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.
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor
Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969
Actress

Taron EgertonTaron Egerton
10 November 1989
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

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

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973
Footballer

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
08 January 1937
Singer
Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
01 June 1947
Actor
Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
06 October 1973
Actor

Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985
Actress

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

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
17 October 1971
Actor

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
27 October 1914
Poet & Writer
Tom CullenTom Cullen
17 July 1985
Actor

Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
08 May 1987
Actor

Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
10 October 1985
Singer

Ethan AmpaduEthan Ampadu
14 September 2000
Footballer
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Owain YeomanOwain Yeoman
02 July 1978
Actor
Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn
12 September 1914
Actor

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church
21 February 1986
Actress
Ray MillandRay Milland
03 January 1907
Actor

Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
15 November 1897
Former Secretary of State for Health
Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958
Football Player

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
21 November 1987
Actress

Owain GlyndŵrOwain Glyndŵr
1349 AD
Defender
Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
20 November 1924
 

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Robert OwenRobert Owen
14 May 1771
 
Tom WardTom Ward
11 January 1971
Actor

Stanley BakerStanley Baker
28 February 1928
Actor

Joe AllenJoe Allen
14 March 1990
Footballer

Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
23 January 1997
Actor, Singer
Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
07 September 1925
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD
Welsh bishop

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet

ClickForTazClickForTaz
27 October 1993
YouTuber

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
05 February 1866
Father of Modern Nationalism
Reuben De MaidReuben De Maid
24 March 2005
Singer, Makeup Artist

Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
14 May 1933
Actress

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

Alex JonesAlex Jones
18 March 1977
Television presenter
Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
21 March 1946
Actor

Elihu YaleElihu Yale
05 April 1649
Merchant

Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Footballer
Gethin JonesGethin Jones
 

Paula YatesPaula Yates
24 April 1959
Television presenter
Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler
08 June 1951
Singer

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
13 May 1985
Actor

Katherine JenkinsKatherine Jenkins
29 June 1980
Singer

Gwilym LeeGwilym Lee
24 November 1983
Actor
James FoxJames Fox
06 April 1976
Singer

Tegan NoxTegan Nox
15 November 1994
Wrestler

Paul WhitehousePaul Whitehouse
17 May 1958
Actor

Mark HughesMark Hughes
01 November 1963
Association football manager
John CaleJohn Cale
09 March 1942
Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor,

Eve MylesEve Myles
08 July 1978
Actress
Bartholomew RobertsBartholomew Roberts
17 May 1682
Pirate

Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
09 October 1926
Model

Roger ReesRoger Rees
05 May 1944
Actor
Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
13 July 1979
Association football player

Dean SmithDean Smith
25 January 1990
Actor
Ruth JonesRuth Jones
22 September 1966
Actress

Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen
 

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Politician
Craig RobertsCraig Roberts
21 January 1991
Actor

Mark Lewis JonesMark Lewis Jones
1964 AD
Actor
Richard BrakeRichard Brake
30 November 1964
Actor

John PrescottJohn Prescott
31 May 1938
Politician

Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach
23 August 1987
Actress

Mali HarriesMali Harries
 
Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969
Singer
Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards
18 August 1961
journalist

Tom PryceTom Pryce
11 June 1949
Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
27 January 1972
Singer, Opera singer, Actor

Erin RichardsErin Richards
17 May 1986
Actress
Llywelyn the GreatLlywelyn the Great
1173 AD
King

Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
 

Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy
14 October 1940
Actor

John CharlesJohn Charles
27 December 1931
Association football player, Association football

Mandy Rice-DaviesMandy Rice-Davies
01 October 1944
Model
Michael HowardMichael Howard
07 July 1941
Politician

John HartsonJohn Hartson
05 April 1975
Association football player
Julian CopeJulian Cope
21 October 1957
Singer-songwriter

Llywelyn ap GruffuddLlywelyn ap Gruffudd
1223 AD
Prince
Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer
Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician