Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave ( January 23, 1916 – March 30, 1979) was a British Conservative MP for Abingdon and a prominent politician. He was killed when a mercury-tilt based car bomb exploded under his car as he drove out of the Palace of Westminster car park. The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) claimed responsibility for the killing. ...more on Wikipedia about "Airey Neave"
Alan Mathison Turing ( June 23, 1912 – June 7, 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, and cryptographer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Turing"
Sir Alec Guinness, KBE, CH ( April 2, 1914 – August 5, 2000) was an Oscar winning English actor who became one of the most versatile and best-loved performers of his generation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alec Guinness"
Alfred Anderson ( June 25 1896 – November 21 2005) was a Scottish joiner and veteran of the Great War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alfred Anderson"
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16 1917) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. Clarke is considered one of the Big Three of science fiction, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arthur C. Clarke"
Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE, (born August 18, 1925 in East Dereham, Norfolk) is a prolific English author of both general fiction and science fiction. His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brian Aldiss"
Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922 in Belgravia, London) is a legendary and prolific British actor known for his versatility and film longevity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Christopher Lee"
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Colin Fletcher is a backpacker and writer, best known as the author of The Complete Walker, a comprehensive guide to backpacking that Field and Stream magazine has called "the hiker's Bible." In 1963, he became the first man to walk the length of Grand Canyon National Park entirely within the rim of the canyon, as chronicled in his bestselling memoir The Man Who Walked Through Time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colin Fletcher"
Lieutenant Colonel James David Graham Niven ( March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983), was an English actor who achieved the distinction of success in both the British and the Hollywood film industry. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Niven"
Denholm Mitchell Elliott ( May 31 1922 – October 6 1992) was a distinguished British actor, well known for his appearances on stage, film and television. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denholm Elliott"
Desmond Llewelyn ( September 12, 1914 – December 19, 1999) was a Welsh actor, famous for playing the fictional character of Q in the James Bond series of films. Q is the quartermaster of the MI6 gadget lab known as Q-branch. ...more on Wikipedia about "Desmond Llewelyn"
Sir Donald Pleasence ( October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995) was an English actor. His high work rate in international cinema earned him the distinction of being the most prolific film actor at the time of his death with over 500 screen credits. He was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, the son of a stationmaster. ...more on Wikipedia about "Donald Pleasence"
George MacDonald Fraser (born 1926 in Carlisle, England) is a writer of Scottish descent. He writes both historical novels and non-fiction books. ...more on Wikipedia about "George MacDonald Fraser"
Henry Allingham (born June 6, 1896 in Clapham) is one of the few surviving British veterans of World War I. He is also believed to be Britain's longest-lived member of the armed forces ever, and Britain's oldest living man since the death of Jack Davis ( March 1, 1895 - 20 July, 2003). ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry Allingham"
The Honourable Sir John Jacob "Jakie" Astor (born August 29, 1918) is a British politician and sportsman and a member of the prominent Astor family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jakie Astor"
Jimmy Edwards ( 23 March 1920 – 7 July 1988) was a British radio and television comedy actor, best known as Pa Glum in Take It From Here and as the headmaster 'Professor' James Edwards in Whack-O. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jimmy Edwards"
John Peter Berger (b. November 5, 1926) is an art critic, novelist, painter, and author. The best-known among his many works include the novel G., winner of the 1972 Booker Prize, and the introductory essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a significant BBC series of the same name, and often used as a college text. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Berger"
Sir Ken Adam (born 5 February, 1921 as Klaus Adam) is a production designer most famous for his set designs for the early James Bond films. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ken Adam"
Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO and 2 Bars, DFC ( 7 September 1917– 31 July 1992) was a British RAF pilot during the Second World War who received the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. After the war he became a charity worker, setting up " Cheshire Homes" for the disabled. His final battle was his courageous struggle with the debilitating effects of Motor Neurone Disease. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leonard Cheshire"
Michael Charles Alexander, ( November 20 1920 – December 19 2004), was a British Captain in the Special Boat Service, and a Nazi Prisoner of War held captive at Colditz Castle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michael Alexander"
Lieutenant Michael Sinclair, known as the Red Fox, was a British prisoner at Colditz Castle during World War II. Sinclair's most famous escape attempt was to impersonate a guard commander of the camp, Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant) Rothenberger, a highly distinctive, militaristic and fearsome character. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michael Sinclair"
Nigel Patrick ( 2nd May, 1913 - 21st September, 1981) was a British actor, born Nigel Dennis Wemyss in London, England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nigel Patrick"
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Blair 'Paddy' Mayne DSO & 3 Bars ( 11 January 1915 - 14 December 1955) was a Northern Irish soldier in the British Army. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paddy Mayne"
Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, CBE, FRS (born March 4, 1923) is an amateur astronomer, member and former president of the British Astronomical Association, co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, author of over 70 books on astronomy, presenter of the long-running BBC series, The Sky at Night, and a well-known and well-loved figure on British television. ...more on Wikipedia about "Patrick Moore"
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