Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor. He is best known internationally for his roles as Dwarf prince and leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit and Francis Dolarhyde in Hannibal. However, Armitage first gained fame in the United Kingdom for his portrayal of John Thornton in the British television programme North & South (2004). He is also known for his roles as John Standring in the TV film Sparkhouse, Guy of Gisborne in the TV drama Robin Hood, Harry Kennedy in the TV comedy The Vicar of Dibley, Lucas North in the TV drama Spooks, and John Porter in the TV drama Strike Back.
Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer. He is best known for his songs "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz", both singles topping the UK music charts in 1967 and selling in large enough numbers to help the singer achieve "the rare feat of scoring two million sellers in one year." In North America, he is also known for his 1976-hit single "After the Lovin'." Humperdinck is regarded by music critics to be "one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around."
Alison Rosamund King (born 3 March 1973) is an English actress. She has had major television roles as Lynda Block in the Sky One television series Dream Team, and since 2006 as Carla Connor in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She won Best Actress at the 2012 British Soap Awards.
Michael Kitchen (born 31 October 1948) is an English actor and television producer, best known for his role as Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle in the ITV drama series Foyle's War since 2002. He also played the role of Bill Tanner in two James Bond films.
Kate O'Mara (10 August 1939 – 30 March 2014) was an English film, stage and television actress, and writer. She was perhaps most widely known for her 1986 role as Caress Morell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby in the American primetime soap opera Dynasty.
Parminder Kaur Nagra (born 5 October 1975) is an English film and television actress, known for playing Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama ER from 2003 to 2009. She has had several other major television roles, including a starring role as Meera Malik in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist from 2013 to 2014.
Thomas Peter Meighan (/ˈmiː.ən/, born 11 January 1981) is an English musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Kasabian.
Sergio Lorenzo "Serge" Pizzorno (born 15 December 1980) is a British guitarist, music producer and songwriter, best known for his work with the rock band Kasabian. He is Kasabian's lead songwriter since the departure of Christopher Karloff. He is also a member of Loose Tapestries alongside Noel Fielding and Kasabian touring member Tim Carter, a group put together to produce music for Fielding's TV series Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy.
McKenzie Lee (born Paula McQuone, 16 May 1979, in Leicester, England) is a British pornographic actress.
Charles Martin "Charlie" Bewley (born 25 January 1981) is a British actor and producer best known for his role as the vampire Demetri in The Twilight Saga films.
Showaddywaddy are a pop rock group from Leicester, England. They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s as well as original material and dress as Teddy Boys.
Walter Frederick George Williams (born 8 October 1928), better known by the stage name Bill Maynard, is an English comedian and actor.
Suzanna Leigh (born Suzanna Smyth; 26 July 1945) is an English actress known for her film and television roles in the 1960s and 1970s.
Kasabian (/kəˈseɪbiən/ kə-SAY-bee-ən) are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards. The band's line-up was completed by drummer Ian Matthews in 2004 after a string of session drummers. Karloff left the band in 2006 and founded new band Black Onassis. Jay Mehler joined as touring lead guitarist in 2006. Mehler left the band for Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye in 2013. In 2010 and 2014, Kasabian won the Q Awards for 'Best Act in the World Today', while they were also named "Best Live Act" at the 2014 Q Awards and the 2007 NME Awards. The band's music is often described as "indie rock", but Pizzorno has said he "hates indie bands" and does not feel Kasabian fit into that category.
Gok Wan (born Ko-Hen Wan; Chinese: 溫國興; Cantonese Jyutping: Wan1 gwok3 hing3; 9 September 1974) is an English fashion consultant, author and television presenter, perhaps best known for his Channel 4 television programme How to Look Good Naked.
Julie Anne Etchingham (born 21 August 1969) is a British television newsreader and journalist with ITV News. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, Etchingham joined the BBC as a trainee after completing her studies, and went on to present the children's news programme Newsround in 1994. She joined Sky News in 2002, and also presented editions of Five News when Sky won the contract to produce news programming for Channel 5 in 2005. Etchngham was recruited by ITV in 2007 when the broadcaster decided to relaunch its 10.00pm weekday news bulletin. She has been a co-presenter of ITV News at Ten since 2008, and the presenter of the current affairs programme Tonight since 2010, having replaced Sir Trevor McDonald.
Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960) is an English former footballer and current sports broadcaster. He holds England's record for goals in FIFA World Cup finals, with 10 scored. Lineker's media career began with the BBC, where he has presented the flagship programme Match of the Day since the late 1990s. He has also worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network and currently hosts BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail and Life of Brian.
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (/ˈætənbʌrə/; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962) is an English television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal of Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.
Sir David Frederick Attenborough /ˈætənbʌrə/ OM CH CVO CBE FRS FLS FZS FSA (born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and naturalist.
Thomas Edward "Tom" Hopper (born 28 January 1985) is an English actor who has appeared in several television programmes and films including Merlin, Doctor Who, Casualty and Tormented. He is best known for playing Sir Percival in the BBC series Merlin.
David Leveaux (born 13 December 1957) is a British theatre director who has been nominated for five Tony Awards as director of both plays and musicals. He directs both in the UK, working at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida Theatre, and the Donmar Warehouse, on Broadway, and also in Tokyo.
David Vaughan Icke (/aɪk/; IKE, born 29 April 1952) is an English writer, public speaker and a former professional footballer and sports broadcaster. He promotes conspiracy theories about global politics and has written extensively about them.
Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE (20 May 1920 – 15 October 2011) was an English actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes. She had previously appeared as Mrs Edgley in Coronation Street spin-off Pardon the Expression (1965–1966) opposite Arthur Lowe. Her early career focussed on her as a singer, appearing in musical films such as Boots! Boots! in 1934, opposite George Formby and Penny Paradise in 1938, directed by Carol Reed. She was made an MBE in the 2000 New Year Honours.