Funny British Actors and Actresses

by chrislapaix | created - 18 Oct 2019 | updated - 18 Oct 2019 | Public

1. Tom Rosenthal

Actor | Friday Night Dinner

Tom Rosenthal is an English comedian, film and television actor. Rosenthal was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Christine "Chrissy" Smith, a former Newsnight producer and son of world renowned sports presenter Jim Rosenthal.

He is an avid Arsenal F.C. fan and has appeared on Playback Media ...

2. Ryan Sampson

Actor | The Frankenstein Chronicles

Ryan Sampson was born on November 28, 1985 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England as Ryan Oliver Sampson. He is an actor and writer, known for The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015), Plebs (2013) and Wire in the Blood (2002).

3. Tom Basden

Writer | Plebs

Tom Basden was born in 1980 in England. He is an actor and writer, known for Plebs, After Life (2019) and Quacks (2017).

4. Joel Fry

Actor | Yesterday

Joel Fry was born in London in 1984 and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Since graduating he has worked consistently, staring in various Television, Film and Theatre productions in the United Kingdom and America. Joel is also a musician, playing a number of instruments but ...

5. David Mitchell

Writer | That Mitchell and Webb Look

David Mitchell was born on 14th July 1974 in Salisbury, England. His parents, Ian and Kathy Mitchell, worked as hotel managers in Salisbury. David also has a brother. In 1977 the family moved to Oxford, where his parents taught a course in hotel management at Oxford Brookes University. David was ...

6. Robert Webb

Actor | That Mitchell and Webb Look

Robert Webb was born on September 29, 1972 in Lincolnshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006), Peep Show (2003) and The Smoking Room (2004). He has been married to Abigail Burdess since 2006. They have two children.

7. Simon Bird

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

Simon Bird was born on August 19, 1984 in Guildford, Surrey, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Inbetweeners (2011), The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) and The Inbetweeners (2008). He has been married to Lisa Owens since 2012.

8. James Buckley

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

James Buckley was born on August 14, 1987 in Croydon, England as James Patrick Buckley. He is an actor and producer, known for The Inbetweeners (2011), The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) and Charlie Countryman (2013). He has been married to Clair Meek since November 2, 2012. They have two children.

9. Blake Harrison

Actor | A Very English Scandal

Blake attended the Brit School from 2003 and then the East 15 Acting School from 2007.

Blake starred in three series and two subsequent films of the multi-award winning comedy 'The Inbetweeners'.

He also starred in the 2016 remake of 'Dad's Army' where he played 'Private Pike'. His other film work ...

10. Joe Thomas

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

Joe Thomas was born on October 28, 1983 in Chelmsford, Essex, England as Joseph Thomas. He is an actor and writer, known for The Inbetweeners (2011), The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) and Chickens (2011).

11. 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 ...

12. Julia Davis

Actress | Nighty Night

Julia Davis was born in 1966 in Bath, Somerset, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Nighty Night (2004), Camping (2016) and Love Actually (2003).

13. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller ...

14. Adrian Scarborough

Actor | Gosford Park

Adrian Scarborough was born on May 10, 1968 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England as Adrian Philip Scarborough. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and The History Boys (2006). He is married to Rose Blackshaw. They have two children.

15. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Catastrophe (2015), This Way Up (2019) and Pulling (2006). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.

16. Tom Bennett

Actor | David Brent: Life on the Road

Tom Bennett is an actor and sometime writer (more improv really!) known for PhoneShop, Love & Friendship, Life On The Road and Mascots.

Twitter @newmanstings

He was born in Croydon towards the end of the 20th Century and is the son of Mr Bennett (yes the actual Mr Bennett...really! To most people ...

17. Steve Coogan

Actor | Philomena

Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.

18. Matt Lucas

Actor | Little Britain

Matt Lucas was born on March 5, 1974 in Paddington, London, England as Matthew Richard Lucas. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Bridesmaids (2011) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). He was previously married to Kevin McGee.

19. Matt Berry

Actor | Toast of London

Matt Berry was born on May 2, 1974 in Bromham, Bedfordshire, England as Matthew Charles Berry. He is an actor and writer, known for Toast of London (2012), The IT Crowd (2006) and Snuff Box (2006).

20. Emma Fryer

Actress | Kill List

Emma Fryer was born in Coventry, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Kill List (2011), In the Dark (2017) and Home Time (2009).

21. Andrew Brooke

Actor | Children of Men

Andrew Brooke is an actor and producer, known for Children of Men (2006), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

22. Martin Trenaman

Actor | The Inbetweeners 2

Martin Trenaman is known for his work on The Inbetweeners 2 (2014), The Inbetweeners (2011) and Not by the Book (2019).

23. Stephen Merchant

Producer | Extras

Stephen Merchant was born on November 24, 1974 in Bristol, England. He is a producer and writer, known for Extras (2005), Fighting with My Family (2019) and The Office (2005).

24. Asim Chaudhry

Actor | People Just Do Nothing

Asim Chaudhry is an award winning actor and writer from West London known for co-creating the hit show 'People Just Do Nothing' which started as a YouTube web series that Asim shot and edited. Asim is best known for his comic creation 'Chabuddy G' for which he won the RTS comedy performance award ...

25. Javone Prince

Actor | AmStarDam

Javone Prince is an actor and writer, known for Stoner Express (2016), Comedy Showcase (2007) and According to Bex (2005).



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