Welcome to Who's Who 2021

  • Over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life
  • Includes Who Was Who – Over 94,000 entries, for deceased people
  • Born on this day now available as an email to your inbox or by RSS feed

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Who's Who 2021

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Who’s Who 2021 is the 173rd edition of one of the world’s longest established reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead with over 320 new names. Discover who they are here.

 

David Oyelowo, OBE

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A highly accomplished theatre, film and television actor, David Oyelowo was born in Oxford in 1976. After attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he became a household name, starring in acclaimed films such as The Last King of Scotland, Lincoln, Selma and A United Kingdom. He has also featured in television series such as Star Wars Rebels and Les Misérables, and his latest film is Peter Rabbit 2. He was awarded OBE in 2016 for services to drama. Read more here.

 

Latest Update

  • From the arts, the 2021 edition includes actor and author Robert Webb, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and historian Dan Jones.
  • From science and medicine, new entrants include Katherine Barclay of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Nasrin Hafezparast of Outcome Based Healthcare.

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DECEMBER 1, 2020

Who's Who in 2021?

Who's Who 2021 is the 173rd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead. 

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DECEMBER 3, 2019

Who’s Who in 2020?

Who's Who 2020 is the 172nd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead with nearly 700 new names. It contains over 34,000 autobiographical entries, carefully updated for maximum accuracy from information personally supplied by the biographee.

Keep reading to find out more information on this year's edition >

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

The Great British Bake Off

September is well underway and so is the tenth series of the Great British Bake Off. Read about our biographees who enjoy whipping up cakes, bread and puddings.