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.
Dame Julie Walters is one of Britain’s best-loved actors, born in 1950 and raised in the West Midlands. Since her breakout performance in Educating Rita in 1980, first on stage and followed by the film adaptation, she has starred in Billy Elliot, Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! Perhaps best known as Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter series, she is now appearing as housekeeper Mrs Medlock in a new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel The Secret Garden. 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.