Birth Place Matching "Hackney, London, England" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

2. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Catastrophe

Sharon Lorencia Horgan is an Irish actress, writer, director, comedian and producer. She is best known for the comedy series Pulling (2006-2009) and Catastrophe (2015-2019), both of which she starred in and co-wrote. She also created the HBO comedy series Divorce (2016-2019).

Horgan won the 2008 ...

3. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing ...

4. Daniel Sharman

Actor | Medici

Daniel Sharman was born in London. He began working as an actor at The Royal Shakespeare Company before going on to train for three years at The London Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007. After which he performed in many theatrical productions in London and Europe. He lives in Los Angeles and London.

5. David Ajala

Actor | Jupiter Ascending

David Ajala was born on May 21, 1986 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Jupiter Ascending (2015), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and The Dark Knight (2008).

6. Paloma Faith

Soundtrack | Youth

Paloma Faith was born Paloma Faith Blomfield on July 21, 1981 in Hackney, London, England to Pamela "Pam" Oakes-Ash & Jose Ramon Blomfield.

Faith is known for her retro and eccentric style. The singer met her managers Jamie Binns and Christian Wåhlberg in 2007. Her debut album, Do You Want the Truth...

7. Martine McCutcheon

Actress | Love Actually

Martine McCutcheon was born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting on the 14th of May 1976 in Hackney, East London, to Jenny Tomlin (née Jeanette Lilian Ponting) and Thomas Hemmings. She has a younger brother called L.J.

She studied at the renowned Italia Conti stage school in London from the age of 10. ...

8. Maude Hirst

Actress | Vikings

Maude Hirst (February 6, 1988) is a British actress mostly known for her role as Helga on The History Channel TV show Vikings between 2013 and 2017. Hirst studied drama arts at the renowned London school Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Maude Hirst is the elder daughter of the producer and ...

9. Michelle Collins

Actress | Two Thousand Acres of Sky

Michelle Collins was born on May 28, 1962 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001), Doctor Who (2005) and Coronation Street (1960).

10. Anthony Newley

Actor | Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

Anthony Newley was born in Hackney, London, England, to Frances Grace Newley and George Kirby, a shipping clerk. He was attracted to acting, after seeing an ad for a child actor in a Fleet Street window. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 14 and, two years later, played the ...

11. Pauline Quirke

Actress | Birds of a Feather

Pauline Quirke was born on July 8, 1959 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Birds of a Feather (1989), Broadchurch (2013) and Emmerdale Farm (1972). She has been married to Steve Sheen since August 1996. They have two children.

12. Emma Cooke

Actress | Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll

Emma Cooke was born in St Bart's Hospital, London.

Her father, Bob Cooke, owns F. Cooke Pie & Mash shop on Broadway Market in Hackney. Emma's great-grandfather opened the shop in 1900.

Emma has a younger sister Jane, and younger brother, Robert.

Emma when to the Brits school in Croydon when she was 16...

13. Asif Kapadia

Director | Senna

Asif Kapadia is an Academy Award, Grammy and four time BAFTA winning Producer / Director / Writer who works across both film and television. Kapadia is known for his emotional engaging, visually striking, genre breaking films exploring 'outsiders' characters living in extreme circumstances, ...

14. Lana Morris

Actress | The Forsyte Saga

Lana Morris always appeared to be more confident and mature than the other post war British starlets. However, the "big" roles always escaped her and she appeared as a supporting actress in many British films of the 1950s. She later re-started her career, appearing as a "professional panellist" on ...

15. Ruby Ashbourne Serkis

Actress | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Ruby Ashbourne Serkis was born in 1998 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), La Cha Cha (2021) and The Letter for the King (2020).

16. David Graham

Actor | Thunderbird 6

David Graham was born on July 11, 1925 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Thunderbird 6 (1968), Supergirl (1984) and Stingray (1964).

17. Michael Preston

Actor | Mad Max 2

Michael Preston was born on May 14, 1938 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor, known for The Road Warrior (1981), The Getaway (2002) and Homicide (1964).

