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.
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor
Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
Actor

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982
Actress

Anna FrielAnna Friel
12 July 1976
Actress

Matthew GoodeMatthew Goode
03 April 1978
Actor
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor
Alice EveAlice Eve
06 February 1982
Actress

Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer
01 December 1971
Actress
Penelope WiltonPenelope Wilton
03 June 1946
Actress

Frances FisherFrances Fisher
11 May 1952
Actress

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

Albert FinneyAlbert Finney
09 May 1936
Actor

Brenda BlethynBrenda Blethyn
20 February 1946
Actress
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
14 September 1973
Actor

Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr
30 September 1921
Actress

Indira VarmaIndira Varma
27 September 1973
British Actress

Mark AddyMark Addy
14 January 1964
Actor
Iain GlenIain Glen
24 June 1961
Actor

Mickey SumnerMickey Sumner
19 January 1984
Actress
Dean-Charles ChapmanDean-Charles Chapman
07 September 1997
Actor

Polly WalkerPolly Walker
19 May 1966
Actress

Natalia TenaNatalia Tena
01 November 1984
Actress
Linus RoacheLinus Roache
01 February 1964
Actor

Rex Harrison Rex Harrison
05 March 1908
Actor
Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman
22 August 1925
Actress

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972
Actress

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter
Mollie SugdenMollie Sugden
21 July 1922
Actress

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Sophie ThompsonSophie Thompson
20 January 1962
Actress
Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
23 November 1959
Actor

Michelle FairleyMichelle Fairley
17 January 1964
Actress

Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

Gemma JonesGemma Jones
04 December 1942
Actress
Miranda RaisonMiranda Raison
18 November 1977
Actress
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress

Edward WoodwardEdward Woodward
01 June 1930
Actor

Samantha BondSamantha Bond
27 November 1961
Actress
Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
01 December 1961
Actor

Michael SochaMichael Socha
13 December 1987
Actor

Ben MilesBen Miles
29 September 1966
Actor

Alison SteadmanAlison Steadman
26 August 1946
Actor

Stephen TompkinsonStephen Tompkinson
15 October 1965
Actor
Anne ReidAnne Reid
28 May 1935
Actress

Sarah AlexanderSarah Alexander
03 January 1971
Actress
Rosemary HarrisRosemary Harris
19 September 1927
Actress

Frank ThorntonFrank Thornton
15 January 1921
Actor

Judy LoeJudy Loe
06 March 1947
Actress
Susannah FieldingSusannah Fielding
10 June 1985
Actress

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor
Steven MackintoshSteven Mackintosh
30 April 1967
Actor

Sylvia SymsSylvia Syms
06 January 1934
Actress

Lennard PearceLennard Pearce
09 February 1915
Actor

Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
12 January 1910
Actress

Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher
22 October 1992
Singer-songwriter
Ruta GedmintasRuta Gedmintas
23 August 1983
Actress

Saskia ReevesSaskia Reeves
16 August 1961
Actress

Cherie LunghiCherie Lunghi
04 April 1952
Actress

David Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield
21 January 1922
Actor
Robert DonatRobert Donat
18 March 1905
Actor

Ed StoppardEd Stoppard
16 September 1974
Actor
Michael RennieMichael Rennie
25 August 1909
Actor

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
16 February 1926
Film Director
Dame Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller
15 August 1912
Actress

Herbert MarshallHerbert Marshall
23 May 1890
Actor
Lynn Fontanne Lynn Fontanne
06 December 1887
Actress

Elisabeth Bergner Elisabeth Bergner
22 August 1897
Actress

Richard C ArmitageRichard C Armitage
22 August 1971
Actor
Elaine PaigeElaine Paige
05 March 1948
Actor, Singer, Radio personality

Joe YuleJoe Yule
30 April 1892
Putita
Annie HornimanAnnie Horniman
03 October 1860
Theatre manager

Julia Trevelyan OmanJulia Trevelyan Oman
11 July 1930
Theatre designer

Colin GrahamColin Graham
22 September 1931
Stage director

Hesketh PearsonHesketh Pearson
20 February 1887
Actor
Lena AshwellLena Ashwell
28 September 1872
Actress
Oscar LewensteinOscar Lewenstein
18 January 1917
Theatre Producer

Stephen KembleStephen Kemble
21 April 1758
Theatre actor

Steven PimlottSteven Pimlott
18 April 1953
Director

William PoelWilliam Poel
22 July 1852
Actor
John DennisJohn Dennis
16 September 1658
Writer, Playwright, Literary critic

George BlackGeorge Black
20 April 1890
British theatrical manager

John LambJohn Lamb
13 February 1916
Actor

Frank BensonFrank Benson
04 November 1858
Actor