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Below are Who Am I questions about British Actors and Actresses.
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I was born on the 11th of June 1959 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. I was the youngest of four children with an elder brother and two older sisters.

My father was a medical doctor and also won a gold medal in the Olympics in 1948.

My mother died from motor neurone disease at the age of 73.

I studied for a degree in archaeology and social anthropology at Selwyn College.

Whilst studying, I was a member of the university dramatic club which has produced well known actors and comedians.

In 1981 me and my rowing partner J.S Palmer were runners-up in the Silver Goblets.

At the Footlights, I met Emma Thompson with whom I became very good friends with.

She introduced me to my future comedy partners who I was very successful with.

I am also famous for my acting in various projects such as Blackadder, Alfresco and sketches for the BBC.

From the age of six, I took piano lessons which is why I also have an interest in music and played a big part in my music career.

I played several classic rock ‘n roll instruments in the t.v series House.

As of August 2010, I am the highest paid actor in a drama series on US Television.

My first Name begins with the letter H.

My second name begins with the letter L

My last name is Laurie

Who am I?

Hugh Laurie


I was born on the 26th of October 1942 in Suffolk England. I am the son of a cook/nursery school teacher and bookkeeper/lorry driver.

My father was a communist and bought me up as an atheist but I am agnostic.

In 1967, I spent a short period of time in Kibbutz, Israel.

My acting career stated in London in the late 1960s when I was told to an audition for a play which I was successful with.

My first major role was in a 1978 educational series intended to tackle adult literacy.

I played a removal man who had problems with reading and writing.

Having starred in some movies, I had won the critics over and was voted best actor golden globe, given a BAFTA award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I appeared in advertisements for British Gas and British Telecom.

More recently, in 2009 I made a return in Jimmy McGovern’s dram serial The street.

For this I received my first Emmy award.

In a recent interview with the guardian, I expressed my regret for appearing in the film Super Mario Bros.

My first name begins with the letter B

My second name begins with the letter H

My last name is Hoskins

Who am I?

Bob Hoskins


I was born on the 22nd of May 1907 in Surrey, England.

I was raised in a severe, strict and religious household.

My father was a High Anglican priest.

I was grief-stricken when my mother died at the age of 48, I was 12.

At the age of 17, I attended the central school of speech and drama.

In 1926 I joined the Birmingham Repertory Company.

In 1927 I played Hamlet and Macbeth.

I got married to a young actress in July, 1930.

My only son was born in 1936.

I had problems with my marriage.

I made my film debut in ‘the temporary widow’ and played my first leading role on film in ‘The yellow ticket.’

My stage breakthrough was in ‘Private Lives,’ 1930 followed by ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ 1935.

I also starred in Pride and Prejudice 1940.

In 1947 I was made Knight Bachelor and a year later, I was on the board of directors for the old vic theatre.

I received an Academy Award nomination for Sleuth, Marathon Man and the Boys from Brazil.

In 1988, at the age of 81 I gave my final performance.

I died at my home in West Sussex from renal failure in 1989.

My First name is Laurence

My second name begins with Oli

Who am I?

Laurence Olivier


I was born on the on the 28th of December 1934, in Ilford, Essex.

I am the daughter of a Glasgow born secretary and health pathologist.

I have older twin brother called Alistair and Ian.

I studied at Oxford High school.

I have an extensive career both on screen and live theatre.

I appeared in a 1954 television programme called Oxford Accents

I began my career at Oxford playhouse in 1956.

In 1969, I won the academy award for best actress for my performance as an unorthodox Scottish school teacher.

I appeared as a nun in Sister Act.

I was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1970.

In 1978, I was nominated for a BAFTA; best supporting actress

I appeared in numerous productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

In 2010, I won an Emmy award for outstanding lead actress.

I have appeared in the recent series of Downton Abbey.

I played Professor Mcgonagall in the Harry Potter Movies.

I have been married twice.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer but have made a full recovery.

My first name begins with M.

My second name has 5 letters.

My last name is Smith.

Who am I?

