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.
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

Anya ChalotraAnya Chalotra
1996 AD
Actress

Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Emma MackeyEmma Mackey
04 January 1996
Actress

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress
Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

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Dean-Charles ChapmanDean-Charles Chapman
07 September 1997
Actor
Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress
Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

James CordenJames Corden
22 August 1978
Actor
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor
Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Kaya ScodelarioKaya Scodelario
13 March 1992
Actress

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968
Filmmaker & Businessman
Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
20 April 1964
Actor

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
British Actor

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director
Joe AlwynJoe Alwyn
21 February 1991
Actor

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

Colin FirthColin Firth
10 September 1960
 

Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
18 April 1988
Actress
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress
Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress

Felicity JonesFelicity Jones
17 October 1983
Actress

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922
Character actor
Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958
Actor

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor
Michael CaineMichael Caine
14 March 1933
Actor

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress
Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
28 September 1968
Actress

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 
Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress

Guy PearceGuy Pearce
05 October 1967
Actor

Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
American-British actor

Judi DenchJudi Dench
09 December 1934
Actress
Asa ButterfieldAsa Butterfield
01 April 1997
Actor
Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman
27 April 1986
Actress

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer
Gemma ArtertonGemma Arterton
02 February 1986
Actress

Suki WaterhouseSuki Waterhouse
05 January 1992
Actress, Model and Entrepreneur

Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
28 December 1934
Actress

Tobias MenziesTobias Menzies
07 March 1974
Actor
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
06 January 1982
Actor
Mark StrongMark Strong
05 August 1963
Actor

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
10 June 1965
Actress
Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
07 July 1988
Comedian
Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress