Richard Attenborough (1923 – ) English actor and director. Most famous roles include The Great Escape, Brighton Rock and Jurassic Park. As director won two Academy Awards for the film Gandhi (1983)
Richard Burton (1925 – 1984) Welsh actor. Seven times nominated for Academy Award as best lead actor in films, such as Beckett (1964) and The Spy who came in from the cold (1965)
Michael Caine (1933 – ) English actor, from London, with strong Cockney accent. Featured in many gritty post-war films such as Zulu (1964) ‘The Italian Job’ (1969) and Battle of Britain (1969)
Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977) Iconic film actor whose career spanned the birth of movies in the silent era to mainstream colour films. Influential film roles included the films, The Kid (1921) and The Great Dictator (1940)
Daniel Day-Lewis (1957 – ) English / Irish actor from Jewish background. Day-Lewis is one of the most successful and selective actors of his generation. He has won 3 Academy Awards for best actor in Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989), Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007), and Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012)
Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) English actor considered one of the greatest of his generation. Guinness had a rare mercurial talent to take on a range of intriguing roles. Guinness featured in many Ealing comedies and films with David Lean, such as Fagin in David Copperfield and Col Nicholson in Bridge on the River Kwai. Also played Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars and Gen Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago.
Julie Andrews (1935- ) British actress, dancer and singer. Most famous for her roles in Mary Poppins (1965) and The Sound of Music (1966).
Brigitte Bardot (1934 – ) Actress, singer and fashion model. In later years, she retired from entertainment and became committed to animal rights activism.
Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) British actress and humanitarian. Hepburn was the star of Hollywood in 1950s and 1960s, starring in Roman Holiday (1956), Nun’s Story (1956) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Later served as ambassador for UNICEF.
Katharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003) Multiple Oscar winning American actress, Hepburn starred in many films including The African Queen (1951) The Rainmaker (1956) and On Golden Pond (1981) Hepburn’s independence of mind and assertiveness helped redefine women’s roles in Hollywood and post-war America.
Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1982) Swedish actress who was highly regarded for her roles in influential films, such as Casablanca (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and Anastasia (1956). She is the second most decorated Hollywood actress, with three Oscars.
Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was an Oscar winning American actress who was a major Hollywood star in the 1950s. In 1956, after starring in 11 films, she retired from acting to marry Prince Rainer of Monaco.
Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) American singer, model and actress. Monroe became one of most famous cultural icons in the world. She starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) She received a Golden Globe Award for ‘Some Like it Hot’ (1959)
Billie Piper (1982 – ) British actress and singer. Famed for her role in Doctor Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
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