Maggie Smith


I was born on 25th May 1939 in Burnley Lancashire, shortly before World War II

I spent most of my early life in Wigan.

My father was a civil engineer.

My mother died when I was 12 years old and my father died when I was 24.

My acting career started in Bolton little theatre of which I am now the patron.

I won a scholarship to st Catharine’s College, Cambridge at the age of 18.

In 1969, I took on the role of George Matthews in ‘A touch of Love’

I started to become widely recognised in the early 1990s through several roles in Hollywood films.

In 1993, I had a supporting role as a South African Tycoon in Six Degrees of Separation.

My breakthrough role among American audiences happened when I played an old Nazi officer.

I was nominated for the academy award for best actor for my role in Gods and Monsters.

On 16 March 2002l I was the host of Saturday Night Live.

I was nominated for an Emmy award for outstanding lead actor in the movie The prisoner.

My first name has three letters and starts with I.

My second name starts with Mc.

Who am I?

Ian McKellen


I was born on the 14th of March 1933 in South East London.

I am the son of a cook/charlady and a fish market porter.

My father was part Irish

I was bought up in my mother’s religion.

I evacuated to Norfolk during the Second World War

I passed my eleven plus exam in 1944 and won a scholarship to Hackney Downs Grocers’ School.

I have worked as a filing clerk and a messenger for a film company.

I served in the British Army’s Royal Fusiliers between 1952 and 1954.

My acting career began in Sussex.

I entered the public eye as an upper class British Army Officer in a film beginning with ‘Z’

I made my first film in the United States in 1966.

Whilst staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel, I met my long term friends.

I played a villain in a Steven Seagal film.

I appeared in Miss Congeniality.

I have been Oscar nominated six times.

I won my first Academy Award for a 1986 film.

I was appointed CBE in 1992.

2008, I was awarded the prize for outstanding contribution to show business.

My first name is Michael.

My second name begins with C.

Who am I?

Michael Caine


I was born in Swiss Cottage, London.

My father’s nickname was Klop.

My mother was a painter and a ballet designer.

I was educated at Westminster School.

I faced a difficult childhood because my parents were fighting constantly.

I trained to be an actor in my late teens and attempted playwriting.

I made my stage debut in 1938 at the Players’ Theatre, becoming quickly established.

I served as a private in the British Army during World War II.

I have appeared in propaganda films.

My best known play is Romanoff and Juliet.

I won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for my roles in Spartacus and Topkapi.

Between 1952 and 1955 I starred in a comedy radio show.

In 1960s, I directed several operas including Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

I have also done set and costume designing for Don Giovanni.

In 1984, I went to meet the Indian Prime Minister but she was assassinated.

I served as President of the World Federalist Movement.

I am best known by Britons and Americans as a chat show guest.

I spoke English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian fluently.

In the late 1960s, I became a Swizz citizen to avoid the British tax system.

I died on the 28th of March 2004.

My first name is of a Disney Character beginning with P.

My second name begins with U and ends in V.

My second name is Ustinov.

Who am I?

Peter Ustinov


I was born on the 5th of October 1975 in Reading, Berkshire.

I am the second of four children born to a barmaid and a swimming pool contractor.

My younger brother was the only sibling who did not pursue an acting career.

I began studying drama at the age of 11 at Redroofs Theatre School.

At the age of 12, I appeared in a television advertisement directed by filmmaker Tim Pope.

My television career began with a co-starring role on a children’s science fiction programme.

In 1996, I starred in Jude and Hamlet.

I married a director in 1988 but got divorced in 2001.

I was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for children in 2000.

I play a role in the film Titanic.

In 2005 I appeared in an episode of BBC’s comedy series ‘Extras.’

I am thought to be worth 60 million GBP.

In 2007, I worked with a character from the Titanic in another film.

In 2011, I appeared in Contagion.

I won an Academy Award for Best Actress for my performance in The reader.

I fall deeply in love with Jack in the Titanic.

My first name begins with K

My second name has 7 letters.

My first name is Kate.

Who am I?

Kate Winslet


I was born on the 22nd of January 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

I am the son of an amateur actress/engineer and an Anglican clergyman.

I have an adopted sister called Monica.

My father was a vicar at St John in Sunderland.

I got married to an old friend in September 1984.

I got divorced in early January 1990.

My mother died in 1975 and my father died in 1999 at the age of 95.

At the age of eight, I was sent to Anglican St Michael’s Preparatory School in Otford.

My first acting role was of a girl in a school production The Bluebird.

In 1959 I won a scholarship to study for an Art Teachers Diploma.

My first film was The Wild and the Willing.

My first major role was as Richard Rich.

I have starred in Disney’s The Black Cauldron.

In 2001, I played the wand-maker in the first Harry Potter Film.

In June 2004, I was made CBE.

I took part in a BBC genealogical television series which investigated my family history.

In 2008 I appeared in Indiana Jones.

My first name starts with J.

My last name starts with H

My first name is John.

Who am I?

John Hurt


I was born on the 16th of October 1925 in London.

My mother was an Irish actress.

My father was a timber merchant and politician.

My early theatrical influences were Deanna Durbin.

I attended South Hampstead High School for Girls.

My father died from stomach cancer in 1934.

Prior to the Blitz, my mother took me and my siblings to New York City where we settled.

I worked at a department store in Los Angeles.

In 1945 I married an American Actor.

The marriage dissolved after a year but we remained good friends.

I became a naturalised US citizen in 1951.

My first film role was Nancy Oliver in Gaslight.

On Broadway, I first appeared in plays such as Hotel Paradiso and A Taste of Honey.

In 1966 I played the title role in a musical.

I received my first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, 1966.

In 1975, I portrayed Gertrude in the Royal National Theatre of London.

I have starred in several dramas before doing Broadway, including The World of Henry Orient.

I co-starred in Mr Popper’s Penguins, released in June 2011.

My first name begins with A.

My second name ends in Y.

My second name is Lansbury.

Who am I?

Angela Lansbury


I was born on the 27th of October 1939 in Somerset.

I was an only child.

My second name changed from ‘Cheese’ when my father joined the army.

I was educated at St Peter’s Preparatory School.

I was a star pupil and received a prize for English studies and doing well in sports.

After leaving school I studied Law and joined Cambridge Footlights.

I went back to teach Science, English, Geography, History and Latin at prep school.

In the 1970s, me and my wife co-wrote and starred in a famous British sitcom.

I also starred in Monty Python.

In 1977 I appeared as a guest star on the Muppet Show.

I won the TV Times award for the funniest man on TV, 1978/1979.

In 1980, I play Petruchio in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

In 1988 I wrote and starred in A fish called Wanda.

In 1996 I declined the British Honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

1999, I appeared in a James Bond movie.

In 2001, I was cast in Rat Race.

I am a famous English Actor, comedian, writer and film producer.

My middle name is Marwood.

My first name begins with J.

My second name is Cleese.

Who am I?

John Cleese


I was born on the first of October 1935 in Surrey, England.

My mother was married to a teacher of metal and woodworking.

My family were very poor and lived in a deprived area of London.

My stepfather sponsored lessons for me, first at Cone-Ripman School and then an independent arts educational school in London.

I performed unbilled on stage with my parents for about two years.

My big break arrived when my stepfather introduced me to Val Parnell.

On the 1st of November 1948, I became the youngest solo performer ever to be seeon in a Royal Command Variety Performance.

I became quite famous after worker on a BBC comedy radio show.

On the eve of my birthday, I made my Broadway debut portraying Polly Browne in a highly successful London musical.

In 1959, I married set designer Tony Walton.

As a result of my performance in Mary Poppins, I won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

By the end of 1967, I was one of the world’s most successful film stars.

In 1993, I starred in a limited run at the Manhattan Theatre Club in an American premiere putting it together.

I have also starred in Princess Diaries.

In 2008, an autobiography of me was published.

My first name begins with J

My second name ends in S

Who am I?

Julie Andrews