British Celebrities Born In April

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Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
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Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022

The Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning British monarch in history. The first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother , she ascended to the throne in 1952. Despite the media criticism of the royal family, she continued to be a popular figure in the UK.

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Emma Watson
(Actress and Activist Best Known for Her Role of 'Hermione Granger' in the 'Harry Potter' Film Series)
Emma Watson
371
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

English actress, model, and activist, Emma Watson first gained prominence as a child artiste in the Harry Potter film series. The daughter of lawyers, she was determined to go to college despite her busy acting career and graduated from Brown University. A staunch feminist, she is actively involved with organizations that work for the betterment of women.

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William Shakespeare
(English Playwright & Poet Who is Regarded as the Greatest Writer in the English Language)
William Shakespeare
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Died: April 23, 1616

English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is also often called England's national poet. Many of his works have been translated into other languages and his plays continue to be produced till day. Popular during his lifetime, he acquired an iconic status after his death.

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Anya Taylor-Joy
(Actress Known for Her Role in the Series: 'Peaky Blinders', 'The Queen's Gambit' and the Film 'Emma')
Anya Taylor-Joy
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Birthdate: April 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Argentine-British actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, first gained international fame with her role in the period horror film, The Witch. She is trained in ballet dancing and began her career as a model when she was just 16. Her modelling career paved the way for acting and soon she was playing significant roles in TV series and films.

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Charlie Chaplin
(The Greatest Comic Artist Ever & One of the Most Important Figures in Motion-Picture History)
Charlie Chaplin
101
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London, England
Died: December 25, 1977

Cinema lovers around the world hold Charlie Chaplin in high esteem. One of the biggest stars of the silent film era and an icon, he left the audience in splits with his comedic performances. Even today, his performances in movies like Modern Times and The Gold Rush are considered classic. The legendary actor was also a writer, director and producer.

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Emma Thompson
(British Actress, Screenwriter and the Only Person to Win Academy Awards for Both Acting & Writing)
Emma Thompson
87
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

One of the most celebrated British actresses, Emma Thompson has received plaudits for her work in films, television and stage. Her film credits include Howards End, The Remains of the Day as well as Sense and Sensibility which she also wrote. Her television appearances include miniseries Angels in America. The award winning actress is also an author, activist and comedian.

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Lily James
(Portrayed Title Role in Movie 'Cinderella')
Lily James
112
Birthdate: April 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Esher

English actress, Lily James, was born into a family of prominent actors and developed an early interest in performing. She studied acting and made her debut as a TV actress in the early 2010s. Since then, she has become a popular face in Hollywood as well, having appeared in many hit films. She is the recipient of many awards. 

 8 
David Tennant
41
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bathgate, Scotland

A celebrated son of Scotland, David Tennant is best known for his lead role in the BBC series, Doctor Who, from 2005-10. The show made him a household name and a sex symbol. His career continues to flourish with lead roles in films and television. He’s also a prolific theater actor having played Shakespearean characters like Hamlet and Richard II.

 9 
Charlie Hunnam
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Birthdate: April 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Charles Hunnam is an English actor. Some of his well-known works on television are the drama Queer as Folk, comedy series Undeclared and drama series Sons of Anarchy. His notable films are Nicholas Nickleby, Green Street, Pacific Rim, The Lost City of Z, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Crimson Peak and The Gentlemen. He is also a screenplay writer.

 10 
Daisy Ridley
(Best Known for Portraying 'Rey' in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy)
Daisy Ridley
65
Birthdate: April 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

Known as Rey from the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Daisy Ridley began her career with Lifesaver, a BAFTA-nominated short film. She has also played significant roles in Ophelia and Murder on the Orient Express. She has shared her struggle with endometriosis and her support for anti-gun campaigns, on social media.

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Jeremy Clarkson
(Broadcaster)
Jeremy Clarkson
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Birthdate: April 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire

Jeremy Clarkson has come a long way from being a local journalist to becoming a recognized public personality, thanks to his appearance as a presenter in the popular TV show Top Gear. He is credited with making Top Gear one of the most successful shows in the UK. His tongue-in-cheek presenting style and writing often provoke a public reaction.

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Jane Goodall
(English Primatologist and Anthropologist Who is Considered World's Foremost Expert on Chimpanzees)
Jane Goodall
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Birthdate: April 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Jane Goodall is an English anthropologist and primatologist. Goodall's research proved that chimpanzees could use tools like stalks of grass to fish out termites from termite holes; this also challenged the long-held belief that chimpanzees were vegetarians. Goodall also discovered that chimpanzees are capable of emotions like sorrow and joy. Goodall is also credited with founding the Jane Goodall Institute.

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Maisie Williams
(English Actress Who Portrayed Arya Stark on the HBO Series 'Game of Thrones')
Maisie Williams
74
Birthdate: April 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bristol, England

English actress Maisie Williams shot to international fame with her debut role as Arya Stark in HBO’s medieval fantasy epic series Game of Thrones. She continued to entertain audience in the successive seasons of the series. Simultaneously, she has appeared in other projects like the movies, The Falling, The New Mutants , and the TV series, Doctor Who.

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Luke Evans
(Actor)
Luke Evans
34
Birthdate: April 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pontypool, Wales

Luke Evans is one of the most successful and popular actors from Wales. Also a decent singer, he released his debut studio album, At Last, in 2019; he studied music under the tutelage of an established singing coach named Louise Ryan. Since he is openly gay, Luke Evans serves as an inspiration to the gay community around the world.

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Tim Curry
(Actor)
Tim Curry
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Birthdate: April 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grappenhall, Cheshire, England

Tim Curry, who idolized the Rolling Stones and the Beatles as a teenager, went on to become an actor and singer. He serves as an inspiration to many as he continues to contribute to the film and TV industry even after suffering a major stroke, which has left him wheelchair-bound since 2012.

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Sean Bean
(Actor)
Sean Bean
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Birthdate: April 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Handsworth, Sheffield, England

Sean Bean is an English actor known for his Yorkshire accent. Often described as surprisingly shy and a man of few words, Sean Bean is a down to earth person. Since he often portrays villainous characters that are killed violently, Sean has gained notoriety on the internet and is a subject of many internet memes.

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Jenna Coleman
(Actress.)
Jenna Coleman
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Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Jenna Coleman is an English actress who played Queen Victoria in the historical TV drama series Victoria. Also known for her charity work, Jenna Coleman serves as an ambassador for a charity organization called Place2Be, which provides therapeutic and emotional services in schools. She also serves as an ambassador for One To One Children's Fund, which raises awareness of HIV.

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Asa Butterfield
(English Actor Known for His Role in the Film ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’)
Asa Butterfield
115
Birthdate: April 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Asa Butterfield is best known for his BIFA-nominated role of Bruno in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which he performed at age 11. He also amazed audiences with his performance as Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. He makes music and has also participated in Nintendo world championships.

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Guy Fawkes
(Soldier)
Guy Fawkes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1570
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York
Died: January 31, 1606

Guy Fawkes was a member of an infamous group which unsuccessfully plotted the murder of King James I. The plot, which came to be known as the Gunpowder Plot, became popular and Guy Fawkes became synonymous with the plot. The failure of the plot has been commemorated as Guy Fawkes Night, during which Fawkes' effigy is burned on a bonfire.

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Dev Patel
(English Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Jamal Malik’ in the Film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’)
Dev Patel
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Birthdate: April 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

British national of Indian descent, Dev Patel is best known for playing the lead in the 2008 British film Slumdog Millionaire. The film bagged the Best Film Oscar. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Man Who Knew Infinity and Hotel Mumbai are some of his other notable films. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 2016 film, Lion.

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Vanessa Kirby
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon’ in the TV Series ‘The Crown')
Vanessa Kirby
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Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England

English actress, Vanessa Kirby, catapulted to fame as Princess Margaret in the Netflix historical drama series The Crown. The success brought her big films like Mission: Impossible –Fallout. However, Venessa has been a known stage and screen actress for quite some time. Her profile include A Streetcar Named Desire (play), The Frankenstein Chronicles (television series) and Great Expectations (BBC miniseries).

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William Wordsworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850

English poet William Wordsworth, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, released Lyrical Ballads in 1798, which set the tone for the Romantic Age of English Literature. Wordsworth was known for his poems I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, The Prelude, and The Solitary Reaper. He also served as the Poet Laureate.

