Favourite actors

by oletheart | created - 5 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

2. Lee Pace

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl (2003), an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough ...

3. Edward Hogg

Actor | Jupiter Ascending

Edward Hogg was born on January 26, 1979 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England as Edward George Hogg. He is an actor, known for Jupiter Ascending (2015), Anonymous (2011) and White Lightnin' (2009).

4. Douglas Henshall

Actor | Primeval

Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. He is the youngest of three children and has two older sisters. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth...

5. Domhnall Gleeson

Actor | Ex Machina

Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor and writer. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise (2010-2011), About Time (2013), Ex Machina (2015) and The Revenant (2015).

He is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, alongside whom he has appeared in several films and ...

6. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

7. Mark Strong

Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.

Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...

8. Jude Law

Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...

9. Paul Chahidi

Actor | The Death of Stalin

Paul Chahidi is a Tony and Olivier nominated British stage and screen actor. His most recent screen work includes roles in Armando Iannucci's feature 'The Death of Stalin' and the BBC Comedy series 'This Country', as well as Fox comedy pilot 'Chad: An American Boy'. He has worked extensively in ...

10. Mark Gatiss

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.

He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...

11. 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 ...

12. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

13. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

14. 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 ...

15. Armie Hammer

Actor | The Social Network

Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's ancestry includes ...

16. 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...

17. Timothée Chalamet

Actor | Call Me by Your Name

Timothée Hal Chalamet was born and raised in Manhattan, to Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and dancer, and Marc Chalamet, a UNICEF editor. His mother, who is of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent, is from New York. His father, who is from Nîmes, France, is of French and English ...

18. James McAvoy

Actor | Split

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He ...

19. Sam Heughan

Actor | Outlander

Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2018), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the ...

20. 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 (...

21. George Blagden

Actor | Les Misérables

George Blagden is a London-based film and stage actor who is best known for his television roles in the historical dramas Versailles and Vikings, where he plays King Louis XIV and the Anglo-Saxon monk Athelstan respectively.

He also played the role of the cynical revolutionary Grantaire in the award ...

22. Alexander Vlahos

Actor | Merlin

Alexander Vlahos was born on the 30th of July, 1988 in Swansea, South Wales. His first language is Welsh.

He studied Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, graduating in 2009.

He his probably best known for his role as Mordred in the hit BBC fantasy show, 'Merlin' where he ...

23. Colin Morgan

Actor | Legend

Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish film, television, theater and radio actor who attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and ...

24. Bradley James

Actor | Underworld: Blood Wars

British-American actor, Bradley James, won his first role on the BBC pilot Dis/Connected. Show creators were so impressed with his work that they would go on to cast him as the young King Arthur in the hit show Merlin (2008) which aired on BBC & NBC. Of the eventual cast, James was the only cast ...

25. Evan Williams

Actor | Versailles

Evan Williams was born in Alberta, Canada, and spent most of his childhood in Calgary. He credits his father, an engineer, and his mother, a professional artist, for their generosity in supporting him as he sought out his own creative outlet. He performed first in choir and musical theater ...

26. Tygh Runyan

Actor | Versailles

Tygh Runyan is an award-winning actor, best known for his work in feature films such as 15 Minutes (2001) with Robert DeNiro, K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) with Harrison Ford & Liam Neesen, Antitrust (2001) with Tim Robbins, and Snakes on a Plane (2006) with Samuel L. Jackson. With a passion for ...

27. 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).

28. Samuel Barnett

Actor | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Samuel Barnett was born on April 25, 1980 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016), Penny Dreadful (2014) and The History Boys (2006).

29. Liam Brennan

Actor | Twelfth Night

Liam Brennan was born on January 5, 1964 in Scotland. He is an actor, known for Twelfth Night (2013), M.I.High (2007) and Time Teens: The Beginning (2015).

30. Mark Bonnar

Actor | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Mark Bonnar was born on November 19, 1968 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), Unforgotten (2015) and Catastrophe (2015). He has been married to Lucy Gaskell since December 28, 2007. They have one child.

31. Mark Rylance

Actor | Bridge of Spies

Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Sir Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of ...

32. Peter Hamilton Dyer

Actor | Twelfth Night

Peter Hamilton Dyer is an actor, known for Twelfth Night (2013), All's Well That Ends Well (2012) and Doctor Who (1963).

33. Hugh Bonneville

Actor | Notting Hill

Hugh Bonneville was born on November 10, 1963 in Paddington, London, England as Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), Paddington (2014) and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994). He has been married to Lucinda Williams since November 4, 1998. They have one ...



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