The 172nd edition of Who’s Who was published in December 2019, and includes almost 700 entries on noteworthy and influential people included for the first time for 2020, bringing the full set to over 34,000. Discover who they are here.
Actress Gillian Anderson has worked across film, television and theatre. Born in Chicago in 1968, she first gained recognition during her award-winning turn playing Special Agent Scully in the US television series, The X Files. She has since starred in The Fall, Hannibal and Sex Education and was awarded an Honorary OBE in 2016 for services to drama. This month she appears in the fourth series of The Crown as former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Find out more here.
- From the arts, the 2020 edition includes Rashmi Becker of Step Change Studios, actor Josette Simon and wine expert Olly Smith.
- From science and technology, new entrants include Anne-Marie Imafidon of Stemettes, environmentalist Mark Lynas and mathematical enthuser Johnny Ball.