11 April


1819

 Charles Hallé
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 in Hagen, Westphalia, Germany.
(d. 1895)

1914

 Norman McLaren
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 in Stirling, Scotland.
(d. 1987)

1928

 Ethel Kennedy
Ethel Skakel 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 in Chicago.

1930

 Clive Exton
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)

1932

 Joel Grey
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 as Joel David Katz in Cleveland, Ohio.

1933

 Derek Martin
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.

1934

 Ron Pember
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 in Plaistow, London.

1937

 Jill Gascoine
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.

1939

 Louise Lasser
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.

1941

 Shirley Stelfox
Shirley Stelfox (born 11 April 1941) is an English actress, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is best known as Edna Birch in the British soap opera Emmerdale. Born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

1946

 Bob Harris
Robert Brinley Joseph Harris, OBE (born 11 April 1946), known as “‘Whispering Bob Harris”, 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 in Northampton, England.

 Nicholas Ball
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 in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.

1952

 Wayne Laryea
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.

1957

 Tessa Dahl
Chantal Sophia “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 in Oxford, England.

1960

 Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Charles Robert 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 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

1962

 Mark Lawson
Mark Gerard 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 in Hendon, London.

1966

 Lisa Stansfield
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 in Heywood, Lancashire.

1969

 Cerys Matthews
Cerys Elizabeth 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 in Cardiff, Wales.

1974

 Zöe Lucker
Zöe Elizabeth 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 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

1987

 Joss Stone
Jocelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, 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 in Dover, Kent.

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