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