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


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1. Ian McShane

Actor | Deadwood

From a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough, no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast," Ian McShane has virtually cornered the market on playing rogues, villains, and all-around badasses.

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically ...

2. 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...

3. 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...

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 UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. Robert Shaw

Actor | Jaws

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...

8. 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...

9. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Doctor Who

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 ...

10. 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).

11. Joseph Gilgun

Actor | This Is England

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 ...

12. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. 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 ...

15. 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 in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

16. 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 ...

17. 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).

18. 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 ...

19. 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.

20. Tracie Bennett

Actress | Coronation Street

Tracie Bennett was born on June 17, 1961 in Leigh, Lancashire, England as Tracey Anne Bennett. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), The Long Firm (2004) and Making Out (1989).

21. 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), Seeing Red (2000) and Clocking Off (2000). She has been married to Peter Salmon since August 22, 2001. They have one child. ...

22. Maxine Peake

Actress | The Theory of Everything

Maxine Peake is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello in the BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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.

25. Jed Mercurio

Writer | Line of Duty

Jed Mercurio was born in Nelson, Lancashire, UK in 1966 but grew up in Cannock, Staffordshire. He graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1991 and practiced as a hospital doctor for three years. While still a medical student, he joined the Royal Air Force and received flying ...

26. 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).

27. Lisa O'Hare

Actress | New Amsterdam

Lisa O'Hare was born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England as Lisa Jane O'Hare. She is an actress, known for New Amsterdam (2018), Castle (2009) and The Closer (2005). She has been married to Brian Shoemaker since September 26, 2009. They have one child.

28. 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, where she left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis ...

29. Jane Horrocks

Actress | Little Voice

Jane Horrocks was born January 18, 1964 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, UK, she is the youngest of three children born to Barbara and John Horrocks. She attended Balladen County Primary School before she enrolled at Oldham College, and later, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among her classmates...

30. 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 ...

31. Natalie Casey

Actress | Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Natalie Casey was born on April 15, 1980 in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001), Hollyoaks (1995) and Merry Widows (2011).

32. Karl Pilkington

Producer | 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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33. 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 ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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 ...

36. Janette Scott

Actress | No Highway

Janette Scott was born on December 14, 1938 in Morecambe, Lancashire, England as Thora Janette Scott. She is an actress and writer, known for No Highway in the Sky (1951), Invasion of the Triffids (1963) and As Long as They're Happy (1955). She has been married to William John Rademaekers since ...

37. 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 ...

38. Julie Hesmondhalgh

Actress | Coronation Street

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 ...

39. 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 ...

40. Amy Nuttall

Actress | Downton Abbey

Amy Nuttall was born on June 7, 1982 in Bolton, Lancashire, England as Amy Abigail Nuttall. She is an actress, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Emmerdale (1972) and New Tricks (2003). She has been married to Andrew Buchan since September 8, 2012. They have one child.

41. Bernard Cribbins

Actor | Frenzy

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 ...

42. Paul Nicholls

Actor | If Only

Born to a roofer and a psychiatric nurse, Paul was born on April 12, 1979, joining his sister, Kelly who was born in 1978. Paul started acting at an early age of 10, when he joined the Oldham Theatre Workshop, but had acted before that at Church Road Primary School, Bolton and then Smithhills Dean ...

43. 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 ...

44. Kathryn Drysdale

Actress | Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

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 ...

45. 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...

46. Christian McKay

Actor | Me and Orson Welles

Christian McKay was born in Bury, Lancashire. He is an actor and classical musician. Christian received international acclaim for his performance of the title role in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles (2008). Christian has subsequently appeared in films including Rush (2013), Tinker Tailor ...

47. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

48. Al Weaver

Actor | Doom

Al Weaver was born in 1981 in Bolton, Lancashire, England as Alex Weaver. He is an actor and writer, known for Doom (2005), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and Marie Antoinette (2006).

49. 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 ...

50. William Ash

Actor | Mad About Mambo

William Ash was born on January 13, 1977 in Chadderton, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Mad About Mambo (2000), Until Death (2007) and Hush (2008).


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