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This list of fabulous and famous British lesbians and gays is directory of awesome LGBT Brits. These notable British homosexuals are either from the United Kingdom or claim UK citizenship. These UK born actors, comedians, and celebrities are notable for various reasons, whether they were or are homosexual entertainers, singers, inventors or even composers.

Famous British gay people include author and comedian Stephen Fry and English lesbian actress Saffron Burrows. You can sort this list by column, including name, birth year, and birthplace. You can also use this list of notable gay Brits to start your own people list. Looking for more lists about homosexuals? Check out Ranker's list of notable gay writers and famous gay Scots.

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
David Bowie age 70 David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Stephen Fry age 59 Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months ...more

Saffron Burrows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Saffron Burrows age 43 Saffron Domini Burrows is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father, Circle of Friends, Wing Commander, Deep Blue Sea, Gangster No. 1, Enigma, Troy, Reign ...more

Laurence Olivier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Laurence Olivier Died at 82 (1907-1989) Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also ...more

Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941) Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society ...more

Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Alec Guinness Died at 86 (1914-2000) Sir Alec Guinness, CH CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in ...more

Marianne Faithfull is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Marianne Faithfull age 70 Marianne Evelyn Faithfull is an English singer, songwriter and actress, whose career has spanned six decades. Her early work in pop and rock music in the 1960s was overshadowed by her struggle ...more

Rachel Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Rachel Williams age 49 Rachel Williams is an American model, TV presenter, and landscape designer.

Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Aleister Crowley Died at 72 (1875-1947) Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley was a British occultist, writer and mystic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central ...more

Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Dusty Springfield Died at 60 (1939-1999) Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. ...more

Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Rupert Everett age 57 Rupert James Hector Everett is an English actor and writer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country as an openly ...more

Rosemary West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Rosemary West age 63 Rosemary Pauline "Rose" West is a British serial killer, now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, after being convicted of 10 murders in 1995. Her husband Fred, who committed ...more

Duncan James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Duncan James age 39 Duncan Matthew James Inglis, known as Duncan James, is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He is best known as a member of the boyband Blue from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 ...more

Julie Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Julie Goodyear age 75 Julie Goodyear, MBE is an English television actress and media personality. She is known for playing pub landlady Bet Lynch on British soap opera Coronation Street. Goodyear first appeared as ...more

Liz Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Liz Smith age 95 Betty Gleadle, MBE, known by the stage name Liz Smith, is a retired English character actress, best known for her roles as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared, Bette and Aunt Belle in ...more

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Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Alan Bates Died at 69 (1934-2003) Sir Alan Arthur Bates, KBE was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's ...more

Amanda Barrie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Amanda Barrie age 81 Amanda Barrie is an English actress.

Marina Baker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Marina Baker age 49 Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1987.

Richard Fairbrass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Richard Fairbrass age 63 Richard Peter John Fairbrass is an English singer, bassist and TV presenter, best known as lead singer of the pop group Right Said Fred, which spawned a huge hit in the 1990s with the single ...more

Angela Bowie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Angela Bowie age 67 Mary Angela "Angie" Bowie is an American cover girl, model, actress and musician. She was married to English musician David Bowie until their divorce in 1980; the couple had one child, ...more

Denholm Elliott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Denholm Elliott Died at 70 (1922-1992) Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE was an English film, television and theatre actor with more than 120 film and television credits. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In the ...more

Dave Davies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Dave Davies age 70 David Russell Gordon "Dave" Davies is an English musician, a multi-instrumentalist best known for his role as lead guitarist and vocalist for the English rock band the Kinks, which ...more

Michael Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Michael Redgrave Died at 77 (1908-1985) Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.

Amanda Donohoe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Amanda Donohoe age 54 Amanda Donohoe is an English film and television actress. She is known for her 1980s relationship with popstar Adam Ant and her later work on television – including L.A. Law and Emmerdale – and ...more

Simon Hughes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Simon Hughes age 65 Simon Henry Ward Hughes, PC MP is a British politician, was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2014, and since 2013 has been Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice. He has ...more

Pam St. Clement is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Pam St. Clement age 74 Pam St. Clement is a British actress, best known for playing Pat Butcher in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from 1986 until 2012, therefore becoming one of the programme's longest-serving cast ...more

Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Tony Richardson Died at 63 (1928-1991) Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson was an English theatre and film director and producer whose career spanned five decades. In 1964 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film ...more

Ione Skye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Ione Skye age 46 Ione Skye Lee is a British-American actress who became a teen idol after the 1989 movie Say Anything.... In 2006, VH1 placed her at number 84 on its "100 Greatest Teen Stars" list.

