British Celebrities Born In May

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Adele
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')
Adele
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.

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Henry Cavill
(British Actor Known for His Portrayal of Charles Brandon in the TV Series 'The Tudors')
Henry Cavill
110
Birthdate: May 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Helier, Jersey

An English actor known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films, Henry Cavill has been active in the film industry for around two decades. As a teenager, he met actor Russell Crowe who inspired him to take up acting. He is known for his sex appeal and is considered a male sex symbol.

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Robert Pattinson
137
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Though Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the first major film for actor Robert Pattinson, he became an international star with the Twilight movie series. Since then, he has gained immense accolades for working in independent films like The Lost City of Z, Good Time and The Lighthouse. The talented actor is also known for his philanthropic activities.

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David Beckham
(English Former Professional Footballer Who was One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
David Beckham
149
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
David Beckham is a former English footballer who was football superstar on-field and a heartthrob off-field. A former player for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan, among others, Beckham was a free-kick specialist, a brilliant crosser of the ball and the first English player to win league titles in four countries. His passion for football, charisma and fashion style have made him an international sensation.  
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David Attenborough
(English Broadcaster, Biologist and Natural Historian)
David Attenborough
149
Birthdate: May 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isleworth, England

Widely regarded as a national treasure in the United Kingdom, Sir David Attenborough is the only person to have received BAFTAs for TV shows meant for different television sets, such as black and white, color, 3D, HD, and 4K. In 2002, he was mentioned in BBC's 100 Greatest Britons list.

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Audrey Hepburn
(British Actress Who was Famous as a Film and Fashion Icon)
Audrey Hepburn
122
Birthdate: May 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: January 20, 1993

British actress Audrey Hepburn is counted among the greatest female screen legends in Golden Age Hollywood. Rising to prominence in the 1950s, she became one of the few people to win Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. She devoted much of her time in her later life to UNICEF and was actively involved in humanitarian work.

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Helena Bonham Carter
(English Actress Who is Known for Her Roles in Period Dramas)
Helena Bonham Carter
113
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress who is known for her performances in independent films and huge blockbusters. Some of her notable films are The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech, Hamlet, Howards End, Fight Club, Les Misérables . She was also part of the Harry Potter series. She was bestowed with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.

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Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))
Queen Victoria
180
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 22, 1901

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for over six decades, Queen Victoria reigned for longer than any of her predecessors. Her rule witnessed the vast expansion of the British Empire and ushered in a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated with great pomp and show.

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster
(English Actor Known for His Role as ‘Sam’ in the Film ‘Love Actually’)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
68
Birthdate: May 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Thomas Brodie-Sangster is a British actor who gained international recognition after playing Jojen Reed in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Known for playing characters younger than his actual age, Brodie-Sangster played a 15-year-old in the film Death of a Superhero, which has achieved cult status.

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Naomi Scott
(Actress)
Naomi Scott
69
Birthdate: May 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hounslow, London, England

Best known for playing Princess Jasmine in the 2019 fantasy film Aladdin, Naomi Scott is one of the most popular actresses of English and Indian descent. She is also a noted singer and has released several singles and music videos. She is the UK ambassador to Compassion International, a Christian charity organization that sponsors children living in poverty.

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Florence Nightingale
(Social Reformer & Founder of Modern Nursing and Known as 'The Lady with the Lamp')
Florence Nightingale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 13, 1910
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.
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Christopher Lee
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Count Dracula’ in ‘Hammer Horror’ Films)
Christopher Lee
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Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 7, 2015

Christopher Lee was one of the most respected actors of his generation. Such was his impact on the British and American film industries that David Cameron described him as a titan of the golden age of cinema following his death in 2015. Famous for his deep, strong voice, Christopher Lee was also a popular singer who worked with several metal bands.

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Ian McKellen
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Birthdate: May 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Considered a British cultural icon, Ian McKellen is one of the most respected and decorated actors of all time. An openly gay actor, his work as an LGBT activist has been as impressive as his illustrious acting career. At the 1991 New Year Honours, he was knighted for services to performing arts.

