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Famous Connections !


We've got a few famous acting/dramatic connections for you below. Do you know of any yourself, let us know?

Jerome Flynn (Soldier Soldier, & Robson & Jerome) owns a seven bedroomed farm in Llanrian, Pembrokeshire which his father is renovating for bed and breakfast. He lives in Belsize Park, north London, with Anna who is a theatre administrator.

Kenneth Griffith who has appeared in numerous roles in film, TV, and radio including the excellent The Prisoner TV series. He was born in Penfordd, Pembrokeshire.

Stanley Baker was a big name actor with a career spanning from the 1940's to 1970's. His ashes were scattered near Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan. In addition to acting in Zulu, Sands of the Kalahari, Robbery and Where's Jack?, he was also the producer. His company also produced "The Italian Job" but he did not act in it.

The actor Christian Bale was born in 1974 in Pembrokeshire. After working with Rowan Atkinson in London's West End, he turned in a critically acclaimed performance in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987) at age 12. He continues to work in both theatre and film in pieces ranging from Shakespeares (Henry V, 1989; A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1998), to dramas (Swing Kids, 1993; The Portrait of a Lady, 1996) to classics of American literature, playing Laurie in Little Women (1994). He appeared in the update of the 1970s film Shaft (2000).
A list of his roles appears below:
Shaft Returns (2000) .... Walter Williams
American Psycho (2000) .... Patrick Bateman
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) (TV) .... Jesus of Nazareth
Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1999) .... Demetrius
All the Little Animals (1998) .... Bobby
Velvet Goldmine (1998) .... Arthur Stuart
Metroland (1997) .... Chris
Portrait of a Lady, The (1996) .... Edward Rosier
Secret Agent, The (1996) .... Stevie
Pocahontas (1995) (voice) .... Thomas
Prince of Jutland (1994) .... Prince Amled
Little Women (1994) .... Laurie
Swing Kids (1993) .... Thomas Berger
Newsies (1992) .... Jack Kelly/Francis Sullivan
Murder of Quality, A (1991) (TV) .... Tim Perkins
Treasure Island (1990) (TV) .... Jim Hawkins
Henry V (1989) .... Falstaff's Boy
Mio min Mio (1987) .... Yum Yum
Empire of the Sun (1987) .... Jim
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) (TV) .... Alexei
"Heart of the Country" (1986) (mini) TV Series .... Ben Harris

Charles Dale comes from Tenby and appears regularly in Coronation Street as Dennis Stringer who works in the garage alongside Kevin and the boys.

His roles to-date include :

TV credits include The Lakes (BBC1, 1998-99) as Chef; A Touch of Frost (YTV 1992) as Colin Fletcher; Animal Ark Zenith (1992) as Farmer Hapwell; At Home With The Braithwaites (YTV 1999) as Maguire; Big Deal (BBC 1985) as Policeman; Bramwell (Whitby Davison Group 1996) as Duncan; Casualty (BBC 1998) as Billy; Custom and Excise (Granada 1997) as Mike; Genghis Cohen (BBC 1993) as Herr Heller ; Lovejoy (BBC 1991) as Redstone; Morgan's Boy (BBC 1984) as Gareth ; Out of Hours (Monogram Pictures 1998) as Mr Welby; Out of Tune (BBC 1985) as Corporal; Phoebe George (1984) as George
Pythons On The Mountain (BBC 1984) ; Spaced (LWT 1999) as Security Guard; The Bill (Thames 1995) as Collier; The Bill (Thames 1997) as Michael Cooper; The Famous Five (Zenith 1996) as Police Inspector; The Lakes BBC (1997) as Chef; The Lakes II (Company Pictures 1998) as Chef; The Last Romantics (1991) as Ambulance Driver; The Wars of the Roses (1990) as Portman; Touching Evil (1999) as Whelan; Van Der Valk (Elmgate Productions 1991) as Plesman

Film Credits include Secret Society (1999) as Paul; The Hour of the Pig (1992) as Gerard Theiry

Theatre credits include:
A Doll's House (Bristol Old Vic 1991) as Nils Krogstad 1991; A Slice of Saturday Night (King's Head Tour 1999) as Alf ; Abigail's Party (Hampstead 1996) as Tony; Blue Remembered Hills (1995) as Willy; Comedy of Errors (1990) Dromio of Ephesus ; Coriolanus (1991) as Titus Lartius ; Cyrano de Bergerac (Greenwich Theatre1992-3) as Jaloux/Montfleury; Dealer's Choice (1998) as Sweeney ; Look Back in Anger (1984) as Cliff; Saint Joan (Old Vic 1994 as Tour Steward; Spivs (1985) as Billy; Tale of Two Cities (1994) as Judge/Gaspar/Gabelle; Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1996) as Dairyman Crick; The Henries (1986-89) as Douglas/Young Clifford; The Scarlet Pimpernel (1991-92) in Title Role; The Wars of the Roses (1986-89) as Richmond; The Winter's Tale (RSC 1991) as Clown; Three Sisters (1991-2) as Andre; Tittle Tattle (1997) as Stan; Under Milkwood (1983)

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