“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?

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926
Broadcaster

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress
Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer
Dua LipaDua Lipa
22 August 1995
Singer-songwriter

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989
Footballer

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

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Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer
George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom
Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
01 May 1982
Actor

Oliver Jackson-CohenOliver Jackson-Cohen
24 October 1986
Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Mathematician
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485
Ambassador

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Sam ClaflinSam Claflin
27 June 1986
Actor
AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister
Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706
Founding Father of the United States

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Mathematician
David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Noel FieldingNoel Fielding
21 May 1973
Comedian
Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor
Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997
Footballer
Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer
Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
07 July 1988
Comedian

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 
Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman
14 January 1946
Serial Killer
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Television personality

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer
Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough
29 August 1923
British Politician

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress
Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
Actor

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor
Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
King of England

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD
Marquess of Pembroke
Michael CaineMichael Caine
14 March 1933
Actor
Keir StarmerKeir Starmer
02 September 1962
Party leader of the Labour Party

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.