Famous British people XXI century Done by Chiglintseva Julia
Elizabeth II(born 21 April 1926)
Is the constitutional monarch Elizabeth was born in London and educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne as George VI in 1936 on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, from which time she was the heir presumptive In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward On her accession on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries Her coronation service took place in 1953 and was the first to be televised Major events in the Queens reign have included the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, wars with Iraq and the War in Afghanistan. There have been times of personal sorrow for her which include the death of her father at 56, the assassination of Prince Philips uncle, Lord Mountbatten, the breakdown of her childrens marriages in 1992, the death in 1997 of her daughter-in- law, Diana, Princess of Wales, and the deaths of her mother and sister in 2002. Her reign of 60 years is currently the second longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer at 63 years.
William Arthur Philip Louis (born 21 June 1982)
Is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and third eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh He is second in the line of succession, behind his father, to the thrones of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms Prince William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals Regiment of the Household Cavalry—serving with his brother Prince Harry—and, two years later, earned his wings by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell In 2009, he transferred to the Royal Air Force, was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full-time pilot with the Search and Rescue Force Prince William married his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Middleton, on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey Hours prior to his wedding, Prince William was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
Tony Blair(born 6 May 1953)
Is a British Labour Party politician Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith At 43 years old, he became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812 He was succeeded as Leader of the Labour Party on 24 June 2007 and as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007 by Gordon Brown On the day he resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East In May 2008, Blair launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
J. K. Rowling(born 31 July 1965)
Is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a popular series of films Rowling conceived the idea for the series on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990 In 1995, Rowling finished her manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone on an old manual typewriter In June 1997, Bloomsbury published Philosophers Stone with an initial print run of 1,000 copies, 500 of which were distributed to libraries. Five months later, the book won its first award, a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. Its sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was published in July 1998 and again Rowling won the Smarties Prize. The fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was released simultaneously in the UK and the US on 8 July 2000 and broke sales records in both countries Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released on 21 July 2007 and broke its predecessors record as the fastest-selling book of all time
The Harry Potter books have also gained recognition for sparking an interest in reading among the young at a time when children were thought to be abandoning books for computers and television As of March 2011, when its latest world billionaires list was published, Forbes estimated Rowlings net worth to be US$1 billion The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowlings fortune at £560 million ($798 million), ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in the United Kingdom Forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of 2007 On 27 September 2012, Rowling published her first adult novel The Casual Vacancy with Little, Brown and Company.
Daniel Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989)
Is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in BBC Ones 1999 television movie David Copperfield, followed by his film debut in 2001s The Tailor of Panama At age eleven he was cast as the title character in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for ten years until the release of the eighth and final film in July 2011 He also began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of the play Equus and in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying He has starred in 2007s December Boys and the 2012 sleeper hit horror film The Woman in Black Radcliffe has contributed to many charities, including Demelza House Childrens Hospice and The Trevor Project. He has also made public service announcements for the latter In 2011, he was awarded the Trevor Projects "Hero Award.
David Beckham(born 2 May 1975)
Is an English association footballer who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy Beckhams career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17 During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999 He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003, where he remained for four seasons, clinching the La Liga championship in his final season with the club On 20 November 2011, he joined an elite group of players to have won three league titles in three different countries, when Los Angeles won their third MLS Cup In international football, Beckham made his England debut on 1 September 1996, at the age of 21. He was made captain from 15 November 2000 until the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, during which he played 58 times He earned a much-publicised hundredth cap against France on 26 March 2008, and became the all-time outfield player appearance record holder on 28 March 2009 when he surpassed Bobby Moores total of 108 caps Beckham has twice been runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 was the worlds highest-paid footballer when taking into account salary and advertising deals Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches He is married to Victoria Beckham and they have four children—Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David, and Harper Seven.
Robbie Williams(born 13 February 1974)
Is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor He is a member of the pop group Take That, but has found greater commercial success as a solo artist Williams rose to fame in the bands first run in the early- to mid-1990s. After many disagreements with the management and group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch his solo career On 15 July 2010, it was announced he had rejoined Take That and that the group intended to release a new album in November 2010 which became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history and the fastest-selling record of the century so far In 2006 Williams entered the Guiness Book of World Records for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in a single day Williams has sold over 70 million records worldwide, which ranks him among the best-selling music artists worldwide. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom He has also been honoured with seventeen BRIT Awards— more than any other artist—and seven ECHO Awards.
Kate Moss(born 16 January 1974)
Is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s Mosss career began when Corinne Day shot black- and-white photographs of her, styled by Melanie Ward, for British magazine The Face when she was 16, in a photo shoot titled "The 3rd Summer of Love“ Moss was voted 9th in Maxims "50 Sexiest Women of 1999" and 22nd in FHMs "100 Sexiest Women of 1995". Mens magazine Arena named her as their Sexiest Woman in their 150th issue. She ranked as the 99th richest woman in Britain In July 2007, when she had earned an estimated total of $9 million in the preceding 12 months, Forbes magazine named her second on the list of the Worlds 15 top-earning models list.