One of the oldest of its kind the British film industry and theatre has been charming the audiences with great movies and plays for over a decade. Though the industry harbors a complex feeling for its American counterpart, and the film production industry in the nation had to face a lot of hardships in the post-world war era till the late 90s, it nonetheless is gifted with some of the most talented artists, producers and film makers. The likes of famous film makers Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson and Tony Richardson were the pioneers of the ‘British New Wave’ film making which became prevalent after the World War II and dealt with subjects of social realism. The 1960s saw the rise of spy films in the British film industry with the Bond movies starring Sean Connery. Other eminent personalities of the decade who left an impression on the film arena were director Joseph Losey, Nobel Prize winner playwright Harold Pinter and actor Dirk Bogarde. In recent times British actors such as Christian Bale, Jude Law, and Daniel Day-Lewis have wooed the audiences with their charming and varied performances. Not far behind are the leading ladies, like Kate Winslet, Judi Dench and Emma Watson, hailing from Britain who is giving their American counterparts a run for their money. Take a look at the biographies of some of the most famous British Film & Theatre Personalities. Find out everything about their life stories, timelines and also a few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor
Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress
Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress
Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
01 May 1982
Actor
Oliver Jackson-CohenOliver Jackson-Cohen
24 October 1986
Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress
Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
Sam ClaflinSam Claflin
27 June 1986
Actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress
Noel FieldingNoel Fielding
21 May 1973
Comedian

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Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress
Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
07 July 1988
Comedian

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Television personality

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough
29 August 1923
British Politician

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor
Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress

Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
Actor
Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Michael CaineMichael Caine
14 March 1933
Actor

Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor
BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Kelly ReillyKelly Reilly
18 July 1977
Actress
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 

Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress

Dominic WestDominic West
15 October 1969
Actor

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958
Actor
Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor

Roger MooreRoger Moore
14 October 1927
Actor

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Jameela JamilJameela Jamil
25 February 1986
Actress
Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
28 September 1968
Actress

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress
Ridley ScottRidley Scott
30 November 1937
Film Producer, Director

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
29 April 1957
Actor
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Billie PiperBillie Piper
22 September 1982
Actress

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
28 December 1934
Actress
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor
Rachael StirlingRachael Stirling
30 April 1977
Actress

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden
16 February 1971
Actress

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
06 January 1982
Actor
Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
Actor

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972
Actor

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971
Actor

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker
Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
16 May 1990
Actor

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
13 August 1899
Film Director
Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922
Actor
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
15 April 1997
Actress