Little-Known, Forgotten & Not-so-Famous Actors & Actresses (in ABC order)by UK_IMDb_Man | created - 12 Aug 2012 | updated - 04 Oct 2012 | Public
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Update 21/09/2012: Stellan Skarsgård has been removed because he’s a famous actor AND a famous atheist activist.
Actress | Batman Begins
Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom.
She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s.
On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON (2004); "Simone Hundin" on ...
Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Originally trained as a painter, he studied art at Chelsea Art School and London University and taught in his hometown of Northhampton after spending time in the RAF Medical Corps. He was a performer with the Children's Theatre Company and was involved in several productions in London's West End, ...
Actress | Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Lysette Anthony was born on September 26, 1963 in Fulham, London, England as Lysette Anne Chodzko. She is an actress and producer, known for Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Krull (1983) and Husbands and Wives (1992). She was previously married to David Price and Luc Leestemaker.
4. Lee Arenberg
Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning ...
Actor | Dracula
Jonathan Aris is the son of the late British character actor Ben Aris but, despite having a thespian as a father, acting was not his first choice. He studied painting at Camberwell School of Art and read Russian and Italian at Cambridge University before training as an actor at the Webber Douglas ...
Actor | Taken
Little-known (apart from France and Albania).
Actor | The Wrong Mans
Predrag Bjelac was born on June 30, 1962 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Killing Eve (2018) and Gangster Ka (2015). He was previously married to Katarina Bjelac.
Little-known (apart from Serbia).
9. Di Botcher
Actress | Victor Frankenstein
10. Todd Boyce
Actor | Spy Game
Todd Boyce was born in Columbus, Ohio.
He was raised in upstate New York, Germany, Chicago and Brazil. At age 16 Todd moved with his family to Australia where he finished his schooling at Sydney Church of England Grammar School and promptly joined the Australian soap opera "The Restless Years". ...
12. Brent Briscoe
Actor | A Simple Plan
After graduating from the University of Missouri, Brent Briscoe began his career as an apprentice at The Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre in 1985. Thereafter, he spent several years on the road, starring in the theatrical productions "Greater Tuna" and "A Tuna Christmas." In 1994, he switched gears ...
Actor | The Cowboys
He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.
15. Allan Corduner
Actor | Defiance
Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on ...
17. John Cothran
Actor | Yes Man
Christian Coulson was born on October 3, 1978 in Manchester, England as Christian Peter Coulson. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), The Hours (2002) and The Good Liar (2019).
19. Jim Cummings
Actor | Christopher Robin
Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio.
Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand.
Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his ...
21. Alison Doody
Actress | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she ...
Actor | Caddyshack
Brian Doyle-Murray was born on October 31, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Brian Murray. He is an actor and writer, known for Caddyshack (1980), Wayne's World (1992) and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). He has been married to Christina Stauffer since August 28, 2000.
24. Bill Duke
Actor | Predator
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25. Donald Eccles
Actor | The Wicker Man
Donald Eccles was born on April 26, 1908 in Nafferton, East Yorkshire, England as Donald Yarrow Eccles. He was an actor, known for The Wicker Man (1973), The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968). He died on February 2, 1986 in Brighton, East Sussex, England.
26. Tom Edden
27. Daniel Evans
Actor | Les Misérables
Little-known (apart from Wales).
28. Fatboy Slim
Soundtrack | Bastille Day
Fatboy Slim was born on July 16, 1963 in Bromley, Kent, England as Quentin Leo Cook. He has been married to Zoë Ball since August 20, 1999. They have two children. He was previously married to Philippa Watson.
Not-so-famous (apart from his explicit songs XD).
29. Frank Finlay
Actor | The Pianist
One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...
Born 25th November 1961. London UK. Character Actor, forte comedy but equally at home with drama. Extensive experience across the whole spectrum of the Industry from Shakespeare to Panto, film, TV Radio and Web series.
Best known for, Puppy Love (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), 3Some (Web), Harry Potter and...
31. Peter Gale
32. Jimmy Gardner
Actor | Frenzy
Jimmy Gardner was born on August 24, 1924 in Newmarket, Suffolk, England as Edward Charles James Gardner. He was an actor, known for Frenzy (1972), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). He died on May 3, 2010 in London, England.
33. Tom Goodman-Hill
Actor | Rebecca
Tom Goodman-Hill was born in 1968 in Enfield, Middlesex, England as Tom Hill. He is an actor, known for Rebecca (2020), The Imitation Game (2014) and Everest (2015). He has been married to Jessica Raine since September 1, 2015. They have one child. He was previously married to Kerry Bradley.
34. Rupert Graves
Actor | Sherlock
Britain's Rupert Graves made his professional stage debut in 1983 in The Killing of Mr. Toad and went on to co-star with Harvey Fierstein in the London production of Torch Song Trilogy. By the mid-80s he was a presence in quality films and TV, including Merchant Ivory films Room With A View where ...
