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!

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

BanksyBanksy
(Graffiti Artist)

1974 AD

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

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

14 November 1948

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

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

09 October 1940

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
(Actor)

18 June 1986

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

George MichaelGeorge Michael
(Singer)

25 June 1963

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
(Boxer)

15 October 1989

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

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

28 June 1491

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Jude LawJude Law
(Actor)

29 December 1972

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
(Formula One Driver)

07 January 1985

Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(Television Presenter)

22 December 1948

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
(Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip)

19 February 1960

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore
(Actor)

14 February 1992

Edward I of EnglandEdward I of England
(King of England)

17 June 1239

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
(Comedian)

07 July 1988

Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes
(Soldier)

13 April 1570

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Rod StewartRod Stewart
(Singer-songwriter)

10 January 1945

Michael CaineMichael Caine
(Actor)

14 March 1933

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

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

19 November 1600

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams

13 February 1974

Noel FieldingNoel Fielding
(Comedian)

21 May 1973

Joe SuggJoe Sugg
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

08 September 1991

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Drummer)

30 January 1951

Cary GrantCary Grant
(American-British actor)

18 January 1904

Rupert GrintRupert Grint
(Actor)

24 August 1988

Edward II of EnglandEdward II of England
(King of England)

25 April 1284

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
(Musician)

04 September 1975

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg
(Politician)

24 May 1969

Harry KaneHarry Kane
(Footballer)

28 July 1993

George EzraGeorge Ezra
(Singer-Songwriter)

07 June 1993

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
(Actor)

05 February 1969

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

Prince Edward, Earl of WessexPrince Edward, Earl of Wessex
(Prince)

10 March 1964

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939