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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Captain Sir Thomas Moore

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Learn about the life of Captain Sir Thomas Moore who became a beloved figure of hope during the peak of the pandemic in 2020 after receiving the Guinness World Records for most money raised by charity walk (individually).

 

Lord Cashman

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Michael Cashman, CBE enjoyed a career as a stage and television actor before joining the European Parliament in 1999, followed by the House of Lords. Known for his groundbreaking role as Colin in the BBC’s Eastenders, he became a prominent LGBT+ activist and was the founding Chairman of Stonewall. In 2020 he published his memoir, One of Them, and his recreations include travel, writing, photography, and theatre. Discover more about him 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.