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Top 20 Most Famous Britishers

1. Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis (born September 6, 1970) is a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former BBC newsreader. She was the lead anchor of Newsnight, the BBC Two news and current affairs program, until the end of 2021. Maitlis aspired to be a director because she enjoyed drama, but she settled for a job in radio broadcasting. Before working in news, she was a documentary filmmaker in Cambodia and China.

2. Kamal Ahmed

Kamal Ahmed is a British journalist who previously served as the Editorial Director of BBC News. He was the BBC's Economics Editor until November 2018, and Business Editor from March 2014 until Simon Jack was appointed as his replacement in February 2016. Ahmed previously worked as The Observer's political editor, The Sunday Telegraph's business editor, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Director of Communications.

3. Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney (born 20 February 1991) is a screenwriter and author from Ireland. Her three novels are Conversations with Friends (2017), Normal People (2018), and Beautiful World, Where Are You (2018). (2021). Hulu, RTÉ, Screen Ireland, and the BBC have adapted Normal People into a 2020 television series. Rooney's work has garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, and she is widely regarded as one of the most influential millennial writers.

4. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge (born 14 July 1985) is a screenwriter and actress from England. She is best known for creating, writing, and starring in the BBC sitcom Fleabag (2016-2019), which was based on her one-woman show of the same name. She was also the showrunner, head writer, and executive producer of Killing Eve's first season (2018-2022), which she adapted for television.

5. Es Devlin

Esmeralda "Es" Devlin CBE RDI was born on September 24, 1971 in London, England. She is an English artist and stage designer who works in a variety of media, frequently mapping light and projected film into kinetic sculptural forms. After working for London's Bush Theatre, she began her career in narrative theatre and experimental opera. She first worked for the National Theatre in 1998, when Trevor Nunn was director. she was commissioned to design the set for a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal She has since worked on theatrical sculptural designs.

6. Nina Gold

Nina Gold is a casting director who has worked on HBO shows such as Rome and Game of Thrones. She has also worked as a casting director on films such as The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. While at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, Gold began casting. David Benioff and D. B. Gold hired Gold in 2009. Weiss to cast a new HBO series, Game of Thrones, alongside Robert Sterne, after casting the HBO series Rome.

7. Richard Masters

Richard Masters is the current Chief Executive of the Premier League, England's top football league. Richard Masters was appointed Premier League Chief Executive in November 2019, after a year-long interim period following the resignation of the previous incumbent, Richard Scudamore, in December 2018. Following Richard Scudamore's resignation, the role of Executive Chairman was split into the two roles of Chief Executive and Chairman, which Masters assumed.

8. Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg is a British film director and screenwriter who was born on March 20, 1960. She made her feature film directorial and screenwriting debut in 2007 with Unrelated, followed by Archipelago (2010) and Exhibition (2012). (2013). Two of her films, The Souvenir (2019) and The Souvenir Part II (2021), won the annual Sight & Sound poll for best film in their respective years, as well as nominations at the British Independent Film Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the Berlin International Film Festival.

9. Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen (born October 9, 1969, in Ealing, near London, England) is a British director, screenwriter, and artist best known for his feature-length commercial films Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013).

McQueen was born in England to a Grenadan father and a Trinidadian mother who had both immigrated from Grenada. In London, he studied art at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1989-1990) and Goldsmiths College (1990-1993; now Goldsmiths, University of London), where he developed an interest in film. This interest led him to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City, but he was dissatisfied and left after three months.

10. Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE (born 17 February 1991) is a singer-songwriter and musician from England. He began writing songs at the age of eleven, after being born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. Sheeran released the extended play No. 5 Collaborations Project on his own in early 2011. The following year, he signed with Asylum Records. Sheeran's debut album, "Divide," debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart in September 2011. It featured his first number-one single, "The A-Team." Sheeran received the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act in 2012. When Ed Sheeran's second studio album was released in June 2014, it topped charts all over the world.

11. Victoria Siddall

Working with its founders, Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, the former gallerina and Christie's alumna was instrumental in launching Frieze Masters and, with it, the London art fair into the cultural firmament in 2014. Siddall has overseen the company's expansion in the United States, beginning with the launch of Frieze LA in 2019.

12. Jesse Armstrong

Jesse David Armstrong (born 13 December 1970) is a writer, screenwriter, and producer from the United Kingdom. He created the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show (2003-2015) and Fresh Meat (2011-2016), as well as the HBO satirical comedy-drama series Succession (2018–).

Armstrong has received numerous nominations and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing the film In the Loop (2009) and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for writing the season finales of Succession's first, second, and third seasons.

13. Carole Cadwalladr

Carole Jane Cadwalladr is a British journalist, author, and feature writer. She previously worked as a features writer for The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. Cadwalladr rose to international prominence in 2018 as a result of her role in exposing the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal, for which she was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, along with reporters from The New York Times.

14. Stormzy

Stormzy (born Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuois is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from the United Kingdom. With his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats, he rose to prominence in the UK underground music scene in 2014.

Stormzy's song "Shut Up," which was originally released as a freestyle on YouTube, peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart after he launched a campaign to reach the top spot for Christmas. Stormzy was named an artist to watch in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list and won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards.

15. David Beckham

David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is a former English professional footballer who is now the president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF as well as a co-owner of Salford City. Beckham, a right winger known for his passing range, crossing ability, and bending free-kicks, has been hailed as one of the greatest and most recognizable midfielders of his generation, in addition to being one of the best set-piece specialists.

16. Lucy Bronze

Bronze is widely regarded as the best right-back in the world, but, like Lahm, is so good that she is frequently deployed in midfield for her country. The time change didn't bother her because she was the star of the show as England advanced to the World Cup semifinals last year, becoming the first English footballer to win the Uefa Woman's Player Of The Year Award in the process.

17. Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Sir James Arthur Ratcliffe FIChemE is a billionaire chemical engineer and businessman from England. Ratcliffe is the chairman and CEO of Ineos, which he founded in 1998 and still owns two-thirds of, and which is predicted to generate $15 billion in revenue.

18. Holli Rogers

Holli Rogers has quadrupled the business while bringing it modern relevance through a complete branding and e-commerce reboot since taking over as CEO of Browns in 2015 and then transitioning to chair in 2021. This has included the opening of a high-tech Shoreditch store as well as a strategy shift to make Browns "the coolest boutique in the world" by fusing fashion and technology. Rogers was also named Farfetch's chief brand officer in 2019.

19. Caroline Rush

Caroline Rush CBE is the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council and a marketing professional. Her job is to promote the British fashion industry, especially through the organization of London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards. Her most notable accomplishment during her tenure was the launch of London Fashion Week Men's, which she co-conceived and produced with GQ Editor-in-Chief Dylan Jones.

20. Carolyn Fairbairn

Dame Carolyn Julie Fairbairn DBE is a British businesswoman who served as the Confederation of British Industry's director-general and as a non-executive director of the Competition and Markets Authority, Lloyds Banking Group, and the UK Statistics Authority.


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