Birth Place Matching "Islington, London, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

2. 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 ...

3. Emily Watson

Actress | Breaking the Waves

Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and ...

4. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Actor | Lost

Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, ...

5. Charlie Rowe

Actor | Rocketman

Charlie Rowe was born on April 23, 1996 in Islington, London, England as Charlie John Rowe. He is an actor, known for Rocketman (2019), Vanity Fair (2018) and Red Band Society (2014).

6. Nina Sosanya

Actress | Love Actually

Born in London, with a Nigerian father, Nina trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and gained A-levels in Performing Arts. Soon she was appearing as Desdemona in "Othello", Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", along with the title role in "Educating ...

7. James Dreyfus

Actor | Notting Hill

James Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1968 in Islington, London, England as James Louis de Zogheb Dreyfus. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), The Thin Blue Line (1995) and Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004).

8. Alan Parker

Director | Evita

Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his ...

9. Roger Lloyd Pack

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted ...

10. Valerie Leon

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Not just another tall, beautiful brunette, Valerie Leon had extensive experience in the British theater and in television and films - and not just as a sexpot - before she became a fixture in the "Carry On" series, appearing in seven of them. In addition to comedy, she also excelled in horror ...

11. Martin Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Martin Kemp was born on October 10, 1961 in Islington, London, England as Martin John Kemp. He is an actor and director, known for EastEnders (1985), The Krays (1990) and Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992). He has been married to Shirlie Kemp since November 14, 1988. They have two children.

12. Kenneth Connor

Actor | Carry On Cleo

The son of a naval officer who ran what were called "concert parties", Kenneth Connor made his stage debut at age two, and by 11 was performing in both a solo act and a doubles act with his brother in various revue shows. He later decided to become a serious actor rather than just a revue performer...

13. Gary Kemp

Actor | The Bodyguard

Gary Kemp was born in Islington, London in October 1959. On his 10th birthday, he got his first guitar from his parents. In the 70s, he and his younger brother, Martin Kemp, went to learn drama at Anna Scher's acting school. Then, in 1978, Gary Kemp formed "The Makers". After Richard Miller left, ...

14. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis. She has been married to Dennis Jauch since July 27, 2019.

15. Terence Alexander

Actor | Waterloo

To say that Terence Alexander, the distinguished British thespian, was hyperactive is a statement that borders on the understatement! Judge for yourself : born in 1923, following a short period when he considered becoming a priest, Alexander exercised the acting profession for six full decades and ...

16. Freddie Francis

Cinematographer | Glory

During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...

17. James Beck

Actor | Dad's Army

Londoner James Beck took to the Theatre at the end of his National Service, playing roles as diverse as Shylock to Archie Rice in "The Entertainer". His role as Cockney spiv Private Walker in Dad's Army made him a familiar face, if not a familiar name. His life was cut short before a potentially ...

18. Candace Glendenning

Actress | BBC Play of the Month

Talented. Beautiful. Diverse. These three words best describe British actress, Candace Glendenning. With prominent arched cheekbones, turquoise cat like eyes, fair skin, and long dark hair, her exotic beauty made her a stand out amongst many other plain British beauties from Hazel Malone Talent ...

19. Natalie Cassidy

Actress | EastEnders

Natalie Cassidy was born on May 13, 1983 in Islington, London, England as Natalie Ann Cassidy. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Psychoville (2009) and The Catherine Tate Show (2004).

20. Gwen Watford

Actress | Cleopatra

Gwen Watford was born on September 10, 1927 in Islington, London, England as Gwendoline Watford. She was an actress, known for Cleopatra (1963), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and The Company of Five (1968). She was married to Richard Bebb. She died on February 6, 1994 in Westminster, London.

21. Bernadette Beck

Actress | Riverdale

Born on May 23, 1994, in the borough of Islington located in North-West London, England, Bernadette's parents immigrated to Vancouver, Canada shortly after her birth. She grew up as an exceptionally bright child, excelling in both language and fine arts. Multi-talented in piano, violin, and vocals,...

22. Montanna Thompson

Actress | Kill or be Killed

Montanna Thompson was born on November 5, 1988 in Islington, London, England as Montanna Shakira Thompson. She is an actress, known for Kill or be Killed (2017), The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002) and Sugar Rush (2005).

23. Denis Quilley

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Noted British classical theatre actor Denis Quilley distinguished himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, among others. His sturdy handsomeness was slightly offset by a relatively prominent proboscis. As in the case of Jeremy Northam and Liam Neeson, it only ...

24. Peter-Hugo Daly

Actor | Made in Dagenham

Peter-Hugo Daly was born in 1956 in Islington, London, England. He is an actor, known for Made in Dagenham (2010), Cassandra's Dream (2007) and Gangs of New York (2002).

25. James Alexandrou

Director | Cowboys

James Alexandrou was born on April 12, 1985 in Islington, London, England as James Alekos Alexandrou. He is an actor and director, known for Cowboys (2011), One More (2018) and The Show (2017).

26. Harry Fielder

Actor | Doctor Who

Prolific and ubiquitous British bit player and supporting artist Harry Fielder was born on April 26, 1940 in Islington, London, England. Fielder was a GPO messenger boy, made Christmas crackers, and dyed feathers before going on to work for Andersons Timber Yard in Islington from 1958 to 1966. ...

27. Scott Neal

Actor | Beautiful Thing

Scott Neal was born on June 10, 1978 in Islington, London, England. He is an actor, known for Beautiful Thing (1996), The Bill (1984) and The Wonderland Experience (2002).

28. Paul Daneman

Actor | Zulu

Paul Daneman was born on October 29, 1925 in Islington, London, England as Paul Frederick Daneman. He was an actor and writer, known for Zulu (1964), Precious Bane (1957) and Corrigan Blake (1962). He was married to Meredith Kinmont and Susan Courtney. He died on April 28, 2001 in London.

29. Andrew Tourell

Actor | Doctor Who

Andrew Tourell was born on January 18, 1946 in Islington, London, England. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Waiting for God (1990) and Dixon of Dock Green (1955). He died on January 17, 2004 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England.

30. Sandy Ratcliff

Actress | EastEnders

Sandy Ratcliff was born on October 2, 1948 in Islington, London, England as Alexandra Ratcliff. She was an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Family Life (1971) and Danger UXB (1979). She was married to Peter Wright. She died on April 7, 2019 in London.

31. Arthur Mullard

Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

An enigmatic and much loved comedy actor Arthur Mullard carved a unique niche for himself in a host of British comedy films and tv shows. The sterotype Cockney he was born in Islington, North London where he was known by locals as 'The Dook of Islington'.

He left school at 14 to work as a butcher's ...

32. Joe Swash

Actor | EastEnders

Joe Swash was born on January 20, 1982 in Islington, London, England as Joseph Aidan Swash. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Shooters (2002) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996).

33. Linda Robson

Actress | Birds of a Feather

Linda Robson was born on March 13, 1958 in Islington, London, England as Linda Patricia Mary Robson. She is an actress, known for Birds of a Feather (1989), The Likely Lads (1976) and Outside Bet (2012). She has been married to Mark Dunford since September 16, 1990. They have two children.

34. Eloise Laurence

Actress | Broken

Eloise Laurence was born in November 1999 in Islington, North London, England as Eloise Alexandra Lamb. She is an actress and composer, known for Broken (2012), London Road (2015) and Live Until You Die (2017).

35. Alfie Stewart

Actor | The Village

Alfie Stewart was born on December 24, 1993 in Islington, London, England. He is an actor, known for The Village (2013), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016) and Tear Me Apart (2015).

36. Jacob Scipio

Actor | We Die Young

Jacob Scipio is an actor and writer, known for his roles in We Die Young and Hunter Killer. His acting career started in television with leading roles in Some Girls (2012), As The Bell Rings (2009) and White Teeth (2002). He has written screenplays for two short films, both of which premiered at ...

