Birth Place Matching "Cardiff, Wales, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Tom Ellis
Actor | Lucifer
Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor from Cardiff, Wales. He is best known for playing Gary Preston in the sitcom Miranda (2009-2015) and Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer (2016-2020).
Ellis was born in Cardiff, the son of Marilyn Jean (née Hooper) ...
Actor | Fantastic Four
Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (1974). He attended the ...
Actor | Limitless
Born in Cardiff, Wales, and living in Los Angeles, Andrew Howard is known mostly for his turn as Gennady in Limitless and Bad Frank Philips in Hatfields and McCoys. Stage roles included Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt, Orestes in Electra at theatres, including The Royal ...
Actress | Foyle's War
Honeysuckle Weeks was born on August 1, 1979 in Cardiff, Wales as Honeysuckle Susan Weeks. She is an actress, known for Foyle's War (2002), The Wicker Tree (2011) and The Five (2016). She has been married to Lorne Stormonth-Darling since July 2007. They have one child.
Actor | The Thick of It
Born in Cardiff, Chris Addison grew up in Manchester where he attended the Manchester Grammar School before going on to study at the University of Birmingham. Following his graduation in 1994, he put ambitions to direct theatre on hold and "drifted into stand-up comedy" which became his full-time ...
10. Roald Dahl
Writer | The Witches
Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916. He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. He made a forced landing in the Libyan Desert and was severely injured. As a result, he spent five months in a Royal Navy hospital in Alexandria. Dahl is known for how he ...
13. Peter Wingfield
Actor | Highlander
Born in Cardiff, Peter trained as a doctor at Brasenose College, Oxford and St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, but chose an acting career just prior to graduation. Peter caught the acting bug as a teenager at the National Youth Theatre in Wales and his drama training was at the Guildhall ...
15. Richard Marquand
Director | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Richard Marquand was born on September 22, 1937 in Llanishen, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales as Richard Alfred Marquand. He was a director and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Nowhere to Run (1993). He was married to Carol Bell and Josephine ...
17. Charlotte Church
Soundtrack | I'll Be There
Charlotte Maria Church was born on February 21, 1986 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom to Steven Reed and his wife Maria. The couple separated shortly after the child's birth, and she was left in her mother's care. She started singing publicly when she was only three and a half years old,...
19. Andrew Davies
Writer | Bridget Jones's Diary
Andrew Davies was born on September 20, 1936 in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales. He is a writer and producer, known for Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Bleak House (2005). He has been married to Diana Huntley since 1960. They have two children.
Actress | Spy Hard
Downtown Julie Brown was born on August 27, 1963 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress and producer, known for Spy Hard (1996), B*A*P*S (1997) and Fist of the North Star (1995). She has been married to Martin Schuermann since April 4, 2001. They have one child.
21. Shirley Bassey
Soundtrack | Moonraker
Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an...
23. Lucie Jones
Soundtrack | Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary
Lucie Jones is a leading theatre actress, credits include: 'Lou' in Girlfriends (LMTO); 'Elle Woods' in Legally Blonde (National Tour); 'Emily' in A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre); 'Maureen Johnson' in RENT The Musical (The Other Palace & National Tour); 'Holly' in The Wedding Singer (National ...
24. Elizabeth Rees
Actress | Graham's Gang
Elizabeth Rees was born on May 1, 1936 in Cardiff, Wales as Joan Elizabeth Rees-Williams. She is known for her work on Graham's Gang (1977), BBC2 Playhouse (1973) and Big Brother (2000). She has been married to Jonathan Aitken since June 25, 2003. She was previously married to Peter Aitken, Rex ...
25. Jennifer Leak
Actress | Yours, Mine and Ours
Jennifer Leak was born on September 28, 1947 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress, known for Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), The Photographer (1974) and Agent on Ice (1986). She has been married to James D'Auria since May 1977. She was previously married to Tim Matheson.
26. Griff Rhys Jones
Actor | Not the Nine O'Clock News
Griff Rhys Jones was born on November 16, 1953 in Cardiff, Wales as Griffith Rhys Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989) and Alas Smith & Jones (1984). He is married to Jo Jones. They have two children.
27. Ivor Novello
While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...
28. Edd Osmond
Actor | Dumbo
Edd Osmond is an Actor and Creature Performer known for his work on Dumbo (2019), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).
Edd was born in Cardiff, South Wales on February 27, 1992 and is the brother of actress Jo Osmond.
31. Justin Kerrigan
Director | Human Traffic
Justin's Guardians took him to see his first film 'Star Wars' at 4 years old and he felt the force finding it in drawing as a child - he stumbled into filmmaking at Art collage - 3 years travelling from Cardiff in train toilets to Newport Film School where he won awards for his low-budget short ...
34. Danielle Bux
Actress | One Thing Left to Do
Danielle made her stage debut in Calendar Girls at the Bristol Hippodrome, beginning in January 2011 and has appeared in "Responsible Other", a play by Melanie Spencer. She also appeared in BBC One's Silent Witness in 2013, a feature film called Kicking Off by director Matt Wilde and a new NBC ...
36. Ken Follett
Writer | Eye of the Needle
Ken Follett was born on June 5, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales as Kenneth Martin Follett. He is known for his work on Eye of the Needle (1981), Target (1977) and White Wedding (2009). He has been married to Daphne Barbara Hubbard since November 8, 1985. He was previously married to Mary Emma Ruth Elson.
Actress | The Good Companions
Ebullient Welsh-born character actress Margaret Courtenay was born on November 14, 1923 in Cardiff, Wales. With resounding voice and dominant personality, she was known for The Mirror Crack'd (1980), Duet for One (1986) and Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992).
Courtenay was ...
41. Daisy Keeping
Actress | Neverlake
Daisy Keeping was born on August 1st, 1985, in Cardiff, Wales. She studied Acting at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and graduated in 2008, and has stayed in London ever since then. She is an actress, known for Neverlake (2013), Holby City (1999) and Footprints (2012). She is engaged to be...
43. Lisa Osmond
Mother to Jo Osmond and Edd Osmond and Managing Director of Oh So Small Productions Ltd (OSS) based at Pinewood Studio Wales (representing International Extreme Height Actors from 3ft - 5ft and 6ft 7 - 7ft 7 specialising in creature performance, mo-cap, full costume, stunts and child body doubling) ...
Christopher Monger has won awards for directing theatre, feature films, and screenwriting. He has directed eight feature films and written over thirty screenplays.
He was born in Ffynnon Taf, Wales and started making films while studying painting at the Chelsea School of Art, London. His graduation ...
46. Terry Nation
Writer | Doctor Who
Before becoming a film scriptwriter, Terry Nation was a prolific writer of UK television scripts in both the action and science fiction genres. His scripts are noted for their depth, i.e. they usually have many sub-plots as well as the main plot. As a writer on the BBC's Doctor Who (1963) series, ...
48. Jessie Robins
Actress | Dance of the Vampires
Jessie Robins was born on October 10, 1909 in Cardiff, Wales as Jessie Fanny Katz. She was an actress, known for The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Armchair Theatre (1956) and The Wednesday Play (1964). She was married to Bryan Parker, Charles James Wotherspoon and Joseph Hollander. She died in ...
49. Nan Braunton
Actress | The Grove Family
Nan Braunton was born on April 4, 1895 in Cardiff, Wales as Minnie Malinda Braunton. She was an actress, known for The Grove Family (1954), Heidi (1959) and It's a Great Day! (1955). She was married to Robert Bevens. She died on March 27, 1978 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London, England.
50. Matthew Barry
Writer | Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Matthew is a Welsh screenwriter living in London and Los Angeles. He studied History and Politics at Warwick University. Matthew was voted a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2011, he was a recipient of BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy 2012 and is an alumni of the BBC Writers' Academy. Credits include: Chilling ...