British movie stars in Paris

Here are 6 famous actors from United Kingdom who live or lived in Paris:

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker (September 19, 1963 Sheffield-) also known as Darren Spooner, Cocker, Jarvis, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Pulp or Jarvis is a British guitarist, musician, keyboard player, singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and music video director. He has one child, Albert Cocker. He has been widely known to be living in Paris and Sheffield.

Cocker rose to fame as the frontman of the band Pulp in the 1990s, which gained critical acclaim and commercial success with their hit single "Common People". In addition to his work with Pulp, Cocker has released several solo albums and collaborated with other musicians. He has also worked as a radio presenter, hosting his own show on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Cocker is known for his distinctive and theatrical stage presence, often engaging with the audience and including humorous anecdotes in his performances. He has also been an outspoken advocate for various political and social causes, including environmentalism and supporting the National Health Service in the UK.

In addition to his music career, Cocker has also dabbled in acting, appearing in several films and TV shows. He also provided the voice for the character of Petey in the children's animated film "Fantastic Mr. Fox", directed by Wes Anderson.

Despite his success and fame, Cocker has maintained a relatively low profile and continues to live a down-to-earth lifestyle. He has spoken openly about his struggles with anxiety and depression, and has worked to raise awareness of mental health issues.

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Johnny Sekka

Johnny Sekka (July 21, 1934 Dakar-September 14, 2006 Agua Dulce) also known as Lamine Sekka, John Sekka or Johnny Shekka was a British actor. His child is called Lamine Sekka. He owned a home in Paris, Banjul, Agua Dulce, London, Janjanbureh, Gambia and Dakar.

Sekka was born in Dakar, Senegal and spent his early years in the country before relocating to London in the early 1950s. He began his acting career in the mid-1950s, first appearing in stage productions before transitioning to television and film roles. Sekka was known for his versatile acting abilities and appeared in a variety of productions, including dramas, comedies, and action films.

Some of his notable roles include appearances in the films "Dr. No" and "The African Queen". Sekka was also a pioneer for black actors in the British entertainment industry and actively fought against racism and oppression throughout his career.

In addition to acting, Sekka was also a polyglot and spoke several languages fluently, including French, Spanish, and Wolof. He was an avid traveler and owned homes in various parts of the world, including Paris, Banjul, Janjanbureh, and Dakar.

Sekka passed away on September 14, 2006, in Agua Dulce, Spain. He has been remembered as a talented actor and an important figure in the fight against racism and discrimination in the British entertainment industry.

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Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber (April 3, 1973 Hammersmith-) a.k.a. Jamie St John Bamber Griffith or Bambini is a British actor. He has three children, Ava Griffith, Isla Elizabeth Angela Griffith and Darcy Griffith. He has been publicly known to be living in Hammersmith, Paris and United Kingdom.

Bamber is best known for his roles in various popular TV shows such as "Battlestar Galactica" and "Law & Order: UK". He studied at St John's College, Cambridge where he earned a degree in Modern Languages before pursuing his acting career. Bamber has also appeared in numerous theatre productions including "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hamlet". In addition to acting, he has also directed and produced several projects. Bamber is also actively involved in various charitable organizations such as WaterAid and has been an ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards since 2016.

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Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett (May 29, 1959 Burnham Deepdale-) also known as Rupert James Hector Everett is a British actor, writer, voice actor, film producer, model, screenwriter and film director. He has been widely known to be living in New York, London, Norfolk, Miami and Paris.

Everett attended the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London and began his acting career in the late 1970s. He gained international recognition for his breakthrough role in the 1981 film "Another Country." Everett has since appeared in numerous successful films, including "My Best Friend's Wedding," "An Ideal Husband," "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Shakespeare in Love," and "The Chronicles of Narnia" franchise.

In addition to his acting career, Everett has also written several books and plays, including his memoir "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins," which became a bestseller. He is openly gay and has been an advocate for LGBT rights. He has also been active in various charitable organizations, such as amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

Everett has received numerous accolades for his work, including a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in "My Best Friend's Wedding." He has also been honored with a Bambi Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe nomination.

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Mika (August 18, 1983 Beirut-) also known as Mica Penniman, Michael Penniman, Mika Penniman or Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr is a British singer, musician, singer-songwriter, songwriter and actor. He has been publicly known to be residing in Beirut, London and Paris.

Mika rose to fame with his debut album "Life in Cartoon Motion", which sold over 5.6 million copies worldwide and won him a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2008. He has since released four more albums, all of which have been critically acclaimed. Throughout his career, Mika has been praised for his unique and theatrical performances, which often involve elaborate costumes and sets. In addition to his music career, Mika has also dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as "Kick-Ass" and "Out of the Blue". Mika is also known for his philanthropic work, particularly with organizations that provide shelter and relief to refugees.

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Gilbert Adair

Gilbert Adair (December 29, 1944 Kilmarnock-December 8, 2011 London) a.k.a. Heurtebise was a British journalist, author, film critic, novelist, poet, screenwriter and actor. He was living in Edinburgh and Paris.

Adair was a well-known film critic and contributed to numerous publications including The Sunday Times and The Independent on Sunday. He was the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including "Love and Death on Long Island", which later became a film starring John Hurt and Jason Priestley. Adair also wrote poetry and translated several works from French into English, including Georges Perec's novel "A Void". Additionally, he wrote screenplays, including the adaptation of his own novel "The Holy Innocents" which was later made into a film called "The Dreamers" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Adair was also an accomplished actor and appeared in several films directed by Raúl Ruiz.

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