Screenwriters Famous Screenwriters from England

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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, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster in the 1980s and 1990s. From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

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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 production and music publishing house Syco. As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

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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 Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Working Class Hero". After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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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 British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

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