British Knights in Waiting

by Syl | created - 24 Jun 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Here is a list of potential British men who should be awarded Knighthood or some honor for their services and contributions to the arts. They need to be alive and willing to accept the honor.

The following men have declined the honours. David Bowie declined a CBE and Knighthood. Alan Bennett declined knighthood and CBE. Michael Frayn declined knighthood and CBE. Alan Rickman declined a CBE. Albert Finney declined CBE and knighthood. Ken Loach declined an OBE. Keith Richards declined CBE. John Cleese declined CBE and Life Peerage. Simon Russell Beale CBE declined Knighthood. Malcolm McDowell declined a CBE. Jim Broadbent declined an OBE. Bill Nighy declined an OBE. Ian McDiarmid declined an OBE. Jonathan Kent declined an OBE. Michael Bogdanov declined an OBE.

Passed Away Keith Michell Warren Mitchell Charles Keating Richard Johnson Roger Rees Brian Bedford Tony Warren MBE Peter Wood Peter Vaughan Roy Dotrice OBE

If you would like to nominate a gentleman here or anybody else, please feel free to do so at https://www.gov.uk/honours

1. Freddie Jones

Actor | Dune

British character actor Freddie Jones came to the acting profession after ten years of working as a laboratory assistant and acting in amateur theater on the side. To kick off his mid-life career change, Jones attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, England, on a scholarship. He ...

2. Tony Britton

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

Renowned British classical stage star Tony Britton was born in Birmingham, England, the son of Edward Leslie and Doris (Jones) Britton in 1924. He took his first professional curtain call at age 18 in "Quiet Weekend" with a company in Weston-Super-Mare just before joining the Army in November of ...

3. Joss Ackland

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...

4. John Barton

Writer | All's Well That Ends Well

John Barton was born on November 26, 1928 in London, England as John Bernard Adie Barton. He was a writer and director, known for All's Well That Ends Well (1968), The Wars of the Roses (1965) and ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969). He was married to Anne Righter. He died on January 18, 2018 in London.

5. John Woodvine

Actor | An American Werewolf in London

John Woodvine was born on July 21, 1929 in Tyne Dock, South Shields, England. He is an actor, known for An American Werewolf in London (1981), Miss Potter (2006) and Edge of Darkness (1985). He has been married to Lynn Farleigh since 1996. He was previously married to Hazel Wright.

6. Charles Kay

Actor | Amadeus

Charles Kay was born on August 31, 1930 in Coventry, West Midlands, England as Charles Piff. He is an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Henry V (1989) and Fall of Eagles (1974).

7. William Roache

Actor | Coronation Street

William Patrick "Bill" Roache MBE is an English actor. He has played Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street since its first episode on 9 December 1960. He is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving living television actor in a continuous role. First acting job with ...

He was awarded an MBE in 2000. As of December 2015, he has set a record as the longest running performance as Ken Barlow from December 1960 to present. He has surpassed Helen Wagner's record of 54 years.

8. Alan Dobie

Actor | War & Peace

Alan Dobie was born on June 2, 1932 in Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for War & Peace (1972), Hard Times (1977) and Mystery and Imagination (1966). He was previously married to Maureen Scott and Rachel Roberts.

9. Robert East

Actor | Emma

Robert East was born on July 7, 1943 in Porthcawl, Wales as Robert Gwynne East. He is an actor, known for Emma (1972), The Last King (2003) and Spooks (2002).

10. John Turner

Actor | Behemoth the Sea Monster

John Turner was born on July 7, 1932 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Giant Behemoth (1959), Corrigan Blake (1962) and Knight Errant Limited (1959). He has been married to Barbara Jefford since May 13, 1967.

11. Edward de Souza

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

Edward de Souza was born on September 4, 1932 in Hull, Yorkshire, England as Edward James de Souza. He is an actor and director, known for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Golden Compass (2007) and The Phantom of the Opera (1962). He has been married to Miranda Connell since 1960.

12. Christopher Guinee

Actor | Les Misérables

Christopher Guinee was born on September 6, 1932 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Christopher Raymond Mullen Guinee. He was an actor, known for Les Misérables (1967), The Brothers Karamazov (1964) and ITV Play of the Week (1955). He died in 2001 in Hastings, East Sussex, England.

