British people of Irish descent

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    Irish expatriates in the United Kingdom

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    Scottish people of Irish descent

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    Welsh people of Irish descent

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  1. Cheryl
    #1

    Cheryl

    1,226,155 views

    Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini (née Tweedy, formerly Cole; born 30 June 1983) is an English recording artist, dancer, and television personality who is known by the mononym Cheryl in the context of her recording promotions. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Fernandez-Versini had won a place as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. The group's line-up remained the same throughout their history and during that time the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom (including four number one singles) and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five Brit Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. At the 2009 Brit Awards, Girls Aloud won Best Single with their song "The Promise". In early 2013, the group announced that they had split up.


  2. Henry Cavill
    #2

    Henry Cavill

    1,819,674 views

    Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (/ˈkævl/; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill began his career starring as Albert Mondego in the 2002 film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. He would later star in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and The Tudors before transitioning to more mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde, Stardust and Immortals.


  3. David Bowie
    #3

    David Bowie

    295,240 views

    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie (/ˈb.i/), was an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.


  4. Carey Mulligan
    #4

    Carey Mulligan

    260,439 views

    Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. In 2004, she made her acting debut on stage in London in the play Forty Winks. Her feature film debut was as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Chekhov's The Seagull, and in 2011 she starred in an Off-Broadway stage adaptation of Through a Glass Darkly, both to critical acclaim. In 2014, she made her West End debut in a revival of David Hare's Skylight. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in the 2015 Broadway production of Skylight.


  5. Tom Daley
    #5

    Tom Daley

    205,374 views

    Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley (born 21 May 1994) is an British diver and television personality. Daley specialises in the 10 metre platform event and was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event at the age of 15. He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club. He has made an impact in national and international competitions from age 9. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was Britain's youngest competitor, the youngest competitor of any nationality outside the sport of swimming, and the youngest to participate in a final. In 2009, Daley reached a career best ranking of number one in the FINA World Diving Rankings for the ten-metre platform.


  6. Vivien Leigh
    #6

    Vivien Leigh

    220,351 views

    Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh (5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967), was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway version of Tovarich (1963).


  7. Phil Collins
    #7

    Phil Collins

    198,310 views

    Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, RVO (born 30 January 1951), is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock band Genesis, as well as worldwide success as a solo artist. Collins sang the lead vocals on dozens of hit albums and singles in the UK and the US between 1976 and 2010, either solo or with Genesis. His solo singles, sometimes about lost love and often featuring his distinctive gated reverb drum sound, included the atmospheric "In the Air Tonight", power ballad "Against All Odds", dance-rock of "Sussudio" and the political and religious connotations of "Another Day in Paradise". AllMusic calls Collins "one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond".


  8. Selita Ebanks
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    Selita Ebanks

    171,561 views

    Selita Ebanks (born 17 February 1983) is a Cayman-born fashion model and actress. Ebanks has worked for high fashion brands Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren, and appeared in magazines such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Vogue, and Glamour, but she is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, as one of the brand's "Angels" from 2005 to early 2009.


  9. Leona Lewis
    #9

    Leona Lewis

    159,729 views

    Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music. Her winners single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This", peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and it broke a world record for having 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes. In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records.


  10. Lauren Cohan
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    Lauren Cohan

    154,693 views

    Lauren Cohan (born January 7, 1982) is an American-born English actress, best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Chuck.


  11. Eddie Redmayne
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    Eddie Redmayne

    136,969 views

    Edward John David Redmayne, OBE (born 6 January 1982) is an English actor. He started his professional career in both theatre and television roles in the early 2000s and then made his film debut, Like Minds, in 2006. He has since appeared in films such as The Good Shepherd (2006), Savage Grace (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Les Misérables (2012), The Theory of Everything (2014), Jupiter Ascending (2015), and The Danish Girl (2015).


  12. Abbey Clancy
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    Abbey Clancy

    102,532 views

    Abigail Marie "Abbey" Crouch (née Clancy; born 10 January 1986) is an English lingerie and catwalk model and television presenter. She is married to footballer Peter Crouch, was the runner-up of Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 2 and won series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.


  13. Kirsty Gallacher
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    Kirsty Gallacher

    93,267 views

    Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born 20 January 1976) is a British television presenter.


  14. Dominic Purcell
    #14

    Dominic Purcell

    99,921 views

    Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell (born 17 February 1970) is an English-born Australian actor. He is known for his portrayal of the character Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula in Blade: Trinity. He also works closely with Wentworth Miller in Prison Break and as Mick Rory in DC's The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.


  15. Lee Ryan
    #15

    Lee Ryan

    79,266 views

    Lee Ryan (born 17 June 1983) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He is known as a member of the British boy band Blue.


  16. Dusty Springfield
    #16

    Dusty Springfield

    75,881 views


  17. Timothy Dalton
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    Timothy Dalton

    57,836 views

    Timothy Peter Dalton (born 21 March 1944 or 1946) is a British actor. He is known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett (1994).


  18. Stephen Mulhern
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    Stephen Mulhern

    152,298 views

    Stephen Daniel Mulhern (born 4 April 1977) is an English presenter, entertainer, and former magician, best known for presenting television programmes for ITV.


  19. Natascha McElhone
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    Natascha McElhone

    52,253 views

    Natascha Abigail Taylor (born 14 December 1971), known professionally as Natascha McElhone, (/nəˈtæʃəˈmækəlˌhn/; is an English actress of stage, screen and television, best known for her roles in American films such as Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, and most recently for her role as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series Californication.


  20. Tulisa Contostavlos
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    Tulisa Contostavlos

    53,759 views

    Tula Paulinea "Tulisa" Contostavlos (born 13 July 1988), known mononymously as Tulisa, is an English singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality. She is known for being a member of the defunct Camden-based hip hop group N-Dubz, with her cousin Dappy and their friend Fazer. N-Dubz was formed in 2000 and released three studio albums before announcing an indefinite hiatus in 2011.


  21. Judi Dench
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    Judi Dench

    45,737 views

    Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she performed in several of Shakespeare's plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Although most of her work during this period was in theatre, she also branched into film work, and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer. She drew strong reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968.


  22. Jessica Clark
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    Jessica Clark

    42,389 views

    Jessica Clark (born April 21, 1985) is a British actress of English, Irish, Indian, and Nigerian descent. Jessica grew up in London. At 16, she won a national modeling competition, and signed with Models 1. Choosing initially to combine modeling with her studies, Clark attended the London School of Economics as a law undergraduate with the intention of pursuing a law career.


  23. Brendan Coyle
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    Brendan Coyle

    40,804 views

    Brendan Coyle (born 2 December 1963) is an English actor who played Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries North & South, Robert Timmins in the first three series of Lark Rise to Candleford, and John Bates, the valet, in Downton Abbey. The last role earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


  24. Wayne Rooney
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    Wayne Rooney

    38,826 views

    Wayne Mark Rooney /ˈrni/ (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He has played much of his career as a forward, but he has also been used in various midfield roles.


  25. Anne-Marie Duff
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    Anne-Marie Duff

    35,736 views

    Anne-Marie Duff (born 8 October 1970) is an English actress known for playing Fiona Gallagher in Shameless, and Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen.


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