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


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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. Joseph Gilgun

Actor | Lockout

Joseph Gilgun was born on March 9, 1984 in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He is actor who first appeared in Coronation Street (1960) when he was only ten years old. Later he became known through Emmerdale Farm (1972) and the film This Is England (2006). He also appeared in it's spin-ff series This ...

4. 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...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 (...

7. 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...

8. 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...

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. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. 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).

13. 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 ...

14. 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), The Day of the Triffids (1963) and Helen of Troy (1956). She has been married to William Rademaekers since 1981. She was ...

15. 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 ...

16. 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. ...

17. 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.

18. 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), The Bourne Identity (2002) and Miss Potter (2006). He has been married to Julia Swift since July 1982. They have two children.

19. 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...

20. 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 ...

21. Karl Pilkington

Writer | The Ricky Gervais Show

Karl Pilkington was born on September 23, 1972 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for The Ricky Gervais Show (2010), Chingari (2012) and An Idiot Abroad (2010).

22. 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 ...

23. 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 Dave Shakespeare (2012).

24. 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 ...

25. 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).

26. 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 ...

27. 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 ...

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

30. 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 ...

31. Greg Ellis

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

On the big screen Greg Ellis is best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Commander Groves in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as starring in J.J. Abrams Star Trek, as Chief Engineer Olsen, the original chief engineer of the Star ship Enterprise.

In 2014 Greg formed a production ...

32. Brittany Ashworth

Actress | The Crucifixion

Brittany Ashworth was born in 1989 in Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for The Crucifixion (2017), Hostile (2017) and Accident Man (2018).

33. 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 ...

34. 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), New Tricks (2003) and Emmerdale Farm (1972). She has been married to Andrew Buchan since September 8, 2012. They have one child.

35. 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 Snatch (2017).

36. 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), Hush (2008) and Until Death (2007).

37. Bernard Cribbins

Actor | The Railway Children

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 ...

38. Stan Laurel

Actor | Pardon Us

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 ...

39. 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 ...

40. Michael Hurst

Actor | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Michael Hurst was born on September 20, 1957 in Lancashire, England as Michael Eric Hurst. He is an actor and director, known for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Bitch Slap (2009) and Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010). He has been married to Jennifer Ward-Lealand since January 31, 1988. ...

41. 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, ...

42. Craig Parkinson

Actor | Virgin Territory

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 ...

43. Caroline O'Neill

Actress | Endeavour

Caroline O'Neill was born in 1958 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Endeavour (2012), Queer as Folk (1999) and The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007).

44. Mark Jordon

Director | To the sea again

Mark wanted to be an actor after watching Steve McQueen movies as a child. While still at school he attended Oldham Theatre Workshop where he formed the Damned Busters and worked clubs, pubs and did street theatre to earn his Equity card. After a small part in a film 'Number One' Mark was cast as ...

45. 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 ...

46. Sarah Stephens

Actress | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Sarah Stephens was born on June 7, 1990 in Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2008).

47. Shirley Anne Field

Actress | Peeping Tom

Shirley Anne Field is one of Britain's most highly respected actresses. She has starred opposite Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney, Steve McQueen, Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis and Ned Beatty in such classic films as: The Entertainer, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The War Lover, Alfie, My ...

48. Nicholas Gleaves

Actor | Half Light

Nicholas Gleaves was born in 1969 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Half Light (2006), Survivors (2008) and Playing the Field (1998). He has been married to Lesley Sharp since February 1994. They have two children.

49. Jack Deam

Actor | The Life and Times of Henry Pratt

Jack Deam was born in 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Ian Deam. He is an actor, known for The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (1992), Life on Mars (2006) and Father Brown (2013).

50. 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...


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