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Edward II of England
(King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1307 to 1327)
Edward II of England
11
Birthdate: April 25, 1284
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caernarfon, Wales
Died: September 21, 1327
Edward II was the king of England from 1307 till his deposition in 1327. His relationship with Piers Gaveston caused the English barons to revolt against Edward, leading to the passage of the Ordinances of 1311. Edward lost to Robert Bruce at Bannockburn. Edward inspired Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II.
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Andy Serkis
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Birthdate: April 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

British actor Andrew Serkis, a critically acclaimed motion capture artist, first gained widespread recognition for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He provided motion capture movements and voice for the computer-generated imagery character Gollum. Planet of the Apes trilogy and The Adventures of Tintin are some of the other notable films for which he has done motion capture work.

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Hayley Atwell
(Actress)
Hayley Atwell
37
Birthdate: April 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
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Alec Guinness
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Birthdate: April 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 5, 2000

Alec Guinness went from being an ad copywriter, to a Shakespearean stage actor, to delivering an Academy Award-winning performance as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. He was part of the Royal Naval Reserve during World War II and received the knighthood for his contribution to arts.

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Anne-Marie
(Singer-songwriter)
Anne-Marie
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: East Tilbury, Essex, England
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Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
41
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
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Daniel Day-Lewis
(British Actor and Only Person to Have Won Three 'Academy Awards for Best Actor')
Daniel Day-Lewis
56
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England

Retired English actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, is widely regarded as one of the best cinema actors. Known for his dedication to method acting, he has entertained audience with both positive and negative roles. His work in movies like My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln and Gangs of New York have won him fame, critical acclaim and numerous prestigious awards.

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Claire Foy
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix Historical Drama Series ‘The Crown’)
Claire Foy
29
Birthdate: April 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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Henry IV of England
(King of England)
Henry IV of England
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Birthdate: April 15, 1367
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolingbroke Castle
Died: March 20, 1413

Henry IV of England reigned over England from 1399 until his death in 1413. Apart from spending much of his reign fighting against rebellions, Henry IV of England also established foreign relations; during his reign, Manuel II Palaiologos visited England, becoming the only Byzantine emperor to do so.

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Hayley Mills
(Actress)
Hayley Mills
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Birthdate: April 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone, United Kingdom
Hayley Mills, daughter of actors Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, is best known for her dual role as a child actor in the 1961 film The Parent Trap. Her debut role in Tiger Bay won her a BAFTA. A Disney regular, she won a Disney Legend Award, too. 
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Hugo Weaving
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Elrond’ in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film Series)
Hugo Weaving
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Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uch Ibadan organogram, Ibadan, Nigeria

Hugo Weaving is a British actor best known for playing the roles of suave villains, such as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy. Apart from being an actor, Weaving is also an animal rights activist; he serves as an ambassador for a non-profit animal protection charity called Voiceless. Over the years, he has played an important role in popularizing Voiceless.

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Dudley Moore
(Actor, Comedian and One of the Four Writer-Performers in the Comedy Revue ‘Beyond the Fringe’)
Dudley Moore
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 27, 2002
Dudley Moore was a prominent figure of the 1960s’ British satire boom. He is best known for writing the stage revue Beyond the Fringe and was also part of the sketch comedy Not Only... But Also. He delivered an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in the comedy film Arthur
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Charlotte Bronte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1816
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thornton, Yorkshire, England
Died: March 31, 1855
Charlotte Bronte, remembered for her iconic novel Jane Eyre, was one of the most significant literary figures of the 19th century. She was the eldest of the Bronte sisters who survived into adulthood. She and her sisters Emily and Anne wrote under the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.
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Matthew Goode
(English Actor Known for His Films: ‘Chasing Liberty’, ‘Stoker’, and ‘The Imitation Game’)
Matthew Goode
14
Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon, England, United Kingdom

Matthew Goode is an English actor who played an important role in the success of the TV show A Discovery of Witches, which is an adaptation of Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy. During its initial run, the series performed consistently as Sky One network's most-watched show, thanks to Goode's portrayal of a molecular biologist and vampire named Matthew Clairmont.