18. Nell Williams

Actress | The Good Liar

Nell Williams was born on September 13, 1998 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for The Good Liar (2019), Blinded by the Light (2019) and Game of Thrones (2011).

19. Roger Frost

Actor | The Wolfman

Roger Frost was born on June 9, 1948 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor, known for The Wolfman (2010), The Bourne Identity (2002) and Time Bandits (1981). He has been married to Pam Ferris since 1986.

20. Harold Pinter

Writer | Sleuth

Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's ...

21. Precious Mustapha

Actress | The Stranger

Precious Mustapha was born on April 13, 1997 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Stranger (2020) and Endeavour (2012).

22. Margery Mason

Actress | The Princess Bride

Margery Mason was born on September 27, 1913 in Hackney, London, England. She was an actress, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Love Actually (2003) and Les Misérables (1998). She was married to Peter Daminoff. She died on January 26, 2014 in Swiss Cottage, Camden, London.

23. Mike Reid

Actor | Snatch

Mike Reid was born on January 19, 1940 in Hackney, London, England. He is known for Snatch (2000), EastEnders (1985) and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993). He was married to Shirley Collins and Sheila Axe. He died on July 29, 2007 in Marbella, Spain.

24. Fenella Fielding

Actress | Carry on Screaming!

Fenella Fielding was born on November 17, 1927 in Hackney, London, England. She was an actress and writer, known for Carry on Screaming! (1966), Guest House Paradiso (1999) and The Avengers (1961). She died on September 11, 2018 in Hammersmith, London.

25. Cecilia Noble

Actress | The Lady in the Van

Cecilia Noble was born in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Lady in the Van (2015), Mumatar (2018) and Danny and the Human Zoo (2015).

26. Athene Seyler

Actress | Night of the Demon

Athene Seyler was born on May 31, 1889 in Hackney, London, England. She was an actress, known for Curse of the Demon (1957), The Franchise Affair (1951) and Drake the Pirate (1935). She was married to Nicholas Hannen and James Bury Sterndale-Bennett. She died on September 12, 1990 in Hammersmith, ...

27. Trisha Goddard

Actress | Shaun of the Dead

Trisha Goddard was born on December 23, 1957 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Shaun of the Dead (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and Annually Retentive (2006). She has been married to Peter Gianfrancesco since January 1998. They have two children. She was previously ...

28. Barney Clark

Actor | Oliver Twist

Barney Clark was born on June 25, 1993 in Hackney, London, England. He is known for Oliver Twist (2005), Savage Grace (2007) and The Brief (2004).

29. Maddy Hill

Actress | EastEnders

Maddy Hill was born on March 19, 1990 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Neighbours 30th Anniversary Tribute: Ramsay Square (2015) and U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013).

30. Leila Hoffman

Actress | The Witches

Leila Hoffman was born on June 11, 1934 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Witches (1990), Felicia's Journey (1999) and Doctor Who (2005). She has been married to Alfred Hoffman since 1960. They have one child.

31. Benjamin O'Mahony

Actor | Kajaki

Benjamin O'Mahony was born on March 16, 1987 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor, known for Kilo Two Bravo (2014), Ripper Street (2012) and Strike Back (2010).

32. Marc Bolan

Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Born on September 30, 1947 in London, England, Mark Bolan was always destined to be a star. Even as a teenager, he was already seeking fame. Well known as a sharp dresser, he was employed by a modeling agency and became a "John Temple Boy", wearing John Temple suits in their catalogs as well as ...

33. Jocelyn Jee Esien

Actress | Little Miss Jocelyn

Jocelyn Jee Esien was born on March 2, 1979 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Little Miss Jocelyn (2006), The Hustle (2019) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).

34. Isabella Summers

Soundtrack | Snow White and the Huntsman

Isabella Summers was born on October 31, 1980 in Hackney, London, England. She is known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Physical (2021) and Assassination Nation (2018).

