Projects » British celebrities » Profiles
Photo
Name
Thomas Burke (1886 - 1945)

Mr. Thomas Burke, who died on Saturday after an operation, was a Londoner of the Londoners, and made his literary reputation by following the sound precept, "Write about what you know best." Yet the ...

Follow
Walter Greenwood B. Midgley (1912 - 1980)

Walter Midgley, who appeared as a leading tenor with the Covent Garden company for some years after the last war, died on September 18 at his home in Banstead, Surrey, at the age of 66. He was born o...

Follow
Maryetta Midgley MP

English soprano.

Follow
Ida Lupino (1918 - 1995)

Ida Lupino was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, w...

Follow
Stanley Lupino (1893 - 1942)

Lupino began his career as an acrobat and made his stage debut in 1913 and first became known as a music hall performer and played in pantomimes at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In 1920 and 1921 he app...

Follow
Lupino Lane (1892 - 1959)

Lupino Lane was an English actor and theatre manager, and a member of the famous Lupino family. Lane started out as a child performer, known as 'Little Nipper', and went on to appear in a wide range of...

Follow
Barry Lupino (1882 - 1962)

Mr. Barry Lupino, who died on Tuesday in a Brighton hospital at the age of 78, was one of the best known of pantomime dames. He was a brother of Stanley Lupino and a cousin of Lupino Lane and Wallace L...

Follow
John Henry Bonham, Jr. (1948 - 1980)

John Bonham, the drummer, who died on Thursday at the age of 32, had been a member of the rock group Led Zeppelin since its formation in 1968. Born on May 31, 1948, in Redditch, Worcestershire, Bonha...

Follow
Gerard Hoffnung (1925 - 1959)

Mr. Gerard Hoffnung, 34-year-old artist, humorist, musician and broadcaster, died suddenly in hospital at Hampstead yesterday. He was 34. He was born in 1925, the son of Ludwig Hoffnung, educated at ...

Follow
Hetty King (1883 - 1972)

Hetty King, one of the truly great artists of the music hall in its golden Edwardian era, has died at the age of 89. She belonged to the age of Harry Tate, Dan Leno, Albert Chevalier, George Robey, Har...

Follow
Madeleine Carroll (1906 - 1987)

Madeleine Carroll, film star of the '30s, has died at her home in Marbella, Spain, at the age of 81. A blonde of cool and striking beauty, she will be particularly remembered as the leading lady of t...

Follow
Ambrosine Phillpotts (1912 - 1980)

Miss Ambrosine Phillpotts, the actress, died at her home in Ascot on October 12 at the age of 68 after a long and painful illness borne with her customary attitude of courage, good humour and occasiona...

Follow
<private> Phillpotts (1862 - 1960)

Follow
Bud Flanagan, OBE (1896 - 1968)

BUD FLANAGAN, comedian and member of the Crazy Gang died in Kingston, Surrey Hospital yesterday aged 72. He was born Robert Winthrop at Spitalfields, London, and adopted as his stage name that of an ...

Follow
Elsie Randolph (1904 - 1982)

Miss Elsie Randolph, the actress, who died on October 15, aged 77, was one of the most ebullient and likeable musical comediennes between the wars. She appeared particularly with Jack Buchanan in sev...

Follow
Jack Buchanan (1891 - 1957)

Jack Buchanan, who died in a London hospital yesterday, belonged to the gay tradition of dude comedians. He went on the stage before the First World War and continued as actor, manager and film produce...

Follow
Victor McLaglen (1886 - 1959)

MR. VICTOR McLAGLEN RUGGED GOOD NATURE Mr. Victor McLaglen, a British-born film actor, died in Hollywood on Saturday at the age of 72. Born in Tunbridge Wells on December 11, 1886, the eldest of ...

Follow
Teddy Knox (1896 - 1974)

Teddy Knox, the comedian, has died in a Devon hospital at the age of 78. He was the second half of Nervo and Knox who appeared for over 30 years with the Crazy Gang at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Lo...

Follow
James William Tate (1875 - 1922)

Tate was a songwriter, accompanist, and composer and producer of revues and pantomimes in the early years of the 20th century. Tate was born in Wolverhampton, England and died in Stoke-on-Trent, sudden...

Follow
Clarice Mayne (1886 - 1966)

Mayne was born in London in 1886. She is best known for the song "A Broken Doll" written by her husband, the composer James W. Tate and lyricist Frank Clifford Harris. Early in her career, she often pl...

Follow
Norman Evans (1901 - 1962)

Mr. Norman Evans, the Lancashire comedian, died yesterday in hospital at Blackpool. He was 61. He began working in a mill when he was 14 and later became a commercial traveller for a textile firm. La...

