“Be British.” Captain Smith’s last words, as the great Titanic went down into the icy ocean are the perfect epitome of what it means to be a Britisher. As the imperial rulers of the world who had enslaved and taken control over several other countries across continents in the quest of establishing trade ties, Britishers are also the ones who gave the world the democratic form of government, a concept that evolved from the constitutional monarchy form of government in the Great Britain. Britain is the country where some of the legends of literature and poetry took birth. Imagine what the literary world would have been like had it not been for the “Bard of Avon”, William Shakespeare, or for that matter Charles Dickens and Milton?

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

Anya ChalotraAnya Chalotra
1996 AD
Actress

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989
Boxer
Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer

Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912
Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal
Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
28 June 1491
King of England

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

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Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor
Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer
Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Emma MackeyEmma Mackey
04 January 1996
Actress

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
King of England

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress
Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949
Politician, Trade Unionist
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962
Television Presenter

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor
Dean-Charles ChapmanDean-Charles Chapman
07 September 1997
Actor

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor
Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982
The Duchess of Cambridge
Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress
Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985
 

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK

James CordenJames Corden
22 August 1978
Actor

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter
Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Mathematician

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
 
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress
Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor
Kaya ScodelarioKaya Scodelario
13 March 1992
Actress
Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Modern day Britain also boasts of some highly talented writers and poets. Who can forget Britishers’ contributions to science? It was after all a British man Charles Darwin who propounded the theory of evolution. And what a whole lot the world owes to Sir Isaac Newton, the physicist and his contributions to the scientific revolution? Coming to the contemporary times, isn’t the UK music scenario responsible for the pop revolution that took the world by storm? Browse this section to read all about the famous Britishers who helped shape the world.