List of famous Welsh people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Libra

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Sagittarius

Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

17 July 1790

Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Gemini

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Richard BurtonRichard Burton
(Actor)

10 November 1925

05 August 1984

Pontrhydyfen, Wales

Scorpio

Tom CullenTom Cullen
(Actor)

17 July 1985

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Cancer

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

Taurus

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 November 1942

Glasgow, Scotland

Sagittarius

David ByrneDavid Byrne
(American-Scottish musician)

14 May 1952

Dumbarton, Scotland

Taurus

Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
(Actor)

06 October 1973

Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Wales

Libra

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

Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
(Actor)

08 May 1987

Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Taurus

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
(Writer)

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield, United Kingdom

Virgo

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
(Singer)

08 January 1937

Tiger Bay

Capricorn

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

24 December 1914

Dunbar

Taurus

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church

21 February 1986

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

Pisces

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

17 November 1858

Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Taurus

Ray MillandRay Milland
(Actor)

03 January 1907

10 March 1986

Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
(Explorer)

28 January 1841

10 May 1904

Denbigh

Aquarius

Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)

15 November 1897

06 July 1960

Tredegar

Scorpio

Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
(Actor, Singer)

23 January 1997

Swansea, Wales

Aquarius

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
(Scottish football manager)

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)

07 October 1927

23 August 1989

Govanhill

Libra

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
(Poet)

03 April 1593

01 March 1633

Montgomery

Aries

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

07 September 1925

17 September 1985

Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales

Virgo

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
(Poet)

16 September 1880

28 June 1958

Wolverhampton

Virgo

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

07 January 1955

Aberdeen

Aquarius

Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
(Singer)

10 October 1985

Brynmawr

Libra

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
(Composer)

11 August 1929

12 March 2008

Glamorgan

Leo

Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
(Actress)

14 May 1933

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, United Kingdom

Taurus

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

29 July 1991

Cardiff, Wales

Leo

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

04 September 1934

27 May 2009

Swansea, United Kingdom

Virgo

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
(Association football player, Association football manager)

29 November 1973

Cardiff

Sagittarius

John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
(Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting)
Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
(Actor, Film actor)

21 March 1944

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

Aries

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
(Model, Actor, Engineer)

11 September 2011

Amlwch

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

1512 AD

1558 AD

Tenby

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

21 November 1987

Newport, Wales

Scorpio

Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
(Association football player)

13 July 1979

Cardiff

Cancer

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

Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach

Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn
Gethin JonesGethin Jones

Eve MylesEve Myles

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle

Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
John HartsonJohn Hartson
(Association football player)

05 April 1975

Swansea

Aries

Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy
Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Joanna ScanlanJoanna Scanlan

Mali HarriesMali Harries

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

David CotterillDavid Cotterill
(Association football player)

04 December 1987

Cardiff

Sagittarius

Wayne HennesseyWayne Hennessey
(Association football player)

24 January 1987

Bangor

Aquarius

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

Lloyd OwenLloyd Owen

Richie BurnettRichie Burnett
(Darts player)

07 February 1967

Cwmparc

Aquarius

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

19 October 1987

Cardiff

Libra

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

27 January 1972

Carmarthen

Aquarius

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

Judith OwenJudith Owen

Shaun MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
(Association football player)

17 June 1988

Swansea

Gemini

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins
(singer, lyricist, songwriter)

30 July 1977

Merthyr Tydfil

Leo

Mark WilliamsMark Williams
(Snooker player)

21 March 1975

Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, United Kingdom

Aries

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

1960 AD

Pontypridd

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

10 June 1970

Swansea

Gemini

JemJem
(singer-songwriter, singer, songwriter)

18 May 1975

Penarth

Taurus

Ian WhyteIan Whyte
(actor)

17 September 1971

Bangor

Virgo

Christopher LoveChristopher Love
(Minister, Preacher)

1618 AD

22 August 1651

Cardiff, United Kingdom

David ThompsonDavid Thompson
(explorer, cartographer)

30 April 1770

10 February 1857

Westminster

Taurus

John OwenJohn Owen
(Theologian)

1616 AD

24 August 1683

Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England

Sophie EvansSophie Evans
(singer)

13 February 1993

Tonypandy

Aquarius

Phil CampbellPhil Campbell
(musician, guitarist)

07 May 1961

Pontypridd

Taurus

Catherine TregennaCatherine Tregenna
Peter MoorePeter Moore
(criminal)

1940 AD

Wales

James BeattieJames Beattie
(Linguist, Poet, Translator, Philosopher, Writer)

25 October 1735

18 August 1803

Laurencekirk, United Kingdom

Scorpio

David EmanuelDavid Emanuel
(fashion designer)

17 November 1952

Bridgend

Scorpio

Jason JamesJason James
(musician)

13 January 1981

Bridgend

Capricorn

Richard DaviesRichard Davies
(actor)

25 January 1926

08 October 2015

Dowlais

Aquarius

Richard HarringtonRichard Harrington
(actor)

12 March 1975

Merthyr Tydfil

Pisces

Craig DaviesCraig Davies
(association football player)

09 January 1986

Burton upon Trent

Capricorn

Sir James George FrazerSir James George Frazer

01 January 1854

07 May 1941

Capricorn

Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards
(journalist)

18 August 1961

Bridgend

Leo

Andy ScottAndy Scott

30 June 1949

Wrexham

Cancer

Bertie Charles ForbesBertie Charles Forbes
(Journalist)

14 May 1880

06 May 1954

New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Taurus

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

07 November 1920

12 July 2013

Pontypridd

Scorpio

Owain Fon WilliamsOwain Fon Williams

17 March 1987

Penygroes, Gwynedd

Pisces

Margaret Oliphant OliphantMargaret Oliphant Oliphant

04 April 1828

25 June 1897

Aries

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