The 172nd edition of Who’s Who is published today, Monday 2 December, 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.
Sir Sam Mendes is an award-winning film and theatre director with a career spanning over thirty years. At the Donmar Warehouse he staged classics such as Cabaret and he was awarded an Olivier for his production of The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre. His directing of films such as Revolutionary Road, Skyfall, and 1917 have earned him Hollywood success. Knighted for services to drama in the New Year Honours, he is a nominee for Best Director at the 2020 Academy Awards. Discover the life 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.