Adelaide Neilson Lilian Adelaide Neilson (3 March 1848 – 15 August 1880), born Elizabeth Ann Brown, was an English stage actress.
Adrian Lester Adrian Anthony Lester, OBE (born 14 August 1968) is an English actor, director, and writer.
Adrian Scarborough Adrian Philip Scarborough (born 1968) is an English character actor, most widely known for film roles including The King's Speech and television appearances including the sitcom Gavin & St...
Al Weaver Alex "Al" Weaver (born 1981) is an English actor.
Alan Bates Sir Alan Arthur Bates, (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he appeared in films ran...
Alan David Alan David (born 29 December 1941 as Alan Davies) is a Welsh television actor.
Alan Rickman Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor.
Alec Clunes Alexander "Alec" Sheriff de Moro Clunes (17 May 1912 - 13 March 1970) was an English actor and stage manager.
Alessandro Nivola Alessandro Antine Nivola (born June 28, 1972) is an American actor, who has appeared in feature films such as Coco Before Chanel, Best Laid Plans, Jurassic Park III, Face/Off, an...
Alex Jennings Alex Jennings (born 10 May 1957) is an English actor whose roles have included Prince Charles in The Queen (2006).
Alex Kingston Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston (born 11 March 1963) is an English actress.
Alex Wyndham Alex Wyndham is an English actor, best known for his role as Gaius Cilnius Maecenas in the HBO television series Rome (2007).
Alexander Cooke Alexander Cooke (died February 1613) was an actor in the King's Men and the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the acting companies of William Shakespeare, John Heminges and Richard Burbage.
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke (28 February 1918 – 16 February 2011) was an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Frank Marker in the drama series Public Eye, which ran on television for ten years.
Alfred Molina Alfred Molina (born Alfredo Molina; 24 May 1953) is an English actor known for his roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Prick Up Your Ears, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Spider-M...
Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress, film and television producer, author, and animal rights and environmental activist.
Anne-Marie Duff Anne-Marie Duff (born 8 October 1970) is an English actress best known for playing Fiona Gallagher in Shameless, and Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen.
Anthony Lee (actor) Anthony Dwain Lee (July 17, 1961 – October 28, 2000) was an American stage, television and film actor.
Anthony Quayle Sir John Anthony Quayle, CBE (7 September 1913 – 20 October 1989) was an English actor and director.
Antony Sher Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director.
Ariyon Bakare Ariyon Debo Bakare (born 1976) is an English actor best known for his role in Respectable Trade.
Ashley Jensen Ashley Jensen (born 11 August 1969) is a Scottish actress.
Avery Brooks Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948) is an American actor.
Barry Morse Herbert "Barry" Morse (10 June 1918 – 2 February 2008) was an English-Canadian actor of stage, screen and radio best known for his roles in the ABC television series The Fugitive and the Bri...
Basil Rathbone Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was a South African-born British actor.
Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor.
Ben Kingsley filmography Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાણજી; 31 December 1943) is an English actor who has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in ...
Ben Whishaw Benjamin John "Ben" Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor.
Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor.
Benedict Francis Benedict John Francis (born May 3, 1972) is an award-winning stage actor and director based in Winchester, UK.
Bill Nighy William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor.
Birgit Minichmayr Birgit Minichmayr (born 3 April 1977) is an Austrian actress and singer born in Linz, Austria.
Blake Ritson Blake Ritson (born 14 June 1980) is an English actor and director.
Brian Bedford Brian Bedford (born 16 February 1935) is an English actor.
Brian Blessed Brian Blessed (born 9 October 1936) is an English actor, known for his sonorous voice and "hearty, king-sized portrayals".
Brice Stratford Brice Stratford is an English actor, theatre director, producer and Stuntman.
Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard (born March 2, 1981) is an American film actress, writer and director.
Burn Gorman Burn Hugh Gorman (born 1 September 1974) is an American-born British actor and musician.
Calista Flockhart Calista Kay Flockhart (born November 11, 1964) is an American actress, widely known for playing the title role in the Fox television comedy-drama series Ally McBeal and for playing Kitty Wal...
Charles Doran Charles Doran (1 January 1877 – 5 April 1964) was an Irish actor, one of the last of the touring actor-managers in the tradition of Frank Benson, John Martin-Harvey and Ben Greet.
Charles Kean Charles John Kean (18 January 1811 - 22 January 1868), was born at Waterford, Ireland, the son of the actor Edmund Kean.
