Birth Place Matching "Kensington, London, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The Golden Compass
Dakota Blue Richards, was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in South Kensington, London but grew up in Brighton with her mother. She is of Prussian heritage on her Grandmother's side, and Irish on her father's. The name Dakota Blue was inspired by her mother's time spent with Native ...
Actress | Die Another Day
Samantha Bond was born on November 27, 1961 in Kensington, London, England as Samantha Jane Bond. She is an actress, known for Die Another Day (2002), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and GoldenEye (1995). She has been married to Alexander Hanson since September 1989. They have two children.
3. Carmen Ejogo
Actress | Selma
Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Her television career began in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, where she presented the children's series Saturday Disney (1990). Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the ...
Actress | Dune
English actress Francesca Annis, who has enjoyed a 50-plus year career, spanning seven decades in movies, television and the theater, was born in London six days after V-E Day, on May 14, 1945. Her father, Lester, was English, but her mother, Mariquita (aka Mara Purcell), was of Brazilian-French ...
5. Joss Ackland
Actor | The Hunt for Red October
Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...
Actress | Like Crazy
Finola Hughes was born in London. She studied at Arts Educational Schools and began her career in the Northern Ballet Company, after winning the Markova award. She went on to work in the West End, in the original cast of "Cats" and continued working with Andrew Lloyd Webber in "Song & Dance". After...
8. Peter Finch
Actor | Network
Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he ...
Actress | The Forsyte Saga
Susan Hampshire, the English actress who has won three Emmy Awards, was born in Kensington, London on May 12, 1937. Her original ambition was to be a nurse, but she could not pass her O-Level exam in Latin. (She found out when she was 30 years old that she was dyslexic, and her work on dyslexia ...
10. John Gielgud
Actor | Arthur
Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other ...
Actress | Wuthering Heights
Anna Calder-Marshall was born on January 11, 1947 in Kensington, London, England. She is an actress, known for Wuthering Heights (1970), Male of the Species (1969) and King Lear (1983). She has been married to David Burke since March 20, 1971. They have one child.
12. Stewart Granger
Actor | Scaramouche
Stewart Granger was born James Leblanche Stewart in London, the grandson of the actor "Luigi Lablache". He attended Epsom College but left after deciding not to pursue a medical degree. He decided to try acting and attended Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art, London. By 1935, he made his stage ...
Soundtrack | The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, ...
Actress | Strangers on a Train
Patricia Hitchcock was born on July 7, 1928 in South Kensington, Kensington [now Kensington and Chelsea], London, England as Patricia Alma Hitchcock. She is an actress, known for Strangers on a Train (1951), Psycho (1960) and Stage Fright (1950). She was previously married to Joseph Edward ...
16. Renée Asherson
Actress | The Others
A beautiful and durable actress of screen, stage and television, Asherson was born Renée Ascherson in London (dropping the "c" early in her acting career), the younger daughter of Charles Ascherson, a businessman and bibliophile of German-Jewish extraction, and his second wife, Dorothy Wiseman, who...
19. Lou Gish
Actress | Where the Heart Is
Lou Gish was a bright and sassy actor of natural poise and comic edge. The daughter of the actors Roland Curram and Sheila Gish, she demonstrated her range in her last two stage roles.
At the tiny Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, west London, in January last year, she played General Pinochet's Spanish ...
21. Kimberley Garner
Self | The Wright Stuff
Garner was educated at St. George's School, Ascot, in her sixth form she took courses in politics, photography, art, and religion. Kimberley Garner is the daughter of property developer Russell Garner and Geraldine Garner. Her siblings are Countess Faye De Pelet. After leaving school, she ...
Writer | Close My Eyes
Stephen Poliakoff was born on December 1, 1952 in Holland Park, Kensington, London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Close My Eyes (1991), Perfect Strangers (2001) and Dancing on the Edge (2013). He has been married to Sandy Welch since 1983. They have two children.
24. Jo Rowbottom
Actress | Doctor Who
Jo Rowbottom was born in 1940 in Kensington, London, England as Josephine Rowbottom. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), I, Claudius (1976) and Romany Jones (1972). She has been married to Neil Telfer since 1979. She was previously married to Robert Clifford and Ronald Bridges.
25. Joyce Carey
Actress | Brief Encounter
Genteel London-born actress Joyce Carey came from a distinguished theatrical family. Her own lengthy career on the stage began in 1916 when she played Princess Katherine in an all-female ensemble of "Henry V". She made her debut on the legitimate stage in a small part in the West End production of ...
26. Queen Mary
Queen Mary was born Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes Mary in Kensington Palace on May 26, 1867 to Duke Francis and Duchess Mary of Teck. Young Mary was the great-granddaughter of George III and a second cousin to Queen Victoria.
She and her family lived a quiet life in ...