13. Brian Murphy

Actor | Man About the House

Brian Murphy was born on September 25, 1932 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England as Brian Trevor John Murphy. He is an actor, known for Man About the House (1973), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and The Catherine Tate Show (2004). He has been married to Linda Regan since March 14, 1995. He was ...

14. David McCallum

Actor | The Great Escape

Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that,...

15. Tom Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

The English character actor Tom Baker is best known for his record-setting seven-year stint as the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father was of English and Scottish descent, while his mother's family was ...

16. Edward Bond

Writer | Blowup

Edward Bond was born on July 18, 1934 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Blow-Up (1966), Walkabout (1971) and Fury (1973).

17. 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 ...

18. Hugh Whitemore

Writer | 84 Charing Cross Road

Hugh Whitemore was born on June 16, 1936 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England as Hugh John Whitemore. He was a writer and producer, known for 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), The Gathering Storm (2002) and BBC Play of the Month (1965). He was married to Rohan McCullough, Rohan McCullough, Lemon, Sheila ...

19. Brian Blessed

Actor | Flash Gordon

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...

20. Peter Bowles

Actor | Blowup

Peter Bowles was born on October 16, 1936 in London, England as Peter John Bowles. He is an actor and writer, known for Blow-Up (1966), The Bank Job (2008) and To the Manor Born (1979). He has been married to Susan Bennett since April 8, 1961. They have three children.

21. Alan Rothwell

Actor | Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Alan Rothwell was born on February 9, 1937 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on Alan Partridge (2013), Nothing But the Best (1964) and Coronation Street (1960). He was previously married to Maureen Haydon and Marjorie Ward.

22. Kenneth Colley

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Kenneth Colley was born on December 7, 1937 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Firefox (1982). He has been married to Mary Dunne since 1962.

23. Stephen Moore

Actor | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Stephen Moore was born on December 11, 1937 in Brixton, London, England as Stephen V Moore. He is an actor and director, known for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981), Pirate Radio (2009) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He is married to Noelyn George. They have one child. He was previously ...

24. Michael Culver

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Michael Culver was born on June 16, 1938 in Hampstead, London, England. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), A Passage to India (1984) and Härte 10 (1974). He is married to Amanda Ward. He was previously married to Lucinda Curtis.

25. Terence Stamp

Actor | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise (1966), Poor ...

26. Oliver Ford Davies

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Oliver Ford Davies was born on August 12, 1939 in Ealing, London, England as Oliver Robert Ford Davies. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and Johnny English (2003). He has been married to Jenifer Armitage ...

27. Malcolm Hebden

Actor | Coronation Street

Malcolm Hebden is an English television and stage actor known for his role as Norris Cole in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

Hebden was born in Chester before his family moved to Burnley, Lancashire, three weeks later. He was educated at West Gate High School and began his career ...

No MBE yet.

28. Patrick Mower

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

Patrick Mower was born on September 12, 1938 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Patrick Archibald Shaw. He is an actor, known for Emmerdale (1972), Marco Polo (1982) and Carry On England (1976). He has been married to Anya Pope since 1996. They have one child. He was previously married to Audrey ...

29. John Alderton

Actor | Zardoz

An English actor active in the theater since 1961, having made few theatrical movies, none of which particularly outstanding, with the exception of John Boorman's Zardoz (1974) and Nigel Cole's popular Calendar Girls (2003), John Alderton has become famous thanks to British television. Appearing in ...

30. Charlie Watts

Music_department | Blue Ice

Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Charles Robert Watts. He is an actor, known for Blue Ice (1992), Shine a Light (2008) and Just a Kiss (2002). He has been married to Shirley Ann Shepherd since October 14, 1964. They have one child.

31. Tom Conti

Actor | Reuben, Reuben

Preferring contemporary over classical theatre (with nary a Shakespeare stage credit in sight), one of West End theatre's most enduring and popular faces of the past four decades has been that of Tom Conti.

He was born Thomas Antonio Conti on November 22, 1941, in Paisley, Scotland, to a pair of ...

32. John Shrapnel

Actor | Troy

John Shrapnel was born in Birmingham, the son of Norman and Myfanwy Shrapnel. He was brought up in Stockport and south London, attending City of London School and Cambridge University. He was an original member of the National Youth Theatre and has worked extensively in theatre, particularly the ...

