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!

George BooleGeorge Boole
(Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician)

02 November 1815

08 December 1864

Lincoln

Scorpio

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig

02 March 1968

Chester, Cheshire, England

Pisces

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Saint Helier, Jersey

Taurus

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

Capricorn

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Holywood

Taurus

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

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

Libra

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

25 December 1642

20 March 1727

Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

Capricorn

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Westminster, London, England

Capricorn

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
(Actor)

16 May 1990

Southwark, United Kingdom

Taurus

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

28 June 1491

28 January 1547

Palace of Placentia

Cancer

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
(Actor)

13 May 1986

London, United Kingdom

Taurus

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
(Footballer)

16 July 1989

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cancer

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

Virgo

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Leo

Aaron Taylor-JohnsonAaron Taylor-Johnson
(Actor)

13 June 1990

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Gemini

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

Taurus

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

24 January 1965

Blenheim Palace

Sagittarius

John BoyegaJohn Boyega
(Actor)

17 March 1992

Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom

Pisces

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

Aquarius

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

Aries

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

Gemini

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)
Martin FreemanMartin Freeman
(Actor)

08 September 1971

Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK

Virgo

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Leytonstone, London, England

Taurus

Ed WestwickEd Westwick
(Actor)

28 June 1987

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Cancer

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

Aquarius

David CameronDavid Cameron
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

09 October 1966

London

Libra

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

Leo

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
(Football Player)

30 May 1980

Whiston

Gemini

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Fulham

Cancer

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
(Actor)

09 February 1981

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
(Actress)

26 September 1985

Hertfordshire, England, UK

Libra

Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness
(Actor)

02 April 1914

05 August 2000

Maida Vale

Aries

Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
(Actor)

19 September 1948

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Virgo

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
(Character actor)

27 May 1922

11 June 2015

Belgravia, Westminster, London, England, UK

Gemini

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
(Author)

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

Aries

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli
(British Prime Minister)

21 December 1804

19 April 1881

Bloomsbury, London

Sagittarius

John LockeJohn Locke
(Father of Classical Liberalism)

29 August 1632

28 October 1704

Wrington, Somerset, England

Virgo

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

Sagittarius

Rupert GrintRupert Grint
(Actor)

24 August 1988

Harlow, Essex, England

Virgo

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

Pisces

BanksyBanksy
(Graffiti Artist)

1974 AD

Bristol, United Kingdom

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
(Formula One Driver)

07 January 1985

Stevenage, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Consett, County Durham, England

Capricorn

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Aries

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Scorpio

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

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom

Leo

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

Aries

Frank LampardFrank Lampard
(Footballer)

20 June 1978

Romford, London, England

Gemini

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

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Redditch, United Kingdom

Aquarius

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

19 November 1600

30 January 1649

Dunfermline Palace

Scorpio

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

02 August 1922

Edinburgh

Pisces

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

26 October 0899

Wantage

William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
(King of England)

1028 AD

09 September 1087

Duchy of Normandy

Rod StewartRod Stewart
(Singer-songwriter)

10 January 1945

Highgate

Capricorn

Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart
(Actor)

13 July 1940

Mirfield

Cancer

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
(Military & Political Leader)

25 April 1599

03 September 1658

Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

Taurus

Michael CaineMichael Caine
(Actor)

14 March 1933

Rotherhithe

Pisces

David NivenDavid Niven
(Actor)

01 March 1910

29 July 1983

London

Pisces

Olly MursOlly Murs
(Choreographer, Composer, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

14 May 1984

Witham, Essex, England

Taurus

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

Sagittarius

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

London

Libra

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

Hammersmith

Libra

Richard BransonRichard Branson
(Entrepreneur)

18 July 1950

Blackheath London

Cancer

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

Cancer

Tim CurryTim Curry

19 April 1946

Grappenhall, Cheshire, England

Aries

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

Cancer

Roger MooreRoger Moore
(Actor)

14 October 1927

23 May 2017

Stockwell, London, England

Libra

Sam ClaflinSam Claflin
(Actor)

27 June 1986

Ipswich, England

Cancer

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
(Evolutionary Biologist)

26 March 1941

Nairobi

Aries

Tony BlairTony Blair
(Prime Minister of Britain)

06 May 1953

Edinburgh

Taurus

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Aston, Birmingham, England

Sagittarius

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy
(Musician)

09 June 1978

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Gemini

George III of the United KingdomGeorge III of the United Kingdom
(King)

04 June 1738

29 January 1820

Norfolk House

Gemini

Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones
(Actor, Former Pro Footballer)

05 January 1965

Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Capricorn

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Leo

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Aries

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
(Film Director and Producer)

13 August 1899

29 April 1980

Leytonstone, England

Leo

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Sagittarius

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

New Cross, London, England

Aries

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts
(Drummer)

02 June 1941

Kingsbury, London, England

Gemini

Lord ByronLord Byron
(Poet, Politician)

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

Dover, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Joseph FiennesJoseph Fiennes
(Actor)

27 May 1970

Salisbury, United Kingdom

Gemini

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

Gemini

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

22 July 2013

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

Simon PeggSimon Pegg
(Actor)

14 February 1970

Brockworth, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
(Actor)

02 June 1972

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

Gemini

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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.