Follow
Peter Collinson (1936 - 1980)

The British film director Peter Collinson, who early in his career scored a large popular success with the comedy, "The Italian Job", has died of cancer in Los Angeles, aged 44. Mr Collinson, who was...

Follow
Ian Hendry (1931 - 1984)

Ian Hendry, who died in the Royal Free Hospital, London, on December 24 at the age of 53, was an actor who specialized in virile, aggresive roles, in films of which he had made a substantial number, an...

Follow
Charlie Chaplin MP (1889 - 1977)

One of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era and one of the great icons of 20th-century film, Charlie Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and...

Follow
Stan Laurel MP (1890 - 1965)

Best remembered as the first half of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy, Stan Laurel's film acting career stretched between 1917 and 1951 and included a starring role in the Academy Award winning film Th...

Follow
Sylvia Grey (1865 - 1958)

THE death yesterday of Miss Sylvia Grey, who would have been 93 on May 18, severs perhaps the last remaining link with the Gaiety Theatre in the great days of John Hollingshead, George Edwardes, and Ne...

Follow
Geraldo (1904 - 1974)

Geraldo, one of the most famous dance band leaders of the 1930s and 1940s, died while on holiday in Switzerland on Saturday. He was 69. Born Gerald Bright, the son of a City master tailor, in August,...

Follow
Kay Walsh (1911 - 2005)

Kay Walsh, actress, began her career as a dancer in West End music halls, making her film debut in How's Chances? (1934) in a small part, and had a larger role in another 1934 film, Get Your Man. She c...

Follow
Sir David Lean, CBE (1908 - 1991)

Sir David Lean, CBE, was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhiva...

Follow
Ann Todd (1909 - 1993)

Ann Todd, British film star, died yesterday aged 84. She was born in Cheshire on January 24, 1909. AN ACTRESS of modest range but undeniable presence, with her blonde hair, high cheekbones and deep-s...

Follow
Victoria Dawn Addams (1930 - 1985)

Dawn Addams, the film actress, died on May 7 at the age of 54, after a long battle against cancer. The highlight of a career which declined after a promising start was to be chosen by Charles Chaplin...

Follow
Dame Anna Neagle, DBE (1904 - 1986)

DAME ANNA NEAGLE Actress in the polished English tradition Dame Anna Neagle, the actress, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was a star who retained the common touch. She played heroines of music...

Follow
Herbert Wilcox (1890 - 1977)

HERBERT WILCOX, who has died, aged 85, was an important pioneer, both as director and producer, in the British film industry, to rank with Balcon and Korda in introducing British films into the interna...

Follow
Arthur Lucan (b. - 1954)

Mr. Arthur Towle, known professionally as Arthur Lucan, whose death at the age of 67 was briefly reported in our later editions yesterday, for long delighted large audiences, particularly in Yorkshire ...

Follow
Anthony Kimmins (1901 - 1964)

CAPT. ANTHONY KIMMINS PLAYS AND FILMS Captain Anthony Kimmins, O.B.E., who died on Tuesday at the age of 62 after a long illness at his home in Sussex, will be remembered affectionately by those wh...

Follow
Nigel Hector Munro Stock (1919 - 1986)

Nigel Stock, a character actor familiar for many roles in the theatre and cinema, and on television, has died at the age of 66. A thoroughly reliable player who lent distinction to every aspect of th...

Follow
Jacob Thomas Grien (b. - 1935)

Mr. J.T. Grein, Consul-General for Liberia in London since 1925, and a well-known dramatic critic, died at his London home on Saturday night, aged 72. He had been in failing health for some time, but h...

Follow
Michael Arlen (1895 - 1956)

Mr. Michael Arlen, a novelist and short-story writer, who enjoyed a great vogue in the 1920s, died on Saturday night in New York at the age of 60, after a long illness, reports Reuter. Those who were...

Follow
Sandy Powell, MBE (1900 - 1982)

Mr Sandy Powell, MBE, an old-time music hall comedian, who made a name for himself from the 1920s onwards as a radio star, died on June 26. He was 82. Born on January 20, 1900, in Rotherham, Yorkshir...

Follow
Sir Stanley Baker (1928 - 1976)

Sir Stanley Baker, the Welsh actor and producer, who was knighted only weeks ago in Sir Harold Wilson's resignation honours, died in Spain on June 28 at the age of 48. The son of a mining fam...

Follow
Leo G. Carroll (1892 - 1972)

Leo G. Carroll, the British-born actor who played spymaster Mr Waverley in 'The Man from UNCLE' television series, has died at the age of 80. Carroll, whose career began on the stage in London, achie...

