November 17, 1969
St. John's Wood, England
Nigel Lindsay didn't start out to become an actor. He studied to be a financial analyst before leaping to the stage and carving out his niche working in theater, film, and television. His acting for the stage, most notably an award-winning performance in Arthur Miller's "Broken Glass," Martin McDonagh's "The Pillowman," and playing the loveably gruff Shrek in the hit stage musical version, are what Lindsay is best known for. However, it was his role in the 2010 dark comedy movie "Four Lions," playing an English convert to Islam, that nabbed him some of the best reviews of his career.