Category Archives: Theatre

#663 Sabu / Brian Rix – 27 January 1924

Sabu Dastagir Sabu Dastagir (27 January 1924 – 2 December 1963) was an Indian film actor who later gained American citizenship. He was normally credited only by his first name, Sabu, and is primarily known for his work in film during the 1930s–1940s in Britain and America. Brian … Continue reading

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#627 Maggie Wheeler / Brian Conley – 7 August 1961

Maggie Wheeler Margaret Emily “Maggie” Wheeler (née Jakobson, born August 7, 1961) is an American actress, best known for her role as Janice on the TV show Friends. Brian Conley Brian Conley (born 7 August 1961) is an English comedian, television presenter, singer and actor. At … Continue reading

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#622 Jodie Prenger / Robyn – 12 June 1979

Jodie Prenger Jodie Prenger (born 12 June 1979 in Blackpool, Lancashire) (@Musicalmissy) is an English actress and singer. She was the winner of BBC talent show-themed television series I’d Do Anything on 31 May 2008 giving her the opportunity to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Robyn Robin … Continue reading

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#620 Ben Daniels / Kate Flannery – 10 June 1964

Ben Daniels Ben Daniels (born 10 June 1964) is an English actor. On television, he has appeared in  Cutting It and Law & Order: UK. Daniels has also appeared in films such as Madeline (1998), and Doom (2005). He won the Olivier award in 2001 for his theatre performance in the Arthur Miller play All … Continue reading

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#619 – John Bonham / Lynda Bellingham – 31 May 1948

John Bonham John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music. Lynda … Continue reading

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#605 Pope Francis I / Tommy Steele – 17 December 1936

Pope Francis Francis (Latin: Franciscus ; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State.  He is the first pope to be a Jesuit, to come … Continue reading

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#601 Matt Lucas / Eva Mendes – 5 March 1974

Matt Lucas Matthew Richard “Matt” Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer and actor, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain; as well as for his portrayals of the score-keeping baby George Dawes in the … Continue reading

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#600 Greta Scacchi / Tony Anselmo / Carol McGiffin – 18 February 1960

Greta Scacchi Greta Scacchi (born 18 February 1960) is an Italian-Australian actor. She studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, with Miranda Richardson and Amanda Redman. She has appeared in films such as Heat and Dust (1983), The Ebony Tower (1984), The Coca Cola Kid (1985), White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent (1990) and The Player (1992). In 1996, she … Continue reading

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#599 Graham Hill / Gerald Harper – 15 February 1929

Graham Hill Norman Graham Hill OBE (15 February 1929 – 29 November 1975) was a British racing driver and team owner from England, who was twice Formula One World Champion. He is the only driver to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport — the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500 and Formula … Continue reading

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#597 Laurence Olivier / Hergé – 22 May 1907

Laurence Olivier Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was a British actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century, he was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor and the first to be … Continue reading

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#582 Linda Ronstadt / Derek Griffiths – 15 July 1946

Linda Ronstadt Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. In total, she has … Continue reading

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#563 David Helfgott / Michael Cochrane – 19 May 1947

David Helfgott David Helfgott (born 19 May 1947) is an Australian concert pianist. He is as well known for having schizoaffective disorder as he is for his piano playing. Helfgott’s life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine. Michael Cochrane Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who … Continue reading

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#557 Jack Douglas / Derek Waring – 26 April 1927

Jack Douglas Jack Douglas, born John Roberton (26 April 1927 – 18 December 2008) was an English actor most famous for his roles in the Carry On films. He worked with Des O’Connor for several years and in the theatre, developing a nervous character “Alf Ippititimus”, notable for his “phwaay!” catchphrase … Continue reading

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#554 Liz McClarnon / Laura Bell Bundy – 10 April 1981

Liz McClarnon Elizabeth Margaret “Liz” McClarnon (born 10 April 1981) is an English pop singer, dancer and television presenter. She is a member of the girl group Atomic Kitten and originated the role of Paulette in the first UK tour of Legally Blonde the musical. … Continue reading

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#549 John Barry / Jeremy Brett / Michael Dukakis / Ken Berry – 03 November 1933

John Barry John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an English conductor and composer of film music. He is best known for composing the soundtracks for 12 of the James Bond films between 1962 and 1987. He wrote the scores to the award … Continue reading

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#547 Judy Garland / Bill Kerr – 10 June 1922

Judy Garland Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years and for her renowned contralto voice, she attained international stardom as an actress in musical and … Continue reading

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#530 Patricia Routledge / Philip Latham – 17 February 1929

Patricia Routledge Katherine Patricia Routledge, CBE (born 17 February 1929) is an English character comedy actress and singer. She is best known for her role as character Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances and Hetty Wainthropp in the British television series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. In addition to her … Continue reading

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#528 Anton Lesser / Simon Woodruffe / Madeline Tompkins – 14 February 1952

Anton Lesser Anton Lesser (born 14 February 1952) is a British actor. He attended Moseley Grammar School and the University of Liverpool before going to RADA in 1977 where he was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal as the most promising actor of his year. He is an Associate … Continue reading

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#516 Sergei Avdeyev / Eleanor David – 01 January 1956

Sergei Avdeyev Sergei Avdeyev (Сергей Васильевич Авдеев, born 1 January 1956) is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut. Avdeyev at one point held the record for cumulative time spent in space with 747.59 days in earth orbit, accumulated through three tours of duty aboard the Mir Space Station. He … Continue reading

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#504 Tatum O’Neal / Andrea McArdle – 5 November 1963

Tatum O’Neal Tatum Beatrice O’Neal (born November 5, 1963) is an American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. She is the youngest to win a competitive Academy Award, at the age of 10, which … Continue reading

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