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Phoebe Dynevor
25
Birthdate: April 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Sheena Easton
(Singer, Actress)
Sheena Easton
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Two-time Grammy-winning artist Sheena Easton first gained attention on The Big Time. With the singles Modern Girl and 9 to 5, she became the second female to feature twice on the same Top Ten chart. Easton is the only artist with a top 5 hit on all Billboard singles charts.
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Jane Leeves
(Actress)
Jane Leeves
12
Birthdate: April 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilford, Essex
Jane Leeves is best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Daphne Moon in Frasier. Fans also loved her as Joy Scroggs in the series Hot in Cleveland and as Alberta Leonard in the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Leeves has also campaigned for the LGBT community.
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Julian Lennon
(English Musician and Son of the 'Beatles' Member John Lennon)
Julian Lennon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

John Lennon’s son Julian Lennon, who spent his childhood in oblivion, inspired Beatles tracks such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. He has dabbled in photography, won a Grammy for his album Valotte, written a best-selling trilogy, produced documentaries, and founded a charity for environmental and humanitarian causes.

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Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: December 15, 2011

Christopher Hitchens was an advocate for New Atheism and a harsh critic of religion and of famous personalities such as Bill Clinton and Mother Teresa. He authored and edited many books on socio-political issues. As a journalist, he wrote for well-known publications such as New Statesman and The Weekly Standard.

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Victoria Beckham
(English Fashion Designer, Singer and Member of the Girl Group the ‘Spice Girls’)
Victoria Beckham
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Essex, England, United Kingdom

An internationally recognized fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham is widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in the UK. She was appointed an OBE for services to the fashion industry in the 2017 New Year Honours. Also a popular singer, she was part of the best-selling female group of all time, Spice Girls.

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Dele Alli
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Dele Alli
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milton Keynes, England
Midfielder Dele Alli began training as part of the Milton Keynes Dons youth system at age 11. He became a professional with the Dons and then played for the Tottenham Hotspur. The two-time PFA Young Player of the Year awardee led England to the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(Civil Engineer)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: September 15, 1859

English civil engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history." Considered a major figure of the Industrial Revolution, he built docks, a series of steamships, and many important bridges and tunnels. He was placed second in a BBC public poll to determine the "100 Greatest Britons" in 2002. 

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Alex Pettyfer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stevenage
Alex Pettyfer began his creer as a child model and later gained fame for his Empire Award- and Young Artist Award-winning role of Alex Rider in Stormbreaker. He is also known for his portrayal of John Smith in I Am Number Four and Brody in the Netflix miniseries The I-Land.
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Robert Smith
(Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist)
Robert Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, England

English singer-songwriter and musician Robert Smith gained fame as a co-founder and member of the rock band, The Cure. He was also the lead guitarist for the band, Siouxsie and the Banshees, for a few years. He became an influential figure in the goth subculture in the 1980s and was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Jill Ireland
(Actress and Singer Who Has Appeared in Several Films Director by Her Husband Charles Bronson)
Jill Ireland
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Birthdate: April 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 18, 1990

Jill Ireland was an English singer and actress. She is best known for working with her husband Charles Bronson in 15 films. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Ireland started writing books chronicling her fight with cancer. She also started working with the American Cancer Society. Her fight with cancer inspired the movie Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story.

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Robert Carlyle
(Actor)
Robert Carlyle
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Birthdate: April 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maryhill

Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Australian actor Robert Carlyle is best known for his performances in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty. Raised singlehandedly by his father after his mother left them, he had initially quit school to become a painter like his father. He deviated to drama at age 21.

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Thomas Hobbes
(English Philosopher and One of the Founders of Modern Political Philosophy)
Thomas Hobbes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 5, 1588
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westport, Wiltshire, England
Died: December 4, 1679

Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher. Widely regarded as the co-founder of modern political philosophy, Hobbes is best known for his influential book Leviathan. Apart from political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes also contributed immensely to various other fields, such as ethics, theology, geometry, history, and jurisprudence.

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Steve Backshall
(British Naturalist, Explorer and Presenter Known for His Wildlife Documentary Program ‘Deadly 60’)
Steve Backshall
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Birthdate: April 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bagshot, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Two-time BAFTA-winning naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall soared to fame with the BBC program Deadly 60. He has also worked with the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. He has written The Falcon Chronicles, a series of children’s novels, among other books, and loves mountaineering and martial arts.