Charles Mayne Young Charles Mayne Young (1777–1856), English actor, was the son of an eminent London surgeon.
Charlotte Melmoth Mrs Charlotte Melmoth (c. 1749 – 1823) was an 18th-century English actress, the estranged 'wife' of British actor/writer Samuel Jackson Pratt ("Courtney Melmoth"), and known as "The Grande Dame ...
Cheryl Fergison Cheryl Fergison (born 27 August 1964) is an English actress most notable for playing Heather Trott in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, OBE (born 10 July 1977) is a British film, television, and theater actor.
Christian Camargo Christian Camargo (born July 7, 1971) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role of Brian Moser in the Showtime drama Dexter and his portrayal of Eleazar in The Twilight Saga: B...
Christian Coulson Christian Coulson (born 3 October 1978) is an English actor best known for playing Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Christina Cole Christina Cole (born 8 May 1982) is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.
Christine Finn Christine Finn was a British actress, known primarily for her work for the Thunderbirds television series of the 1960s, and the 1958–59 television serial Quatermass and the Pit.
Clive Standen Clive Standen (born 22 July 1981) is an English actor best known for playing Sir Gawain in the Starz series Camelot as well as 'Archer', the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series Robi...
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack (2 December 1941 – 19 June 2004) was a professional Welsh actor who enjoyed considerable success in classical stage performances and television shows over a career approaching fi...
Constance Crawley Constance Crawley (30 March 1870 – 17 March 1919) was an English actress best known for leading roles in Shakespeare tragedies.
Corin Redgrave Corin William Redgrave (16 July 19396 April 2010) was an English actor and political activist.
Cush Jumbo Cush Jumbo (born 23 September 1985) is an English actress, known for playing Lois Habiba in the third series of British science fiction drama Torchwood, Children of Earth.
Damian Lewis Damian Watcyn Lewis (born 11 February 1971) is an English actor and producer.
Dan Stevens Daniel Jonathan "Dan" Stevens (born 10 October 1982) is an English actor.
Daniel Brocklebank Daniel Brocklebank (born 21 December 1979) is an award-winning British actor.
Daniel E. Bandmann Daniel E. Bandmann, was an internationally-known German-American Shakespearean actor who after retiring from the stage became a noted Montana rancher.
David Bamber David James Bamber (born 19 September 1954) is an English actor, known for his television and theatre work.
David Garrick David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th cen...
David Lyon (actor) David Laurie Lyon (16 May 1941 – 7 June 2013) was a British stage, television, and film actor.
David Neal David Neal (13 February 1932 – 27 June 2000) was a popular British television actor, active in the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s.
David Oyelowo David Oyelowo (born 1 April 1976) is an English actor.
David Tennant David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who...
David Weston (actor) David Weston (born 28 July 1938, London) is an English actor, director and author.
David William David William (24 June 1926 – 28 July 2010) was a British Canadian actor and director.
Deborah Findlay Deborah Findlay (born 1947 in Surrey) is an English actress.
Derek Jacobi Sir Derek George Jacobi (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director.
Diana Wynyard Diana Wynyard, CBE (16 January 1906 – 13 May 1964), whose birth name was Dorothy Isobel Cox, was an English stage and film actress.
Dominic Cooper Dominic Edward Cooper (born 2 June 1978) is an English actor.
Dominic West Dominic Gerard Fe West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire.
Donald Wolfit Sir Donald Wolfit KBE (20 April 1902 – 17 February 1968) was an English actor-manager.
Douglas Hodge Douglas Hodge (born 25 February 1960) is an English actor, director, and musician who trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Douglas Rain Douglas Rain (born 1928) is a Canadian actor and narrator.
Douglas Wilmer Douglas Wilmer (born 8 January 1920) is an English actor, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 TV series.
E. G. Marshall E. G. Marshall (June 18, 1914 – August 24, 1998) was an American actor, best known for his television roles as the lawyer Lawrence Preston on The Defenders in the 1960s and as neurosur...
Earle Hyman Earle Hyman (born October 11, 1926) is an American stage, television, and film actor.
Ed Stoppard Edmund Stoppard (born 16 September 1974), usually credited as Ed Stoppard, is a British actor.
Eddie Redmayne Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne (born 6 January 1982) is an English actor, singer and model.
Edith Evans Dame Edith Mary Evans, DBE (8 February 188814 October 1976) was an English actress.
Edmund Kean Edmund Kean (4 November 178715 May 1833) was an English actor, regarded in his time as the greatest ever.
Edward Woodward Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE (1 June 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an English stage and screen actor and singer.
Edwin Booth Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was a famous 19th-century American actor who toured throughout America and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays.
Edwin Forrest Edwin Forrest (March 9, 1806 – December 12, 1872), was a prominent nineteenth-century American Shakespearean actor.
Eileen Atkins Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE (born 16 June 1934) is an English actress and occasional screenwriter.
Elise Hwasser Ebba Charlotta Elise Hwasser, née Jakobsson, (16 March 1831 – 28 January 1894), was a Swedish actress, the leading lady on the Swedish stage for thirty years, and often described as the grea...
Elizabeth Younge Elizabeth Younge (died 1797) was an English actress who specialized in Shakespearean roles.
Ellen Terry Dame Ellen Terry, GBE (27 February 1847 – 21 July 1928) was an English stage actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain.
Ellie Beaven Ellie Beaven (born 1980) is an English actress.
Ellie Kendrick Eleanor Lucy V. "Ellie" Kendrick is an English actress best known for playing Anne Frank in the BBC's 2009 miniseries The Diary of Anne Frank and Ivy Morris in the first series of the revive...
Elliot Cowan Elliot Cowan is an English actor, known for portraying Corporal Jem Poynton in Ultimate Force, Mr Darcy in Lost in Austen and Ptolemy in the 2004 film Alexander.
Emilia Fox Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox (born 31 July 1974) is an award-winning English actress, known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness, having joined the cast in 2004...
Emily Watson Emily Margaret Watson (born 14 January 1967) is an English actress who gave an acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves.
Emma Fielding Emma Georgina Annalies Fielding is an English actress.
Emma Thompson Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author.
Eric Maxon Eric Maxon (1882–1963) was a British stage and early film actor and member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for whom, for a period, he also designed the costumes.
Erick Avari Erick Avari (born April 13, 1952) is an Indian American television, film and theater actor known for his roles in various science-fiction serial productions.
Estelle Parsons Estelle Margaret Parsons (born November 20, 1927) is an American theatre, film and television actress and occasional theatrical director.
Eugene A. Eberle Eugene A. Eberle (1840–1917) was a Broadway actor who appeared in over 60 productions, including Edwin Booth's Hamlet in 1864-65, in which he played the gravedigger.
Eve Best Emily "Eve" Best (born 31 July 1971) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Dr. O'Hara in the Showtime television series Nurse Jackie, as Wallis Simpson in the 2010 film The Ki...
Eve Myles Eve Myles (born 26 July 1978) is an award-winning actress.
Ewan McGregor Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films.
Fanny Kemble Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble (27 November 180915 January 1893) was a notable British actress from a theatre family in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Felix Aylmer Sir Felix Edward Aylmer Jones, OBE (21 February 1889 – 2 September 1979) was an English stage actor who also appeared in the cinema and on television.
Fiona Shaw Fiona Mary Shaw, CBE (née Wilson, born 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director.
Fiona Wade Fiona Wade (born 20 March 1979) is a British actress.
Frances Barber Frances Barber (born on 13 May 1958 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England) is an Olivier Award-nominated English actress with a long and distinguished stage career.
Frances de la Tour Frances de la Tour (born 30 July 1944) is an English actress of French descent perhaps best known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the British sitcom Rising Damp, Mrs Lintott in The His...
Gary Files Gary Files is an Australian-Canadian actor, theatre director and radio writer who has worked in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Gemma Arterton Gemma Christina Arterton (born 2 February 1986) is an English actress.
Genevieve O'Reilly Genevieve O'Reilly (born 1977) is an Irish actress who has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Geoffrey Kendal Geoffrey Kendal (7 September 1909 – 14 May 1998) was an English actor-manager who delivered Shakespeare performances throughout India, 1940s and 1950s.
Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Roy Rush, (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor and film producer.
George J. Adams George Jones Adams (ca. 1811 – May 11, 1880) was the leader of a schismatic Latter Day Saint sect who led an ill-fated effort to establish a colony of Americans in Palestine.
George John Bennett George John Bennett (1800–1879) was for nearly 40 years a Shakespearian actor on the London stage, notably Covent Garden and Drury Lane.
George Murcell George Murcell (30 October 1925 – 3 December 1998) was a British character actor.
Geraldine McEwan Geraldine McEwan (born Geraldine McKeown; 9 May 1932) is an English actor with a diverse history in theatre, film and television.
Geraldine Somerville Geraldine Margaret Agnew-Somerville (born 19 May 1967) is an Irish born British actress best known for her roles as Detective Sergeant Jane Penhaligon in Cracker, and Lily Potter in the Ha...
Gil Turner Gil Turner (born Gilbert Strunk; May 6, 1933 – September 23, 1974) was an American folk singer-songwriter, magazine editor, Shakespearean actor, political activist, and for a time, a lay B...
Gillian Kearney Gillian Louise Kearney (born 9 May 1972, Liverpool, Merseyside) is an English actress best known for playing Jessica Harrison in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty...
Glenn Close Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American film, television and stage actress.
Godfrey Tearle Sir Godfrey Seymour Tearle (12 October 1884 – 9 June 1953) was a British actor who portrayed the quintessential Englishman on stage and in both English and US films.
Greg Hicks Greg Hicks (born 27 May 1953) is an English actor.
Gregory Sierra Gregory Sierra (born January 25, 1941) is an American actor known for his roles as Detective Sergeant Chano Amenguale on Barney Miller and as Julio Fuentes, the Puerto Rican neighbor of Fred...
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Gugu Mbatha-Raw (born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha; 1983) is an English actress.
Gérard Depardieu Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner.
Hans Conried Hans Georg Conried, Jr. (April 15, 1917January 5, 1982), was an American comedian, character actor and voice actor best known for providing the voices of Captain Hook in Walt Disney's version of...
Harriet Walter Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE (born 24 September 1950) is an English actress.
Hattie Morahan Harriet Jane "Hattie" Morahan (born 1978) is an English television, film and stage actress.
Imelda Staunton Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, (born 9 January 1956) is an English actress.
Imogen Stubbs Imogen Stubbs, Lady Nunn (born 20 February 1961) is an English actress and playwright.
Ira Aldridge Ira Frederick Aldridge (July 24, 1807 – August 7, 1867) was an American and later British stage actor who made his career largely on the London stage and in Europe, especially in Shakespearean roles.
Irene Worth Irene Worth, CBE (June 23, 1916March 9, 2002) was an American stage and screen actress who became one of the leading stars of the English and American theatre.
Jack Shepherd (actor) Jack Shepherd (born 29 October 1940) is an English actor, playwright, theatre director, saxophone player and jazz pianist, who made his film debut in 1969 with All Neat in Black Stockings an...
James Carpenter (actor) James Carpenter is a San Francisco Bay Area stage actor, who performs with the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California, and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
James Dreyfus James Dreyfus (born 9 October 1968) is an English actor.
James Earl Jones James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor who in a career of more than 50 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the...
James Fleet James Edward Fleet (born 1952 in Bilston, Staffordshire) is an English actor.
James Purefoy James Brian Mark Purefoy (born 3 June 1964) is an English actor best known for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome and for his current role as Dr. Joe Carroll, a professor-turned-s...
James Rennie (actor) James Rennie (April 18, 1890 – July 31, 1965) was a Canadian film actor who appeared in several Hollywood films during the 1920s and 1930s.
Jamie Glover Jamie Glover (born 10 July 1969) is an English actor, known for portraying Andrew Treneman in Waterloo Road.
John Barrymore John Sidney Blyth (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, was an American actor of stage and screen.
John Gielgud Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 190421 May 2000) was an English actor, director, and producer.
John Heminges John Heminges (sometimes spelled Heming, Heminge, Hemminge or Hemings) (25 November 1556 – 10 October 1630) was an English Renaissance actor.
John Henderson (actor) John Henderson (8 March 1747 – 3 December 1785) was an English actor, known as "The Bath Roscius", who inherited David Garrick's mantle as the greatest Shakesperean actor.
John Leguizamo John Alberto Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) is a American actor, comedian, voice actor, producer and screenwriter.
John Martin-Harvey John Martin Harvey (22 June 1863 – 14 May 1944), known after his knighthood in 1921 as Sir John Martin-Harvey, was a romantic actor of the English theatre.
John Moffatt (actor) Albert John Moffatt (24 September 1922 – 10 September 2012) was an English actor and playwright, known for his portrayal of Hercule Poirot on BBC Radio and for a wide range of stage roles ...