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Paul Bettany
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Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Paul Bettany is the voice behind Marvel films' one of the most iconic characters - J.A.R.V.I.S., an artificial intelligence. He is also known for his acting roles in movies like A Knight's Tale and Creation. One of the most envied men in Hollywood, Paul Bettany is married to the beautiful actress, Jennifer Connelly.

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Jamie Dornan
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

One of the most popular model-turned-actors from Northern Ireland, Jamie Dornan was named by Vogue in its list of 25 Biggest Male Models of All Time. He earned international recognition after portraying Sheriff Graham Humbert in Once Upon a Time. Known for his looks and acting skills, Dornan is regarded as one of the greatest film actors of Ireland.

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Steven Gerrard
(One of the Greatest Liverpool Footballers of All Time)
Steven Gerrard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Whiston, England, United Kingdom
Steven Gerrard spent most of his career as a Liverpool midfielder and also captained Liverpool and the English national team. His phenomenal performance in the 2006 FA Cup Final led it to be called The Gerrard Final. The Order of the British Empire member now manages the Scottish club Rangers.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(British Writer Who Created the Character of Sherlock Holmes)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: July 7, 1930
Physician-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is remembered for creating the iconic character Sherlock Holmes. He wrote four novels and 56 short stories on Holmes’s detective adventures and also created the characters Professor Challenger and Brigadier Gerard. A sports lover, he had dabbled in cricket, football, and bodybuilding, too.
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Jane Seymour
(Known for Her Role as ‘Emma Callon’ in the TV Series ‘The Onedin Line’)
Jane Seymour
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Birthdate: May 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayes, Middlesex, England

Jane Seymour is a British-American actress who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for service to drama. Over the years, Seymour has also played a major role as a celebrity ambassador for a national non-profit organization called Childhelp, which works towards helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
(Daughter of Prince William)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 2, 2015
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the only daughter and the second child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Fourth in the line of succession to the throne of Britain, she has two brothers, Prince George and Prince Louis.
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Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964

Ian Fleming was a British writer, naval intelligence officer, and journalist. Fleming is credited with creating one of the most popular characters of all time, James Bond. His James Bond series of novels have sold more than 100 million copies, making them one of the best-selling fictional book series in history. Jamaica’s Ian Fleming International Airport is named after him.

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Carey Mulligan
(English Actress Known for Her Repertoire of Complex Female Characters)
Carey Mulligan
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Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, England, United Kingdom

Carey Mulligan is an English actress. Apart from having an impact as an actress, Mulligan has also established herself as a philanthropist. She has worked towards raising awareness about issues like sex trafficking and Alzheimer's. In 2012, she was chosen as the ambassador for Alzheimer's Society. In 2014, she was appointed as the ambassador for War Child, a non-governmental organization.

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Naomi Campbell
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Streatham
Naomi Campbell is one of the “Big Six” supermodels of the 1980s and the 1990s, who has graced both the ramp and print. She has also released a music album, been part of a fashion reality show, started a web series, and founded charitable organizations such as Fashion for Relief.
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John Bonham
(Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin)
John Bonham
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redditch, England, UK
Died: September 25, 1980

John Bonham was an English drummer and songwriter. Considered one of the most influential and greatest rock drummers in history, Bonham was part of the world-renowned rock band Led Zeppelin. He influenced several drummers like Joey Kramer, Dave Grohl, Ian Mosley, Neil Peart, and Tommy Lee among other famous drummers. Bonham is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

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Joseph Morgan
(British Actor and Director Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’)
Joseph Morgan
17
Birthdate: May 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Joseph Morgan soared to fame with his award-winning role of Klaus Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals. He supports the non-profit Positive Women, which works for AIDS-affected women and children. He has also appeared in films such as Immortals and Master and Commander.
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Jamie Oliver
(British Restaurateur and Cookbook Author)
Jamie Oliver
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clavering, Essex Clavering, Essex, England

Jamie Oliver is an English restaurateur and chef who gained international recognition after appearing on popular TV shows, such as Jamie's Kitchen and The Naked Chef. In 2005, his Feed Me Better campaign helped introduce several children to healthier foods. He also established a charity restaurant called Fifteen, which employs disadvantaged young people.

