Famous Welsh - Welsh Celebrities

What is that common thread that ties the rich and the famous like Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Courteney Cox, Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, and Christian Bale together? Well, it is their nationality. True that! From celebrated crooners and iconic movie stars to cutting-edge comedians and fine poets, Wales has produced abundant talent in course of its history. And if you think that is all, read further. You will be surprised to know that eminent personalities like Tom Jones, Roald Dahl, King Arthur and Bertrand Russell too called Wales their home. With such an awe-inspiring lot of talent to its credit, it is surprising how Wales has managed to understate its greatness on the face of the world all along. Let us pay tribute to the greatest Welshmen of all times in their biographies below. Read all about their timeline discover interesting trivia and dig some lesser-known facts about these famous Welsh people here.

Find out more about the greatest Welsh people, including Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Taron Egerton, Roald Dahl and Richard Burton.

The Most Famous Welsh

Emma Rhys-JonesJuly 29, 1991WelshEmma Rhys-Jones is best known as the fiancée of Welsh professional footballer Gareth Bale
Leondre Antonio DevriesOctober 6, 2000WelshLeondre Devries is a British Rapper
Laura AshleySeptember 7, 1925WelshLaura Ashley was a Welsh fashion designer
Shirley BasseyJanuary 8, 1937WelshShirley Bassey is a world-famous Welsh singer who has recorded numerous hits and is best known for her three James Bond theme songs.
Marina DiamandisOctober 10, 1985WelshMarina Diamandis is a Welsh singer-songwriter known by her stage name 'Marina and the Diamonds'
Taron EgertonNovember 10, 1989WelshTaron Egerton is a Welsh actor known for his role in the TV series 'The Smoke.'
Ryan GiggsNovember 29, 1973WelshRyan Giggs is a famous British-Welsh former footballer
Reuben De MaidMarch 24, 2005WelshReuben De Maid is a Welsh singer and makeup artist
Roald DahlSeptember 13, 1916British, WelshRoald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and poet
Shaheen JafargholiJanuary 23, 1997WelshShaheen Jafargholi is a Welsh singer as well as an actor
Arthur Keith

Arthur Keith

Arthur Keith was a distinguished Scottish anatomist and anthropologist

WelshFebruary 5, 1866151 views

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest actors ever

BritishDecember 31, 1937178 views

Ray Milland

Ray Milland was a renowned Welsh actor and director

WelshJanuary 3, 1907140 views

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan was a noted British politician who served as the Minister of Health in post-war Attlee government

WelshNovember 15, 1897174 views

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a renowned Welsh actress

WelshSeptember 25, 1969156 views

Owain Glyndŵr

Owain Glyndwr was a legendary leader of Welsh nationalism and the last native Prince of Wales who led the revolt against English rule

Welsh1349124 views

Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Stanley was a Anglo-American journalist and explorer who played a significant role in the exploration of central Africa

BritishJanuary 28, 1841128 views

Saint David


Welsh500105 views

Robert Owen

Robert Owen was a social reformer who was one of the co-founders of utopian socialism

WelshMay 14, 1771102 views

Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley was a Welsh fashion designer

WelshSeptember 7, 1925517 views