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<private> Lerner (Robertson)

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<private> Payne

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John Nash MP (1752 - 1835)

Looking at the time-line for Nash in Ian Sherfield's book on East Cowes Castle it includes: Born 1752, almost certainly in Lambeth 1758/9 Orphaned age 6 on death of father 1775 married to Jane El...

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<private> Delevingne

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<private> Delevingne

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<private> Stevens

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<private> Toynbee

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Peter George James Jenkins (1934 - 1992)

) Peter George James Jenkins (11 May 1934 – 27 May 1992) was a British journalist and Associate Editor of The Independent. During his career he wrote regular columns for The Guardian, The Sund...

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<private> Jenkins

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Dame Clara Butt, DBE MP (1873 - 1936)

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, DBE (1 February 1872 – 23 January 1936), was a world famous contralto. Sometimes she was also called Clara Butt - Rumford after her marriage, was an English contralto with...

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Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Cooper, Viscountess Norwich MP (1892 - 1986)

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<private> George (Fitzalan-Howard)

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<private> Ryecart

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Dame Edith Evans, DBE (1888 - 1976)

Dame Edith Evans, DBE "The greatest actress of her times" died yesterday. An appreciation by Michael Billington. DAME EDITH EVANS, who died yesterday at the age of 88, was a great actress. She ha...

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James Blunt MP

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter and musician, and former army officer, whose debut album, Back to Bedlam and si...

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Jessica Ellen Cornish MP

Jessica Ellen Cornish (born on 27 March 1988), better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer-songwriter, currently signed to Island Records. She began her career as a songwriter for art...

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Ringo Starr MP

Better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, the English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr belonged to anot...

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George Harrison MP (1943 - 2001)

George Harrison was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison em...

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John Lennon MP (1940 - 1980)

John Lennon achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s as a singer, songwriter and guitarist in one of the most successful bands of all time - The Beatles . He is credited as being the original and founding ...

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Heather Anne Mills MP

Heather Anne Mills is an English charity campaigner and former model, and the former wife of musician Sir Paul McCartney; during the marriage she was called Heather Mills McCartney. Mills started her...

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Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough MP

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough ( /ˈætənbərə/), CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, film director and producer and entrepreneur. He is th...

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Nicol Williamson (1936 - 2011)

British actor considered "the greatest since Marlon Brando" by playwright John Osborne.

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Tracey Emin MP

Tracey Karima Emin, CBE, RA This profile is based on the BBC Programme BBC 'Who Do You Think You Are?" Season 8 Programme 10 Tracey Emin is a British artist of English and Turkish Cypriot origin. F...

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Sean Connery MP

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930), better known as Sean Connery, is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowshi...

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Gerard James Butler MP

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productio...

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Michael James Tindall, MBE MP

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Guy Stuart Ritchie MP

Guy Ritchie Guy Ritchie, September 2008 Born Guy Stuart Ritchie 10 September 1968 (1968-09-10) (age 41) Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Occupation Filmmaker, Screenwriter Years active 19...

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Roger Waters MP

Waters is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He was a founding member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, serving as bassist and co-lead vocalist.

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<private> Crawley

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Virginia Cowles (1910 - 1983)

Virginia Cowles (1910-1983) was an author and journalist. Born in Vermont, USA she became a well-known journalist in the 1930s with her columns appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her autobiograph...

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Aidan Merivale Crawley (1908 - 1993)

a British journalist, television executive and editor, and politician. He was a member of both of Britain's major political parties: the Labour Party and Conservative Party, and was elected to the Hous...

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Dame Myra Hess, DBE (1890 - 1965)

British pianist.

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Fred Emney (1900 - 1980)

British character actor and comedian.

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<private> Adams

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<private> Meade

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<private> Meade

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Phyllis Dare (1890 - 1975)

Phyllis was three and a half years younger than her sister, Zena. Both adopted the stage name of ‘Dare’ when they were contracted to appear in an 1899 Christmas pantomime, Babes in the Wo...

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Zena Dare (c.1887 - 1975)

Miss Zena Dare, an English singer and actress, famous for her charming, graceful and vivacious performances in Edwardian musicals and comedies in the first decade of the 20th century. Decades later she...

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Captain Edward John Smith RD, RNR MP (1850 - 1912)

Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR From Wikipedia: ) (27 January 1850 – 15 April 1912) was an English naval reserve officer and ship's captain.[1] He was the officer in command of the RMS ...

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Joan Benham (1918 - 1981)

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William Mervyn (1912 - 1976)

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Lionel Charles Jeffries (1926 - 2010)

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Richard Hearne, OBE (1908 - 1979)

Hearne was an English actor, comedian, producer and writer. He was famous for his stage and television character "Mr Pastry"

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<private> McGiffen

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<private> Evans

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Bear Grylls MP

Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls (born 7 June 1974) is an English adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is best known for his television series Man vs. Wild, known as Born Survivor in the United ...