33. Ian McShane

Actor | Deadwood

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charming heavies, IAN McSHANE is the classically trained, award-winning actor who has grabbed attention and acclaim from audiences and critics around the world with his unforgettable gallery of scoundrels, kings, mobsters and thugs.

And, now, a god as ...

34. Howard Brenton

Writer | Spooks

Howard Brenton was born on December 13, 1942 in Portsmouth, England as Howard John Brenton. He is a writer, known for Spooks (2002), Play for Today (1970) and Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965). He has been married to Jane Margaret Fry since January 31, 1970. They have two children.

35. Eric Idle

Actor | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director, and songwriter. Co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage, and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which he later adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony...

36. Vangelis

Composer | Alexander

Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical ...

37. Michael Pennington

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Michael Pennington was born on June 7, 1943 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), The Iron Lady (2011) and Hamlet (1969). He was previously married to Katharine Barker.

38. Roger Waters

Soundtrack | Pink Floyd: The Wall

Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as George Roger Waters. He was previously married to Laurie Durning, Pricilla Phillips, Carolyn Christie and Judy Trim.

39. Jimmy Page

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Jimmy Page was born on January 9, 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England as James Patrick Page. He was previously married to Jimena Gomez-Paratcha, Patricia Ecker and Charlotte Martin.

40. Brian Protheroe

Actor | Superman

Brian Protheroe was born on June 16, 1944 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He is an actor, known for Superman (1978), North & South (2004) and Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983).

41. Nick Brimble

Actor | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Nick (for Nicholas) Brimble is one of three brothers, all actors. The other two, twins, are Ian Brimble and Vincent Brimble. Their father, Roy Brimble, was a school teacher, which freed him in summers to travel around with and sometimes manage groups of performers. He acted with WEA and Bristol ...

42. Kenneth Cranham

Actor | Layer Cake

Kenneth Cranham was born on December 12, 1944 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Layer Cake (2004), Valkyrie (2008) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988).

43. Tony Haygarth

Actor | Chicken Run

Instantly recognisable, often bearded Liverpudlian character actor who has been regularly featured on stage and screen in period productions, police dramas, sitcoms and soaps during a career spanning five decades. Extremely prolific and versatile, he has taken on just about any type of role, ...

44. Pete Townshend

Music_department | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art ...

45. David Horovitch

Actor | The Young Victoria

David Horovitch was born on August 11, 1945 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Victoria (2009), 102 Dalmatians (2000) and Cassandra's Dream (2007). He was previously married to Jane Elizabeth Gwynn Roberts.

46. John Paul Jones

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

John Paul Jones was born on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent, England as John Baldwin. He has been married to Maureen Jones since 1967. They have three children.

47. Tom Chadbon

Actor | Casino Royale

Tom Chadbon was born on February 27, 1946 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Casino Royale (2006), Tess (1979) and Rebecca (1997). He has been married to Jane Hennessy since July 20, 1977. They have one child. He was previously married to Deborah Leathers.

48. Timothy Dalton

Actor | The Living Daylights

At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping...

49. Tim Curry

Actor | Congo

Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with ...

50. Ronnie Wood

Soundtrack | Sahara

Ronnie Wood was born on June 1, 1947 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England as Ronald David Wood. He is an actor, known for Sahara (2005), Killers (2010) and Almost Famous (2000). He has been married to Sally Humphreys Wood since December 21, 2012. He was previously married to Jo Wood and Krissy Findlay.

51. Mick Fleetwood

Actor | The Running Man

Mick Fleetwood was born on June 24, 1947 in Redruth, Cornwall, England as Michael John Kells Fleetwood. He was previously married to Lynn Frankel, Sara Recor and Jenny Boyd.

52. Willy Russell

Writer | Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell was born on August 23, 1947 in Whiston, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on Shirley Valentine (1989), Educating Rita (1983) and Play for Today (1970).

53. Robert Plant

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Prior to Hobbstweedle (a pickup blues band formed to honour a gig at West Midlands College Of Education) Robert was the frontman for The Band of Joy - featuring Percy, John Bonham, Paul Lockey (bass), Chris Brown (keyboards) and Kevyn Gammond (guitar). The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal ...

54. Jeremy Irons

Actor | Dead Ringers

British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up ...

