British actors born in 1940

Here are 31 famous actors from United Kingdom were born in 1940:

Christopher Timothy

Christopher Timothy (October 14, 1940 Bala-) is a British actor.

He is best known for his role as James Herriot in the TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" from 1978-1990. Timothy started his career as a stage actor, but soon transitioned into TV and film work in the 1960s. He has appeared in several popular British TV shows, including "Casualty", "Holby City", and "Doctors". He has also worked as a voiceover artist and narrator, lending his voice to numerous documentaries and children's programs. In addition to his acting career, Timothy is an accomplished author and has published several books on the art of acting.

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Tim Brooke-Taylor

Tim Brooke-Taylor (July 17, 1940 Buxton-) also known as Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor, Tim Brooke Taylor, Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE, Cambridge Circus, Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE or Brooke Taylor, Tim is a British writer, actor, comedian and screenwriter. He has two children, Ben Taylor and Edward Taylor.

Brooke-Taylor is best known for his work as a member of the comedy group, The Goodies, alongside Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. The Goodies had a popular television show in the 1970s, which featured a mix of slapstick humor and social commentary. Brooke-Taylor also had a successful career in radio, notably as a panelist on the long-running BBC radio show, "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue," which he appeared on for over 40 years. In addition to his comedy work, Brooke-Taylor has written several books, including children's books and memoirs about his life in show business. In 2011, he was awarded an OBE for his services to entertainment. Brooke-Taylor passed away on April 12, 2020 from complications due to COVID-19.

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David Jason

David Jason (February 2, 1940 Edmonton, London-) a.k.a. David John White, Sir David Jason, Sir David John White or Sir David John White, OBE is a British actor, voice actor and television producer. He has one child, Sophie Mae Jason.

David Jason is best known for his roles in British television sitcoms such as "Only Fools and Horses," "Open All Hours," and "The Darling Buds of May." He has also lent his voice to many animated programs, including "Danger Mouse" and "Count Duckula." Jason trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began his acting career in the 1960s. In 1993, he was awarded the OBE for his services to acting, and in 2005, he was knighted for his services to drama. Throughout his distinguished career, Jason has won numerous awards for his performances, including several BAFTA Awards. He continues to be a well-respected figure in the British entertainment industry.

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Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart (July 13, 1940 Mirfield-) a.k.a. Sir Patrick Stewart, Patrick Hewes Stewart, Sir Patrick Hewes Stewart or Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE is a British actor, voice actor, journalist, television director and film producer. His children are called Daniel Stewart and Sophie Alexandra Stewart.

Stewart is best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and as Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" film series. He has also had a successful career on stage, starring in numerous plays including "Macbeth," "Hamlet," and "Waiting for Godot." In addition to his acting career, Stewart is an advocate for various causes, including women's rights, domestic violence prevention, and the fight against childhood leukemia. He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Ronald Pickup

Ronald Pickup (June 7, 1940 Chester-) also known as Ronald Alfred Pickup is a British actor. His children are called Rachel Pickup and Simon Pickup.

Pickup began his acting career in the late 1960s with appearances in a number of British television dramas. He later moved on to film, including notable performances in "The Day of the Jackal" (1973) and "The Mission" (1986). In addition to his screen work, Pickup has also performed extensively on stage, including productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. More recently, he is known for his role as Neville Chamberlain in the Netflix drama "The Crown" (2019) and his portrayal of Norman Cousins in the BBC drama "The Best of Men" (2012). Pickup passed away on February 24, 2021 at the age of 80.

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Bernard Holley

Bernard Holley (August 9, 1940 Eastcote-) is a British actor.

He is best known for his role as Philippe in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, as well as for his work on British television. Holley appeared in several episodes of the popular sci-fi series Doctor Who in the 1960s and 70s, playing characters such as Peter Haydon in "The War Machines" and Adam Colby in "Colony in Space." He also had recurring roles on shows like Emmerdale and The Bill. In addition to his acting career, Holley has worked as a voice actor, providing English dubbing for foreign films and animation.

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Ralph Bates

Ralph Bates (February 12, 1940 Bristol-March 27, 1991 London) was a British actor. He had two children, Will Bates and Daisy Bates.

Ralph Bates was best known for his work in horror films and television shows. He gained popularity for his portrayal of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the 1968 horror movie "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde". He also appeared in other horror movies such as "Horror of Frankenstein" and "Lust for a Vampire".

Apart from horror films, Ralph Bates also appeared in a few British television series such as "Poldark", "The Caesars" and "Dear John". He was regarded as a versatile actor who could play a range of roles.

Despite his success as an actor, Ralph Bates struggled with alcoholism and depression. He died in 1991 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 51.

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John J. Carney

John J. Carney (August 25, 1940 London-February 24, 1995 London) also known as John Carney or John James G. Carney was a British actor.

He started his acting career in the 1960s and became a well-known face on British television, appearing in popular shows such as "The Bill" and "Doctor Who". Carney was also a talented stage actor and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with notable performances in plays such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Winter's Tale". In addition to his acting career, Carney was an active Labour Party supporter and campaigned for workers' rights. He passed away in 1995 at the age of 54.

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Adam Faith

Adam Faith (June 23, 1940 Acton, London-March 8, 2003 Stoke-on-Trent) also known as Terence Nelhams, Faith, Adam, Adam Faith and the Roulettes, The Worried Men, Terence "Terry" Nelhams-Wright, Terence Nelhams-Wright or Terry Nelhams was a British singer, musician, journalist and actor. His child is called Katya Nelhams-Wright.

Faith rose to fame in the 1960s with a string of hits including "What Do You Want?" and "Poor Me." He was also a successful actor, appearing in several films including "Beat Girl" and "Stardust." In the 1970s, Faith transitioned to a career in television, working as a presenter and producer. He produced several successful TV shows, including "Budgie" and "Minder." Faith continued to work in the entertainment industry until his death in 2003 at the age of 62. He was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1998 for his services to music and entertainment.

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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr (July 7, 1940 Liverpool-) a.k.a. Richard Starkey, Richard Starkey MBE, Richard Starkey M.B.E., Ritchie, Ringo or The Beatles is a British drummer, singer, musician, songwriter, actor, singer-songwriter, peace activist, composer, cinematographer, film director, lyricist and film producer. He has three children, Zak Starkey, Jason Starkey and Lee Starkey.

Ringo Starr is widely recognized as one of the greatest drummers in rock ‘n’ roll history. He achieved worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles, a British rock band that is considered to be the most influential band of all time. Starr also contributed lead and backing vocals to some of The Beatles’ songs, including “Yellow Submarine”, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, and “Octopus’s Garden”.

After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, Starr began a successful solo career, recording hit songs such as “Photograph” and “It Don’t Come Easy”. He also formed his own supergroup, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, which has included various legendary musicians such as Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, and Randy Bachman.

In addition to his work in music, Starr has also dabbled in acting, with credits in films such as “Candy” (1968) and “That’ll Be the Day” (1973). He has also lent his voice to animated films such as “The Magic Christian” (1969) and “Thomas & Friends” (2009-2015).

Starr has been a dedicated peace activist for many years and has campaigned for various humanitarian causes, including animal rights and the fight against AIDS. In 2018, he was awarded knighthood by the British Royal Family for his services to music.

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Richard O'Callaghan

Richard O'Callaghan (March 7, 1940 London-) also known as Richard Rooke, Richard Brook or Richard Brooke is a British actor.

He is known for his work on stage, film, and television. O'Callaghan began his acting career in the 1960s and has since appeared in numerous productions. Some of his notable roles include playing King Arthur in "Camelot" on stage, and appearing in the films "Carry On Loving" and "Clockwise". He has also made appearances on popular TV shows such as "Doctor Who", "The Bill", and "EastEnders". O'Callaghan continues to act and perform, and is regarded as one of the most versatile actors in the industry.

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John Lennon

John Lennon (October 9, 1940 Liverpool-December 8, 1980 New York City) also known as Lennon, John Winston Ono Lennon, John Ono Lennon, John Winston Lennon, J. Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, John, John Ono Lennon, MBE, John Winston Ono Lennon MBE or The Beatles was a British artist, musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, actor, record producer, film director, film producer, screenwriter, writer, film score composer, activist, composer, visual artist and music artist. He had two children, Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon.

Aside from being known as a member of the legendary band The Beatles, John Lennon also had a successful solo career. He released several albums during his solo career, including Imagine, Mind Games, and Walls and Bridges. Lennon was also known for his activism and outspoken views on politics and peace. He and his wife Yoko Ono famously staged a week-long "bed-in for peace" in protest of the Vietnam War. Lennon's life was tragically cut short when he was shot and killed by an obsessed fan outside his apartment building in New York City in 1980. He remains one of the most influential and iconic figures in music history.

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Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon (October 19, 1940 Cabra, Dublin-) a.k.a. Sir Michael Gambon, Mike Gambon, Sir Michael John Gambon, Sir Michael John Gambon, CBE, The Great Gambon or Sir Michael John Gambon KBE is a British actor, engineer and voice actor. His children are called William Gambon, Michael Gambon and Fergus Gambon.

Gambon is best known for his roles in the Harry Potter film series, where he portrayed Albus Dumbledore in the later films after the death of original actor Richard Harris. He has also appeared in numerous other films including "Gosford Park," "Sleepy Hollow," and "The King's Speech." Gambon has had a successful career on stage as well, performing in productions such as "The Caretaker," "Endgame," and "Krapp's Last Tape." In 1998, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to drama, and in 2004, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to the arts. Gambon continues to act in film, television, and theatre.

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John Hurt

John Hurt (January 22, 1940 Chesterfield-) also known as John Vincent Hurt, John Vincent Hurt, CBE or John Hurt CBE is a British actor and voice actor. He has two children, Nick Hurt and Sasha John Vincent Hurt.

Hurt's career in acting spanned over six decades, during which he appeared in numerous films and television shows. Some of his notable roles include Kane in the sci-fi horror film "Alien", John Merrick in "The Elephant Man", Winston Smith in "1984", and Professor Broom in the superhero film "Hellboy". Hurt also worked extensively in theatre, with his most famous stage role being that of Krapp in Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape".

In addition to his acting work, Hurt was also appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2004 for his services to drama. He also served as the Chancellor of the Norwich University of the Arts from 2013 until his death in 2017. Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, and passed away on January 25, 2017, at the age of 77.

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Paul Shane

Paul Shane (June 19, 1940 Thrybergh-May 16, 2013 Rotherham) a.k.a. George Frederick Speight was a British actor. He had three children, Gillian Speight, Janice Speight and Andrea Speight.

Shane was best known for his role as Ted Bovis in the popular British sitcom "Hi-de-Hi!" which aired from 1980 to 1988. Prior to his acting career, Shane was a miner in South Yorkshire for 15 years.

He began his acting career in the early 1970s and appeared in a number of TV shows and films including "The Benny Hill Show", "Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!", and "Coronation Street". He also appeared in various pantomimes and stage productions throughout his career.

Shane was beloved by his fans for his comedic talents and charm on screen. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 72.

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John Mahoney

John Mahoney (June 20, 1940 Bispham, Blackpool-) also known as Patrick John Mahoney is a British actor, voice actor, teacher and journalist.

Mahoney is best known for playing the role of Martin Crane, the father of Frasier and Niles Crane, in the hit TV sitcom "Frasier." He received two Emmy nominations for his role in the show, which aired from 1993 to 2004.

Mahoney began his career as a stage actor in Chicago, where he lived for many years. He was a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and appeared in numerous productions on Broadway, including "The House of Blue Leaves" and "The Water Engine."

In addition to his work on stage and television, Mahoney also appeared in several films, including "Say Anything..." and "In the Line of Fire." He was also a popular voice actor, lending his voice to characters in films such as "Antz" and "The Iron Giant," as well as TV shows like "The Simpsons" and "3rd Rock from the Sun."

