Actors playing other Actors

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 01 Dec 2017 | updated - 02 Nov 2018 | Public

And I mean other real life actors.

1. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

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2. William Hartnell

Actor | Doctor Who

William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states.

At age 16 he ...

In An Adventure in Time and Space (2013)

3. Reece Shearsmith

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Reece Shearsmith originates from Hull and is a talented writer and performer. Having graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA(hons) in Theatre Arts, he is a quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen and has appeared in a variety of television shows and films. He ...

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4. Patrick Troughton

Actor | The Omen

Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the ...

In An Adventure in Time and Space (2013)

5. Jamie Glover

Actor | Joseph

Jamie Glover was born on July 10, 1969 as Jamie Blair Glover. He is known for his work on Joseph (1995), Agatha Raisin (2014) and Jupiter Moon (1990).

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6. William Russell

Actor | The Great Escape

William Russell was born William Russell Enoch on 19 November 1924, in Sunderland, County Durham, England, to Eva Compston (Pile) and Alfred James Enoch. He became interested in acting at an early age. He was involved in organizing entertainments during his national service in the Royal Air Force ...

In An Adventure in Time and Space (2013)

7. Jemma Powell

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Jemma Powell is an actress, known for Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Hole (2001) and Closed Circuit (2013).

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8. Jacqueline Hill

Actress | Doctor Who

Born in 17 December 1929, Jacqueline Hill was orphaned as a toddler and raised by her grandparents. She was taken out of school at the age of 14 to enable her younger brother to continue. She then worked at Cadbury's, which had an amateur dramatics society. She was encouraged to apply for, and was ...

In An Adventure in Time and Space (2013)

9. Jason Isaacs

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University, he ...

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10. Harry H. Corbett

Actor | Carry On Screaming!

Harry H Corbett (he added the "H" to avoid being confused with Sooty's friend) was born in Burma in 1925. His father was an officer in the army. His mother died when he was very young and he moved to England as a child and was brought up in Manchester by an aunt.

After his war service, he joined a ...

In The Curse of Steptoe (2008)

11. Phil Davis

Actor | Vera Drake

Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Bleak House (2005) and Alien³ (1992). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.

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12. Wilfrid Brambell

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as ...

In The Curse of Steptoe (2008)

13. Steve Punt

Writer | Spine Chillers

Steve Punt was born in September 1962 as Stephen Mark Punt. He is known for his work on Spine Chillers (2003), Horrible Histories (2009) and Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry (2011).

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14. 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...

In Holy Flying Circus (2011)

15. Darren Boyd

Actor | Imagine Me & You

Darren Boyd was born on January 30, 1971 in Hastings, East Sussex, England as Darren John Boyd. He is an actor and writer, known for Imagine Me & You (2005), Four Lions (2010) and Spy (2011). He has been married to Amanda Ashy since January 24, 2004.

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16. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

In Holy Flying Circus (2011)

17. Charles Edwards

Actor | Batman Begins

Charles Edwards was born on October 1, 1969 in Haslemere, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for Batman Begins (2005), Mansfield Park (1999) and Philomena (2013).

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18. Michael Palin

Actor | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python.

After the Monty Python television series ended in 1974, the Palin/Jones team worked on Ripping Yarns, an intermittent television comedy series broadcast over ...

In Holy Flying Circus (2011)

19. Keeley Hawes

Actress | Death at a Funeral

Keeley Hawes was born on February 10, 1976 in London, England as Claire Hawes. She is an actress and producer, known for Death at a Funeral (2007), High-Rise (2015) and The Bank Job (2008). She has been married to Matthew Macfadyen since October 8, 2004. They have two children. She was previously ...

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20. Diana Dors

Actress | The Long Haul

Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...

In The Blonde Bombshell (1998)

21. Amanda Redman

Actress | Sexy Beast

Amanda Redman was born on August 12, 1957 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Amanda Jacqueline Redman. She is an actress, known for Sexy Beast (2000), New Tricks (2003) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). She has been married to Damian Schnabel since September 4, 2010. She was previously ...

