Famous British Theater Personalities

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Have you ever seen a stage performance? If you have, you would know how much goes into to bring up a show on stage. And mind it, though actors walk away with all the appreciation and love, a stage play is an outcome of a collaborative effort by a lot of people including actors, art directions, action directors, choreographers, music directors, set designers, costume designers, stage crew and backup team. All of them work hard creatively to convert a vision into a stage show that is purely for the infotainment needs of the audience. Britain has had a long history of theatre. Since Roman times, theatre flourished and prospered in the country and has become an integral part of its culture and tradition. Early on, stage plays enacted popular folklore and tales. Actors travelled from town to town performing these shows in return for money and hospitality. Though British theatre has come off age today, its soul remains in the renaissance period when William Shakespeare, the most famous playwright in the world, dominated British theatre scene. The Victoria age of British theatre saw the likes of James Planche, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw ruling the theatre scene. With this section, know about some of the most magnificent British theatre personalities, their life and their works on stage.
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Albert Finney
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Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 7, 2019

Albert Finney was an English actor known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums: films, television and theatre. A recipient of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, Albert Finney also received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award and Tony Award

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Richard C Armitage
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Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huncote, Leicestershire, England

Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor whose portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film series earned him international recognition and a Saturn Award. Well-known for his baritone voice, Richard Armitage has also recorded many audiobooks; in 2014, he won an Audiobook of the Year award for his work on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

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Deborah Kerr
(British Actress Who was Known for Her Impeccable Grace and Beauty)
Deborah Kerr
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Birthdate: September 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: October 16, 2007

Deborah Kerr was a Scottish actress who holds the record for having the most Academy Award nominations under the Best Actress category without a win. However, she received an Academy Honorary Award in 1994 for her contribution to the entertainment industry. Deborah Kerr was made a CBE in 1998 and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Ralph Fiennes
(English Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Schindler's List', and 'The English Patient' )
Ralph Fiennes
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Birthdate: December 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ipswich, England

A Tony Award recipient, Ralph Fiennes is one of the most respected English actors of the current generation. He is known for playing important roles in notable films, such as the Harry Potter and James Bond film series. A Stanislavsky Award recipient, he is also known for his work behind the camera.

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Carrie Hope Fletcher
(Singer-songwriter)
Carrie Hope Fletcher
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Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
Carrie Hope Fletcher is best known for her performances as Éponine and Fantine in different productions of the play Les Misérables. She also experimented with music and manages a popular YouTube vlogging channel. She has also authored a bestselling memoir, and several novels, including a children’s book.
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Elaine Paige
(Actor, Singer, Radio personality)
Elaine Paige
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Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chipping Barnet
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Paul Scofield
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Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died: March 19, 2008
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John Schlesinger
(Film Director)
John Schlesinger
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Birthdate: February 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 25, 2003
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Joe Yule
(Putita)
Joe Yule
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Birthdate: April 30, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: March 30, 1950
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Frank Benson
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Birthdate: November 4, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alresford, England
Died: December 31, 1939
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John Dennis
(Writer, Playwright, Literary critic)
John Dennis
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Birthdate: September 16, 1658
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: January 6, 1734
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John Lamb
(Actor)
John Lamb
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Birthdate: February 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bishop Auckland, England
Died: February 13, 2010
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Annie Horniman
(Theatre manager)
Annie Horniman
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Birthdate: October 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forest Hill, England
Died: August 6, 1937
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Julia Trevelyan Oman
(Theatre designer)
Julia Trevelyan Oman
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Birthdate: July 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: October 10, 2003
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Oscar Lewenstein
(Theatre Producer)
Oscar Lewenstein
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Birthdate: January 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
Died: February 23, 1997
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Hesketh Pearson
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Birthdate: February 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hawford, England
Died: April 9, 1964
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Stephen Kemble
(Theatre actor)
Stephen Kemble
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Birthdate: April 21, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kington, Herefordshire, England
Died: June 5, 1822
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Lena Ashwell
(Actress)
Lena Ashwell
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Birthdate: September 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: River Tyne, England
Died: March 13, 1957
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Steven Pimlott
(Director)
Steven Pimlott
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Birthdate: April 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockport, England
Died: February 14, 2007
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George Black
(British theatrical manager)
George Black
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Birthdate: April 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: March 4, 1945
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Colin Graham
(Stage director)
Colin Graham
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Birthdate: September 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hove, England
Died: April 6, 2007
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William Poel
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Birthdate: July 22, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1934 AD