55. John Caird

Music_department | Les Misérables

John Caird was born on September 22, 1948 in Canada as John Newport Caird. He is known for his work on Les Misérables (2012), Performance (1992) and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982). He was previously married to Frances Ruffelle.

56. Ozzy Osbourne

Soundtrack | Little Nicky

One of the pioneers of heavy metal and one of its most commercially successful and iconic artists, Ozzy Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England, as John Michael Osbourne. After leaving school and having many odd jobs, he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler. This group then split, leading Ozzy ...

57. Ken Follett

Writer | Eye of the Needle

Ken Follett was born on June 5, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales as Kenneth Martin Follett. He is known for his work on Eye of the Needle (1981), Target (1977) and White Wedding (2009). He has been married to Daphne Barbara Hubbard since November 8, 1985. He was previously married to Mary Emma Ruth Elson.

58. Nigel Bennett

Actor | Forever Knight

An accomplished theatre actor, Mr. Bennett appeared on the British stage for fifteen years before moving to Canada in 1986. During this time, he starred in "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" at the Wyndhams Theatre in London's West End. He also performed in "Ghosts", "Private Lives" and "Rookery ...

59. Robert Lindsay

Actor | G.B.H.

Robert Lindsay was born on December 13, 1949 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England as Robert Lindsay Stevenson. He is known for his work on G.B.H. (1991), My Family (2000) and Wimbledon (2004). He has been married to Rosemarie Ford since December 31, 2006. They have two children. He was previously ...

60. Peter Gabriel

Soundtrack | WALL·E

Peter Gabriel was educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey, England. He was the lead singer of leading progressive rock band Genesis from its inception until he left in 1975 for a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, soundtrack composer and innovator in visual presentation of music, music ...

61. David Troughton

Actor | Crime and Punishment

David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton, who is now best remembered as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, ...

62. Adrian Noble

Director | Mrs Lowry & Son

Adrian Noble was born on July 19, 1950 as Adrian Keith Noble. He is known for his work on Mrs Lowry & Son (2019), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2015). He has been married to Joanne Pearce since June 1991. They have two children.

63. Mike Rutherford

Soundtrack | Against All Odds

If drummer and singer Phil Collins became the superstar of Genesis, it could be said that Mike Rutherford was the secret weapon on their way to fame, fortune and selling out the world's biggest venues. He wrote the lyrics for their first major international single, Follow You Follow Me, which ...

64. Phil Collins

Soundtrack | Tarzan

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" ...

Singer, musician, songwriter.

65. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Moffett, now better known by his stage name Peter Davison, was born on 13 April 1951 in the Streatham area of London. In 1961, he and his family - parents Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana) and his sisters Barbara, Pamela and Shirley moved to Knaphill, ...

66. Alfred Molina

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal ...

67. Greg Hicks

Actor | Snow White and the Huntsman

Greg Hicks was born on May 27, 1953 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Knock (1994) and Charlie (2014).

68. Roger Allam

Actor | V for Vendetta

Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Speed Racer (2008) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children.

69. Joe Jackson

Soundtrack | The Big Hit

Joe Jackson was born on August 11, 1954 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as David Ian Jackson.

70. Elvis Costello

Soundtrack | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in London, England and raised in Liverpool. The son of British band leader Ross MacManus, Costello took his pseudonym from Elvis Presley and his father's stage name (Day Costello). He began performing professionally in 1969 and was a musician and/or ...

71. Billy Idol

Soundtrack | The Wedding Singer

Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, in 1955, the first child of Bill and Joan Broad. When he was 2, his father moved the family to Long Island, New York, in pursuit of the American dream. They returned 4 years later (now with a baby sister, Jane) to Dorking. America made a big ...

72. Paul Young

Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles

Paul Young was born on January 17, 1956 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England as Paul Anthony Young. He was previously married to Stacey Young.

73. Warren Cuccurullo

Soundtrack | The Saint

Born in Brooklyn, NY (December 8, 1956), this versatile and talented guitarist has had an eclectic career in the music industry. Joining Frank Zappa's band in 1978, he quickly became immortalized on the "Joe's Garage" album. In 1980 he founded the 80's new wave band Missing Persons with Dale and ...

74. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing ...

75. Alex Jennings

Actor | The Lady in the Van

Alex Jennings was born on May 10, 1957 in Essex, England. He is an actor, known for The Lady in the Van (2015), The Queen (2006) and Babel (2006). He has been married to Lesley Moors since 2012. They have two children.

