German emigrants to the United Kingdom

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  1. Monika Dannemann

    Monika Dannemann


    Monika Dannemann (24 June 1945 – 5 April 1996) was a German figure skater and painter, mainly known as the last girlfriend of guitarist/singer Jimi Hendrix and later the wife of the German guitarist Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions.

  2. Assia Wevill

    Assia Wevill


    Assia Wevill (May 15, 1927 – March 23, 1969) was a German-born woman who escaped the Nazis, living in Mandate Palestine and later in Britain, where she had a relationship with the English poet Ted Hughes. She killed herself and also her four-year-old daughter Alexandra Tatiana Elise ("Shura"). Six years earlier, Hughes's wife Sylvia Plath had also committed suicide. Wevill committed suicide in similar fashion to Plath, by use of a gas oven.

  3. Katarina Leigh Waters

    Katarina Leigh Waters


    Katarina Leigh Waters (born 10 November 1980) is a German-born English professional wrestler, valet and actress. She is best known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment as Katie Lea (Burchill) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Winter. Prior to signing with WWE, she spent many years on the independent circuit, particularly in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, where she used the ring name Nikita.

  4. Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram


    Tanita Tikaram (born 12 August 1969) is a German-born British pop/folk singer-songwriter. She achieved chart success with the singles "Twist in My Sobriety" and "Good Tradition" from her 1988 debut album, Ancient Heart. She is known for her powerful, husky voice, and poetic and somewhat obscure lyrics.

  5. Pam Ferris

    Pam Ferris


    Pamela E. "Pam" Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a British character actress. She starred on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, and as Laura Thyme in Rosemary & Thyme, and has played parts in family films based on works by British authors as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and as Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

  6. Conrad Veidt

    Conrad Veidt


    Hans Walter Conrad Veidt (22 January 1893 – 3 April 1943) was a German-born British actor best remembered for his roles in films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Man Who Laughs (1928), The Thief of Bagdad (1940), and Casablanca (1942). After a successful career in German silent film, where he was one of the best-paid stars of Ufa, he left Germany in 1933 with his new Jewish wife after the Nazis came to power. They settled in Britain, where he participated in a number of films before emigrating to the United States around 1941.

  7. Ferdy Mayne

    Ferdy Mayne


    Ferdy Mayne (11 March 1916 – 30 January 1998) was a German actor long resident in England.

  8. George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel


    George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (/ˈhændəl/; born Georg Friedrich Händel, 23 February 1685 (O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759) was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712), and became a naturalized British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.

  9. Andrew Sachs

    Andrew Sachs


    Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs (born 7 April 1930 in Berlin) is a German-born British actor. He made his name on British television and is best known for his portrayals of Manuel in Fawlty Towers, a role for which he was BAFTA-nominated, and Ramsay Clegg in Coronation Street.

  10. Karl Marx

    Karl Marx


    Karl Marx (mɑrks; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Germany, he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London in the United Kingdom. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).

  11. Albert, Prince Consort

    Albert, Prince Consort


    Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; later The Prince Consort; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

  12. Walter Gotell

    Walter Gotell


    Walter Jack Gotell (15 March 1924 – 5 May 1997) was a German actor, known for his role as General Anatol Gogol, head of the KGB, a Bond ally in the Roger Moore-era of the James Bond film series, (as well as having played the role of Morzeny, a villain, in From Russia With Love). He also appeared (as Gogol) in the final part of The Living Daylights (1987), Timothy Dalton's first (and next-to-last) Bond film.

  13. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf


    Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, DBE (9 December 1915 – 3 August 2006) was a German-born Austrian/British soprano opera singer and recitalist. She was among the most renowned classical singers of the 20th century, much admired for her performances of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and Wolf.

  14. Victor Beaumont

    Victor Beaumont


    Victor Beaumont (born Peter Wolff; 7 November 1912 – 21 March 1977) was a German-born British film and television actor.

  15. Max Richter

    Max Richter


    Max Richter (born 22 March 1966) is a German-born British composer who has been an influential voice in post-minimalist composition and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles since the early 2000s. Richter is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music and studied with Luciano Berio in Italy, and is also strongly influenced by punk and electronic music.

  16. Christiane Harlan

    Christiane Harlan


    Christiane Kubrick (née Harlan; born 10 May 1932) is a German actress, dancer, painter and singer. She was born into a theatrical family, and was the wife of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick from 1958 until his death in 1999.

  17. Albert Lieven

    Albert Lieven


    Albert Lieven (22 June 1906 – 22 December 1971) was a German actor. He was born Albert Fritz Liévin in Hohenstein, East Prussia. He died in London, England. He was married four times, including to the actresses Susan Shaw and Valerie White.

  18. Lucian Freud

    Lucian Freud


    Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH (/ˈən ˈfrɔɪd/; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration and their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.

  19. Lothar Mendes

    Lothar Mendes


    Lothar Mendes (19 May 1894 – 25 February 1974) was a German-born screenwriter and film director. who began his career as an actor in Vienna and Berlin in Max Reinhardt's famous troupe. He went to America in the early 1920s and there he remained until 1933, directing more than a dozen features, mostly frothy comedies, while under contract to Paramount. His films included the last silent film made in America, The Four Feathers (1929) and the murder mysteryPayment Deferred (1933) starring British expatriate Charles Laughton.

  20. Friedrich Engels

    Friedrich Engels


    Friedrich Engels (ˈɛŋɡəlz or ˈɛŋəlz; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895) was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in Manchester.

  21. Gottfried von Bismarck

    Gottfried von Bismarck


    Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen (19 September 1962 – 30 June 2007) was a member of the German House of Bismarck best known for his flamboyance and parties.

  22. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (7 May 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant. Jhabvala wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays and eight collections of short stories and was made a CBE in 1998 and granted a joint fellowship by BAFTA in 2002 with Ivory and Merchant. She is the only person to have won both a Booker Prize and an Oscar.

  23. Clement Freud

    Clement Freud


    Sir Clement Raphael Freud (24 April 1924 – 15 April 2009) was a British broadcaster, writer, politician and chef.

  24. Sybille Bedford

    Sybille Bedford


    Sybille Bedford, OBE (16 March 1911 – 17 February 2006) was a German-born English writer. Many of her works are partly autobiographical. Julia Neuberger proclaimed her "the finest woman writer of the 20th century" while Bruce Chatwin saw her as "one of the most dazzling practitioners of modern English prose".

  25. William Herschel

    William Herschel


    Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before migrating to Great Britain at the age of nineteen.

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