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.
Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
01 July 1916
Actress
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor
Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Dan StevensDan Stevens
10 October 1982
Actor

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor
Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Television personality
Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
26 September 1985
Actress
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor

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Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor
Kelly ReillyKelly Reilly
18 July 1977
Actress

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
01 May 1982
Actor

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 
Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor
Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
Actor
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
05 November 1913
Actress

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
28 September 1968
Actress
Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

Lisa VanderpumpLisa Vanderpump
15 September 1960
Actress, Restaurateur

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958
Actor

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Thandie NewtonThandie Newton
06 November 1972
Actress
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress

Michael CaineMichael Caine
14 March 1933
Actor

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
29 April 1957
Actor
Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director
Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
07 July 1988
Comedian

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972
Actor

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
10 June 1965
Actress
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
Actor
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult
07 December 1989
Actor
Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971
Actor
Dev PatelDev Patel
23 April 1990
Actor

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
28 December 1934
Actress

Sam ClaflinSam Claflin
27 June 1986
Actor
Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress
BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetel Ejiofor
10 July 1974
Actor

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress
Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian

Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922
Actor
Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 

Roger MooreRoger Moore
14 October 1927
Actor
Jameela JamilJameela Jamil
25 February 1986
Actress

Sean BeanSean Bean
17 April 1959
Actor
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 
Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
20 April 1964
Actor