Macbeth: A Hammer Horror Productionby LaurenceBranagh | created - 09 Dec 2015 | updated - 22 Dec 2015 | Public
Actor | The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...
Macbeth (in his only Hammer Horror film)
Actress | Peeping Tom
Maxine Audley was born on April 29, 1923 in London, England as Maxine Hecht. She was an actress, known for Peeping Tom (1960), Prime Suspect (1991) and Out of This World (1962). She was married to Leo Maguire, Frederick Granville (né Manfred Gottlieb), Leonard Cassini and Andrew Broughton. She died...
3. Oliver Reed
Actor | Gladiator
Oliver Reed was born on February 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, London, England as Robert Oliver Reed. He was an actor, known for Gladiator (2000), Oliver! (1968) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). He was married to Josephine Burge and Kate Byrne. He died on May 2, 1999 in Valletta, Malta.
Actor | Zulu
Stanley Baker was unusual star material to emerge during the Fifties - when impossibly handsome and engagingly romantic leading men were almost de rigueur. Baker was forged from a rougher mould. His was good-looking, but his features were angular, taut, austere and unwelcoming. His screen persona ...
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...
Actor | Batman & Robin
Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...
Actor | Star Wars
Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...
Actress | Quatermass and the Pit
The sexy Barbara Shelley was born Barbara Kowin on February, 13, 1932 in London, England. With her beautiful looks and stature, she worked as a model during her salad days. Her film career began in Italy in the mid-1950s in such tempting fare as Luna nova (1955) and Mio figlio Nerone (1956), but ...
Actress | The Secret of NIMH
A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William ...
10. Martita Hunt
Actress | Great Expectations
Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre,...
11. Freda Jackson
Actress | Clash of the Titans
Freda Jackson was born in Nottingham, England in 1908, the daughter of a railway porter. After studying at High Pavement School and the University College there, she became a schoolteacher but gave up her career to study acting at the Royal College of Art, in London. Her first professional stage ...
12. André Morell
Actor | Ben-Hur
André Morell was born on August 20, 1909 in St. Pancras, London, England as Cecil André Mesritz. He was an actor, known for Ben Hur (1959), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and The Message (1976). He was married to Joan Greenwood. He died on November 28, 1978 in London.
13. Donald Pleasence
Actor | Halloween II
Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...
14. Felix Aylmer
Actor | Hamlet
British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them...
15. Richard Pasco
Actor | Mrs Brown
Richard Pasco was born on July 18, 1926 in Barnes, London, England as Richard Edward Pasco. He was an actor, known for Mrs Brown (1997), The Man Who Finally Died (1959) and The Watcher in the Woods (1980). He was married to Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Greta Watson. He died on November 12, 2014 in ...
16. Francis De Wolff
Actor | Scrooge
Francis De Wolff was born on January 7, 1913 in Essex, England. He was an actor, known for Scrooge (1951), From Russia with Love (1963) and Moby Dick (1956). He was married to Linda Finch, Melissa Dundas and Jean Fairlie. He died on April 18, 1984 in Sussex, England.
17. Leo McKern
Actor | Ladyhawke
Although he sounded very British, Leo McKern was an Australian. By the time he was 15 years old, he had endured an accident that left him without his left eye. A glass eye replaced it - one might conjecture for the better, as far as making McKern a one-day actor of singular focus (no pun intended; ...
18. Michael Ripper
Actor | Quatermass and the Pit
The British character actor Michael Ripper was born in 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His father was a speech therapist and encouraged him to participate in diction and public speaking competitions. From this, the young Michael gained an interest in acting and got his first taste of the ...
19. Mona Washbourne
Actress | My Fair Lady
Beloved round and roly-poly British character player Mona Washbourne was a natural symbol for the working-class as much of her early career was in playing midwives, barmaids, nannies, landladies and factory workers. Born November 27, 1903, in Birmingham, England, the daughter of Arthur Edmund ...
20. Kevin Corcoran
Actor | Old Yeller
Kevin Corcoran was born on June 10, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Kevin Anthony Corcoran. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Old Yeller (1957), Swiss Family Robinson (1960) and Pollyanna (1960). He was married to Laura Soltwedel. He died on October 6, 2015 in Burbank, ...
21. Ron Howard
Actor | Arrested Development
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.
22. Miles Malleson
Actor | Kind Hearts and Coronets
Actor, playwright and screenwriter Miles Malleson's list of credits reads like a history of British cinema in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Croydon in Surrey, he attended Brighton College in Sussex before studying at Cambridge University with the intention of becoming a schoolmaster. ...
Actor | Dracula
George Woodbridge was born on February 16, 1907 in Exeter, Devon, England as George Arthur Woodbridge. He was an actor, known for Dracula (1958), Murder in the Cathedral (1951) and Son of Robin Hood (1958). He died on March 31, 1973 in Barnet, London, England.
24. Thorley Walters
Son of a clergyman, the British character actor Thorley Walters was born in 1913 in Teigngrace, Devonshire, England. After stage experience, in which he played Shakespearean and light leading roles, he made his film debut in The Love Test (1935) and continued his early film career with numerous ...
25. Ian Holm
Sir Ian Holm is one of the world's greatest actors, a Laurence Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning, BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated British star of films and the stage. He was a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and has played more than 100 roles in films and on ...
26. Percy Herbert
Actor | The Guns of Navarone
The massive brooding face and nose of British actor Percy Herbert is familiar to movie goers and TV audiences alike. A seemingly unlikely stage discovery by no one less than the great Dame Sybil Thorndike of British theater, Herbert moved into movie roles by the early 1950s. Initially fitting in as...
27. David Peel
Actor | Vanity Fair
David Peel was a handsome British actor who, in his next-to-last film appearance, created one of the most memorable vampires in horror-film history: "Baron Meinster" in Hammer Films' De bruiden van Dracula (1960). Peel's final screen appearance was a seconds-long role as the doomed pilot of a ...
28. Henry Oscar
Actor | The Four Feathers
Henry Oscar was born on July 14, 1891 in London, England as Henry Thomas Wale. He was an actor, known for De vier veren (1939), Fire Over England (1937) and The Saint in London (1939). He was married to Elizabeth Dundas [Harrison] (actress). He died on December 28, 1969 in London.
Actor | El Cid
Andrew Cruickshank was born on December 25, 1907 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Andrew John Maxton Cruickshank. He was an actor and writer, known for El Cid (1961), Murder Most Foul (1964) and Auld Lang Syne (1937). He was married to Curigwen Lewis. He died on April 29, 1988 in Westminster...
the Old Man
30. Timothy Bateson
Prolific British character actor, adept at eccentric or whimsical impersonations, particularly of Dickensian characters. The son of law society president Sir Dingwall Bateson, he won a scholarship to Wadham College, where he trained for acting with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Straight ...
31. David Lodge
Actor | The Return of the Pink Panther
David Lodge was born on August 19, 1921 in Strood, Kent, England as David William Frederick Lodge. He was an actor, known for The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Lovely Couple (1979) and Carry on Laughing! (1975). He was married to Marilyn Garcia. He died on October 18, 2003 in Denville Hall, ...
the English Doctor
32. Tutte Lemkow
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Tutte Lemkow was born on August 28, 1918 in Oslo, Norway. He is known for his work on Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Anatevka (1971) and The Guns of Navarone (1961). He was married to Sara Luzita and Mai Zetterling. He died on November 10, 1991 in London, England.
the Thane of Cawdor