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

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress, Singer & Author

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960
Author

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
 
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939
Actor & Comedian

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933
Actress & Author

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952
Television host
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977
Actor
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
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953
 
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer

Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945
Author

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987
Actress
Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960
Actor
Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946
Actress
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter
Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961
Actress

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

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969
Ballerina
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967
Writer

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981
Businesswoman

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

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944
Author of Historical Novels

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Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright
Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943
Author

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 
Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934
Actor

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor
Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945
Novelist
Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967
Comedian, Actor, Writer

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

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960
Radio Broadcaster
Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
19 May 1933
Author, Consultant

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

Cass PennantCass Pennant
03 March 1958
Writer

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
Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher

Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries
03 October 1987
Actress, Playwright

Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973
Politician, Author, Diplomat, Writer
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,

Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
14 November 1981
Actor, Playwright
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

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

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,
Judith KerrJudith Kerr
14 June 1923
Writer, Illustrator, Autobiographer, Children's

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
15 April 1940
Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
23 March 1956
Biologist, Television presenter, Writer

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University
Sophie DahlSophie Dahl
15 September 1977
Author, Model, Writer

Jon RonsonJon Ronson
10 May 1967
Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Documentary

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter,

Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
15 August 1946
Television producer, Television actor, Film actor,
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice

Sally WainwrightSally Wainwright
1963 AD
television producer, screenwriter, playwright

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

E. L. JamesE. L. James
07 March 1963
Writer, Novelist

Ben FogleBen Fogle
03 November 1973
Explorer, Television presenter, Writer
Michael ParkinsonMichael Parkinson
28 March 1935
Television presenter, Journalist, Writer,

Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
27 April 1963
Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction
Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948
Composer, Musician, Record producer

Ian McEwanIan McEwan
21 June 1948
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman
19 October 1946
Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Playwright,
Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter

Clive BarkerClive Barker
05 October 1952
Film director, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,
Lee ChildLee Child
29 October 1954
Writer, Novelist, Author

Ranulph FiennesRanulph Fiennes
07 March 1944
Explorer, Writer, Athletics competitor

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

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television
Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
05 February 1964
actor, screenwriter, writer

Stephen PoliakoffStephen Poliakoff
01 December 1952
Writer, Screenwriter, Playwright
Ben EltonBen Elton
03 May 1959
Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
27 May 1966
Chef, Writer

Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci
28 November 1963
Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer,

Ken FollettKen Follett
05 June 1949
Writer, Novelist
Kerry KatonaKerry Katona
06 September 1980
Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer,