Birth Place Matching "Beckenham, Kent, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Simon Ward
Actor | Young Winston
The son of a car dealer, the British actor Simon Ward was born in London, England, in 1941, and educated there at Alleyn's School, the home of the National Youth Theatre, which he joined at age 13 and stayed with for eight years. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in ...
3. John Bennett
Actor | Watership Down
The lean, rather emaciated-looking John Bennett studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After years in repertory theatre, he made his feature debut in 1960, and, thereafter, appeared regularly on British screens. He was prone to perform in diverse ethnic guises, often ...
Actor | The Day of the Jackal
Born in Beckenham, Kent, English character actor Maurice Denham first came to public notice in the 1940s on radio, appearing on many of the most popular comedy series of the day in a variety of characters. His debut in films came in 1947 with The Smugglers (1947). His talents came to the forefront ...
Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun
The role which best epitomised James Cossins was the fussy, repressed Brown in Villain (1971). He began movie acting in the mid '60s and featured in such films as Richard Lester's How I Won the War (1967), Hammer's The Lost Continent (1968), the Jack Wild vehicle Melody (1971) and the ...
Writer | Dentist in the Chair
One of British TV's most popular performers with a career that spanned over four decades, funny-man Bob Monkhouse started off as a radio broadcaster (1947) and stand-up comic. He earned success early on as a gag writer, partnering with Denis Goodwin.
In 1953, the duo won their own TV show called ...
9. Betty E. Box
Soundtrack | Benji
British producer Betty Box started out as a commercial artist. Her brother Sydney Box was a documentary filmmaker, and during World War II he asked Betty to join him at Verity Films. She took to it like a fish to water, and by the time the war ended she was in charge of almost a dozen documentary ...
10. Nick Heyward
Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles
Nick Heyward was born in Beckenham, Kent, on May 20th 1961. On leaving Kelsey Park School in 1977, he went to work as a commercial artist, but he had dreams of becoming a pop star. "I got into music because my girlfriend chucked me and because of Paul McCartney's beard when he sung in 'Let It Be',"...
13. Sydney Box
Producer | The Seventh Veil
Sydney Box was born on April 29, 1907 in Beckenham, Kent, England. He was a producer and writer, known for The Seventh Veil (1945), Lost Daughter (1949) and Holiday Camp (1947). He was married to Muriel Box. He died on May 25, 1983 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
16. Stephen Jenn
Stephen Jenn was born on March 30, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent, England as Stephen Alfred Jenn. He was an actor, known for Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987), Oktober (1998) and Goodbye Mr. Chips (1984). He died on February 26, 2012 in London, England.
18. Sheila Hodgson
Writer | Mrs Thursday
Sheila Hodgson was born on December 22, 1921 in Beckenham, Kent, England. She is known for her work on Mrs Thursday (1966), Our Miss Pemberton (1957) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to David Middleton. She died on December 25, 2001 in South Newton, Wiltshire, England.
20. Richard Pilbrow
Producer | All You Need Is Love
Richard Pilbrow was born on April 28, 1933 in Beckenham, Kent, England. He is known for his work on All You Need Is Love (1977), Swallows and Amazons (1974) and Our Town (2003). He has been married to Molly Friedel since April 1974. They have one child. He was previously married to Viki Brinton.
21. Lionel Hale
Writer | Money for Speed
Lionel Hale was born on October 26, 1909 in Beckenham, Kent, England as Lionel Ramsay Hale. He was a writer, known for Money for Speed (1933), Theatre Night (1957) and ITV Play of the Week (1955). He was married to Betty Taylor. He died on May 15, 1977 in London, England.
22. Hugh Bean
Music Department | Gala Performance
Hugh Bean was born on September 22, 1929 in Beckenham, Kent, England as Hugh Cecil Bean. He is known for his work on Gala Performance (1963), Andre Previn's Music Night (1971) and Sunday Night (1965). He was married to Mary Dorothy Harrow. He died on December 26, 2003 in Beckenham.
27. Alison Prince
Writer | Jackanory
Alison Prince was born on March 26, 1931 in Beckenham, Kent, England. She was a writer and actress, known for Jackanory (1965), How's Business (1991) and Trumpton (1967). She was married to Goronwy Parry. She died on October 12, 2019 in Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland.