Mischa Auer (17 November 1905 – 5 March 1967) was a Russian-Jewish born American actor. Auer was cast in the comedy My Man Godfrey, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. From then on, he was regularly cast in zany comedy roles. Born Mikhail Semyonovich Unskovsky in St. Petersburg, Russia. (d. 1967)
Vanda Godsell (17 November 1922 – 11 April 1990) was an English actress. he always seemed to be “Mrs.” Somebody: Mrs. Weaver in This Sporting Life (1963), Mrs. Pitt in Bitter Harvest (1965), Mrs. Goodge in The Wrong Box (1967). Born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England. (d. 1990)
William Simons (born 17 November 1940) is a Welsh born actor best known for his role as PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat. Other roles have included parts in Crown Court, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries and Cribb. Born in Swansea.
Graham Haberfield (17 November 1941 – 18 October 1975) was an English actor. He did varied stage and television work, but is best remembered as Jerry Booth in Coronation Street and as Winston, the die-hard Manchester City fan in the hit Granada Television sitcom The Dustbinmen. Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. (d. 1975)
Tom Ellis (born 17 November 1978 in Bangor, Wales) is a Welsh actor best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Detective Sergeant Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody on the The Catherine Tate Show. He was also Sam in the BBC comedy Pulling, and plays Gary in Miranda Hart’s BBC2/BBC1 comedy Miranda.
Gregory James Rutherford, MBE (born 17 November 1986) is an English athlete who specialises in the long jump and also competes as a sprinter. He is the 2012 Olympic Champion, 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and 2006 European Championship silver medallist in the long jump.