Born: July 17, 1946
Famous for: Memorable character roles over the past 35 years
A role in the Michael Caine classic Get Carter gave Alun his acting start in 1971. Within two years he had launched a TV and film career that has continued nearly non-stop since. Highlights of his lengthy time in the world of entertainment include acclaimed TV adaptations of Dickens' David Copperfield and Oliver Twist, plus numerous miniseries as well as big screen endeavours from The Likely Lads to 2004's Van Helsing.