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The Red Hand Gallery in Tufnell Park Road is home to as well as the art studio of Samual Miller who has exhibited at the Spike Island and the Arnolfini.
Legend has it that merchant Richard Whittington, that was three times mayor of London, heard the bells of St Marry-le-Bow church foretelling his future as he was leaving the city through Archway Tufnell Park N19. He returned and became Lord Mayor.
Several well-known actors spent a part of their lives in Archway Tufnell Park N19. Christopher Lee, known for his role as Saruman in Lord of the Rings and Count Dooku in Star Wars is one of the most famous actors who were Archway Tufnell Park N19 residents. Actor Ben Miller from the Armstrong and Miller comedy double lived in Archway Tufnell Park N19. Actor Damian Lewis who played in HBO series Band of Brothers and Showtime series Homeland owns a Victorian house in the area. Jude Law apparently lived above a laundromat (across Sainsbury’s) on Fortess Road.
Shazad Latif, the British actor who portrays Ash Tyler in Star Trek: Discovery lived here when he was a child. Another name associated with the area is Bill Nighy. He played Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean and Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter.