Catherine Zeta-Jones, (/ˈziːtə/; born Catherine Zeta Jones; 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades throughout her career, including one Academy Award, one BAFTA Award, and three Screen Actor Guild Awards. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2005, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
Michael Christopher Sheen, (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in When She Danced at the Gielgud Theatre. He worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made notable stage appearances in Romeo and Juliet (1992), Don't Fool With Love (1993), Peer Gynt (1994), The Seagull (1995), The Homecoming (1997), and Henry V (1997). His performances in Amadeus at the Old Vic and Look Back in Anger at the National Theatre were nominated for Olivier Awards in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In 2003, he was nominated for a third Olivier Award for his performance in Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse.
Andy Whitfield (died 11 September 2011) was a Welsh actor. He was best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed; 21 February 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter.
Matthew Rhys Evans (born 8 November 1974), known as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor best known as Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. He stars as Philip Jennings in the FX drama series The Americans.
Kimberley Nixon (born 24 September 1985) is a Welsh actress. Nixon is known for her role as Sophy Hutton in the BBC One period drama Cranford and various films and for starring as Josie Jones in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Fresh Meat and as Sarah Pearson in the BBC Two comedy Hebburn.
Eve Myles (born 26 July 1978) is a Welsh television, film, stage and voice actress who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000. Later that year, Myles began portraying Ceri Lewis in the Welsh language drama series Belonging, a role she would play until the end of the series in 2009. Myles' early UK television credits included the 2001 miniseries Tales from Pleasure Beach, the 2003 television drama Colditz and as servant girl Gwyneth in the 2005 Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead".
Rhys Ifans (born Rhys Owain Evans; 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician. He is known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in Notting Hill, Jed Parry in Enduring Love and Eyeball Paul in Kevin & Perry Go Large. He is also known as a member of the Welsh rock groups Super Furry Animals and The Peth. Ifans also appeared as Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man. He played Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, in Anonymous. Ifans also has a recurring role as Mycroft Holmes on the CBS series Elementary. Ifans gained fame in the United States for playing Nigel Gruff, a footballer-turned-American football player with a gambling addiction, in the 2000 film The Replacements.
Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA Awards and also won a Fellowship BAFTA with Jennifer Saunders.
Luke Evans (born 15 April 1979) is a Welsh actor and singer. Evans began his career on the stage, performing in many of London's West End productions such as Rent, Miss Saigon, and Piaf before getting his breakthrough role in Hollywood starring in the Clash of the Titans 2010 remake, playing Apollo. Following his debut, Evans was cast in such action and thriller films as Immortals (2011), The Raven (2012), and the re-imagined The Three Musketeers (2011), in which he played Aramis.
Joanna Louise Page (born 23 March 1978) is a Welsh actress, best known for her role as Stacey Shipman in the BAFTA-winning television series Gavin & Stacey.
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he got his break in film in The Lion in Winter, playing Richard I.
Aneurin Barnard (born 8 May 1987) is a Welsh stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles as Davey in Hunky Dory, Claude in The Truth About Emanuel, Robert "Bobby" Willis Jr. in Cilla and King Richard III in The White Queen.
Jason Hughes (born 1971) is a Welsh actor born in Porthcawl, Wales in 1971 best known for playing lawyer Warren Jones in the BBC TV series This Life from 1996 to 1997 (and the 2007 special), and as Detective Sergeant Ben Jones in Midsomer Murders between 2005 and 2013.
Jan Anderson (born Janina Anderson in South Wales) is a Welsh actress.
Angharad Mary Rees, Lady McAlpine CBE (16 July 1944 – 21 July 2012) was a Welsh actress, best known for her British television roles during the 1970s and in particular her leading role as Demelza in the 1970s BBC TV costume drama Poldark.
Gerran Lyn Howell (born 25 February 1991) is a Welsh actor, singer, director and writer of short films, best known for playing "Vladimir Dracula" in Young Dracula, a CBBC television series that initially aired in 2006.
Ioan Gruffudd (born 6 October 1973) is a Welsh actor.
Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a British stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer. She is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's musical motion picture box office smash Mary Poppins. In both roles, she originated songs written specifically for her, including "Send in the Clowns", composed by Stephen Sondheim, and "Sister Suffragette", written by the Sherman Brothers.
Owain Sebastian Yeoman (born July 2, 1978) is a Welsh actor. His credits include The Nine, Kitchen Confidential and the HBO series, Generation Kill. He starred as Agent Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist.
Charlene Emma "Charlie" Brooks (born 3 May 1981) is an English actress, known for playing Janine Butcher in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Brooks portrayal of Janine has awarded Brooks with numerous awards, since her first appearance in 1999, with storylines involving cocaine addiction, prostitution and murder. Brooks has appeared in British television shows; The Bill, Wired and Bleak House, the latter a role for which she received much critical acclaim. Brooks released a highly popular and bestseller fitness DVD, "Before And After Workout", before winning the 2011 version of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special and the twelfth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
Pamela E. "Pam" Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a British character actress. She starred on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, and as Laura Thyme in Rosemary & Thyme, and has played parts in family films based on works by British authors as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and as Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Ray Milland (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite a corrupt John Wayne in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), the murder-plotting husband in Dial M for Murder (1954), and as Oliver Barrett III in Love Story (1970).
Iwan Rheon (born 13 May 1985) is a Welsh actor, singer and musician, best known for portraying Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits (2009–11), Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2013–present) and Ash Weston in the ITV sitcom Vicious (2013–present).
Peter David Penry-Jones (1938-2009) was a Welsh actor, born in Cardiff.