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.

 

Tony Ross

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Born in 1938, Tony Ross attended Liverpool Art School and initially worked in advertising. One of his first successes as an author and illustrator was the children’s book series, I Want My Potty. Since then he has written and collaborated with many authors on popular children’s publications, including Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry stories. He has also worked with David Walliams, and their latest book, Mega Monster, is published in June. 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.