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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Diana, Princess of Wales (1961–1997) – Princess of Wales 16803
2 Naomi Watts (1968–) – Academy Award nominated actress 13954
3 Charles Dickens (1812–1870) – foremost English novelist of the Victorian era 13671
4 Gemma Arterton (1986–) – actress 13047
5 Anne Boleyn (c. 1501–1536) – wife of King Henry VIII 11842
6 Mick Jagger (1943–) – singer and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones 11513
7 Kelly Brook (1979–) – model, actress and TV presenter 11011
8 Thomas Paine (1737–1809) – revolutionary 9007
9 Keith Richards (1943–) – guitarist and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones 7771
10 Orlando Bloom (1977–) – actor in the films The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean 7531
11 H. G. Wells (1866-1946) - writer 7144
12 Sid Vicious (1957–1979) – bassist for the band The Sex Pistols 6581
13 Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400) – diplomat and author of The Canterbury Tales 6269
14 Kate Bush (1958-) - pop musician 4779
15 Anne, Princess Royal (1950 –) – Princess Royal 3928
16 Joss Stone (1987–) – BRIT and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter 3890
17 Bob Geldof (1951–) – political activist, and singer and songwriter for the band The Boomtown Rats 3777
18 Thomas Becket (c. 1118–1170) – saint and Archbishop of Canterbury 3471
19 Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) – novelist 3433
20 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852) – field marshal and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 3366
21 Paul O'Grady (1955- ) – TV presenter and creator of comic drag character Lily Savage. 3349
22 Peter Frampton (1950-)- Musician,most famous for Frampton Comes Alive! 3310
23 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738–1805) – British general in the American War of Independence 3072
24 Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593) – dramatist, poet and translator 2970
25 J. M. W. Turner (c. 1775–1851) – landscape painter 2754
26 David Starkey (1945–) – historian and TV presenter 2378
27 W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) – playwright and novelist 2248
28 Tom Baker (1934–) – actor in TV's Doctor Who and Little Britain 2225
29 Paul Oakenfold (1963–) – record producer and DJ 2162
30 Shane MacGowan (1957–) – singer and songwriter for the band The Pogues 2035
31 William Harvey (1578–1657) – anatomist 1995
32 Tracey Emin (1963–) – Royal Academy artist 1982
33 Peter Cushing (1913–1994) – film actor of the Hammer Films, Star Wars and Dr. Who and the Daleks 1816
34 Michael Crawford (1942–) – Tony Award winning comedy, film and musical actor 1735
35 Mackenzie Crook (1971–) – actor in TV's The Office 1702
36 Daniel Tammet (1979–) – autistic savant and record pi reciter 1686
37 Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967) – war poet 1662
38 Bill Wyman (1936–) – bassist for the band The Rolling Stones 1601
39 Edward Heath (1916–2005) – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1468
40 Justin Chancellor (1971–) – bass player for the rockband Tool 1299
41 Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1692–1781) – landowner in Virginia 1290
42 James Wolfe (1727–1759) – military officer who defeated the French and established British rule in Canada 1245
43 Alice Liddell (1852–1934) – inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1198
44 Frederick Forsyth (1938–) – author of thiller novels such as The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File 1175
45 Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister (1827–1912) – surgeon and President of the Royal Society 1064
46 Hattie Jacques (1924–1980) – comedy actress of the Carry On films and TV's Sykes 1040
47 Lee Ryan (1983–) – member of the boy band Blue 1019
48 Kelly Holmes (1970–) – 800 metres and 1500 metres Olympic gold medalist 1004
49 Declan Galbraith (1991–) – singer 998
50 Peter Blake (artist) (1932–) – pop artist, designer of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve 954
51 Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) – mathematician and philosopher 942
52 Tony Hayward (1957-) - CEO of BP Group (2007-) 919
53 Mary Quant (1934–) – fashion designer and inventor of the miniskirt and hot pants 892
54 Robert Fisk (1946–) – journalist 880
55 Philip Sidney (1554–1606) – poet and military general 867
56 Carol McGiffin (1960–) – radio presenter and panellist on TV's Loose Women 866
57 Pete Tong (1960–) – record producer and DJ for BBC Radio 1 853
58 William Caxton (c. 1420–c. 1492) – first person to introduce a printing press into England 840
