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England Famous

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

M continued

  • Ian McKellen actor
  • John McLaughlin musician
  • George Michael musician
  • Wentworth Miller actor
  • Hayley Mills actress
  • John Mills actor
  • A. A. Milne author
  • John Milton poet
  • Anthony Minghella director, playwright, screenwriter
  • Helen Mirren actress
  • Dudley Moore actor
  • Henry Moore sculptor
  • Roger Moore actor
  • Adrian Moorhouse olympic medalist
  • Thomas Morley composer
  • Samantha Morton actress
  • Kate Moss model
  • Muse band

N - O

  • John Nash architect
  • Horatio Nelson naval hero
  • Mike Newell director
  • Anthony Newley actor, singer, songwriter
  • Sir Isaac Newton astronomer, inventor, physicist
  • Olivia Newton-John singer, songwriter
  • David Niven actor
  • Sophie Okonedo actress
  • Mike Oldfield musician, composer
  • Gary Oldman actor
  • Laurence Olivier actor
  • One Direction music group
  • Ozzy Osbourne singer
  • Clive Owen actor
  • Sir Edward Owen royal navy admiral
  • Wilfred Owen poet
  • Frank Oz puppeteer, filmmaker


  • Thomas Paine author, revolutionary
  • Michael Palin actor
  • Robert Palmer singer
  • Judy Parfitt actress
  • Nick Park director, animator
  • Camilla Parker-Bowles duchess of cornwall
  • Robert Pattinson actor
  • Fred Perry tennis player
  • Mary Elizabeth Peters olympic medalist, athlete
  • William Phelps colonist, landowner
  • Caryl Phillips author
  • Pink Floyd band
  • Robert Plant singer
  • Police band
  • Pope Adrian IV only english pope
  • Beatrix Potter author
  • Michael Powell film director
  • Jacqueline du Pré cellist
  • J. B. Priestly author
  • Joseph Priestly chemist, philosopher
  • David Prowse actor
  • Philip Pullman author
  • Dominic Purcell actor
  • Henry Purcell composer

Q - R

  • Queen band
  • Daniel Radcliffe actor
  • Radiohead band
  • Sir Walter Raleigh poet
  • Arthur Ransome author
  • Chris Rea singer, songwriter
  • Steve Redgrave olympic medalist
  • Oliver Reed actor
  • Colin Renfrew archaeologist, author
  • Joshua Reynolds artist
  • Sir Gordon Richards jockey
  • Alan Rickman actor
  • Diana Rigg actress
  • Peter Mark Roget creator thesaurus
  • Rolling Stones band
  • Wayne Rooney footballer
  • Tim Roth actor, director
  • J. K. Rowling author harry potter books
  • John Ruskin artist
  • Margaret Rutherford actress
  • Peter Sallis actor, entertainer
  • Rick Savage musician
  • Ridley Scott filmmaker
  • Peter Sellers actor
  • Sex Pistols band
  • Jane Seymour actress
  • Ridley Scott director, producer
  • Tony Scott director, producer
  • The Shadows music group
  • William Shakespeare poet and playwright, widely regarded the greatest writer of the english language and the world's preeminent dramatist.
  • Helen Sharman astronaut
  • Henry Shaw botanist, philanthropist
  • John Sherwood olympic medalist
  • Maggie Smith actress
  • Lady Diana Frances Spencer princess of wales
  • Spice Girls band
  • Jerry Springer television host
  • Dusty Springfield singer
  • Terence Stamp actor
  • Imelda Staunton actress
  • Patrick Stewart actor
  • Rod Stewart singer, songwriter
  • Sting singer
  • Kiefer Sutherland actor
T - V
  • Connie Talbot singer
  • Elizabeth Taylor actress
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson poet laureate
  • Margaret Thatcher only female prime minister
  • David Thewlis actor
  • Emma Thompson actress
  • Jayne Torvill olympic medalist
  • J.M.W. Turner artist
  • Tracey Ullman actress
  • Peter Ustinov actor
  • Frederick Varley artist
  • Queen Victoria the longest reigning monarch in british history, from 1837, until her death in 1901
W - Y
  • (The) Wanted music group
  • William Thomas "Bill" Ward musician
  • Emily Watson actress
  • Naomi Watts actress
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber composer
  • Josiah Wedgewood potter
  • Rachel Weisz actress
  • H.G. Wells author
  • Billie Whitelaw actress
  • Sir Frank Whittle royal air force officer, inventor jet propulsion engines
  • Who band
  • James Alfred Wight veterinary surgeon, author
  • William Wilberforce philanthropist, abolitionist
  • Michael Wilding actor
  • Jonny Wilkinson rugby player
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams composer
  • Robbie Williams singer, songwriter
  • Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor prince of wales
  • Elizabeth A Mary Windsor Queen Elizabeth II
  • Kate Winslet actress
  • Ray Winstone actor
  • Virginia Woolf author
  • William Wordsworth poet
  • Sir Christopher Wren architect
  • John Wycliffe theologian, translator
  • Alan Young actor
  • Henny Youngman comedian
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.