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.
Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
16 May 1990
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 

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

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress
Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
18 April 1988
Actress

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Noel FieldingNoel Fielding
21 May 1973
Comedian

Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
28 May 1985
Actress

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor
Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971
Actor

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress
Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
26 September 1985
Actress

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Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Tom HollandTom Holland
01 June 1996
Actor, Voice Actor

Tobias MenziesTobias Menzies
07 March 1974
Actor

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman
27 April 1986
Actress
Michael CaineMichael Caine
14 March 1933
Actor
Matt SmithMatt Smith
28 October 1982
Actor

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 
Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 

Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor
Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959
Writer

Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
Actor
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958
Actor

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

James CordenJames Corden
22 August 1978
Actor
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
10 June 1965
Actress

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
29 April 1957
Actor
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
28 September 1968
Actress
Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972
Actor

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director

Felicity JonesFelicity Jones
17 October 1983
Actress
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
01 May 1982
Actor

Katie PriceKatie Price
22 May 1978
Model, Television Personality

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore
14 February 1992
Actor
Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
Actor

Matthew GoodeMatthew Goode
03 April 1978
Actor
Roger MooreRoger Moore
14 October 1927
Actor

Kelly ReillyKelly Reilly
18 July 1977
Actress

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
28 December 1934
Actress
Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor
Joe AlwynJoe Alwyn
21 February 1991
Actor

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Thomas FeltonThomas Felton
22 September 1987
Actor
Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922
Actor

Colin FirthColin Firth
10 September 1960
 

Rupert GrintRupert Grint
24 August 1988
Actor

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer
Tess DalyTess Daly
29 March 1969
Model

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer
Jamie LaingJamie Laing
03 November 1988
Actor

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor
Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress
Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress