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!

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

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

14 November 1948

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

15 September 1984

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
(Boxer)

15 October 1989

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

19 February 1960

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

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

22 July 2013

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

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

28 June 1491

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
(Footballer)

16 July 1989

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
(Actor)

09 February 1981

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

09 October 1940

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Martin FreemanMartin Freeman
(Actor)

08 September 1971

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
(Actor)

20 April 1964

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)
Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
(King of England, Scotland and Ireland)

19 November 1600

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

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

21 December 1966

Calum ScottCalum Scott
(Singer, songwriter)

12 October 1988

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Drummer)

30 January 1951

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

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

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Harry KaneHarry Kane
(Footballer)

28 July 1993

Jude LawJude Law
(Actor)

29 December 1972

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

David TennantDavid Tennant
(Actor)

18 April 1971

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
(Prime Minister of UK)

12 June 1897

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
(Formula One Driver)

07 January 1985

James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
(Football Player)

30 May 1980

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

03 January 1892

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

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

04 June 1975

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

John HarrisonJohn Harrison

03 April 1693

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
(Actor)

05 February 1969

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
(First Tudor Monarch)

28 January 1457

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985