actors from uk

by wongsoon | created - 20 Jul 2016 | updated - 20 Jul 2016 | Public

1. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...

2. Gerard Butler

Actor | 300

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...

3. David Wenham

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and 300 (2006).

4. 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...

5. 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 ...

6. Dougray Scott

Actor | EverAfter

Born in Scotland, trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was named most promising drama student. Scott's early work was in Scottish national theatre and television, first appearing in the series Soldier Soldier as well as on the stage in the Tim Fleming directed production of ...

7. 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 ...

8. Sean Bean

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

Sean Bean's career since the eighties spans theatre, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a ...

9. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2020).

He was born ...

10. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...

11. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

12. 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 ...

13. Jamie Foreman

Actor | Layer Cake

Jamie Foreman was born on May 25, 1958 in Bermondsey, London, England as Jamie L. Foreman. He is an actor and writer, known for Layer Cake (2004), Elizabeth (1998) and Oliver Twist (2005).

14. Ian Hart

Actor | Backbeat

Ian Hart, born in England, began acting while a student in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. He stumbled into acting almost accidentally, but was cast in the play "The Government Inspector". He continued to work in British theatre and television, and first gained recognition for portraying John ...

15. David Dawson

Actor | The Last Kingdom

David Dawson was born on September 7, 1982 in Widnes, Cheshire, England as David Robert Dawson. He is an actor, known for The Last Kingdom (2015), Luther (2010) and The Road to Coronation Street (2010).

16. Adrian Bower

Actor | Teachers

Adrian Bower was born on August 20, 1970 in Chester, Cheshire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Teachers (2001), Dirty Filthy Love (2004) and The Last Kingdom (2015).

17. Alec Newman

Actor | Call the Midwife

Alec Newman was born in Glasgow on the 27th of November, 1974. He joined the NYT at 17 after injury ruled out a career in soccer. There he played various roles most notably Iago in Shakespeare's Othello. Upon finishing his training at LAMDA, Newman went straight to work both on television and in ...

18. Craig Rees

Actor | The District

Craig Rees was born on January 10, 1974 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England as Craig Adam Rees. He is an actor and producer, known for The District (2000), Angel (1999) and Friends (1994).

19. Nicholas Rowe

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Speaks fluent Spanish and French. Lives in London. Attended Bristol University (BA in Hispanic Studies). Has appeared in numerous British plays and television programs. Most recognized by Americans as Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). The son of a member of Parliament. Lived with Lou...

20. Roger Allam

Actor | V for Vendetta

Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Speed Racer (2008) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children.

21. Shaun Dooley

Actor | Eden Lake

Shaun was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to Ann and Denis Dooley. He is an actor known for Misfits (2009).

He has two younger sisters, Stephanie Dooley and Kimberly Dooley.

Shaun is married to Polly Dooley.

Despite living in London, Shaun still attends all of Barnsley FC's home games.

Shaun won the...



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