Birth Place Matching "Hackney, London, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Idris Elba
Actor | Beasts of No Nation
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...
Actress | Catastrophe
Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Catastrophe (2015), Pulling (2006) and Imagine Me & You (2005). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.
3. Ray Winstone
Actor | The Departed
Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing ...
4. Maddy Hill
Actress | EastEnders
Maddy Hill was born on March 19, 1990 in Hackney, London, England as Madeleine Kate Hill. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Neighbours 30th Anniversary Tribute: Ramsay Square (2015) and Whitechapel (2009).
Actress | Love Actually
Martine McCutcheon was born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting on the 14th of May 1976 in Hackney, East London, to Jenny Tomlin (née Jeanette Lilian Ponting) and Thomas Hemmings. She has a little brother called L.J. She studied at the renowned Italia Conti stage school in London from the age of 10. ...
Anthony Newley was born in Hackney, London, England, to Frances Grace Newley and George Kirby, a shipping clerk. He was attracted to acting, after seeing an ad for a child actor in a Fleet Street window. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 14 and, two years later, played the ...
Actress | Birds of a Feather
Pauline Quirke was born on July 8, 1959 in Hackney, London, England as Pauline Perpetua Quirke. She is an actress and writer, known for Birds of a Feather (1989), Broadchurch (2013) and Emmerdale Farm (1972). She has been married to Steve Sheen since August 1996. They have two children.
10. Asif Kapadia
Director | The Warrior
Academy award and four time BAFTA award winning Director / Writer / Producer Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films exploring characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving landscapes. His films have been box office successes around the world as well as being critically ...
12. Fenella Fielding
Actress | Carry On Screaming!
Fenella Fielding was born on November 17, 1927 in Hackney, London, England as Fenella Marion Feldman. She was an actress and writer, known for Carry On Screaming! (1966), Guest House Paradiso (1999) and The Avengers (1961). She died on September 11, 2018 in Hammersmith, London.
13. Harold Pinter
Writer | Sleuth
Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's ...
14. Athene Seyler
Actress | Night of the Demon
Athene Seyler was born on May 31, 1889 in Hackney, London, England. She was an actress, known for Curse of the Demon (1957), The Franchise Affair (1951) and April Blossoms (1934). She was married to Nicholas Hannen and James Bury Sterndale-Bennett. She died on September 12, 1990 in Hammersmith, ...
16. Margery Mason
Actress | The Princess Bride
Margery Mason was born on September 27, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Margery E. Mason. She was an actress, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Love Actually (2003) and Les Misérables (1998). She was married to Peter Daminoff. She died on January 26, 2014 in Swiss Cottage, Camden, ...
18. Mike Reid
Actor | Snatch
Mike Reid was born on January 19, 1940 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Reid. He is known for his work on Snatch (2000), EastEnders (1985) and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993). He was married to Shirley Collins and Sheila Reid. He died on July 29, 2007 in Marbella, Spain.
20. Emma Cooke
Actress | A Touch of Frost
Emma Cooke was born in St Bart's Hospital, London.
Her father, Bob Cooke, owns F. Cooke Pie & Mash shop on Broadway Market in Hackney. Emma's great-grandfather opened the shop in 1900.
Emma has a younger sister Jane, and younger brother, Robert.
Emma when to the Brits school in Croydon when she was 16...
22. Marc Bolan
Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Born on September 30, 1947 in London, England, Mark Bolan was always destined to be a star. Even as a teenager, he was already seeking fame. Well known as a sharp dresser, he was employed by a modeling agency and became a "John Temple Boy", wearing John Temple suits in their catalogs as well as ...
24. Jeremy Beadle
Producer | Hot Shots
Jeremy Beadle was born on April 12, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Jeremy James Anthony Gibson Beadle. He was a writer and producer, known for Hot Shots (1994), Eureka (1981) and Beadle's About (1986). He was married to Susan (Sue) Maria Marshall. He died on January 30, 2008 in Westminster, ...