Outside of acting, Mahoney was known for his love of journalism and was a frequent contributor to various publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Wall Street Journal. He also taught acting classes at several universities across the United States.

Mahoney passed away on February 4, 2018, at the age of 77.

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Michael Sarne

Michael Sarne (August 6, 1940 Paddington-) also known as Sarne, Mike, Michael Scheuer, Michael Scheuer Sarne or Mike Sarne is a British singer, film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer. His children are called William Sarne, Emma Sarne, Abigail Sarne, Sarah Sarne and Claudia Sarne.

Sarne began his career as a singer in the 1960s, releasing several singles and albums. He had a hit with the song "Come Outside" in 1962, which featured the voice of actress Wendy Richard. Sarne went on to star in and direct several films, including the cult classic "Joanna" in 1968. He also wrote the screenplay for the film "Myra Breckinridge" in 1970.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Sarne has also been involved in political activism, particularly in relation to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He has written and spoken extensively on the issue, and has been a vocal critic of Israel's policies towards Palestinians.

Sarne's personal life has been somewhat tumultuous, with multiple marriages and relationships. He has been open about his struggles with addiction and mental health, and has sought treatment for these issues over the years. Despite these challenges, he has remained active in his various creative pursuits and continues to have a dedicated fan base.

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John Alderton

John Alderton (November 27, 1940 Gainsborough-) is a British actor and voice actor. He has three children, Nicholas Alderton, Richard Alderton and Kate Alderton.

Alderton's acting career began in the 1960s, when he appeared in many British TV shows and films. He rose to fame in the 1970s for his role in the BBC sitcom "Please, Sir!" and its sequel "The Fenn Street Gang". He went on to star in the ITV drama "Upstairs, Downstairs" and the BBC series "Little Miss".

In addition to his work on screen, Alderton is a highly-regarded voice actor. He has lent his voice to many animated TV shows and films, including "Fireman Sam", "Dennis the Menace", and "The Snowman and the Snowdog".

In recent years, Alderton has semi-retired from acting to focus on his passion for painting. He has exhibited his artwork in galleries throughout the UK.

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Harvey Jason

Harvey Jason (February 29, 1940 London-) otherwise known as Harvey Albert Jason is a British actor and businessperson. He has two children, Joshua Jason and Louis Jason.

Harvey Jason started his acting career in the 1960s with TV shows such as "Z Cars" and "The Saint." He moved to the United States in the 1970s and appeared in several films and TV shows, including "The Money Pit," "The Paper Chase," and "Cheers."

Aside from his acting career, Jason also founded his own successful fragrance company called Harvey Prince. The company now has a wide range of beauty and lifestyle products sold in major retail outlets worldwide.

Despite his successful business ventures, Jason remains active in the entertainment industry and continues to act in films and TV shows. He has also lent his voice talent to several popular video games, including "Assassin's Creed" and "Red Dead Redemption."

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Dyson Lovell

Dyson Lovell (August 28, 1940 Rhodesia-) is a British actor, television producer, film producer and casting director.

Throughout his career, Dyson Lovell has been involved in the production of many popular television shows and films. He started his career as an actor in the 1970s, appearing in several British television series. Later, he transitioned into producing and casting, working on films such as "The Remains of the Day" and "The Madness of King George".

In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Lovell has been an active philanthropist, supporting various charities including UNICEF and Save the Children. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to film and television production.

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Dave Atkins

Dave Atkins (October 11, 1940 Plymouth-April 23, 2008 Watford) also known as David Atkins or Dave Aktins was a British actor.

Atkins began his acting career in the 1960s and appeared in several television shows and films, including "Z-Cars," "The Sweeney," "Minder," "The Bill," and "EastEnders." He was also a prolific stage actor, performing in numerous productions in London's West End and regional theaters across the UK. In addition to acting, Atkins was also a talented writer and director, with several of his plays receiving critical acclaim. He was married to fellow actress Jill Baker for over 40 years, and together they had two children. Atkins passed away in 2008 at the age of 67.

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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam (November 22, 1940 Minneapolis-) a.k.a. Terence Vance Gilliam, Captain Chaos, Terry C. Gilliamberg, Marty Rigelli, Terry Terry Whicker Alan Gilliam, The Usual Lot, Terry Whicker Gilliam, Terry Spam Sausage Spam Egg Gilliam, Terry [Egg on Face] Gilliam, Montypython Flyingcircus, Monty Python or Terence Vance "Terry" Gilliam is a British animator, film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor. He has three children, Amy Gilliam, Harry Gilliam and Holly Gilliam.

Terry Gilliam is best known for his work as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, which he joined in the late 1960s. He was responsible for creating the distinctive animated sequences that appeared in the group's television series and films, and he also directed several of the group's movies, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Life of Brian.

After leaving Monty Python, Gilliam went on to direct a number of acclaimed films, including Brazil, The Fisher King, and Twelve Monkeys. He is known for his highly imaginative, often surreal style, and his films frequently explore themes of dystopia, bureaucracy, and technology gone awry.

In addition to his work in film, Gilliam has also had a successful career as a stage director and has written several books, including his autobiography, Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir. Despite facing many challenges throughout his career, including battles with censorship and funding difficulties, Gilliam has remained a highly influential and respected figure in the world of film and comedy.

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David Cook

David Cook (September 21, 1940 City of Preston, Lancashire-) also known as Doctor David Cook or David L. Cook is a British screenwriter, author and actor.

He is best known for his work as an author, having written over 30 books on a variety of topics such as forgiveness, relationships, and Christianity. Cook obtained his PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Southern California and taught communication courses at several universities. As an actor, he appeared in the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the movie "By Dawn's Early Light". Cook has also been a co-host on the Christian television program "Life Today" and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He resides in Colorado with his wife and has two children.

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Peter McEnery

Peter McEnery (February 21, 1940 Walsall-) also known as Peter Mc Enery or Peter Robert McEnery is a British actor. He has one child, Kate McEnery.

Peter McEnery first gained attention as an actor with his role in the 1960s film “The Moon-Spinners”. He went on to act in several notable films throughout the decade including “The Heroes of Telemark” and “Entertaining Mr. Sloane”. In addition to film, McEnery has also acted in television and on stage, performing in productions such as “The Winter's Tale” and “Romeo and Juliet”. He also made an appearance in the popular television series “The Vicar of Dibley” in the 1990s. Aside from his acting career, McEnery is also involved in environmental conservation efforts, particularly in relation to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.

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Derek Deadman

Derek Deadman (May 1, 1940 Fulham-) otherwise known as Derek Deadmin is a British actor.

He is best known for his role as Tom the Innkeeper in the Harry Potter films. Deadman started his acting career in the 1970s and had various roles in popular TV shows such as "The Sweeney" and "Z-Cars". He also made appearances in films like "The Green Man" and "Superman II". Deadman's role as Tom the Innkeeper in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was originally a minor one, but it was expanded for the subsequent films due to the popularity of the character. In addition to acting, Deadman is also a trained stage carpenter and served as a technical advisor for the 1993 film "Shadowlands".

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Robert Morris

Robert Morris (August 31, 1940 Gosport-) is a British actor.

He is best known for his roles in the films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "For Your Eyes Only," both of which he played the character of Admiral Hargreaves. Morris began his acting career in the 1960s and has since appeared in numerous television shows and films. Aside from his acting work, Morris is also a respected acting coach and teacher, having trained many notable actors throughout his career. He is a frequent guest speaker at universities and acting schools and has written several books on acting and the entertainment industry. Morris has also worked as a director and producer on a number of theatre productions.

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Julian Chagrin

Julian Chagrin (February 22, 1940 London-) also known as Julian Joy Chagrin, Julian Chagin or None is a British actor, film producer and screenwriter.

He is best known for his work in the entertainment industry during the 1960s and 70s. Chagrin was a member of the comedy troupe the Alberts, which gained popularity in the UK during the 60s with their absurdist and satirical routines.

In addition to his comedic work, Chagrin also had a successful career as a film producer and screenwriter. He worked on several films, including the 1980 cult classic "The Blues Brothers" and the 1983 adventure-comedy "Yellowbeard". Chagrin also wrote and directed the 1986 film "The Flyer", which won several awards at international film festivals.

Chagrin continues to be involved in the entertainment industry to this day, and is known for his contributions to the world of comedy and film.

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John Byrne

John Byrne (January 6, 1940 Paisley-) a.k.a. Johnny Byrne is a British playwright, artist, screenwriter, actor, television director and visual artist. He has four children, Honor Byrne, Xavier Byrne, John Byrne and Celie Byrne.

Born in Scotland, John Byrne is known for his multifaceted career that spans across various mediums. He initially gained acclaim as a playwright in the 1970s before making a name for himself in the comic book industry, co-creating iconic characters like the Canadian superhero Wolverine and the British character Captain Britain.

Byrne also pursued a career in television, working as a screenwriter and television director for shows like "Doctor Who", "All Creatures Great and Small", and "The Bill". He also directed the award-winning BBC drama series "Tutti Frutti", which starred Robbie Coltrane and Emma Thompson.

In addition to his work in writing and television, Byrne is also a respected visual artist, working primarily in painting and printmaking. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and Europe.

Throughout his career, Byrne has received numerous accolades and awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Serial for "Tutti Frutti" and the Eagle Award for Favourite Comic Book Artist.

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Adrian Street

Adrian Street (December 5, 1940 Brynmawr-) a.k.a. The Exotic One, Kid Tarzan Jonathan, The Nature Boy or Hell's Angel #1 is a British actor and wrestler.

He began his wrestling career in the early 1960s and quickly gained a reputation for his flamboyant and outrageous personality, as well as his impressive wrestling skills. Street often dressed in extravagant outfits, covered in glitter and sequins, and would perform outrageous gestures and dances both in and out of the ring.

In addition to his wrestling career, Street is also an accomplished musician, having released several albums of his own music over the years. He has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including the hit 1980s TV show The A-Team.

Throughout his career, Street has won numerous championships, both as a singles wrestler and as part of tag teams. He has also been inducted into several wrestling halls of fame, including the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020. Despite retiring from active wrestling in the 1990s, he remains an important figure and legend in the world of professional wrestling.

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Tony Holland

Tony Holland (January 18, 1940 Shoeburyness-November 28, 2007 London) otherwise known as Anthony John "Tony" Holland or Anthony John Holland was a British writer, screenwriter and actor.

He is best known for co-creating the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, which premiered in 1985 and went on to become one of the UK's most beloved and long-running television shows. Holland began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, before transitioning into writing and eventually screenwriting. In addition to his work on EastEnders, Holland also contributed to other notable television shows such as Eldorado and Angels. Throughout his career, Holland was recognized for his exceptional contributions to British television, earning a BAFTA TV Award for his work on EastEnders in 1999. Despite passing away in 2007, Holland's legacy continues to live on through his work and impact on the entertainment industry.

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Roy Walker

Roy Walker (July 31, 1940 Belfast-) a.k.a. Robert "Roy" Walker or Robert Walker is a British presenter, comedian and actor. He has two children, Josie Walker and Mark Walker.

Roy Walker began his career in entertainment in the 1960s, working as a stand-up comedian across the UK. He moved into presenting in the 1980s and became a household name as the host of the popular game show Catchphrase, which ran from 1986 to 1999.

In addition to his work on Catchphrase, Walker has appeared in a number of other television shows, including The Comedians, Celebrity Squares, and Voices. He has also acted in a variety of TV dramas and films, including the hit movie Wedding Belles.

Walker has continued to perform as a comedian and presenter, and in recent years he has also taken part in a number of reality TV shows, including Celebrity Coach Trip and The Real Marigold Hotel.

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