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1. Adam Rayner

Actor | Tyrant

Adam Rayner was born in Shrewsbury, England but grew up near Norwich in Norfolk. Having an American mother and a British father means he has dual nationality, and the family lived in the United States when he was a child, albeit briefly, before returning to East Anglia. He attended Durham ...

2. Adeel Akhtar

Actor | Four Lions

Adeel was born in London on 18th September 1980 to a Pakistani father and a Kenyan mother and attended Cheltenham College throughout the 1990s. His father was keen for him to become a lawyer and he obtained a law degree but was more interested in acting and studied at the Actors' Studio in New York...

3. Alan Balsam

Editor | Better Off Dead...

Alan Balsam was born to Michael and Anita Balsam on 2nd April, 1950. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended California State University at Long Beach, graduating in 1972. He began his career making short promotional films featuring entertainers such as Bette Midler and George Harrison and took his ...

4. Alan Fountain

Producer | Ghost Dance

Alan Fountain was born in 1946 in Chelmsford, Essex, to teachers Harold and Bim Fountain and read philosophy and film studies at Nottingham University, In the 1970s he served as East Midlands film officer and joined the British Film Institute's independent production board before moving to Channel ...

5. Alan Morrissey

Actor | Endeavour

Alan Morrissey was born on October 9th 1982. His was not only a home birth but a pub birth as he came into the world at the Golden Buck inn in Stockport,Greater Manchester,where his parents were licensees. Alan studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School,graduating in 2004,and subsequently ...

6. Alex Giannini

Actor | Legend

Alexander Von Giannini was born on 6 June 1958 in Northamptonshire to an English mother and an Italian father and was educated in England and Luxembourg, where his father worked for the European Commission. In fact he reckoned that he changed schools thirteen times in line with his father's work. ...

7. Alex Horne

Writer | Taskmaster

Alex was born on September 10 1978. He studied at Cambridge University where he became a member of the Footlights Revue. In 2000 he made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his show How To Avoid Huge Ships and was nominated for the Perrier award for best new comic with his show How To ...

8. Alex Robertson

Actor | Fanny Hill

Alex was born in 1982 in the Cornish village of Mawnam Smith, moving at age nine to St Ives where his parents opened a guest house and where, between acting roles, he worked for his brother's gardening business. Graduating from RADA in 2004 he first came to prominence in the television ...

9. Alexander Faris

Soundtrack | Upstairs, Downstairs

Alexander 'Sandy' Faris was born to a Presbyterian minister and his school-mistress wife on 11 June 1921 in County Tyrone. He read music at Clare College, Cambridge, before war service with the Irish Guards and after demobilization resumed his musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London...

10. Alexandra Moen

Actress | Fortitude

Alexandra Moen was born in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. Having an oceanographer as a father meant that she and her family - teacher mother and two younger brothers - traveled along with his work and, at age six, she moved to Canada and then to Bermuda, ending up in England, where she completed her ...

11. Alexandra Roach

Actress | Anna Karenina

Alexandra Roach was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire in Wales and was already a veteran of the Welsh television soap 'Pobol Y Cwm' by her early teens. In 2003 whilst studying for her GCSE exams at the local comprehensive school she learned that she had beaten out players in national soaps to win ...

12. Alexi Kaye Campbell

Writer | Woman in Gold

Alexi Kaye Campbell was born in Athens in 1966 as Alexi Komondouros, to a Greek father and a British mother. Having spent his childhood in Greece he went to America as a young man, graduating from Boston university in English and American Studies. He had a year in New York, waiting tables and ...

13. Alice Arlen

Writer | Silkwood

Alice Albright Patterson was born in November 1940 to the journalist and former aviatrix Josephine Patterson Albright and her husband artist Ivan Albright. Brought up in Chicago and educated at Radcliffe College and the University of Columbia Alice returned to Chicago to work as a journalist and ...

14. Alice Barry

Actress | Shameless

Alice was born the eldest of four children. She grew up in Burnley, attending St Mary Magdalene's school and came to acting late in life, after her son had grown up and left home. After working as an extra she was spotted by a director who encouraged her to go for larger parts, leading to roles in ...

15. Alice Nutter

Soundtrack | Grimsby

Born in Burnley in Lancashire in 1962, Alice Nutter first came to notice as a vocalist and percussionist in the anarchic pop band Chumbawamba. Whilst performing with the group Alice also worked in journalism, writing for the Leeds Other Paper and Northern Star, and left Chumbawamba in 2004 to learn...

16. Allan Cameron

Production Designer | The Da Vinci Code

Allan Cameron was born on April 1, 1944. He attended art school in his native Oxford, the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Art in London. Shortly after graduation he went into designing for television shows for ten years - including the comedy 'George and Mildred', 'Born and Bred',...

17. Allan Corduner

Actor | Defiance

Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on ...