Rupert Brooke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Rupert Brooke Died at 28 (1887-1915) Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good ...more

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Brett Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Brett Anderson age 49 Brett Lewis Anderson is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede. After Suede disbanded in 2003, he briefly fronted The Tears, and has released four solo ...more

Simon Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Simon Collins age 40 Simon Collins is a Canadian musician, drummer and lead vocalist of the progressive rock band, Sound of Contact. Collins is the son of English drummer and singer Phil Collins and Collins' first ...more

Ron Davies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Ron Davies age 69 Ronald Davies, PC, is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging ...more

Daphne du Maurier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Daphne du Maurier Died at 82 (1907-1989) Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories ...more

Harold Nicolson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Harold Nicolson Died at 82 (1886-1968) Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO CMG was an English diplomat, author, diarist and politician. He was the husband of writer Vita Sackville-West.

Bruce Chatwin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Bruce Chatwin Died at 49 (1940-1989) Charles Bruce Chatwin was an English writer whose best known works are In Patagonia and The Songlines. Although he was often referred to as a travel writer, a term he eschewed, Chatwin was also ...more

Constantine P. Cavafy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Constantine P. Cavafy Died at 70 (1863-1933) Constantine P. Cavafy was an ethnic Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. ...more

Aphra Behn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Aphra Behn Died at 49 (1640-1689) Aphra Behn [Aphara] was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke ...more

Lord Alfred Douglas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Lord Alfred Douglas Died at 75 (1870-1945) Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, was an English author, poet and translator, better known as the friend and lover of writer Oscar Wilde. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, ...more

Tom Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Tom Robinson age 66 Tom Robinson is a British singer-songwriter, bassist and radio presenter, best known for the hits "Glad to Be Gay", "2-4-6-8 Motorway", and "Don't Take No for an ...more

Billie Myers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Billie Myers age 44 Billie Myers is an English rock singer-songwriter. She is known principally for her 1998 transatlantic, Desmond Child penned hit, "Kiss the Rain".

Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu age 90 Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu is a British Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as well as for a ...more

Deborah Dyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Deborah Dyer age 49 Deborah Anne Dyer, known by the stage name Skin, is an English singer and occasional model. As Deborah Dyer, Skin studied Interior Design at Teesside University in Middlesbrough and they later ...more

Alan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Alan Freeman Died at 79 (1927-2006) Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, MBE was an Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality in the United Kingdom for 40 years.

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Patience Agbabi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Patience Agbabi age 50 Patience Agbabi is a British poet and performer with a particular emphasis on the spoken word. Although her poetry is hard-hitting in addressing contemporary themes, her work often makes use of ...more

Brigid Brophy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Brigid Brophy Died at 66 (1929-1995) Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey was a British novelist, critic and campaigner for social reforms, including the rights of authors and animal rights. Among her novels was Hackenfeller's Ape; ...more

Sylvia Townsend Warner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Sylvia Townsend Warner Died at 85 (1893-1978) Sylvia Townsend Warner was an English novelist and poet.

Beatrice Hastings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Beatrice Hastings Died at 64 (1879-1943) Beatrice Hastings was the pen name of Emily Alice Haigh an English writer, poet and literary critic. Much of her work was published in The New Age under a variety of pseudonyms, and she lived ...more

Sybille Bedford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Sybille Bedford Died at 95 (1911-2006) Sybille Bedford, OBE was a German-born English writer. Many of her works are partly autobiographical. Julia Neuberger proclaimed her "the finest woman writer of the 20th century" while ...more

Dora Carrington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Dora Carrington Died at 39 (1893-1932) Dora de Houghton Carrington, known generally as Carrington, was a British painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially ...more

Nerina Shute is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Nerina Shute Died at 96 (1908-2004) Nerina Shute was an English writer and journalist, described by the Sunday Times as "the amazingly colourful, brilliant and bisexual film critic".