British Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays

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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
age 72
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
Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
age 61
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
age 46
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, Enigma, Troy, Reign Over Me and The ...more
Laurence Olivier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 72
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. During the first two-thirds of ...more
Rachel Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
age 51
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 59
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
age 65
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
age 40
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
age 76
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
age 97
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
Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
Dec. 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
age 80
Amanda Barrie is an English actress.
Marina Baker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
age 51
Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress.
Richard Fairbrass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous British Lesbians & Gay Brits: Notable British Gays
age 65
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
age 69
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
Dec. 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
age 72
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
Dec. 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
age 56
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
age 67
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