35. James Grout
Actor | Mother Love
James Grout was born on October 22, 1927 in Edmonton, London, England as James David Grout. He was an actor, known for Mother Love (1989), Inspector Morse (1987) and Wonderful You (1999). He was married to Noreen J. Fowler. He died on June 24, 2012 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.
37. Haydn Gwynne
Actress | Beauty and the Beast
Haydn Gwynne is fluent in French and Italian. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Warwick before taking a five-year lectureship in Italy, where she taught English. She also drove across the United States before becoming an actress in her mid-twenties. She first came to notice on ...
Actress | Mrs Henderson Presents
Rosalind Halstead trained as a dancer at The Central School of Ballet.
After several stage appearances in her youth, with the National Youth Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival, Rosalind first appeared on screen in Stephen Whittaker's Sons and Lovers, followed quickly by a guest role in the BBC's ...
39. George Harris
George Harris was born on October 20, 1949 in Grenada, British West Indies. He is an actor and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Layer Cake (2004).
40. Ian Hart
Actor | Backbeat
Ian Hart, born in England, began acting while a student in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. He stumbled into acting almost accidentally, but was cast in the play "The Government Inspector". He continued to work in British theatre and television, and first gained recognition for portraying John ...
42. Josh Herdman
Joshua was born in Hampton, England to Martin and Jessica Herdman. He is the youngest of four boys. He started acting when he was about seven. His father is an actor and got him an agent. He got his big break when he auditioned for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and got the part of Gregory...
Not-so famous (apart from his bad behaviour XD).
Actor | A Mighty Wind
John Michael Higgins was born on February 12, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for A Mighty Wind (2003), Pitch Perfect (2012) and Best in Show (2000). He has been married to Margaret Welsh since February 1, 2003. They have two children.
44. James Hong
Actor | Big Trouble in Little China
James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...
45. Gerard Horan
Actor | Beauty and the Beast
Gerard Horan was born on November 11, 1962 in Stockport, Cheshire, England as Gerard James Pertwee Horan. He is an actor, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).
46. John Horsley
John made his acting debut at the Theatre Royal, Bournemouth. After spending a year in various reps. including Hastings, Watford and Eastbourne, he was conscripted into the Devon Yeomanry during the war and served in Italy and Sicily, but contracted hepatitis. He then became a member of the Army ...
Actress | Jurassic World
Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives ...
Little-known (apart from Bulgaria).
49. 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...
52. Ronald Lacey
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
A prolific character actor on British television for three decades, Ronald Lacey was born on June 18, 1935 in the suburbs of London. He began his career in 1961 after compulsory National Service. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His first notable performance was delivered ...
54. Ken Leung
Actor | The Sopranos
Ken Leung was raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side in New York City. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended NYU and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne ...
56. Clive Mantle
Actor | Alien³
Clive Mantle was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was a chorister in St. John's choir, Cambridge for four years, and a member of the National Youth Theatre for five years, appearing in a total of eleven productions. He trained at R.A.D.A. and has worked steadily in films, plays and television. He ...
57. Stephen Marcus
Actor | The Big Ugly
Stephen was born in Portsmouth, England and became an actor in 1984 after 3 years of training at Arts Educational Schools in London. He left college and immediately his film career began with his first film role as Moose in the cult film "My Beautiful Laundrette".
After a few years working in ...
58. Eddie Marsan
Actor | Happy-Go-Lucky
Eddie Marsan was born in Stepney, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother, and raised in Bethnal Green. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, ...
59. Roy Marsden
Actor | The Sandbaggers
Marsden's credits are numerous and span a half century of widely, and wildly, different genres and character types. Not the least is his portrayal of the mysterious and mystical character John Stockton in the long-running BBC series The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991) starring Jeremy Brett. In ...
60. Rik Mayall
Actor | The Young Ones
Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. ...
61. Lisa McAllister
Actress | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Lisa McAllister was born in Scotland but raised in Surrey. She worked as a model and in post-production before deciding upon acting.
She landed the title role in Sony's action film The Number One Girl (2006) opposite Vinnie Jones and roles in TV fare such as Sea of Souls (2004), The Bill (1984) and ...
63. Patrick McGoohan
Actor | The Prisoner
Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number-one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor ...
65. Peter Mullan
Actor | The Magdalene Sisters
He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such...
66. Brian Murray
Actor | Treasure Planet
Although this wonderfully witty, enormously talented, classically-trained theatre actor was unable to transition his award-winning theatre stardom to major twilight screen notice, South-African thespian Brian Murray nevertheless did receive late-blooming adulation for several stirring performances.
70. Cyril Nri
Actor | This Life
72. Marian Opania
Actor | Lalka
Little-known (apart from Poland).
74. Ray Park
Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England, at the age of seven. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ...
75. Shaun Parkes
Actor | The Mummy Returns
Shaun Parkes was born in London, England on the 9th February 1973. He always had a natural attraction to the world of entertainment. If asked, his friends and family would tell you that even at a very young age he had a striking ability as an entertainer and could "make you laugh and feel at ease".
