British Celebrities Born In November

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Gordon Ramsay
(One of the Most Influential Chefs)
Gordon Ramsay
173
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: November 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland

A celebrated chef and restaurateur, British national Gordon Ramsay is also a writer and television personality. His TV shows about competitive cookery and food is quite popular. The Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in Chelsea, is his signature restaurant. Known for his bluntness, short temper and strict manner, Ramsay has historically expressed a dislike for vegetarianism and veganism.

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Winston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940 - 1945, 1951 - 1955))
Winston Churchill
143
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 24, 1965

The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdoms, Winston Churchill, is known for successfully leading his country during the Second World War against the Nazi Germany. An officer in the British army, he also served as a war correspondent before venturing into politics. One of the most influential peoples in British history, Churchill was also an accomplished painter.

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Gerard Butler
(Scottish Actor and Film Producer)
Gerard Butler
49
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Gerard Butler is one of the most popular and successful actors from Scotland. He came into prominence with the portrayal of King Leonidas in the fantasy war film 300. Apart from acting, he participates in fundraising events and charity programs. Interestingly, Butler tried his hand at acting only after being fired a week before becoming a qualified lawyer!

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Rita Ora
(Singer, Actress)
Rita Ora
104
Birthdate: November 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia

Rita Ora is a popular singer and actress who became the first British female solo artist to release 13 top ten songs in the UK. Also a well-known philanthropist, Rita Ora was appointed as one of the ambassadors for UNICEF UK in 2019. She performs quite frequently in charity concerts and supports several charity organizations.

 5 
C. S. Lewis
(Known for His Classic Series 'The Chronicles of Narnia')
C. S. Lewis
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22, 1963

C. S. Lewis was a British writer whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide after having been translated into over 30 languages. His works, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, have inspired the works of other famous authors. Lewis' work continues to attract readership and he was ranked 11th on The Times' 50 greatest British writers since 1945 list.

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Tilda Swinton
(British Actress Who is Known for Her Roles in Independent Films and Blockbusters)
Tilda Swinton
56
Birthdate: November 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

One of the most popular Scottish actresses of her generation, Tilda Swinton is known for portraying negative roles in both blockbusters and independent arthouse films. An Academy Award-winning actress, Tilda is also known for her impressive fashion sense; she was named by The Guardian as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50 in 2013.

 7 
Vivien Leigh
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’)
Vivien Leigh
22
Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967

British actress Vivien Leigh gained popularity with her award winning performance in films Gone with the Wind and A Street Car named Desire and her Musical Broadway Tovarich. The beautiful actress, who went on to feature in films like That Hamilton Woman and Ship of Fools, had a troubled personal life and suffered from physical and mental health issues.

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Gemma Chan
(Actress)
Gemma Chan
51
Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
 9 
James Cook
(British Naval Captain, Navigator and Explorer)
James Cook
124
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marton, England
Died: February 14, 1779

British explorer, navigator, and cartographer James Cook, who had also served the merchant navy and Royal Navy, was the first to complete an expedition around New Zealand. He explored areas in the South Pacific, such as eastern Australia and Hawaii. He was killed while trying to kidnap a Hawaiian king.

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Jamie Campbell Bower
(English Actor and Singer)
Jamie Campbell Bower
23
Birthdate: November 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

Jamie Campbell Bower is an English actor, model, and singer. He is known for playing important roles in popular films like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and The Twilight Saga. He is also credited with founding the popular punk rock band Counterfeit.

 11 
William Blake
(English Poet Who is Considered a Seminal Figure in the History of the Poetry of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
31
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12, 1827
William Blake, author of The Songs of Innocence and of Experience, was a prominent figure of the early phase of the Romantic Age, known as the pre-Romantic era. Known for his visual artistry and poetry, he was also a staunch abolitionist and a forerunner of the "free love" movement.
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Thandie Newton
(English Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Beloved’, ‘Mission: Impossible 2’ and ‘Shade’)
Thandie Newton
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Birthdate: November 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

A critically acclaimed and award-winning actress, Thandie Newton is also an activist—she led a flash mob in 2013 for gender equality and justice. An actress with an affinity for Buddhism, Thandie was named Sexiest Vegan of 2014 by PETA. During the 2019 New Year Honours, she was appointed OBE for services to charity and film.

