50 Famous People from United Kingdom

Can you name 50 famous people from the United Kingdom?
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Last updated: July 23, 2021
First submittedMarch 8, 2021
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Leading English footballer and a former star of the legendary team Manchester United.
David Beckham
Former member of the pop group Take That, who achieved greater commercial success with his solo career.
Robbie Williams
His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", was dedicated to Diana.
Elton John
Naturalist who developed the theory of evolution.
Charles Darwin
Singer famous for performing songs "Hello", "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You."
Adele
Author of "The Lord of the Rings."
J.R.R. Tolkien
Playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature.
William Shakespeare
Singer, songwriter and bassist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s.
Paul McCartney
Singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
Freddie Mercury
The 20th century's most famous and celebrated Prime Minister.
Winston Churchill
Comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
Charlie Chaplin
United Kingdom's first woman prime minister.
Margaret Thatcher
Author of "Oliver Twist", "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations."
Charles Dickens
Author of "Jane Eyre."
Charlotte Brontë
Physicist noted for his research into the origin of the universe and black hole theories.
Stephen Hawking
Actor who played Saruman in both "the Lord of the Rings" and "the Hobbit" film trilogy."
Christopher Lee
Formula One driver he holds the outright records for the most wins, pole positions and podium finishes.
Lewis Hamilton
Musician and composer who was a member of the Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s.
John Lennon
One of the most influential and widely studied filmmakers known as the "Master of Suspense."
Alfred Hitchcock
Princess of Wales who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Princess Diana
Musician who has gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger
Singer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!
George Michael
Actor who played Richard III, Magneto and Gandalf.
Ian McKellen
Scottish patriot who led resistance against the English and briefly gained control of Scotland in 1298.
William Wallace
Explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.
Ernest Shackleton
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One of the most successful models of the late 1980s, the 1990s and the earlier 2000s including modern day.
Naomi Campbell
Actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Gandhi.
Ben Kingsley
Only actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor three times.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Novelist and the author of "Animal Farm" and the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four."
George Orwell
Author of the series of seven Harry Potter novels.
J.K. Rowling
Explorer who established the first European colony in Australia.
James Cook
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.
Isaac Newton
First actor to portray James Bond on film, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983.
Sean Connery
Mathematician who contributed to the allied victory in WWII by helping to decipher the German Enigma codes.
Alan Turing
Won the Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Hannibal Lecter.
Anthony Hopkins
Lord Protector of England for much of the 1650s, ruling in place of the country's traditional monarchy.
Oliver Cromwell
Explorer best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580.
Francis Drake
Actor from Northern Ireland who starred as Oskar Schindler in "Schindler's List."
Liam Neeson
Tennis player from Scotland who won three Grand Slam singles titles.
Andy Murray
Inventor who improved steam engine, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution.
James Watt
Bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928, for which he shared a Nobel Prize.
Alexander Fleming
Singer who achieved international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics.
Annie Lennox
Explorer who undertook three extensive expeditions throughout much of Africa.
David Livingstone
Actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill.
Gary Oldman
Author of "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice."
Jane Austen
Singer and songwriter who died of alcohol poisoning on in 2011, at the age of 27.
Amy Winehouse
Her nearly 64-year reign was the longest in British history.
Queen Victoria
Greatest hero in British naval history who defeated Napoleon's fleet in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.
Horatio Nelson
Creator of fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
Agatha Christie
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2021
Tolkien not Tolkein
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Level 73
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.
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Level 50
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.
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Level 64
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.
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Level 50
Mar 19, 2021
Thanks for playing. There are probably 50 or more people to be put in another quiz.
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Level 53
Mar 18, 2021
Cool Quiz!
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Level 50
Mar 18, 2021
Thanks! :)
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Level 53
Jul 23, 2021
Nice quiz - just FYI, Paul McCartney was a bassist, not a guitarist