Robert Pattinson (born 1986)
Robert Thomas Pattinson was born in London in 1986 and initially joined a small theater company – the Barnes Theater Company. It was not so much the participation in “Harry Potter” that made him one of the most popular young actors in the world, but rather the vampire films such as “Twilight – Bis (s) zum Dawn” (2008) or “New Moon – Bis (s) zur Midday Hour “(2009). Pattinson has already received several awards including MTV Movie Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Daniel Radcliffe (born 1989)
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born in Fulham in 1989 and was in front of the camera (“David Copperfield”) at the age of ten. His parents are literary and casting agents. Radcliffe had his breakthrough as a hero in the Harry Potter films, which delighted audiences worldwide, and in which he played the sorcerer’s apprentice. This made him one of the most earning young actors internationally. “The Woman in Black” was released in 2012 with him in the leading role
Alan Rickman (1946-2016)
actor and director. Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born in London on February 21, 1946.
When he was eight years old, his father died of lung cancer. Therefore, he and his siblings were raised by his mother. She died in 1997.
After finishing school, he trained as a graphic designer at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. He then worked in this profession for a few years.
But in 1972 he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), which he attended until 1974. During this time he dealt mainly with Shakespeare’s dramas.
In 1980 he played the role of Mr. Slope in the BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollopes. Rickman also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, for example in As You Like It and Dangerous Liaisons.
During this time in New York in 1988 he took on the role of Hans Gruber in Die Hard, with which his international film career began. In 2005 he took on the direction of the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court Theater.
Since September 2008 the theater play Creditors by August Strindberg has been running under his direction at the Donmar Warehouse in London.  In his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood – King of Thieves, he played a rather unsympathetic person.
In 2014 he directed his second feature film, The Gardener of Versailles (A Little Chaos). He had taken on the leading roles himself together with Kate Winslet.
Harry Potter fans will remember him in the role of Professor Severus Snape.
Rickman was dating the politician and professor Rima Horton, whom he married in 2012, since 1965.
He died on January 14, 2016 in his native London of the consequences of his cancer.
Guy Ritchie (born 1968)
Guy Stuart Ritchie was born in Hatfield in 1968 and has advanced to become an influential director through his Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law. Madonna’s ex-husband likes it bloody and combative to mafia-like in his films, which mainly consist of male actors. He started in the business with commercials and music videos. This was followed by his screen debut “König, Dame, Bube, Gras” – an international success.
Ridley Scott (born 1937)
producer, director. Ridley Scott was born in South Shields in 1937 and studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Scott has made a name for himself as one of the best directors in the world, starting with classics like “Blade Runner” (1982) to “Gladiator” (2000 – Oscar and Golden Globe) to “Prometheus” (2012). He developed his aesthetics during many commercials. Scott is also the brother of Tony Scott.
Tony Scott (born 1944)
director, producer. Tony Scott was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1944 and studied at London’s Royal College of Art. He is the brother of the famous Hollywood director Ridley Scott. His focus is on the genre action. His repertoire includes films such as “Top Gun” (1986) with Tom Cruise, “True Romance” (1993) and “Der Staatsfeind Nr. 1” (1998). His commercials also received a lot of attention.
Patrick Stewart (born 1940)
actor, director, producer. Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield in 1940 and is best known for his role in the television series “Star Trek” (1987-94). During the 1960s and 1970s he played in well-known theaters such as the Old Vic in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The knighted actor can also be seen in numerous “X-Men” films.
Tilda Swinton (born 1960)
actress. Katherine Matilda Swinton was born in London in 1960 as a descendant of an old, respected Scottish clan. She studied at Cambridge and later became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Swinton is a highly regarded and Oscar-winning character actress who can be seen in films like “Orlando” (1992), “The Chronicles of Narnia” (2005-2010), “The Beach” (2000) or “I am Love” (2010 ) knows.
Emma Thompson (born 1959)
actress and film producer. Thomson was born in London in 1959 as the daughter of an actor couple. She studied at Cambridge where she began acting, which later became a calling. Oscar and Golden Globes awards Thompson received for z. B. “Reunion in Howards End” (1992) or “Sense and Sensibility” (1995). Thompson also had a role in the world-famous and successful “Harry Potter” films, just as she is represented with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)
writer, actor and director. Sir Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov was born in London in 1921. He grew up speaking four languages, attended the elite school in Westminster and trained as an actor at the London Theater Studio. While he was already appearing in the theater at the age of 17, he soon wrote his own plays, played his first small film roles and directed for the first time in 1946. He received several Academy Awards in the course of his career and was raised to the nobility by Elizabeth II in 1990. His films include “Quo Vadis”, “Spartacus” and several Agatha Christie films in which he played the detective Hercule Poirot. Ustinov died in Genolier in 2004.
Emma Watson (born 1990)
actress. Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in 1990 in Paris to two lawyers and after a few years moved to England with her parents. After their divorce, she now lives in Oxford with her mother and brother. Emma Watson became suddenly famous through the role of Hermione Granger in the multi-part film “Harry Potter”, for which she received numerous awards. “My Week with Marilyn” (2011) also won over the world audience. In it she plays a costume designer.
Rachel Weisz (born 1970)
actress. Rachel Hannah Weisz was born in 1970 into a Jewish family in London. She studied in Cambridge, later co-founded a theater group and finally celebrated her first film successes. She received Oscar and Golden Globes honors for z. B. “The Eternal Gardener” (2005), international fame also for “Die Mumie” (1999) or “About a Boy” (2002).
Ed Westwick (born 1987)
actor, musician. Edward Westwick was born in Stevenage in 1987 and has a university lecturer as a father. He had his breakthrough with the teen series “Gossip Girl”, which gained international fame since 2007. In 2011 Westwick starred in the Hollywood movie “J. Edgar” opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. He also acted as the front man of “The Filthy Youth”, an indie rock band.
Kate Winslet (born 1975)
Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born in Reading in 1975 and is one of the best actresses in the world. She first impressed internationally with “Heavenly Creatures” in 1994. Then came James Cameron’s “Titanic” in 1997, for which she received several awards. Since then, her films have become legendary – “Iris”, “The Reader”, “The God of Carnage” and many more. Winslet is a great character actress and a master of disguise.