British Male Journalists

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 1 
George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
George Orwell
5
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950

The king of dystopia and satire, George Orwell, the pen name adopted by Eric Arthur Blair, was a well-known novelist and critic of the 20th century. A man with a strong mind of his own, Orwell never backed down from stating his views on the socio-political climate he lived in, which he expressed profusely through his influential essays and novels.

 2 
Louis Theroux
(Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, Broadcaster and Podcaster)
Louis Theroux
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Birthdate: May 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

Renowned British-American documentary filmmaker, Louis Theroux began his career as a journalist with Metro Silicon Valley, Spy magazine and TV Nation series. He gained recognition with his documentary series When Louis Met..., and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends. The two time BAFTA Award winner has also received appreciation for his documentaries The Most Hated Family in America and My Scientology Movie.

 3 
Rudyard Kipling
(Journalist, Poet & Novelist)
Rudyard Kipling
5
Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936

English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling is best remembered for his fiction work The Jungle Book. He was born in India and many of his works are inspired by his life in the country. He was one of the most popular English writers in the late 19th and early 20th century.

 4 
Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
5
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.

 5 
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.

 6 
Richard Hammond
(Television presenter best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015)
Richard Hammond
5
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solihull, England
 7 
James May
(TV Presenter)
James May
5
Birthdate: January 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

James May is an English journalist and television presenter. May is known for co-presenting the popular factual television show Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. James May is credited with co-founding the independent TV production company W. Chump and Sons.

 8 
Michael Portillo
(Journalist, Political Leader)
Michael Portillo
5
Birthdate: May 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hertfordshire
Former Conservative MP from Enfield Southgate, and Kensington and Chelsea, Michael Portillo, later hosted the BBC documentaries Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. A Thatcherite and an EU-sceptic, he gave rise to the term "Portillo moment" when he lost the Conservative Enfield Southgate seat in 1997.
 9 
Jay Shetty
(English Motivational Speaker, Journalist and Lifestyle Vlogger)
Jay Shetty
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Jay Shetty is a British author and former monk who spent three years at a spiritual hermitage in India. Shetty is the host of one of the most popular health podcasts in the world, On Purpose, where he has interviewed personalities like Kobe Bryant and Alicia Keys. In 2017, he was named on Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Europe list.

 10 
Chris Harris
(Journalist, Television Presenter)
Chris Harris
5
Birthdate: January 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United Kingdom

TV host and automotive journalist Chris Harris is best known as a primary presenter of Top Gear. He had a successful YouTube series, Chris Harris on Cars, which was later moved to the Top Gear website. Chris is also a major contributor to auto magazines such as Evo and Autocar.

 11 
Henry Graham Greene
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991

English author Henry Graham Greene, better known as Graham Greene, is remembered for his pathbreaking Catholic novels and thrillers. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works include The Third Man and The Human Factor, and his Academy Award-nominated script of the film The Fallen Idol.

 12 
David Frost
(Television Host Best Remembered for the show 'Through the Keyhole' and 'That Was the Week That Was')
David Frost
4
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England
Died: August 31, 2013

David Frost was an English media personality, journalist, television host, comedian, and writer. One of the most popular television interviewers of all time, Frost interviewed eight British prime ministers and seven American presidents in office. His interview with Richard Nixon was adapted into a play and film. He also played a key role in the establishment of TV-am in 1983.

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Richard Coles
(Journalist, Radio personality)
Richard Coles
5
Birthdate: March 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northampton
 14 
Douglas Murray
(writer, journalist)
Douglas Murray
4
Birthdate: July 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scotland
 15 
Michael Aspel
(Television Presenter)
Michael Aspel
3
Birthdate: January 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
 16 
Neil Tennant
(Musician)
Neil Tennant
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
 17 
Peter Hitchens
(Journalist, Writer)
Peter Hitchens
4
Birthdate: October 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sliema
 18 
Graham Hancock
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Birthdate: August 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish author Graham Hancock spent his initial years in India, where his father was a surgeon. He later moved back to the UK and worked as a journalist for publications such as The Guardian and The Times. He is known to propagate pseudo-scientific theories through his books such as Underworld and Supernatural.

 19 
Ian Hislop
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Editor, Writer)
Ian Hislop
4
Birthdate: July 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swansea

Ian Hislop is a satirist, journalist, broadcaster, writer, and editor of a magazine called Private Eye. A popular figure, Hislop has appeared in many television and radio shows over the years. Hislop is renowned for his work in the TV show Have I Got News for You where he has been a team captain since the show's inception in 1990.

 20 
Jon Snow
(journalist, television presenter)
Jon Snow
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ardingly
 21 
Jeremy Paxman
(Journalist, Television presenter, Writer, Radio personality)
Jeremy Paxman
4
Birthdate: May 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds
 22 
Adrian Chiles
(Television presenter)
Adrian Chiles
6
Birthdate: March 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hagley, Worcestershire, England, UK
 23 
Jon Ronson
(Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Documentary filmmaker, Radio personality)
Jon Ronson
4
Birthdate: May 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cardiff
 24 
Jeremy Vine
(Journalist)
Jeremy Vine
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Epsom

Jeremy Vine is an English journalist, broadcaster, and presenter. Since 2003, he has been hosting and contributing to the success of BBC Radio 2's lunchtime program. In 2005 and 2011, he was adjudged Speech Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Awards.

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A. A. Gill
(Journalist)
A. A. Gill
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: December 10, 2016
 26 
John Peel
(Journalist, Radio personality, Disc jockey, Author, Record producer)
John Peel
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heswall
Died: October 25, 2004
 27 
Alfred Douglas
(British Poet, Journalist and Lover of Irish Poet Oscar Wilde)
Alfred Douglas
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Powick, Worcestershire, England
Died: March 20, 1945

Alfred Douglas was an English journalist and poet best remembered as one of the lovers of famous Irish poet Oscar Wilde. Douglas played an important role in Wilde's imprisonment for homosexuality. Alfred Douglas' father John Sholto Douglas abhorred his son's relationship with the Irish poet and publicly accused the latter of homosexuality, which was illegal at that time.

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Rick Edwards
(Journalist)
Rick Edwards
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
 29 
Joey Barton
(Association football player, Journalist)
Joey Barton
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huyton
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Murray Walker
(Formula One Commentator & Journalist)
Murray Walker
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Died: March 13, 2021
 31 
Andrew Marr
(Journalist)
Andrew Marr
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow
 32 
Martin Bashir
(Journalist)
Martin Bashir
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Birthdate: January 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wandsworth

Martin Bashir is a British journalist who achieved popularity in 1995 after interviewing Diana, Princess of Wales, for BBC; it was later revealed that Bashir had used deception and forgery to land the interview. Apart from being a journalist, Martin Bashir is also a musician. He plays the bass guitar and released an album titled Bass Lion in October 2010.

 33 
Trevor McDonald
(Trinidadian-British Journalist Best Known for His Career as a News Presenter with 'ITN')
Trevor McDonald
3
Birthdate: August 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Trevor McDonald is a Trinidadian-British journalist and newsreader. Over the years, he has been contributing to the success of the Independent Television News' (ITN) Broadcast News division, working as its news presenter. In the 1999 Birthday Honours, McDonald was appointed Knight Bachelor for his services to journalism. At the 2011 BAFTA TV Awards, he was honored with a BAFTA fellowship.

 34 
Niall Ferguson
(Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University teacher, Journalist, Economist)
Niall Ferguson
4
Birthdate: April 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glasgow

Harvard professor and Stanford senior fellow Niall Ferguson is a Scottish historian who has penned countless books, such as The Pity of War and The House of Rothschild. Named to Time 100 in 2004, he also created an Emmy-winning series, The Ascent of Money and wrote for Bloomberg.

