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List of notable or famous screenwriters from England, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in England and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from England is included when available.

People include everything from John Lennon to Simon Cowell.

This historic screenwriters from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from England?" These prominent screenwriters of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English screenwriters.

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from England
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James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Actor, Author, + more

Credits: House M.D., Tomorrowland, Stuart Little, Monsters vs. Aliens

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#53 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#11 on The Best Living English Actors

#17 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from England
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Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality TV celebrity, music and television producer and talent scout. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He owns the television ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, A&R executive, Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: American Idol, Scary Movie 3, The X Factor, The X Factor

Also Ranked

#60 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#42 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#5 on New American Idol Judge Picks

#2 on The Best Reality Show Judges

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from England
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John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, Children of Men

Also Ranked

#29 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#6 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#10 on The Best Singers of All Time

#58 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from England
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

Also Ranked

#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#44 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#23 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#49 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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