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22. Diana Dors

Actress | The Long Haul

Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...

In The Blonde Bombshell (1998)

23. Gary Webster

Actor | Family Affairs

Gary Webster was born on February 3, 1964 in Whitechapel, London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Family Affairs (1997), EastEnders (1985) and Minder (1979). He has been married to Wendy Turner-Webster since March 21, 1999. They have two children.

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24. Richard Dawson

Actor | The Running Man

Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In ...

In The Blonde Bombshell (1998)

25. Kathryn Drysdale

Actress | The Windsors

Kathryn Drysdale is known from playing series lead Louise Brooks for 8 seasons in TV sitcom "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" as Taylor in British Feature "St Trinians" and as mixed race heiress Rhoda Swartz in period feature Vanity Fair . She is also well known as "Lizzie" in co ...

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26. Meghan Markle

Actress | Remember Me

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (born Rachel Meghan Markle; August 4, 1981), is an US-born member of the British royal family and a former film and television actress.

Meghan Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and is of mixed race heritage. During her studies at Northwestern University...

In The Windsors (2016)

27. Ruth Jones

Actress | Stella

Born in Bridgend, South Wales. Attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. Trained at Warwick University (BA in Drama and Theatre Studies) then actor training at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Television includes Fat Friends (2000) series I, II,III,IV, Tales from Pleasure Beach (2001) for ...

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28. Hattie Jacques

Actress | Carry on Again Doctor

Best known for playing Matron - as in "ooh, Matron!" - in four films: Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Doctor (1967), Carry On Again Doctor (1969) and, of course Carry On Matron (1972). Key roles included: Grace Short in Carry On Teacher (1959), Sophie Bliss in Carry on Loving (1970) and Peggy ...

In Hattie (2011)

29. Robert Bathurst

Actor | Absolutely Anything

Born West Africa . Lived in Ireland aged 3-9 . Convent school . Lied in First Confession aged 6 . Sent to satisfactorily brutal boarding school in County Meath . Aged 9 moved to England . Monastery school till 18 . Still dodgy in Confession . Aged 13 decided he wanted to be an actor . Didn't own up...

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30. John Le Mesurier

Actor | The Italian Job

The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law. However, acting was his true calling, and at age 20, with his parents' approval, he began his acting career by studying drama at the Fay Compton School of...

In Hattie (2011)

31. 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 ...

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32. Tony Hancock

Actor | The Rebel

Tony Hancock was born in Birmingham, England, the son of John and Lillian Hancock. He was educated at Durlston Court, Swanage, and Bradfield College, Reading. He served in the R.A.F. (ground crew) during the war. In 1942 he was in the R.A.F. Gang Show. He was de-mobbed in 1946. He appeared at the ...

In Hancock (1991)

33. Malcolm Sinclair

Actor | Casino Royale

Malcolm Sinclair read drama and theology at the University of Hull and then went on to do a one year post-graduate acting course at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After seven years in different repertory companies around the country he made his London debut in 1985 at the Notting Hill Gate Theatre...

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34. John Le Mesurier

Actor | The Italian Job

The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law. However, acting was his true calling, and at age 20, with his parents' approval, he began his acting career by studying drama at the Fay Compton School of...

In Hancock (2001)

35. Ken Stott

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Ken Stott was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Kenneth Campbell Stott. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

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36. Tony Hancock

Actor | The Rebel

Tony Hancock was born in Birmingham, England, the son of John and Lillian Hancock. He was educated at Durlston Court, Swanage, and Bradfield College, Reading. He served in the R.A.F. (ground crew) during the war. In 1942 he was in the R.A.F. Gang Show. He was de-mobbed in 1946. He appeared at the ...

In Hancock & Joan (2008)

37. 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.

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38. John Le Mesurier

Actor | The Italian Job

The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law. However, acting was his true calling, and at age 20, with his parents' approval, he began his acting career by studying drama at the Fay Compton School of...

In Hancock & Joan (2008)



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