Famous British Voice Actors

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Jeremy Irons
(English Actor and Activist Known for His TV Series ‘Brideshead Revisited’)
Jeremy Irons
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Birthdate: September 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

Jeremy Irons is a popular English actor. In the US, Irons is best known as one of the few actors to have achieved the famous Triple Crown of Acting. Also an activist known for his charity work, Jeremy Irons works closely with the United Nations. He also supports charities, such as The Prison Phoenix Trust.

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John Hurt
(Actor)
John Hurt
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Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
John Hurt is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performances in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. His death scene in Alien is considered one of the most memorable in history. He lent his voice to The Lord of The Rings and appeared in the Harry Potter and Hellboy films.
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Eddie Izzard
(Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor)
Eddie Izzard
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Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Although best known for her surreal and digressive stand-up comedies, Eddie Izzard is also a popular film and television actor. Born as Edward John Izzard, she began her career as a street performer, eventually making her first stage appearance at the age of twenty-five, quickly drawing larger and larger audience with her stream-of-consciousness delivery, achieving fame both home and abroad.

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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.

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 5 
Jerry O'Connell
(American Television Host and Actor)
Jerry O'Connell
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Birthdate: February 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
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Richard C Armitage
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Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huncote, Leicestershire, England

Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor whose portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film series earned him international recognition and a Saturn Award. Well-known for his baritone voice, Richard Armitage has also recorded many audiobooks; in 2014, he won an Audiobook of the Year award for his work on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

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Richard E. Grant
(Swazi-English Actor and Presenter)
Richard E. Grant
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Birthdate: May 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland
 8 
Anthony Daniels
(Actor Known for Playing ‘C-3PO’ in 10 ‘Star Wars’ Films)
Anthony Daniels
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Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Best known as C-3PO from the Star Wars film franchise, Anthony Daniels remains the only actor to have appeared in all films, shows, video games, and spin-offs of the franchise. Ironically, he hated science-fiction movies in his youth and had walked out of the theater while watching 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Graham McTavish
(Scottish Actor and Writer)
Graham McTavish
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Birthdate: January 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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David Tennant
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Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bathgate, Scotland

A celebrated son of Scotland, David Tennant is best known for his lead role in the BBC series, Doctor Who, from 2005-10. The show made him a household name and a sex symbol. His career continues to flourish with lead roles in films and television. He’s also a prolific theater actor having played Shakespearean characters like Hamlet and Richard II.

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Lucy Davis
(British Actress)
Lucy Davis
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Birthdate: February 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK
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Regé-Jean Page
(Actor)
Regé-Jean Page
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Birthdate: January 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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Brian Blessed
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Birthdate: October 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Brian Blessed has voiced popular characters on shows such as Family Guy and Peppa Pig and in films such as Star Wars: Episode I. A talented stage actor, he has appeared in productions of Macbeth and Hamlet, and the original Cats. The OBE honoree is also an avid animal lover. 
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Anthony Head
(English Singer and Actor)
Anthony Head
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Birthdate: February 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK
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Tom Baker
(English Actor and Voice Actor )
Tom Baker
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Birthdate: January 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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Stephen Dillane
(British Actor)
Stephen Dillane
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Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
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Kayvan Novak
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Comedy Series ‘Fonejacker’)
Kayvan Novak
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Birthdate: November 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cricklewood, London, United Kingdom
Iranian-British Kayvan Novak is the co-creator of the BAFTA-winning series Fonejacker, which also starred him in the titular role. He has also been part of Facejacker, Thunderbirds Are Go, and Sirens. He has appeared in the movie Four Lions and the mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, too.
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Bernard Cribbins
(English Actor and Singer )
Bernard Cribbins
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Birthdate: December 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Died: July 28, 2022
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David Hattersley Warner
(English Actor)
David Hattersley Warner
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Birthdate: July 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
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Dexter Fletcher
(English Actor and Film Director)
Dexter Fletcher
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Birthdate: January 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England, UK
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Rupert Penry-Jones
(British Actor)
Rupert Penry-Jones
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Birthdate: September 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Fearne Cotton
(English Author and Broadcaster)
Fearne Cotton
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Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwood

