Olivia Colman is a British actress best known for her dramatic and comedic roles in film and television. One of the most decorated actresses of her generation, Colman has received many prestigious awards such as an Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA TV Awards. Olivia Colman is also known for her philanthropic efforts.
Regarded by many as the first female sociologist, Harriet Martineau was a prominent 19th-century social theorist, classical economist, and intellectual who penned the iconic work The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte. She was partially deaf and had lost her sense of taste and smell in childhood.
Elizabeth Fry was an English social reformer, prison reformer, Quaker, and philanthropist. Nicknamed the Angel of Prisons, Fry played a major role in the Gaol Act, which necessitated sex-segregation of prisons. The act also mandated the appointment of female warders for female inmates.
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick was an English administrator, nobleman, and military commander. Nicknamed Warwick the Kingmaker, Warwick played an important role in the Wars of the Roses; he originally supported the House of York only to switch his allegiance to the House of Lancaster. His actions resulted in the downfall of two kings which earned him his nickname.
Tony Sheridan was an English guitarist who lived and worked in Germany. He was an early collaborator of the popular rock band, the Beatles. Tony Sheridan is the only non-Beatle to be credited as lead singer of one of the band's recordings that charted as a single.
Tom Aikens is an English chef who helped French restaurant Pied à Terre earn two Michelin stars in 1997. He became the youngest chef to earn Michelin stars since 1990 when Harveys earned the stars under Marco Pierre White. In 2003, Tom Aikens opened his eponymous restaurant which earned two Michelin stars by 2008. However, the restaurant was closed in 2014.
Anglican archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker had faced hostility under Roman Catholic queen Mary I’s reign but got his privileges back when Elizabeth I came to power. Among his many works was his own translation of the Bible. He had also been the vice chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Botanist William Jackson Hooker made history as the first director of the Kew Gardens, or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Born to a merchant’s clerk who was also an amateur botanist, Hooker developed an interest in insects, birds, and plants at an early age. He was also known for his plant illustrations.
British YouTube star, model, and writer Jim Chapman is best known for his vlogs and Q&As. Though he initially studied psychology, he later stepped into social media and never looked back. He has also been part of a YouTube Boyband to raise money for charity. He also appears on the ITV2 show Viral Trap.
A pioneer of marine geophysics, geophysicist Edward Bullard was best known for his work on geodynamo and seismology and was a professor at the University of Cambridge. Initially a nuclear physicist, he switched to geophysics to find a lucrative job during the Great Depression. He was eventually knighted for his achievements.
Beryl Bryden was a British jazz singer best remembered for her collaboration with Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber. She is also remembered for her contribution to the popular song Rock Island Line, which helped set off the skiffle movement of the late 1950s.
Stephen Tries is a British YouTuber, social media personality, and comedian. He is best known for his parody series, How To, which features spoofs and comedy sketches on celebrities. Stephen Tries also has his own merchandise line.
British YouTuber and TV personality Jack Dean is best known by his online pseudonym, JaackMaate. While he initially gained fame for his vlogs and web series Jack's Chat With, he later launched a second channel, named Happy Hour Podcast. He once spent a week at the Big Brother (UK) house.