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Jon Pertwee MP (1919 - 1996)

John Devon Roland "Jon" Pertwee (7 July 1919 – 20 May 1996) was an English actor. Pertwee is remembered for his 18-year stint on BBC Radio as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark , as th...

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Dame Ellen Terry MP (1847 - 1928)

Cr. GBE (1925); born 27 Feb 1848; married; greatr actress, made her 1st appearance at Princess's, under Charles Kean; played first with Sir Henry Irving in the Taming of the Shrew, Queen's Theatre, Lon...

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Maggie McGrath (1919 - d.)

British actress.

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Lewis Gilbert, CBE (1920 - d.)

British screenwriter, producer, film director.

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Michael Rennie (1909 - 1971)

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Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (1983 - d.)

British actor.

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Monica Enid Dickens (1915 - 1992)

Monica Enid Dickens was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. She was born in an upper middle class London family to Henry Charles Dickens (1882-1966), a barrister, and Fanny...

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Ronald Colman MP (1891 - 1958)

Hollywood film actor Ronald Colman's screen image embodied the archetypal English gentleman. His elegant accent and polished demeanour gave voice to characters who were sophisticated yet graciously her...

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Alexandra Bastedo MP (1946 - d.)

English actress.

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Patrick Ewart Garland (1935 - 2013)

British actor, writer and director.

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Edward Richard Morison Bye (1955 - d.)

British film TV producer and director. Husband of Ruby Wax.

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Denis Charles Scott Compton, CBE (1918 - 1997)

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Julia Gwynne (1856 - 1934)

Julia Gwynne was an English opera singer and actress best remembered for her performances with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1879 to 1883.

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George Edwards, afterwards Edwardes (1855 - 1915)

Edwardes was an English theatre manager of Irish ancestry who brought a new era in musical theatre to the British stage and beyond.

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Mary Diana Low (1948 - d.)

British equestrian ~ Gold Medallist at the 1972 Olympic Games.

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Romola Garai MP

Garai is an English actress. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, Glorious 39, and in BBC series like Emma, The Hour and The Crimson Petal and the White.

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Gregg Allan Wallace MP

Gregg Allan Wallace (born 17 October 1964) is an English writer, media personality and former greengrocer, costermonger and farmer. He is probably best known for co-presenting MasterChef, Celebrity Mas...

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Tony Robinson MP

Tony Robinson (born 15 August 1946) is an English actor, comedian, amateur historian, TV presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and f...

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Michael John Chantrey Inchbald (1920 - 2013)

Leading British interior designer; he worked on the Savoy and Berkeley hotels and the first class saloon of the QE2.

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Lizbeth Webb (1926 - 2013)

Actress and star of British musical theatre.

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David Barby MP (1943 - 2012)

David John Barby FRICS From Wikipedia (23 April 1943 – 25 July 2012) was an English antiques expert, known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and similar BBC antiques television...

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Cressida Curzon Bonas MP

British socialite ~ girlfriend of HRH Prince Harry of Wales. links

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Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE MP

Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE (born 27 January 1924) is an English actor and charity worker. He is the younger brother of British actress Sheila Mercier (Emmerdale). Early years Born i...

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Elspet Gray (1929 - 2013)

British actress ~ starred with her husband Brian Rix in the famous Whitehall farces, and appeared on TV in classic comedy shows Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, &c.

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Nico Daniel Eyre Jackson MP

British socialite ~ close friend of Pippa Middleton.

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Rt Hon Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman, OM, KCB, FRS (1904 - 1993)

Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman, OM, KCB, FRS[1] (30 May 1904 – 1 April 1993) was a British public servant, zoologist and operational research pioneer. He is best remembered as a scientific adv...

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Hugh Bonneville MP

Hugh Bonneville is an English stage, film, television and radio actor. He is most well known for starring in the ITV hit television series Downton Abbey and the BBC London Olympics mockumentary comedy ...

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Kate O'Toole MP

Actress ~ daughter of Peter O'Toole

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Siân Phillips (1933 - d.)

Welsh-born actress of stage and screen.

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Peter O’Toole MP (1932 - 2013)

Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British actor, most noted for playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia , for which he received an Academy Award nominatio...

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Paul William Weller MP

Paul Weller From Wikipedia (born 25 May 1958) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Starting with the band The Jam (1976–1982), Weller went on to branch out musically to a more s...

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Katie Rabett (1960 - d.)

British actress.

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"Jonny" Wilkinson MP

Jonny My Autobiography Jonny Wilkinson Website Wikipedia article

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Timothy Wonnacot MP

Tim Wonnacott (born 6 May 1953[1]) is a chartered auctioneer, chartered surveyor, English antiques expert, and a television presenter. He has been Director of one of the world's oldest auction houses...

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Leo Bill MP

Leo Bill From Wikipedia Leo Bill (born 31 August 1980 in Warwickshire, England) is an English actor, best known for his role as James Brocklebank in 2006 film The Living and the Dead. He is son of ...

