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* 1888 – Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright ( d. 1965 )
A secret British society called the " Order of Chaeronea " campaigned for the legalisation of homosexuality, and counted playwright Oscar Wilde among its members in the last decades of the 19th century.
* 1896 – Arnold Ridley, British playwright and actor ( d. 1984 )
* 1886 – Ben Travers, British playwright ( d. 1980 )
* Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ( 1973 ), a play by the British playwright Christopher Bond.
** Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter ( b. 1908 )
* May 14 – Denis Cannan, British dramatist, playwright and scriptwriter
* January 9 – Bill Naughton, British playwright ( b. 1910 )
* September 6 – Guy Bolton, British playwright ( b. 1884 )
* November 18 – W. S. Gilbert, British playwright and librettist best known for his collaborations with Arthur Sullivan ( d. 1911 )
* " Chicken Soup with Barley " is a 1956 play by British playwright Arnold Wesker.
* Peter Coke ( 1913 – 2008 ), a British actor, playwright and artist
British playwright Howard Barker has argued strenuously for the rebirth of tragedy in the contemporary theatre, most notably in his volume Arguments for a Theatre.
* Christopher Hampton — British playwright
* Chloe Moss ( 1976 -), British playwright
Alan Bennett ( born 9 May 1934 ) is a British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
* Wolf Mankowitz, British playwright and screenwriter
Fanon appears as a character in British playwright Caryl Churchill's The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution.
* Sheila Dewey, British playwright
* Lucy Kirkwood ( b. 1984 ), British playwright
Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell.
* William Douglas-Home ( 1912 – 1992 ), British playwright
George Linnaeus Banks ( 2 March 1821 – 3 May 1881 ), husband of author Isabella Banks, was a British journalist, editor, poet, playwright, amateur actor, orator, and Methodist.
Roderick " Rory " Keith Ogilvy Bremner, FKC ( born 6 April 1961 ) is a Scottish impressionist, playwright and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of prominent British politicians.

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Northern ( and British ) readers recoiled in anger at the horrors of slavery through the novel and play Uncle Tom ’ s Cabin ( 1852 ) by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe.
In March 2005, the British network Sky TV reported that Tom Hanks was planning to produce a biopic on the life of Bill Haley, with production tentatively scheduled to begin in 2006.
* Tom MacKay Creek Cone, a subglacial mound in northwestern British Columbia, Canada
The family's chauffeur, Tom Branson, is an Irish republican and socialist whose cousin was killed by British soldiers during the Easter Rising under the suspicion that he was " probably a rebel.
Other contemporary British film directors include Paul W. S. Anderson, Andrea Arnold, Richard Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Danny Boyle, Terence Davies, Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Tom Hooper, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Sam Mendes, Alan Parker, Sally Potter, Lynne Ramsay, Guy Ritchie, Michael Winterbottom, Edgar Wright, Joe Wright and Matthew Vaughn.
Well-known currently active British actors and actresses include: Gemma Arterton, Rowan Atkinson, Christian Bale, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kate Beckinsale, Paul Bettany, Orlando Bloom, Emily Blunt, Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Keira Knightley, Hugh Laurie, Jude Law, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Thandie Newton, Bill Nighy, Gary Oldman, Clive Owen, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Alan Rickman, Tim Roth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jason Statham, Patrick Stewart, Alex Pettyfer, Gerard Butler, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Rachel Weisz, Kate Winslet, Tom Hiddleston, Ray Winstone and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
* 1964 – Paul Hanley, British musician ( The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers )
In Munster, the IRA carried out a significant number of successful actions against British troops, for instance the ambushing and killing of 17 of 18 Auxiliaries by Tom Barry's column at Kilmicheal in West Cork in November 1920, or Liam Lynch's men killing 13 British soldiers near Millstreet early in the next year.
* 1911 – Tom Delaney, British racing driver ( d. 2006 )
With writer Tom Pocock he was among the first British civilians to witness the horrors of the Nazi concentration camp at Belsen, where the remaining prisoners, too sick to be moved, were dying before his very eyes.
* 2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
* 1941 – Tom Conti, British actor
Support for Peary came again in 2005, however, when British explorer Tom Avery and four companions recreated the outward portion of Peary's journey with replica wooden sleds and Canadian Eskimo Dog teams, reaching the North Pole in 36 days, 22 hours – nearly five hours faster than Peary.
* Out ( miniseries ), a 1978 British television crime drama starring Tom Bell
* 1939 – Tom O ' Connor, British comedian
In January 2012, British MP Tom Watson discovered that a public relations firm Portland Communications, hired by Stella Artois had been removing this fact from Wikipedia.
British weekly magazine Punch ( magazine ) | Punch August 1891 article disparaging British physician Sir Morell Mackenzie efforts to assert England as the originating country of the Tom Collins cocktail.
In August 1891, British physician Sir Morell Mackenzie wrote an article in the 19th century influential magazines Fortnightly Review to establish England as the originating country for the Tom Collins cocktail and a person named John Collins as its creator.
* March 5 – Tom Pryce, British Formula race car driver ( b. 1949 )
* November 28 – Kilmichael Ambush: The Third Cork Brigade Flying Column under Tom Barry successfully ambushes 2 lorries of British soldiers at Kilmichael, County Cork,
* June 24 – First published review of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, in a British magazine ; the book's first edition had appeared earlier in June in England.
** The British postal workers ' strike, led by UPW General Secretary Tom Jackson, ends after 47 days.

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