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.
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969
Actress
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Taron EgertonTaron Egerton
10 November 1989
Actor

Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
06 October 1973
Actor

Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor

Richard BurtonRichard Burton
10 November 1925
Actor
John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
05 May 1944
Actor

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973
Footballer

Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
01 June 1947
Actor
Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985
Actress
Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
08 January 1937
Singer

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church
21 February 1986
Actress

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
17 January 1863
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
27 October 1914
Poet & Writer

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
17 October 1971
Actor
Owain YeomanOwain Yeoman
02 July 1978
Actor

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Ray MillandRay Milland
03 January 1907
Actor

Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD
Welsh bishop
Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
14 May 1933
Actress

Ethan AmpaduEthan Ampadu
14 September 2000
Footballer
Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
21 November 1987
Actress

Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn
12 September 1914
Actor
Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
08 May 1987
Actor

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958
Football Player

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Member of House of Lords of the United Kingdom

Tom CullenTom Cullen
17 July 1985
Actor
Stanley BakerStanley Baker
28 February 1928
Actor

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Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
20 November 1924
 
Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
15 November 1897
Former Secretary of State for Health

Owain GlyndŵrOwain Glyndŵr
1349 AD
Defender

Joe AllenJoe Allen
14 March 1990
Footballer

Robert OwenRobert Owen
14 May 1771
 
Tom WardTom Ward
11 January 1971
Actor
George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet

ClickForTazClickForTaz
27 October 1993
YouTuber

Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
23 January 1997
Actor, Singer

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
07 September 1925
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
10 October 1985
Singer

Reuben De MaidReuben De Maid
24 March 2005
Singer, Makeup Artist

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
05 February 1866
Father of Modern Nationalism

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929
Composer

Emma Rhys-JonesEmma Rhys-Jones
29 July 1991
Gareth Bale's Fiancee
Leondre Antonio DevriesLeondre Antonio Devries
06 October 2000
Rapper

Rhia OfficialRhia Official
20 September 1995
TikTok Star
Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
21 March 1946
Actor

Paula YatesPaula Yates
24 April 1959
Television presenter

Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler
08 June 1951
Singer
Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)
25 July 1974
Rugby player

Mark HughesMark Hughes
01 November 1963
Association football manager
Ian WatkinsIan Watkins
30 July 1977
singer, lyricist, songwriter

Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Footballer

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
13 May 1985
Actor

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Alex JonesAlex Jones
18 March 1977
Television presenter
Eve MylesEve Myles
08 July 1978
Actress

Richard HarringtonRichard Harrington
12 March 1975
actor

Gwilym LeeGwilym Lee
24 November 1983
Actor

Craig RobertsCraig Roberts
21 January 1991
Actor
Frederick Louis, prince of WalesFrederick Louis, prince of Wales
01 February 1707
Prince

Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy
14 October 1940
Actor
Wynne EvansWynne Evans
27 January 1972
Singer, Opera singer, Actor

Katherine JenkinsKatherine Jenkins
29 June 1980
Singer

Chris ColemanChris Coleman
10 June 1970
association football player, association football
John CaleJohn Cale
09 March 1942
Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor,

Gethin JonesGethin Jones
 
Steve StrangeSteve Strange
28 May 1959
Singer

Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
09 October 1926
Model

Ruth JonesRuth Jones
22 September 1966
Actress
Roger ReesRoger Rees
05 May 1944
Actor

Bartholomew RobertsBartholomew Roberts
17 May 1682
Pirate
Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen
 

Paul WhitehousePaul Whitehouse
17 May 1958
Actor

Mark Lewis JonesMark Lewis Jones
1964 AD
Actor

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969
Singer
Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
13 July 1979
Association football player
Mark WilliamsMark Williams
21 March 1975
Snooker player

Richard BrakeRichard Brake
30 November 1964
Actor

John PrescottJohn Prescott
31 May 1938
Politician

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer
Jason HughesJason Hughes
18 December 1971
Actor

Mandy Rice-DaviesMandy Rice-Davies
01 October 1944
Model

Gareth JonesGareth Jones
13 August 1905
Journalist

Llywelyn the GreatLlywelyn the Great
1173 AD
King

Bernard FoxBernard Fox
11 May 1927
Actor
Mali HarriesMali Harries
 

Lisa Scott-LeeLisa Scott-Lee
05 November 1975
Singer
Michael HowardMichael Howard
07 July 1941
Politician

Ian WhyteIan Whyte
17 September 1971
actor
Tegan NoxTegan Nox
15 November 1994
Wrestler
Rachel RobertsRachel Roberts
20 September 1927
Actress