Birth Place Matching "Islington, London, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Emily Watson
Actress | Gosford Park
Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and ...
2. Mark Strong
Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle
British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.
Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...
Actor | Hugo
Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...
Actor | Lost
Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, ...
5. Nina Sosanya
Actress | Love Actually
Born in London, with a Nigerian father, Nina trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and gained A-levels in Performing Arts. Soon she was appearing as Desdemona in "Othello", Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", along with the title role in "Educating ...
7. Valerie Leon
Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me
Not just another tall, beautiful brunette, Valerie Leon had extensive experience in the British theater and in television and films - and not just as a sexpot - before she became a fixture in the "Carry On" series, appearing in seven of them. In addition to comedy, she also excelled in horror ...
8. Alan Parker
Director | Evita
Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his ...
A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted ...
11. Martin Kemp
Actor | EastEnders
Martin Kemp was born on October 10, 1961 in Islington, London, England as Martin John Kemp. He is an actor and director, known for EastEnders (1985), The Krays (1990) and Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992). He has been married to Shirlie Kemp since November 14, 1988. They have two children.
12. Kenneth Connor
Actor | 'Allo 'Allo!
The son of a naval officer who ran what were called "concert parties", Kenneth Connor made his stage debut at age two, and by 11 was performing in both a solo act and a doubles act with his brother in various revue shows. He later decided to become a serious actor rather than just a revue performer...
13. Gary Kemp
Actor | The Bodyguard
Gary Kemp was born in Islington, London in October 1959. On his 10th birthday, he got his first guitar from his parents. In the 70s, he and his younger brother, Martin Kemp, went to learn drama at Anna Scher's acting school. Then, in 1978, Gary Kemp formed "The Makers". After Richard Miller left, ...
15. Freddie Francis
Cinematographer | The Elephant Man
During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...
16. Bernadette Beck
Actress | Riverdale
Born on May 23, 1994, in the borough of Islington located in North-West London, England, Bernadette's parents immigrated to Vancouver, Canada shortly after her birth. She grew up as an exceptionally bright child, excelling in both language and fine arts. Multi-talented in piano, violin, and vocals,...
18. James Beck
Actor | Dad's Army
Londoner James Beck took to the Theatre at the end of his National Service, playing roles as diverse as Shylock to Archie Rice in "The Entertainer". His role as Cockney spiv Private Walker in Dad's Army made him a familiar face, if not a familiar name. His life was cut short before a potentially ...
Actor | Waterloo
To say that Terence Alexander, the distinguished British thespian, was hyperactive is a statement that borders on the understatement! Judge for yourself : born in 1923, following a short period when he considered becoming a priest, Alexander exercised the acting profession for six full decades and ...
20. Gwen Watford
Actress | Cleopatra
Gwen Watford was born on September 10, 1927 in Islington, London, England as Gwendoline Watford. She was an actress, known for Cleopatra (1963), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and The Company of Five (1968). She was married to Richard Bebb. She died on February 6, 1994 in Westminster, London.
Actress | BBC Play of the Month
Talented. Beautiful. Diverse. These three words best describe British actress, Candace Glendenning. With prominent arched cheekbones, turquoise cat like eyes, fair skin, and long dark hair, her exotic beauty made her a stand out amongst many other plain British beauties from Hazel Malone Talent ...
25. Denis Quilley
Actor | Murder on the Orient Express
Noted British classical theatre actor Denis Quilley distinguished himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, among others. His sturdy handsomeness was slightly offset by a relatively prominent proboscis. As in the case of Jeremy Northam and Liam Neeson, it only ...
27. Terry Bamber
Assistant Director | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Terry Bamber trained as an Actor at LAMDA but after ending up on the cutting room floor no fewer than 18 times out of 21 performances he became an Assistant Director. Terry Bamber had the great pleasure to work on 101 and 102 Dalmatians with the legendary Micky Moore. Terry's career has taken him ...
28. Jacob Scipio
Actor | We Die Young
Jacob Scipio is an actor and writer, known for his roles in We Die Young and Hunter Killer. His acting career started in television with leading roles in Some Girls (2012), As The Bell Rings (2009) and White Teeth (2002). He has written screenplays for two short films, both of which premiered at ...
31. Linda Robson
Actress | Birds of a Feather
Linda Robson was born on March 13, 1958 in Islington, London, England as Linda Patricia Mary Robson. She is an actress, known for Birds of a Feather (1989), Anuvahood (2011) and The Likely Lads (1976). She has been married to Mark Dunford since September 16, 1990. They have two children.
33. Arthur Mullard
Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
An enigmatic and much loved comedy actor Arthur Mullard carved a unique niche for himself in a host of British comedy films and tv shows. The sterotype Cockney he was born in Islington, North London where he was known by locals as 'The Dook of Islington'.
He left school at 14 to work as a butcher's ...
34. Harry Fielder
Actor | Doctor Who
Prolific and ubiquitous British bit player and supporting artist Harry Fielder was born on April 26, 1940 in Islington, London, England. Fielder was a GPO messenger boy, made Christmas crackers, and dyed feathers before going on to work for Andersons Timber Yard in Islington from 1958 to 1966. ...
35. Kim Clifford
Actress | Chariots of Fire
Kim Clifford was born on January 27, 1961 in Islington, North London, England. She is an actress, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), Where's Johnny? (1974) and Colin's Sandwich (1988). She has been married to Lee Galpin since November 5, 1986. They have two children.
39. Brenda Cowling
Actress | Octopussy
Brenda Cowling was born on April 23, 1925 in Islington, London, England as Brenda Rose Cowling. She is known for her work on Octopussy (1983), You Rang, M'Lord? (1988) and Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). She died on October 2, 2010 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London.
41. Clive Exton
Writer | Red Sonja
Clive Exton was born on April 11, 1930 in Islington, London, England as Clive Jack Montague Brooks. He is known for his work on Red Sonja (1985), The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001) and Jeeves and Wooster (1990). He was married to Reid, Mara and Patricia Ferguson. He died on August 16, 2007 in...
43. Joe Melia
While in the army he appeared in camp shows then when demobbed got a flat in London's West End and worked in morning jobs as a Covent Garden porter, in a bakery and on a railway, slept during the afternoon then in the evening with no actual training he more or less conned his way into doing bits in...
47. Elaine Lordan
Actress | EastEnders
Elaine Lordan was born on August 8, 1966 in Islington, London, England as Elaine Bernadette Lordan. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), EastEnders: Slaters in Detention (2003) and Face (1997). She has been married to Peter Manuel since December 15, 2005. They have one child.
48. Paul Daneman
Actor | Zulu
Paul Daneman was born on October 29, 1925 in Islington, London, England as Paul Frederick Daneman. He was an actor and writer, known for Zulu (1964), Precious Bane (1957) and Corrigan Blake (1962). He was married to Meredith Kinmont and Susan Courtney. He died on April 28, 2001 in London.