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Michelle Keegan
(English Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Tina McIntyre’ in the TV Series ‘Coronation Street’)
Michelle Keegan
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Birthdate: June 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Michelle Keegan is best known as Tina McIntyre from the soap Coronation Street, as Tracy from Ordinary Lies, and as Georgie Lane from Our Girl. She was named the Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM in 2015. She portrayed Tinkerbell in a theater production of Peter Pan.
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Fred Perry
(British Tennis & Table Tennis Player Who Won Eight Grand Slam Tournaments & Two Pro Slam Singles Titles)
Fred Perry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 2, 1995

Fred Perry was a British tennis player. A former world No. 1, Perry won three successive Wimbledon Championships from 1934. He won eight Grand Slam tournaments, including a Career Grand Slam. He was the first player and only British player to date to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Also a table tennis player, Perry was the world champion in 1929.

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Angela Rayner
(Politician)
Angela Rayner
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
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Norman Foster
(Architect)
Norman Foster
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini

Norman Foster is an English designer and architect best known for his association with the progression of high-tech architecture. Regarded as an important personality in British modernist architecture, Foster has been granted several prestigious honors like The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award. He also serves as the president of the Norman Foster Foundation which aims at helping young architects.

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Robert James-Collier
(British Actor and Model Known for His Roles as ‘Thomas Barrow’ in the TV Series ‘Downton Abbey’)
Robert James-Collier
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Robert James-Collier is best known as Thomas Barrow from Downton Abbey and as Liam Connor from Coronation Street. The former model also holds business and marketing degrees and has won the Sexiest Male Award at the British Soap Awards twice. He has also played Martin Evershed in Ackley Bridge
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Tess Daly
(Model and Co-Presenter of the BBC One Celebrity Dancing Show 'Strictly Come Dancing')
Tess Daly
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Tess Daly is best known for presenting shows such as This Time Tomorrow and Strictly Come Dancing. After being scouted outside a McDonald's outlet, she began modeling and took up assignments in Tokyo, London, and Paris. She has also written two books and appeared in Duran Duran music videos.
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Geoff Downes
(Keyboardist)
Geoff Downes
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Will Mellor
(Actor)
Will Mellor
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Birthdate: April 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ricky Hatton
(One of the Most Beloved and Popular British Boxers of All Time)
Ricky Hatton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

Known as British boxing’s golden boy, Ricky Hatton has been both a light-welterweight and welterweight world champion. His popularity has earned him nicknames such as The Manchester Mexican and The Hitman. He now owns a boxing promotion firm, contributes to children’s charitable causes, and has also been a successful trainer.

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Andrew Buchan
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Mark Latimer’ in the TV Series ‘Broadchurch’)
Andrew Buchan
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Birthdate: February 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Andrew Buchan is best known as Mark Latimer from the series Broadchurch. He has also appeared in Party Animals, The Fixer, and Garrow's Law. Buchan initially gained fame as a stage actor and later also voiced characters in radio plays. He is married to Amy Nuttall of Emmerdale fame.
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Hughie Fury
(British Professional Boxer)
Hughie Fury
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Yvette Fielding
(Television presenter)
Yvette Fielding
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Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
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Joan Bakewell
(Correspondent, Journalist, Politician, Author, Writer)
Joan Bakewell
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Birthdate: April 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
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Darren Shahlavi
(English Actor, Martial Artist and Stuntman)
Darren Shahlavi
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Birthdate: August 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 14, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dominic Howard
(Musician)
Dominic Howard
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Matthew Hatton
(British Former Professional Boxer)
Matthew Hatton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Liam Broady
(British Professional Tennis Player)
Liam Broady
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Liam Broady is a British tennis player who represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he reached the third round. The current British No. 5, Liam Broady is yet to win a title in his senior career. However, he had a memorable junior career with a couple of Grand Slam doubles titles under his belt.

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Joseph Whitworth
(British Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor and Philanthropist Who Devised the 'British Standard Whitworth System')
Joseph Whitworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 22, 1887

Mechanical engineer Joseph Whitworth is best remembered for devising the British Standard Whitworth system for screw threads. He contributed a lot to the development of Owens College, introduced a scholarship, and left most of his fortunes to the people of Manchester. He was also made a baronet of the U.K.

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Margaret Burbidge
(British-American Observational Astronomer and Astrophysicist Known for Her Contributions to the Theory of ‘Quasars')
Margaret Burbidge
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 5, 2020

Margaret Burbidge was a British-American observational astronomer and astrophysicist. She was the first author of the influential B2FH paper and one of the founders of stellar nucleosynthesis. She held several leadership and administrative posts and was well known for her work opposing discrimination against women in astronomy. In 1988, she was awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. 

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Paul Morley
(Journalist, Music critic, Writer, Talent agent, Talent manager)
Paul Morley
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Birthdate: March 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
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Peter Boardman
(English Mountaineer and Author Best Known for a Series of Bold and Lightweight Expeditions to the Himalayas)
Peter Boardman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 1982
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Wayne McGregor
(Choreographer, Dancer)
Wayne McGregor
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Nick Beighton
(British Paracanoeist and Former British Army Officer)
Nick Beighton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
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Andy Fowler
(British Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist)
Andy Fowler
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Steven Pimlott
(Director)
Steven Pimlott
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Birthdate: April 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 14, 2007
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Frederic Calland Williams
(British Engineer Who Invented the Williams Tube Store)
Frederic Calland Williams
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 11, 1977

British electrical engineer Frederic Calland Williams is known for his pathbreaking inventions such as the digital computer Manchester Baby and the cathode-ray-tube memory system known as the Williams tube. He also contributed to radar technology. He won a Faraday Medal and was made a Fellow of The Royal Society.