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.
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Lucy BoyntonLucy Boynton

17 February 1994

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke

23 October 1986

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Emily BluntEmily Blunt

23 February 1983

Tom HardyTom Hardy

15 September 1977

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner

21 February 1996

Asa ButterfieldAsa Butterfield

01 April 1997

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz

07 March 1970

Richard MaddenRichard Madden

18 June 1986

Emma WatsonEmma Watson

15 April 1990

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Emma MackeyEmma Mackey

04 January 1996

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn

04 May 1929

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt

15 March 1993

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Albert FinneyAlbert Finney

09 May 1936

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson

06 January 1955

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Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John

26 September 1948

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig

02 March 1968

Jason StathamJason Statham

26 July 1967

Michael SheenMichael Sheen

05 February 1969

Kit HaringtonKit Harington

26 December 1986

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

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Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom

13 January 1977

Lily CollinsLily Collins

18 March 1989

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews

01 October 1935

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams

15 April 1997

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Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais

25 June 1961

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott

06 May 1993

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

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Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore

14 February 1992

Lily JamesLily James

05 April 1989

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown

19 February 2004

Jude LawJude Law

29 December 1972

Stan LaurelStan Laurel

16 June 1890

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Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen

13 October 1971

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes

22 December 1962

Lauren CohanLauren Cohan

07 January 1982

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor

27 February 1932

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy

16 April 1996

Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike

27 January 1979

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Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne

12 August 1992

Will PoulterWill Poulter

28 January 1993

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult

07 December 1989

Karen GillanKaren Gillan

28 November 1987

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan

30 July 1970

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Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif

16 July 1983

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan

01 May 1982

Amber Rose RevahAmber Rose Revah

24 June 1986

Gary OldmanGary Oldman

21 March 1958

Michael CaineMichael Caine

14 March 1933

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury

16 October 1925

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Henry CavillHenry Cavill

05 May 1983

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart

13 July 1940

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston

09 February 1981

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman

27 April 1986

Felicity JonesFelicity Jones

17 October 1983

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren

26 July 1945

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Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Cary GrantCary Grant

18 January 1904

Russell BrandRussell Brand

04 June 1975

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany

27 May 1971

BanksyBanksy

1974 AD

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

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Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson

13 May 1986

James CordenJames Corden

22 August 1978

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis

29 April 1957

Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall

07 July 1988

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts

28 September 1968

Naomi CampbellNaomi Campbell

22 May 1970

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Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne

06 January 1982

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh

10 December 1960

Sean BeanSean Bean

17 April 1959