The Rise Of the Essex Boys

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1. Tim Faraday

Actor | The Ghost Writer

Tim Faraday is an actor and director, known for The Ghost Writer (2010), Primeval (2007) and Secret Smile (2005). He has been married to Zoey Croucher since May 13, 2006. They have three children.

Pat Tate

2. Dexter Fletcher

Director | Rocketman

Dexter Fletcher is an English actor and director best known for Press Gang (1989) - where he played opposite real-life partner (at the time) Julia Sawalha - as well as directing Eddie the Eagle (2015) and Rocketman (2019), and finishing off Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) after Bryan Singer was fired. His...

Tony Tucker

3. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

Craig Rolfe

4. Clarke Tribe

Actor | The Drugs Game

Clarke Tribe was born on November 25th 1982 in Crawley, west sussex. He spent the first twelve years of his life residing in Crawley, living with his mother (Wendy Thornback) and sister (Kerry Thornback), in a 3 bedroom terraced house on a council estate. One of Clarkes childhood dreams was to be a...

Carlton Leach

5. John Altman

Actor | An American Werewolf in London

John Altman was born on March 2, 1952 in Reading, Berkshire, England as John Clarkson Stewart. He is an actor and director, known for An American Werewolf in London (1981), My Lonely Me (2015) and EastEnders (1985). He was previously married to Bridget Pouhan.

Sam

6. Alan Ford

Actor | Snatch

Alan Ford was born on February 23, 1938 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Snatch (2000), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012).

Mr. Harris

7. Michael McKell

Actor | Allied

Michael McKell was born in London and in the 1980s he was a prolific singer and song-writer. However, in 1991 he was involved in a near-fatal car crash which proved to be the catalyst for a career change. He studied acting for three years at the Lee Strasberg Institute and began on stage, in ...

Frankie

8. James Cosmo

Actor | Braveheart

James Cosmo was born on October 27, 1947 in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland as James Ronald Gordon Copeland. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Highlander (1986) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000.

Lewis

9. Bill Fellows

Actor | Lady Macbeth

Bill was born and bred in the North-East town of Middlesbrough, close to the North Yorkshire border, and trained at the Guildford drama school in the early Eighties.

Amongst his many Theatre credits are Mickey in the West End production of Blood Brothers, alongside Stephanie Lawrence, Tony ...

Mickey Steele

10. Luing Andrews

Actor | The Heavy

Born January 1963 in Richmond Surrey, Birth name Ian Andrews Luing Mason. British actor Luing Andrews began his career as a stunt man and directly after training was offered his first feature 'Called Home', daring Luing not only acted in this exciting film but also performed his own stunts ...

Jack Whomes

11. Matt Di Angelo

Actor | Hustle

Matt Di Angelo was born on May 1, 1987 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Hustle (2004), Ordinary Lies (2015) and EastEnders (1985).

Darren Nicholls

12. Nick Nevern

Writer | Trigger Finger!

Nick Nevern is a British actor and Director. Nick spent some time in Russia, returning years later to London, where he started his acting career.

He first appeared on our TV screens in 2002 in the 'made-for-tv' film Out Of Control, a depiction of the lives of three boys sent to a young offenders ...

Bernard O'Mahoney

13. 50 Cent

Soundtrack | Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but ...

Nigel Benn

14. Ian Pirie

Actor | Les Misérables

Married to the actress Victoria Donovan. He turned professional in 1996 when with no formal training landed a role im the critically acclaimed, West End Revival of Jesus Christ Superstar in London. He understudied and played Valjean in the legendary London musical.

Played Quasimodo in Notre Dame de ...

Boxing MC

15. Ross Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC.

Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is ...

Miller

16. Nick Moran

Actor | Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Nick Moran was born on December 23, 1969 in East End, London, England as Nick James Moran. He is an actor and producer, known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He was ...

