Famous People From England

“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!

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

21 Savage21 Savage
(Hip-hop artist)

22 October 1992

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

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Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

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

28 June 1491

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

Asa ButterfieldAsa Butterfield
(Actor)

01 April 1997

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

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Richard MaddenRichard Madden
(Actor)

18 June 1986

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
(Boxer)

15 October 1989

George MichaelGeorge Michael
(Singer)

25 June 1963

George VGeorge V
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

03 June 1865

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

09 October 1940

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

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

14 November 1948

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Albert FinneyAlbert Finney
(Actor)

09 May 1936

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

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Mark RonsonMark Ronson
(Musician)

04 September 1975

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

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Andy MurrayAndy Murray
(Tennis Player)

15 May 1987

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Jude LawJude Law
(Actor)

29 December 1972

Fred WestFred West
(Serial Killer)

29 September 1941

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

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Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Will PoulterWill Poulter
(Actor)

28 January 1993

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

19 November 1600

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

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Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Kit HaringtonKit Harington
(Actor)

26 December 1986

George EzraGeorge Ezra
(Singer-Songwriter)

07 June 1993

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Stan LaurelStan Laurel
(Actor)

16 June 1890

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Drummer)

30 January 1951

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

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

03 January 1892

Michael CaineMichael Caine
(Actor)

14 March 1933

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult
(Actor)

07 December 1989

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Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

BanksyBanksy
(Graffiti Artist)

1974 AD

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
(Actor)

05 February 1969

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

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Cary GrantCary Grant
(American-British actor)

18 January 1904

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore
(Actor)

14 February 1992

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Rupert GrintRupert Grint
(Actor)

24 August 1988

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

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Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Harry KaneHarry Kane
(Footballer)

28 July 1993

Russell BrandRussell Brand
(Comedian, Actor, Radio Host, TV Host)

04 June 1975

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
(Actor)

13 July 1940

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)
Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

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James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
(Footballer)

31 October 1997

Richard BransonRichard Branson
(Entrepreneur)

18 July 1950