British Celebrities Born In October

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Kate Winslet
(English Actress Known for Her Work in Independent Films and Period Dramas)
Kate Winslet
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Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, England

Actress Kate Winslet’s most enduring character remains that of the protagonist in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, which made her an international star. She’s also known for doing period roles in films like Sense and Sensibility, Jude and Hamlet. Some of her other notable films are Iris, Little Children, Steve Jobs and The Reader. She won an Oscar for her performance in The Reader

 2 
Emilia Clarke
(Actress)
Emilia Clarke
170
Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Emilia Clarke rose to fame with the television series Game of Thrones, which garnered her international recognition and won her several awards. She has also starred in many films like Solo: A Star Wars Story and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Emilia also supports several charitable organisations. 

 3 
John Lennon
(The Founder, Co-Songwriter, Co-Lead Vocalist & Rhythm Guitarist of 'The Beatles')
John Lennon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 8, 1980

John Lennon was part of the hugely successful and popular music band, Beatles. It became the first British band to break out big in the US. However, they eventually broke up. Subsequently, Lennon went solo, with 1971 album, Imagine, being his most successful and acclaimed post-Beatles efforts. Sadly he was shot dead by a deranged fan in New York.

 4 
Marcus Rashford
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Marcus Rashford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Marcus Rashford is a prominent football player for the Manchester United Football Club and England national team. He became the youngest British footballer to score in his debut match for England. He uses his popularity to fight against issues like child food poverty and homelessness in the United Kingdom. He is often praised for his political activism.

 5 
Julie Andrews
(English Actress, Singer and Author)
Julie Andrews
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Birthdate: October 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, England

A distinguished films, television and Broadway actress, Julie Andrews is best known for her performances in films like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Victor/Victoria. She has also done voiceovers for animation movie like Despicable Me and Enchanted. The legendary actress has also released multiple albums and authored numerous children’s books as well as her autobiography.

 6 
Anthony Joshua
(British Boxer and Two-Time Former Unified World Heavyweight Champion)
Anthony Joshua
61
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Widely regarded as one of the best active boxers in the world, Anthony Joshua is the first British heavyweight to win both a major world title and an Olympic gold medal. Having avoided a life of crime, Joshua focused solely on boxing; his rags to riches story serves as an inspiration. He is one of the most influential Black Britons.

 7 
Simon Cowell
(Television Personality, Entrepreneur and Creator of 'The X Factor' and 'Got Talent' Franchises)
Simon Cowell
143
Birthdate: October 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England

Simon Cowell is a television personality, entrepreneur and record executive. He has judged some of the most popular shows on British television like talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor UK and Britain's Got Talent. He has also judged the American television talent competition series American Idol, The X Factor US and America's Got Talent.

 8 
Felicity Jones
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Birthdate: October 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham

English actress Felicity Jones started her career as a child and went on to take up more mature roles as a teenager. One of her uncles is an actor, and he influenced her to take up the profession herself. She appeared in many TV shows in the initial years of her career before venturing into films as well.

 9 
Lena Headey
(Portrayed Cersei Lannister in HBO Series 'Game of Thrones' )
Lena Headey
49
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton, Bermuda
 10 
21 Savage
(Rapper)
21 Savage
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newham, London, England

An influential rapper, 21 Savage's Guns Down, Paintballs Up movement, which he reportedly started to reduce gun violence, gave rise to many incidents involving paintball guns. Also a philanthropist, Savage created the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign to help kids learn how to make and save money. In 2018, he donated $10,000 to fund an anti-bullying campaign in school.

 11 
Wayne Rooney
(English Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward and Midfielder)
Wayne Rooney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Regarded as one of the best football players of the current era, Wayne Rooney is the record goal-scorer for the Manchester United FC and England national team. Originally a boxer, Wayne continues to pursue boxing as a recreational activity. Wayne has been controversy's favorite child for many years now; from allegations of infidelity to legal issues, he has faced them all!