Follow
Arthur Haynes (1914 - 1966)

Mr. Arthur Haynes, who died on Saturday at the age of 52, was a comedian whose success was due rather to the native drollery of his personality than to the undoubted skill with which he worked. The son...

Follow
Sir Felix Aylmer (1889 - 1979)

SIR FELIX AYLMER (Sir Felix Edward Aylmer-Jones), who has died aged 90, in private life looked very little like an eminent actor. Eminent certainly; he had a great air of distinction. But an eminent st...

Follow
Ray Ellington MP (1915 - 1985)

Ray Ellington, the ebullient dance band leader who became nationally known in the 1950s through his contributions to _The Goon Show_, has died of cancer at the age of 69. A big, genial man, he was bo...

Follow
Eric Blore (1887 - 1959)

Mr. Eric Blore, the English stage and film actor, died in Hollywod on Sunday at the age of 71. He was born in London on December 23, 1887, and at first took up insurance as a career, but he later bec...

Follow
Joyce Carey (1898 - 1993)

JOYCE CAREY JOYCE CAREY, who has died aged 94, was one of Britain's most reliable and sought-after actresses. She possessed, on the one hand, a natural grace and dignity for women of high degree an...

Follow
Dame Lilian Braithwaite, DBE (1873 - 1948)

DAME LILIAN BRAITHWAITE: INTERPRETER OF COMEDY Dame Lilian Braithwaite, the well-known actress, died yesterday at her home in London. She had been ill for some days and had had to cancel a tour she...

Follow
Henry William Williamson (1895 - 1977)

MR HENRY WILLIAMSON Creator of 'Tarka the Otter' Mr Henry Williamson, the novelist and writer of nature stories, died on August 13. He was 81. He achieved eminence as a writer as long ago as 1928...

Follow
Marty Feldman MP (1934 - 1982)

Marty Feldman, the writer and comedian, died in Mexico City on December 2 at the age of 49. He was on location with a film company. Feldman, who was born in Canning Town, East London, of a poor Jewis...

Follow
Marc Bolan (1947 - 1977)

A correspondent writes: Marc Bolan was one of pop music's most enigmatic figures and had reached a critical point in his career. After shrewdly adapting his early folk style to the needs of "heavy meta...

Follow
Jon Douglas Lord MP (1941 - 2012)

Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord From Wikipedia- (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock and classica...

Follow
Tom Baker MP

East Sussex, UK

Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker (born 20 January 1934) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who , which ...

Follow
Seal MP

He is an English soul and R&B singer-songwriter, of Nigerian and Brazilian background. His name Olusegun means "God is victorious". Seal is known for his numerous international hits. He is married to G...

Follow
Ernie Wise, OBE MP (1925 - 1999)

Ernest Wiseman, OBE (27 November 1925 – 21 March 1999), known by his stage name Ernie Wise, was an English comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, who became a n...

Follow
Eric Morecambe, OBE MP (1926 - 1984)

Eric Morecambe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born John Eric Bartholomew 14 May 1926(1926-05-14) Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK Died 28 May 1984(1984-05-28) (aged 58) Cheltenham, Glouces...

Follow
Britt Ekland MP

England

Britt-Marie Ekland (born 6 October 1942) is a Swedish actress long resident in the United Kingdom. She is best known for her roles as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun, and in the British cult...

Follow
Sir Gerald David Nunes Nabarro MP (1913 - 1973)

Sir Gerald David Nunes Nabarro (29 June 1913 – 18 November 1973) was a British businessman and latterly Conservative Party politician of the 1950s and 1960s. Nabarro was born in Willesden Gree...

Follow
David Suchet, CBE MP

David Suchet , CBE (born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British television. He played Edward Teller in the TV miniseries Oppenheimer and for his RTS- and BPG award-winning perfo...

Follow
John Suchet MP

John Suchet born 29 March 1944) is an English news reader, television presenter and musical host on a classical radio station.

Follow
Julia Kathleen McKenzie (1941 - d.)

Follow
Max Miller MP (1894 - 1963)

Thomas Henry Sargent (21 November 1894 – 7 May 1963), better known by the stage name Max Miller – the Cheeky Chappie - was a British front-cloth comedian who was top of the bill in variet...

Follow
Basil M. Dignam (1905 - 1979)

Basil Dignam, a native of Sheffield, acted on film and television between 1951 and 1975. He often appeared as an authority figure, such as a police officer, army general or peer.

Follow
Gabriella Wilde (1989 - d.)

Wilde began her career as a model. Spotted at age 14 by Naomi Campbell, he joined her agency Premier Model Management and appeared in campaigns for companies including L.K.Bennett, Lacoste, Abercrombie...