35. Jeremy Beadle

Writer | Eureka

Jeremy Beadle was born on April 12, 1948 in Hackney, London, England. He was a writer and producer, known for Eureka (1982), Beadle's About (1986) and Hot Shots (1994). He was married to Susan (Sue) Maria Marshall. He died on January 30, 2008 in Westminster, London.

36. Liran Nathan

Actor | Murder in Provence

Liran Nathan was born and raised in London. He holds British & Israeli citizenship and speaks fluent Hebrew, as well as basic French and early German. He joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in 2005 and went on to become a member of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.

In 2018...

37. Desmond McNamara

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Desmond McNamara was born in 1938 in Hackney, London, England. He was an actor, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Hazell (1978) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Pam Bentley. He died in 2022.

38. Edward Malin

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Edward Malin was born on October 22, 1894 in Hackney, London, England. He was an actor, known for A Hard Day's Night (1964), How to Steal a Million (1966) and A Night to Remember (1958). He died on March 1, 1977 in Ealing, London.

39. Michael S. Constable

Producer | Expend4bles

Michael S. Constable was born on February 14, 1986 in Hackney, London, England. He is known for The Expendables 4 (2023), Persuasion (2022) and The Duke (2020).

40. Anna Wing

Actress | Son of Rambow

Anna Wing was a highly experienced film and stage actress who had appeared on television since the late 1930s. She appeared in numerous television series throughout her career, including The Wednesday Play (1964), Anna Karenina (1977) and Z Cars (1962). However, she became a household name when she...

41. Jasmine Harman

Self | A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?

Jasmine Harman was born in 1975 in Hackney, London, England. She is known for A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? (2004), 1001 Things You Should Know (2012) and Collectaholics (2014). She has been married to Jon Boast since June 2009. They have one child.

42. Maurice Phillips

Director | The American Way

Maurice Phillips was born on March 25, 1948 in Hackney, London, England. He was a director and actor, known for The American Way (1986), Poirot (1989) and Afterlife (2005). He died on June 2, 2012 in New York City, New York, USA.

43. Charles Furneaux

Producer | The Natural History of the Chicken

Charles Furneaux was born in 1956 in Hackney, London, England. He is a producer and director, known for The Natural History of the Chicken (2000), The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (2008) and Jackie O (1995). He has been married to Jocelyn A James since 1990. They have two children.

44. Kim Burfield

Actor | Treasure Island

Kim Burfield was born in 1961 in Hackney, Middlesex, London, England. He is an actor, known for Treasure Island (1972), Journey to the Unknown (1968) and The Hero (1970).

45. Faith Kiggundu

Actress | Blood in the Water

Faith Kiggundu is a British-French actress known for Real Story of American Gangster (2019), Ariella (2019), Cupid (2020), PODS (2020), Cannibal Troll (2021) & Dashcam (2021).

Faith began training in Ballet from the age of 5 and later on started training in theatre from the age of 12. She has also ...

46. Christine Ellerbeck

Actress | The Young Ones

Christine Ellerbeck was born in 1957 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Young Ones (1982), Jonathan Creek (1997) and Greenwich Mean Time (1999). She has been married to Andrew J Collier since 1976.

47. Jason Cook

Actor | Hebburn

Jason Cook was born in July 1975 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Hebburn (2012), Waiting for Sunrise (2023) and The Devil's Dandruff.

48. Howard Douglas

Actor | The Monsters

Howard Douglas was born on January 12, 1896 in Hackney, London, England. He was an actor and art director, known for The Monsters (1962), Treasure Island (1950) and Quick Before They Catch Us (1966). He died in 1973 in Lambeth, London.

49. Richard Beale

Actor | Madame Bovary

Richard Beale was born on May 13, 1920 in Hackney, London, England. He was an actor, known for Madame Bovary (1964), Treasure Island (1977) and Eugenie Grandet (1965). He died on March 27, 2017 in Somerset, England.

50. Wendy Turner

Actress | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Wendy Turner was born in 1947 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1960), Summer Magic (1963) and The Spider's Web (1960).


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