John Nettles John (Jim) Vivian Drummond Nettles, OBE (born 11 October 1943) is an English actor and writer who is best known for playing the lead roles in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders.
John Neville (actor) John Neville, CM, OBE (2 May 1925 – 19 November 2011) was an English theatre and film actor who moved to Canada in 1972.
John Ringham John Henry Ringham (10 February 1928 – 20 October 2008) was a British character actor of both television and stage who appeared in over a hundred screen appearances in a wide variety of roles.
John Sayer Crawley John Sayer Crawley (8 March 1867 – 7 March 1948) was a British actor who, as Sayre Crawley, spent more than 40 years in American theatre playing roles on Broadway and at the Garden Theatre...
John Sinklo John Sinklo (also Sinclo, Sincklo, Sincler, Sinkler, Sinclair) was an English Renaissance theatre actor, known to be active between 1592-1604.
John Webster John Webster (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the ea...
John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was a famous American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865.
John Wood (English actor) John Wood, (5 July 1930 – 6 August 2011) was an English actor noted for his performances in Shakespeare and for his long association with Tom Stoppard.
Johnston Forbes-Robertson Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (16 January 1853 – 6 November 1937) was an English actor and theatre manager.
Jon Finch Jon Finch (2 March 1942body found 28 December 2012) was an English actor who performed in many Shakespearean plays on stage, and made many films.
Joseph Andrew Rowe Joseph Andrew Rowe was an American equestrian and manager of circus companies.
Judi Dench Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, (born 9 December 1934) is an English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author.
Judith Anderson Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (10 February 18973 January 1992) was an Australian-born American-based actress of stage, film and television.
Julia Stiles Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American actress.
Julian Bleach Julian Bleach (born 1964) is an English actor who is best known as co-creator and "M. C." of Shockheaded Peter, a musical entertainment based on the works of Heinrich Hoffmann, which won the...
Julian Rhind-Tutt Julian Alistair Rhind-Tutt (born 20 July 1968) is an English actor.
Laura Fraser Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) is a Scottish actress, known for portraying Door in Neverwhere and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle during season 5 of AMC's Breaking Bad.
Laura Rees Laura Rees is a British actress from Northampton.
Lauren Ambrose Lauren Ambrose (born February 20, 1978) is an American film, television, and stage actress.
Laurence Olivier Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 190711 July 1989) was an English actor, director, and producer.
Laurence Payne Laurence Payne (5 June 1919 – 23 February 2009) was an English actor and novelist.
Lee Ingleby Lee Ingleby (born 28 January 1976) is a British film, television and stage actor.
Lenny Henry Lenworth George "Lenny" Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is a British actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter best known for co-founding charity Comic Relief and presenting v...
Lesley Manville Lesley Manville (born 12 March 1956) is an English actress of film, theatre and television.
Liev Schreiber Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.
Lindsay Duncan Lindsay Vere Duncan, CBE (born) is a Scottish stage, television and film actress.
Linus Roache Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor, probably best known for his roles as Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins and Michael Cutter on Law & Order and Law & Order: S...
Lionel Brough Lionel Brough (10 March 1836 – 9 November 1909) was a British actor and comedian.
Lisa Dillon Lisa Dillon (born 1979, in Coventry) is a Critics' Circle Award-winning English actress.
Louise Carver Louise Carver was an American actress who performed in grand opera, stage, nickelodeon, and motion pictures.
Lucas smith Lucas Cheong Smith is an English film, television, radio, and stage actor.
Lyndsey Marshal Lyndsey Marshal (born 16 June 1978) is an English actress best known for her performance in The Hours, and as the recurring character Cleopatra on HBO's Rome, and as Lady Sarah Hill in B...
Lynn Collins Viola Lynn Collins (born May 16, 1977) is an American actress.
Mackenzie Crook Paul Mackenzie Crook (born 29 September 1971) is an English actor and comedian.
Margaret Leighton Margaret Leighton (26 February 1922 – 13 January 1976) was an English actress.
Margaret Webster Margaret Webster (March 15, 1905 - November 13, 1972) was an American-born theater actress, producer and director.
Margareta Seuerling Margareta (or Margaretha) Seuerling, née Lindahl, (1747–1820), was a Swedish actress and Theatre director in a travelling theatre company, perhaps the most known travelling actress of her ...
Margaretta Scott Margaretta Scott (13 February 1912 – 15 April 2005) was an English stage, screen and television actress whose career spanned over seventy years.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Marianne Ragipcien Jean-Baptiste (born 26 April 1967) is a British actress, singer-songwriter, composer and director, best known for her roles as Hortense Cumberbatch in Secrets & Lies (1996...
Mark Rylance Mark Rylance (born 18 January 1960) is an English actor, theatre director and playwright.
Mary Ann Yates Mary Anne Yates (1728–1787) was an English tragic actress.
Mary Roscoe Mary Roscoe is an actress, director, theatre producer.
Master Betty William Henry West Betty (13 September 1791, Shrewsbury – 24 August 1874, London) was a popular child actor of the nineteenth century.
Matthew Rhys Matthew Rhys Evans (born on 4 November 1974), known professionally as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor, best known as Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama Brothers & Si...
Maurice Evans (actor) Maurice Herbert Evans (3 June 1901 – 12 March 1989) was an English actor noted for his interpretations of Shakespearean characters.
Maxine Peake Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, film and television actress known for playing Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, Twinkle in Victoria Wood'...
Mel Smith Melvin Kenneth "Mel" Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.
Michael Gambon Sir Michael John Gambon (19 October 1940) is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film.
Natalia Tena Natalia Gastiain Tena (born 1 November 1984) is a British actress and musician.
Natascha McElhone Natascha McElhone (born 23 March 1970) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, best known for her roles in American films such as Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, a...
Natasha Richardson Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English stage and screen actress.
Natasha Wightman Natasha Wightman is an English actress, who trained at Elmhurst Ballet and Theatre School in Camberley, Surrey.
Nathan Lane Nathan Lane is a two-time Tony Award-winning American actor of stage, screen, and television.
Niamh Cusack Niamh Cusack (born 20 October 1959, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actress.
Nicholas Tooley Nicholas Tooley (c. 1583 – June 1623) was a Renaissance actor in the King's Men, the acting company of William Shakespeare.
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom...
Peter O'Toole Peter James O'Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a stage and film actor.
Phyllis Neilson-Terry Phyllis Neilson–Terry (born 15 October 1892, London – died 25 September 1977, London) was an English actress.
Pippa Haywood Philippa "Pippa" Haywood (born 6 May 1961) is an English actress who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Rachel Leskovac Rachel Leskovac (born 5 June 1976) is an Olivier award-nominated British actress best known for playing serial killer nurse Kelly Yorke in Holby City and hairdresser Natasha Blakeman (see ph...
Ralph Fiennes Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962), is an English actor.
Ralph Richardson Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 – 10 October 1983) was an English actor, one of a group of theatrical knights of the mid-20th century who dominated the British stage.
Raquel Cassidy Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy (born 22 January 1968) is an English actress.
Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough CBE (born 29 August 1923) is a British actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur.
Richard Briers Richard David Briers, CBE (14 January 1934 - 17 February 2013) was an English actor.
Richard Burbage Richard Burbage (6 January 1567 – 13 March 1619) was an English actor and theatre owner.
Richard Burton Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 19255 August 1984) was a Welsh stage and cinema actor noted for his smooth, flowing baritone voice and his great acting talent.
Richard Cowley Richard Cowley (died 1619) was an actor in English Renaissance theatre, a colleague of William Shakespeare and Richard Burbage in the Lord Chamberlain's Men and the King's Men.
Richard E. Grant Richard E. Grant (born Richard Esterhuysen; 5 May 1957) is a British-Swazi actor, screenwriter, and director.
Richard Easton Richard Easton (born John Richard Easton; March 22, 1933) is a Canadian actor.
Richard Mansfield Richard Mansfield (24 May 1857 - 30 August 1907) was an English actor-manager best known for his performances in Shakespeare plays, Gilbert and Sullivan operas and for his portrayal of the dual ...
Richard Sharpe (actor) Richard Sharpe (c. 1602 ? – January 1632) was an actor with the King's Men, the leading theatre troupe of its time and the company of William Shakespeare and Richard Burbage.
Robbie Coltrane Robbie Coltrane, (born Anthony Robert McMillan; 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor, comedian and author.
Robert Armin Robert Armin (c. 1563 – 1615) was an English actor, a member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men.
Robert Marsden Robert Marsden was a British actor, director, dramatic recitalist and teacher of drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and elsewhere.
Robert Pugh Robert Pugh (born 1950) is a Welsh film and television actor.
Robert Shaw Cameron Robert Shaw Cameron (born 26 June 1976) is a British actor and director, currently the Resident Artistic Director at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Ron Cook Ron Cook (born 1948) is an English actor who has been active in the theatre, film and television since the 1970s.
