Find out more about the greatest 21st Century British Writers, including Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joan Collins and Julie Andrews.
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
 

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933
Actress & Author
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960
Actor
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

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Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Writer

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer
Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer
Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer
Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor
Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress
Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster
Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist
Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956
Author

Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian
Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist

Richard K MorganRichard K Morgan
24 September 1965
Author

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher
Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries
03 October 1987
Actress, Playwright
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
22 April 1960
Chef

Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman
19 October 1946
Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Playwright,

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
01 March 1966
Chef

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter
Tamzin MerchantTamzin Merchant
04 March 1987
Actress

Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973
Politician, Author, Diplomat, Writer

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
17 August 1949
writer, autobiographer, biographer

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,

Rory KinnearRory Kinnear
17 February 1978
Actor
Zoe KazanZoe Kazan
09 September 1983
Actress

Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,
Sophie DahlSophie Dahl
15 September 1977
Author, Model, Writer

Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
14 November 1981
Actor, Playwright

Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
25 December 1984
Television personality
Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Garth EnnisGarth Ennis
16 January 1970
Comics writer
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television

John NettlesJohn Nettles
11 October 1943
Actor
Jonathan MillerJonathan Miller
21 July 1934
Actor, Writer, Theatre director

Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955
TV Presenters
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,

Sheila HancockSheila Hancock
22 February 1933
Actress
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
15 April 1940
Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960
Novelist
Steven KnightSteven Knight
1959 AD
screenwriter, film director