Birth Place Matching "Yorkshire, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Julian Sands
Actor | A Room with a View
Tall, gaunt, and particularly effective in horror and drama films, British actor Julian Sands was born in Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, to Brenda and William Sands. He came to the attention of NBC when the network cast him in the TV miniseries The Sun Also Rises (1984) and then with Anthony Hopkins...
2. Toby Kebbell
Actor | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Toby Kebbell was born in 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He then moved to Nottinghamshire, where he grew up. Aged 17 he joined the Central Television Workshop in Nottingham.
Toby's breakthrough came when Shane Meadows saw him at the Central Television Workshop and cast him in the role of Anthony in ...
Actress | Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen is a British actress. She is known for her roles as Dutch in the Syfy television series Killjoys, Ornela in the HBO series Game of Thrones, F'Nale Zandor in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, and Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Hannah was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, ...
5. Dominic West
Actor | The Wire
Dominic West was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002), 300 (2006), The Affair (2014) and The Forgotten (2004). He has been married to Catherine Fitzgerald since June 26, 2010. They have ...
6. Diana Rigg
Actress | Last Night in Soho
British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Rigg made her ...
7. Sean Bean
Sean Bean's career since the eighties spans theatre, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a ...
Actor | The World's End
David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England, UK. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.
Actress | Cheat
Katherine was born and raised in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. As the daughter of Irish parents, Katherine spent much of her childhood in County Kerry, Ireland and was also schooled in America, where she lived for a number of years. At age eighteen she was awarded a place at the prestigious ...
10. Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis was born on June 27, 1989 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Me Before You (2016). He has been married to Angela Jones since May 28, 2018.
11. Judi Dench
Actress | Skyfall
Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...
12. Patrick Stewart
Actor | Logan
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...
14. Jessica Barden
Actress | Hanna
Jessica Barden is an English actress. She is best known for playing Alyssa in Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World, and the film The Lobster (2015).
She also had small roles in Tamara Drewe (2010), Hanna (2011) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).
In 2016 she played Justine in Penny ...
15. Malcolm McDowell
Actor | A Clockwork Orange
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
16. Ben Kingsley
Actor | Sexy Beast
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during ...
17. Georgie Henley
Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage ...
18. Joanne Froggatt
Actress | Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt won a Golden Globe and was three-times EMMY nominated for her role as 'Anna Bates' in Downton Abbey and reprised her role in the recent film. She also won acclaim for Liar for ITV and Sundance TV and will return for its second series in 2020. She also soon takes on an entirely ...
Actress | Becoming Jane
The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty.
20. Jodie Whittaker
Actress | Doctor Who
Jodie Whittaker came to prominence after her breakout performance in Venus (2006), which was met with a string of nominations, including British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations for "Most Promising Newcomer" and "Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical." Whittaker ...
21. James Frain
Actor | The Tudors
James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today.
In television, he most recently completed filming a leading ...
22. Peter O'Toole
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was born and raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a...
Actor | Withnail & I
Corpulent British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the ...
24. Rachel Leskovac
Actress | Coronation Street
Rachel Leskovac was born on June 5, 1976 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Where the Heart Is (1997) and Shameless (2004). She has been married to David Tench since January 2005. They have one child.
25. Charlie Heaton
Actor | The New Mutants
Charlie Ross Heaton is an English actor and musician. He is known for starring as Jonathan Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror series, Stranger Things (2016). Beginning his career as a musician, Heaton appeared on British television before starring in Stranger Things and feature films like ...
26. Gemma Whelan
Actress | Game of Thrones
Gemma Elizabeth Whelan (born 23 April 1981) is an English actress and comedian, best known for playing Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones.
Whelan attended The King's High School for Girls in Warwick. In addition to being an actor and comedian, Whelan is also a professional ...
27. Helen Baxendale
Actress | Anonymous
Helen Baxendale was born on June 7, 1970 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, UK. She is an actress and producer, known for Anonymous (2011), Cold Feet (1997) and Cardiac Arrest (1994). She has been married to David L. Williams since 1993. They have three children.
28. Sophie Lowe
Actress | Blow the Man Down
Sophie is the daughter of Ian and Anne Lowe and younger sister of brother Sam. Sophie moved, with her family, to Australia, at age 10, and first developed an interest in acting, after appearing in a grade school musical production at age 16. Moreover, Lowe did some modeling in her early teens (she ...
29. Tom Wilkinson
Actor | Michael Clayton
Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after ...
30. James Mason
Actor | Lolita
James Mason was born in Huddersfield and had a film career spanning over 50 years during which he appeared in over 100 films in England and America but never won an Oscar. Whatever role he played, from the wounded Belfast gunman in Odd Man Out to Rommel in The Desert Fox, his creamy velvet voice ...
31. Penelope Wilton
Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Penelope Wilton was born on June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK. She is an actress, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Match Point (2005). She was previously married to Ian Holm and Daniel Massey.
32. Annabel Scholey
Actress | Walking on Sunshine
Annabel Scholey is an English actress. She played Lauren Drake in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human (2009) and the leading role of 'Maddie' in the musical feature film Walking on Sunshine (2014). Scholey played Contessina DE Medici in the television series, Medici: Masters of Florence (2016) ...
35. Shaun Dooley
Actor | The Woman in Black
Shaun was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to Ann and Denis Dooley. He is an actor known for Misfits (2009).
He has two younger sisters, Stephanie Dooley and Kimberly Dooley.
Shaun is married to Polly Dooley.
Despite living in London, Shaun still attends all of Barnsley FC's home games.
Shaun won the...
36. Nick Mohammed
Actor | The Martian
Nick was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England on the 4th of October 1980. On leaving school he was offered a place at Cambridge University, but instead chose to study geophysics at the University of Durham, graduating with a first. Whilst at Durham he became involved in the local comedy circuits ...
37. Laurence Fox
Actor | The Hole
RADA-trained Laurence Fox is the third son of the actor James Fox and his wife Mary. He is a rising British actor who has appeared in several important films, plays, and television programs.
He comes from a theatrical family and promises to have an illustrious career ahead of him.
38. Brian Blessed
Actor | Flash Gordon
Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...
39. Richard Coyle
Richard Coyle was born and raised in Sheffield, in the UK with his four brothers. He began his career when, studying languages and the history of art at York University (1992 - 1995), he got interested in student drama and traveled to the Edinburgh festival twice.
A decision to raise funds to study ...
40. Jeremy Clarkson
Self | Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson was born in 1960 in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster in the North of England, an area renowned for its loud shouting and rampant exaggeration. He went to Repton school but didn't really pay attention and then got a job with a local newspaper where he was famed for stories such as '...
42. Max Brown
Actor | Downton Abbey
Max Brown is a native of Ilkley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England but spent his childhood mostly in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. His love of acting was ignited at an early age when he performed at the Shrewsbury Music Hall. At the age of 20, the youthful face of Max Brown first appeared on ...
43. Rebecca Callard
Actress | Detectorists
Rebecca Callard was born on June 3, 1975 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, UK. She is an actress and writer, known for Detectorists (2014), Fearless (2017) and Ordinary Lies (2015). She has been married to Gideon Turner since July 24, 2001. They have two children.
44. John Simm
Actor | Human Traffic
John Simm was born on 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and grew up in Nelson, Lancashire. He attended Edge End High School, Nelson, Lancashire, followed by Blackpool Drama College at 16 and the Drama Centre, London, at 19. He lives with his wife, actress Kate Magowan, and their children Ryan ...
45. Mark Benton
Actor | Anna and the Apocalypse
Mark Benton was born on November 16, 1965 in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK. He is an actor, known for Anna and the Apocalypse (2017), The Second Coming (2003) and Early Doors (2003). He has been married to Sarah Gardner since 2002. They have three children.
46. Judy Parfitt
Actress | Girl with a Pearl Earring
Of regal bearing and imposing stance, flame-haired British classical actress Judy Parfitt is the possessor of the chilliest blue orbs in all of London and has used them to her advantage over the years with her clever portrayals of haughty, bossy, imperious, deliciously malevolent patricians. Born ...
48. Jim Carter
Actor | Transformers: The Last Knight
Jim Carter was born on August 19, 1948 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK. He is an actor, known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Downton Abbey (2019). He has been married to Imelda Staunton since October 1983. They have one child.
49. Sam Riley
Actor | Control
British actor Sam Riley rose to stardom as Joy Division's poetic lead singer Ian Curtis in the acclaimed film Control (2007), directed by Anton Coribjn, a great fan of the group and also their official photographer. Riley's talent was noticed not only to his striking resemblance to Curtis but also ...