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.
Taron EgertonTaron Egerton
10 November 1989
Actor
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969
Actress

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist, Short Story Writer

John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
05 May 1944
Actor

Richard BurtonRichard Burton
10 November 1925
Actor
Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church
21 February 1986
Actress

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973
Footballer

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985
Actress
Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
01 June 1947
Actor

Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor
Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
06 October 1973
Actor

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
08 January 1937
Singer

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
Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
10 October 1985
Singer

Tom CullenTom Cullen
17 July 1985
Actor

Ethan AmpaduEthan Ampadu
14 September 2000
Footballer
Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
15 November 1897
Former Secretary of State for Health

Owain GlyndŵrOwain Glyndŵr
1349 AD
Defender
Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
08 May 1987
Actor

Ray MillandRay Milland
03 January 1907
Actor

Owain YeomanOwain Yeoman
02 July 1978
Actor

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
21 November 1987
Actress
Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica
Robert OwenRobert Owen
14 May 1771
 

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958
Football Player

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Stanley BakerStanley Baker
28 February 1928
Actor
Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn
12 September 1914
Actor

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Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
20 November 1924
 

Joe AllenJoe Allen
14 March 1990
Footballer

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet

Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD
Welsh bishop
Tom WardTom Ward
11 January 1971
Actor

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
07 September 1925
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
23 January 1997
Actor, Singer

ClickForTazClickForTaz
27 October 1993
YouTuber

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
05 February 1866
Father of Modern Nationalism
Leondre Antonio DevriesLeondre Antonio Devries
06 October 2000
Rapper

Reuben De MaidReuben De Maid
24 March 2005
Singer, Makeup Artist
Emma Rhys-JonesEmma Rhys-Jones
29 July 1991
Gareth Bale's Fiancee

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929
Composer

Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
14 May 1933
Actress

Rhia OfficialRhia Official
20 September 1995
TikTok Star

Alex JonesAlex Jones
18 March 1977
Television presenter
Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
21 March 1944
Actor, Film actor

Gwilym LeeGwilym Lee
24 November 1983
Actor

Richard BrakeRichard Brake
30 November 1964
Actor

Mark Lewis JonesMark Lewis Jones
1964 AD
Actor
Ruth JonesRuth Jones
22 September 1966
Actress

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Politician
Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen
 

James FoxJames Fox
06 April 1976
Singer

Neil KinnockNeil Kinnock
28 March 1942
Politician
John CaleJohn Cale
09 March 1942
Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor,

Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards
18 August 1961
journalist
Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
09 October 1926
Model

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969
Singer

Erin RichardsErin Richards
17 May 1986
Actress
Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
13 July 1979
Association football player

Roger ReesRoger Rees
05 May 1944
Actor
Michael HowardMichael Howard
07 July 1941
Politician

Katherine JenkinsKatherine Jenkins
29 June 1980
Singer

Bartholomew RobertsBartholomew Roberts
17 May 1682
Pirate

Eve MylesEve Myles
 
Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards
12 July 1947
Rugby union player
Mandy Rice-DaviesMandy Rice-Davies
01 October 1944
Model

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938
politician, physician

Julian CopeJulian Cope
21 October 1957
Singer-songwriter

Wayne HennesseyWayne Hennessey
24 January 1987
Association football player
Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
 

Tom PryceTom Pryce
11 June 1949
Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver

John HartsonJohn Hartson
05 April 1975
Association football player

John CharlesJohn Charles
27 December 1931
Association football player, Association football
Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy
14 October 1940
Actor

Dean SmithDean Smith
25 January 1990
Actor
Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer

Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach
23 August 1987
Actress

Mali HarriesMali Harries
 
Lloyd OwenLloyd Owen
 

Gethin JonesGethin Jones
 
Arthur MachenArthur Machen
03 March 1863
Writer

Sarah WatersSarah Waters
21 July 1966
Novelist, Writer

Elihu YaleElihu Yale
05 April 1649
Merchant

Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
09 November 1965
Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Lisa Scott-LeeLisa Scott-Lee
05 November 1976
Singer

Dafydd ap GruffyddDafydd ap Gruffydd
11 July 1238
Prince
Owain GwyneddOwain Gwynedd
1100 AD
King

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
27 January 1972
Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Victor SpinettiVictor Spinetti
02 September 1929
Actor

Ernest JonesErnest Jones
01 January 1879
Psychoanalyst
George Jeffreys, 1st Baron JeffreysGeorge Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys
15 May 1645
Judge