Fearne Cotton is an English author and broadcaster. She achieved popularity in the late-1990s, when she started presenting children's TV shows for channels like CBBC, CITV, and GMTV. Over the course of her career, Fearne Cotton has also presented popular TV shows like Top of the Pops and The Xtra Factor. She also supports numerous charities including Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Neil Morrissey
(British Actor Known for His Role as Tony in the Sitcom 'Men Behaving Badly)
Neil Morrissey
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Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stafford, Staffordshire, England

Best known for his role of Tony in Men Behaving Badly, English actor Neil Anthony Morrissey developed a love for acting while in school. He has played significant roles in various films and televise series like The Bounty, Bob the Builder, Waterloo Road, Line of Duty, and Boon. Also a successful businessperson, he now owns a chain of pubs in Staffordshire.

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David Harewood
(British Actor)
David Harewood
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Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
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Richard O'Brien
(British-New Zealand Musician, Composer, Actor, Writer, and Television Presenter)
Richard O'Brien
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Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Roger Allam
(British Actor)
Roger Allam
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Birthdate: October 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Leslie Phillips
(Actor)
Leslie Phillips
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Birthdate: April 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England
Died: November 7, 2022
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Samuel West
(English Actor, Theatre Director, and Narrator)
Samuel West
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Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
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Peter Sallis
(English Actor)
Peter Sallis
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Birthdate: February 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: June 2, 2017
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Curtis Armstrong
(Actor)
Curtis Armstrong
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Birthdate: November 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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John Le Mesurier
(English Actor)
John Le Mesurier
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Birthdate: April 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Died: November 15, 1983
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Sacha Dhawan
(British Actor and Voice Actor)
Sacha Dhawan
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Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bramhall, Cheshire, England
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Denis Lawson
(Scottish Actor)
Denis Lawson
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Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
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Catherine McCormack
(English Film and Theater Actress)
Catherine McCormack
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Birthdate: April 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
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Terry-Thomas
(Actor)
Terry-Thomas
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Birthdate: July 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 8, 1990
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Peter Firth
(Actor)
Peter Firth
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Birthdate: October 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK
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Robin Atkin Downes
(Actor)
Robin Atkin Downes
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Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Jane Horrocks
(Actress)
Jane Horrocks
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Birthdate: January 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England, UK
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Jim Dale
(Actor)
Jim Dale
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Birthdate: August 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England, UK
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Geoffrey Hughes
(Actor)
Geoffrey Hughes
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Birthdate: February 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wallasey, Cheshire, England, UK
Died: July 27, 2012
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Mark Heap
(Actor)
Mark Heap
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Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
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Omid Djalili
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Comedian)
Omid Djalili
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Birthdate: September 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

Born in London to Iranian parents, Omid Djalili got his first taste of success in stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has also been seen in the Netflix drama The Letter for the King and a number of movies such as Gladiator and The Mummy.

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Charlotte Coleman
(Actress)
Charlotte Coleman
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Birthdate: April 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK
Died: November 14, 2001
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Phil Daniels
(Actor)
Phil Daniels
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Birthdate: October 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
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Ian McNeice
(Actor)
Ian McNeice
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Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK
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Sandra Dickinson
(Actress)
Sandra Dickinson
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Birthdate: October 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Brian George
(Actor, voice actor best known for his roles as Babu Bhatt on the series Seinfeld and Dr. V.M. Koothrappali on the series The Big Bang Theory)
Brian George
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Birthdate: July 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Brian George is an Israeli-British actor who gained much fame for playing the role of Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in the TV series Seinfeld. He is of mixed descent and often plays characters from India and Pakistan. As a young man, he joined the improvisational comedy enterprise, The Second City, and soon made his foray into TV and cinema as well. 

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Ramona Marquez
(Actress)
Ramona Marquez
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Birthdate: February 24, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England, UK
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Tony Jay
(Actor, Singer, Dub actor, Stage actor, Television actor)
Tony Jay
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Birthdate: February 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: August 13, 2006
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Tom Mison
(Actor)
Tom Mison
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Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London