List of British Jewish entertainers


List of British Jewish entertainers

This is a List of British Jewish entertainers that includes entertainers (actors, directors, screenwriters, musicians and others) from the United Kingdom and its predecessor states who are or were Jewish or of Jewish descent.

Film actors

* Felix Aylmer
* Alfie Bass, obituary, "Jewish Chronicle", 24/7/1987 p14
* Claire Bloom [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316093831] , actress
*Helena Bonham Carter (1966 - ) Academy-Award nominated English film/television actress [Bonham Carter - [http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/carter%20too%20jewish%20for%20jewish%20role_1011743] "CARTER TOO JEWISH FOR JEWISH ROLE... British actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER stunned director PAUL WEILAND with her Jewish accent on the set of their new movie SIXTY SIX and even had to be asked to tone down her impersonation The PLANET OF THE APES actress, who has Austrian Jewish roots, stars as social-climber ESTHER REUBEN in the British film and reveals it wasn't hard to do because of her family upbringing She says, "People always think I'm indelibly English, but actually I was brought up in Golders Green (north west London) and there's tons of Jewish blood on my mother's side" [http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_headline=i-m-not-sienna---i-m-the-antichrist-of-fashion-&method=full&objectid=17985637&siteid=66633-name_page.html] "Helena abandons her old-fashioned style, playing a North London Jewish mother... "My mum was so pleased I was doing this film," she laughs. "I am half French, half Spanish and Jewish - but I'm always seen as very British. I'm finally getting in touch with my Jewish roots.""]
* Bernard Bresslaw, actor
* Eleanor Bron [http://www.jewishbookweek.com/archive/listbycontributor.php?Contributors=Eleanor+Bron] , actress and name inspiration for "Eleanor Rigby"
* Katrin Cartlidge [http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800022292&cf=biog&intl=us] , actress (Jewish mother)
* Joan Collins ["The Express", 23 May 2003 (Paul Callan): "She was born Joan Henrietta Collins, a nice Jewish girl from Bayswater"] actress
* Marty Feldman [http://www.mynewham.co.uk/newham/celebs&gossip-marty_feldman.htm] , comic actor
* Fenella Fielding ["Jewish Chronicle", 24/10/2003 p35: "(Noel) Coward was less complimentary about (Maureen) Lipman's fellow Jewish stage star Fenella Fielding"]
* Laurence Harvey [http://www.cinemas-online.co.uk/website/soapbox.phtml?localpage=features/domino/index] , actor (Lithuanian-born)
* Leslie Howard [http://www.filmsofthegoldenage.com/foga/1999/winter99/lesliehoward.shtml] , actor
* Jason Isaacs [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=2347] , actor
* Sid James [http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/J/htmlJ/jamessid/jamessid.htm] , comic actor,(South African born)
* Tony Jay (1933 - 2006) English/American actorcite news | last =| first =| coauthors=| title =Tony Jay - Obituary| pages=26| publisher =The Jewish Chronicle| date =2006-12-22 | url =| accessdate =2006-12-24 ]
* David Kossoff [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1296] , actor and stage monologuist
* Miriam Margolyes [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=397] , actress
* Jessie Matthews (1907 - 1981) English dancer, singer and actress
* Ron Moody [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ronmoody260295.html] , actor (Fagin in film musical "Oliver")
* Anthony Newley (1931 - 1999) English actor, singer & songwriter
*Sophie Okonedo (1969 - ) Academy Award-nominated actress ("Hotel Rwanda") [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3420185]
* Nathalie Press [http://www.dailyjews.com/articles/195_song_of_songs_review.htm] , actress
* Daniel Radcliffe (1989 - ) English actor ("Harry Potter")cite news | last =Kasriel| first =Alex| coauthors=Emily Rhodes| title =A nice Jewish wizard| pages=2| publisher =The Jewish Chronicle| date =2006-12-22 | url =| accessdate =2006-12-24 ]
* Antony Sher [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792029/] , actor
* Ione Skye [http://www.yogajournal.com/views/301.cfm] , actress (UK-born; Jewish mother)
* Janet Suzman [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/belief/scripts/beliefsuzman.html] , actress
* Elizabeth Taylor [http://www.adherents.com/people/pt/Elizabeth_Taylor.html] [http://www.amuseum.org/jahf/nomination/elvis_article.html] , actress (English-born; Convert to Judaism)
* Rachel Weisz [http://bangitout.com/tribeca2003/shape.html] , Oscar-winning actress
* Sam Wanamaker [http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/HUA/TT/Globe/32.html] , actor
* Zoe Wanamaker [http://www.zoewanamaker.com/bio/biomain.html] , actress
* David Warner, actor best known as "Jennings" in The Omen
* Naomi Westerman [http://theaion.nytka.org/naomiwesterman/naomiwesterman.html] , actress
* Henry Woolf [ [http://orangecow.org/pythonet/rwt/rwtguide.html] "Woolf is angry at always having to be the little guy, and Jewish at that." Accessed 27 October 2006.
"Jewish Chronicle", March 17 2000 p.43: "Home in Homerton was next door to a local Moseleyite. "My first memory at five years old," says Woolf, "is her hitting me over the head with a tennis racket. I said 'What did you do that for?' She said, 'It's nothing personal, it's because you're Jewish.' I understand that she had done it for ideological reasons."
] , actor

