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
Taron EgertonTaron Egerton
10 November 1989
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
01 June 1947
Actor

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor
Richard BurtonRichard Burton
10 November 1925
Actor

John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
05 May 1944
Actor

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher
Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973
Footballer

Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
06 October 1973
Actor
Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985
Actress

Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
20 November 1924
 

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church
21 February 1986
Actress

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
17 October 1971
Actor

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
08 January 1937
Singer
David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
17 January 1863
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
27 October 1914
Poet & Writer

Owain YeomanOwain Yeoman
02 July 1978
Actor

Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
10 October 1985
Singer
Ethan AmpaduEthan Ampadu
14 September 2000
Footballer

Ray MillandRay Milland
03 January 1907
Actor
Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
08 May 1987
Actor

Tom CullenTom Cullen
17 July 1985
Actor

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica
Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD
Welsh bishop

Robert OwenRobert Owen
14 May 1771
 
Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn
12 September 1914
Actor

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
21 November 1987
Actress

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
15 November 1897
Former Secretary of State for Health

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Tom WardTom Ward
11 January 1971
Actor
Owain GlyndŵrOwain Glyndŵr
1349 AD
Defender

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958
Football Player

Joe AllenJoe Allen
14 March 1990
Footballer

Stanley BakerStanley Baker
28 February 1928
Actor
Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
07 September 1925
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
23 January 1997
Actor, Singer

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet

ClickForTazClickForTaz
27 October 1993
YouTuber

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
05 February 1866
Father of Modern Nationalism
Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
14 May 1933
Actress

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929
Composer

Rhia OfficialRhia Official
20 September 1995
TikTok Star

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

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

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor
Mandy Rice-DaviesMandy Rice-Davies
01 October 1944
Model

Alex JonesAlex Jones
18 March 1977
Television presenter

Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
21 March 1946
Actor
Paula YatesPaula Yates
24 April 1959
Television presenter

Katherine JenkinsKatherine Jenkins
29 June 1980
Singer
Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Footballer

Ruth JonesRuth Jones
22 September 1966
Actress

Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler
08 June 1951
Singer

James FoxJames Fox
06 April 1976
Singer

Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
09 October 1926
Model
Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
13 May 1985
Actor

Mark HughesMark Hughes
01 November 1963
Association football manager

Gwilym LeeGwilym Lee
24 November 1983
Actor

John CaleJohn Cale
09 March 1942
Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor,
Dean SmithDean Smith
25 January 1990
Actor

Eve MylesEve Myles
08 July 1978
Actress
Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
13 July 1979
Association football player

Neil KinnockNeil Kinnock
28 March 1942
Politician

Paul WhitehousePaul Whitehouse
17 May 1958
Actor
Richard BrakeRichard Brake
30 November 1964
Actor

Craig RobertsCraig Roberts
21 January 1991
Actor
Mark Lewis JonesMark Lewis Jones
1964 AD
Actor

Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach
23 August 1987
Actress

Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
 
Bartholomew RobertsBartholomew Roberts
17 May 1682
Pirate

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969
Singer
Roger ReesRoger Rees
05 May 1944
Actor

John HartsonJohn Hartson
05 April 1975
Association football player

John Leslie Prescott, Baron PrescottJohn Prescott
31 May 1938
Politician

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Politician
Gethin JonesGethin Jones
 
Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy
14 October 1940
Actor

Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen
 

Julian CopeJulian Cope
21 October 1957
Singer-songwriter

Erin RichardsErin Richards
17 May 1986
Actress
Tom PryceTom Pryce
11 June 1949
Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer

Michael HowardMichael Howard
07 July 1941
Politician

Mali HarriesMali Harries
 

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician
Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards
12 July 1947
Rugby union player

Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards
18 August 1961
journalist
John CharlesJohn Charles
27 December 1931
Association football player, Association football

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
27 January 1972
Singer, Opera singer, Actor
David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938
politician, physician
Sarah WatersSarah Waters
21 July 1966
Novelist, Writer