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.
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

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

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933
Actress & Author

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
 

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor

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

Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935
Food Writer, TV Presenter
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress
Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960
Actor

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

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

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer

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Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author

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

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels
Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author
Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor
Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina
Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

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

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster
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

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

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

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
17 August 1949
writer, autobiographer, biographer
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,
Tamzin MerchantTamzin Merchant
04 March 1987
Actress

Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter

Rory KinnearRory Kinnear
17 February 1978
Actor
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,

Zoe KazanZoe Kazan
09 September 1983
Actress

Garth EnnisGarth Ennis
16 January 1970
Comics writer

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

Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973
Politician, Author, Diplomat, Writer
Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
14 November 1981
Actor, Playwright

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
15 April 1940
Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science
Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes
17 August 1949
Screenwriter, Film director, Politician, Film

John NettlesJohn Nettles
11 October 1943
Actor

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter,
Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman
19 October 1946
Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Playwright,

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,
Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955
TV Presenters

Clive BarkerClive Barker
05 October 1952
Film director, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Sheila HancockSheila Hancock
22 February 1933
Actress

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960
Novelist
Rob BrydonRob Brydon
03 May 1965
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian,

Steven KnightSteven Knight
1959 AD
screenwriter, film director
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record
Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
05 February 1964
actor, screenwriter, writer

John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
11 March 1967
Actor
Sophie DahlSophie Dahl
15 September 1977
Author, Model, Writer