Birth Place Matching "Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Richard Armitage

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...

2. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and The Blacklist (2013). She was previously married to James Stenson.

3. Rakhee Thakrar

Actress | EastEnders

Rakhee Thakrar was born on February 29, 1984 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Rakhee Mansukh Thakrar. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Page Eight (2011) and Juliet Remembered (2016). She has been married to Vikash Bhai since September 2, 2017.

4. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

5. Andy Nyman

Actor | Ghost Stories

Andy Nyman was born on April 13, 1966 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Ghost Stories (2017), The Commuter (2018) and Death at a Funeral (2007).

6. Stephen Frears

Director | Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and The Queen (2006). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. He was ...

7. Michael Kitchen

Actor | Out of Africa

Michael Kitchen was born on October 31, 1948 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Out of Africa (1985), GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He has been married to Rowena Miller since 1988. They have two children.

8. John Deacon

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

John Deacon was born on August 19, 1951 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as John Richard Deacon. He has been married to Veronica Tetzlaff since January 18, 1975. They have six children.

9. Dominic Keating

Actor | Enterprise

Dominic Keating was born on July 1, 1962 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Beowulf (2007) and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012).

10. Alison King

Actress | Coronation Street

Alison King was born on March 3, 1973 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. at Leicester Royal Infirmary to Alex and June King, who were both nurses at the hospital. She was their fifth child and third daughter. She went to Markfield Mercenfeld Primary School and South Charnwood High School, where...

11. Kate O'Mara

Actress | Doctor Who

Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...

12. Rachel Parris

Actress | Murder in Successville

Rachel Parris is an actress, improviser and comedian based in London. She gigs across the UK performing musical comedy, stand-up and improv. In 2014 and 2015 She toured nationally with Chortle Award-winning improv show Austentatious, which she co-founded. She comes from Leicester and she studied ...

13. Josette Simon

Actress | Wonder Woman

Josette Simon was born in 1960 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Josette Patricia Simon. She is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (2017), Red Lights (2012) and Blake's 7 (1978). She was previously married to Mark Padmore.

14. Sheila Fearn

Actress | Time Bandits

Sheila Fearn was born on October 3, 1940 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Likely Lads (1964) and The Avengers (1961).

15. Roger Pratt

Cinematographer | Twelve Monkeys

Roger Pratt was born on February 27, 1947 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Roger James Edward Pratt. He is known for his work on Twelve Monkeys (1995), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) and Chocolat (2000).

16. Richard Wilson

Actor | The Proposition

Richard Wilson moved from the UK to Sydney, Australia when he was six-years-old. When he was fifteen, Richard appeared in his first screen role as a main character in Fox Television's "Flat Chat" (2001), a thirteen episode sitcom. He made his feature film debut as a lead in the Australian film "...

17. Philip Voss

Actor | Octopussy

Philip Voss was born in 1936 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Octopussy (1983), About Time (2013) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

18. John Leeson

Actor | Doctor Who

After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, ...

19. Gary Lineker

Self | Bend It Like Beckham

Gary Winston Lineker OBE was English football's most famous striker in the 1980s and early 1990s. A unique blend of skill, intelligence and charm, he was venomous up front and yet also a superb professional, who rarely lost his temper. During his 14 year long professional career, Lineker was never ...

20. Joe Tucker

Actor | Lava

Joe Tucker was born in 1966 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and director, known for Lava (2001), Career Girls (1997) and Bronson (2008).

21. Terri Dwyer

Actress | Hooligan Legacy

Terri Dwyer is an actress on both the small and big screens with nearly 20 years experience. Her first job was in the long running soap opera Hollyoaks where she played one of the lead roles for 6yrs.

After leaving Hollyoaks Terri had a hugely successful presenting career on shows like Loose Women (...

22. Greg Hicks

Actor | Snow White and the Huntsman

Greg Hicks was born on May 27, 1953 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Knock (1994) and Charlie (2014).

23. Mark Selby

Self | World Championship Snooker

Mark Selby was born on June 19, 1983 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Mark Anthony Selby. He has been married to Vikki Layton since May 24, 2011. They have one child.

24. Michael Stevenson

Producer | Simon Says

Michael Stevenson was born on October 2, 1982 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Michael Terence Stevenson. He is an actor and producer, known for Simon Says (2014), Casualty (1986) and The Outside In (2014). He has been married to Lauren Crace since May 29, 2016. They have three children.

25. James Acheson

Costume Designer | The Last Emperor

James Acheson was born in 1946 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is a costume designer and production designer, known for The Last Emperor (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).

26. Simon Hunter

Director | Lighthouse

Simon Hunter grew up in Dumfiresshire Scotland where his father was headmaster of Crawfordton House Prep school. Simon made his first film 'Spaceman' when he was just seven. He spent his early School years making super 8 epics in the woods rather than attending class!

Simon traveled to Zaire to ...

27. Betty Driver

Actress | Coronation Street

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street (1960) from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes.

