“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?

Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite
Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
01 July 1916
Actress

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

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

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

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Dua LipaDua Lipa
22 August 1995
Singer-songwriter

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

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

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor
Belle DelphineBelle Delphine
23 October 1999
Cosplayer

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer
Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

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Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Mathematician

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706
Founding Father of the United States
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian
Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer
Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Dan StevensDan Stevens
10 October 1982
Actor

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Television personality
Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress
Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
26 September 1985
Actress
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
04 November 1974
Actor

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician
Kelly ReillyKelly Reilly
18 July 1977
Actress

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
01 May 1982
Actor
Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
0849 AD
King of Wessex

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Edward the ElderEdward the Elder
0874 AD
King of Wessex
Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

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

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress
AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor
Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997
Footballer

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Mathematician

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress
Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa
10 May 1982
Footballer

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Cary GrantCary Grant
18 January 1904
Actor
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress
Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
05 November 1913
Actress

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.