59 Ian Hislop (1960–) – TV presenter and editor of Private Eye magazine 827
60 Jack Dee (1962–) – TV actor and comedian 788
61 Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845) – prison reformer 785
62 Trevor Howard (1913–1988) – Academy Award nominated film actor 761
63 Jodie Kidd (1978–) – TV presenter and fashion model 752
64 Noel Redding (1945–2003) – bassist for the band The Jimi Hendrix Experience 751
65 Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) - novelist,traveler and gardner 748
66 Kevin Bishop (1980–) – actor in the film Muppet Treasure Island and TV's Grange Hill 747
67 Nitin Sawhney (1964–) – songwriter and record producer 721
68 Matt Morgan (comedian) (1977–) – co-host of Russell Brand's BBC Radio 2 show 717
69 Thomas Wyatt (poet) (1503–1400) – poet and diplomat 715
70 Roger Dean (1944–) – album cover artist 707
71 Aphra Behn (1640–1689) – dramatist and one of the first English professional female writers 703
72 Bill Bruford (1949–) – drummer for the bands Yes and King Crimson 652
73 Simone Weil (1909–1943) – French philosopher and mystic 640
74 William Adams (sailor) (1564–1620) – trader and first British navigator to reach Japan 588
75 William Hazlitt (1778–1830) – essayist and literary critic 575
76 E. Nesbit (1858–1924) – children's author and poet 571
77 Brenda Blethyn (1946–) – Academy Award nominated actress 553
78 M. R. James (1862–1936) – mediaeval scholar and author 549
79 David Bull (1969–) – doctor and guest on TV's Most Haunted Live, The Wright Stuff and Watchdog 513
80 Billy Childish (1959–) – singer, guitarist, artist and poet 485
81 Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) – art historian and TV presenter 466
82 Sydney Greenstreet (1875–1954) – actor in films such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon 461
83 Mark Rylance (1960–) – theatre actor 454
84 Bruce Robinson (1946–) – BAFTA award winning screenwriter 427
85 Fiona Phillips (1961–) – presenter of TV's GMTV 425
86 Kevin Ayers (1944–) – singer and bassist for the band Soft Machine 406
87 Judge Dread (1945–1998) – reggae and ska artist 404
88 Victor McLaglen (1886–1956) – 1935 Academy Award winner for Best Actor 393
89 Rod Hull (1935–1999) – TV entertainer, known for his puppet Emu 379
90 Michael Powell (director) (1905–1990) – film director 379
91 Walter Tull (1888–1918) – UK's second black professional footballer & first black infantry officer 373
92 Michael Bentine (1922–1996) – comedian and member of the Goons 372
93 Matthew Holness (c. 1968–) – comedy writer and actor in TV's Garth Marenghi's Darkplace 369
94 Frank Auerbach (1931–) – painter 366
95 Andy Townsend (1963–) – TV presenter, and footballer for Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland 350
96 John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (1922–1943) – Air Force pilot and poet 347
97 Rik Waller (1980–) – singer and contestant on TV's Pop Idol 343
98 John Wallis (1616–1703) – mathematician given partial credit for the development of modern calculus 343
99 Thomas Bayes (c. 1702–1761) – mathematician and formulator of Bayes' theorem 332
100 Harry Andrews (1911–1989) – actor in films such as Superman and Watership Down 329
101 Richard Beeching (1913–1985) – engineer and chairman of British Railways 323
102 Anna Atkins (1799–1871) – botanical photographer 322
103 Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) – author of the Gormenghast books 297
104 Jack Scanlon (1998–) – TV and film actor 280
105 Bob Holness (1928–) – presenter of TV's Blockbusters and Call My Bluff 279
106 Samuel Palmer (1805–1881) – landscape painter 276
107 Dick Taylor (1943–) – bassist for the band The Rolling Stones 275
108 Bob Astles (1924–) – associate of Ugandan presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin 274
109 James McCudden (1895–1918) – recipient of the Victoria Cross 273
110 Tony Hart (1925–2009) – artist and children's TV presenter 272
111 Alistair Appleton (1970–) – presenter of TV's Cash in the Attic and House Doctor 271
112 Nick Brown (1950–) – Labour Member of Parliament 268
113 Alec McCowen (1925–) – Golden Globe nominated film, theatre and TV actor 266
114 Mark Steel (1960–) – socialist comedian and newspaper columnist 252
115 John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852–1925) – World War I field marshal 248
116 Ben Mills (1980–) – singer and contestant on TV's The X Factor 247
117 John Lloyd (writer) (1951–) – comedy writer, and TV producer for Blackadder, Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News 246
118 Freddie Laker (1922–2006) – founder of Laker Airways 240
119 Richard Dadd (1817–1886) – painter 234