 35 
Robin Leach
(Host of the Television Series 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' from 1984 to 1995)
Robin Leach
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 24, 2018

Veteran British entertainment journalist Robin Leach is best remembered as the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, a show he was associated with for over a decade. At 18, he was the youngest editor of the Daily Mail. He also worked as an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Piers Morgan
(Journalist)
Piers Morgan
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Birthdate: March 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newick, Sussex, England

English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and TV personality Piers Morgan is currently the co-presenter of the ITV show Good Morning Britain. He is both popular and notorious for his outspoken views and controversial comments on the show. A winner of the US celebrity version of The Apprentice, he has also appeared in many other reality TV shows and a few films.

 37 
William Rees-Mogg
(Journalist)
William Rees-Mogg
4
Birthdate: July 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: December 29, 2012
 38 
Milo Yiannopoulos
(Political Commentator)
Milo Yiannopoulos
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Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, England

Milo Yiannopoulos is a British far-right public speaker, political commentator, writer, and polemicist. He often ridicules feminism, political correctness, social justice, and Islam through his writings and speeches. His comments have attracted criticisms, and he is permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook. Although he is openly gay, he advocates against homosexuality and takes part in straight pride parades.

 39 
Adam Curtis
(Television director, Journalist, Writer, Director)
Adam Curtis
4
Birthdate: May 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kent
 40 
Giles Coren
(Food Writer)
Giles Coren
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, Eng;and

Chiefly known as a food writer, Giles Coren has been serving as a columnist for London based daily newspaper, The Times, since the age of 24. Named Food and Drink Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards, he has also authored several books and appeared on several popular television productions. Currently, he also hosts a weekly radio program.

 41 
Will Self
(Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
Will Self
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster

Will Self is an English author, political commentator, journalist, and broadcaster. Apart from writing novels and short stories, Self also contributes to major publications like The New York Times, Harper's, The Guardian, and the London Review of Books. Over the years he has also contributed as a columnist for publications like The Times, Observer, and the Evening Standard. 

 42 
Bill Turnbull
(Journalist, Presenter)
Bill Turnbull
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Birthdate: January 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guildford

Bill Turnbull is an English journalist and TV presenter. Turnbull was the principal male presenter of the popular breakfast news program BBC Breakfast, contributing to its success for 15 years. Bill Turnbull is also known for his charity work; in 2009, Buckinghamshire New University gave him an honorary doctorate for his work within the Buckinghamshire community.

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Guy Burgess
(Spy, Journalist)
Guy Burgess
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon
Died: August 30, 1963
 44 
Frankie Boyle
(Comedian, Autobiographer, Journalist, Writer)
Frankie Boyle
4
Birthdate: August 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pollokshaws
 45 
George Monbiot
(British Writer and Activist)
George Monbiot
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington

George Monbiot is a British writer and activist best known for his political and environmental activism. He also contributes as a columnist for The Guardian and is credited with founding a land rights campaign called The Land is Ours. Monbiot is the recipient of the United Nations Global 500 Award, which was presented to him by Nelson Mandela in 1995.

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Michael Parkinson
(Television presenter, Journalist, Writer, Autobiographer)
Michael Parkinson
4
Birthdate: March 28, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cudworth, South Yorkshire
 47 
Ben Shephard
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Ben Shephard
4
Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Epping
 48 
Perry McCarthy
(British Racing Driver Who Played 'The Stig' in the Motoring TV Show, 'Top Gear')
Perry McCarthy
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stepney

Perry McCarthy is a British racing driver who competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1996 and 2003. Although he was part of the Andrea Moda Formula team, McCarthy never competed in Formula One. Perry McCarthy is also known for playing The Stig in the motoring TV show, Top Gear.

 49 
Andrew Neil
(Journalist)
Andrew Neil
5
Birthdate: May 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scottish journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil is the chairman of the TV news channel GB News. An alumnus of the University of Glasgow, he began his journalistic career while still a student. He worked for the BBC for 25 years and has also been the editor-in-chief of Press Holdings Media Group and the editor of The Sunday Times.

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Frank Gardner
(journalist)
Frank Gardner
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hampstead