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Ever thought about how many famous people named Basil are out there? This list of celebrities named Basil will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Basils below include actors named Basil and athletes named Basil, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Basil who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Basils below include Basil Rajapaksa, Basil Rathbone, and Basil Dearden.

Basil Rajapaksa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Rajapaksa Basil Rohana Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician and member of parliament for the Gampaha District. He was the previous National organizer of Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Former Cabinet Minister ...more

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Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Rathbone Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the UK as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily ...more

Basil Dearden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Dearden Basil Dearden was an English film director.

Basil Poledouris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Poledouris Basil Poledouris was a Greek-American music composer who concentrated on the scores for films and television shows. Poledouris won the Emmy Award for Best Musical Score for work on part four of ...more

Basil Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Hoskins Basil William Hoskins was an English actor. Hoskins, a native of Edmonton, London was educated at the Edmonton County School. The popular British actor who also had a distinguished career on the ...more

Basil Bunting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Bunting Basil Cheesman Bunting was a significant British modernist poet whose reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966. He had a lifelong interest in music that led him to ...more

Basil Radford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Radford Arthur Basil Radford was an English character actor who featured in many British films of the 1930s and 1940s. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his first stage appearance ...more

Basil Banghart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Banghart Basil "The Owl" Banghart was an American criminal, burglar and prison escape artist. Although a successful "stickup artist" during the 1920s and early 1930s, he is best ...more

Basil Copper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Copper Basil Frederick Albert Copper was an English writer and former journalist and newspaper editor. He became a full-time writer in 1970. In addition to horror and detective fiction, Copper was ...more

Basil Sydney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Sydney Basil Sydney was an English actor who made over fifty screen appearances, most memorably as Claudius in Laurence Olivier's 1948 film of Hamlet. He also appeared in classic films like Treasure ...more

Basil Dean is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Dean Basil Herbert Dean CBE was an English actor, writer, film producer/film director and theatrical producer/director. Born in Croydon, Surrey, Dean started his career in showbusiness in London as a ...more

Basil Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Hoffman Basil Harry Hoffman is an American actor. He has had a film and TV career spanning five decades mostly in supporting roles. He has starred in films with many award-winning directors, including ...more

Basil Dignam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Dignam Basil Dignam was an English character actor. Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1951 and 1975. He often appeared as an ...more

Basil Ruysdael is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Ruysdael Basil Ruysdael was an American film actor and opera singer.

Basil Heatley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Heatley Benjamin Basil Heatley is a British former athlete, who mainly competed in the marathon. On 13 July 1964 Heatley broke the world record for the marathon at the Polytechnic Marathon in England, ...more

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Basil Henriques is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Henriques Sir Basil Lucas Quixano Henriques was a Jewish philanthropist of Portuguese origins, concentrating his work in the East End of London during the first half of the 20th century. From a prominent ...more

Basil D'Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil D'Oliveira Basil Lewis D'Oliveira CBE, known affectionately around the world as "Dolly", was a South African cricketer who played for England. D'Oliveira was classified as 'coloured' under the ...more

Basil McRae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil McRae Basil Paul McRae is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and the general manager and alternate governor of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.

Basil Hirschowitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Hirschowitz Basil Isaac Hirschowitz was an academic gastroenterologist from the University of Alabama at Birmingham best known in the field for having invented an improved optical Fiber which allowed the ...more

Basil Wallace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Wallace Basil Wallace is an actor.

Basil of Caesarea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil of Caesarea Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great, was the Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor. He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and ...more

Basil Clarke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Clarke Basil Frederick Clarke was an Indian-born English cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he played county cricket for Gloucestershire and Leicestershire and also played twice for the Egypt national ...more

Basil Spence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Spence Sir Basil Urwin Spence, OM, OBE, RA was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with Coventry Cathedral in England and the Beehive in New Zealand, but also responsible for numerous other ...more

Basil King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil King William Benjamin Basil King was a Canadian-born clergyman who became a writer after retiring from the clergy. His novels and non-fiction were spiritually oriented.