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Tamasin Berry-Hart MP

Tamasin E. Berry-Hart Tamasin E. Berry-Hart was born in Warwickshire, England, and writes for adults, young adults and children.[1] Her novels and plays deal with themes such as the future, science f...

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Claude Grahame-White MP (1879 - 1959)

Claude Grahame-White (21 August 1879 – 19 August 1959) was an English pioneer of aviation, and the first to make a night flight, during the Daily Mail sponsored 1910 London to Manchester air rac...

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Roy Colin Strong MP

Sir Roy Colin Strong FRSL (born 23 August 1935) is an English art historian, museum curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer. He has been director of both the National Portrait Gallery and...

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Eric Patrick Clapton MP

Eric Patrick Clapton is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer, as well as a member of rock ...

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Colin Andrew Firth MP

Colin Andrew Firth, CBE From Wikipedia (born 10 September 1960) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. Firth gained wide public attention in the 1990s for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in ...

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Caroline Quentin MP (1960 - d.)

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Bill Nighy MP (1949 - d.)

William Francis "Bill" Nighy From Wikipedia (pronounced NYE pron.: /ˈnaɪ/;[1] born 12 December 1949) Bill Nighy is an English actor and comedian. He worked in theatre and television b...

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Beryl Cook MP (1926 - 2008)

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Angus Deayton MP (deceased)

Gordon Angus Deayton From Wikipedia Birth name Gordon Angus Deayton Born (1956-01-06) 6 January 1956 (age 57) Surrey, England[1] Medium Television, Stand up comedy Nationality British Years active ...

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Slash MP

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Robert Adolph Wilton Morley, CBE MP (1908 - 1992)

Morley was an English actor who, often in supporting roles, was usually cast as a pompous English gentleman representing the Establishment. In Movie Encyclopedia, film critic Leonard Maltin describes M...

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Sheridan Morley MP (1941 - 2007)

Morley was an English author, biographer, critic, director, actor and broadcaster. He was the eldest son of actor Robert Morley and grandson of actress Dame Gladys Cooper, and wrote biographies of both...

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Valentina Viola Birkett (1887 - 1934)

Viva Birkett was a British stage actress active on both sides of the Atlantic over the early decades of the twentieth century.

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John Herman Merivale (1917 - 1990)

John Merivale, also known as Jack Merivale, was a British theatre actor, and occasional supporting player in British films.

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Jennifer J. Hanley (1947 - d.)

English actress and TV presenter.

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Jimmy Hanley (1918 - 1970)

English actor.

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Dinah Sheridan (1920 - 2012)

Dinah Sheridan was an English actress, whose films included The Railway Children and Genevieve. Sheridan, who played the mother in The Railway Children, also had roles in The Mirror Crack'd and the BBC...

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William Hartley Hume Shawcross MP

Shawcross is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. His books include Dubcek ...

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Alex Polizzi MP

Polizzi is a British hotelier, and the current presenter of the British TV series The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5, taking over from Ruth Watson. She also presents her own programme, 'Alex Polizzi - Th...

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Amber Atherton MP

Amber Atherton is one of the stars of Made In Chelsea. As well as her TV career, Amber is also the founder of cult online jewellery brand, www.myflashtrash.com.

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Miranda Hart MP

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Mark Lupino (1889 - 1930)

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Isabella Blow MP (1958 - 2007)

Isabella Blow was an English magazine editor. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexande...

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Twiggy MP

Twiggy is an English model, actress, and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson . At 16, she became the first prominent teenage model. She was known for her androgynous looks, la...

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Franklin Dyall (1874 - 1950)

Franklin Dyall was an English actor. He appeared in 26 films between 1916 and 1948 and was father of Valentine Dyall.

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Valentine Dyall (1908 - 1985)

Dyall was an English character actor, the son of veteran actor Franklin Dyall. Dyall was especially popular as a voice actor, due to his very distinctive sepulchral voice, he was known for many years a...

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Katie Readman MP

British model and socialite.

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Bryan Ferry MP

Bryan Ferry, CBE, is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. Ferry came to prominence in the early 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the band Roxy Music, who enjoyed a highly su...

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Edith Blanche Campbell MP

Edie Campbell is a British mannequin, equestrienne and socialite. Campbell graduated from St. Paul's Girls' School in London. She is currently studying History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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Charles Frederick Otis Ferry MP

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Anya Linden MP

Anya Linden is a retired English ballerina. She spent her childhood in California, where she received her early training with Koslov in Hollywood. She returned to England in 1947 and studied at the Sad...

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Elizabeth Garvie MP

Garvie is an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1980 BBC dramatisation of Pride and Prejudice. Garvie was married to the actor Anton Rodgers until his death on 1 Decem...

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Anton Rodgers (1933 - 2007)

British actor of stage and screen.

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Sylvester McCoy MP

Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. As a comic act and busker he appeared regularly on stage and on BBC Children's television in the 1970s and 80s...

