FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM WALTHAMSTOW
Brian Harvey, Terry Caldwell, Tony Mortimer and John Hendy were the original members of East 17. Brian, Terry, Tony and John turned into East 17. East 17 turned into Terry, Tony and John. Then Tony turned his back, and Terry, John and Brian turned into E-17. In 2001, Brian Harvey turned the page once again, launching a solo career including cooperations with Truesteppers and Wyclef.
It's been a time of conflict and confusion, but maybe also a time of new opportunity for the four
members of the British singing group which named themselves after the zip code for their old
London neighbourhood and their debut effort after the neighbourhood itself.
The most notorious member of the group was Brian, who left the band after reports of his enthusiasm for ecstasy.
Adam Woodyatt (born 28 June 1968 in Walthamstow, East London) is an English actor who is best known for playing Ian Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
A graduate of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Woodyatt acted in the children's drama The Baker Street Boys.
After a short term working as a butcher in Wales, he joined EastEnders as an original cast member, playing Ian Beale. He is now the only remaining cast member to have been on the show since it started on 19 February, 1985 without taking a break. Woodyatt made his 2000th appearance as Ian on 26 March 2007.
He is one of the few cast members of EastEnders who actually comes from East London where the series is set. He attended Forest School in Snaresbrook, northeast London, whilst growing-up. Woodyatt married dancer Beverley Sharp in Disney World, Florida, on 8 April 1998. The couple have two children, Jessica and Sam
In June 2003, Woodyatt suffered a broken collar bone and other injuries while training for a charity bicycle ride in aid of cancer research. Woodyatt's father died of
cancer, aged 58. Woodyatt is also a supporter of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Ray Winstone (born 19 February 1957) is an English film and television actor born in Hackney. He is mostly known for his "tough guy" roles, beginning with that of Carlin in the 1979 film Scum and as Will Scarlet in the cult television adventure series Robin of Sherwood. He has also become well known as a voice over actor. More recently he has branched out into film production. His film résumé includes Cold Mountain, Nil By Mouth, King Arthur, The Proposition, The Departed, Beowulf, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Edge of Darkness.
Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor born in Hackney. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.
Graham Gooch OBE DL (born 23 July 1953) is a former cricketer who captained Essex and England, born in Leytonstone. He was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation, and through a career spanning from 1973 until 2000, he became the most prolific run scorer of all time with 67,057 runs.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Gooch - cite_note-Records_.2F_Combined_First-cl He is the leading Test run scorer for England, and is one of only twenty-five players to have scored over 100 first-class centuries. He has the most runs in a career in List A cricket which totals 22211 runs. In 2009 he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He is currently the batting coach for the England cricket team, a role he has performed since November 2009.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, born in Leytonstone. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller g enres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. On 19 April 1955, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.
Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.
David Beckham OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English association footballer who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He is married to Victoria Beckham and they have four children, Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, C ruz David, and Harper Seven. As of 2009, the couple's joint wealth is estimated at £125 million.
David has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United and in January 2005, the English national team captain became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program. More recently Beckham has pledged his support for the current Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign.
William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. As an author, illustrator and medievalist, he helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, and was a direct influence on postwar authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK.
He was an important figure in the emergence of socialism in Britain, founding theSocialist League in 1884, but breaking with that organization over goals and methods by the end of the decade. He devoted much of the rest of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded in 1891. Kelmscott was devoted to the publishing of limited-edition,illuminated-style print books. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design.