TV actors

* Sacha Baron Cohen [http://www.macuser.co.uk/macuser/news/81327/sacha-baron-cohen-shut-down-by-kazakhstan.html] , British comedian, notable for his comedy characters Ali G and Borat; the latter is portrayed as extremely anti-Semitic.
* Steven Berkoff (1937 - ) actor, writer and director
* Lionel Blair [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/359_lionel_blair.htm] , TV entertainer
* Stephen Fry [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1499581,00.html] , comedian & actor (Jewish mother)
* Henry Goodman ["Jewish Chronicle", 28/09/2005, "Diary" p.66, "Could there a hint of racial stereotyping in the Almeida’s decision to cast two Jewish actors — Ronni Ancona and Henry Goodman — in its upcoming production of The Hypochondriac?"] , actor
* Lesley Joseph [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:Bh674M6_amoJ:www.totallyjewish.com/lifestyle/culture/%3Fdisp_feature%3DIINXNk+%22Lesley+Joseph%22+Jewish&hl=en] , Dorian in Birds of a Feather
* Miriam Karlin (1925 - ) actress ("The Rag Trade")
* Paul Kaye (1965 - ) comedian and writer
*Robert Kazinsky television actor ("EastEnders") [Kazinsky - [http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=3613] "Jewish Actor Joins EastEnders... The 22-year-old actor – who can speak Hebrew and who starred in a mobile phone commercial in Israel..."] Mentioned as one of several Jewish actors on "EastEnders" at [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3296127,00.html] ]
* Felicity Kendal [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2002/01/15/bteli.xml] , actress (convert to Judaism)
* Maureen Lipman (1946 - ) film, television & theatre actress
* Kay Mellor [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/801_sj_super_7.htm] , actress & scriptwriter
* Warren Mitchell [http://theavengers.tv/forever/pnote-mitchell.htm] , Alf Garnett in Til Death Us Do Part
* Tracy-Ann Oberman, actress: "Jewish Chronicle", 30 June 2006 p36: "Tribal beat: Showbiz Jews in the news"
* Andrew Sachs (1930 - ) German-born English actor, Manuel in Fawlty Towers
* Emma Samms [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:TwX3OuXzwXEJ:www.joancollinsfanclub.com/Welcome_Page/Contents/Dynasty/Fallon_Colby_-_Emma_Samms/fallon_colby_-_emma_samms.html+%22Emma+Samms%22+jewish&hl=en] , TV actress
*Georgia Slowe actress [Slowe - [http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=4268] "another Jewish actor... Georgia Slowe"] Perdita in Emmerdale

