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

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

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

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

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

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933
Actress

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Peter MorganPeter Morgan
10 April 1963
Screenwriter
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935
Food Writer, TV Presenter

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

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

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960
Actor
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 

Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955
TV Presenter
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Nassim Nicholas TalebNassim Nicholas Taleb
1960 AD
Essayist
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
28 August 1980
Cook

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959
Writer
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

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Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Garth EnnisGarth Ennis
16 January 1970
Comics writer

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress
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

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress
Christopher TolkienChristopher Tolkien
21 November 1924
English editor

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937
Actress

Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer
Liza TarbuckLiza Tarbuck
21 November 1964
Actress

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932
Writer
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
22 April 1960
Restaurateur

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill
Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton
27 February 1944
Philosopher

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974
Food Writer
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

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

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

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

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist
China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972
Author

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 
Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973
Political Leader

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

Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author
Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

Amelia BullmoreAmelia Bullmore
31 January 1964
Actress
Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster

Derek AcorahDerek Acorah
27 January 1950
Actor

Donald SindenDonald Sinden
09 October 1923
Actor
Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966
Author

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist
Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956
Author
A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929
Poet

Pat CondellPat Condell
23 November 1949
Writer, Comedian
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

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

Matt LucasMatt Lucas
05 March 1974
Actor
Richard HammondRichard Hammond
19 December 1969
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist,
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945
Historian, Radio personality, Writer