Rory Kinnear Rory Kinnear (born 17 February 1978) is an English actor who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre.
Roy Dotrice Roy Dotrice, OBE (born 26 May 1923) is a British actor known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance in the revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Rufus Sewell Rufus Frederik Sewell (born 29 October 1967) is an English actor.
Rupert Evans Rupert Evans (Born 30 March 1977) is an English actor, who is well known in the United Kingdom for his television career.
Rupert Everett Rupert James Hector Everett (born 29 May 1959) is an English actor.
Rupert Penry-Jones Rupert Penry-Jones (born 22 September 1970) is an English actor, known for his role as Adam Carter in the British television series Spooks (also broadcast under the title MI-5) and vario...
Russell Tovey Russell George Tovey (born 14 November 1981) is an English actor with numerous television, film and stage credits.
Ryan Sampson Ryan Oliver Sampson (born 28 November 1985) is an English actor best known for playing Grumio in the British sitcom Plebs and Alex Venables in After You've Gone, where he played the son ...
Sally Bretton Sally Bretton (born 23 April 1980) is an English actress best known for appearing in television sitcoms including the BBC's Absolute Power, Channel 4's Green Wing, the BBC's The Office...
Sally Hawkins Sally Cecilia Hawkins (born 27 April 1976) is an English actress.
Sally Lindsay Sally Lindsay (born 21 May 1973, Stockport, England) is an English actress best known for playing the role of Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV Soap opera Coronation Street.
Sam Crane (actor) Sam Crane (born c. 1980) is an English actor who has mainly worked in theatre.
Sam Wanamaker Samuel Wanamaker, CBE (June 14, 1919 – December 18, 1993) was an American film director and actor and is credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of Shakespeare's Globe ...
Samantha Spiro Samantha Spiro (born 20 June 1968) is a double Olivier Award-winning English actress.
Samuel Phelps Samuel Phelps (born 13 February 1804, Plymouth Dock (now Devonport), Plymouth, Devon, died 6 November 1878, Anson’s Farm, Coopersale, near Epping, Essex) was an English actor and theatre manager.
Sarah Siddons Sarah Siddons was a Welsh actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century.
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar (born 25 September 1971) is a British actress, known for portraying Maya Sharma in the ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street.
Saskia Reeves Saskia Reeves (born August 1961) is an English actress perhaps best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes (1991) and ID (1995), and the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune.
Sean Biggerstaff Sean Biggerstaff (born 15 March 1983) is a Scottish actor and musician, who portrayed Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter film series.
Sean Kane Sean Kane (born 10 May 1969) is a Scottish actor born in Peebles.
Sebastian de Souza Sebastian de Souza (born 19 April 1993 in Oxford) is an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Matty Levan in the E4 teen drama Skins.
Sheridan Smith Sheridan Smith (born 25 June 1981) is an English actress.
Sian Brooke Sian Brooke (born Sian Phillips in Lichfield in 1980) is a British actress, known for portraying Laura in All About George and Lori in Cape Wrath.
Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949) is an American actress.
Simon McBurney Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE (born 25 August 1957) is an English actor, writer and director.
Simon Russell Beale Simon Russell Beale, CBE (born 12 January 1961) is a Malay-born English actor and music historian.
Simon Shepherd Simon Shepherd (born 20 August 1956) is a British actor.
Simon Treves Frederick Simon Treves, known as Simon Treves, is an English actor, director and writer probably best known for playing Harold 'Stinker' Pinker in three series of ITV's Jeeves and Wooster.
Sinead Keenan Sinead Keenan is an Irish actress who has worked largely in British television.
Sophie Thompson Sophie Thompson is an English actress, who trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre school.
St. Clair Bayfield St. Clair Bayfield, American stage actor, was born John St. Clair Roberts on August 2, 1875 in Cheltenham, England, and died May 19, 1967.
St. Clair Bayfield Award The St. Clair Bayfield Award was established in 1973 by the Actors' Equity Association in honor of St. Clair Bayfield to recognize Shakespearean actors and actresses.
Stacy Keach Walter Stacy Keach Jr. (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator.
Stanley Tucci Stanley Tucci (born January 11 or November 11, 1960; sources differ) is an American actor, writer, film producer and film director.
Stark Sands Stark Sands (born September 30, 1978) is an American film, stage and television actor.