37. Shaznay Lewis

Soundtrack | Bend It Like Beckham

Shaznay Lewis was born on October 14, 1975 in Islington, London, England as Tricia Marie Lewis. She has been married to Christian Storm since August 21, 2004. They have two children.

38. Sheree Murphy

Actress | Emmerdale Farm

Sheree Murphy was born on August 22, 1975 in Islington, London, England. She is an actress, known for Emmerdale (1972), Salome's Last Dance (1988) and Only Fools and Horses (1981). She has been married to Harry Kewell since May 25, 2002. They have four children.

39. Terry Bamber

Assistant Director | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Terry Bamber trained as an Actor at LAMDA but after ending up on the cutting room floor no fewer than 18 times out of 21 performances he became an Assistant Director. Terry Bamber had the great pleasure to work on 101 and 102 Dalmatians with the legendary Micky Moore. Terry's career has taken him ...

40. Elaine Lordan

Actress | EastEnders

Elaine Lordan was born on August 8, 1966 in Islington, London, England as Elaine Bernadette Lordan. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), EastEnders: Slaters in Detention (2003) and Face (1997). She has been married to Peter Manuel since December 15, 2005. They have one child.

41. Mary Kerridge

Actress | Anna Karenina

Mary Kerridge was born on April 3, 1914 in Islington, London, England as Mary Antoinette Kerridge. She was an actress, known for Anna Karenina (1948), Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985) and Richard III (1955). She was married to John Counsell. She died on July 22, 1999 in Windsor, Berkshire,...

42. Brenda Cowling

Actress | Octopussy

Brenda Cowling was born on April 23, 1925 in Islington, London, England as Brenda Rose Cowling. She is known for her work on Octopussy (1983), You Rang, M'Lord? (1988) and Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). She died on October 2, 2010 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London.

43. Clara Salaman

Actress | A Fatal Inversion

Clara Salaman was born on February 22, 1967 in Islington, London, England as Clara Rachel Burdett Salaman. She is an actress, known for A Fatal Inversion (1992), The Bill (1984) and EastEnders (1985). She was previously married to James Sanders.

44. Met Salih

Actress | Olympus Has Fallen

Met Salih was born on February 23, 1975 in Islington, London, England as Mehtap Salih. She is known for her work on Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Rampage (2018).

45. Terry Sue-Patt

Actor | Cardiac Arrest

Terry Sue-Patt was born on September 19, 1964 in Islington, London, England as Terence Sue-Patt. He was an actor, known for Cardiac Arrest (1994), Screen Two (1985) and Grange Hill (1978). He died on May 22, 2015 in Walthamstow, London.

46. Kim Clifford

Actress | Chariots of Fire

Kim Clifford was born on January 27, 1961 in Islington, North London, England. She is an actress, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), Where's Johnny? (1974) and Colin's Sandwich (1988). She has been married to Lee Galpin since November 5, 1986. They have two children.

47. Clive Exton

Writer | Red Sonja

Clive Exton was born on April 11, 1930 in Islington, London, England as Clive Jack Montague Brooks. He is known for his work on Red Sonja (1985), The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001) and Jeeves and Wooster (1990). He was married to Reid, Mara and Patricia Ferguson. He died on August 16, 2007 in...

48. Felicity Devonshire

Actress | The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins

Felicity Devonshire was born on May 29, 1949 in Islington, London, England as Felicity Portia Estelle Devonshire. She is an actress, known for The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971), Lisztomania (1975) and Intimate Games (1976).

49. Tony Hadley

Soundtrack | Eddie the Eagle

Tony Hadley was born in Islington on 2nd June 1960. He went to school with his future bandmates Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Steve Norman, Richard Miller and Martin Kemp. In 1978 the Makers where formed. Hadley became the lead singer of that group. When Richard Miller left on bass he was replaced by ...

50. Joe Melia

Actor | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

While in the army he appeared in camp shows then when demobbed got a flat in London's West End and worked in morning jobs as a Covent Garden porter, in a bakery and on a railway, slept during the afternoon then in the evening with no actual training he more or less conned his way into doing bits in...


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