Paul Greengrass (born 1955)
director and screenwriter. Greengrass was born in Cheam in 1955, studied at Cambridge and initially earned his living as a journalist. From the end of the 1990s his first films appeared, which made Greengrass internationally famous – “Vom Flying and Other Dreams”, “The Bourne Conspiracy” etc. Greengrass has received many awards, e. B. with the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Ewan McGregor (born 1971)
actor. Ewan Gordon McGregor was born in Grieff in 1971 and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He also got off to a flying start with his career when he starred in “Trainspotting – Neue Helden” (1996). Hollywood was conquered and McGregor convinced in films like “Better Live Unusually” or “Star Wars”. He immortalized himself with the lead role in “Moulin Rouge” alongside Nicole Kidman.
Rupert Grint (born 1988)
Rupert Lloyd Alexander Grint was born in Stevenage in 1988, where he joined the local theater company. At eleven he achieved a coup and from then on he was one of the main characters in the internationally popular Harry Potter films. Grint played a friend of Potter – Ron Weasley, although he had no acting training and has already received numerous awards, including the Bravo Otto and the MTV Movie Award and the People’s Choice Award.
Ioan Gruffudd (born 1973)
Ioan Gruffudd was born in Cardiff in 1973 and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He first appeared in Welsh films. His breakthrough as an actor came with James Cameron’s “Titanic” (1997), where he acted as an officer. In addition, Gruffudd is one of the superheroes from the “Fantastic Four” and Lancelot in “King Arthur” (2004) by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Paul McGuigan (born 1963)
Director Paul McGuigan was born in Bellshill in 1963. In 1998 he started his career with “The Acid House”. The world knows him best from his hit gangster film “Lucky Number Slevin” (2006), in which Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman starred. McGuigan later took on several episodes of “Sherlock” that were hugely successful on TV. In 2012 he also directed the NBC series “Mash”.
Alec Guinness (1914-2000)
Born in Marylebone, Sir Alec Guinness is one of the most important film actors of the 20th century. After receiving an acting scholarship in 1934, he started at the theater and played at the Old Vic Theater with stars like Laurence Olivier. From 1946 onwards he became world famous through films such as “Great Expectations” and “Oliver Twist” as well as “Nobility Committed”. He celebrated further world successes as a character actor in “The Bridge on the Kwai”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Doctor Zhivago”, “Star Wars” and “The Little Lord”. In 1979 Dustin Hoffmann presented him with the Oscar for his life’s work; In 1959 he had already been knighted.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone in 1899 and studied at the London Art Academy. The director and film producer has left a complete oeuvre of over 50 films, most of which have cult status, e. B. “The window to the courtyard” or “The birds”. He was a master of horror and thrills. Most of his films are about murders and intrigues. He makes a small appearance in each strip. Furthermore, a television series bore his name. Hitchcock died in Los Angeles in 1980.
Tom Hollander (born 1967)
actor. Tom Hollander was born in Oxford and studied in Cambridge. After gaining initial experience at the theater, Hollander devoted himself to film. His first famous roles were in “Enigma – The Secret” in 2001 and in “Pride and Prejudice” in 2005. The Briton can also be seen in “Pirates of the Caribbean” alongside Johnny Depp. Hollander has received several awards, including the London Critics’ Circle Film Award.
Anthony Hopkins (born 1937)
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born in Margam in 1937 and trained at the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Hopkins was particularly well-known for his characterful portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs” with Jodie Foster. He was awarded an Oscar for his role. This was followed by many important roles in very successful films such as “Legends of Passion”, “Mission: Impossible II” and “Hannibal”.
Rhys Ifans (
born 1968) Rhys Ifans was born in Haverfordwest in 1968 and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He earned international fame for his role in the comedy film “Nottingham” (1999), but also with the film “Elizabeth – The Golden Kingdom” (2007). In between he made a name for himself as a musician. Ifans has already received the BAFTA TV Award.
Terry Jones (born 1942)
comedian, director and writer. Terence Graham Parry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay in 1942 and studied at Oxford. He became famous as a co-founder of the comedian group Monty Python. As a member of the group he played in the films “The Life of Brian” and “The Knights of the Coconut”. Jones, known for his socially critical speeches and books, wrote the non-fiction book “The Crusades”. But he also wrote a children’s book (“Strange spots and strange smells”).