Phil Stone

17. Danny Dyer

Actor | The Football Factory

Danny Dyer was born in the Custom House area of east London, England, on 24th July 1977. Danny was spotted at a Sunday Drama School for underprivileged kids, in Kentish Town, by the agent Charlotte Kelly who got him an audition for the part of Martin Fletcher in the Granada Television series Prime ...

Officer Tolands

18. Pooja Shah

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Pooja Shah was born on 8th August 1979 in North London in a Kenyan-Asian family. Grandparents migrated to Kenya from Gujarat in Western India and so the ancestral roots are there.

After studying at local Nursery, Infants and Junior school, she did GCSE at a Girls Grammar School. Took a year out from...

Denny

19. Alison Pargeter

Actress | The National Union of Space People

Alison Pargeter was born on May 31, 1971 in Oxfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for The National Union of Space People (2016), Calendar Girls (2003) and 24: Live Another Day (2014).

Kate Carter

20. Amelie Leroy

Actress | Dark Signal

Amelie Leroy is an actress and writer, known for Dark Signal (2016), Remember, Remember: Grace & Mercy (2018) and I am Mia (2018).

Emma

21. Jason Statham

Actor | Crank

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has ...

Big John

22. Vinnie Jones

Actor | Snatch

Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of football's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's ...

Mad Dog

23. Katie Jarvis

Actress | Fish Tank

Katie Jarvis was born on June 22, 1991 in Dagenham, Essex, England as Katie Louise Jarvis. She is an actress, known for Fish Tank (2009), I Was 3 (2017) and Ginger (2016).

Donna Jagger

24. Jack McMullen

Actor | Ford v Ferrari

Jack McMullen was born on February 22, 1991 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Ford v Ferrari (2019) and The Souvenir (2019).

Jimmy Gerenuk

25. David Spinx

Actor | EastEnders

David Spinx was born on April 25, 1951 in England. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Jack of Diamonds (2001) and Shafted.

Cokey

26. Danielle Harold

Actress | EastEnders

Danielle Harold was born on May 30, 1992 in Lambeth, London, England as Danielle Amy Harold. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Casualty (1986) and Two Graves (2018).

Ramsey

27. Brian Capron

Actor | Coronation Street

Brian Capron was born on February 11, 1947 in Eye, Suffolk, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Emma (1996) and 101 Dalmatians (1996). He has been married to Jacqueline Bucknell since June 2, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to Janette Legge.

Prison Gov'nor

28. Christopher Ellison

Actor | The Bill

Worked in the Merchant Navy, trained as a Graphic Designer and worked as a minicab driver. First drama job was Assistant Stage Manager at the Richmond Theatre. First acting role was in the play "Woman in a Dressing Gown" at said theatre. First break was a guest appearance in The Sweeney (1974).

Dr. Flint

29. Rita Simons

Actress | EastEnders

Rita Simons was born on March 10, 1977 in Essex, England as Rita Joanne Simons. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), The Krays: Dead Man Walking (2018) and The House on Cold Hill. She has been married to Theo Silveston since August 29, 2004. They have two children.

Anna Richards

30. Dean Kilbey

Actor | All the Money in the World

Dean Kilbey is a English Actor born in Islington, London. He originally started on the stage performing stand up comedy for two years . Then in 2004 he joined and trained at the Artist Theatre School under respected British actress Amanda Redman MBE. Since then, Dean has gone on to shoot many ...

Prison Inmate

31. Jason Flemyng

Actor | Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Jason Flemyng was born on September 25, 1966 in Putney, London, England as Jason Iain Flemyng. He is an actor and producer, known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). He has been married to Elly ...

Prison Inmate

32. Craig Conway

Actor | Mara

Craig Conway was born in 1975 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Mara (2018), Final Score (2018) and Broken (2016). He has been married to Brooke Laing since 2016. He was previously married to Jill Halfpenny.

Prison Inmate

33. Ricky Grover

Actor | Big Fat Gypsy Gangster

Ricky Grover was born on December 24, 1961 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), Revolver (2005) and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004). He is married to Maria Grover. They have one child.

Prison Inmate



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