For me it has to be Andy Serkis.
He was born and brought up in Ruislip Manor in Middlesex. His mother Lylie taught disabled children; his father Clement was an Iraqi born gynacologist of Armenian descent.
While there is absolutely no doubt that Andy is an accomplished actor. When he immerses himself in non human characters such as Ceasar and Gollum, we experience a true master of his craft at work. Ever since I first saw his Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, I’ve wanted to shake his hand and tell him how much I enjoy his performances.
In my opinion Andy positively shone as Ceasar the charismatic leader of the simian horde in the Planet of The Apes films. What an actor. I’d take my hat off to him if I wore one. Hell I might just buy one to doff in his presence, perchance we meet!