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
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist
Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933
Actress

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955
TV Presenter

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer
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

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960
Actor
Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Nassim Nicholas TalebNassim Nicholas Taleb
1960 AD
Essayist
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959
Writer
Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

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Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971
Television Presenter

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman
David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress

Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer
Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton
27 February 1944
Philosopher

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author
Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer

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

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

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

Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Karren BradyKarren Brady
04 April 1969
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

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

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
31 January 1964
Actress

Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 

Carlton LeachCarlton Leach
12 March 1959
Author, Former Doorman, Former Football Hooligan &
Derek AcorahDerek Acorah
27 January 1950
Actor

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956
Author
Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina
Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929
Poet
Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright
Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist

Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries
03 October 1987
Actress, Playwright

Richard K MorganRichard K Morgan
24 September 1965
Author

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher
Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987
Actress

Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
25 December 1984
Television personality

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

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960
Novelist

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
01 March 1966
Chef
Zoe KazanZoe Kazan
09 September 1983
Actress

Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,
Rory KinnearRory Kinnear
17 February 1978
Actor

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945
Historian, Radio personality, Writer
Alan BennettAlan Bennett
09 May 1934
Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Diarist, Writer