both the small and big screens with nearly 20 years experience. Her first job was in the long running soap opera Hollyoaks where she played one of the lead roles for 6yrs.

After leaving Hollyoaks Terri had a hugely successful presenting career on shows like Loose Women (...

16. Roger Pratt

Cinematographer | Twelve Monkeys

Roger Pratt was born on February 27, 1947 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Roger James Edward Pratt. He is known for his work on 12 Monkeys (1995), Chocolat (2000) and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994).

17. Helen Pearson

Actress | Hollyoaks

Helen Pearson has a 40-year career in television and movies, and made her television debut in 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole' in 1987. Most recently Helen was in the Hallmark movie, "Rome in Love" which shot in Italy. Helen became a house-hold name by playing Frankie Osborne in Channel 4's "...

18. Richard Wilson

Actor | The Proposition

Richard Wilson moved from the UK to Sydney, Australia when he was six-years-old. When he was fifteen, Richard appeared in his first screen role as a main character in Fox Television's "Flat Chat" (2001), a thirteen episode sitcom. He made his feature film debut as a lead in the Australian film "...

19. Philip Voss

Actor | Octopussy

Philip Voss was born in 1936 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Octopussy (1983), About Time (2013) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

20. Patrick Barlow

Actor | Bridget Jones's Diary

Patrick Barlow was born on March 18, 1947 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and True Adventures of Christopher Columbus (1992).

21. Chris Seager

Cinematographer | White Noise

Elected Vice President of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) in June 2008.

22. Greg Hicks

Actor | Snow White and the Huntsman

Greg Hicks was born on May 27, 1953 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Knock (1994) and Charlie (2014).

23. John Leeson

Actor | Doctor Who

After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, ...

24. Simon Hunter

Director | Lighthouse

Simon Hunter grew up in Dumfriesshire Scotland. Simon made his first film 'Spaceman' when he was just seven. He spent his early School years making super 8 epics in the woods rather than attending class! Simon traveled to Zaire to shoot a documentary on super 8 about life on the riverboats that ...

25. Joe Tucker

Actor | Chernobyl

Joe Tucker was born in 1966 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and director, known for Chernobyl (2019), Greed (2019) and The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015).

26. Walter Byron

Actor | Slightly Married

Walter Byron was born on June 11, 1899 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Walter Clarence Butler. He was an actor, known for Slightly Married (1932), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Three Wise Girls (1932). He died on March 2, 1972 in Signal Hill, California, USA.

27. Gary Lineker

Self | Bend It Like Beckham

Gary Winston Lineker OBE was English football's most famous striker in the 1980s and early 1990s. A unique blend of skill, intelligence and charm, he was venomous up front and yet also a superb professional, who rarely lost his temper. During his 14 year long professional career, Lineker was never ...

28. David Icke

Producer | Bumpy Nights

David Vaughan Icke is an English writer, public speaker, and former media personality best known for his views on what he calls "who and what is really controlling the world". Describing himself as the most controversial speaker and author in the world, he has written 16 books explaining his ...

29. Richard Warner

Actor | Mary, Queen of Scots

Richard Warner was born on May 24, 1911 in Congerstone, Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Richard Ottley Warner. He was an actor, known for Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Maurice (1987) and The Railway Children (1957). He was married to Phyllid a de Joncourt Ball. He died on January 14, 1989 in ...

30. Gok Wan

Self | How to Look Good Naked

Gok Wan, born Kowkhyn Wan, in Leicester, 9 September 1974, is a fashion stylist, award-winning TV presenter and author. He is renowned for helping women feel more confident about their looks, as well as championing high street fashion.

His TV latest TV show is Gok's Style Secrets (2012), built on the...

31. Julie Etchingham

Actress | Chromophobia

Julie Etchingham was born in 1969 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for Chromophobia (2005), The Detectives (1993) and Britain's Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate (2019). She has been married to Nick Gardner since 1997. They have two children.

32. Barry Letts

Producer | Doctor Who

Barry Letts started his career as an actor. He began in repertory in York whilst also working for a local radio station in Leeds. After a chance meeting with BBC producer/director Rex Tucker, he started working with him first on radio and then on television. His first television appearance was in a...

33. Michael Stevenson

Producer | Simon Says

Michael Stevenson was born on October 2, 1982 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Michael Terence Stevenson. He is an actor and producer, known for Simon Says (2014), Casualty (1986) and The Outside In (2014). He has been married to Lauren Crace since May 29, 2016. They have three children.

34. James Acheson

Costume Designer | The Last Emperor

James Acheson was born in 1946 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is a costume designer and production designer, known for The Last Emperor (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).

35. Betty Driver

Actress | Coronation Street

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street (1960) from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes.

She had previously appeared as Mrs Edgley in ...

36. Anne Fine

Writer | Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Fine was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Children's Literature as Children's Laureate.

37. Roy Macready

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Roy Macready was born in 1934 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Alice in Wonderland (1986) and Fathers and Sons (1971). He has been married to Christine since 1957. They have four children.

38. George Pollock

Assistant Director | Brief Encounter

Former assistant and second unit director, in films from 1933. He was best known for directing the quartet of Miss Marple films, starring Margaret Rutherford, 1960-1964.

39. Nicola Hughes

Actress | National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

Nicola Hughes was born on May 10, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for National Theatre Live: Allelujah! (2018), EastEnders (1985) and Trial & Retribution (1997).

40. Joe Orton

Writer | Entertaining Mr Sloane

Joe Orton was a noted British author, screenwriter, and playwright who is best known for the plays 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' (1964), 'What the Butler Saw' (1969), and 'Loot' (1967). He was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, in their home at 25 Noel Road, Islington, London.

41. Noel Coleman

Actor | Ivanhoe

Noel Coleman was born on November 26, 1919 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Noel Philip Coleman. He was an actor, known for Ivanhoe (1970), Doctor Who (1963) and The Avengers (1961). He died on October 12, 2007 in London, England.

42. Roger Marshall

Writer | The Avengers

Roger Marshall was born in March 1934 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is known for his work on The Avengers (1961), Mitch (1984) and Public Eye (1965).

43. Niall McNamee

Actor | The Foreigner

Niall McNamee was born on January 4, 1994 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Niall Joseph McNamee. He is an actor, known for The Foreigner (2017), Our World War (2014) and Sink (2018).

44. Julian Barnes

Writer | Love, etc.

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England on January 19, 1946 and attended the City of London School, later graduating from a college in Oxford. He worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary in the 1970s. Barnes began working as a reviewer and literary editor for the New ...

45. Gwen Cherrell

Actress | One Wild Oat

Gwen Cherrell was born on March 12, 1926 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Gwendoline Chambers. She was an actress and writer, known for One Wild Oat (1951), Thursday Theatre (1964) and Angels (1975). She died on April 24, 2019 in Grayshott, Hampshire, England.

46. Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann was born on May 12, 2003 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Madeleine Beth McCann.

47. Jon Lord

Soundtrack | Twister

Jon Lord was born on June 9, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Jon Douglas Lord. He was married to Vickie and Judith Feldman. He died on July 16, 2012 in London, England.

48. Royston Tickner

Actor | Danger UXB

Royston Tickner (8 September 1922 - 7 July 1997) was a British actor.

Born Roy A. Tickner in Leicester, a tailor's son, he trained as an actor at Scarborough repertory theatre. He served in the Royal Navy in World War II: however in 1942 he was touring in the southern English counties, principally ...

49. Christine Ozanne

Actress | Fighting with My Family

Christine Ozanne was born in 1936 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for Fighting with My Family (2019), The Harry Hill Movie (2013) and The Baker Street Boys (1983).

50. Wallas Eaton

Actor | Complete and Utter History of Britain

Wallas Eaton was born on February 18, 1917 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Complete and Utter History of Britain (1969), Up Pompeii! (1969) and Hugh and I (1962). He died on November 3, 1995 in Australia.


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