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  1. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

    Catherine Duchess of Cambridge


    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth "Kate"; née Middleton; born 9 January 1982), is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Following his father Charles, Prince of Wales, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as monarch of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.

  2. Pippa Middleton

    Pippa Middleton


    Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton (/ˈpɪpə ˈmɪdəltən/; born 6 September 1983) is an English socialite, author, columnist, and the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Middleton began receiving media attention with her appearance as the maid of honour at her sister's wedding to Prince William in 2011, and has continued to do so for her fashion sense and personal relationships. In the United Kingdom, the name 'Philippa' is often shortened to 'Pippa' as an informal nickname or petname.

  3. Chris De Burgh

    Chris De Burgh


    Chris de Burgh (born Christopher John Davison, 15 October 1948) is a British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He is most famous for his 1986 love song "The Lady in Red", which reached number one in several countries. De Burgh has sold over 45 million albums worldwide.

  4. Nick Drake

    Nick Drake


    Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and was a student at the University of Cambridge, and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums—Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Neither sold more than 5,000 copies on initial release. Drake's reluctance to perform live, or be interviewed, contributed to his lack of commercial success. There is no known footage of the adult Drake; he was only ever captured in still photographs and in home footage from his childhood.

  5. Princess Eugenie

    Princess Eugenie


    Princess Eugenie of York (/ˈjuːʒəni/ Eugenie Victoria Helena; born 23 March 1990) is the second child and younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. As such she is eighth, and the third female, in the line of succession to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms. Eugenie works as a benefit auctions manager.

  6. James Mason

    James Mason


    James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor.

  7. Jack Whitehall

    Jack Whitehall


    Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall (born 7 July 1988) is an English comedian, television presenter and actor. He is a former host of the E4 show Big Brother's Big Mouth in 2008, Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth in January 2009 and the Channel 4 topical entertainment show the TNT Show. He formerly starred as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat, and as Alfie Wickers in the TV series Bad Education. As of 2012, he is a regular panellist on the game show A League of Their Own. He also hosts Backchat with his father, Michael.

  8. Otis Ferry

    Otis Ferry


    Charles Frederick Otis Ferry, born 1 November 1982 ) is a British fox hunting enthusiast and prominent pro-hunting protestor. He is the son of singer Bryan Ferry and model Lucy Helmore. Ferry is joint master huntsman of the South Shropshire hunt.

  9. Mark Phillips

    Mark Phillips


    Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC(P) (born 22 September 1948) is an English Olympic gold-medal-winning horseman for Great Britain and ex-husband of Anne, Princess Royal, with whom he had two children. He remains a leading figure in British equestrian circles, a noted eventing course designer, and a columnist in Horse & Hound magazine.

  10. James Robertson Justice

    James Robertson Justice


    James Robertson Justice (born James Norval Harald Justice; 15 June 1907 – 2 July 1975) was a popular British character actor in British films of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

  11. Clive Robertson

    Clive Robertson


    Clive Gladstone Robertson (born 17 December 1965 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England) is a British actor perhaps best known for his roles on the soap opera Sunset Beach, the Canadian science fiction series Starhunter, and the 2010 science fiction computer game Darkstar: The Interactive Movie.

  12. Edward Tollemache

    Edward Tollemache


    Edward John Hugh Tollemache (born 12 May 1976) is the eldest son and heir apparent of Timothy Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache.

  13. Robert Addie

    Robert Addie


    Robert Alastair Addie (10 February 1960 – 20 November 2003) was an English actor who was best known for playing Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the television series Robin of Sherwood.

  14. Ernest Thesiger

    Ernest Thesiger


    Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, CBE (15 January 1879 - 14 January 1961) was an English stage and film actor. He is especially well-remembered for his performance as Doctor Septimus Pretorius in James Whale's film Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

  15. Nicholas Woodeson

    Nicholas Woodeson


    Nicholas Woodeson is a British film, television and theatre actor. Since July 2014, he has been a member of trade union Equity's national executive.

  16. Wilfrid Hyde-White

    Wilfrid Hyde-White


    Wilfrid Hyde-White (12 May 1903 - 6 May 1991) was an English character actor of stage, film and television, who achieved international recognition in his later years as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film My Fair Lady.

  17. Michael Pennington

    Michael Pennington


    Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington (born 7 June 1943) is a British actor, director and writer. Together with director Michael Bogdanov, he founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1986 and was its Joint Artistic Director until 1992. He has written ten books, directed in the UK, US, Romania and Japan, and is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  18. Dick King-Smith

    Dick King-Smith


    Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE, Hon.MEd (27 March 1922 – 4 January 2011), was a prolific English writer of children's books, primarily using the pen name Dick King-Smith. He is best known for The Sheep-Pig (1983), or Babe the Gallant Pig in the US. It was adapted as the movie Babe (1995) and translations have been published in fifteen languages. He was awarded an Honorary Master of Education degree by the University of the West of England in 1999 and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. Dick and Myrle had three children – two daughters (Juliet and Lizzie) and one son (Giles).

  19. Colin Gordon

    Colin Gordon


    Colin Gordon (27 April 1911 – 4 October 1972) was a British actor born in Ceylon.

  20. William Morris

    William Morris


    William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain.

  21. Anthony Hope

    Anthony Hope


    Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (9 February 1863 – 8 July 1933), was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels but he is remembered best for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, "minor classics" of English literature, are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance. Zenda has inspired many adaptations, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name.

  22. Christopher Lewis

    Christopher Lewis


    Christopher Lewis (born 1944, Los Angeles) is a writer and film producer, primarily for television.

  23. Louis MacNeice

    Louis MacNeice


    Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was a British poet and playwright. He was part of the generation of the Auden Group, also sometimes known as the "Thirties poets", that included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis, nicknamed collectively "MacSpaunday" – a term coined by Roy Campbell, in his Talking Bronco (1946). MacNeice's body of work was widely appreciated by the public during his lifetime, due in part to his relaxed, but socially and emotionally aware style. Never as overtly (or simplistically) political as some of his contemporaries, his work shows a humane opposition to totalitarianism as well as an acute awareness of his Irish roots.

  24. Bruce Chatwin

    Bruce Chatwin


    Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English writer whose best known works are In Patagonia (1977) and The Songlines (1987). Although he was often referred to as a travel writer, a term he eschewed, Chatwin was also a novelist and a journalist who interviewed figures such as Indira Gandhi and André Malraux. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill (1982) and his novel Utz (1988) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

  25. Siegfried Sassoon

    Siegfried Sassoon


    Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a military psychiatric hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy".

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