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.
Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
26 September 1985
Actress
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian
Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor
Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress
Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972
Actor
Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor
Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress
Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

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Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton
05 November 1960
Actress

Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor
Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
05 November 1913
Actress

Sam ClaflinSam Claflin
27 June 1986
Actor

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Laura HaddockLaura Haddock
21 August 1985
Actress

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult
07 December 1989
Actor
Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
29 April 1957
Actor

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Television personality

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress
Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958
Actor

Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
01 July 1916
Actress
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman
22 August 1925
Actress

Rupert GrintRupert Grint
24 August 1988
Actor

Thandie NewtonThandie Newton
06 November 1972
Actress

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore
14 February 1992
Actor
Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress

Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
Actor

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Dev PatelDev Patel
23 April 1990
Actor
Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
28 September 1968
Actress

Daisy RidleyDaisy Ridley
10 April 1992
Actress

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor
David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

Damian LewisDamian Lewis
11 February 1971
Actor
Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

Michael CaineMichael Caine
14 March 1933
Actor
Naomi CampbellNaomi Campbell
22 May 1970
Model

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922
Character actor
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
Actor

BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress
Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968
Filmmaker & Businessman

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
01 May 1982
Actor

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971
Actor

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Judi DenchJudi Dench
09 December 1934
Actress

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
10 June 1965
Actress
Peter SellersPeter Sellers
08 September 1925
 

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director
Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
18 April 1988
Actress

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress
Dan StevensDan Stevens
10 October 1982
Actor
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982
Actress