Celebrity Birthdays this week: Prince William, Paul McCartney and Frank Lampard and many more

18 June: Paul McCartney turns 76

Happy Birthday to Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney! The iconic singer has recently been teasing fans with new music, tweeting images from the recording studio and potential album cover artworks. Naturally, fans think today would be the perfect day to release his new album. One fan tweeted, "Happy Birthday Sir Paul!! May your new music just add to the celebration soon!", whilst another added: "So it's your birthday, Sir, and we're the ones gaining the present?". Sir Paul is also marking his birthday week with an appearance on The Late Late show's Carpool Karaoke segment, which will see him give James Corden a tour of his hometown of Liverpool. We can't wait to watch!


19 June: Zoe Saldana turns 40


Happy Birthday to Avatar actress Zoe Saldana, who turns 40 on Tuesday! The New Jersey-born star will most likely mark her milestone birthday surrounded by her family - she shares 3-year-old twin boys Cy and Bowie and 18-month-old Zen with husband Marco Perego-Saldana. Zoe has had a lot to celebrate recently, after receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May. 

In the lead up to her birthday, The Avengers: Infinity War star has been enjoying quality time with her family, posting a sweet tribute to Marco on Father's Day last Sunday. "We love you papa!" She wrote on Instagram. Zoe recently joked about her other half, saying, "he gets to watch the World Cup for Father's Day, so I'll let him have that." 

20 June: Frank Lampard turns 40


Also celebrating the big 4-0 this week is former England captain Frank Lampard! The retired Chelsea footballer, who is now the manager of Derby County, has been celebrating his 40th birthday early with a relaxing trip to the south of France with his pregnant wife, Christine Lampard. This will be his last birthday as a father of two - he and Christine are expecting their first child together, a sibling for Frank's daughters Luna and Isla from his previous relationship with Elen Rivas. 

20 June: Nicole Kidman turns 51


Happy Birthday to Australian actress Nicole Kidman, who celebrates her birthday this week! Nicole's career is going from strength to strength at the moment. The blonde beauty, who is married to country music star Keith Urban, produced and starred in the hugely successful TV series Big Little Lies, alongside Hollywood heavyweights Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. Last week, Nicole hinted that filming for season two of the hit drama had wrapped. "It's been an absolute joy to film in #Monterey," she wrote alongside an image of herself taking in the views of the stunning California coastline. The second series is set to generate even more excitment, as Meryl Streep joins the stellar cast.

21 June: Prince William turns 36


Happy Birthday to Prince William, who turns 36! On Thursday, the second in line to the throne will celebrate his first birthday as a father-of-three, having welcomed Prince Louis, his third child with the Duchess of Cambridge, back in April. It may be his big day, but William remains committed to his royal duties, and will spend his birthday opening a new rehabilitation centre for injured service personnel. Just days after his birthday, on the 25 June, William will embark on a five-day tour of the Middle East, which will see him visit Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

MORE: Prince William's sweetest dad moments with his children: photos

21 June: Chris Pratt turns 39


Sharing his birthday with the future King is Hollywood actor Chris Pratt, who turns 39 on Thursday. Chris could be spending his big day with his five-year-old son Jack, who he shares with ex-wife Anna Farris. The Guardians of the Galaxy star has a lot to celebrate, with the release of his latest film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the upcoming third instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is set to hit screens next year.

22 June: Meryl Streep turns 69


Happy Birthday to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, Meryl Streep, who turns 69 on Friday! The Mamma Mia leading lady shares her birthday week with fellow actress Nicole Kidman, who Meryl will appear alongside in season two of Big Little Lies. Meryl will portray Mary Louise Wright, the mother-in-law of Nicole's character Celeste. We can’t wait to see how Meryl shakes up the town of Monterey!

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