English people of French descent

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  1. Emma Watson
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    Emma Watson

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    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She rose to prominence after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, previously having acted only in school plays. The franchise earned Watson worldwide fame, critical accolades, and more than £10 million. She continued to work outside of the Harry Potter films, first lending her voice to The Tale of Despereaux and appearing in the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes. Since then, she has taken on starring roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring, made a brief appearance as an "exaggerated" version of herself in This Is the End, and portrayed the title character's adopted daughter in Noah.


  2. Jacqueline Bisset
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    Jacqueline Bisset

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    Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset (born 13 September 1944) is an English actress. In 2010, she received one of France's highest honours, the Légion d'honneur.


  3. Minnie Driver
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    Minnie Driver

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    Amelia Fiona "Minnie" J. Driver (born 31 January 1970) is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Good Will Hunting, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches.


  4. Helena Bonham Carter
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    Helena Bonham Carter

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    Helena Bonham Carter CBE (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She made her name as an actress in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses, before her film debut as the titular character in Lady Jane. She is known for her roles in films such as A Room with a View, Fight Club, The King's Speech, and playing Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series. She has frequently collaborated with director Tim Burton, in films Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. In 2012, she played Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, and in 2015 the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.


  5. Noel Fielding
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    Noel Fielding

    98,936 views

    Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973) is an English comedian, actor, artist, DJ and musician. Fielding is best known for playing Vince Noir and numerous other characters, such as Old Gregg, in The Mighty Boosh, which he co-wrote with co-star and comedy partner, Julian Barratt. In 2009, he became a team captain on BBC Two music/comedy panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He also writes and appears as the central character in Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy. Fielding portrayed Richmond Avenal in The IT Crowd. He is the founder of the band Loose Tapestries, formed with Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno.


  6. Jemima Khan
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    Jemima Khan

    94,753 views

    Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith (/ɨˈmmə/; also known as Jemima Khan; born 30 January 1974) is an English journalist, heiress, and campaigner. She is an associate editor of New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair.


  7. Dido
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    Dido

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    Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido (/ˈdd/, born 25 December 1971), is a British singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). It sold over 21 million copies worldwide, and won several awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles "White Flag" and "Life for Rent".


  8. Rafi Gavron
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    Rafi Gavron

    65,724 views

    Raphael Pichey "Rafi" Gavron (born 24 June 1989) is a British-American actor, known for his roles in the romantic-drama film Breaking and Entering, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Inkheart, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and as Lex in Mine Games.


  9. Charlotte Gainsbourg
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    Charlotte Gainsbourg

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    Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (born 21 July 1971) is an British-French actress and singer. She is the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. After making her musical debut with her father on the song "Lemon Incest" at the age of twelve, she released an album with her father at the age of fifteen. More than twenty years passed before she released three albums as an adult (5:55, IRM and Stage Whisper) to commercial and critical success. Gainsbourg has also appeared in many films, including several directed by Lars von Trier, and has received both a César Award and the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award.


  10. Lysette Anthony
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    Lysette Anthony

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    Lysette Anthony (born Lysette Chodzko; 26 September 1963) is an English film, television and theatre actress.


  11. Davina McCall
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    Davina McCall

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    Davina Lucy Pascale McCall (born 16 October 1967) is an British television presenter. She has hosted Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop Live, Five Minutes to a Fortune and The Jump, Sky1's Got to Dance, as well as ITV's Long Lost Family and Stepping Out.


  12. Ben Whishaw
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    Ben Whishaw

    32,513 views

    Benjamin John "Ben" Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor. He is known for his stage role as Hamlet; his roles in the television series Nathan Barley, Criminal Justice, and The Hour; and film roles including Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, I'm Not There, Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited, and Cloud Atlas. He played the role of Q in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, and was the voice of Paddington Bear in the 2014 film, Paddington.


  13. Scarlet Page
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    Scarlet Page

    30,629 views

    Scarlet Lilith Eleida Page (born 24 March 1971) is an English photographer. She is the daughter of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and Charlotte Martin, a French model.


  14. Camilla Parker-Bowles
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    Camilla Parker-Bowles

    28,116 views

    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall GCVO CSM (Camilla Rosemary; née Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947), is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Instead of using the title Princess of Wales, she is styled through her husband's secondary designation as Duchess of Cornwall because of the strong association of the primary title with his first wife, Diana. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay.


  15. Alexandra Bastedo
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    Alexandra Bastedo

    28,414 views

    Alexandra Lendon Bastedo (9 March 1946 – 12 January 2014) was a British actress, best known for her role as secret agent Sharron Macready in the 1968 British espionage/science fiction adventure series The Champions. She has been cited as a sex symbol of the 1960s and '70s. Bastedo was a vegetarian and animal welfare advocate.


  16. J.K. Rowling
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    J.K. Rowling

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    Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL (/ˈrlɪŋ/; born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.


  17. Florence Brudenell-Bruce
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    Florence Brudenell-Bruce

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    Florence "Flee" Anne Marie Brudenell-Bruce (born 21 November 1985) is an English model and former Bollywood actress (Love Aaj Kal).


  18. Stewart Granger
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    Stewart Granger

    21,461 views

    Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart; 6 May 1913 – 16 August 1993) was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s, rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.


  19. Samantha Womack
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    Samantha Womack

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    Samantha Zoe Womack (née Janus; born 2 November 1972) is an English actress, singer and director, in film, television and stage.


  20. Jodhi May
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    Jodhi May

    20,665 views

    Jodhi Tania May (born Jodhi Tania Edwards; 8 May 1975), is an English stage, film and television actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World Apart (1988).


  21. Ricky Gervais
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    Ricky Gervais

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    Ricky Dene Gervais (/ərˈvz/; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and musician.


  22. Alison Moyet
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    Alison Moyet

    14,929 views

    Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet (/ˈmɒj/; born 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex) is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly worked as a solo artist.


  23. Rachel Grant
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    Rachel Grant

    15,204 views

    Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil, better known as Rachel Grant (born September 25, 1977), is a Filipino-born English actress, TV host, writer, humanitarian and social entrepreneur. She also specializes in Filipino martial arts Kali; grandmaster Dan Inosanto was one of her teachers.


  24. Samia Ghadie
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    Samia Ghadie

    15,488 views

    Samia Maxine Ghadie (previously Smith; born 13 July 1982) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Maria Connor in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 2000.


  25. Rory Eleanor Taylor
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    Rory Eleanor Taylor

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