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Notable Huguenot descendants - Britain

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Notable Huguenot descendants - Britain

Arts, Entertainment and sports===

  • Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), British illustrator of Charles Dickens
  • Tony Cottee, West Ham United and England footballer
  • Piers Courage , English racing driver
  • Phil de Glanville, England rugby union international (private profile)
  • William De Morgan , British art potter, tile designer, and author
  • G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, British writer and historian
  • Daphne du Maurier, English writer
  • George du Maurier , English author and cartoonist
  • Gerald du Maurier, English actor
  • David Garrick, English actor
  • Eddie Izzard, English comedian and actor
  • Victor Lardent, British advertising designer who drew Times New Roman
  • Christian Ignatius Latrobe , British clergyman, composer, and musician
  • Simon Le Bon, English musician
  • Laurence Olivier English actor
  • Tom Paulin, British poet and critic
  • Jon Pertwee, English actor (private profile)
  • James Planché, British dramatist and officer of arms
  • Keith Richards , English musician
  • Julia Sawalha, British actress of Huguenot and Jordanian ancestry


  • Harriet Martineau , English writer and educational and economic reformer
  • James Martineau, English philosopher, educator, and Unitarian minister
  • Lewis Page Mercier, British translator of Jules Verne into English

Entrepreneurs and business===

  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe , British-born architect of the United States Capitol
  • Robert Lewis Roumieu. British architect


  • Giles Romilly, British journalist, Nazi POW, nephew of Winston Churchill



  • Campbell De Morgan, British surgeon (private profile0
  • Peter Mark Roget, British physician and compiler of the thesaurus


  • John André , British officer and spy
  • Francis Beaufort , hydrographer of the British Admiralty
  • John Blossett, British soldier, led British expedition to aid Simon Bolivar in the wars of independence against Spain
  • Peter de la Billière, British Military Commander
  • Joseph Charles Mignot - notable in that he was the only casualty of WW1 of that family.
  • Charles Portal - British Chief of the Air Staff 1940-1945 Combined Chiefs of Staff 1942-1945
  • Barry St. Leger, British officer

Politics and government===

  • Jessie Boucherett , English campaigner for women's rights
  • Winston Churchill , British prime minister
  • George II of Great Britain , son of Sophia Dorothea of Celle was matrilineally descended from Alexander II d'Esmiers, Marquis d'Olbreuse, a minor member of the French nobility and a Huguenot.
  • Arthur Cecil Pigou, English economist
  • Esmond Romilly , British socialist and anti-fascist
  • Samuel Romilly , English legal reformer and Member of Parliament