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Dominic Keating MP

Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962) is a British television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal as Lt. Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.

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James Nicholas Righton MP

Righton is an English co-vocalist and keyboardist for the London-based new rave band Klaxons.

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Rupert Friend MP

Friend is an English film actor, who is best known for his roles as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Prince ...

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Muriel Beaumont (c.1881 - 1957)

Times obituary (Nov 30, 1957) Lady Du Maurier, widow of the actor Sir Gerald Du Maurier and herself an actress in her youth, died on Wednesday at her home in Cornwall. She was 76. Muriel Beaumont was...

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Sir Gerald Du Maurier (1873 - 1934)

Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier (26 March 1873 – 11 April 1934) was an English actor and manager. He was the son of the writer George du Maurierand brother of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies...

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Cary Elwes MP

Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born 26 October 1962), known professionally as Cary Elwes, is an English actor. The son of Dominick Elwes and Tessa Georgina Kennedy, Elwes acted in off-Broadway plays during col...

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Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce MP

Bo Bruce (born Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce) a British singer-songwriter. Born in Wiltshire in November 1984 (age 27), to David Brudenell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan and Rosamond Jane Winkley, Cou...

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Dermot John Morgan (1952 - 1998)

Irish satirist and star of Father Ted. He was cremated at Glasnevin but is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.

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Dawn Roma French MP

Berkshire, UK

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer and comedienne. She is best-known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jen...

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Daniel Massey (1933 - 1998)

Daniel Massey was an English actor and performer. He is possibly best known for his starring role in the British TV drama The Roads to Freedom, as Daniel, alongside Michael Bryant. He is also known for...

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Dame Julie Andrews, DBE MP

Brentwood, Ca, United States

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Ch...

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Richard Marius Joseph Greene (1918 - 1985)

Richard Greene was a noted English film and television actor. A matinee idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Ad...

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Sir John Barbirolli, CH MP (1899 - 1970)

Barbirolli was an English conductor and cellist. He is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the...

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Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint MP

Rupert Grint is an English actor, who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age of 11, having previously...

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Helen McCrory MP

Helen McCrory is a British actress. She portrayed Cherie Blair in both the 2006 film The Queen and the 2010 film The Special Relationship. She also portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Po...

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Barbara Goalen (1921 - 2002)

Barbara Goalen (1921-2002) was a mannequin of exceptional beauty and elegance; her haughty demeanour, delicate bone-structure and wasp waist came to represent the height of glamour in the late 1940s an...

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Christine M. Keeler MP

Christine Keeler is an English former model and showgirl. Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the...

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Valerie Hobson MP (1917 - 1998)

Valerie Hobson, the English actress, appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, taking over the role from Mae Clarke, who had played it in the...

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Dame Gracie Fields, DBE MP (1898 - 1979)

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English-born, later Italian-based actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall.

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Penelope Wilton MP

Penelope Wilton is an English actress of stage, film and TV. She starred opposite Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles, she has also appeared in Doctor Who and the period ...

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Derek Fowlds MP

Derek Fowlds is an English actor, known for playing Bernard Woolley in popular British television comedies Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister and Oscar Blaketon in the long-running ITV police drama ...

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Lesley Fowlds MP

Judd is an English dancer and TV presenter, best known as a long-serving host of the BBC children's programme Blue Peter.

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Paula Gellibrand (1898 - 1986)

Modigliani-style beauty, photographed by Cecil Beaton is his Book of Beauty. Variously married to the Marques de Casa Maury, Bill Allen and 'Boy' Long. She was a life long friend of Edwina Mountbatten....

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Alexander Mark H. Gilkes MP

Born in the UK, educated at Eton and Bristol, Alexander soon abandoned an early career path in financial services where he worked at banks such as UBS and Lazard, inspired to seek more creative endeavo...

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Charles Nigel H. Gilkes MP

The nightlife impresarios of the Wills and Kate set (about whom they remain hermetically sealed), Charlie Gilkes along with his business partner Duncan are the original team behind Chelsea nightspot Ki...

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Sir John Gielgud (1904 - 2000)

Sir John Gielgud was an English actor, director, and producer. A descendant of the renowned Terry acting family, he achieved early international acclaim for his youthful, emotionally expressive Hamlet ...

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Frank Robert Johnson (1943 - 2006)

Frank Johnson, who died in 2006, aged 63, was one of the most remarkable talents in British journalism over the last 30 years. Although he was born with few advantages and received little formal educat...

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Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel MP (1904 - 1978)

Oliver Messel was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century.

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Joe Strummer (1952 - 2002)

John Graham Mellor, aka Joe Strummer, was a British musician who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash. His musical experience include...

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Sir Patrick Stewart OBE MP

Patrick Stewart played the dashing chrome-domed Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in several movies, and the chrome-wheelchair-bound Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men fi...

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Sebastian Felipe Armesto (1982 - d.)

Sebastian Armesto is a British film, television and theatre actor. He is the son of the historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.

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