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Billy Idol
(British-American Singer Who was the Lead Singer of the English Punk Rock Band 'Generation X')
Billy Idol
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK
Billy Idol is a British musician. He is credited with forming the popular punk rock band Generation X, which reached the peak of its success in the 1970s. In 2020, he appeared in Billy Never Idles, a public service campaign aimed at educating people about the harmful effects of unnecessary idling of automobile engines in New York City, New York.
 14 
Lando Norris
(British Race Car Driver)
Lando Norris
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England
 15 
Richard Dawson
(Actor, Comedian and Game Show Host)
Richard Dawson
5
Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 2, 2012

English-American actor and comedian, Richard Dawson, is best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in the TV series Hogan's Heroes. He grew up during World War II and had a difficult childhood. As a young man, he began his career as a stand-up comedian and started getting acting roles as well. He also gained fame as a game show host.

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Ella Mai
(Singer)
Ella Mai
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

English singer, Ella Mai, was one of the contestants on the TV show, The X Factor, in which she auditioned as part of a trio. Even though she didn’t last long on the show, she went ahead to create her own music and became a sensation following the release of her eponymous album that topped the US R&B chart. 

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Neil Gaiman
(Best Known for His Comic Book Series ‘The Sandman’ and Novels: ‘The Graveyard Book’ and ‘Stardust’)
Neil Gaiman
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Author Neil Gaiman has written numerous novels, short stories, film scripts, and comics. He has won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and Nebula awards, and the Carnegie and Newbery medals. Some of his best works are American Gods, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, and the comic series The Sandman
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George II of Great Britain
(Former King of Great Britain & Ireland (1727 - 1760))
George II of Great Britain
16
Birthdate: November 10, 1683
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: October 25, 1760
George II was the king of Great Britain from 1727 to 1760. He had negligible control over his country’s policies, as the Parliament took most of the significant decisions back then. His participation in the 1743 Battle of Dettingen made him the last British monarch to fight in a battle.
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Peter Townsend
(aviator, writer)
Peter Townsend
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon
Died: June 19, 1995
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Boris Karloff
5
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
Boris Karloff is best remembered as a horror film actor who appeared in films such as Frankenstein and its sequels and the 1932 film The Mummy. He voiced Grinch in the TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! He was also part of radio plays, including the Lights Out series.
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Ridley Scott
(Film Producer, Director)
Ridley Scott
14
Birthdate: November 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Shields, England

British film director, Ridley Scott,is hailed as a master of his craft and his movies are known for their visual style and intricate details. Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant and The Martian are some of his acclaimed and successful films. He was knighted in 2003.

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Amy Jackson
(British Actress and Model Known for Her Work in Indian Films)
Amy Jackson
12
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man, England
British model and actor Amy Jackson is a former Miss Teen World who made her acting debut with the Tamil film Madrasapattinam. She also appeared in the Hindi films Ekk Deewana Tha and Singh Is Bliing. She is also associated with charities such as PETA and the Being Human Foundation.
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Stephen Merchant
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Film actor)
Stephen Merchant
18
Birthdate: November 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bristol

Known for co-writing The Office, British comedian Stephen Merchant was born to a nurse mother and a plumber father. He began his career with the radio and then stepped into stand-up comedy. Over the years, he has used his 6’7” frame to the best in his performances.

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Jonathan Swift
(Satirist & Author of 'Gulliver's Travels',' A Tale of a Tub' and 'A Modest Proposal')
Jonathan Swift
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 19, 1745

Eighteenth-century essayist, poet, and pamphleteer Jonathan Swift is remembered for his iconic works such as A Tale of a Tub, A Modest Proposal, and Gulliver's Travels. One of the world’s greatest satirists, he gave rise to the deadpan Swiftian style. He had also been the Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Edward III of England
(King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1327 to 1377)
Edward III of England
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1312
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Windsor, England
Died: June 21, 1377
Edward III, or Edward of Windsor, was the King of England and the Lord of Ireland from 1327 to 1377. He took to the throne after his father, Edward II, was deposed by his mother, Isabella, and Roger Mortimer. He strengthened the military and participated in the Hundred Years' War.
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Jonny Lee Miller
15
Birthdate: November 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames
Jonathan Lee Miller redefined the character of Sherlock Holmes in the series Elementary. Some of his notable projects are the films Trainspotting, Hackers, and The Flying Scotsman, and the play Frankenstein. He is trained in martial arts, has won the IQ Award, runs marathons, and supports people with learning disabilities.
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Petula Clark
(One of the Longest Serving British Singers With a Career Spanning More than Seven Decades)
Petula Clark
8
Birthdate: November 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ewell, Surrey, England

Petula Clark is an English singer, composer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity in the USA, for which she is often referred to as the First Lady of the British Invasion. Over the years, Petula Clark has sold over 68 million records worldwide. Some of her best known songs include Downtown, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, and My Love.

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George Eliot
(English Novelist, Poet and One of the Leading Writers of the Victorian Era)
George Eliot
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: December 22, 1880

Mary Ann Evans, known by her pseudonym George Eliot, was an English poet, novelist, translator, and journalist. One of the most prominent writers of the Victorian era, Eliot's works are known for their psychological insight, realism, and detailed description of the countryside. Her novel Middlemarch was voted one of the greatest literary works in a 2007 poll conducted by Time.

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Oliver Sykes
(Musician)
Oliver Sykes
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ashford, United Kingdom

Oliver Sykes is an English singer-songwriter. He is credited with co-forming the popular rock band Bring Me the Horizon, for which he also serves as the lead vocalist. Also an entrepreneur, Sykes founded and owns a clothing line called Drop Dead Clothing. A vegan since 2013, Oliver Sykes supports organizations, such as PETA.

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Hugh Bonneville
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Robert Crawley’ in the TV Series ‘Downton Abbey’)
Hugh Bonneville
6
Birthdate: November 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

Hugh Bonneville is an English actor best known for portraying Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the popular television series Downton Abbey, for which he received a couple of Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a nomination at the Golden Globes. He also received three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Downton Abbey.

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Charles I of England
(King of England, Scotland & Ireland from 1625 to 1649)
Charles I of England
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Birthdate: November 19, 1600
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Scotland
Died: January 30, 1649

Charles I, the King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649, was said to be authoritarian and was in constant battle with the Parliament over the issue of royal prerogative. The friction led to a civil war from 1642 to 1645 between him and the English and Scottish Parliaments. He was defeated and executed in 1649 for treason.

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Pete Best
(Drummer of the English Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Pete Best
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chennai

Pete Best is an English musician and drummer. Sometimes referred to as the Fifth Beatle, Best worked with the Beatles during the band's early years but was dismissed from the band in 1962. Pete Best has been depicted in many movies about the Beatles. In the 1979 film, Birth of the Beatles, Best was portrayed by Ryan Michael.

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Daniel Middleton
(British Gamer and YouTuber)
Daniel Middleton
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Daniel Middleton is a British gamer and YouTuber. He is best known for his interesting video game commentaries. Some of his most favorite video games include Pokémon, Roblox, and Minecraft. In 2015, Daniel Middleton was named among the world's most popular YouTubers by viewership. He has also received several Kids' Choice Awards.  

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Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
(British Army Officer Who Served in the First and Second World Wars and the Irish War of Independence)
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennington, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 24, 1976

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, was a British Army officer who played important roles in World War I, World War II, and the Irish War of Independence. He commanded the British Eighth Army during the Second World War and also oversaw the operations during the Battle of Normandy. Bernard Montgomery has a couple of statues dedicated to him.

