Born William Rowbotham, he was the son of a tram driver and laundress. He was one of three children... Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. After graduation from Pembroke College, Oxford, he was a teacher for a while and then joined the New Theatre in London. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "... British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. In 1965, ... One of stage, screen and TV's finest transatlantic talents, slight, gravel-voiced, pasty-looking John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940, in Shirebrook, a coal mining village, in Derbyshire, England. She is attractive and alluring, making her one to watch not only for her looks but for her top-notch talent. 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 the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery ... British actor Patrick Macnee was born on February 6, 1922 in London, England into a wealthy and eccentric family. ... Born George Emlyn Williams in Pen-y-Ffordd, Mostyn, Flintshire in northeast Wales on November 1905, he lived in a rural village in which Welsh was spoken until he was 12 years old, when his family moved to an English-speaking town, Connah's Quay. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and ... Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. Comedy farceur Tom Walls is indelibly associated with the popular Aldwych Theatre farces of the 1920s and 1930s. While Christian Bale, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig, and Benedict Cumberbatch might be the hottest British actors in the contemporary era, Britain has the honor of producing world class actors from the past several decades. The family lived in different countries ... Leslie Banks was born on June 9, 1890 in West Derby, England as Leslie James Banks. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to ... Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. He was de-mobbed in 1946. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. She performed in music halls throughout her... Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". She is 48 years old and is always impressing audiences with her work on the big screen. He was married to Irene Mewton (Alice). Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him ... Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (nee Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He has a brother, Jack. Leslie went to Dulwich College. Smith has been married twice: to actor ... John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. He started off at the preparatory ... Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England, and has resided in London for most of her life. When he was three, the family returned to England, but by his eleventh year, they moved on to Canada -... Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. Most of them have won Academy Awar The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known as the original actor to portray James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. Described by top film critic Mark Kermode as an "unbelievably versatile" actor, Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He ... Actress | He was married to Diana Churchill and Alice Maud Steele Wareham. Born in Croydon in Surrey, he attended Brighton College in Sussex before studying at Cambridge University with the intention of becoming a schoolmaster. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ... Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. His film debut was in the 1937 British ... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. Tell us what you think about this feature. While there he continued to write and experiment with filmmaking, participating in student films and ... Sean Bean's career since the eighties spans theatre, radio, television and movies. His screen persona ... Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale.