“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?

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

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

Dua LipaDua Lipa
22 August 1995
Singer-songwriter

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer
Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
26 September 1985
Actress
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Carrie SymondsCarrie Symonds
1988 AD
Boris Johnson'Partner

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
0849 AD
King of Wessex
Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

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

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef
John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952
Writer
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

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Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor
AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom
Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress
Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Mathematician

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister
Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer
Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972
Actor

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress
Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
Actor

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer
Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706
Founding Father of the United States
Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
22 March 1948
Composer

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Marina WheelerMarina Wheeler
1964 AD
Boris Johnson's Wife
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton
05 November 1960
Actress
George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934
Primatologist
Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
05 November 1913
Actress

Sam ClaflinSam Claflin
27 June 1986
Actor
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult
07 December 1989
Actor
Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan
Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
29 April 1957
Actor

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.