Michael Sheen (born 1969)
film and stage actor. Michael Sheen was born in Newport in 1969 and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His important supporting role in the historical film “The Four Feathers” (2002) is particularly noteworthy. He also played a central role in Len Wiseman’s “Underworld” from 2003. In the same year Sheen also starred in the TV movie “The Deal”, where he attracted attention as Prime Minister Tony Blair. The role suited him so well that he played Blair again in 2006 in Stephen Frears’ drama “The Queen”.
Patrick Stewart (born 1940)
actor, director, producer. Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield in 1940 and is best known for his role in the television series “Star Trek” (1987-94). During the 1960s and 1970s he played in well-known theaters such as the Old Vic in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The knighted actor can also be seen in numerous “X-Men” films.
Tilda Swinton (born 1960)
actress. Katherine Matilda Swinton was born in London in 1960 as a descendant of an old, respected Scottish clan. She studied at Cambridge and later became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Swinton is a highly regarded and Oscar-winning character actress who can be seen in films like “Orlando” (1992), “The Chronicles of Narnia” (2005-2010), “The Beach” (2000) or “I am Love” (2010 ) knows.
Emma Thompson (born 1959)
actress and film producer. Thomson was born in London in 1959 as the daughter of an actor couple. She studied at Cambridge where she began acting, which later became a calling. Oscar and Golden Globes awards Thompson received for z. B. “Reunion in Howards End” (1992) or “Sense and Sensibility” (1995). Thompson also had a role in the world-famous and successful “Harry Potter” films, just as she is represented with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
Robert Urquhart (1921-1995)
Robert Urquhart was born in Ullapool in 1921 and made his first steps as an actor in the theater and later on television. His first film was called “You’re Only Young Twice” and was released in 1952. “The Knights of the Round Table” followed a year later. He celebrated his breakthrough when he worked on the classic “Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone” (1965-1968). Robert Urquhart died in Edinburgh in 1995.
Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)
writer, actor and director. Sir Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov was born in London in 1921. He grew up speaking four languages, attended the elite school in Westminster and trained as an actor at the London Theater Studio. While he was already appearing in the theater at the age of 17, he soon wrote his own plays, played his first small film roles and directed for the first time in 1946. He received several Academy Awards in the course of his career and was raised to the nobility by Elizabeth II in 1990. His films include “Quo Vadis”, “Spartacus” and several Agatha Christie films in which he played the detective Hercule Poirot. Ustinov died in Genolier in 2004.
Emma Watson (born 1990)
actress. Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in 1990 in Paris to two lawyers and after a few years moved to England with her parents. After their divorce, she now lives in Oxford with her mother and brother. Emma Watson became suddenly famous through the role of Hermione Granger in the multi-part film “Harry Potter”, for which she received numerous awards. “My Week with Marilyn” (2011) also won over the world audience. In it she plays a costume designer.
Rachel Weisz (born 1970)
actress. Rachel Hannah Weisz was born in 1970 into a Jewish family in London. She studied in Cambridge, later co-founded a theater group and finally celebrated her first film successes. She received Oscar and Golden Globes honors for z. B. “The Eternal Gardener” (2005), international fame also for “Die Mumie” (1999) or “About a Boy” (2002).
Ed Westwick (born 1987)
actor, musician. Edward Westwick was born in Stevenage in 1987 and has a university lecturer as a father. He had his breakthrough with the teen series “Gossip Girl”, which gained international fame since 2007. In 2011 Westwick starred in the Hollywood movie “J. Edgar” opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. He also acted as the front man of “The Filthy Youth”, an indie rock band.
Peter Wingfield (born 1962)
Peter Michael Wingfield was born in Cardiff in 1962 and initially studied medicine. After he decided for the film and television business, Wingfield convinced with roles in films such as “Highlander: Endgame” (2000) and “Catwoman” (2004). But also series like “24”, “Navy CSI: LA” and “Bliss” are part of his repertoire. Wingfield has one son and lives in the United States with his second wife.
Kate Winslet (born 1975)
Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born in Reading in 1975 and is one of the best actresses in the world. She first impressed internationally with “Heavenly Creatures” in 1994. Then came James Cameron’s “Titanic” in 1997, for which she received several awards. Since then, her films have become legendary – “Iris”, “The Reader”, “The God of Carnage” and many more. Winslet is a great character actress and a master of disguise.
Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 1969)
Catherine Zeta-Jones was born in Swansea in 1969. The actress and singer is married to Michael Douglas and received an Oscar for best supporting actress in the film musical “Chicago” in 2003. She is known internationally as Femme Fatal from films such as “The Mask of Zorro” alongside Antonio Banderas or from “Verlockende Traps”. Zeta-Jones is one of the great Hollywood actresses and was also part of the team around George Clooney in the movie “Ocean’s Twelve”.