 12 
Angela Lansbury
(Actress and Singer Whose Career Spanned Over 80 Years)
Angela Lansbury
95
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury played a key role in shaping the Golden Age of Hollywood. Recognized as one of the few stars still alive from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, Angela Lansbury has received accolades, such as an Honorary Oscar. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II appointed her a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

 13 
Roger Moore
(Famous for His Portrayal as the Fictional British Secret Agent 'James Bond' in Seven Films)
Roger Moore
35
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England
Died: May 23, 2017

Widely regarded as one of the most popular actors to play the iconic secret agent James Bond in films, Roger Moore was more than just an actor. He was also well-known for his humanitarian work, so much so that he was knighted in 2003 by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity.

 14 
Sting
(Musician & Singer)
Sting
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wallsend, England

Sting is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Police, Sting played an important role in the band's success from 1977 to 1984 during which he served as the band's bassist, lead singer, and principal songwriter. Also known for his work as an activist, Sting has shown interest in political and social issues.

 15 
Belle Delphine
(Internet Celebrity, Cosplayer and Model)
Belle Delphine
171
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
A social media personality with a big fan following, Belle Delphine is known for her glamour and cosplay modelling on Instagram. She also has a YouTube channel, a patron page and TikTok account. However, her videos and photographs, because of their suggestive nature, have attracted criticism and controversies too.
 16 
Trent Alexander-Arnold
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Trent Alexander-Arnold
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
 17 
Thom Yorke
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Thom Yorke
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellingborough

English musician, Thom Yorke, is the main vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Radiohead. He is a multi-instrumentalist as well. Active in the music industry for over 35 years, he performs both as part of his band and as a solo artist. He is a human rights activist and also supports animal rights, environmental and anti-war causes.

 18 
Edward VI of England
(King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553)
Edward VI of England
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Birthdate: October 12, 1537
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 6, 1553

Edward VI of England served as the King of England and Ireland from 1547 until his death at the age of 15 in 1553. Edward VI, who took interest in religious matters, allowed Protestantism to be established in England during his reign. His reign also witnessed the introduction of written works that formed the basis for practices of the English Church.

 19 
John Cleese
(Co-Founder of the Comedy Troupe ‘Monty Python’)
John Cleese
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Birthdate: October 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Before stepping into sketch comedy with Monty Python's Flying Circus, John Cleese wrote scripts for Broadway and West End shows. A Cambridge law graduate, John has had a species of lemurs named after him, owing to his love for the animal. His dark humor is part of his signature style.
 20 
Calum Scott
(Singer, songwriter)
Calum Scott
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England

Calum Scott is a British singer-songwriter who achieved national recognition after competing in the ninth series of the popular reality television show Britain's Got Talent. An openly gay musician, Calum Scott serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community around the world.

 21 
Matthew Macfadyen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Fitzwilliam Darcy’ in the Film ‘Pride & Prejudice’)
Matthew Macfadyen
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Birthdate: October 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

A well-established British stage actor, Matthew Macfadyen, made his screen debut with television movie Wuthering Heights and gained fame with drama series Spooks. He later gave an award winning performance in TV series Criminal Justice II. Meanwhile, he also made his film debut and gained popularity with movies like Pride & Prejudice, Death at a Funeral and Robin Hood.

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Dan Stevens
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Birthdate: October 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croydon, London

English actor, Dan Stevens, first gained international fame with his portrayal in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey. The son of teacher parents, he developed an early interest in acting and became a member of the Footlights. Beginning his career in the mid-2000s, he didn’t take long to build a strong image in the entertainment field.

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Sharon Osbourne
(British-American Television Personality and Author Known for Her Talk Show ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’)
Sharon Osbourne
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Birthdate: October 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brixton, South London, England
Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon Osbourne is a music manager. She rejuvenated Ozzy’s career by organizing the Ozzfest tour. She was the star of the reality show The Osbournes, wrote several books, was a panelist on Loose Women, and judged America's Got Talent and The X Factor.
 24 
Michael Gambon
(Best Known for His Role as Professor ‘Albus Dumbledore’ in the ‘Harry Potter' Film Series)
Michael Gambon
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Birthdate: October 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cabra, Ireland

Actor Michael Gambon is best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the popular Harry Potter movie series. Not surprisingly, Gambon is one of the most recognized faces in the world and a favorite actor among Harry Potter fans. Ranked 28th in Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times, Gambon was knighted for hisservices to drama, in 1998.

