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.
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

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

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress
Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

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

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960
Actor
Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress
Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

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Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels
Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

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

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Writer
Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author

Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &

Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
31 January 1964
Actress
Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 
China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

Derek AcorahDerek Acorah
27 January 1950
Actor

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920
Writer

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer
Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist
Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant
Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

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

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

Zoe KazanZoe Kazan
09 September 1983
Actress
Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950
Singer-songwriter

Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
14 November 1981
Actor, Playwright

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
01 March 1966
Chef

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960
Novelist
Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,
Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of BathAlexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
06 May 1932
Artist

John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
11 March 1967
Actor

Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
06 July 1952
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes
17 August 1949
Screenwriter, Film director, Politician, Film

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

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter
Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci
28 November 1963
Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer,
Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,

Peter MorganPeter Morgan
10 April 1963
screenwriter, playwright, writer
Rory KinnearRory Kinnear
17 February 1978
Actor
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,