Celebrities Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom

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Famous homosexuals from the United Kingdom are listed here for your informational use. The members of the LGBT community of Britain include the British homosexuals listed here. Famous British gay people include author and comedian Stephen Fry and 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.

Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 45 (1946-1991) - Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more

Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 78 - Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

George Michael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 54 - Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more

Samantha Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 51 - Samantha Karen "Sam" Fox is an English dance-pop singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as ...more

Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 60 - 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

Boy George is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 56 - Boy George is a British singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, ...more

Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 42 (1912-1954) - Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He ...more

Alan Carr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 41 - Alan Graham Carr is an English comedian and television personality. He was born in Weymouth, Dorset and spent most of his childhood in Northampton before moving to Manchester in his early 20s ...more

Julian Clary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 58 - Julian Peter McDonald Clary is an English comedian and novelist. Openly gay, Clary began appearing on television in the mid 1980s and became known for his deliberately stereotypical camp style. ...more

Will Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 39 - William Robert "Will" Young is a British singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him ...more

Dale Winton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 62 - Dale Jonathan Winton is an English radio DJ and television presenter, best known for presenting the shows including Dale's Supermarket Sweep from 1993 until 2000 and again in 2007, the National ...more

Dennis Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 72 - Dennis Andrew Nilsen is a British serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer, who committed the murders of a minimum of 12 young men in a ...more

Marc Almond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 60 - Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a ...more

Graham Chapman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 48 (1941-1989) - Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.

Paul O'Grady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 62 - Paul James Michael O'Grady, MBE is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc-jockey. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom for his comedic drag queen ...more

Kenneth Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 62 (1926-1988) - Kenneth Charles Williams was an English comic actor and comedian of Welsh parentage. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in numerous British television ...more

Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 58 - 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

Sue Perkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 48 - Susan Elizabeth "Sue" Perkins is an English comedienne, broadcaster, actress and writer, born in East Dulwich, London, England. Originally coming to prominence through her comedy ...more

Russell Tovey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 36 - Russell George Tovey is an English actor with numerous television, film and stage credits. Tovey is best known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being ...more

Michael Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 65 - Michael Ciaran Parker, better known by his stage name Michael Barrymore, is an English comedian and television presenter of game shows and light entertainment programmes on British television in ...more

Matt Lucas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 44 - Matthew Richard "Matt" Lucas is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain as well as for ...more

Frankie Howerd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 75 (1917-1992) - Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE was an English comedian and comic actor whose six-decade career was described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks,

Kenny Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 51 (1944-1995) - Maurice James Christopher Cole, known professionally as Kenny Everett, was a British comedian, radio DJ and television entertainer. Everett is best known for his career as a radio DJ and for The ...more

Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 63 (1899-1962) - Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 63 (1883-1946) - John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA, was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and informed the economic ...more

John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 96 (1904-2000) - Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH, was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who ...more

Derren Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 47 - Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British ...more

Michael Cashman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 67 - Michael Maurice Cashman, Baron Cashman CBE is a British former actor, now a Labour politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands constituency from 1999 until he ...more

Jeremy Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 52 - Jeremy Sheffield is an English actor and former professional ballet dancer. He is most noted for his roles in Holby City and Murder in Suburbia on television, as well as in the films Creep and ...more

Christopher Biggins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 69 - Christopher Kenneth Biggins, often referred to as simply Biggins, is a British actor and television presenter.

Nigel Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 72 (1929-2001) - Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, CBE was an English actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet ...more

John Inman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 72 (1935-2007) - Frederick John Inman was an English actor and singer best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom in the 1970s and 1980s. Inman was also well known in the ...more

Peter Tatchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 66 - Peter Gary Tatchell is an Australian-born British political campaigner best known for his work with LGBT social movements. Tatchell was selected as Labour Party Parliamentary candidate for ...more

Samantha Ronson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 40 - Samantha Judith Ronson is an English singer-songwriter and DJ who lives in Santa Monica, California.

Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 37 (1961-1998) - Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu was an English footballer who played for a variety of clubs between 1978 and 1997. He was known by his early clubs to be gay, and came out to the press ...more

E. M. Forster is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 91 (1879-1970) - Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and ...more

Simon Callow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 68 - Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

Dirk Bogarde is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 78 (1921-1999) - Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in such films as Doctor in the House and other Rank Organisation pictures, Bogarde later acted in art-house ...more

Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 66 - Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer-songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. He is considered ...more

Scott Mills is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 44 - Scott Robert Mills is a British radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting his show on BBC Radio 1. As of the 2011 Contest, Mills commentated for the ...more

Noël Coward is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 74 (1899-1973) - Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a ...more

Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 65 - Clive Barker is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short ...more

Neil Tennant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 63 - Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer and songwriter, who, with band mate Chris Lowe, makes up the electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys. He worked for the magazine Smash Hits before ...more

Simon Amstell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 38 - Simon Marc Amstell is an English comedian, television presenter, screenwriter and actor, best known for his roles as former co-host of Popworld, former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and ...more

Andrew Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 54 - Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an ...more

James Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 49 - James Dreyfus is an English actor.

Holly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 58 - Holly Johnson is an English artist, musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who achieved huge commercial success in the mid-1980s. Prior to that, in ...more

Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 91 (1908-1999) - Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and ...more

Paul Gambaccini is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
age 69 - Paul Matthew Gambaccini is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom. He has dual United States and British nationality, having become a British citizen ...more

Richard Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Homosexuals from United Kingdom
Dec. at 86 (1626-1712) - Robert Cromwell is the son of Oliver Cromwell.