Favorite Actors & Actresses

by PeachPecan | created - 09 May 2014 | updated - 09 May 2014 | Public

Folks whose performances I like very much.

1. Constance Shulman

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Constance Shulman was born on April 4, 1958 in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA as Constance Ann Shulman. She is an actress and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999). She has been married to Reed Birney since July 3, 1999. They have...

2. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

3. David Suchet

Actor | Executive Decision

Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s...

4. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

5. George Guidall

Actor | Malcolm X

George Guidall was born on June 7, 1938 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Malcolm X (1992), Law & Order (1990) and The Doctors (1963).

6. Barbara Rosenblat

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Barbara Rosenblat was born on July 17, 1950 in London, England. She is known for her work on Orange Is the New Black (2013), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006).

7. Patience Tomlinson

Actress | In the Red

Patience Tomlinson is an actress, known for In the Red (1998), Shadow Play (2004) and The Day Today (1994).

8. Jim Dale

Actor | Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

Jim Dale began his career as a stand-up comic. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the army, where he organized and performed in camp shows. After his discharge he pursued a comedy career, and landed a job as the warm-up comic on a musical variety show. He did so well that the ...

9. Justine Eyre

Actress | Last Time Forever

This stunning Canadian was born in Nova Scotia yet spent most of her childhood in the Philippines, educated in British schools, while her Kiwi father was an attorney for the Asian Bank. After the family relocated to Canada, Justine launched a successful modeling career by winning a lucrative ...

10. Simon Prebble

Actor | Home Tonight

Simon Prebble was born on February 13, 1942 in Croydon, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for Home Tonight (1961), High Road to China (1983) and The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970).

11. Nadia May

Actress | Locock

Nadia May is an actress, known for Locock (2009).

12. Katherine Kellgren

Actress | Jerusalem

Katherine Kellgren was born in 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Jerusalem (1996), Another Bed (2001) and Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas (2011). She was married to David Cote. She died on January 10, 2018 in New York City.

13. James Marsters

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

James graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work he finally moved to L.A. to pursue a career in film and television. After appearing in several guest roles...

14. Jayne Entwistle

Actress | American Heart

Born in Lytham St. Annes, England. Her family emigrated to Canada where she spent time living on both coasts. She resides in Los Angeles where a passionate outcry to friends, "If only I could read for a living" was answered. Entwistle narrates audio books for Random House. Her narration work has ...

15. Michael Kitchen

Actor | Out of Africa

Michael Kitchen was born on October 31, 1948 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Out of Africa (1985), GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He has been married to Rowena Miller since 1988. They have two children.

16. Fyvush Finkel

Actor | Picket Fences

Fyvush Finkel was born on October 9, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Philip Finkel. He was an actor, known for Picket Fences (1992), Nixon (1995) and A Serious Man (2009). He was married to Gertrude (Trudi) Lieberman. He died on August 14, 2016 in Manhattan, New York.

17. Christian Rodska

Actor | The Monuments Men

Christian Rodska was born on September 5, 1945 in Cullercoats, Northumberland, England. He is an actor, known for The Monuments Men (2014), The Stars Look Down (1974) and Follyfoot (1971).

18. Terrence Hardiman

Actor | Gandhi

Terrence Hardiman was born on April 6, 1937 in Forest Gate, London, England. He is an actor, known for Gandhi (1982), Rebecca (1979) and Mystery!: Cadfael (1994).

19. Simon Vance

Actor | Nash Bridges

Simon Vance began his illustrious narration career while a BBC Radio presenter and newsreader in London in 1983, and after immigrating to the United States in 1992 is now (2018) the critically acclaimed narrator of nearly a thousand audiobooks, winner of sixty-six AudioFile Earphone Awards, and a ...

20. Therese Plummer

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Therese Plummer is an actress, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), The Good Wife (2009) and Real Actors Read Yelp (2012).

21. Lon Chaney

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...

22. Bela Lugosi

Actor | Dracula

Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded ...

23. Boris Karloff

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry ...

24. Jessica Tandy

Actress | Driving Miss Daisy

A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that span of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice ...

25. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

26. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent.

Eating in a local restaurant, ...

27. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...



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