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Lucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)
Lucy Hawking
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Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Lucy Hawking, daughter of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, has been a journalist with New York Magazine, The Times, and The Telegraph. She has also authored several children's books, such as George's Secret Key to the Universe. She is the VP of National Star College and also works for autism research.
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Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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Kazuo Ishiguro
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Kazuo Ishiguro
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
Nobel Prize-winning British-Asian author Sir Kazuo Ishiguro also won the Man Booker Prize for the novel The Remains of the Day. Time named his Never Let Me Go the best novel of 2005. He has also penned several screenplays and songs, and is known for his signature first-person narrative style.
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Kelly Brook
(English Model and Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Prudence’ in the TV Sitcom ‘One Big Happy’)
Kelly Brook
14
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England

English model, actress, and media personality Kelly Brook has done modeling work in both UK and USA. She gained international fame with her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy. Regarded as a sex symbol and style icon, she has appeared in the FHM 100 Sexiest countdown multiple times. Also a businesswoman, she owns a bar in London.

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Gemma Atkinson
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Television Shows 'Hollyoaks,' 'Casualty,' and 'Emmerdale')
Gemma Atkinson
9
Birthdate: November 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury, England, United Kingdom

Gemma Atkinson is an English actress best known for playing Lisa Hunter on British soap opera Hollyoaks and its three spin-off series. Also known for her charity work, Gemma Atkinson took part in a five-kilometre charity run to raise awareness about breast cancer in 2007. In 2008, she participated in a 228-kilometre walk to raise breast cancer awareness.

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George Boole
(Mathematician, Philosopher, and Logician Best Known as the Author of ‘The Laws of Thought’)
George Boole
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 2, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Died: December 8, 1864

George Boole is remembered for pioneering Boolean algebra, a tool used in digital computer circuits. More of a self-taught mathematician, Boole began teaching at 16 and later grew up to be a math professor at Queen’s College, Cork. His work in differential equations and algebraic logic was groundbreaking.

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Martin Clunes
9
Birthdate: November 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Martin Clunes is best known as Martin Ellingham from Doc Martin and as Gary Strang from Men Behaving Badly, winning a BAFTA for the latter. The OBE honoree has also starred in the film Shakespeare in Love, voiced Kipper the Dog in Kipper, and narrated several animal-centric documentaries.
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Antonia Thomas
(British Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Roles as ‘Alisha Daniels’ in the TV Series ‘Misfits’)
Antonia Thomas
12
Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Antonia Thomas is best known as Alisha Daniels from the series Misfits, Claire Brown from The Good Doctor, and Evie from Lovesick. She lent her voice to the opening and closing lines of the Teletubbies reboot. She was also featured on the Coldplay music video Charlie Brown.
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Juliet Mills
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Samantha Cady’ in TV Miniseries ‘QB VII’)
Juliet Mills
8
Birthdate: November 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

Juliet Mills is a British-American actress who started her acting career as a child actress. The daughter of Mary Hayley Bell and Sir John Mills, Juliet Mills followed in the footsteps of her parents and established herself in the entertainment industry. In 1974, she received an Emmy Award for portraying Samantha Cady in an American television miniseries titled QB VII.

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James Maddison
(Football player)
James Maddison
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coventry, England
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Richard Osman
(Television Presenter)
Richard Osman
13
Birthdate: November 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Billericay, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Richard Osman is an English writer, television presenter, comedian, and producer. He is credited with creating the popular British TV quiz show Pointless. He is also renowned for his work as creative director of the famous TV production company Endemol UK. Also an influential writer, Richard Osman's novel The Thursday Murder Club is expected to be adapted into a film.

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Alan Moore
(Writer)
Alan Moore
11
Birthdate: November 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England

Alan Moore is an English writer best known for his contributions to popular comic books, such as Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, and The Ballad of Halo Jones. Some consider him to be the best comic book writer in the English language. His works have influenced several literary and television figures, such as Damon Lindelof, Joss Whedon, and Neil Gaiman.

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Adam Ant
(Guitarist, Actor, Singer)
Adam Ant
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marylebone
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Jeremy Brett
(Actor)
Jeremy Brett
6
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkswell
Died: September 12, 1995
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Mary Seacole
(Heroine of the Crimean War)
Mary Seacole
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 14, 1881

Mary Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse, businesswoman, and healer. She played a major role during the Crimean War, providing aid for wounded servicemen and nursing them back to health. In 1991, Seacole was posthumously honored with the Jamaican Order of Merit. In 2004, she was named the greatest black Briton for her contribution during the war.

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Terry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)
Terry Gilliam
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Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis