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Bristol, England

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/

Population:
420,556 (2001 census)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
1946
Bristol University
1876

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Johnny Ball
Game Show Host
23-May-1938   Think of a Number
Banksy
Artist
c. 1977   Graffiti stenciler
Christopher Beeny
Actor
7-Jul-1941   Edward on Upstairs, Downstairs
Blackbeard
Criminal
c. 1680 22-Nov-1718 Infamous pirate
Elizabeth Blackwell
Doctor
3-Feb-1821 31-May-1910 America's first woman doctor
Julie Burchill
Journalist
3-Jul-1959   Co-founder of Modern Review
Veronica Cartwright
Actor
20-Apr-1950   Alien
Thorold Dickinson
Film Director
16-Nov-1903 14-Apr-1984 Gaslight
Alice Evans
Actor
2-Aug-1971   102 Dalmatians
Lee Evans
Comic
25-Feb-1964   British comic
Christopher Fry
Playwright
18-Dec-1907 30-Jun-2005 The Lady's Not for Burning
Cary Grant
Actor
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
Damien Hirst
Artist
1965   Animal slices in formalin as art
Mike Hodges
Film Director
29-Jul-1932   Get Carter
Nik Kershaw
Musician
1-Mar-1958   I Won't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Charles Marriott
Novelist
1869 13-Jul-1957 Art critic, Modern Art
James May
TV Personality
16-Jan-1963   Top Gear
Kevin McNally
Actor
27-Apr-1956   Pirates of the Caribbean
Stephen Merchant
Film/TV Producer
24-Nov-1974   The Office, Extras
Chris Morris
Comic
5-Sep-1965   Brass Eye
Evan Parker
Jazz Musician
5-Apr-1944   Free improv saxophonist
Samuel Lowell Price
Business
12-Jan-1821 19-May-1887 The Price of Price Waterhouse Coopers
David Prowse
Actor
1-Jul-1935   Darth Vader, Green Cross Code Man
Michael Seaton
Astronomer
16-Jun-1923 29-May-2007 Opacity Project
Roni Size
Electronic Musician
29-Oct-1969   Drum-n-bass producer, Newforms
Robert Stephens
Actor
14-Jul-1931 12-Nov-1995 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Terry
Actor
15-Aug-1945   Excalibur
J. Lee Thompson
Film Director
1-Aug-1914 30-Aug-2002 Cape Fear
Tricky
Rapper
27-Jan-1968   Trip-hop rapper
Shaun Woodward
Politician
26-Oct-1958   British MP, St. Helens South
Robert Wyatt
Musician
28-Jan-1945   Songcraftsman and outstanding beard farmer
John Zachary Young
Zoologist
18-Mar-1907 4-Jul-1997 British zoological neurologist

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Fowler
Physicist
27-Feb-1923 8-Nov-1996 Cosmic radiation
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Cozy Powell
Drummer
29-Dec-1947 5-Apr-1998 Drummer, Emerson Lake and Powell
Richard Savage
Poet
c. 1697 1-Aug-1743 Poet-subject of Life of Savage



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