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


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1. Tom Payne

Actor | Prodigal Son

Thomas Payne (born 21 December 1982) is an English actor. He is known for appearing on AMC's The Walking Dead as Paul "Jesus" Rovia (2016-2018).

Payne was born in Chelmsford, Essex, and grew up in Bath, Somerset, where he attended King Edward's School and was a prolific contributor to the school's ...

2. Michelle Dockery

Actress | Downton Abbey

Michelle Suzanne Dockery (born 15 December 1981) is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her ...

3. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

4. Amanda Tapping

Actress | Stargate SG-1

Born In England, raised in Canada. BFA Acting University of Windsor. Amanda spent 12 seasons on Stargate SG-1 (1997) and its spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Stargate Universe (2009), as "Samantha Carter". She then took on the lead role of "Dr. Helen Magnus" on the television series ...

5. Lara Pulver

Actress | Sherlock

Lara was born and raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honours degree in Theatre.

Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of "Lucille Frank" in Rob Ashford's production of "Parade" at The Donmar ...

6. Nathalie Emmanuel

Actress | Fast & Furious 7

Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011) and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015).

Nathalie was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, to a father of Saint Lucian and English descent and a mother of Dominican origin. Nathalie ...

7. Dean-Charles Chapman

Actor | 1917

Dean-Charles Chapman was born on September 7, 1997 in Havering, Essex, England. He is an actor, known for 1917 (2019), Before I Go to Sleep (2014) and Game of Thrones (2011).

8. Jason Merrells

Actor | Queer as Folk

Jason Merrells was born in 1968 in Essex, England as Jason Scott Merrells. He is an actor and director, known for Queer as Folk (1999), Cutting It (2002) and Le petit mort (2008).

9. Charlotte Rampling

Actress | 45 Years

Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, ...

10. Sean Maguire

Actor | Once Upon a Time

Sean was born on 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex, England. He made his acting debut at the age of five in Voyage Around My Father with Sir Laurence Olivier. Many TV roles for UK television followed including Tegs in Grange Hill, Aiden Brosnan in EastEnders, Marty in Dangerfield and Lee in Sunburn (...

11. Russell Tovey

Actor | Grabbers

Russell Tovey was born on November 14, 1981 in Essex, England as Russell George Tovey. He is an actor and producer, known for Grabbers (2012), The Good Liar (2019) and Being Human (2008).

12. Jane Leeves

Actress | Frasier

Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years.

She is most famous for her role as "Daphne" in the award-winning show "Frasier" (1993-2004). Leeves played one of the five main characters of the sitcom, a live-in caretaker hired...

13. Nick Frost

Actor | Paul

Nick Frost is a Welsh actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and...

14. Ian Holm

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

Sir Ian Holm was one of the world's greatest actors, a Laurence Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning, BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated British star of films and the stage. He was a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and has played more than 100 roles in films and on ...

15. Stephen Moyer

Actor | True Blood

Stephen Moyer's passion for acting began in local theatre in Brentwood & Chelmsford, Essex where he also made a name for himself with his own theatre company "The Reject Society". He then trained at LAMDA and began his professional acting career on stage, including 2 years with the RSC ("Romeo & ...

16. Daniel Mays

Actor | Rogue One

Daniel Alan Mays (born 31 March 1978) is an English actor.

Born the third of four boys, Mays was brought up in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, by his electrician father and bank cashier mother. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before going on to win a place at the Royal Academy of ...

17. Russell Brand

Actor | Arthur

Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...

18. Alex Jennings

Actor | The Lady in the Van

Alex Jennings was born on May 10, 1957 in Essex, England. He is an actor, known for The Lady in the Van (2015), The Queen (2006) and Babel (2006). He has been married to Lesley Moors since 2012. They have two children.

19. Jack Lowden

Actor | Dunkirk

Rising star Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles, including his performance as Oswald in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", for which he won both the Ian Charleson...

20. Sam Strike

Actor | Mindhunter

Sam Strike was born on January 18, 1994 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England as Samuel Harry Strike. He is an actor, known for Mindhunter (2017), Chernobyl (2019) and When the Streetlights Go On (2020).

21. 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. ...

22. Tamzin Outhwaite

Actress | EastEnders

Tamzin Outhwaite was born on November 5, 1970 in Ilford, Essex, England as Tamzin Maria Outhwaite. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Hotel Babylon (2006) and Cassandra's Dream (2007). She was previously married to Tom Ellis.

23. Phil Davis

Actor | Vera Drake

Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Alien³ (1992) and Bleak House (2005). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.

24. Nicholas Farrell

Actor | The Iron Lady

Nicholas Farrell was born in 1955 in Brentwood, Essex, England as Nicholas C. Frost. He is an actor, known for The Iron Lady (2011), Hamlet (1996) and Legend (2015). He has been married to Stella Gonet since 2005. They have two children.

25. Charlotte Spencer

Actress | Glue

Charlotte Spencer was born on September 26, 1991 in Harlow, Essex, England. She is an actress, known for Glue (2014), The Living and the Dead (2016) and Les Misérables (2012).

26. Harris Dickinson

Actor | Beach Rats

Harris Dickinson is an actor, writer and director living in London. His passion for performing started at a young age attending Raw Academy. In March 2014, Harris performed Pauline McLynn's 'Angels' at the National Theatre, Southbank. After being funded to write and direct his first short film at a...

27. Sarah Miles

Actress | Ryan's Daughter

Sarah Miles is an English actress whose career flourished during the Swinging Sixties and in the early Seventies. The high point of her career came when her husband, screenwriter Robert Bolt, adapted "Madame Bovary" into a story set during the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland. Directed by David Lean...

28. Daniel Huttlestone

Actor | Les Misérables

Daniel Richard Huttlestone was born in Havering, London, England, to Linda and Mark Huttlestone, a company managing director. He started his stage career from the age of 9 landing the role of 'Nipper' in the 2009 production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, performing on the opening night...

29. David Cubitt

Actor | Ali

David Cubitt stars with Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt in feature film Shut In, released in early 2016 and he was seen in Showtime's hit series Ray Donovan.

Recently Cubitt caught the eye of Roland Emmerich and was cast opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in feature film Stonewall, which will be premiering ...

30. Hannah Tointon

Actress | Hollyoaks

Hannah Tointon was born on December 28, 1987 in Southend, Essex, England. She is an actress, known for Hollyoaks (1995), The Children (2008) and Walking with the Enemy (2013).

31. Ellie Taylor

Actress | The Lodge

Stand up comedian, writer and actor Ellie Taylor has recently finished her debut stand-up tour in 2015 with her show Elliementary which was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer. Her TV work includes hosting BBC3's Snog Marry Avoid and being a team captain on ITV2's Fake Reaction as well ...

32. Cara Seymour

Actress | Adaptation.

Cara Seymour was born on January 6, 1964 in Essex, England. She is an actress, known for Adaptation. (2002), American Psycho (2000) and You've Got Mail (1998).

33. Ben Wheatley

Director | Free Fire

Ben Wheatley was born in May 1972 in Billericay, Essex, England. He is a director and writer, known for Free Fire (2016), Kill List (2011) and Sightseers (2012).

34. Juliet Stevenson

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Juliet Stevenson was born on October 30, 1956 in Essex, England as Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson. She is known for her work on Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Truly Madly Deeply (1990) and Nicholas Nickleby (2002).

35. Kierston Wareing

Actress | Fish Tank

Kierston Wareing was born on January 7, 1976 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England as Faye Kierston Wareing. She is an actress, known for Fish Tank (2009), The Double (2013) and It's a Free World... (2007).

36. Dudley Moore

Actor | Arthur

Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, ...

37. Jonathan Firth

Actor | Victoria & Albert

Jonathan Firth is known for playing Prince Albert in the sweeping BBC mini-series Victoria & Albert (2001). He is one of the most prolific actors in British contemporary drama, appearing in Father Brown (2013), Holby City (1999), Poirot (1989), "Luther" (2003), and a memorable guest appearance ...

38. Jo Joyner

Actress | EastEnders

Jo Joyner was born on May 24, 1977 in Harlow, Essex, England as Joanne Mary Joyner. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), No Angels (2004) and Ackley Bridge (2017). She has been married to Neil Madden since July 14, 2007. They have two children.

39. Deborah Watling

Actress | The Invisible Man

Born on 2 January 1948, Deborah Watling grew up in an acting family. She attended stage school after failing her O level exams, but left after three weeks and got herself an agent. She then landed the part of Alice in a BBC play "The Life of Lewis Carroll" (aka The Wednesday Play: Alice (1965)). ...

40. 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).

41. Ian Abercrombie

Actor | Army of Darkness

Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland, and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a ...

42. Alex Hassell

Actor | Two Down

Alex Hassell was born on September 17, 1980 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England as Alexander Stephen Hassell. He is an actor, known for Two Down (2015), Cold Mountain (2003) and Suburbicon (2017). He is married to Emma King.

43. Tony Way

Actor | Edge of Tomorrow

Tony Way was born on October 7, 1978 in Rochford, Essex, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and High-Rise (2015).

44. Amanda Root

Actress | The Iron Lady

Amanda Root was born in 1963 in Essex, England. She is an actress, known for The Iron Lady (2011), The Forsyte Saga (2002) and The Black Prince (2017).

45. Crispin Bonham-Carter

Actor | Casino Royale

Crispin Daniel Bonham-Carter is an English actor and theatre director.

He played Mr. Bingley in BBC's Pride and Prejudice in 1995. The previous year, he had starred in the TV sitcom Honey for Tea. Bonham-Carter also starred alongside Ewan McGregor in the 1993 BBC period drama Scarlet and Black ...

46. Mathew Baynton

Actor | The Wrong Mans

Mathew Baynton was born on November 18, 1980 in Essex, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Wrong Mans (2013), Bill (2015) and Tonight You're Mine (2011).

47. Millicent Martin

Actress | Nothing But the Best

Millicent Martin was born on June 8, 1934 in Romford, Essex, England as Millicent Mary Lillian Martin. She is an actress, known for Nothing But the Best (1964), Theatre Night (1957) and Downtown (1986). She has been married to Marc Alexander since 1978. She was previously married to Norman Eshley ...

48. Georgina Cates

Actress | An Awfully Big Adventure

Georgina Cates was born on January 14, 1975 in Colchester, Essex, England as Clare Woodgate. She is known for her work on An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) and Everlasting (2016). She was previously married to Skeet Ulrich.

49. John Heffernan

Actor | Eye in the Sky

John was born in Billericay in Essex in 1981 to a couple of teachers, one of four brothers. He became interested in theatre as a young boy watching The Animated Shakespeare Tales on television and, when his parents separated and he moved with his mother to a village near to Stratford-on-Avon he ...

50. Richard Johnson

Actor | The Haunting

Born in Upminster, Essex, England in 1927, Richard Johnson attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and then performed in John Gielgud's repertory company until joining the navy in 1945 until 1948. After the war, he appeared successfully in the West End and made his film debut in the ...


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