 25 
Katie Piper
(Acid Attack Victim & Narrator of Channel 4 Series 'Katie: My Beautiful Face')
Katie Piper
10
Birthdate: October 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andover, Hampshire, England

Model Katie Piper made headlines after being attacked with acid by her former boyfriend. She underwent a face restoration surgery to rebuild her damaged face. She then became an activist, released an autobiography, and created a documentary. She also owns a foundation to help burn victims and has hosted Bodyshockers.

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Sacha Baron Cohen
(Known for Portrayal of the Fictional Satirical Characters)
Sacha Baron Cohen
91
Birthdate: October 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

An English comedian, actor, writer, and director, Sacha Baron Cohen, is the creator of many fictional satirical characters, including Ali G and Borat Sagdiyev. He adopts a variety of accents and guises while playing these characters. He has been criticized for passing sexist and sexual comments. He is a mildly controversial figure and has been involved in a few lawsuits.

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Matt Smith
(Actor)
Matt Smith
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Birthdate: October 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England

Matt Smith is best known for his award-winning portrayal of the 11th incarnation of The Doctor in the sci-fi series Doctor Who. Fans also loved him as Prince Philip in the Netflix historical series The Crown. Initially a soccer player, he switched to acting after spondylolysis ended his sports career.

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Joan Fontaine
(One of the Leading Actresses of the Hollywood During the 'Golden Age')
Joan Fontaine
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Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15, 2013

Joan Fontaine was a prominent Hollywood actress during the Golden Age. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, she won an Academy Award, becoming the only actor to win the award for a Hitchcock film - Suspicion. Apart from working as an actress, Joan Fontaine was also a licensed pilot, Cordon Bleu-level chef, and well-known interior decorator.

 29 
Clive Owen
(English Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Chancer’)
Clive Owen
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Birthdate: October 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Clive Owen is an English actor who achieved international recognition for his performance in the 1998 neo-noir film Croupier. A patron of the Electric Palace Cinema, Clive Owen initiated a fundraiser to repair the deteriorating elements of the cinema. Also a huge fan of Liverpool FC, Owen narrated Being: Liverpool, a documentary TV series about the football club.

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Charles Dance
(Best Known for His Roles in Films: ‘The Golden Child’, ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Last Action Hero’)
Charles Dance
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Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Redditch, England, United Kingdom
Charles Dance is best known as Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones and Lord Mountbatten in Netflix’s The Crown. He started as a Shakespearean actor and has also received the OBE. He has also appeared in Childhood's End, The Jewel in the Crown, and the films Alien 3 and Kabloonak
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Zaha Hadid
(Architect)
Zaha Hadid
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: March 31, 2016
Baghdad-born British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is best remembered for her revolutionary and modern architectural designs, that involved abstraction and relied on curves. She won the Stirling Prize and was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize. She designed the Guangzhou Opera House and Rome's MAXXI Museum, among other marvels.
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John Keats
(English Romantic Lyric Poet)
John Keats
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821
John Keats was one of the leading 19th-century Romantic poets, along with Byron and Shelley, known for his natural imagery and emotions in his poems. Some of his best-known works are Ode on a Grecian Urn, To Autumn, and Ode to a Nightingale. He died of tuberculosis at age 25.
 33 
Alesha Dixon
(English Singer, Rapper and Television Personality)
Alesha Dixon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Alesha Dixon is an English singer-songwriter, rapper, and TV personality. She initially wanted to become a teacher, but destiny had other plans for her, and she ended up entering the music world. She rose to fame as a singer in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq. She later pursued a successful solo career as well. 

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Sarah Ferguson
(Author, Producer and Former Wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York)
Sarah Ferguson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

Sarah Ferguson is one of the members of the British royal family. She started working with several charity organizations after marrying Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Even after her divorce, she has continued working with organizations like the American Cancer Society. In 2020, she set up her own foundation called Sarah's Trust.

 35 
Bobby Charlton
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Bobby Charlton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashington, Northumberland, England
Died: October 21, 2023

Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, Bobby Charlton was an important member of the England national football team that emerged victorious at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Ballon d'Or, Charlton received a knighthood in 1994. 

 36 
Margaret Thatcher
(The Longest-Serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century)
Margaret Thatcher
130
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013

United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister and also the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher served three consecutive terms in the office from 1979 till 1990. Her political views and leadership approach, known as Thatcherism, got her the nickname of Iron Lady. Though controversial, she prominently ranks high in the list of the best British Prime Ministers.

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Cary Elwes
(English Actor and Writer Known for His Role as ‘Westley’ in the Film ‘The Princess Bride’)
Cary Elwes
14
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Cary Elwes is best known as Westley from The Princess Bride, Robin Hood from Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Dr. Lawrence Gordon from the Saw horror franchise. He has also played numerous supporting roles in films and has been seen in series such as The X-Files and Stranger Things.
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James Herriot
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995

James Herriot was a British writer and veterinary surgeon. Many of his books about animals and veterinary practice inspired several films and television series, including the 1975 British movie All Creatures Great and Small. His early life inspired BBC's drama Young James Herriot. In 1994, Glasgow Veterinary College's library was named James Herriot Library in his honor. 

 39 
Guy Pearce
(Actor)
Guy Pearce
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Birthdate: October 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Guy Pearce is best known as Mike Young from the series Neighbours. Fans loved his Emmy-winning performance in the miniseries Mildred Pierce. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Memento and a SAG Award for his performance in The King’s Speech. Guy is also involved in animal welfare.
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Gwendoline Christie
(Best Known for Her Iconic Role of ‘Brienne of Tarth’ in the series ‘Game of Thrones’)
Gwendoline Christie
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Birthdate: October 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Worthing, United Kingdom
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Jess Glynne
(English Singer Best Known for Her Singles: ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don't Be So Hard on Yourself)
Jess Glynne
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Jess Glynne, named one of Forbes’s Most Influential People Under 30 in 2019, initially rose to fame as a featured artist on tracks such as Rather Be and My Love. She became the first British female solo singer with seven number one UK Singles Chart tracks.
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John Entwistle
(Musician & Songwriter who was The Bassist ‍for The Rock Band 'The Who')
John Entwistle
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 27, 2002

John Entwistle was an English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and music producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Who, for which he served as the original bass guitarist and backing vocalist. Nicknamed Thunderfingers, Entwistle was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Bass Players list. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen
(Actor and Model Best Known for His Role as ‘Adrian Griffin’ in the Film ‘The Invisible Man’)
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
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Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Oliver Jackson-Cohen amazed audiences with his portrayal of Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Luke Crain in The Haunting of Hill House, and Peter Quint in The Haunting of Bly Manor. Beginning his career at 15, with the soap Hollyoaks, Jackson-Cohen has mostly appeared in the romantic comedy, drama, and horror genres.
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Ella Balinska
(Actress)
Ella Balinska
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Birthdate: October 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Ella Balinska is an English actress best known for playing Jane Kano in the popular 2019 action comedy film, Charlie's Angels. Before starting her acting career, Ella Balinska was an athlete, competing in track and field events at a national level. She also played county level netball and was a javelin thrower for Team London.

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Bob Hoskins
(Actor)
Bob Hoskins
11
Birthdate: October 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014
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Cliff Richard
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Cliff Richard
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lucknow, India
The third-top-selling artist in UK Singles history, Cliff Richard has sold over 250 million records. He charted 67 top-ten and 14 number-one singles in the U.K. He mostly performed with his backing band, The Shadows, and redefined the rock-and-roll genre with singles such as Move It, which inspired The Beatles.
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Letitia Wright
(Actress)
Letitia Wright
25
Birthdate: October 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Rufus Sewell
(British Actor)
Rufus Sewell
10
Birthdate: October 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
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Derek Jacobi
(Actor who has enjoyed a successful and distinguished stage career, appearing in various stage productions of William Shakespeare)
Derek Jacobi
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Birthdate: October 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
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Ben Whishaw
(English Actor and Producer)
Ben Whishaw
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Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton

Ben Whishaw is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Norman Scott in a British TV comedy-drama series titled A Very English Scandal, which earned him several prestigious awards, such as a Primetime Emmy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award. Ben Whishaw has also received other prestigious awards, including British Independent Film Award.