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<private> Kinnear

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Roy Mitchell Kinnear (1934 - 1988)

British actor.

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James D'Arcy (1975 - d.)

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<private> Sachs

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<private> Redmayne

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Martin Louis Amis MP

Martin Louis Amis (25 August 1949) is a British novelist. His best-known novels are Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He was the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the ...

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Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE (1923 - 2014)

Elizabeth Jane Howard was an English novelist. She was previously an actress and a model. In 1951 she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit. Six further novels foll...

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Isabella Beeton (Mayson) known as "Mrs Beeton" MP (1836 - 1865)

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Madhur Jaffrey MP

Madhur Jaffrey (Punjabi: ਮਧੁਰ ਜਾਫ਼ਰੀ, Hindi: मधुर जाफ़री madh...

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Gary Rhodes, OBE MP

Gary Rhodes OBE From WIkipedia: [1] (born 22 April 1960) is an English restaurateur, cookery writer, and chef, known for his love of British cuisine and distinctive spiked hair style (which has s...

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<private> Davidson

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Sir Jimmy Savile MP (1926 - 2011)

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG From Wikipedia: (31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English disc jockey, television presenter and media personality, best known for his BB...

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Michael Andrew Caines, MBE MP

Michael Andrew Caines, MBE From Wikipedia: (born 1969) is an English chef, born in Exeter, Devon. He is currently head chef of Gidleigh Park in Devon, the Royal Clarence in Exeter, and developi...

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, OM, LLD MP (1860 - 1937)

Scottish author and dramatist J. M. Barrie is best remembered today for writing Peter Pan (1904), or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up . The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his inte...

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Arthur Askey, CBE MP (1900 - 1982)

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Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof MP (1989 - 2014)

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Roderick David Stewart MP

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart , CBE ( born 10 January 1945 ) is a British singer-songwriter and musician, born and raised in North London, England and currently residing in Epping. He is of Scottish and...

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<private> Geldof

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Paula Yates (1959 - 2000)

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Hughie Green (1920 - 1997)

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Mona Lee Washbourne (1903 - 1988)

English actress of stage and screen.

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<private> Pike

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<private> Pike

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David Markham (1913 - 1983)

English actor.

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<private> Cumberbatch

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<private> Cumberbatch

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<private> Ventham

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Delia Smith, C.B.E. MP

Delia Smith CBE From Wikipedia: (born 18 June 1941) is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more th...

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Sir John Tenniel (1820 - 1914)

Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; joined staff of Punch (1851); retired (1901); created Knight (1893); Illustrated 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice Through the Looking-Glass' &c.

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Naunton Wayne (1901 - 1970)

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Stringer Davis (1898 - 1973)

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Kieron Moore (1924 - 2007)

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Beatrice Campbell (1922 - 1979)

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Nigel Patrick (1912 - 1981)

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Dorothy Turner (b. - 1969)

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Billy Connolly MP

William "Billy" Connolly, Jr., CBE (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname The Big Yin (...

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Fanny Cradock MP (1909 - 1994)

Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey From Wikipedia: (26 February 1909 – 27 December 1994), better known as Fanny Cradock, was an English restaurant critic, television cook and writer who mostly wor...

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Eleanor A Summerfield (1921 - 2001)

Eleanor Summerfield Known for her small yet earthy Brit portrayals on film, Eleanor Summerfield was born in London on March 7, 1921, initially trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1937). The...

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Robin Sachs (1951 - 2013)

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Leonard Sachs (1909 - 1990)

Leonard Meyer Sachs Sachs was born in South Africa in the town of Roodepoort, Transvaal (now Gauteng). He had many television and film roles from the 1930s to the 1980s, including Mowbray in the 1950...

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Beryl Elizabeth Reid (1919 - 1996)

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<private> Whitfield

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Dora Bryan, OBE (1923 - 2014)

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Irene Handl (1901 - 1987)

Irene Handl Irene was born in Maida Vale, London, the daughter of an Austrian banker father and French mother. She took to acting at the relatively advanced age of 36, and studied at the acting schoo...

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Sir Alan Bates, CBE (1934 - 2003)

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Albert Finney (1936 - d.)

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Sir Tom Courtenay MP (1937 - d.)

Sir Thomas Daniel "Tom" Courtenay (/ˈkɔrtni/; born 25 February 1937) is an English actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of films including The Loneliness of...

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<private> Cole

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<private> Tennant

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Nigel Bruce (1895 - 1953)

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Dame Barbara Hepworth, DBE MP (1903 - 1975)

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<private> Merjos (Fraser)

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<private> Reid

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<private> Infield

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