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

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
01 June 1947
Actor

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

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973
Footballer
Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
25 December 1985
Actress

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
17 October 1971
Actor

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
17 January 1863
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
10 October 1985
Singer

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
08 January 1937
Singer
Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
27 October 1914
Poet & Writer

Tom CullenTom Cullen
17 July 1985
Actor

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
21 November 1987
Actress
Ray MillandRay Milland
03 January 1907
Actor

Ethan AmpaduEthan Ampadu
14 September 2000
Footballer
Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
08 May 1987
Actor

Owain YeomanOwain Yeoman
02 July 1978
Actor

Stanley BakerStanley Baker
28 February 1928
Actor

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Owain GlyndŵrOwain Glyndŵr
1349 AD
Defender
Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn
12 September 1914
Actor

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958
Football Player

Robert OwenRobert Owen
14 May 1771
 

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

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Joe AllenJoe Allen
14 March 1990
Footballer

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet

Shaheen JafargholiShaheen Jafargholi
23 January 1997
Actor, Singer

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

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
07 September 1925
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
ClickForTazClickForTaz
27 October 1993
YouTuber

Leondre Antonio DevriesLeondre Antonio Devries
06 October 2000
Rapper

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

Emma Rhys-JonesEmma Rhys-Jones
29 July 1991
Gareth Bale's Fiancee
Sian PhillipsSian Phillips
14 May 1933
Actress

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929
Composer

Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger
04 September 1934
British economist

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

John CaleJohn Cale
09 March 1942
Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor,
Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
09 October 1926
Model

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica
Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969
Singer

Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
13 July 1979
Association football player

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

Roger ReesRoger Rees
05 May 1944
Actor
Mali HarriesMali Harries
 

Katherine JenkinsKatherine Jenkins
29 June 1980
Singer

Eve MylesEve Myles
 

John CharlesJohn Charles
27 December 1931
Association football player, Association football
Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
 
Joanna ScanlanJoanna Scanlan
 

Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy
 

John HartsonJohn Hartson
05 April 1975
Association football player

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer
Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach
 

Wayne HennesseyWayne Hennessey
24 January 1987
Association football player

Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards
18 August 1961
journalist

Lloyd OwenLloyd Owen
 

Gethin JonesGethin Jones
 
David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938
politician, physician

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

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

Ben FlowerBen Flower
19 October 1987
Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan
17 April 1621
Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer

Sarah SiddonsSarah Siddons
05 July 1755
Actress
Robert RecordeRobert Recorde
1512 AD
mathematician, physician, physicist, philosopher

Shaun MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
17 June 1988
Association football player

David CotterillDavid Cotterill
04 December 1987
Association football player

Gwen JohnGwen John
22 June 1876
Painter, Visual artist, Model
Judith OwenJudith Owen
 

Carl RobinsonCarl Robinson
13 October 1976
Association football player, Association football
Elaine MorganElaine Morgan
07 November 1920
screenwriter, columnist, author, writer, feminist

Mark WilliamsMark Williams
21 March 1975
Snooker player
JemJem
18 May 1975
singer-songwriter, singer, songwriter

Chris ColemanChris Coleman
10 June 1970
association football player, association football
Ian WatkinsIan Watkins
30 July 1977
singer, lyricist, songwriter