She had previously appeared as Mrs Edgley in ...

28. Richard Warner

Actor | Mary, Queen of Scots

Richard Warner was born on May 24, 1911 in Congerstone, Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Maurice (1987) and The Railway Children (1957). He died on January 14, 1989 in Kent, England.

29. Julie Etchingham

Actress | Chromophobia

Julie Etchingham was born in 1969 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for Chromophobia (2005), The Detectives (1993) and Sky News: Sunrise (1989). She has been married to Nick Gardner since 1997. They have two children.

30. David Icke

Producer | Bumpy Nights

David Vaughan Icke is an English writer, public speaker, and former media personality best known for his views on what he calls "who and what is really controlling the world". Describing himself as the most controversial speaker and author in the world, he has written 16 books explaining his ...

31. Niall McNamee

Actor | The Foreigner

Niall McNamee was born on January 4, 1994 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Niall Joseph McNamee. He is an actor, known for The Foreigner (2017), Our World War (2014) and Sink (2018).

32. Chris Seager

Cinematographer | White Noise

Elected Vice President of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) in June 2008.

33. Eve Harding

Actress | Cressida

Eve Harding was born on January 20, 1990 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Cressida (2017), When the War Was Won and Bruised (2016).

34. Gok Wan

Self | How to Look Good Naked

Gok Wan, born Kowkhyn Wan, in Leicester, 9 September 1974, is a fashion stylist, award-winning TV presenter and author. He is renowned for helping women feel more confident about their looks, as well as championing high street fashion.

His TV latest TV show is Gok's Style Secrets (2012), built on the...

35. Barry Letts

Producer | Doctor Who

Barry Letts started his career as an actor. He began in repertory in York whilst also working for a local radio station in Leeds. After a chance meeting with BBC producer/director Rex Tucker, he started working with him first on radio and then on television. His first television appearance was in a...

36. Walter Byron

Actor | Slightly Married

Walter Byron was born on June 11, 1899 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Walter Clarence Butler. He was an actor, known for Slightly Married (1932), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Three Wise Girls (1932). He died on March 2, 1972 in Signal Hill, California, USA.

37. Nicola Hughes

Actress | EastEnders

Nicola Hughes was born on May 10, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Jonathan Creek (1997) and National Theatre Live: Allelujah! (2018).

38. George Pollock

Assistant Director | Brief Encounter

Former assistant and second unit director, in films from 1933. He was best known for directing the quartet of Miss Marple films, starring Margaret Rutherford, 1960-1964.

39. Noel Coleman

Actor | Doctor Who

Noel Coleman was born on November 26, 1919 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Ivanhoe (1970) and The Avengers (1961). He died on October 12, 2007 in England.

40. Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann was born on May 12, 2003 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Madeleine Beth McCann.

41. Julian Barnes

Writer | Metroland

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England on January 19, 1946 and attended the City of London School, later graduating from a college in Oxford. He worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary in the 1970s. Barnes began working as a reviewer and literary editor for the New ...

42. Neil Chordia

Producer | Urban Hymn

Neil Chordia is an independent film producer and founder of ChorMedia.

In 2008 he co-founded the film production company Eclipse Films, which was later incorporated into the Eclipse Global Entertainment group of which he was also a founding partner and director. While at Eclipse, Chordia developed a...

43. Nick Ball

Actor | According to Bex

Nick Ball was born on August 29, 1968 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and director, known for According to Bex (2005), After You've Gone (2007) and Dream On (2007).

44. David Timson

Actor | Poirot

David Timson was born in 1950 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor, known for Poirot (1989), The Russia House (1990) and Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978).

45. Joe Orton

Writer | Entertaining Mr Sloane

Joe Orton was a noted British author, screenwriter, and playwright who is best known for the plays 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' (1964), 'What the Butler Saw' (1969), and 'Loot' (1967). He was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, in their home at 25 Noel Road, Islington, London.

46. Royston Tickner

Actor | Danger UXB

Royston Tickner (8 September 1922 - 7 July 1997) was a British actor.

Born Roy A. Tickner in Leicester, a tailor's son, he trained as an actor at Scarborough repertory theatre. He served in the Royal Navy in World War II: however in 1942 he was touring in the southern English counties, principally ...

48. Helen Pearson

Actress | Hollyoaks

Helen Pearson was born in Leicester on September 10th 1959 and made her television debut in 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole' in 1987. Though most famous for playing Frankie Osborne in TV's 'Hollyoaks' she also appeared in 'East Enders'and 'Emmerdale. She has worked in theater in a touring ...

49. Anne Fine

Writer | Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Fine was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Children's Literature as Children's Laureate.

50. Colin Wilson

Writer | Lifeforce

Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Colin Henry Wilson. He was a writer, known for Lifeforce (1985), Adrift in Soho (2018) and Strange Is Normal: The Amazing Life of Colin Wilson (2010). He was married to Pamela Joy Stewart and Dorothy Betty Troop. He ...


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