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4. Liz Bonnin
Self | How the Earth Works
Born in France to a French father and Trinidanian mother, she moved to Ireland at the age of 10. She studied Biochemistry at college and graduated with honours. She also launched a singing career and sang in a pop band. She was asked to present at the IRMA awards for Irish TV station RTÉ and has ...
6. Lucy Worsley
Writer | A Very British Romance
Lucy Worsley was born on December 18, 1973 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She is a writer, known for A Very British Romance (2015), Ceramics: A Fragile History (2011) and Tales from the Royal Bedchamber (2013). She has been married to Mark Hines since 2011.
Self | Top Gear
Richard Hammond was born in 1969 in the British town of Solihull, which is near to Birmingham although it tries to pretend that it isn't. He started his career in local radio before getting a break on a cable TV car show where he was able to hone his presenting skills, safe in the knowledge that no...
8. Kate Humble
Assistant_director | The Runner
Kate Humble was born on December 12, 1968 in Wimbledon, London, England as Katherine Humble. She is an actress and assistant director, known for The Runner (1992), Parallel 9 (1992) and Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990). She has been married to Ludo Graham since 1992.
10. Brian Cox
Brian Cox was born on March 3, 1968 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Brian Edward Cox. He is an actor and writer, known for Sunshine (2007), Absolutely Anything (2015) and The Science of Doctor Who (2013). He has been married to Gia Milinovich since 2003. They have one child.
13. Marcus du Sautoy
Writer | The Music of the Primes
Brainbox Marcus De Saytoy is the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His passion lies in teaching difficult mathematical concepts and making them palatable for the general public. He has been very influential in popularising maths--showing how it affects ...
14. Iain Stewart
Actor | Huntingtower
Dr Iain Stewart is a Scottish geologist who graduated from Stathclyde University in Scotland, in 1986 with a degree in geology and geography. He followed this with a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy which is a higher research degree) on Mediterranean earthquakes at the University of Bristol in England, ...
17. David Pogue
Self | Nova
David Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He is the founder of Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He's also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on ...
19. James May
Self | Top Gear
James May was born in the 18th century in the British city of Bristol. He studied music at university, although secretly he was thinking about old motorcycles. In his career to date he has been sacked from Autocar, let go from Driven, and relieved of his duties at CAR magazine. He previously ...
20. Jim Al-Khalili
Self | The Secret Life of Chaos
Professor Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Khalili OBE is a British theoretical physicist, Author, respected BBC presenter and frequent commentator about science in British media. He holds the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of ...
22. Andrew Marr
Actor | Doctor Who
Andrew Marr was born on July 31, 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland as Andrew William Stevenson Marr. He is a writer and actor, known for Doctor Who (2005), Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (2007) and Bodyguard (2018). He has been married to Jackie Ashley since 1987. They have three children.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator.
Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was ...
24. Howard Goodall
Music_department | Johnny English
Howard Goodall was educated at New College School, Stowe School and Lord Williams's School. A boy chorister, he studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he achieved a First. He became known to the public for composing the theme tunes to popular BBC comedy series such as Blackadder (1982), Red ...
26. Bill Nye
Writer | Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Bill Nye was born on November 27, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as William Sanford Nye. He is an actor and writer, known for Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993), Flubber (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He was previously married to Blair Tindall.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored ...
28. Michael Wood
Michael Wood was born on July 23, 1948 in Manchester, England as Michael David Wood. He is a writer and actor, known for The Great British Story: A People's History (2012), A Church to Yourself (1979) and The Nicholas Craig Masterclass (1990). He has been married to Rebecca Ysabel Dobbs since 1988....
29. Michio Kaku
Expert in science fiction, futurist, bestselling author, acclaimed on-air personality, and popularizer of theoretical physics.
Dr. Kaku has starred in science programming for television including series for Discovery, Science Channel, BBC, ABC, and History Channel. Beyond his numerous New York Times...
30. Joanna Lumley
Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street
Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.
An aspiring actress, she first came ...
31. Simon Schama
Writer | A History of Britain
Simon Schama was born on February 13, 1945 in London, England as Simon Michael Schama. He is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000), Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006) and The American Future: A History (2008). He is married to Virginia E. Papaioannou. They have one child.
32. David Starkey
Director | Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts
David Starkey was born on January 3, 1945 in Kendal, England as David Robert Starkey. He is a writer and director, known for Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts (2018), Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs (2019) and Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014).
34. Morgan Freeman
Actor | Se7en
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
Self | Blue Planet II
Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...