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.
Iain GlenIain Glen
24 June 1961
Actor
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor, Director, Producer

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
British Actor

Matthew GoodeMatthew Goode
03 April 1978
Actor

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Alice EveAlice Eve
06 February 1982
Actress
Indira VarmaIndira Varma
27 September 1973
British Actress

Mark AddyMark Addy
14 January 1964
Actor

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer
01 December 1971
Actress
Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor

Frances FisherFrances Fisher
11 May 1952
Actress
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
14 September 1973
Actor

Albert FinneyAlbert Finney
09 May 1936
Actor

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress
Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr
30 September 1921
Actress

Gemma JonesGemma Jones
04 December 1942
Actress
Brenda BlethynBrenda Blethyn
20 February 1946
Actress

Judy LoeJudy Loe
06 March 1947
Actress

Linus RoacheLinus Roache
01 February 1964
Actor
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Rex Harrison Rex Harrison
05 March 1908
Actor
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
23 November 1959
Actor

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

Steven MackintoshSteven Mackintosh
30 April 1967
Actor
Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
01 December 1961
Actor
Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Samantha BondSamantha Bond
27 November 1961
Actress

Michael RennieMichael Rennie
25 August 1909
Actor
Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher
22 October 1992
Singer-songwriter

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
21 January 1922
Actor

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Saskia ReevesSaskia Reeves
16 August 1961
Actress

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Lennard PearceLennard Pearce
09 February 1915
Actor
Dame Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller
15 August 1912
Actress

John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
16 February 1926
Film Director
Friedrich Robert Donat Robert Donat
18 March 1905
Actor

Herbert MarshallHerbert Marshall
23 May 1890
Actor

Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
12 January 1910
Actress
Lynn Fontanne Lynn Fontanne
06 December 1887
Actress

Elisabeth Bergner Elisabeth Bergner
22 August 1897
Actress
Elaine PaigeElaine Paige
05 March 1948
Actor, Singer, Radio personality

Joe YuleJoe Yule
30 April 1892
Putita

John DennisJohn Dennis
16 September 1658
Writer, Playwright, Literary critic