English dramatists and playwrights

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  1. Russell Brand

    Russell Brand


    Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.

  2. Olivia Williams

    Olivia Williams


    Olivia Haigh Williams (born 26 July 1968) is an English film, stage and television actress who has appeared in British and American films and television series.

  3. Charlotte Riley

    Charlotte Riley


    Charlotte Riley (born 29 December 1981) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Sarah Hurst in Easy Virtue and as Catherine Earnshaw in ITV's adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

  4. Agatha Christie

    Agatha Christie


    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections that she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigative work of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Jane Marple, Parker Pyne, Harley Quin/Mr Satterthwaite and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. She wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap. In 1971 she was made a Dame for her contribution to literature.

  5. William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare


    William Shakespeare (/ˈʃkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of around 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, for which the authorship of some is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

  6. Lynn Redgrave

    Lynn Redgrave


    Lynn Rachel Redgrave, (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) was an English actress.

  7. Stephen Tredre

    Stephen Tredre


    Stephen Ralph Tredre (17 July 1963 – 8 December 1997), was an English actor-writer, who died of bone cancer.

  8. Nick Moran

    Nick Moran


    Nicholas James "Nick" Moran (born 23 December 1969) is an English actor, writer, producer and director, best known for his role as Eddy the card sharp in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He appeared as Scabior in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.

  9. Russell Tovey

    Russell Tovey


    Russell George Tovey (born 14 November 1981) is an English actor with numerous television, film and stage credits. Tovey is best known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being Human. His other notable roles include Rudge in both the stage and film version of The History Boys, Steve in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, and Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking.

  10. Robert Shaw

    Robert Shaw


    Robert Archibald Shaw (9 August 1927 – 28 August 1978) was an English actor, novelist, and playwright. With his menacing mutter and intimidating demeanor, he was often cast as a villain. He is best remembered for his performances in Jaws (1975), in which he portrayed the shark hunter, Quint, and The Sting (1973), where he played the conned mobster, Doyle Lonnegan. Shaw also appeared in From Russia with Love (1963), Battle of the Bulge (1965), A Man for All Seasons (1966) (for which he was nominated for the 1967 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Black Sunday (1977), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), and The Deep (1977).

  11. Noel Coward

    Noel Coward


    Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".

  12. Lennie James

    Lennie James


    Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright.

  13. T.S. Eliot

    T.S. Eliot


    Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to the old Yankee Eliot family descended from Andrew Eliot, who migrated to Boston, Massachusetts from East Coker, England in the 1660s. He emigrated to England in 1914 (at age 25), settling, working and marrying there. He was eventually naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39, renouncing his American citizenship.

  14. Aleister Crowley

    Aleister Crowley


    Aleister Crowley (ˈkrli; born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion and philosophy of Thelema, in which role he identified himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century.

  15. Ian Ogilvy

    Ian Ogilvy


    Ian Raymond Ogilvy (born 30 September 1943) is an English actor, playwright, and novelist.

  16. Tracy Ann Oberman

    Tracy Ann Oberman


    Tracy-Ann Oberman (born Tracy Anne Oberman, 1966, Brent, Greater London) is an English television, theatre and radio actress. Best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in BBC1 soap opera EastEnders from 2004–05, she is also a writer. Oberman has contributed to a number of radio sketch shows and in 2008 co-authored with Diane Samuels the critically acclaimed play Three Sisters on Hope Street. In 2010 she wrote and starred alongside Catherine Tate in her BBC Radio 4 play Bette and Joan and Baby Jane and in 2012 wrote the BBC Radio 4 play Rock and Doris and Elizabeth. Oberman was a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper during 2007.

  17. Peter Ustinov

    Peter Ustinov


    Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (ˈjuːstɪnɒf or ˈstɪnɒf; 16 April 1921  – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

  18. Eric Idle

    Eric Idle


    Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer and comedic composer. Idle is a member of the English surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the Rutles on Saturday Night Live, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.

  19. Ralph Brown

    Ralph Brown


    Ralph William John Brown (born 18 June 1957) is an English actor and writer, known for playing Danny the drug dealer in Withnail and I, the security guard Aaron (aka "85") in Alien 3, DJ Bob Silver in The Boat That Rocked/Pirate Radio, super-roadie Del Preston in Wayne's World 2 and the pilot Ric Olié in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He won The Samuel Beckett Award for his first play Sanctuary written for Joint Stock Theatre Company in 1987, and the Raindance and Sapporo Film Festival awards for his first screenplay for the British film New Year's Day in 2001.

  20. Imogen Stubbs

    Imogen Stubbs


    Imogen Stubbs, Lady Nunn (born 20 February 1961) is an English actress and playwright.

  21. Kate Hardie

    Kate Hardie


    Kate Hardie (born Kate Oddie; 26 April 1969) is an English actress, who has appeared in a number of film and television roles.

  22. W. Somerset Maugham

    W. Somerset Maugham


    William Somerset Maugham CH (/ˈmɔːm/ MAWM; 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

  23. Beverley Cross

    Beverley Cross


    Beverley Cross (13 April 1931  – 20 March 1998) was an English playwright, librettist and screenwriter.

  24. Heathcote Williams

    Heathcote Williams


    Heathcote Williams (born 15 November 1941) is an English poet, actor and dramatist. He is perhaps best known for the book-length polemical poem Whale Nation, which in 1988 became, according to Philip Hoare "the most powerful argument for the newly instigated worldwide ban on whaling."

  25. Rhashan Stone

    Rhashan Stone


    Rhashan Stone (born November 3, 1969) is an American-born British actor and comedian. He is best known for appearing in many BBC television comedy shows such as Desmond's and Mutual Friends. Stone is also a stage actor who has performed in numerous productions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, The Royal Court and in London's West End. His roles have included the heroic soldier Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, the drag queen Sanzo in Trance, Hero in the Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the king's brother Clarence in Richard III. Stone is a singer and musician in a wide range of styles, including jazz, soul and gospel. He is also a classically trained singer, musician and composer, and also works occasionally as a playwright.

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