Stephen Campbell Moore Stephen Campbell Moore (born Stephen Thorpe; 30 November 1977) is an English actor, best known for his roles in the Alan Bennett play The History Boys and its subsequent film.
Stephen Dillane Stephen J. Dillane (born 30 November 1956) is an English actor.
Stephen Mangan Stephen Mangan (born 22 July 1972) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Guy Secretan in the television series Green Wing, Dan Moody in I'm Alan Partridge, Sean Lincoln in E...
Stephen Moorer Stephen Moorer (born September 29, 1961) is a stage actor, director and producer based on the Central California Coast.
Sybil Thorndike Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike CH DBE (24 October 18829 June 1976) was a British actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson.
Sylvester McCoy Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith: 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor.
Tamsin Greig Tamsin Margaret M. Greig (born 12 July 1966) is an English actress principally known for her roles in two Channel 4 television comedies: Fran Katzenjammer in Black Books and Dr. Caroline Tod...
Tim Blake Nelson Timothy "Tim" Blake Nelson (born May 11, 1964) is an American director, writer, and actor.
Tim Seely Tim Seely (born 10 June 1935) is an English film, radio, television and theatre actor.
Timothy Bateson Timothy Dingwall Bateson (3 April 1926 – 16 September 2009) was a British actor.
Timothy Spall Timothy Leonard Spall, OBE (born 27 February 1957) is an English character actor and occasional presenter.
Timothy West Timothy Lancaster West, CBE (born 20 October 1934) is an English film, stage, and television actor.
Toby Robertson Toby Robertson (29 November 1928, London - 4 July 2012, London) was the artistic director of the Prospect Theatre Company from 1964 to 1978.
Toby Stephens Toby Stephens (born 21 April 1969) is an English stage, television and film actor who has appeared in films in both Hollywood and Bollywood.
Tom Burke (actor) Tom Liam Benedict Burke (born 1981, Kent, England) is an English actor best known for playing the older version of Giacomo Casanova's son Giac in the 2005 TV adaption of Casanova and Davy in...
Tom Hiddleston Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor.
Tony Church James Anthony "Tony" Church (11 May 1930 – 25 March 2008) was a British Shakespearean actor, who has appeared on stage and screen.
Tony Haygarth Anthony "Tony" Haygarth (born 4 February 1945) is an English television, film and theatre actor.
Utpal Dutt Utpal Dutta (Bengali: Utpôl Dôtto,) (29 March 1929 – 19 August 1993) was an Indian actor, director, and writer-playwright.
Vera Lindsay Vera Lindsay (née Poliakoff; 1911–1992) was a British Shakespearean actress.
Victoria Hamilton Victoria Sharp (born 1971) is an English actress who performs under the stage name Victoria Hamilton.
Vivien Leigh Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 19138 July 1967) was a British stage and film actress.
Walker Whiteside Walker Whiteside was an American actor who had played Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Shylock while still in his teens.
Walter Bentley (actor) Walter Bentley (ca. 1849-1927) was a Scottish actor who specialized in Shakespearean roles and productions.
Walter Hampden Walter Hampden is the artist name of Walter Hampden Dougherty (June 30, 1879 in Brooklyn – June 11, 1955 in Los Angeles) was a U.S. actor and theatre manager.
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey (21 June 1914 - 10 November 1993) was a South African character actor who had a long stage career.
Will Keen Will Keen (born 4 March 1970) is an English actor.
William Bennett Kilpack William Bennett Kilpack (February 6, 1883, Long Melford – August 17, 1962, Santa Monica) known simply as Bennett Kilpack, was an actor, director and playwright.
William Gaunt William Charles Anthony Gaunt (born 3 April 1937 in Pudsey, West Yorkshire) is an English actor, sometimes credited as Bill Gaunt.
William Kempe William Kempe (died 1603), also spelled Kemp, was an English actor and dancer specializing in comic roles and best known for having been one of the original players in early dramas by Will...
William Macready William Charles Macready (3 March 1793 – 27 April 1873) was an English actor.
William Shatner William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian.
Zawe Ashton Zawedde "Zawe" Ashton (born) is an English actress and playwright, known for portraying Imani in Gone Too Far!, Bianca in St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold and Vod in Channel...
Zoe Tapper Zoe Tapper (born 26 October 1981) is an English actress who first came to prominence playing Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre's award-winning film Stage Beauty in 2004.