Birth Place Matching "Hackney, London, England, UK" (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. 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 ...

3. 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.

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 ...

5. Michelle Collins

Actress | Two Thousand Acres of Sky

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

6. 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. ...

7. 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 ...

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, ...

9. Pauline Quirke

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...

12. Roger Frost

Actor | The Wolfman

Roger Frost was born on June 9, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Roger J. Frost. 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.

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 ...

14. Michael Preston

Actor | Mad Max 2

Michael Preston was born on May 14, 1938 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), The Getaway (2002) and Homicide (1964).

15. 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).

16. David Graham

Actor | Thunderbird 6

David Graham was born on July 11, 1925 in Hackney, London, England as David Michael Graham. He is an actor and writer, known for Thunderbird 6 (1968), Supergirl (1984) and Supercar (1961).

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, ...

18. Barney Clark

Actor | Oliver Twist

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

19. Fisayo Akinade

Actor | The Girl with All the Gifts

Fisayo Akinade was born on December 28, 1987 in Hackney, London, England as Adeleke Olugbade S O A Akinade. He is an actor, known for The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) and The Works (2016).

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.

In 2018...

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.

22. Maddy Hill

Actress | EastEnders

Maddy Hill was born on March 19, 1990 in Hackney, London, England as Madeleine Kate Hill. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Whitechapel (2009) and U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013).

23. 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), Ladybird Ladybird (1994) and EastEnders (1985).

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 ...

26. Michael S. Constable

Producer | The Expendables 4

Michael S. Constable was born on February 14, 1986 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Sean Constable. He is known for his work on The Expendables 4, Persuasion (2022) and In the Earth (2021).

27. Leila Hoffman

Actress | The Witches

Leila Hoffman was born on June 11, 1934 in Hackney, London, England as Leila Rothstein. 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.

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.

29. 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).

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

Actor | Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back in Time Tour, Brasil (Bootleg)

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.

37. 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).

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.

39. Richard Beale

Actor | Madame Bovary

Richard Beale was born on May 13, 1920 in Hackney, London, England as Richard Henry Beale. 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.

40. Lauren Goodger

Self | Celebs Go Dating

Lauren Goodger was born on September 19, 1986 in Hackney, London, England as Lauren Rose Goodger. She is known for her work on Celebs Go Dating (2016), Celebrity Juice (2008) and The Only Way Is Essex (2010).

41. 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), The Devil's Dandruff and Waiting for Sunrise (2023).

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

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

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.

44. Eddie Nestor

Actor | Trainspotting

Eddie Nestor was born in 1964 in Hackney, London, England. He is known for his work on Trainspotting (1996), Paddington (2014) and Canterbury Tales (2003).

45. Isabella Summers

Composer | Little Fires Everywhere

Isabella Summers was born on October 31, 1980 in Hackney, London, England. She is known for her work on Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Riviera (2017) and Call Jane.

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.

48. Dido Plumb

Actor | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Dido Plumb was born on June 23, 1905 in Hackney, London, England as Charles Dido Plumb. He is known for his work on BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Wednesday Theatre (1952) and Love Story (1963). He died on March 4, 1991 in Islington, London.

49. 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).

50. Ted Childs

Producer | The Sweeney

Ted Childs was born on December 26, 1934 in Hackney, London, England as Edward Samuel Childs. He is a producer and writer, known for The Sweeney (1974), Kavanagh QC (1995) and Van der Valk (1972).


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