The First Law

by niall_baxter | created - 6 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

The HBO treatment

1. Ray Stevenson

Actor | Thor

Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at ...

Logen Ninefingers

2. Rupert Friend

Actor | Homeland

Rupert Friend was born on October 1, 1981 in Oxfordshire, England as Rupert William Anthony Friend. He is an actor and writer, known for Homeland (2011), The Death of Stalin (2017) and The Young Victoria (2009). He has been married to Aimee Mullins since May 1, 2016.

Sand dan Glokta

3. Adam Nagaitis

Actor | The Terror

Adam Nagaitis was born and raised in Chorley, Lancashire. At the age of 19, Adam left the UK to study acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. Following this, Adam returned to the UK to study at RADA. Out of RADA, Adam was offered a role in Yann Demanges' first feature film, the ...

Jezal dan Luthar

4. Ben Kingsley

Actor | Sexy Beast

Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. 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. Ben began to act in stage plays during ...

Bayaz

5. Rufus Sewell

Actor | Dark City

Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and left ...

Collem West

6. Martha Higareda

Actress | Street Kings

Higareda was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, the daughter of actress Martha Cervantes and therapist and artist Jose Luis Higareda, and sister of actress Miriam Higareda. She began acting on stage at a very early age, along with dancing jazz, flamenco, tap and folklore. At 14, she moved to ...

Ferro Maljinn

7. Travis Fimmel

Actor | Warcraft

Travis Fimmel was born near Echuca, Victoria, Australia, to Jennie, a recreation officer for the disabled, and Chris, a cattle farmer. He was raised on a 5500-acre farm located between Melbourne and Sydney. Until the age of seventeen, his life was spent at school and working on the family farm, ...

Dogman

8. Antonia Thomas

Actress | The Good Doctor

Antonia Thomas is an English actress. She is best known for her work in the TV series Misfits, Lovesick and the The Good Doctor.

She studied for a Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2009, and then joined the National Youth Theatre.

Her acting debut was in ...

Ardee West

9. Alex Lawther

Actor | The Imitation Game

Alex Lawther was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England in 1995. He is known for his role as the young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014) for which he won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" in January of 2015. Being the youngest of three, and the ...

Malacus Quai

10. Ralph Ineson

Actor | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Ralph Ineson was born on December 15, 1969 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Witch (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).

Tul Duru

11. Jefferson Hall

Actor | Halloween

Jefferson Hall was born in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is an actor, known for Halloween (2018), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

Harding Grim

12. Malcolm McDowell

Actor | A Clockwork Orange

Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...

Arch Lector Sult

13. Peter Mullan

Actor | Tyrannosaur

He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such...

Lord Marshal Burr

14. Jason Watkins

Actor | The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Jason Watkins was born on October 28, 1966 in Albrighton, Shropshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014), Line of Duty (2012) and A Very English Scandal (2018). He is married to Clara Francis. They have three children.

Brother Longfoot

15. Brendan Coyle

Actor | Downton Abbey

Brendan Coyle was born in Corby, Northamptonshire to an Irish father and Scottish mother; his parents moved to Corby from County Tyrone, Ireland. Brendan holds Irish citizenship and has previously lived in Dublin and London. However, according to a video clip from the site for "Rockface" he resides...

Bethod

16. Titus Welliver

Actor | The Town

Titus Welliver was born on March 12, 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father was a famous landscape painter, Neil Welliver. His mother was a fashion illustrator, Norma Cripps. He has three brothers, one was killed overseas. He was raised in Philadelphia and New York City, surrounded by poets and...

Rudd Threetrees

17. Toby Regbo

Actor | Mr. Nobody

Toby Regbo was born in 1991 in Hammersmith, London, England as Toby Finn Regbo. He is an actor, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), Treasure Island (2012) and One Day (2011). He is best known for his role as Prince Francis on the CW's hit TV show Reign (2013).

18. Geoff Bell

Actor | Wild Target

Geoff Bell was born in 1963 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Wild Target (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and RocknRolla (2008).

19. Will Smith

Writer | Veep

Will Smith was born in 1971. He was brought up in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Beginning as a stand-up comedian he won Time Out's Comedy award for 2004 and Chortle's Best headliner for 2005. For several seasons he has also been a popular regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2007 supported Ricky...

20. Timothy V. Murphy

Actor | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Timothy V Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. Murphy began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater.

Living in Los Angeles, California; Murphy is known for his roles as Galaan in the FX hit, Sons of Anarchy and Ian Doyle in Criminal Minds.

Murphy is known for the films; ...

21. Sam Spruell

Actor | Snow White and the Huntsman

Sam Spruell was born on January 1, 1977 in Southwark, London, England. He is an actor, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Legend (2015) and Taken 3 (2014).

22. 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 The Musketeer (2001). He was previously married to Sienna Guillory.

23. Richard Thomson

Actor | Lovesick

Richard Thomson is an actor, known for Lovesick (2014), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and World War Z (2013).

24. Johnny Harris

Actor | Jawbone

Johnny Harris first burst onto our screens in the feature film London to Brighton. Despite being made on a tiny budget, the film went on to be voted into Time Out magazine's '100 Greatest British Movies Of All Time' and is now widely regarded as a cult classic with noteworthy actors and directors ...

25. Toby Kebbell

Actor | Dead Man's Shoes

Toby Kebbell was born in 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He then moved to Nottinghamshire, where he grew up. Aged 17 he joined the Central Television Workshop in Nottingham.

Toby's breakthrough came when Shane Meadows saw him at the Central Television Workshop and cast him in the role of Anthony in ...

26. Toby Stephens

Actor | Die Another Day

Toby Stephens began his acting career while a stagehand at the Chichester Festival Theatre, in end-of-season productions mounted by the crew. In his brief professional career, he has already won the Sir John Gielgud Prize for Best Actor and the Ian Charleson Award for his performance in the title ...

27. Tom Cullen

Actor | Weekend

Tom Cullen was born on July 17, 1985 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He is an actor and producer, known for Weekend (2011), Knightfall (2017) and Black Mirror (2011).

28. Neil Maskell

Actor | Kill List

Neil Maskell was born in 1976. From the age of eleven he attended the Anna Scher acting school in Islington in his native London and later studied at the Miskin Theatre at the North West Kent College,subsequently returning there as a director. He began acting as a teenager,making his television ...

29. Alistair Petrie

Actor | Rogue One

Alistair Petrie was born on September 30, 1970 in Catterick, North Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), The Bank Job (2008) and Victor Frankenstein (2015).

30. Sean Harris

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Sean Harris was born in 1966 in Bethnal Green, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) and Harry Brown (2009).

31. Eddie Marsan

Actor | Happy-Go-Lucky

Eddie Marsan was born in Stepney, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother, and raised in Bethnal Green. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, ...



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