TV and Radio Presenters

* Dani Behr (1971 - ) TV presenter, actress and singercite news | last =| first =| coauthors=| title =Variety Club - Jewish Chronicle colour supplement "350 years"| pages=28-29| publisher =The Jewish Chronicle| date =2006-12-15 | url =| accessdate =2006-12-24 ]
*Benjamin Cohen [http://www.channel4.com/news/about_us/meet-the-team/benjamin-cohen.html] , Channel 4 News reporter and presenter
* Vanessa Feltz [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1612_why_did_vanessa_do_i.htm] , TV presenter
* Alex Kramer [http://www.ukgameshows.com/page/index.php/Alex_Kramer] , TV presenter
* Jerry Springer [http://wcpo.com/wcpo/localshows/iteam/11072004_springer.html] , TV presenter (UK-born)
* Sharon Osbourne, (Jewish father) - wife of Ozzy Osbourne, former talk show host, and star of "The Osbournes" [ [http://www.forward.com/issues/2002/02.11.29/featherman.html] "Sharon Osbourne elaborated on her background in a November 16 interview with The Scotsman daily. She is described as "the daughter of the infamously hard-nosed music promoter Don Arden, who shaped the careers of Gene Vincent, The Small Faces" and the Electric Light Orchestra. "People expected Ozzy to have a big- [bosomed] , blonde trophy wife," she said, "and instead he's got me, a short, fat, hairy half Jew. I had a lot to fight against in this industry."]
* Esther Rantzen [http://www.norwood.org.uk/news_f_annual_dinner3.htm] , presenter of "That's Life!", founder of ChildLine
* Gaby Roslin [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/513_jewish_showbiz_news.htm] , TV presenter
* Natasha Kaplinsky [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/familyhistory/bbc/series-four/natasha-kaplinsky.asp] , TV presenter, Newsreader

Directors/producers/executives

* Jenny Abramsky [http://www.jewishprblog.com/2005/11/jewish_cares_wo.html] , BBC executive
* Gerry Anderson [http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/hisanderson.htm] , producer and puppeteer
* Daniel M. Angel [Obituary, "Jewish Chronicle", February 18, 2000, p.27: "He belonged to the West London Synagogue"] , film producer
* Sir Michael Balcon [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/280_the_history_of_jewis.htm] , producer
* Sidney Bernstein [Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd ed] , cinema owner & founder of Granada Television
* Bernard Delfont [http://www.eastlondonhistory.com/bernard%20delfont.htm] , impresario
* Oscar Deutsch [http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/critic/feature/0,1169,717532,00.html] , founder of Odeon Cinemas
* David Elstein [http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,200475,00.html Guardian, Saturday October 23, 1999] , founder of Channel 5
* Stephen Frears [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=7499] , director (Jewish mother; Frears only discovered this as an adult)
* Jonathan Glazer [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7021] , director
* Leslie Grade [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/236393.stm] , executive
* Lord Grade [http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/main/crguide/vcp.html] , executive
* Michael Grade [http://www.liberaljudaism.org/news_newchairman.htm] , ITV Chairman
* Sir Jeremy Isaacs [http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,200475,00.html Guardian, Saturday October 23, 1999] , TV executive
* Henry Jaglom [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27761/format/html/displaystory.html] , director (UK-born)
* Sir Alexander Korda [http://www.jewishcomment.com/cgibin/news.cgi?id=14&command=shownews&newsid=518] , director & producer
* Zoltan Korda [http://www.jewishcomment.com/cgibin/news.cgi?id=14&command=shownews&newsid=518] , director
* Mike Leigh [http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1384893,00.html] , director
* Richard Lester [http://www.jewhoo.com/] , director
* Jonathan Lynn [http://www.jewishsf.com/bk030117/etceleb.shtml] , director
* Sam Mendes [http://famous.heebz.com/direct1.html] , director (Jewish mother)
* Emeric Pressburger [http://www.powell-pressburger.org/Reviews/Emeric/EnglandAndExile.html] , Oscar winning screenwriter, director & producer
* Irving Rapper ["Irving Rapper, the Oscar-winning American-Jewish film director" "Jewish Chronicle", 10 Feb 1961 p30] , Oscar-winning film director; born in Britain
* Karel Reisz [http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,3604,849066,00.html] , director
* John Schlesinger [http://www.adherents.com/people/ps/John_Schlesinger.html] , director
* Vivian Van Damm [ [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,1644514,00.html] : "Van Damm, who came from a middle-class London family of Dutch Jewish origin"]
* Michael Winner [http://www.foyles.co.uk/foyles/display.asp?K=700000000091392&TAG=&CID=] , director
* Alan Yentob [http://www.jewishobserver-la.com/WorldNews.html] , BBC executive

Comedians

* Simon Amstell [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/956_sj_super_7.htm] , comedian:"Eagle-eyed viewers of Channel 4's music show Popworld might have spotted its Jewish presenter Simon Amstell"
* Ronni Ancona ["Jewish Chronicle", 28/09/2005, "Diary" p.66, "Could there a hint of racial stereotyping in the Almeida’s decision to cast two Jewish actors — Ronni Ancona and Henry Goodman — in its upcoming production of The Hypochondriac?"] , impressionist
* David Baddiel [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/wdytya_celeb_gallery_07.shtml]
* Sacha Baron Cohen [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,656096,00.html] , impressionist, Ali G and Borat
* Arnold Brown [http://www.jeremyhicks.com/arnoldbrown/biog.htm]
* Sam Costa, comedian: "Jewish Chronicle", 2/10/1981 p24 (obituary); "He was a very proud Jew"
* Ben Elton [http://film.guardian.co.uk/Feature_Story/feature_story/0,4120,326394,00.html] , comedian & writer
* Marty Feldman [http://www.mynewham.co.uk/newham/celebs&gossip-marty_feldman.htm] , comedian and actor
* Bud Flanagan [http://www.dailyjews.com/articles/24_maybe_it_s_because_i.htm] , comedian & actor
* Stephen Fry [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1499581,00.html] , comedian & actor (Jewish mother)
* Paul Kaye, comedian & actor, Dennis Pennis (The Herald (Glasgow); 07/05/05; Andy Dougan; p. 8)
* Matt Lucas [http://www.totallyjewish.com/entertainment/TJ_gold/?content_id=300]
* Bernard Manning [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6766611.stm] comedian and nightclub owner
* Denis Norden [http://www.stopthebnp.org.uk/index.php?location=news&art=274] , scriptwriter and radio & TV personality
* Jerry Sadowitz [http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/interviews/story.jsp?story=520008]
* Alexei Sayle [http://ironbark.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au/~agre3/alexei/]
* Peter Sellers [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1312_golden_nominations_f.htm] , comedian & actor
* Bernie Winters [http://www.theboard.org.uk/index.php?cat=9]
* Mike Winters [http://www.theboard.org.uk/index.php?cat=9]

Theatre

* Jacob Adler [Adler, Jacob, A Life on the Stage: A Memoir, translated and with commentary by Lulla Rosenfeld, Knopf, New York, 1999, ISBN 0-679-41351-0.] , Yiddish actor
* Alain Boublil [http://www.jinfo.org/Composers.html] , author and lyricist
* Peter Brook [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=667] , director
* Maria Friedman [http://www.aboutmaria.com/i-womanshourapril02.html] , musical theatre actress
* Stephen Fry [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1499581,00.html] , comedian & actor (Jewish mother)
* Hermione Gingold [ [http://www.projectshaw.com/AboutGTG.php] : "she was the daughter of an upper-class Austrian born Jewish financier Lionel Gingold and English-born Kate Walters."; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Her mother was Jewish."] , actress
* Henry Goodman [http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901020325-218410,00.html] , actor
* Augustus Harris [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=299&letter=H] , actor and theatre manager; son of Augustus Glossop Harris
* Nicholas Hytner [http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,926534,00.html] , director
* Jonathan Miller [http://www.granta.com/extracts/159] , director
* Robert Rietti [http://www.mesorahcenter.com/about.html] , actor
* Anthony Sher [http://www.jewishbookweek.com/2005/130305i.php] , actor
* Meier Tzelniker [ [http://ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1953_13_SouthAfrica.pdf] "the distinguished Jewish actor, Meier Tzelniker" Accessed 16 Dec 2006] , Yiddish actor
* Sam Wanamaker [http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/HUA/TT/Globe/32.html] , actor - "The Globe Theatre" project
* Zoe Wanamaker [http://www.zoewanamaker.com/bio/biomain.html] , actress