27. Natasha Parry
Actress | Romeo and Juliet
Natasha Parry was born on December 2, 1930 in Kensington, London, England as Natalie Wills. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Midnight Lace (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to Peter Brook. She died on July 22, 2015 in La Baule-Escoublac, ...
28. Elspeth March
Actress | Rebecca
Elspeth March was one of a golden generation of Central School of Speech and Drama students trained under the rigorous and inspiring Elsie Fogerty - Laurence Olivier, amongst others, always stressed Fogerty's contribution to the British stage. March also enjoyed the very best years of the British ...
29. Virginia Woolf
Writer | Orlando
London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a ...
30. Peter Howell
Actor | Scum
Peter Howell was born to Owen, a solicitor, and his wife Nora, nee Mally, on 25 October 1919. He attended Winchester College and Christ Church college, Oxford but left his study course when he was called up in 1939. Invalided out of the service in 1943 he became interested in acting through his ...
31. Louisa Rix
Actress | Kevin & Perry Go Large
Louisa Rix was born on February 2, 1955 in Kensington, London, England as Louisa MacGregor Rix. She is an actress, known for Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000), Harry Enfield and Chums (1994) and Colin's Sandwich (1988). She has been married to Richard Ommanney since July 9, 1994. She was previously...
32. William Franklyn
Actor | Top Secret
Debonair British actor at home on stage (since the age of 15), screen and TV. Initially, his roles tended to be dramatic but, by his 40s, he was increasingly playing tongue-in-cheek comedy parts. His smooth lounge-lizard voice has frequently been used for voice-overs on television advertisements (...
34. Fay Compton
Actress | The Haunting
Fay Compton was born on September 18, 1894 in West Kensington, London, England as Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie. She was an actress, known for The Haunting (1963), Othello (1951) and Wrath of Jealousy (1936). She was married to Ralph Michael, Leon Quartermaine, Lauri de Frece and Harry Gabriel...
35. Henry McGee
Actor | No, That's Me Over Here!
Henry McGee specialized in comedy and was best known for his 20 year-long association with Benny Hill, on whose show he appeared as announcer and straight man. The son of a Rolls-Royce engineer, McGee was educated at Stonyhurst. After National Service in the Royal Navy, he joined the Italia Conti ...
36. Jill Freud
Actress | Love Actually
Daughter of Henry Walter Flewett (1892-1970) and Winifred Johnson Flewett (1896-1967). Educated at Sacred Heart Convent School (R.C.), London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (1945-1947). After being evacuated with her school to Oxford during the war, became a volunteer housekeeper and ...
37. Queen Victoria
Writer | En kongelig familie
Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Victoria as she was called was the granddaughter of King George III. When she was less than a year old her father died leaving her mother broke and at the mercy of her brother Leopold, the King of Belgium. ...
38. Damaris Hayman
Actress | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Damaris Hayman is an English character actress often cast in upper class or eccentric roles.
Hayman was born in Kensington, London, England and educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College. After repertory work in the theatre, she made her film début in The Belles of St Trinian's (1954) in an uncredited ...
41. Jean Gillie
Actress | Decoy
British actress Jean Gillie met husband Jack Bernhard while he was stationed in Britain during the war. When they came to Hollywood, he produced and directed Decoy in May 1946 as a vehicle to showcase her talents to American audiences, while Gillie was simultaneously at work in The Macomber Affair ...
43. Michael Pertwee
Writer | The Saint
Michael Pertwee was born on April 24, 1916 in Kensington, London, England. He was a writer and actor, known for The Saint (1962), The Grove Family (1954) and The Invisible Man (1958). He was married to Maya Guha, Valerie French and Elizabeth Gilbert. He died on April 17, 1991 in Hampstead, London.
James D R Hickox is known for his writing and directing, after working his way up through the ranks as a P.A, assistant editor and editor, and then directing his first feature at the age of 27, the successful Children of the Corn: Urban Harvest. James stayed in genre for some years, becoming ...
45. Diana Graves
Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Diana Graves was born on December 3, 1915 in Kensington, London, England. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Lady Possessed (1952) and Private Angelo (1949). She was married to Michael Gough. She died on February 4, 1975 in St. Pancras, London.
Actress | What Rats Won't Do
Jennifer Paterson was born on April 3, 1928 in Kensington, London, England as Jennifer Mary Paterson. She was an actress, known for What Rats Won't Do (1998), Candid Camera (1960) and Fish and Milligan (1966). She died on August 10, 1999 in South Kensington, London.
47. Simon Gipps-Kent
Actor | To Serve Them All My Days
Simon Gipps-Kent was born on October 25, 1958 in Kensington, London, England as Simon Trevor Kent. He was an actor, known for To Serve Them All My Days (1980), The Emigrants (1976) and The Tomorrow People (1973). He died on September 16, 1987 in London.