25. Anna Wing
Actress | Son of Rambow
Anna Wing was born on October 30, 1914 in Hackney, London, England as Anna Eva Lydia Catherine Wing. She was an actress, known for Son of Rambow (2007), Anna Karenina (1977) and Dog Eat Dog (2001). She was married to Peter Davey. She died on July 7, 2013 in Hackney.
27. Edith Sharpe
Actress | Cash on Demand
Edith Sharpe was born on September 14, 1894 in Hackney, London, England as Edith Mary Sharpe. She was an actress, known for Cash on Demand (1961), Happy Is the Bride (1958) and The Outsider (1948). She was married to Alexander Francis Part. She died on June 6, 1984 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, London.
30. Trisha Goddard
Actress | Shaun of the Dead
Trisha Goddard was born on December 23, 1957 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for Shaun of the Dead (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and Annually Retentive (2006). She has been married to Peter Gianfrancesco since January 1998. They have two children. She was previously married to ...
32. Maurice Phillips
Director | The American Way
Maurice Phillips was born on March 25, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Maurice David Phillips. He was a director and actor, known for The American Way (1986), Poirot (1989) and Afterlife (2005). He died on June 2, 2012 in New York City, New York, USA.
34. Renée Glynne
Started in Scenario Department at Welwyn Studios and Pinewood. She was Production Secretary on _Brief Encounter (1946)_ and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) at Denham Studios. She first went on floor as Asst Continuity on While the Sun Shines (1947) at Shepperton. Her first screen credit was for Brass ...
37. Alan Sugar
Producer | Blame It on the Moon
Alan Sugar was born on March 24, 1947 in Hackney, London, England as Alan Michael Sugar. He is a producer and actor, known for Blame It on the Moon (2000), The Survival Club (1999) and The Apprentice UK (2005). He has been married to Ann Simons since April 29, 1968. They have three children.
39. Hugh Cecil
Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hugh Cecil was born on May 16, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Alfred Cecil Ware. He was an actor, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Shoreditch (2003) and Eyeless in Gaza (1971). He died on February 11, 2004 in Tolworth, Surrey, England.
40. Desmond Rayner
Actor | Screen One
Desmond Rayner was born on October 31, 1928 in Hackney, London, England as Desmond Hyams Rayner. He was an actor, known for Screen One (1985), Hancock's Half Hour (1956) and Stolen Assignment (1955). He was married to Claire Rayner. He died on April 20, 2014 in Harrow, Middlesex, England.
42. Nicko McBrain
Self | Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Nicko McBrain was born on June 5, 1952 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Henry McBrain. He is known for his work on Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009), Girls Gone Dead (2012) and The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days (2004). He has been married to Rebecca since May 1989. They have two...
43. Denis Norden
Writer | Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
Denis Norden was born on February 6, 1922 in Hackney, London, England as Denis Mostyn Norden. He was a writer and actor, known for Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), The Seven Faces of Jim (1961) and The Frost Report (1966). He was married to Avril Rosen. He died on September 19, 2018 in Hampstead, ...
44. Claude King
Actor | Behind the Mask
Claude King was born on January 15, 1875 in Hackney, London, England as Claud Edward King. He is known for his work on Behind the Mask (1932), Bella Donna (1923) and Smart Girl (1935). He was married to Evelyn Hall and Evelyn Walsh Hall. He died on September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Soundtrack | Magnolia
In the Guinness Book of Records for the highest UK chart entry for a female debut act, Gabrielle took the charts by storm with 'Dreams'. Her debut album "Find Your Way" sold over a million copies worldwide, and has been followed by the albums "Gabrielle" and "Rise", the latter appropriately titled ...
49. Howard Douglas
Actor | The Monsters
Howard Douglas was born on January 12, 1896 in Hackney, London, England as Douglas Howard Gray Richardson. He was an actor and art director, known for The Monsters (1962), Treasure Island (1950) and Quick Before They Catch Us (1966). He died in 1973 in Lambeth, London.
50. Mel Appleby
Soundtrack | Coronation Street
Mel Appleby was born on July 11, 1966 in Hackney, London, England as Melanie Susan Appleby. She is known for her work on Coronation Street (1960), Mel & Kim: Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (1986) and Mel & Kim: That's the Way It Is - Version 2 (1988). She died on January 18, 1990 in...