A&A

by nilayeraslan | created - 30 Mar 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

2. Tom Hiddleston

Actor | The Avengers

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...

3. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

4. Tadanobu Asano

Actor | Mongol

Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...

5. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

6. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Al Pacino established himself during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to an Italian-American family. His parents, Rose (nee ...

7. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

8. Liv Tyler

Actress | Armageddon

Liv Tyler is an actress of international renown and has been a familiar face on our screens for over two decades and counting. She began modelling at the age of fourteen before pursuing a career in acting. After making her film debut in Bruce Beresford's Silent Fall, she was cast by fledgling ...

9. Kit Harington

Actor | Game of Thrones

Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...

10. James Purefoy

Actor | Rome

James Brian Mark Purefoy was born and brought up in Taunton, Somerset, England, the son of Shirley (Taylor), who ran an employment agency, and Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy. After leaving school at the age of sixteen, he took a succession of different jobs, including working on a pig farm and as a ...

11. Ciarán Hinds

Actor | The Woman in Black

Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his ...

12. Lorenzo Richelmy

Actor | Marco Polo

Lorenzo Richelmy is an actor, known for Marco Polo (2014), Rainbow: A Private Affair (2017) and The Girl in the Fog (2017).

13. Remy Hii

Actor | Marco Polo

Remy Hii began his career on stage at the age of 19 with the Queensland Theatre Company in the award winning play The Estimator. Television roles soon followed, and three years of full time study with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia where he graduated in 2011.

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14. Alexander Vlahos

Actor | Merlin

Alexander Vlahos was born on the 30th of July, 1988 in Swansea, South Wales. His first language is Welsh.

He studied Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, graduating in 2009.

He his probably best known for his role as Mordred in the hit BBC fantasy show, 'Merlin' where he ...

15. George Blagden

Actor | Les Misérables

George Blagden is a London-based film and stage actor who is best known for his television roles in the historical dramas Versailles and Vikings, where he plays King Louis XIV and the Anglo-Saxon monk Athelstan respectively.

He also played the role of the cynical revolutionary Grantaire in the award ...

16. Jacob Collins-Levy

Actor | Glitch

Jacob Collins-Levy is an actor, known for Glitch (2015), The White Princess (2017) and Bloom (2019).

17. Aneurin Barnard

Actor | Dunkirk

Aneurin Barnard was born on May 8, 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017), The Goldfinch (2019) and Cilla (2014).

18. Richard Madden

Actor | Game of Thrones

Richard Madden, born 18 June 1986, is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and Prince Kit in Disney's "Cinderella." Starring as David Budd in the BBC miniseries "Bodyguard" has also brought him more international ...

19. Michael Sheen

Actor | Masters of Sex

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus".

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales...

20. Richard Armitage

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...

21. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

22. James McAvoy

Actor | Filth

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He ...

23. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

24. Kemal Sunal

Actor | Tosun Pasa

Born in 1944 Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Vefa High School, Fatih, Istanbul. Sunal acted in many popular films, although he began his artistic career in the theater. His first play was called, "Unwilling Doctor" and he later worked at the Devekusu Kabare Theatre with Ulvi Uraz. Although Sunal ...

25. Kadir Inanir

Actor | Utanç

Kadir Inanir was born on April 15, 1949 in Fatsa, Ordu, Turkey. He is an actor and director, known for Shame (1972), Yilanlarin Öcü (1985) and Marziye (1998).

26. Türkan Soray

Actress | Mahpus

Türkan Soray (her last name begins S-cedilla) is one of four big female stars of the old Turkish cinema.

Türkan was born to a railway-officer father and a housewife mother. She started in Turkish cinema at the age of 15, when she accompanied to her friend, neighbor Emel Yildiz (also known as Panther ...

27. Tom Ellis

Actor | Lucifer

Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor from Cardiff, Wales. He is best known for playing Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer (2016-2020).

Ellis was born in Cardiff. He studied BA Dramatic Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (previously the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and...

28. Julian Ovenden

Actor | Downton Abbey

Julian Ovenden was born on November 29, 1976 in Sheffield, England. He is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), The Colony (2015) and The Royal (2003). He has been married to Kate Royal since December 20, 2010. They have two children.

29. Ed Stoppard

Actor | The Pianist

Ed Stoppard was born on September 16, 1974 in London, England as Edmund Stoppard. He is an actor, known for The Pianist (2002), Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) and Youth (2015).

30. Olivia Ross

Actress | Personal Shopper

Olivia Ross is an actress, known for Personal Shopper (2016), Shakespeare's Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014) and War & Peace (2016).

31. Tom Cullen

Actor | Weekend

Tom Cullen was born on July 17, 1985 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He is an actor and producer, known for Weekend (2011), Knightfall (2017) and Black Mirror (2011).

32. Pádraic Delaney

Actor | The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Pádraic was born on November 6th 1977 in County Wexford, Ireland. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and graduated in 2001. His first film, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. He is also known for The Tudors (2008), Blackthorn (2011) and ...

33. Daniel Brühl

Actor | Good Bye Lenin!

Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he ...

34. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End...

35. Brian Geraghty

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Originally from Jersey, Brian Geraghty graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre and then began his professional career in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. He has previously enjoyed being a surf instructor and continues to surf in his free time.

36. Douglas Smith

Actor | Big Little Lies

Douglas Smith was born on June 22, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Douglas Alexander Smith. He is an actor and composer, known for Big Little Lies (2017), The Alienist (2018) and Big Love (2006).

37. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

38. Q'orianka Kilcher

Actress | The New World

At fourteen years old, Q'orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actresses with her portrayal of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's 'The New World', an epic about the encounter between English and North American societies in the early 1600s. Her ...

39. Chai Hansen

Actor | Mako Mermaids

Thai-Australian actor Chai Hansen was born on February 8, 1989 in Ko Sumai, an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Soon relocating to Australia, Hansen began breaking national records for field and track at a young age, soon developing a passion for dance.

Finding his feet upon the completion of his ...



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