Tag Archives: Top 100 British Actors

English Comedian Eric Idle

London Academy of Media Film TV EARLY LIFE In Harton Village, South Shields, County Durham, on 29th March, 1943, Eric Idle was born to Ernest Idle, who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, and a health visitor called Nora Barron. Unfortunately his father was killed in 1945 on Christmas Eve in… Read More »

English Actor Sir Michael Caine

London Academy of Media Film TV WARTIME EDUCATION On 14th March 1933 in Southwark, South East London, Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (now known as Sir Michael Caine) was born to a charlady and a fish market porter. Caine has a younger brother called Stanley, who was born in 1935. Caine was raised in Camberwell, South London,… Read More »

English Actor Rowan Atkinson

London Academy of Media Film TV EARLY LIFE On 6th January 1955, Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born as the youngest of 3 brothers in Consett, County Durham, England to Ella May and Eric Atkinson, a company director and a farmer.  Atkinson’s brother, Rodney, is a Eurosceptic economist, and in 2000 almost won the leadership election… Read More »

British Actor Anthony Hopkins

ARTISTIC BEGINNINGS Philip Anthony Hopkins was born 31st December 1937 in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, and is the son of Muriel Anne Yeats and Richard Arthur Hopkins who was a baker. Even during his early education, Hopkins preferred artistic pursuits such as playing the piano and painting over doing his schoolwork so his parents sent… Read More »

English Actor Stephen Fry

Stephen John Fry was born on 24th August 1957 in Hampstead, London to Marianne Eve Fry and physicist and inventor Alan John Fry. Martin and Rose Neumann, Fry’s grandparents on his mother’s side were immigrants from what is now known as Slovakia, and his mother’s cousins and aunt died in Auschwitz. Fry moved from the… Read More »

Scottish Actor Sean Connery

    FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS On 25th August 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Sean Connery was born to Joseph Connery, a lorry driver and factory worker, and Euphemia née Maclean, a cleaning woman. Connery has a younger brother, Neil, who was born in 1938. Connery started working full time from early on, having left… Read More »