76. 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 ...

77. Phil Collen

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Phil Collen was born on December 8, 1957 in London, England as Philip Kenneth Collen. He is an actor, known for Last Action Hero (1993), Encino Man (1992) and Coyote Ugly (2000). He has been married to Helen L. Collen since July 16, 2010. He was previously married to Anita Thomas and Jacqueline ...

78. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

79. Simon Le Bon

Soundtrack | The Saint

Simon Le Bon was born on October 27, 1958 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England as Simon John Charles Lebon. He has been married to Yasmin Le Bon since December 27, 1985. They have three children.

Lead singer for Duran Duran.

80. Rupert Everett

Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...

81. Joe Elliott

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Joe Elliott was born on August 1, 1959 in Sheffield, England as Joseph Thomas Elliott.

the lead singer for Def Leppard.

82. Simon Cowell

Self | Scary Movie 3

Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music ...

83. Hugh Grant

Actor | Love Actually

Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill (1999), opposite Julia ...

84. Rick Savage

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Rick was born on December 2, 1960. Rick was with his high school girlfriend Joy Major until the Hysteria tour. He had a brief relationship with stylist Julianna Roberts during that tour. He started seeing Dara Corcoran in 1990 and married her on November 25, 1993. They seperated in 1995. He filed ...

85. John Taylor

Soundtrack | Nine 1/2 Weeks

Nigel John Taylor is most well-known for his bass work in the popular band, Duran Duran, which he also co-founded. As schoolboys, he and Nick would sit around and daydream about the band they would one day front. It was then that they finalized a timeline for the band: they were to play Hammersmith...

86. Roger Taylor

Soundtrack | Take Me Home Tonight

Drummer for British group Duran Duran from 1980 - 1984. Drummer for Arcadia 1985 which released one album. 1985 saw Duran Durans last on-stage performance as the Fab 5 for quite some time for the Live Aid charity event. In 1986 Duran Duran reformed without Roger or guitarist Andy Taylor. Roger ...

87. Andy Taylor

Soundtrack | Commando

Encouraged by his father, Andy Taylor took lessons in playing the guitar from a jazz guitarist who lived across the road from him and started to play the instrument seriously from the age of 11. He left school in 1976 and joined a punk band called The Gigolos. They became Motorway and released a ...

88. Ricky Gervais

Writer | The Office

Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and ...

89. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

90. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

91. Vivian Campbell

Soundtrack | Highlander II: The Quickening

Has been with the band since 1992 when the original guitarist, Steve Clark, died in early 1991. Has two daughters, Lily Rose and Una Marigold, with wife Jewels Has played guitar for the Rock 'n' Roll band 'White Snake' and other Rock 'n' Roll groups.

92. Nick Rhodes

Actor | South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Nick Rhodes was born in Mosley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, son of Sylvia and Roger Bates. Rhodes began playing guitar while still in school, sharing the aspiration of becoming a lead guitarist with neighbourhood friend, John Taylor. Soon after, Rhodes also began teaching himself to play ...

93. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...

94. Rick Allen

Soundtrack | Rock of Ages

Rick Allen was born on November 1, 1963 in Sheffield, England as Richard John Cyril Allen. He is an actor, known for Rock of Ages (2012), Balls of Fury (2007) and That's My Boy (2012). He has been married to Lauren Monroe since October 10, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

95. 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 ...

96. Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor | Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born...

97. Steve Coogan

Actor | Philomena

Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.

98. Col Needham

Self | Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature

Col Needham was born on January 26, 1967 in Manchester, England as Colin Needham. He is an actor, known for Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001) and Suffragette (2015). He has been married to Karen Needham since July 22, 1989. They have two children.

99. Adam Woodyatt

Actor | EastEnders

Adam Woodyatt was born on June 28, 1968 in Walthamstow, London, England as Adam Brinley Woodyatt. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993) and EastEnders: E20 (2010). He has been married to Beverley Sharp since April 8, 1998. They have two children.

Longest running cast member on East Enders!

100. Peter Gill

Actor | Zulu

Peter Gill was born on September 7, 1939 in Cardiff, Wales. He is an actor and director, known for Zulu (1964), Play for Today (1970) and Plays for Britain (1976).



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