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Robert Shaw (actor)

Robert Archibald Shaw was an English actor and writer, remembered for his roles in From Russia with Love, A Man for All Seasons, The Sting, the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Black Sunday, The Deep and Jaws, where he played the shar ...

                                               

Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood went to Bury Grammar Girls School. She wrote and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms. She was a stand-up comedian. She sang and accompanied herself on the piano. Her humour was usually about everyday life, known as observa ...

                                               

Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin was a British actor, comedian, movie maker, screenwriter, editor, musician, anarchist, and author. He was very famous in silent movies. He acted, directed, scripted, and produced most of them. Charlie Chaplin w ...

                                               

Clive Dunn

Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn OBE was an English actor, comedian, singer, artist, and author. Dunn is most known for his role as Lance-Corporal Jones, the butcher in Dads Army.

                                               

Denholm Elliott

Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE was an English film, television and theatre actor. He was in more than 120 movies and television programmes. In the 1981, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

                                               

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr., KBE, DSC was an American actor. He was highly decorated naval officer of World War II. He was the son of legendary silent movie actor Douglas Fairbanks. Fairbanks was born on December 9, 1909 in New York City, New Yo ...

                                               

Michael Gough

Francis Michael Gough was an English character actor who as appeared in over 150 movies. He is perhaps best known world wide for his roles in the Hammer Horror Films from 1958, and for his work as Batmans loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth in Batman ...

                                               

Edward Hardwicke

Edward Hardwicke, also spelled Edward Hardwick, was an English actor. He is best known for his role as Doctor Watson in The Return of Sherlock Holmes series.

                                               

Aidan Harrington

Harrington was born in London, England, on March 13, 1928, the oldest sibling of a household that produced seven children. He received his public education at The Latymer School graduating in 1946 and later enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramat ...

                                               

Boris Karloff

Born in London, England. His career began in silent movies. The Lightning Raider 1919, The Courage of Marge ODoone 1920, The Woman Conquers 1922, The Greater Glory 1926, and The Devils Chaplain 1929, are only a few movies in which he worked, in t ...

                                               

Peter Lawford

Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford was an English-born American actor and singer. He was born in London. He was a member of the "Rat Pack" along with Dean Martin. He was married to Patricia Kennedy. Lawford then became the brother-in-law to President Jo ...

                                               

Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE, CStJ was an English actor. He was a direct descendent of Marie Carandini and Robert E. Lee. Lee was best known for his many movie characters. For example, Dracula and Fu Manchu in many movies during the 19 ...

                                               

Meg Mundy

Margaret "Meg" Mundy was an English-American actress. She was born in London, but moved to the United States at the age of six in 1921. She played "Mona Aldrich Croft", on The Doctors from 1971 until 1982, when the show was cancelled. She was nom ...

                                               

Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter CH CBE was a British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. Pinter was Jewish. He was born and raised in Hackney, east London. His plays include: The Birthday Party, The Homecoming and Betrayal, all of which he adapted into m ...

                                               

Natasha Richardson

Richardson was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and movie director and producer Tony Richardson. She was the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. In 1994, she married Liam Neeson. Together, they had two children, Micheal ...

                                               

Patricia Roc

Patricia Roc, born Felicia Miriam Ursula Herold, was a British movie actress. She was popular in the Gainsborough melodramas such as Madonna of the Seven Moons and The Wicked Lady. She only made one movie in Hollywood, Canyon Passage. She also ap ...

                                               

Simon Shelton

Simon Shelton, also known as Simon Barnes, was a British actor. He was best known for playing Dark Knight in the Incredible Games, and Tinky Winky in the BBC childrens show Teletubbies.

                                               

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons was born in London, England. She began her acting career very young, and appeared in films like David Leans Great Expectations 1946 and Laurence Oliviers Hamlet 1948 while still a teenager. As a very promising young actress, she came ...

                                               

Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace was a British bass-baritone opera and concert singer, actor and entertainer. Wallace was born in London and went to school at Charterhouse. He soon became known at school as someone who was good at making people laugh. He learned to s ...

                                               

Anna Wing

Anna Eva Lydia Catherine Wing, MBE was an English actress. She is best known for playing Lou Beale on British television soap opera EastEnders.

                                               

Oliver Postgate

Oliver Richard Postgate was an English animator, puppeteer and writer. He made several series of children’s programmes for British television. They all became very popular. They include Pingwings, Pogles Wood, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Cla ...

                                               

Donald Pleasence

Donald Henry Pleasence OBE was an English actor. Pleasence was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. He was raised in Lincolnshire, England. During his career, Pleasence was nominated for four Tony Awards. He won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Ac ...

                                               

Richard Briers

Richard David Briers, CBE was an English actor whose career has contained theatre, television, film and radio. Briers was born in Raynes Park, Surrey, England. In 1961, Briers got the lead male role in Marriage Lines in the 1960s. It was in the n ...

                                               

Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing, OBE was an English actor. He is best known for his roles in horror movies and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

                                               

Christopher Hewett

Christopher Michael Hewett was an English actor and theatre director best known for his role as Lynn Aloysius Belvedere in the American television sitcom Mr. Belvedere. Hewett was born on 5 April 1921 in Worthing, Sussex, England. He is of Irish ...

                                               

Harold Goodwin

Harold Goodwin was an English actor. He was born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Goodwin trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was a stage actor at Liverpool repertory theatre for 3 years. He appeared in many British mo ...

                                               

Richard Griffiths

Richard Thomas Griffiths, OBE was a British movie, stage, television, Actor and Voice actor. He appeared in many movies, plays, and television programs. Griffiths is mostly known for his roles as Harry Potters Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Po ...

                                               

David Frost

Sir David Paradine Frost OBE was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host. He became famous when he hosted That Was The Week That Was in 1962. This was a political satire in a period of change. Duri ...

                                               

Edward Downes

Sir Edward Downes, was an English conductor. He was famous for conducting opera, but also conducted orchestral concerts. He worked a lot with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House as well as Opera Australia. When he was old he was almost totally ...

                                               

Adrian Boult

Boult continued to conduct until he was very old. His many recordings, including music he had heard Nikisch conduct many years before. His last public performance was conducting Elgars ballet The Sanguine Fan for London Festival Ballet at the Col ...

                                               

Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst was a famous English composer. He was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music in London. He also learned to play the trombone. He became Director of Music at St Paul’s Girls’ School, ...

                                               

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams was the most important English composer of his generation. Vaughan Williams always pronounced his first name" Rafe” -" Vaughan” rhymes with" born”. His father was a rector. Ralph was very young when his father died. The fam ...

                                               

Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE was an English composer who was famous for his film music and his jazz performance as well as for music for the concert hall. He lived in New York City from 1979 until his death in 2012.

                                               

Peter Sarstedt

Peter Eardley Sarstedt was an English singer, instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter. He was the brother of musicians Eden Kane and Robin Sarstedt. His music was traditional folk music rather than traditional rock and roll.

                                               

Victor Silvester

Victor Marlborough Silvester OBE was a English dancer, author, musician and dance band leader whose records sold 75 million copies from the 1930s through to the 1980s. He was a significant figure in the development of ballroom dance during the fi ...

                                               

John Tavener

Sir John Tavener was an English composer. John Tavener was born in Wembley, Middlesex. He went to Highgate School in North London. Another pupil there at the time was John Rutter. At school he studied piano, organ and composition and wrote music ...

                                               

John Blow

John Blow was an English composer and organist. He had a great deal of influence on English music. His best pupil was Henry Purcell who was the greatest English composer of his time. Blow was born in Newark-on-Trent. As a boy he sang in the choir ...

                                               

Lemmy

Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister, commonly known by Lemmy, was a British musician, singer-songwriter and actor. He was best known as the bassist of the heavy metal band Motorhead.

                                               

Colin Davis

Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE, was a British conductor. He was born in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis went to school at Christs Hospital before studying the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London. He was not allowed to take conducting less ...

                                               

Disclosure (band)

Disclosure are an English electronic music duo. The duo are brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence. They grew up in Reigate, Surrey. Their first album, Settle, released on 3 June 2013, by PMR Records, was nominated for Best Dance / Electronica Album at ...

                                               

John Bonham

John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham was an English rock drummer. He was best known for being a member of London hard rock band Led Zeppelin. Bonham is considered one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. John Bonhams career started in 1967, when he jo ...

                                               

Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM GCVO was the most famous English composer of his time. He composed in the late romantic era. Elgar was born in Broadheath, Worcestershire. His father owned a music shop. Apart from having violin lessons El ...

                                               

Robert Palmer

Robert Allen Palmer was a British musician, singer-songwriter and recording artist who released many hits during the 1970s and the 1980s. His hits include Addicted to Love and "Bad Case of Loving You ". Palmer received a number of awards througho ...

                                               

Thomas Hooton Michael Dix

The Ven. Thomas Hooton Michael Dix was Archdeacon of Zanzibar and Priest in Charge of Christ Church Cathedral, Zanzibar between 1954 and 1959. In 1970 he was made Hon. Canon of St Albans Cathedral and, in 1974, Canon of St Albans Cathedral.

                                               

Elkanah Settle

Elkanah Settle was an English poet and playwright. He was born at Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Josias Settle. In 1666, he went to Trinity College, Oxford, but did not take a degree. His first tragedy was Cambyses, King of Persia 1 ...

                                               

Nellee Hooper

Nellee Hooper is a British producer / remixer / composer best known for his work with Bjork, No Doubt / Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Garbage, Andrea Corr, U2, Sneaker Pimps, Soul II Soul and Massive Attack. He also started being a motion picture music ...

                                               

Gordon Welchman

William Gordon Welchman was a Second World War codebreaker at Bletchley Park. He was a British mathematician, university professor, and author. After the war he moved to the US, and later took American citizenship.

                                               

Susannah Martin

Susannah Martin - born Susannah North - was one of fourteen women executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials of colonial Massachusetts.

                                               

Philip Gidley King

King was born in Launceston, Cornwall. His father was a draper, selling cloth and fabrics. He joined the navy in 1770 at the age of 12. He was made the captains servant on the HMS Swallow. He served in the West Indies and then fought in the Ameri ...

                                               

William Henry Bragg

Sir William Henry Bragg was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician and active sportsman. Bragg shared a Nobel Prize with his son William Lawrence Bragg – the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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