18. Amara Karan

Actress | The Darjeeling Limited

Amara was born to Sri Lankan parents who had moved to England from Zambia to further her father's work opportunities. She went to the Wimbledon High School and, although she enjoyed drama, she regarded acting as a risky profession and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University,...

19. Andy Moss

Actor | Hollyoaks

Andrew 'Andy' Moss was born on June 1st 1984 in Manchester, where he was brought up - along with regular Christmas holiday trips to the family's house in Toulouse. He attended the Sheena Simon sixth form college from where he obtained a diploma in Musical Theatre and the North Cheshire Theatre ...

20. Angela Bruce

Actress | Red Dwarf

Angela Bruce was born in Leeds to a white mother and West Indian father, but was put up for adoption at age three. Bruce is the name of the couple who adopted her, and raised her in Craghead, a small mining village in County Durham, and she regards the North East as her home. Although black people ...

21. Angie Le Mar

Actress | Shoot the Messenger

Born in 1965 to Jamaican parents Angie grew up in the London borough of Lewisham. After joining the Second Wave Women's drama group and attending stage school she started work as an actress but claims that dyslexia made it difficult for her to sight-read scripts. She thus decided to become ...

22. Angie LeMar

Writer | The Brothers

Born in 1965 to Jamaican parents Angie grew up in the London borough of Lewisham. After joining the Second Wave Women's drama group and attending stage school she began acting roles but claims that her dyslexia made it difficult to sight-read scripts. She thus decided to become Britain's first ...

23. Angus Barnett

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

Born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, 1963, Angus Barnett joined the Theatre of Cooperative Arts in Nottingham whilst a teenager and went on to train as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, as well as performing with the National Youth Theatre in London. He has performed widely on stage, ...

24. Anita Reeves

Actress | Adam & Paul

Anita Reeves was born in Dublin in 1948 and studied acting on a part-time basis at the Brendan Smith academy whilst working as a laundress. Inspired by fellow Irish actress Maureen Potter she appeared at the Gaiety Theatre with the original cast of 'Dancing at Lughnasa' and played Mrs Lovett in '...

25. Annabel Leventon

Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Annabel Leventon was born in Hertfordshire. While reading English at Oxford she made several appearances at the Playhouse and toured France as Desdemona in the Oxford University Drama Society's production of 'Othello'. She then joined the Fourbeats pop group, played at the Edinburgh Festival and ...

26. Anne Balfour-Fraser

Producer | Simon

Anne Balfour was born in Woking, Surrey, on 10th August 1923 to army officer Bill and his wife Ruth, her great uncle being former British prime minister Arthur Balfour. Originally trained as an opera singer she turned to film making in the 1950s, starting with musical themes and formed the ...

27. Annie Symons

Costume Designer | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Born Edinburgh 1960 Annie was taught to sew by her mother and became interested in costumes whilst at school, designing clothes for school plays. She also developed a keen interest in film costumes whilst very young. In 1976 she went to London to the National Youth Theatre, from where she studied ...

28. Antxón Gómez

Production Designer | La piel que habito

Antxon Gomez was born in 1952. Brought up in the Basque region of Spain, in 1974 he started at the University of Valladoliod to read chemistry but his communist sympathies drew attention to himself and he never completed his course. In the mid-1970s he moved to Barcelona, where he worked in ...

29. Asa Elliott

Self | Benidorm

Asa Elliott was born on December 17th 1981.

Ever musical, in 2002 he made his television debut on the show 'Stars In Their Eyes', where he impersonated Bobby Vee performing 'The Night Has a Thousand Eyes'.

Over the next few years he honed his craft appearing in the United Kingdom and at cabaret ...

30. Barbara Marten

Actress | Hamlet

Barbara Marten was born as Barbara Mason on January 3rd 1947. As a teenager she attended the London School of Music and Dramatic Art but claims that it put her off acting and she worked for two years as a teacher, returning to the stage when she joined a theatre group in Coventry and then a touring...

31. Barnaby Kay

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Barnaby Kay was born into a theatrical family. His younger brother Adam is in the business, his grandfather, Arthur Kay, who died in 1970, was a leading light in community theatre in Northumbria, and his father was the actor Richard Kay, who was killed in a road accident in 1985 before he was able ...

32. Barry Keoghan

Actor | The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Barry came to prominence in the 2017 film 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' with his truly terrifying portrayal of Martin,an American teenager exacting a grisly revenge on drunken surgeon Colin Farrell, but he was not an American nor a teen-ager, born in Dublin on 17th October 1992 and has a brother ...

33. Barry Newbery

Production Designer | The Lost Boys

Barry Reginald Newbery was born in London on 10 February 1927 to Reginald, an insurance salesman and his hair-dresser wife Rosetta. After completing his National Service as a lorry mechanic in India he completed a course in commercial art at the Borough Polytechnic and spent two years designing ...

34. Basil Eidenbenz

Actor | Denial

Basil was born in Zurich, Switzerland on January the 9th 1993 and started out by taking singing lessons at the Zurich Music Conservatory before embarking on a two year course at the European Actor School. Having started his career in a German comedy film 'Let's Get a Divorce' in 2009, for two years...

