Birth Place Matching "Hackney, London, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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. 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. 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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
8. 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, ...
Actress | Birds of a Feather
Pauline Quirke was born on July 8, 1959 in Hackney, London, England as Pauline Perpetua Quirke. 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.
10. Fenella Fielding
Actress | Carry on Screaming!
Fenella Fielding was born on November 17, 1927 in Hackney, London, England as Fenella Marion Feldman. 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.
11. 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. 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 ...
17. Margery Mason
Actress | The Princess Bride
Margery Mason was born on September 27, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Margery E. Mason. 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, ...
20. Liran Nathan
Actor | Black Widow
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.
21. Mike Reid
Actor | Snatch
Mike Reid was born on January 19, 1940 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Reid. He is known for his work on 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. 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 ...
25. 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 ...
28. Howard Douglas
Actor | The Monsters
Howard Douglas was born on January 12, 1896 in Hackney, London, England as Douglas Howard Gray Richardson. 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.
30. Athene Seyler
Actress | The Franchise Affair
Athene Seyler was born on May 31, 1889 in Hackney, London, England. She was an actress, known for The Franchise Affair (1951), Curse of the Demon (1957) and Drake the Pirate (1935). She was married to Nicholas Hannen and James Bury Sterndale-Bennett. She died on September 12, 1990 in Hammersmith, ...
31. 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 Fat Friends (2000). She has been married to Peter Gianfrancesco since January 1998. They have two children. She was previously married ...
32. Alan Sugar
Producer | The Survival Club
Alan Sugar was born on March 24, 1947 in Hackney, London, England as Alan Michael Sugar. He is a producer and actor, known for The Survival Club (1999), Blame It on the Moon (2000) and The Apprentice UK (2005). He has been married to Ann Simons since April 29, 1968. They have three children.
33. Jeremy Beadle
Producer | Hot Shots
Jeremy Beadle was born on April 12, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Jeremy James Anthony Gibson Beadle. He was a writer and producer, known for Hot Shots (1994), Eureka (1982) and Beadle's About (1986). He was married to Susan (Sue) Maria Marshall. He died on January 30, 2008 in Westminster, ...
34. 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...
35. Nicko McBrain
Nicko McBrain was born on June 5, 1952 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Henry McBrain. He is known for his work on Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back in Time Tour, Brasil (Bootleg) (2008), Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009) and Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back in Chile (2008). He has been married to ...
36. Maurice Phillips
Director | The American Way
Maurice Phillips was born on March 25, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Maurice David Phillips. 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.
38. Hugh Cecil
Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hugh Cecil was born on May 16, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Alfred Cecil Ware. He was an actor, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Shoreditch (2003) and Eyeless in Gaza (1971). He died on February 11, 2004 in Tolworth, Surrey, England.
42. Will Stampe
Actor | Reluctant Bandit
Will Stampe was born on October 7, 1920 in Hackney, London, England as Bernard Cohen. He was an actor, known for Reluctant Bandit (1965), Softly Softly (1966) and Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971). He was married to Julie May. He died on September 1, 1981 in Rickmansworth, Herts, England.
43. Jasmine Harman
Jasmine Harman was born in 1975 in Hackney, London, England as Jasmine Isabella M Harman. She is known for her work on A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? (2004), 1001 Things You Should Know (2012) and Hell's Kitchen (2004). She has been married to Jon Boast since June 2009. They have one child.
46. R.D. Wingfield
Writer | A Touch of Frost
Rodney D. Wingfield originally wrote the book Frost at Christmas in the 1970's, but failed to get it published. Instead he turned it into a radio play starring Leslie Sands as Jack Frost. The book was finally published in 1982 and has been followed by A Touch of Frost (1987), Night Frost (1992), ...
47. Claude King
Actor | Behind the Mask
Claude King was born on January 15, 1875 in Hackney, London, England as Claud Edward King. He was an actor, known for Behind the Mask (1932), Bella Donna (1923) and Smart Girl (1935). He was married to Evelyn Hall and Evelyn Walsh Hall. He died on September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.