Person    | Male  Born 25/5/1939 

Sir Ian Mckellen

Born Burnley, Lancashire. Versatile stage and film actor with a repertoire ranging from the classics through science fiction films and pantomime to Coronation Street. He ‘came out’ in 1988 and has since been an active campaigner for gay rights. Awarded the C.B.E. In 1979, knighted 1991 and made a Companion of Honour in 2008. Nicknamed ‘Serena’.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Sir Ian Mckellen

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Laurence Olivier statue

Unveiled by Sir Richard Attenborough, Larry‘s son, Tarquin and widow, Joan Pl...

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Lyceum Theatre

Edgar Allan Poe's maternal grandparents performed as actors at this theatre, ...

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Peter Tatchell

Unveiled by Sir Ian.

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Rose Theatre

Unveiled by Sir Ian.

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J. Arthur Rank

J. Arthur Rank

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Anna Neagle

Anna Neagle

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1 memorial
Hattie Jacques

Hattie Jacques

Actrees, born Josephine Edwina Jacques at 125 High Street, Sandgate, Kent. She featured in some of the most successful British radio and television programmes and films. On radio she was in ITMA, E...

Person, Cinema, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Jenny Agutter

Jenny Agutter

Actor. Born Jennifer Ann Agutter in Taunton, Somerset. Best remembered for playing the role of 'Bobbie' in the 1970 film version of the Railway Children. She had played the same role in a televisio...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Film director. Born at 517 Leytonstone High Road above his father William’s greengrocery and poultry shop. See Spitalfields Life for an unusual take on his life in Leytonstone. When Alfie was about...

Person, Cinema, Seriously Famous

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