Birth Place Matching "Wales, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

2. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End...

3. Michael Sheen

Actor | Masters of Sex

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus".

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales...

4. Tom Ellis

Actor | Lucifer

Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor from Cardiff, Wales. He is best known for playing Gary Preston in the sitcom Miranda (2009-2015) and Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer (2016-2020).

Ellis was born in Cardiff, the son of Marilyn Jean (née Hooper) ...

5. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

6. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actress | Chicago

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a sweet factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her brothers are ...

7. Aneurin Barnard

Actor | Dunkirk

Aneurin Barnard was born on May 8, 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017), The Goldfinch (2019) and Cilla (2014).

8. Tom Cullen

Actor | Weekend

Tom Cullen was born on July 17, 1985 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He is an actor and producer, known for Weekend (2011), Knightfall (2017) and Black Mirror (2011).

9. Eve Myles

Actress | Torchwood

Eve Myles was born on July 26, 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Wales. She is an actress, known for Torchwood (2006), Keeping Faith (2017) and Dragon Age II (2011). She has been married to Bradley Freegard since May 18, 2013. They have two children.

10. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles ...

11. Matthew Rhys

Actor | The Americans

Matthew Rhys was born on November 8, 1974 in Cardiff, Wales as Matthew Rhys Evans. He is an actor and director, known for The Americans (2013), Burnt (2015) and The Post (2017).

12. Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Actress | Peaky Blinders

Aimee-Ffion Edwards (born 21 November 1987) is a Welsh actress from Newport, Wales. She is known for playing Sketch in Skins, Esme in Peaky Blinders, Sophie in Detectorists and Abi in Loaded.

Aimee-Ffion Edwards was born in Newport, Wales. She attended Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd (Newport Welsh medium ...

13. Ioan Gruffudd

Actor | Fantastic Four

Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (1974). He attended the ...

14. Rhys Ifans

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in...

15. Perdita Weeks

Actress | As Above, So Below

Perdita Weeks was born on December 25, 1985 in Cardiff, Wales as Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks. She is an actress, known for As Above, So Below (2014), Hamlet (1996) and Spice World (1997).

16. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as one of the greatest on both stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly ...

17. Alexandra Roach

Actress | Anna Karenina

Alexandra Roach was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire in Wales and was already a veteran of the Welsh television soap 'Pobol Y Cwm' by her early teens. In 2003 whilst studying for her GCSE exams at the local comprehensive school she learned that she had beaten out players in national soaps to win ...

18. Joseph Morgan

Actor | The Originals

Joseph Morgan was born in London and spent his childhood with his family in Swansea, Wales. Morgan moved back to London in his late teens to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. While there he continued to write and experiment with filmmaking, participating in student films and ...

19. Iwan Rheon

Actor | Game of Thrones

Iwan Rheon (born 13 May 1985) is a Welsh actor, singer and musician, best known for portraying Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits (2009) and Ash Weston in the ITV sitcom Vicious (2013).

Rheon was born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. When he...

20. Ian Puleston-Davies

Actor | Pennyworth

Ian Puleston-Davies was born on September 6, 1958 in Flint, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for Pennyworth (2019), Tin Star (2017) and Marcella (2016).

21. Timothy Dalton

Actor | The Living Daylights

At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping...

22. Jessica Sula

Actress | Split

Jessica Sula (born 3 May 1994)[1] is a British actress known for playing the character Grace Blood in the third generation of the British television series Skins and for her role in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed horror film Split (2016).

Sula was born in Swansea to Trinidadian mother Shurla Blades...

23. Mark Lewis Jones

Actor | Chernobyl

Mark Lewis Jones is a Welsh actor heavily trained on the theatrical stage. Jones trained at two acting institutions including the Clwyd Youth Theatre as a teenager and then also at the the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He found stage work in London with such theatrical shows as Royal ...

24. Richard Brake

Actor | Doom

Richard Brake was born on November 30, 1964 in Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales as Richard Colin Brake. He is an actor, known for Doom (2005), 31 (2016) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

25. Erin Richards

Actress | Gotham

Erin Richards was born on May 17, 1986 in Penarth, Wales. She is an actress and director, known for Gotham (2014), Breaking In (2011) and Being Human (2008).

26. Craig Roberts

Actor | Submarine

Craig Roberts is one of the most interesting, diverse and exciting young actors working today. He is known for his breakout role in Submarine, for which he won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor, the London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year, in addition to being ...

27. Andy Whitfield

Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Andy Whitfield was born on October 17, 1971 in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. He was an actor, known for Spartacus (2010), Gabriel (2007) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). He was married to Vashti Whitfield. He died on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

28. Stephen Garlick

Actor | The Dark Crystal

Stephen Garlick was born on July 7, 1959 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor, known for The Dark Crystal (1982), The Boy from Space (1971) and The Tomorrow People (1973).

29. Katy Wix

Actress | Torchwood

Katy Wix was born in 1979 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress and writer, known for Torchwood (2006), The Windsors (2016) and Trinny & Susannah: From Boom to Bust (2010).

30. Rob Brydon

Actor | Marion & Geoff

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

31. Richard Burton

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Probably best-remembered for his turbulent personal life with Elizabeth Taylor (whom he married twice), Richard Burton was nonetheless also regarded as an often brilliant British actor of the post-WWII period.

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 into a Welsh (Cymraeg)-speaking family in ...

32. Richard Harrington

Actor | Hinterland

Richard Harrington was born on March 12, 1975 in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, UK. He is an actor and writer, known for Hinterland (2013), Spooks (2002) and Wales Playhouse (1990).

33. Hannah Daniel

Actress | Hinterland

Hannah Daniel was born on January 20, 1986 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress and director, known for Hinterland (2013), Black Mountain Poets (2015) and Dad (2005).

34. Roger Rees

Actor | Frida

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...

35. Honeysuckle Weeks

Actress | Foyle's War

Honeysuckle Weeks was born on August 1, 1979 in Cardiff, Wales as Honeysuckle Susan Weeks. She is an actress, known for Foyle's War (2002), The Wicker Tree (2011) and The Five (2016). She has been married to Lorne Stormonth-Darling since July 2007. They have one child.

36. Matthew Gravelle

Actor | Broadchurch

Matthew Gravelle is an award winning animator, actor, and lecturer based in Cardiff, Wales. He was born in Porthcawl, Wales. A graduate from Newport Film School, Matthew has collaborated on a range of projects including multi-award winning short films, web designs and commercial campaigns. His own ...

37. Owain Yeoman

Actor | The Belko Experiment

Owain Sebastian Yeoman is a Welsh actor born in Oxford, England to parents Michael and Hilary Yeoman. He has one sister Ailsa. An honors English graduate of Brasenose College (1996-99), Oxford University Owain also graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London with ...

38. Matt Ryan

Actor | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Ryan was born in Swansea, the son of Steve (a postman turned record producer) and Maria Evans, a dance teacher. He attended schools in Penyrheol before moving on to Gorseinon College, where he completed a BTEC Performing Arts course. He graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2003 and joined the ...

39. Spencer Wilding

Actor | Rogue One

Spencer Wilding is a Welsh actor and special creature performer in the UK.

He is known for his interpretation of strong and imposing characters, often using prosthetics and makeup. He has appeared in films and series like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, the saga Harry Potter, Wrath of the Titans (2012)...

40. Paul Rhys

Actor | Chaplin

Paul Rhys was born on 19 December 1963 in Neath, Wales. He has said that seeing the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever was what first got him interested in becoming an actor. During his time at RADA Rhys was cast as Dean Sharp in Julien Temple's 1986 film Absolute Beginners. In the early 1990s he ...

41. Jason Hughes

Actor | Midsomer Murders

Jason Hughes was born in 1971 in Porthcawl, South Wales, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for Midsomer Murders (1997), Killing Me Softly (2002) and This Life (1996). He has been married to Natasha Dahlberg since September 2005. They have three children.

42. Ray Milland

Actor | The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor.

Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred ...

43. Joanna Page

Actress | Love Actually

Joanna Page was born on March 23, 1978 in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales as Joanna Louise Page. She is an actress, known for Love Actually (2003), From Hell (2001) and Gavin & Stacey (2007). She has been married to James Thornton since December 6, 2003. They have three children.

44. Andrew Howard

Actor | Limitless

Born in Cardiff, Wales, and living in Los Angeles, Andrew Howard is known mostly for his turn as Gennady in Limitless and Bad Frank Philips in Hatfields and McCoys. Stage roles included Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt, Orestes in Electra at theatres, including The Royal ...

45. Robert Pugh

Actor | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Robert Pugh grew up in a village called the Tynte, a small mining village set just outside Pontypridd, where Tom Jones was raised. The Tynte is a few miles in between Aberdare and Pontypridd about twenty miles north of Cardiff. He attended the Rose Buford acting school, from which he graduated in ...

46. Peter Wingfield

Actor | Highlander

Born in Cardiff, Peter trained as a doctor at Brasenose College, Oxford and St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, but chose an acting career just prior to graduation. Peter caught the acting bug as a teenager at the National Youth Theatre in Wales and his drama training was at the Guildhall ...

47. Greg Davies

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

Greg is the writer and star of critically lauded Channel 4 sitcom "Man Down". After playing infamously psychotic Head of Sixth Form 'Mr Gilbert' in "The Inbetweeners" (Channel 4) and its two spin off feature films, Greg went on to appear in BBC Three's Cuckoo alongside Andy Samberg and Taylor ...

48. Hywel Bennett

Actor | Neverwhere

Hywel Bennett was born on April 8, 1944 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Hywel Thomas Bennett. He was an actor, known for Neverwhere (1996), Twisted Nerve (1968) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979). He was married to Sandra Layne Fulford and Cathy McGowan. He died on July 25, 2017 in Deal, ...

49. Owen Teale

Actor | Robin Hood

Owen Teale trained at the Guildford School of Acting. He was married to actress Dilys Watling and they had one son before their divorce in the mid 1990s.

50. Keith Allen

Actor | 24 Hour Party People

Keith Allen was born on September 2, 1953 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Keith Howell Charles Allen. He is an actor, known for 24 Hour Party People (2002), The Others (2001) and Shallow Grave (1994).


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