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50 Famous People from United Kingdom
Can you name 50 famous people from the United Kingdom?
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March 8, 2021
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Leading English footballer and a former star of the legendary team Manchester United.
Former member of the pop group Take That, who achieved greater commercial success with his solo career.
His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", was dedicated to Diana.
Naturalist who developed the theory of evolution.
Singer famous for performing songs "Hello", "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You."
Author of "The Lord of the Rings."
Playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature.
Singer, songwriter and bassist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s.
Singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
The 20th century's most famous and celebrated Prime Minister.
Comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
United Kingdom's first woman prime minister.
Author of "Oliver Twist", "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations."
Author of "Jane Eyre."
Physicist noted for his research into the origin of the universe and black hole theories.
Actor who played Saruman in both "the Lord of the Rings" and "the Hobbit" film trilogy."
Formula One driver he holds the outright records for the most wins, pole positions and podium finishes.
Musician and composer who was a member of the Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s.
One of the most influential and widely studied filmmakers known as the "Master of Suspense."
Princess of Wales who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Musician who has gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
Singer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!
Actor who played Richard III, Magneto and Gandalf.
Scottish patriot who led resistance against the English and briefly gained control of Scotland in 1298.
Explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.
One of the most successful models of the late 1980s, the 1990s and the earlier 2000s including modern day.
Actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Gandhi.
Only actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor three times.
Novelist and the author of "Animal Farm" and the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four."
Author of the series of seven Harry Potter novels.
Explorer who established the first European colony in Australia.
The Queen regnant and Head of State of the United Kingdom.
Queen Elizabeth II
Scientist who formulated the theory of gravitation and three laws of motion.
First actor to portray James Bond on film, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983.
Mathematician who contributed to the allied victory in WWII by helping to decipher the German Enigma codes.
Won the Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Hannibal Lecter.
Lord Protector of England for much of the 1650s, ruling in place of the country's traditional monarchy.
Explorer best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580.
Actor from Northern Ireland who starred as Oskar Schindler in "Schindler's List."
Tennis player from Scotland who won three Grand Slam singles titles.
Inventor who improved steam engine, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution.
Bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928, for which he shared a Nobel Prize.
Singer who achieved international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics.
Explorer who undertook three extensive expeditions throughout much of Africa.
Actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill.
Author of "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice."
Singer and songwriter who died of alcohol poisoning on in 2011, at the age of 27.
Her nearly 64-year reign was the longest in British history.
Greatest hero in British naval history who defeated Napoleon's fleet in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.
Creator of fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
Mar 8, 2021
Tolkien not Tolkein
Mar 8, 2021
Too actor-centric. Other great Britons include Boudicca, St Alban, Bede,Thomas Beckett, Thomas More, Milton, Mungo Park, James Clark Ross, Ernest Shackleton, Wilfred Owen, Florence Nightingale, William Wilberforce, Grace Darling, Emmeline Pankhurst, Purcell, George Orwell, Benjamin Britten and Francis Crick.
Mar 8, 2021
Thanks for suggestions and for playing my quiz. I have removed 3 questions with actors and added some other people. I don't know if you are British because I am not and from your list I have never heard for most of people.
Mar 19, 2021
Certainly overwhelming majority of British people will have heard of Boudicca, Thomas Becket (just one T), Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale. They're basic historical figures covered in school. Wilfred Owen and Thomas More are also very commonly known, because both WWI and Henry VIII are historical periods that get quite a bit of focus.
Mar 19, 2021
Thanks for playing. There are probably 50 or more people to be put in another quiz.
Mar 18, 2021
Mar 18, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Nice quiz - just FYI, Paul McCartney was a bassist, not a guitarist
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