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.
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Actor

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969
Comedian
Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

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

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Comedian

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

Peter MorganPeter Morgan
10 April 1963
Screenwriter
Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
17 August 1949
Writer

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress

Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Simon SinekSimon Sinek
09 October 1973
Author
Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

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Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress
Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Nassim Nicholas TalebNassim Nicholas Taleb
1960 AD
Essayist

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor
Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Christopher TolkienChristopher Tolkien
21 November 1924
English editor

Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955
TV Presenter

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter
Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill
Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
28 August 1980
Cook

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist

Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973
Political Leader
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton
27 February 1944
Philosopher

Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
31 January 1964
Actress
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

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

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 
Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920
Writer
Garth EnnisGarth Ennis
16 January 1970
Comics writer

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
22 April 1960
Restaurateur

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author
Derek AcorahDerek Acorah
27 January 1950
Actor

Karren BradyKarren Brady
04 April 1969
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956
Author

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author
Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

Richard K MorganRichard K Morgan
24 September 1965
Author

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant
Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929
Poet

Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist
Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries
03 October 1987
Actress, Playwright

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher
Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959
Writer

Emerald FennellEmerald Fennell
01 October 1985
Actress
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
27 April 1963
Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction
Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador
06 December 1952
Poet, Autobiographer, Boxer