Radio

* Jenny Abramsky, BBC Director of Radio
* Rabbi Lionel Blue [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/sog/blue1.shtml] , radio broadcaster
* Jono Coleman [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1612_why_did_vanessa_do_i.htm] , radio broadcaster
* David Prever radio broadcaster
* Mark Damazer, Controller BBC Radio 4 and BBC 7 [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1201_sj_super_7.htm]
* Sir Clement Freud (1973) [http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/prod-productions_details.asp?pid=35] , radio broadcaster
* David Jacobs, radio broadcaster (JYB 2005 p256)
* Ludwig Karl Koch [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Being a Jew, Koch's life under the Nazi regime became increasingly intolerable"] , broadcaster and sound recordist
* Robin Lustig, radio broadcaster, BBC Radio 4
* Mike Mendoza [https://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?strwebhead=It%92s+the+Jewish+hour%2C+chap&intcategoryid=2&SearchOptimize=Jewish+News] , TalkSport Radio
* Charlie Wolf [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:dGok2vWzd3cJ:www.totallyjewish.com/lifestyle/features/%3Fdisp_feature%3DNGai8M+%22Charlie+Wolf%22+Jewish&hl=en] , TalkSport Radio

Popular musicians

* Larry Adler [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography] , harmonica player (American born; naturalised British)
* Ambrose, bandleader (Obituary: "Jewish Chronicle" 18/6/1971 p35)
* Craig David, singer, songwriter <= ő az
* Nicole, Natalie Appleton & Melanie Blatt [http://www.jewsrock.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=challah.view&page=A] , members of All Saints
* Stanley Black [CD sleeve note cited at [http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Music%20Of%20A%20People%20%2F%20Spirit%20Of%20A%20People:1922088075] : "Born Solomon Schwartz on June 14, 1913 in Whitechapel within London's Jewish East End, he was directly descended from Polish and Rumanian Jews."] , bandleader
* Marc Bolan [http://www.jmi.org.uk/performance/] , member of T. Rex
* Elkie Brooks, singer; "Jewish Chronicle" 14/2/1992 p10:"Elkie Brooks and Graham Gouldman are two Jewish pop star graduates of Sedgley Park Primary School, Prestwich"
* Ian Broudie [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/329_ian_broudie.htm] , member of The Lightning Seeds
* Pete Burns [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1702_vote_for_pete_s_sake.htm] of Dead or Alive (German Jewish mother)
* Ben Butcher, Reading born singer
* Johnny Clegg [http://www.popmatters.com/columns/sassen/021002.shtml] , UK-born South African musician
* Alma Cogan [http://www.jmi.org.uk/performance/] , singer
* Mike D'Abo, former lead singer of Manfred Mann and sang on their hit "The Mighty Quinn"
* Leonard Feather [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "He was brought up in a strictly conformist upper-middle-class Jewish family"] writer on jazz, jazz pianist and composer,
* Victor Feldman [http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/ronnie_scotts/ronniescotts/147/15.htm] , jazz musician
* Justine Frischmann [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:uOmlwnRIaZ8J:totallyjewish.com/lifestyle/features/%3Fdisp_feature%3DhXuxXd+%22Justine+Frischmann%22+Jewish&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=6] , member of Elastica
* Graham Gouldman, Lol Creme & Kevin Godley [http://www.johnbruinsma.nl/gginterview.html] , members of 10cc. He wrote many 1960's hits such as "Bus Stop" and "Look Through Any Window" for The Hollies, "Heart Full of Soul", "For Your Love" and "Evil-Hearted You" for The Yardbirds and "No Milk Today" for Herman's Hermits.
* Benny Green [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Here he grew into the streetwise but sentimental cockney-Jewish character"] , saxophonist and broadcaster
* Mick Green [http://www.jewhoo.com/] , guitarist for Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
* Peter Green, guitarist Fleetwood Mac (Celmins 2003)