35. Ben Caplan

Actor | Call the Midwife

Ben was born in October 1974, the son of West End producer Simon Caplan, and has an older sister Amanda. Despite going to see his father's productions he had no interest in acting as a child until, aged about thirteen, he was terrifically impressed by the play "The Woman in Black". Leaving school ...

36. Ben Lewis

Actor | Love Never Dies

Ben Lewis was born to musical parents on 28 September 1979. Growing up in England he had his first stage role in a school production of 'Bugsy Malone' in Hertfordshire. Moving with his family to Australia he took an Arts degree at Sydney University before winning a scholarship to the Western ...

37. Ben Pullen

Actor | An Ideal Husband

Ben Pullen was born in Switzerland and was brought up in Hong Kong and the United States before his family brought him to England when he was a teenager. He read film studies at the University of Warwick and got into acting via the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. He is married with a son, Oscar, ...

38. Ben Schnetzer

Actor | Pride

Ben Schnetzer was born on February 8 1990 in New York, to actors Stephen Schnetzer and Nancy Snyder. He began acting in his teens, appearing in the TV drama 'Happy Town' but, in his own words wanted to give acting "a proper shot" and moved to London in 2010 to study drama at the Guildhall School of...

39. Benedict Sandiford

Actor | Barbara

Benedict Sandiford was born on 16th August 1973 at Newark-on-Trent and was educated at Harrogate Grammar School. He made his television debut as a teen-ager in the series 'Children's Ward' but, although he has appeared in many small screen populist dramas, he will probably be best known as Neil, ...

40. Bille Eltringham

Director | This Is Not a Love Song

Caroline Bille Eltringham was born in 1967. Prior to entering the world of film she worked as a boatswain of tall- masted ships and as a theatrical dresser. She attended Bournemouth film school along with Simon Beaufoy - who would later take an Academy Award for 'Slumdog Millionaire' and Mark ...

41. Billy Howle

Actor | Dunkirk

Billy Howle was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, to a schoolteacher mother and a father who teaches at Kent University, the second of four sons. His older brother, Sam, is a graphic designer. Despite his parents' academic backgrounds, Billy has said that he was not interested in further education, ...

42. Blake Ritson

Actor | RocknRolla

Blake Ritson started acting when he was 13, debuting in White Chameleon at the Royal National Theatre, directed by Sir Richard Eyre for which he received rave reviews. He worked with Sir Richard Eyre again two years later on Macbeth, and went on to appear in the original West End run of Tom ...

43. Bob Barrett

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Robert George Barrett was born on March 31st 1966 and attended Bedford School as a boarder before enrolling at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He made his stage debut in 1991 and has an impressive stage roster with many appearances at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in 'The ...

44. Brett Goldstein

Actor | SuperBob

Brett was born in 1980 and attended school in Sutton, Surrey before reading Film Studies at Warwick University. At twenty-two Brett went to New York to study acting at the American Academy Of Dramatic Art. Aside from performing, he began to write his own plays and take them to the Edinburgh Fringe ...

45. Brian Croucher

Actor | I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Brian Croucher was born on January 23rd 1942. He started work as an apprentice printer and did a stint as a redcoat at Butlin's holiday camp before applying to train as an actor at LAMDA. Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s he appeared at London's Royal Court Theatre in several plays by ...

46. Brick Bronsky

Actor | Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid

Jeffrey Beltzner was born in 1964. As a teenager he was interested in body-building and took the title Mr Teenage Pennsylvania in 1984, though he turned down the opportunity to enter Mr America. At university he met Doug Flex, who shared his interest in wrestling and together they formed the ...

47. Bukky Ajayi

Actress | Critical Assignment

Zainub Bukky Ajati was a Nigerian born actress, born on February 2nd 1934 and educated in England on a scholarship. Returning to her homeland to act she was a regular in Nigerian TV series 'Checkmate' throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well as appearing in several 'Nollywood' movies. Bukky died at ...

48. Cal McCrystal

The World's End

Cal was born Cahal McCrystal on 6th August 1959 to a journalist also named Cahal McCrystal and his social worker wife Stella. In 1964 the family moved from Cal's native Belfast to London and in 1967 to the USA in line with Cal Senior's job as the Sunday Times New York bureau chief. In 1970 the ...

49. Callum Turner

Actor | War & Peace

Callum was born in London and grew up on a Chelsea estate - he is a huge Chelsea football fan - where, he claimed in a 2014 interview, "I learned more from films than I did through life itself." Six foot two tall, he decided to go into acting at age eighteen taking some courses and working as a ...

50. Camilla Dallerup

Self | We Need Answers

Born in Denmark in 1974 Camilla began dancing at the tender age of two, and when she was twelve she won the Danish Junior Dance Championship. Re-locating to England she became involved both professionally and - for nine years - personally with New Zealand-born dancer Brendan Cole, the pair of them ...


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