Birth Place Matching "Hertfordshire, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Guy Ritchie
Director | Sherlock Holmes
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ...
Actor | I Am Number Four
Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property ...
Actress | Pride & Prejudice
Talulah Riley is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), St. Trinian's (2007), Pirate Radio (2009) and Inception (2010).
She made her stage debut in The Philadelphia Story at the Old Vic in 2005. Her television credits include episodes of Poirot (Agatha ...
4. Rupert Grint
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...
6. Vinnie Jones
Actor | Snatch
Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of football's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's ...
7. Esmé Bianco
Actress | Game of Thrones
British-born Esmé Bianco is an internationally-acclaimed actress and performer, best-known for her role as "Ros" in the Emmy Award-winning show, Game of Thrones (2011).
Degree-educated in Drama and Theatre Arts at London's Goldsmiths University; Bianco's acting career started with performances in ...
8. Rory Kinnear
Actor | The Imitation Game
Rory Michael Kinnear is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare's villain Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello.
He is known for ...
9. Will Kemp
Actor | Reign
Will Kemp comes from an English family, including one brother and one sister. His father is a graphic designer and his mother is a former model. At age 9, Will's mother suggested that he take up a new hobby and attend dance classes. Dancing turned out to be his God-given talent! Eventually, hard ...
10. Paul Freeman
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Probably one of Britain's most underrated actors, Paul Freeman has accumulated literally hundreds of screen credits over several decades, most notably as the main villain in the Steven Spielberg classic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and he has worked extensively in the theatre, but he has managed...
Actress | The History Boys
Frances de la Tour (born 30 July 1944) is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.
She performed as Mrs. Lintott in the play The History Boys in London and on ...
12. Cheryl Campbell
Actress | Testament of Youth
Cheryl Campbell is an English actress of notable accomplishment, probably best known in the United States for her turn as Eileen in Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven (1978), for which she received a BAFTA nomination as Best Television Actress. The following year, she won the award for her roles ...
16. Mike Newell
Director | Four Weddings and a Funeral
Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.
18. Pippa Haywood
Actress | Green Wing
Philippa "Pippa" Haywood is an English actress who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Haywood was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. She has an extensive television career which includes portraying the much put-upon Helen Brittas in the BBC One comedy series The Brittas Empire (1991-1997), ...
21. George Michael
Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II
George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...
22. Robert Glenister
Actor | Live by Night
Robert Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is a popular British actor probably best known, amongst other roles, as con-man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the hit British TV series Hustle (2004).
His impressive career has spanned nearly three decades, and he has starred in several hit British television ...
26. Clive Mantle
Actor | Alien³
Clive Mantle was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was a chorister in St. John's choir, Cambridge for four years, and a member of the National Youth Theatre for five years, appearing in a total of eleven productions. He trained at R.A.D.A. and has worked steadily in films, plays and television. He ...
27. Bradley Walsh
Actor | Coronation Street
Bradley Walsh was born on June 4, 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Coronation Street (1960), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). He has been married to Donna Derby since 1997. They have one child.
Actor | Game of Thrones
Dual Canadian/British nationalities. Read Music at Lancaster University (1975-78) before joining English National Opera as singer (1979-81). Theatre credits subsequently include Gloucester (King Lear) at Colchester, Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd) at Liverpool and Watford, Algol (Space Queen Maladjusta...
29. Julian Wadham
Actor | The English Patient
Julian Wadham was born on August 7, 1958 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England as Julian Neil Rohan Wadham. He is an actor, known for The English Patient (1996), Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Madness of King George (1994). He was previously married to Shirley Cassedy.
30. Victoria Beckham
Actress | Spice World
Victoria Beckham was born Victoria Caroline Adams on 17 April 1974 in Harlow, Essex, England, to Jacqueline Doreen (Cannon), an insurance clerk and hairdresser, and Anthony William Adams, an electronics engineer. She does not like being called Vicky. Instead, call her Posh, which stands for the ...
31. Tim Downie
Actor | Les Misérables
English actor and comedy writer Tim Downie was born in 1977. He trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatrical Arts in North London, beginning to write plays whilst in his early twenties. His first commissioned work 'The Dead Moon' became the first non-operatic work to be stages at the Aldeburgh ...
32. Michael Hordern
Actor | Where Eagles Dare
Following a brief teaching career, Michael Hordern made his stage debut in 1937. He made his film debut in 1939, but his career was stalled by WWII. He resumed his acting career in 1946, both in theatre and films. He hit his stride in the 1960s playing befuddled characters, particularly stuffy ...
33. Emma Bunton
Actress | Spice World
Emma Lee Bunton was born on the 21st January 1976 in Finchley, North London to parents Pauline, a karate instructor, and Trevor, a milkman. They split up when Emma was 11, and she stayed with her mum. She also has a younger brother, P.J. (Paul) who she is very close to. Emma's career began at an ...
34. Reginald Owen
Actor | Mary Poppins
Born August 5th, 1887 in England, Reginald Owen was among Hollywood's busier character actors, making more than 80 films. He was educated in England at Sir Herbert Tree's Academy of Dramatic Arts. Owen excelled and made his professional debut also in England at the age of 18. He came to New York in...
35. Sarah Brightman
Soundtrack | Repo! The Genetic Opera
Sarah Brightman's soprano voice has sold millions of records and been heard in arenas, cathedrals, and Olympic stadiums around the world. Brightman is the winner of more than 180 gold and platinum awards in 40 countries, and is a concert artist who has performed before millions of fans on every ...
38. Elaine Taylor
Actress | Casino Royale
Elaine Taylor was born on October 17, 1943 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England as Elaine Regina Taylor. She is an actress, known for Casino Royale (1967), Stage 2 (1971) and The Anniversary (1968). She has been married to Christopher Plummer since October 2, 1970.
39. Elaine Paige
Soundtrack | Cats
Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title "The First Lady of Musical Theatre".
She has starred in numerous West End productions and on ...
40. Marcia Warren
Actress | Leap Year
Marcia was born on 26 November 1943 and trained as an actress at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1963. From there on she took the path of many of her performing contemporaries, acting in repertory throughout the country - beginning as a assistant stage manager in 'David ...
41. Edmund Purdom
Actor | Mil gritos tiene la noche
Edmund Purdom was born on December 19, 1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom. He is known for his work on Pieces (1982), Herod the Great (1959) and The Egyptian (1954). He was married to Vivienne Purdom, Linda Christian, Alicia Darr and Tita Phillips. He...
42. Thomas Law
Actor | The World's End
Thomas Law was born on 17th December 1992 in Hertfordshire, England. His first TV appearance was a minor role in four episodes of Casualty in 2005. His most notable role to date is that of Peter Beale in the popular soap opera EastEnders, taking over the role from James Martin. Thomas played the ...
45. Rita Davies
Actress | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rita Davies was born on February 24, 1933 in Hertfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Children of Men (2006) and The Da Vinci Code (2006). She was married to Ian MacNaughton. She died on January 19, 2016 in Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, Surrey, ...
47. Helen Grace
Actress | Killing Me Softly
Helen Grace was born in Hertfordshire, England. Her career began with her 1996 portrayal of "Georgia Simpson" in the controversial Channel 4 television soap opera, Brookside (1982). She appeared in two series (1998 and 1999) of Roger Roger (1998), a BBC1 sitcom penned by Only Fools and Horses (1981)...