* Terry Hall, lead vocalist, songwriter of the The Specials, Fun Boy Three and The Colourfield (mother is of German Jewish descent).
* Steffan Halperin, drummer for Klaxons [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/2488_mercury_jewish_winne.htm]
* Dick James [http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/beatles.htm] , singer and music publisher
* Mick Jones, guitarist, vocalist The Clash (mother is of Russian Jewish descent).
* Laurence Juber [http://www.laurencejuber.com/] , Guitarist, former member of Wings
* Jason Kay [http://www.jewsrock.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=challah.view&page=J] , member of Jamiroquai
* Mark Knopfler, guitarist, singer and songwriter
* Paul Kossoff [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1296] , member of Free, son of actor David Kossoff
*Keith Levene, guitarist. Founder member of The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious,The Clash and Public Image with John Lydon.(Father Jewish) Source :http://www.fodderstompf.com/ARCHIVES/INTERVIEWS/nme780.htm
* Joe Loss [http://www.jmwc.org/announcements/2007/03/_study_jewish_m.html] , bandleader
* Manfred Mann [http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/sept05_3.html] , R&B keyboardist
* George Michael [http://www.washingtonjewishweek.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=6508&TM=113.596] , singer, songwriter, former member of Wham (Jewish mother).
* Jon Moss [http://www.jewsrock.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=challah.view&page=C] , member of Culture Club
* Keith Reid & Matthew Fisher [http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/sept05_3.html] , founding members of Procol Harum
* Gavin Rossdale [http://www.jewsrock.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=challah.view&page=B] , member of Bush
* Ronnie Scott [http://users.rcn.com/jazzinfo/0105/0105BR.html]
* Helen Shapiro [http://www.mannamusic.co.uk/walkingback/walkingback.htm] , singer
* John Silver former Genesis member
* Rachel Stevens [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1233_rachel_stevens_inter.htm] , singer & former member of S Club 7
* Joss Stone [http://www.liberaljudaism.org/education_anglo_jewry.htm ] Singer/songwriter
* Lewis Taylor [http://www.guardian.co.uk/friday_review/story/0,3605,358476,00.html] , singer/songwriter
* Frankie Vaughan [http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/britmusical/frankievaughantimes.htm] , singer
* Warren Wald, pop idol contestant
* Louise Wener [http://vu.morrissey-solo.com/sleeper/2000/music/disc/misc/mcqueen.htm] , singer with group Sleeper & novelist
* Amy Winehouse [http://www.totallyjewish.com/entertainment/TJ_gold/?content_id=294] , singer/songwriter
* Sister Bliss, real name Ila Ben-Tovim, was born in Haifa, Israel.

Producers/managers

* Don Arden [http://english.sem40.ru/jewish_fortune/8369/] , music promoter and former Black Sabbath manager
* Chris Blackwell [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/381_evan_and_jaron.htm] , founder of Island Records (Jewish mother; raised Jewish)
* Brian Epstein [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/725873.stm] , manager of the Beatles
* Harvey Goldsmith [http://totallyjewish.com/lifestyle/features/?disp_feature=THBXeN] , rock impresario
* Trevor Horn [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2004/11/01/bmwk30.xml] , founder of ZTT Records (not ethnically, but attends synagogue)
* Nathan Joseph, founder of Transatlantic Records [Obituary, "Jewish Chronicle", Nov 11 2005, p.27]
* Malcolm McLaren [http://www.jewsrock.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=words.view&wordid=11A21299-D20E-4019-90F0B8DCDB4853A5] , manager of the Sex Pistols (Jewish mother; raised Jewish)
* Daniel Miller [http://www.imomus.com/index33.html] , founder of Mute Records
* Mark Ronson D.J/ Producer [http://www.jewtastic.com/posts/18556]
* Andrew Loog Oldham [http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4021812,00.html] , manager of the Rolling Stones (raised by Jewish mother)

Classical musicians

* Paul Stein-Dunville, [ [http://members.iinet.net.au/~maggra/cgs-dunville.htm] ,Classical Guitarist,musician] ] , Musician
* Gerald Abraham [Encyclopaedia Judaica] , musicologist
* Elias Parish Alvars [ [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=78&letter=P JewishEncyclopedia] ] , composer
* John Barnett [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the eldest son of a German Jewish diamond merchant"] , composer
* Alvise Bassano, musician [http://www.hoasm.org/IVM/BassanoAlvise.html]
* Anthony Bassano, musician [http://www.hoasm.org/IVM/BassanoAlvise.html]
* Baptista Bassano, musician [http://www.hoasm.org/IVM/BassanoAlvise.html]
* Julius Benedict, composer [http://www.jinfo.org/Conductors.html]
* Maria Bland, singer [Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "daughter of Italian Jews named Romanzini"]
* John Braham [http://www.jmi.org.uk/performance/unchartered07.html] , singer
* Norbert Brainin [http://www.schillerinstitute.org/programs/program_brainin_6_6_90.html] , violinist
* Giacobbe Cervetto [Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "an Italian Jew"; lived in London for over 40 years] , cellist
* Harriet Cohen [http://www.jinfo.org/Pianists.html] , pianist
*Michael Costa (conductor) [http://www.jinfo.org/Conductors.html] , conductor and composer.
* Frederic Hymen Cowen [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=842&letter=C] , composer
* Solomon Cutner [http://members.macconnect.com/users/j/jimbob/classical/solomon.html] , known as Solomon, pianist
* Jacqueline du Pré [http://www.jinfo.org/Cellists.html] , cellist (convert to Judaism)
* Harry Farjeon [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, art. "Farjeon, Benjamin"] , composer (Jewish father)
* Gerald Finzi [http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/Bruno.html] , composer
* Norma Fisher, [http://www.jmi.org.uk/jminews/jminews_3.html] , pianist
* Benjamin Frankel [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/6201/edition_id/115/format/html/displaystory.html] , composer
* Walter Goehr [http://www.jmi.org.uk/jminews/jminews_5.html] , composer
* Alexander Goehr [Jewish Chronicle, July 13 2001 p.25 "two Jewish composers, Alexander Goehr and Robert Saxton"] , composer, his son
* Berthold Goldschmidt [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "His was a cultured, musical Jewish family"] , composer
* George Henschel [http://www.jinfo.org/Conductors.html] , singer & conductor
* Myra Hess [http://www.jinfo.org/Pianists.html] , pianist
* Gerard Hoffnung [http://www.chrisbeetles.com/pictures/artists/Hoffnung_Gerard/Hoffnung_Gerard.htm] , musicologist
* Steven Isserlis [http://www.jinfo.org/Cellists.html] , cellist
* Hans Keller [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "he described himself as an 'unpious Jew'"] , musicologist
* Isidore de Lara [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=73&letter=L&search=de%20lara] , composer
* Yehudi Menuhin [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1555534651] , Lord Menuhin of Stoke d'Abernon; conductor & violinist (UK-based)
* Benno Moiseiwitsch [http://www.jinfo.org/Pianists.html] , pianist
* Isaac Nathan [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Canterbury, Kent, of Polish–Jewish descent. His parents intended him to become a rabbi"]
* Yfrah Neaman [http://members.aol.com/violinwettbewerb/Neaman_engl.htm] , violinist & teacher
* Michael Nyman [http://www.jinfo.org/Composers.html] , composer
* Murray Perahia [http://www.jinfo.org/Pianists.html] , pianist (UK-based)
* Landon Ronald [http://www.jinfo.org/Conductors.html] , conductor & composer
*Henry Russell (musician), pianist, baritone singer and composer.
* Robert Saxton [Jewish Chronicle, July 13 2001 p.25 "two Jewish composers, Alexander Goehr and Robert Saxton"]
* Rudolf Schwarz, ["Jewish Chronicle", February 16, 2007, p.14: "he carried on as the sole Jewidh conductor of the "Kulturbund"] conductor
* Sir Georg Solti [http://www.jinfo.org/Conductors.html] , conductor
* Walter Susskind (1913 - 1980) [ [http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Susskind-Walter.htm Bach cantatas site] "The distinguished Czech-born English conductor" [http://www.lakeplacidfilmforum.com/html/films.html Lake Placid Film Forum] "Walter Susskind, a German Jew" Both accessed 4 Jan 2007] , conductor
* Richard Tauber, singer and composer (naturalised British citizen, 1940) ["The Penguin Dictionary of Musical Performers", Arthur Jacobs, ISBN 0-14-051160-1, "Under threat as a Jew from Nazi persecution, settled in Britain, 1938."]
* Lionel Tertis [http://www.jinfo.org/Violinists.html] , violist
* Simon Waley Waley [Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "a leading member of the London Jews"] , musician
* Egon Wellesz [http://www.highbeam.com/library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:111223932&num=7] , composer
* Benjamin Zander [http://www.benjaminzander.com/news/detail.asp?id=236] , music director

Songwriters

* Lionel Bart [http://myweb.lsbu.ac.uk/~stafflag/lionelbart.html] , musical writer
* Don Black [http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/interviews/article180741.ece] , lyricist
*Graham Gouldman, wrote many 1960's hits such as "Bus Stop" and "Look Through Any Window" for The Hollies, "Heart Full of Soul", "For Your Love" and "Evil-Hearted You" for The Yardbirds and "No Milk Today" for Herman's Hermits.
* Eric Maschwitz [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:MasTddAEw0gJ:www.irdp.co.uk/GIELGUD/valbbc9.htm+%22Eric+Maschwitz%22+Jewish&hl=en] , lyricist, writer & broadcaster
* Mitch Murray
* Monty Norman [http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=2033] , lyricist, composer & singer (creator of "The James Bond Theme")
* David Rose [http://www.jewhoo.com/get_entry_information.asp?p_category_id=&p_parent_id=] , songwriter & composer
* Jule Styne [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/columns/121499.html] , songwriter (UK-born)

Ballet dancers

* Celia Franca [Obituary, "Jewish Chronicle", Apr 13 2007, p.20] , ballerina
* Alicia Markova [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20041203/ai_n12819919] , ballerina
* Marie Rambert [ [http://www.musikinesis.com/October06%20article.htm] : "She was Jewish" Accessed 9 Feb 2007] , ballerina

Other

* Lotte Berk, dancer and health guru [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the only daughter of Jewish parents"]
* Caprice Bourret [http://www.newstatesman.com/200003060014] , model (American born & raised)
* David Bret [http://www.davidbret.com] biographer and chansonnier (Jewish father)
* Sharon Osbourne - wife of Ozzy Osbourne, former talk show host, and star of "The Osbournes" [ [http://www.forward.com/issues/2002/02.11.29/featherman.html] "Sharon Osbourne elaborated on her background in a November 16 interview with The Scotsman daily. She is described as "the daughter of the infamously hard-nosed music promoter Don Arden, who shaped the careers of Gene Vincent, The Small Faces" and the Electric Light Orchestra. "People expected Ozzy to have a big- [bosomed] , blonde trophy wife," she said, "and instead he's got me, a short, fat, hairy half Jew. I had a lot to fight against in this industry."]
* Hedi Stadlen [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-983745,00.html] , musicologist, philosopher and Communist.

References

* JYB = Jewish Year Book
* TimesAd: "The Times", 6/7/06 p34: "A Call by Jews in Britain" (advert signed by 300 British Jews)

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.jinfo.org Jinfo]

ee also

*Lists of Jews
*List of British Jews


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