Sir Charles Hallé (11 April 1819 – 25 October 1895) was an Anglo-German pianist and conductor, and founder of The Hallé orchestra in 1858. Born Karl Halle in Hagen, Westphalia, Germany. (d. 1895)
Norman McLaren, CC, CQ (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn on film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. Born William Norman McLaren in Stirling, Scotland. (d. 1987)
Ethel Kennedy (born April 11, 1928) is the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, who served as Attorney General of the United States and a United States Senator for the state of New York. Born Ethel Skakel in Chicago, Illinois.
Clive Exton (11 April 1930 – 16 August 2007) was a British television and film screenwriter, sometime playwright, and former actor. He is best known for his scripts of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, P. G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster, and Rosemary & Thyme. Born Clive Jack Montague Brooks in Islington, London. (d. 2007)
Ronald Fraser (11 April 1930 – 13 March 1997) was an English-born Scottish character actor, who appeared in numerous British plays, films and television shows from the 1950s to the 1990s. He was perhaps best known as Basil “Badger” Allenby-Johnson in the 1970s television series The Misfit. Born Ronald Gordon Fraser in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England. (d. 1997)
Joel Grey (born April 11, 1932) is an American stage and screen actor, singer, and dancer, known for his role as the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won the Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Award. Born Joel David Katz in Cleveland, Ohio.
Derek Martin (born on 11 April 1933) is a British actor who is best known for his role as Charlie Slater in the British soap opera EastEnders. Born Derek William Rapp in Bow, East London, England.
Ron Pember (born 11 April 1934) is a British actor, stage director and dramatist, best known for his role as Alain Muny in the 1970s BBC drama series Secret Army. He also played the part of Dennis Timson in series 4 to 7 of Rumpole of the Bailey. Born Ronald Henry Pember in Plaistow, London.
Jill Gascoine (born 11 April 1937, Lambeth, London) is a British actress and novelist. She is most widely known for her role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch. Born in Lambeth, London, England.
Louise Lasser (born April 11, 1939) is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of the title character on the soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. She was married to Woody Allen and appeared in several of his films. Born in New York.
Shirley Stelfox (11 April 1941 – 7 December 2015) was an English television actress, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is best remembered as Edna Birch in the British soap opera Emmerdale. Born Shirley Rosemary Stelfox in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England. (d. 2015)
Bob Harris, OBE (born 11 April 1946) is British music presenter known for being a host of the BBC 2 music programme The Old Grey Whistle Test, and as a co-founder of the listings magazine Time Out. Born Robert Brinley Joseph Harris in Northampton, England.
Nicholas Ball (born 11 April 1946) is an English actor. He is best known for playing the title role of James Hazell in the television series Hazell. Born John Nicholas Ball in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.
Wayne Laryea (born 11 April 1952) is a British former television actor. Wayne is best known to American audiences for his role as Harmony in The Bugaloos (1970). British viewers may remember him as Johnny in Pipkins (1973). Born in London, England.
Tessa Dahl (born 11 April 1957) is an English author. After a brief stint as an actress during the 1970s, Tessa Dahl became a prolific author of a best-selling novel Working For Love and best-selling storybooks for children. Born Chantal Sophia Dahl in Oxford, England.
Jeremy Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear. Born Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Mark Lawson (born 11 April 1962) is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. Specialising in culture and the arts, he is best known for fronting the flagship BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row between 1998 and 2014. Born Mark Gerard Lawson in Hendon, London.
Lisa Stansfield (born 11 April 1966) is an English singer and songwriter. She is probably best known internationally for her first UK number-one single, “All Around the World” (1989). Born Lisa Jane Stansfield in Heywood, Lancashire.
Cerys Matthews (born 11 April 1969) is a Welsh singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author. She is known as a BBC 6 music DJ, a documentary maker for BBC Radio, being a judge for the Dylan Thomas Literary Prize, and for formerly being the lead singer of the Welsh rock band Catatonia. Born Cerys Elizabeth Matthews in Cardiff, Wales.
Zöe Lucker (born 11 April 1974) is an English actress best known for playing the roles of Tanya Turner on ITV’s Footballers’ Wives, Vanessa Gold in EastEnders and Carol Barry in Waterloo Road. Born Zöe Elizabeth Lucker in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Joss Stone (born 11 April 1987) is a British soul singer, songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Born Jocelyn Eve Stoker in Dover, Kent.