Basil the Copper Hand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil the Copper Hand Basil the Copper Hand was a Byzantine rebel leader active in Bithynia in the 920s and early 930s.

Basil Schonland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Schonland Sir Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland OMG CBE FRS was noted for his research on lightning, his involvement in the development of radar during World War II and for being the first president of ...more

Basil I is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil I Basil I, called the Macedonian was a Byzantine Emperor who reigned from 867 to 886. Born a simple peasant in the Byzantine theme of Macedonia, he rose in the Imperial court, and usurped the ...more

Basil Dickey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Dickey Basil Dickey was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 147 films between 1916 and 1958. He was born in Illinois and died in Long Beach, California. His brother was playwright and screenwriter ...more

Basil Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Wright Basil Wright, was a documentary filmmaker, film historian, film critic and teacher.

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Basil the Physician is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil the Physician Basil the Physician was the Bogomil leader condemned as a heretic by Patriarch Nicholas III of Constantinople and burned at the stake by Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus. Basil first came to ...more

Basil Wrangell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Wrangell Basil Wrangell was a film and television editor and film director.

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, was an American classical scholar.

Basil O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil O'Connor Basil O'Connor was an American lawyer. In co-operation with US-President Franklin D. Roosevelt he started two foundations for the rehabilitation of polio patients and the research on polio ...more

Basil Gorgis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Gorgis Basil Gewargis Hanna or Basil Korkis is a former Iraqi Assyrian international football player. Despite having a short career, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time in Iraq, ...more

Basil Kelly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Kelly Sir John William Basil Kelly, QC, PC, PC was a Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician.

Basil W. Duke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil W. Duke Basil Wilson Duke was a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War. His most noted service in the war was as second-in-command for his brother-in-law John Hunt Morgan; Duke would ...more

Basil Davidson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Davidson Basil Risbridger Davidson MC was a British historian, writer and Africanist, particularly knowledgeable on the subject of Portuguese Africa prior to the 1974 Carnation Revolution. He wrote ...more

Basil Paterson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Paterson Basil Alexander Paterson, a labor lawyer, was a longtime political leader in New York and Harlem and the father of the 55th Governor of New York, David Paterson. His mother was Jamaican, and his ...more

Basil McIvor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil McIvor William Basil McIvor OBE PC was an Ulster Unionist politician, barrister and pioneer of integrated education.

Basil Harwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Harwood Basil Harwood was an English organist and composer.

Basil Henson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Henson Basil Henson was a British actor. Henson had a lengthy career on stage and television. His stage performances included a number of parts in Shakespeare productions, including once opposite ...more

Basil S. Yamey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil S. Yamey Basil S. Yamey, CBE is a South African economist. He was born in Cape Town in South Africa, and educated at the University of Cape Town. For many years he was a Professor at the London School of ...more

Basil Hetzel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Hetzel Basil Stuart Hetzel, AC is an Australian medical researcher who has made a major contribution to combating iodine deficiency, a major cause of goitre and cretinism worldwide.

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Basil Zempilas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Zempilas Basil Zempilas is an Australian radio and television presenter based in Perth, Western Australia. He is the senior sport presenter on Seven News, Perth. and since January 2014 co-hosts Perth ...more

Basil Clarke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Clarke Basil Clarke was an actor.

Basil Liddell Hart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Liddell Hart Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart, commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and military theorist. He is often credited ...more

Basil Moss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Moss Basil Moss is an actor.

Basil Lee Whitener is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Lee Whitener Basil Lee Whitener was a Democratic U.S. Representative from North Carolina between 1957 and 1968. Whitener was born in York County, South Carolina on May 14, 1915, and was educated in the ...more

Basil Kirchin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil Kirchin Basil Kirchin was an English drummer and composer. His career spanned from playing drums in his father's big band at the age of 13, through scoring films, to electronic music featuring tape ...more

Basil James is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Basil
Basil James Basil B. James was an American jockey.