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Mel B
(Singer)
Mel B
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Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

Mel B is an English television personality and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition as part of the popular pop girl group Spice Girls, which has sold more than 85 million records. Over the years, Mel B has been an important TV personality, appearing in several reality series as a participant as well as a judge.

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Laurence Olivier
(English Actor and Director Known for His Film ‘Hamlet’)
Laurence Olivier
11
Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: July 11, 1989
Four-time Academy Award-winning actor Laurence Olivier began his career with stage, mostly playing Shakespearean characters. He founded London’s National Theatre. Some of his noteworthy films were Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, and the movie version of Hamlet. He had received the knighthood, the Order of Merit, and a life peerage.
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Joan Collins
(Actress)
Joan Collins
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Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Joan Collins, sister of renowned author Jackie Collins, is best known for her Golden Globe-winning role of Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, an iconic soap of the 1980s. She has also written several books, including beauty books, memoirs, and novels. A seasoned theater actor, she also received the DBE and OBE.
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Alfred Molina
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Otto Octavius’ in the Film ‘Spider-Man 2’)
Alfred Molina
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Birthdate: May 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Alfred Molina is an English-American actor. Renowned for his contribution across all three major acting mediums, Molina has received nominations for prestigious awards, such as Tony Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Apart from acting, Alfred Molina works toward spreading awareness about AIDS. He has also been donating towards AIDS research.

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Rebecca Hall
(Actress)
Rebecca Hall
43
Birthdate: May 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Joe Cocker
(British Singer and Musician Known for His Album ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’)
Joe Cocker
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Crookes, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Died: December 22, 2014

Grammy-winning artist Joe Cocker is best remembered for his tracks You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong. His chartbusting version of the Beatles song With a Little Help from My Friends was the theme song of the series The Wonder Years. He also received an OBE.

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Andy Murray
(One of the Best Tennis Players in the World)
Andy Murray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

One of the best British professional tennis players of all time, Andy Murray is popularly known as the Great Scot since he was born in Scotland. He is the only tennis player to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles competition. Also known for his charitable work, Andy Murray has played key roles in raising money for many charity organizations.

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Sid Vicious
(Musician)
Sid Vicious
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2, 1979
Punk rock legend Sid Vicious was the lead singer and bassist of the Sex Pistols. He had a tumultuous life and was also accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death. He eventually died of a heroin overdose. His unreleased solo singles were collated and released as a posthumous album. 
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Bernie Taupin
(British Songwriter Best Known for His Long-Term Partnership with Musician Elton John)
Bernie Taupin
14
Birthdate: May 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Lyricist Bernie Taupin is best known for his collaboration with Elton John for over 30 albums. Their works include the iconic hit Candle in the Wind. Taupin has also had a successful solo career and has performed with the band Farm Dogs. He has also exhibited his original artwork.

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Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)
Bertrand Russell
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Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2, 1970

Bertrand Russell was a British polymath and Nobel laureate. His work, which is spread across various fields, has had a considerable influence on philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, mathematics, linguistics, and logic. Russell is also credited with leading the revolt against idealism in Britain and is regarded as one of the founders of analytic philosophy.

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Peter Cushing
(English Actor Known for His TV Series ‘BBC Sunday-Night Theatre’)
Peter Cushing
9
Birthdate: May 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenley, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 11, 1994
Peter Cushing is best remembered for his roles in Hammer Productions horror films, particularly as Baron Frankenstein in their Frankenstein films and as Doctor Van Helsing in their Dracula films. Fans also loved him in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Who and the Daleks, and the original Star Wars.
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Sam Smith
(Singer Known for Featuring on Disclosure's Breakthrough single "Latch")
Sam Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Sam Smith first gained fame after being featured on the Disclosure track Latch in 2012. Smith is genderqueer and prefers using the pronoun “they/them.” Smith’s debut album won four Grammys. Smith also won a Golden Globe and an Academy award for the Spectre theme song, Writing's on the Wall.
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Charles II
(King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1660 to 1685)
Charles II
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Birthdate: May 29, 1630
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St James's Palace, London, England
Died: February 6, 1685
Charles II, son of King Charles I of England, ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1660 to 1685. He was initially defeated by Oliver Cromwell and forced to go into exile, but returned to England after Cromwell’s death. He introduced the Clarendon Code and later sided with the Tories.
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Albert Finney
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Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 7, 2019

Albert Finney was an English actor known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums: films, television and theatre. A recipient of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, Albert Finney also received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award and Tony Award

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Tim Roth
(Actor)
Tim Roth
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Birthdate: May 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Tim Roth is an English actor who achieved popularity after appearing in several Hollywood films, including Tarantino's movies like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. He was part of the popular Brit Pack group of the late-1980s, thanks to his success in Hollywood. Also known for his direction skills, Roth debuted as a director with the 1999 film The War Zone.

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Pete Townshend
(Co-Founder and Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Who')
Pete Townshend
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Pete Townshend is an English guitarist, composer, and singer. He is credited with co-founding and leading one of the most influential and important rock bands of the 20th century, The Who. Also an influential guitarist, Pete Townshend was ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time list published in 2011.

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Joanna Lumley
(Actress)
Joanna Lumley
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Srinagar

Joanna Lumley is a British actress and prolific activist. In recognition of her work as part of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, Joanna is fondly called as the daughter of Nepal in Nepal. Also known for supporting various other charity organizations and animal welfare groups, Joanna Lumley was appointed an OBE in the 1995 New Year Honours by the queen.

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Steve Winwood
(Musician)
Steve Winwood
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Two-time Grammy-winning artist Steve Winwood experiments with a variety of genres, including rock, blues, and jazz. He has been part of groups such as Traffic and Blind Faith, and has delivered Billboard-topping hits such as Roll with It. He is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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Frances Fisher
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Birthdate: May 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Frances Fisher began as a theater actor before gaining fame with her portrayal of Deborah 'Red' Saxon in the soap The Edge of Night. She has played significant roles in movies such as Titanic, The Host, and True Crime, and has also starred in the series Resurrection and Watchmen.
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James Mason
13
Birthdate: May 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: July 27, 1984

James Mason was an English actor known for his work in both British cinema and Hollywood. One of the most bankable actors during the mid-1940s, Mason became the first person to be honored with the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film. He is credited with saving Buster Keaton's reels of nitrate film, which he discovered in Keaton’s previously owned house.

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Morrissey
(Frontman of Rock Band the 'Smiths')
Morrissey
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Davyhulme, Urmston, England
Morrissey, frontman of the 1980s’ rock band The Smiths, is known for his anti-establishment lyrics and themes such as isolation. He has dabbled in music journalism and has had a successful solo career, too. A cultural icon, he is an animal rights activist and has a huge gay fan base.
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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
(Son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle)
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 2019
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the son of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. He is the seventh person in the line of succession to the British throne. Although Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was entitled to a courtesy title, his parents declined the title as they want him to grow up as a private citizen.

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1828 - 1830, 1834))
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1769
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 14, 1852
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, served as the British prime minister twice. He also served as the governor of Seringapatam and Mysore, and won the Battle of Assaye. He led the Hundred Days War and along with the Prussian army, won the Battle of Waterloo, defeating Napoleon.
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Michael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)
Michael Palin
8
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Member of the comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin received a CBE in 2000. His portrayal of Ken Pile in A Fish Called Wanda earned him a BAFTA award. He ranked 30th in The Comedians' Comedian poll, was a Royal Geographical Society president, and later turned into a travel documentarian.
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Rex Orange County
(English Singer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Rex Orange County
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire, England