An English crime writer who wrote a plethora of novels, screenplays, articles and plays, Edgar Wallace was born in 1875 and left for his final resting place in 1932. One amazing fact about him is that over 160 films have been produced based on his novels.
A very famous actor, Dominic Cooper spent his early childhood in Greenwich, London, under the supervision of a mother who doted on him and worked as a pre-school teacher. What’s unknown to many is that he had a sister who died a tragic death at the age of 5 in a car accident.
Another acclaimed actor who was born in London to Nicholas Blake (famous poet of England) and Jill Balcon, his second wife. The actor is mainly known for his exemplary performance in The Last of the Mohicans.
An actress and stage performer par-excellence, Vanessa Redgrave was born in a family of distinguished actors and proved that age evolves every performer. Her performances, social activism and dedication to her craft have ensured that her name will carry on.
Considered to be the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock was a director whose works inspired generations of horror movies and thrillers. Some of his more popular movies include Psycho, Dial M for Murder and Vertigo.
One of the most prominent poets in English literature, Keats still features in English curriculum and is known to have had a great impact on poetry and literature during his time.
After an unforgettable performance in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily Blunt became an acclaimed actress. Born in South West London, she is the second child of four, born to a father who was barrister and mother who taught.
Born in 1608, John Milton wrote the famous poem 'Paradise Lost'. He is credited as one of the best English poets, and is also known to have met Galileo, the famous scientist, on his travels through France and Italy.
Having featured in three Football World Cups and captaining his side in nearly 60 matches, David Beckham has been a true English icon. He is not only popular for football but is also known for his modeling.
It can be argued that he is one of the most popular Londoners (if not the most) alive today.