Peter Mullan (born 1959)
actor and director. Peter Mullan was born in Peterhead in 1959 and studied drama at the University of Glasgow. Mullan also had his first acting success with “Trainspotting – Neue Helden” (1996). This was later followed by roles in “My Name Is Joe” and “Harry Potter”. As a director, he convinced the jury of the Venice Film Festival with “The Merciless Sisters” (2002), for which he took home a Golden Lion.
Robert Pattinson (born 1986)
Robert Thomas Pattinson was born in London in 1986 and initially joined a small theater company – the Barnes Theater Company. It was not so much the participation in “Harry Potter” that made him one of the most popular young actors in the world, but rather the vampire films such as “Twilight – Bis (s) zum Dawn” (2008) or “New Moon – Bis (s) zur Midday Hour “(2009). Pattinson has already received several awards including MTV Movie Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Jonathan Pryce (born 1947)
Jonathan Pryce was born in Holywell in 1947 and was one of the chosen ones of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played roles in cineastes such as “Brazil” (1985), where he was in front of the camera with Robert De Niro, among others, or in “Evita” (1996) alongside Madonna. He also cut a good figure alongside Pierce Brosnan and Judi Dench in the classic “Tomorrow never dies” (1997). The father of three already shone on stage in musicals like “Miss Saigon” and “My Fair Lady”.
Daniel Radcliffe (born 1989)
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born in Fulham in 1989 and was in front of the camera (“David Copperfield”) at the age of ten. His parents are literary and casting agents. Radcliffe had his breakthrough as a hero in the Harry Potter films, which delighted audiences worldwide, and in which he played the sorcerer’s apprentice. This made him one of the most earning young actors internationally. In 2012 “The Woman in Black” was released with him in the leading role.
Alan Rickman (1946-2016)
actor and director. Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born in London on February 21, 1946.
When he was eight years old, his father died of lung cancer. Therefore, he and his siblings were raised by his mother. She died in 1997.
After finishing school, he trained as a graphic designer at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. He then worked in this profession for a few years.
But in 1972 he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), which he attended until 1974. During this time he dealt mainly with Shakespeare’s dramas.
In 1980 he played the role of Mr. Slope in the BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollopes. Rickman also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, for example in As You Like It and Dangerous Liaisons.
During this time in New York in 1988 he took on the role of Hans Gruber in Die Hard, with which his international film career began. In 2005 he took on the direction of the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court Theater.
Since September 2008 the theater play Creditors by August Strindberg has been running under his direction at the Donmar Warehouse in London.  In his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood – King of Thieves, he played a rather unsympathetic person.
In 2014 he directed his second feature film, The Gardener of Versailles (A Little Chaos). He had taken on the leading roles himself together with Kate Winslet.
Harry Potter fans will remember him in the role of Professor Severus Snape.
Rickman was dating the politician and professor Rima Horton, whom he married in 2012, since 1965.
He died on January 14, 2016 in his native London of the consequences of his cancer.
Matthew Rhys (born 1974)
Matthew Rhys Evans was born in Cardiff in 1974 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. With “Titus” in 1999 he played for the first time with greats like Anthony Hopkins. But Rhys is also often represented in series and already shone in the stage adaptation of “Die Reifeprüfung” (2000). His prominent counterpart was none other than Kathleen Turner.
Ian Richardson (1934-2007)
Ian William Richardson was born in Edinburgh in 1934 and graduated from drama school at the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art. He mostly performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, but also made a name for himself as a television actor, for which he participated received a BAFTA award. Richardson was Sherlock Holmes and also convinced in the TV movie “A House of Cards” (1990). Richardson, who had two sons, died in London in 2007.
Guy Ritchie (born 1968)
Guy Stuart Ritchie was born in Hatfield in 1968 and has advanced to become an influential director through his Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law. Madonna’s ex-husband likes it bloody and combative to mafia-like in his films, which mainly consist of male actors. He started in the business with commercials and music videos. This was followed by his screen debut “König, Dame, Bube, Gras” – an international success.
Ridley Scott (born 1937)
producer, director. Ridley Scott was born in South Shields in 1937 and studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Scott has made a name for himself as one of the best directors in the world, starting with classics like “Blade Runner” (1982) to “Gladiator” (2000 – Oscar and Golden Globe) to “Prometheus” (2012). He developed his aesthetics during many commercials. Scott is also the brother of Tony Scott.
Tony Scott (1944-2012)
director, producer. Tony Scott was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1944 and studied at London’s Royal College of Art. He was the brother of the famous Hollywood director Ridley Scott. His focus was on the genre action. His repertoire includes films such as “Top Gun” (1986) with Tom Cruise, “True Romance” (1993) and “Der Staatsfeind Nr. 1” (1998). His commercials also received a lot of attention. In August 2012, Scott fell from a bridge in Los Angeles and died in the process.