Actor | The Four Feathers
Character actor Charles Pemberton had a long career in television but found theatrical fame with his one man entertainment, WS Gilbert - A Disagreeable Man? which he toured throughout the UK and Europe.
The two hour show, from a script by Brian Jones, traced the life of the 19th century popular ...
77. Rosamund Pike
Actress | Gone Girl
Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton ...
78. Clémence Poésy
Actress | In Bruges
Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne.
She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique",...
Not-so-famous (apart from France).
79. Miranda Raison
Actress | My Week with Marilyn
Miranda grew up in Burnham Thorpe on the North Norfolk coast and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Her father, Nick, is a jazz pianist and her mother, Caroline, read the news for Anglia television. In 2011, she played the title role in 'Anne Boleyn' at Shakespeare's Globe ...
80. Julian Richings
Actor | Man of Steel
Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series.
After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Mr. ...
81. Mickey Rooney
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...
82. Peter Sarsgaard
Actor | Shattered Glass
Boyish-looking Peter Sarsgaard was born on March 7, 1971, at Scott Air Force Base, in Bellville, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, where he majored in ...
83. Rade Serbedzija
Actor | The Saint
Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Still a student, he started to play the leading roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and ...
Not-so-famous (apart from Croatia and Serbia).
84. John Sessions
Actor | The Good Shepherd
Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and ...
85. Matthew Sharp
Actor | X-Men
Matthew was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After graduating from Upper Canada College, he moved to London where he trained at LAMDA and then at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts. He then worked extensively in theatre in the UK, including playing leading parts in the West End ...
86. Michael Sheard
Michael Sheard was born on June 18, 1938 in Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland as Michael Lawson Perkins. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983) and Knights of God (1987). He was married to Rosalind Allaway. He died on August 31, 2005 in ...
Actress | Sense and Sensibility
Elizabeth Spriggs was born on September 18, 1929 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Elizabeth Jean Williams. She was an actress and writer, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Playing the Field (1998). She was married to Murray Manson, Marshall ...
88. Joe Starr
Actor | The Adventures of Tintin
Joe Starr was born in Brooklyn, New York, on New Years Eve, 1969. Joe studied acting at the J. Beckson Studios in NYC while a professional Stand-up Comedian touring the United States, Canada & Europe. It was a recurring role on "Important Things with Demitri Martin" (Comedy Central) that caught the...
89. Mike Starr
Actor | Ed Wood
Mike Starr was born on July 29, 1950 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Edward Starr. He is an actor, known for Ed Wood (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Uncle Buck (1989). He has been married to Joanne since 1975. They have three children.
Not-so-famous (apart from America).
90. Robert Stephens
Actor | Romeo and Juliet
Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the '60s, he was widely regarded as the heir of Laurence Olivier. But, after his departure from Britain's National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage with Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump made worse by heavy ...
91. Jeremy Swift
Actor | Downton Abbey
Jeremy Swift is an English actor born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham in 1960, who has most recently been seen in 'Mary Poppins Returns' directed by Rob Marshall for Disney. Jeremy has also worked with legendary film directors such as Roman Polanski (Oliver Twist), Robert Altman (Gosford Park) ...
92. Jim Tavaré
British RADA trained actor and comedian. Jim Tavare's stand-up comedy with a double bass has achieved world-wide accolade and earned him the distinction of being HRH Prince Charles favorite comedian.
Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide.
94. Stanley Townsend
Actor | The Libertine
Mr Townsend was born in August 1961 and studied Engineering and Maths at Trinity College, Dublin, where he first became interested in amateur dramatics, later co-founding the Rough Magic Theatre company with writer Declan Hughes and director Lynne Parker and going on to appear at both the Gate and ...
95. Verne Troyer
Actor | The Love Guru
With a decades-long career as an actor and stuntman, Verne Troyer was best known for playing "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and for his role in Harry ...
Actor | Sid and Nancy
As Eddie Tenpole was considered as replacement for Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols, and recorded "Rock around the Clock" with the band on "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle" LP. Had some chart success with his own band Tenpole Tudor, principally "Swords of a Thousand Men". Took over from Richard ...
Actor | Braveheart
Rupert Nicholas Vansittart is an English character actor. He has appeared in a variety of roles in film, television, stage and radio, often playing comic characters. He is best known for his role as Lord Ashfordly in the ITV drama Heartbeat and for playing Lord Yohn Royce in the HBO series Game of ...
98. David Verrey
99. Jamie Waylett
Jamie Waylett was born on July 21, 1989 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
Not-so-famous (apart from his crimes XD).
100. Danny Webb
Actor | Alien³
Frequently billed as Danny Webb, he is best known as the prisoner Morse in Alien³ (1992), the only surviving member of the prison colony. His resumé includes a fine mix of television and film, appearing in popular TV series such as Brookside (1982), Cardiac Arrest (1994) and much later Cutting...