Birth Place Matching "Edinburgh, Scotland, UK" (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)
2. Walter Scott
Writer | Ivanhoe
Sir Walter Scott was born August 15, 1771, in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the ninth child (and the fourth surviving) of Walter Scott, a solicitor, and his wife Anne Rutherford. Polio, contracted when he was two, resulted in a crippled left leg, but even this illness did not prevent Scott from growing ...
Writer | Treasure Planet
Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a writer, known for Treasure Planet (2002), The Body Snatcher (1945) and Jekyll & Hyde. He was married to Fanny Osbourne. He died on December 3, 1894 in Vailima, Samoa.
Writer | The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 and was orphaned by the time he was five years old. He went to live with his grandmother in Cookham Dene, Berkshire. He attended St. Edward's School there, and at the age of 17 began working as a clerk for the Bank of England. He stayed on, was promoted ...
Writer | Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...
14. David Torrence
Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty
David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the ...
15. C.M. Hallard
Actor | The Case of Lady Camber
C.M. Hallard was born on October 26, 1865 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Charles Maitland Hallard. He was an actor, known for The Case of Lady Camber (1920), Regal Cavalcade (1935) and The W Plan (1930). He died on April 21, 1942 in Farnham, Surrey, England.
Actor | The Birth of a Nation
Spottiswoode Aitken was born on April 16, 1867 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Frank Spottiswoode Aitken. He was an actor and writer, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Americano (1916) and The White Circle (1920). He was married to Marion Dana Jones. He died on February 26, 1933 in Los Angeles,...
Actor | The Fair Barbarian
William Hutchison was born on May 16, 1869 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Fair Barbarian (1917), The Lipton Cup: Introducing Sir Thomas Lipton (1913) and Happiness of Three Women (1917). He died on September 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. Eveline Chipman
Actress | Birds of a Feather
Eveline Chipman was born on January 18, 1871 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Rose Eveline Ada Black. She was an actress, known for Birds of a Feather (1935), The Runaway Princess (1929) and Sacrifice (1929). She died on August 29, 1956 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England.
22. Lola Duncan
Actress | Mr. Bill the Conqueror
Lola Duncan was born on October 2, 1874 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Mary Isabel Lola Duncan. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Won (1932), Self Made Lady (1932) and Once a Thief (1935). She died on February 17, 1968 in Kensington, London, England.
23. Finlay Currie
Actor | Ben-Hur
Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster, who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice ...
25. Ernest Torrence
Actor | Steamboat Bill, Jr.
He was the man you loved to hiss. This towering (6' 4"), highly imposing character star with cold, hollow, beady eyes and a huge, protruding snout would go on to become one of the silent screen's finest arch villains. Born Ernest Thayson Torrence-Thompson on June 26, 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, ...
26. Mona K. Harrison
Actress | Derelicts
Mona K. Harrison was born on March 28, 1879 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Charlotte Mona Harrison. She was an actress, known for Derelicts (1917), Light (1915) and Esther Redeemed (1915). She was married to Edward Fitzgerald (1876-1951). She died on January 2, 1957 in the UK.
30. Norman Ainsley
Actor | The Shadow Strikes
Norman Ainsley was born on May 4, 1881 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Norman Ainsley Blume. He was an actor, known for The Shadow Strikes (1937) and Drawing Roomers (1936). He was married to Vera Pearl Gray and Daisy McNaughton. He died on January 23, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA.
31. Joseph Hislop
Actor | The Loves of Robert Burns
Joseph Hislop was born on April 5, 1884 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Joseph Dewar Hislop. He was an actor, known for The Loves of Robert Burns (1930). He was married to Nancy Fraser Passmore and Karin Elisabeth Asklund. He died on May 6, 1977 in Edinburgh.
32. Jean Cadell
Actress | Pygmalion
Yet another underrated performer from the Golden Age of British films was Scottish-born character actress Jean Cadell. Jean commenced her professional stage career in 1906 with "The Inspector General" at the old Scala Theatre in the London borough of Camden. Via a stint with the Glasgow Repertory, ...
33. Dorothy Minto
Actress | A Little Bit of Fluff
Dorothy Minto was born on February 21, 1886 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Dorothy Scott. She was an actress, known for A Little Bit of Fluff (1919), Once Upon a Time (1918) and Raise the Roof (1930). She was married to Robert Geoffrey Buxton and Shiel [Ronald Patrick] Barry. She died in 1958.
36. George Hirste
Actor | Johnny Frenchman
George Hirste was born on March 16, 1887 in Edinburgh, Scotland as George William Lee Harding. He was an actor, known for Johnny Frenchman (1945), Night Boat to Dublin (1946) and ITV Television Playhouse (1955). He died on July 11, 1966 in Balham, London, England.
37. Alan Cunningham
Alan Cunningham was born on May 1, 1887 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Alan Gordon Cunningham. He was married to Margery Agnes Slater Snagge. He died on January 30, 1983 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
41. Mark Daly
Actor | Good Morning, Boys
Mark Daly was born on August 23, 1887 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Thomas Mark Hobson. He was an actor, known for Good Morning, Boys (1937), A Cuckoo in the Nest (1933) and Kidnapped (1952). He was married to Louise Outwater. He died on September 27, 1957 in London, England.
44. George Chalmers
Actor | The Pioneers
George Chalmers was born on June 7, 1888 in Edinburgh, Scotland as George W. Chalmers. He was an actor, known for The Pioneers (1926), The Adventures of Algy (1925) and 1915 World's Championship Series (1915). He died on August 5, 1960 in Bronx, New York, USA.
45. Cecil Ramage
Actor | Kind Hearts and Coronets
Cecil Beresford Ramage, MC (17 January 1895 - 22 February 1988) was a Scottish barrister, actor and Liberal politician.
Following his education at the Edinburgh Academy, Ramage was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Scots at the outbreak of World War I. He served in Gallipoli, Palestine and ...
46. Vivian Baron
Vivian Baron was born on February 10, 1895 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Vivian Baron. He was an actor, known for Further Adventures of a Flag Officer (1927), The Passing of Mr. Quin (1928) and Sailors Don't Care (1928). He died on December 28, 1961 in Fulham, London, England.
47. Naomi Mitchison
Writer | Guilty Together
Naomi Mitchison was born on November 1, 1897 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Naomi May Margaret Haldane. She was a writer, known for Guilty Together (1959), Spindrift (1959) and Women of Our Century (1984). She was married to Gilbert Mitchison. She died on January 11, 1999 in Carradale, Argyll, Scotland.
49. Wallace Lupino
Actor | Hot News
Wallace Lupino was born on January 23, 1898 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Wallace Arthur Lupino. He was an actor and writer, known for Hot News (1936), Me and My Girl (1939) and Master and Man (1934). He was married to Iris Muriel Webb and Rose Winona Jones. He died on October 11, 1961 in Ashford, Kent...
50. John Stuart
Actor | Superman
John Stuart was born on July 18, 1898 in Edinburgh, Scotland as John Alfred Louden Croall. He was an actor, known for Superman (1978), Fanny Hawthorne (1927) and Number 17 (1932). He was married to Barbara Markham, Muriel Angelus and Jeanne Lagrene. He died on October 17, 1979 in London, England.