List of famous British men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From United Kingdom

“Be British!” Captain Edward Smith’s command to his fellow Britons as the RMS Titanic was going down into the icy ocean might be one of the most famous utterances by a British man as he displayed great strength of character in the face of imminent death. The British have always been famous for their strong character, and dedication, or somewhat obsession with their ‘Britishness’. Today British men might be more famous for their love of drinking and their bad food habits, but it does not take away from Britain what all Britishers have contributed towards the world!

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

24 January 1965

Blenheim Palace

Sagittarius

Prince HarryPrince Harry
(Younger Son of Charles, Prince of Wales)

15 September 1984

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

Aquarius

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

06 June 1976

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S

Sagittarius

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
(Prime Minister of UK)

12 June 1897

14 January 1977

Windlestone Hall

Gemini

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

06 May 1910

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

New Cross, London, England

Aries

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

Capricorn

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

Virgo

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

Charlie HeatonCharlie Heaton
(Actor)

06 February 1994

Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Aquarius

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

Taurus

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

Aries

Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
(King of England)

28 June 1491

28 January 1547

Palace of Placentia

Cancer

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

Libra

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

London Borough of Hackney

Virgo

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Consett, County Durham, England

Capricorn

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Saint Helier, Jersey

Taurus

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Bradford, England, UK

Capricorn

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

31 March 1727

Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

Gemini

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Isleworth

Taurus

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Redditch, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

14 January 2016

Hammersmith

Pisces

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

Aries

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Fulham

Cancer

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Aston, Birmingham, England

Sagittarius

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
(Actor)

09 February 1981

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

Aquarius

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

Hammersmith, London, England

Virgo

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

Leo

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Holywood

Taurus

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

Leo

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

Pisces

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Chester, Cheshire, England

Pisces

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Leytonstone, London, England

Taurus

Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
(King of England, Scotland and Ireland)

19 November 1600

30 January 1649

Dunfermline Palace

Scorpio

James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Leo

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Aries

William IV of the United KingdomWilliam IV of the United Kingdom
(King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover)

21 August 1765

20 June 1837

Buckingham Palace

Leo

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
(First Tudor Monarch)

28 January 1457

21 April 1509

Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Aquarius

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
(Journalist)

18 October 1984

Kent, United Kingdom

Libra

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Aries

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
(Singer)

21 September 1972

Burnage

Virgo

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

26 October 0899

Wantage

Prince George of CambridgePrince George of Cambridge
(Prince of Cambridge)

22 July 2013

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
(Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor)

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Sagittarius

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
(Actor)

16 May 1990

Southwark, United Kingdom

Taurus

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

Cancer

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
(Actor)

20 April 1964

Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Aries

Richard BransonRichard Branson
(Entrepreneur)

18 July 1950

Blackheath London

Cancer

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)
George III of the United KingdomGeorge III of the United Kingdom
(King)

04 June 1738

29 January 1820

Norfolk House

Gemini

John BoyegaJohn Boyega
(Actor)

17 March 1992

Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom

Pisces

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
(Actor)

05 February 1969

Newport

Aquarius

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

Hammersmith

Libra

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
(Footballer)

11 January 1987

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Capricorn

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
(Writer, Poet)

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

Cary GrantCary Grant
(American-British actor)

18 January 1904

29 November 1986

Horfield

Capricorn

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

Sagittarius

George SorosGeorge Soros

12 August 1930

Budapest, Hungary

Leo

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Scorpio

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Leo

Tim CurryTim Curry

19 April 1946

Grappenhall, Cheshire, England

Aries

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
(Actor)

13 May 1986

London, United Kingdom

Taurus

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
(Actress)

26 September 1985

Hertfordshire, England, UK

Libra

Liam PayneLiam Payne
(Singer, Songwriter)

29 August 1993

Wolverhampton

Virgo

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

Gemini

Colin FirthColin Firth

10 September 1960

Grayshott

Virgo

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Drummer)

30 January 1951

Chiswick, London, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Michael CaineMichael Caine
(Actor)

14 March 1933

Rotherhithe

Pisces

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

London

Libra

Roger MooreRoger Moore
(Actor)

14 October 1927

23 May 2017

Stockwell, London, England

Libra

Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart
(Actor)

13 July 1940

Mirfield

Cancer

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

Aquarius

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Westminster, London, England

Capricorn

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
(Formula One Driver)

07 January 1985

Stevenage, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Rod StewartRod Stewart
(Singer-songwriter)

10 January 1945

Highgate

Capricorn

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

Camberwell

Aries

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Martin FreemanMartin Freeman
(Actor)

08 September 1971

Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK

Virgo

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

Cancer

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
(Character actor)

27 May 1922

11 June 2015

Belgravia, Westminster, London, England, UK

Gemini

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
(Military & Political Leader)

25 April 1599

03 September 1658

Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

Taurus

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

Pisces

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough
(Actor, Director, Producer)

29 August 1923

24 August 2014

Cambridge, England

Virgo

William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
(King of England)

1028 AD

09 September 1087

Duchy of Normandy

Ed WestwickEd Westwick
(Actor)

28 June 1987

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Cancer

Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
(Actor)

19 September 1948

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Virgo

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Britain has always had a rich literary tradition and it is unimaginable what the literary world would have been like had the likes of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Milton not existed? British men’s contribution to science has also been immense. After all Charles Dickens who propounded the theory of evolution was a proud British man, as was the eminent physicist, Sir Isaac Newton who is considered among the top scientists to have ever lived. The contemporary British man too is not someone to be left behind his ancestors when it comes to his achievements! Browse this section to read all about the famous British men who helped shape the world.