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.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Nikki GrahameNikki Grahame
28 April 1982
Television Personality, Writer

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Novelist & Producer

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933
Actress

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian
Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959
Writer

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Actor

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941
Evolutionary Biologist

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
17 August 1949
Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

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

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Peter MorganPeter Morgan
10 April 1963
Screenwriter

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Simon SinekSimon Sinek
09 October 1973
Author
Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian
Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer

Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
Writer

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

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Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Nassim Nicholas TalebNassim Nicholas Taleb
1960 AD
Essayist

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
28 August 1980
Cook

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955
TV Presenter

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

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress
Christopher TolkienChristopher Tolkien
21 November 1924
English editor

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Comedian

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer

Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973
Political Leader
Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels

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

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Garth EnnisGarth Ennis
16 January 1970
Comics writer
Karren BradyKarren Brady
04 April 1969
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author
Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton
27 February 1944
Philosopher

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant
Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman
China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
22 April 1960
Restaurateur

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920
Writer
Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &
Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist
Derek AcorahDerek Acorah
27 January 1950
Actor
Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
31 January 1964
Actress

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Richard K MorganRichard K Morgan
24 September 1965
Author

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer

Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist
Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956
Author

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929
Poet
Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries
03 October 1987
Actress, Playwright
Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher