Birth Place Matching "London, England, UK" (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
2. Henry VIII
Soundtrack | L'âge des ténèbres
Father of Queen Elizabeth I, who has been played by Vanessa Redgrave, Bette Davis, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Glenda Jackson, Judi Dench, Sarah Bernhardt, Rachel Skarsten, and Flora Robson. Jackson and Mirren each won an Emmy for the role, and Dench won an Oscar.
4. Ben Jonson
Soundtrack | Sense and Sensibility
Benjamin Jonson was born 1571 as the posthumous son of a Protestant minister. His mother then moved him to Westminster, where she married a bricklayer. He attended a free parish school as a boy, and thanks to the sponsorship of the headmaster, was able to attend Westminster Grammar School. ...
7. Daniel Defoe
Writer | Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Born the eldest son and third child of James and Mary Defoe, Defoe received a very good education, as his father intended him to become a Presbyterian minister, but he chose to become a merchant instead. In 1684 he joined the army of the rebel Duke of Monmouth, but when the rebellion failed, Defoe ...
10. Aaron Hill
Art Department | Maze of Fate
English playwright and manager noted for his attempt to meld English and Italian operatic conventions. William Collier appointed Hill manager of Drury Lane at the age of 24. Whether he actually wrote the libretto of "Rinaldo" in English or designed the plot for 'Giacomo Rossi' and then translated ...
11. Colley Cibber
Writer | Richard III
Colley Cibber (1671-1757) was an actor, theatrical impresario, playwright and poet now remembered only for his bowdlerization of William Shakespeare's Richard III (1955) (Laurence Olivier used Cibber's interpolations in his 1955 film of the play) and for being the model for the chief protagonist of...
Writer | The Vampyre
John William Polidori (7 September 1795 - 24 August 1821) was an English writer and physician. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. His most successful work was the short story "The Vampyre" (1819), ...
21. Lord Byron
Writer | Don Juan DeMarco
Lord Byron seemed destined from birth to tragedy. His father was the handsome but feckless Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron and his mother the Scottish heiress Catherine Gordon, the only child of the Laird of Gight.
Captain Byron abandoned his wife and child leaving Catherine to bring up young Byron on...
25. Mary Shelley
Writer | Young Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her...
Writer | Heartstrings
Elizabeth Gaskell was born on September 29, 1810 in Chelsea, London, England as Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson. She was a writer, known for Heartstrings (1923), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and Your Show Time (1949). She was married to Rev. William Gaskell. She died on November 12, 1865 in ...
31. Mary Ann Mantell
Mary Ann Mantell was born on April 9, 1795 in Paddington, London, England as Mary Ann Woodhouse. She was married to Gideon Mantell. She died on October 20, 1869 in London.
41. Mary Ann Nichols
Mary Ann Walker was born on August 26, 1845 in Dawes Court, Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street (London, England) to blacksmith (former locksmith) Edward Walker and his wife Caroline. She was christened in or some years before 1851. She had a brother. Caroline died in 1852 aged 32 and was buried on 5th ...
50. Arthur Sullivan
Soundtrack | Star Trek: Insurrection
Arthur Sullivan was a composer, born in London in 1842 and died in 1900. His father was a military bandmaster, and Arthur composed his first anthem at the age of eight. He studied at London's Royal Academy of Music after being awarded the inaugural Mendelssohn Scholarship at 14 years of age.