Film

People from Bournemouth with a connection to the film industry.


Alison Newman is an actress, born in Bournemouth in 1968, and best known for her role as Hazel Bailey in the UK television series Footballer’s Wives. Her parents, both school teachers, encouraged her to have an interest in acting, but did not enourage her to go to stage school when […]

Alison Newman


Charles Gray was an actor who will be remembered for his roles in a number of classic movies, but he is best known for playing Blofeld in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. He was born in Bournemouth in 1928, being christened Donald Marshall Gray, and went to Bournemouth […]

Charles Gray


Lawrence Grant was a well known supporting actor who appeared in a number of classic movies between 1924 and 1941, including The Mask Of FuManchu, Bulldog Drummond and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He was born in Bournemouth in 1870 and christened Percy Reginald Lawrence-Grant. Growing up he was a […]

Lawrence Grant



Jayne Atkinson was born in Bournemouth in 1959 but at the age of 9 she moved to Hollywood in Florida with her parents and was the Homecoming Queen at Pine Crest School in 1977. She studied communications at Northwest University, and became involved with the Yale Drama School. After various […]

Jayne Atkinson