Find out more about the greatest Welsh, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Christian Bale, Anthony Hopkins and Roald Dahl.

What is that common thread that ties the rich and the famous like Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Courteney Cox, Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, and Christian Bale together? Well, it is their nationality. True that! From celebrated crooners and iconic movie stars to cutting-edge comedians and fine poets, Wales has produced abundant talent in course of its history. And if you think that is all, read further. You will be surprised to know that eminent personalities like Tom Jones, Roald Dahl, King Arthur and Bertrand Russell too called Wales their home. With such an awe-inspiring lot of talent to its credit, it is surprising how Wales has managed to understate its greatness on the face of the world all along. Let us pay tribute to the greatest Welshmen of all times in their biographies below. Read all about their timeline discover interesting trivia and dig some lesser-known facts about these famous Welsh people here.
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Libra

Taron EgertonTaron Egerton
(Actor)

10 November 1989

Birkenhead

Scorpio

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Richard BurtonRichard Burton
(Actor)

10 November 1925

05 August 1984

Pontrhydyfen, Wales

Scorpio

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

Taurus

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
(Singer)

08 January 1937

Tiger Bay

Capricorn

Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
(Actor)

06 October 1973

Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Wales

Libra

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
(Footballer)

29 November 1973

Cardiff

Sagittarius

Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
(Actor)

01 June 1947

Carmel, Flintshire

Gemini

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer)

17 January 1863

26 March 1945

Chorlton-on-Medlock

Capricorn

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)

27 October 1914

09 November 1953

Swansea

Scorpio

Tom CullenTom Cullen
(Actor)

17 July 1985

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Cancer

Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
(Actor)

08 May 1987

Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Taurus

Ethan AmpaduEthan Ampadu
(Footballer)

14 September 2000

Exeter

Virgo

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church

21 February 1986

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

Pisces

Saint DavidSaint David
(Welsh bishop)

0500 AD

01 March 0589

Pembrokeshire

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

17 November 1858

Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Taurus

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
(Explorer)

28 January 1841

10 May 1904

Denbigh

Aquarius

Ray MillandRay Milland
(Actor)

03 January 1907

10 March 1986

Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Owain GlyndŵrOwain Glyndŵr
(Defender)

1349 AD

1416 AD

Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)

15 November 1897

06 July 1960

Tredegar

Scorpio

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
(Poet)

03 April 1593

01 March 1633

Montgomery

Aries

Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
(Actor, Singer)

23 January 1997

Swansea, Wales

Aquarius

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
(Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand)

07 September 1925

17 September 1985

Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales

Virgo

Leondre Antonio DevriesLeondre Antonio Devries
(Rapper)

06 October 2000

Port Talbot, Wales

Libra

Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
(Singer)

10 October 1985

Brynmawr

Libra

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

07 January 1955

Aberdeen

Aquarius

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
(Composer)

11 August 1929

12 March 2008

Glamorgan

Leo

Emma Rhys-JonesEmma Rhys-Jones
(Gareth Bale's Fiancee)

29 July 1991

Cardiff, Wales

Leo

Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
(Actress)

14 May 1933

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, United Kingdom

Taurus

Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger
(British economist)

04 September 1934

27 May 2009

Swansea, United Kingdom

Virgo

John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
(Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting)

Ammanford

Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
(Actor, Film actor)

21 March 1944

Colwyn Bay

Aries

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
(Model, Actor, Engineer)

11 September 2011

Amlwch

Eve MylesEve Myles

Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
(Association football player)

13 July 1979

Cardiff

Cancer

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
(actor, television actor)

21 November 1987

Newport, Wales

Scorpio

John CaleJohn Cale
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Lyricist, Musician, Autobiographer, Model, Film actor, Television actor, Music arranger, Experimental musician, Pianist, Film score composer)

09 March 1942

Garnant

Pisces

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
(Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica)

24 January 1635

25 August 1688

Llanrumney

Aquarius

John HartsonJohn Hartson
(Association football player)

05 April 1975

Swansea

Aries

Joanna ScanlanJoanna Scanlan

Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy

Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn

Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach

Mali HarriesMali Harries
Hywel BennettHywel Bennett

John CharlesJohn Charles
(Association football player, Association football manager)

27 December 1931

21 February 2004

Swansea

Capricorn

Tom PryceTom Pryce
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)

11 June 1949

05 March 1977

Ruthin

Gemini

David OwenDavid Owen
(politician, physician)

02 July 1938

Plympton

Cancer

Wayne HennesseyWayne Hennessey
(Association football player)

24 January 1987

Bangor

Aquarius

Gethin JonesGethin Jones
Lloyd OwenLloyd Owen

Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

09 November 1965

Pant Glas

Scorpio

Carl RobinsonCarl Robinson
(Association football player, Association football manager)

13 October 1976

Llandrindod Wells

Libra

Ben FlowerBen Flower
(Rugby league player, Rugby union player)

19 October 1987

Cardiff

Libra

David CotterillDavid Cotterill
(Association football player)

04 December 1987

Cardiff

Sagittarius

Gwen JohnGwen John
(Painter, Visual artist, Model)

22 June 1876

18 September 1939

Haverfordwest

Cancer

Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan
(Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer)

17 April 1621

23 April 1695

Brecknockshire

Aries

Robert RecordeRobert Recorde
(mathematician, physician, physicist, philosopher)

1512 AD

1558 AD

Tenby

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

27 January 1972

Carmarthen

Aquarius

Judith OwenJudith Owen

Shaun MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
(Association football player)

17 June 1988

Swansea

Gemini

Richie BurnettRichie Burnett
(Darts player)

07 February 1967

Cwmparc

Aquarius

Mark WilliamsMark Williams
(Snooker player)

21 March 1975

Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, United Kingdom

Aries

Chris ColemanChris Coleman
(association football player, association football manager)

10 June 1970

Swansea

Gemini

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins
(singer, lyricist, songwriter)

30 July 1977

Merthyr Tydfil

Leo

John EvansJohn Evans
(singer, writer, film maker, artist)

1960 AD

Pontypridd

JemJem
(singer-songwriter, singer, songwriter)

18 May 1975

Penarth

Taurus

Sophie EvansSophie Evans
(singer)

13 February 1993

Tonypandy

Aquarius

David ThompsonDavid Thompson
(explorer, cartographer)

30 April 1770

10 February 1857

Westminster

Taurus

Christopher LoveChristopher Love
(Minister, Preacher)

1618 AD

22 August 1651

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Elaine MorganElaine Morgan
(screenwriter, columnist, author, writer, feminist)

07 November 1920

12 July 2013

Pontypridd

Scorpio

David EmanuelDavid Emanuel
(fashion designer)

17 November 1952

Bridgend

Scorpio

Llŷr WilliamsLlŷr Williams
(pianist)

1976 AD

United Kingdom

Peter MoorePeter Moore
(criminal)

1940 AD

Wales

John OwenJohn Owen
(Theologian)

1616 AD

24 August 1683

Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England

Phil CampbellPhil Campbell
(musician, guitarist)

07 May 1961

Pontypridd

Taurus

Ian WhyteIan Whyte
(actor)

17 September 1971

Bangor

Virgo

Catherine TregennaCatherine Tregenna