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50 Famous People from United Kingdom

Can you name 50 famous people from the United Kingdom?
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Last updated: October 5, 2022
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First submittedMarch 8, 2021
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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
Explorer who circumnavigated the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580
Francis Drake
Creator of fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
Agatha Christie
Singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen
Freddie Mercury
First actor to portray James Bond on film, starring in seven films
Sean Connery
Member of the Beatles who was assassinated in 1980
John Lennon
Actor from Northern Ireland who portrayed Oskar Schindler
Liam Neeson
Footballer who was member of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup
Bobby Charlton
Author of Animal Farm and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
Monarch of United Kingdom since 2022
Charles III
Actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Hannibal Lecter
Anthony Hopkins
Explorer who established the first European colony in Australia
James Cook
Tennis player from Scotland who won three Grand Slam singles titles
Andy Murray
Model of the late 1980s, the 1990s and the earlier 2000s including modern day
Naomi Campbell
Admiral who defeated Napoleon's fleet in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar
Horatio Nelson
Bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928, for which he shared a Nobel Prize
Alexander Fleming
Naturalist who developed the theory of evolution
Charles Darwin
Scientist who formulated the theory of gravitation and three laws of motion
Isaac Newton
Singer and songwriter who died of alcohol poisoning on in 2011, at the age of 27
Amy Winehouse
Singer, songwriter and bassist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s
Paul McCartney
Singer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!
George Michael
The Queen regnant and Head of State of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022
Elizabeth II
Explorer who undertook three extensive expeditions throughout much of Africa
David Livingstone
Formula One driver he holds the records for the most wins in history
Lewis Hamilton
Mathematician who helped to decipher the German Enigma codes in WWII
Alan Turing
Political activist whose suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote
Emmeline Pankhurst
Inventor who improved steam engine during the Industrial Revolution
James Watt
Author of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Physicist noted for his research into the origin of the universe and black hole theories
Stephen Hawking
Scottish patriot who led resistance against the English
William Wallace
Filmmaker known as the "Master of Suspense"
Alfred Hitchcock
Singer famous for performing songs Hello, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You
Adele
Author of Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
United Kingdom's first woman prime minister
Margaret Thatcher
Member of the pop group Take That, who achieved greater success with his solo career
Robbie Williams
Playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature
William Shakespeare
Actor who played Richard III, Magneto and Gandalf
Ian McKellen
Author of Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë
Actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Gandhi
Ben Kingsley
Musician who is the lead singer of the Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901
Victoria
Princess of Wales who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997
Diana
Musician whose tribute single Candle in the Wind, was dedicated to Diana
Elton John
Lord Protector of England for much of the 1650s
Oliver Cromwell
Author of The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Only actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor three times
Daniel Day-Lewis
Author of the series of seven Harry Potter novels
J.K. Rowling
Queen of the Iceni tribe of Celtic Britons, who led an uprising against the Roman Empire
Boudica
Singer who achieved international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics
Annie Lennox
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2021
Tolkien not Tolkein
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Level 75
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 53
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 66
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 53
Mar 19, 2021
Thanks for playing. There are probably 50 or more people to be put in another quiz.
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Level 54
Mar 18, 2021
Cool Quiz!
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Level 53
Mar 18, 2021
Thanks! :)
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Level 54
Jul 23, 2021
Nice quiz - just FYI, Paul McCartney was a bassist, not a guitarist
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2022
The number of English football legends that have played fit Man U are many

Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards are more legendary than David Beckham