Follow
Damian Aspinall MP

Follow
John Geoffrey Tristram Lawrence, 2nd Baron Oaksey, OBE (1929 - 2012)

Follow
Laurence David Penry-Jones (1977 - d.)

Follow
Catherine Victoria Aitken MP

Catherine Victoria Lockwood was born in 1964. She is the daughter of John Lockwood. She married, firstly, Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, son of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spence...

Follow
Virginia Maskell (b. - 1968)

Follow
Sir Rex Harrison MP (1908 - 1990)

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards. Youth and stage career Harri...

Follow
Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE MP (1889 - 1981)

Enid Bagnold was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was made into a film in 1944 starring Elizabeth Taylor. Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE (2...

Follow
Alan Browning (1926 - 1979)

Follow
Fulke Thomas Tyndall Walwyn (1910 - 1991)

(source of image) Fulke Thomas Tyndall Walwyn Born in 1910. Son of Lt.-Col. Fulke James Walwyn and Louisa Nora Lockhard Greenshields. Married, firstly , Diana Carlos Clarke, daughter of Charl...

Follow
Honeysuckle Susan Weeks (1979 - d.)

British actress.

Follow
Barbara MARY Plunket Greene MP

Mary Quant OBE, FCSD is a fashion designer and British fashion icon. Born in England to Welsh parents on 11 February 1934, she became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fa...

Follow
Dominic Gerard Fe West (1969 - d.)

Dominic Gerard Fe West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire. Career Film and TV West made his debut in 1991 i...

Follow
Ina Florence Bell (1903 - 1989)

)

Follow
Dervla Kirwan MP

Dervla Kirwan Dervla Kirwan (24 October 1971) is an Irish actress famous for roles in British television shows such as Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart. She also appeared in the Doctor Who Chr...

Follow
Angela M.L. Thorne (1939 - d.)

Follow
Rupert Penry Jones MP

Actor.

Follow
Shirley Ann Field (1938 - d.)

Follow
John Victor Aspinall (1926 - 2000)

Follow
Piers Raymond Courage (1942 - 1970)

Piers Raymond Courage (27 May 1942, Colchester, England – 21 June 1970, Zandvoort, Netherlands) was a racing driver from England. He participated in 29 World Championship Formula One Grands Pr...

Follow
Julie Emilie Terry (1868 - 1957)

English romantic actress. Born in London, Julia was the daughter of Alexander Ritchie Neilson, a silversmith and jeweler, and Emily Davis, and was a cousin of three other well-known actresses of the Da...

Follow
Nora Kerin (1881 - 1970)

English actress.

Follow
Hilda Hanbury (deceased)

English actress (music hall etc)

Follow
Lily Hanbury (1874 - 1908)

English actress.

Follow
Noel Thomas David Gallagher MP

Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English musician and songwriter-singer, formerly the lead guitarist, lead and backing vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. He i...

Follow
Andy Gibb MP (1958 - 1988)

Andy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.

Follow
Wentworth Earl Miller, III MP

In the series Prison Break Wentworth plays the role of Michael Scofield, a character helping his brother, Lincoln Burrows, escape death row after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. He sta...

Follow
Emily Olivia L. Blunt MP

English actress best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011). She has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, two London...

Follow
Mollie King (1987 - d.)

Mollie King is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a member of girl group The Saturdays. In the band, King has successfully enjoyed ten top-ten and five top-five singles on the UK...

Follow
Suzanne Grace Dormer (1982 - d.)

Follow
Luke Evans MP

Luke Evans (born April 15, 1979) is a Welsh theatre and film actor. He is known to theatregoers for his stage roles in Rent, Miss Saigon, Small Change and Piaf, and to filmgoers for his roles in Immort...

Follow
Sir Ian Holm MP

Sir Ian Holm, CBE (born 12 September 1931) is an English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in ...

Follow
Richard Crispin Armitage MP

Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor famous for his roles as John Thornton in North and South, Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, and Lucas North in Spooks. He is currently ca...

Follow
Hon. William Douglas-Home MP (1912 - 1992)

William Douglas Home (3 June 1912, Edinburgh – 28 September 1992, Winchester) was court-martialled in World War II for his refusal to obey orders as a British Army officer and later became a suc...

Follow
Frederick Albert-Theodor Delius MP (1862 - 1934)

From: Frederick Delius was born in Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. His parents were German: Julius and Elise Pauline Delius had moved from Bielefeld, Germany to Brit...

Follow
Faith Brook (1922 - 2012)

British actress of stage and screen.

Follow
Clive Brook (1887 - 1974)

British actor. One of his best remembered appearances was playing opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express (1932). He played Sherlock Holmes three times: The Return of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock...

Follow
Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston MP

Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston (born 15 July 1940) is a British professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician. His notable television documentaries include T...

Follow