120 John Lyly (c. 1553–1606) – writer and originator of the linguistic style Euphuism 234
121 John Redwood (1951–) – Conservative Member of Parliament 229
122 Asha Gill (1972–) – model and TV presenter in Malaysia 229
123 Gary Hume (1962–) – painter 223
124 David Harvey (geographer) (1935–) – Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York 221
125 Frank Muir (1920–1998) – comedy writer and TV presenter 219
126 Diarmaid MacCulloch (1951–) – Professor of 'the History of the Church' at the University of Oxford 219
127 George E. P. Box (1918–2001) – statistician 218
128 David Gower (1957–) – England cricket captain and TV presenter 211
129 Crispian St. Peters (1939–) – pop singer 206
130 Anne Dudley (1956–) – orchestral composer and pop musician 205
131 Zandra Rhodes (1940–) – fashion designer 205
132 Thom Gunn (1929–2004) – Anglo-American poet 203
133 Russell Thorndike (1885–1972) – novelist and actor 201
134 John Gower (c. 1330–1408) – poet 200
135 Gloria Hunniford (1940–) – TV and radio presenter 199
136 William Sealy Gosset (1876–1937) – chemist and statistician 197
137 Jasmine Sinclair (1982–) – bondage model --> 195
138 Ballard Berkeley (1904–1988) – actor noted for his role as Major Gowen in TV's Fawlty Towers 194
139 Shaun Williamson (1964–) – TV presenter and actor in TV's Eastenders 191
140 Christopher Smart (1722–1771) – poet 185
141 Richard Lovelace (1618–1659) – poet and Royalist 185
142 Malcolm Allison (1927–) – footballer for West Ham United and football manager 181
143 Robert Fludd (1574–1637) – physicist and astrologer 178
144 Nicky Crane (1958–1993) – neo-Nazi activist 176
145 Trevor Pinnock (1946–) – conductor and harpsichordist 174
146 Shane Taylor (1973–) – actor in TV's Band of Brothers 172
147 Nicki Chapman (1967–) – TV presenter and judge on TV's Popstars and Pop Idol 169
148 Marcus Bentley (1967–) – narrator of TV's Big Brother 167
149 Oliver Chris (1978–) – actor in TV's Green Wing, The Office and Rescue Me 161
150 Oliver Postgate (1925–) – animator and co-creator of Bagpuss, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine 160
151 Tacita Dean (1965–) – visual artist 160
152 Malcolm Sargent (1895–1967) – leading conductor of choral works 159
153 Herbert Baker (1862–1946) – South Africa architect 159
154 Sarah Sands (1961–) – editor of The Sunday Telegraph newspaper 159
155 Bob Todd (1922–1992) – comedy actor and sidekick of Benny Hill and Spike Milligan 156
156 Arthur Waley (1889–1966) – orientalist and sinologist 155
157 John Edensor Littlewood (1885–1977) – mathematician 154
158 Jilly Goolden (1956–) – wine critic and TV presenter 154
159 Lance Percival (1933) – comedy actor 153
160 Omar Lye-Fook (1968–) – soul singer, songwriter and musician 150
161 Nick Bateman (1967–) – Big Brother contestant, TV presenter and writer 149
162 Henry Edward Manning (1808–1892) – cardinal 141
163 Henry Watson Fowler (1858–1933) – lexicographer 139
164 Reginald Punnett (1875–1967) – geneticist and creator of the Punnett square 137
165 Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst (1100–1134) – one of the earliest known set of conjoined twins 136
166 Guy Fletcher (1960–) – keyboardist for the band Dire Straits 135
167 Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–) – film score and jazz composer 133
168 Joseph McManners (1992–) – musical theatre actor and singer 132
169 Andrew Crofts (footballer) (1984–) – footballer for Gillingham 131
170 Wally Hammond (1903–1965) – cricketer for Gloucestershire and England 130
171 Edith of Wilton (961-984) – saint and illegitimate daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful 130
172 John Aspinall (zoo owner) (1926–2000) – zoo owner 128
173 Robert Bridges (1844–1930) – Poet Laureate 128
174 Paulinus of York (-644) – first Bishop of York 128
175 Ray Dorset (1946–) – guitarist, singer and founder of the skiffle band Mungo Jerry 127
176 David Ford (musician) (1978–) – singer-songwriter 126
177 Barry Davies (1940–) – TV sports commentator 123
178 Martin Ball (1964–) – theatre and TV actor 123
179 E. W. Bullinger (1837–1913) – Anglican clergyman, Biblical scholar, and dispensationalist theologian 122
180 Gary Breen (1973–) – footballer for Coventry City, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland 122
181 John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861) – botanist and geologist 119
182 Tyrone Guthrie (1900–1971) – Tony Award winning theatre director 117
183 Patsy Byrne (1933–) – actress noted for her role as Nursie in TV's Blackadder II 116
184 Gordon Giltrap (1948–) – guitarist and composer 115
185 Lisa Dobriskey (1983–) – Commonwealth Games 1500 metres gold medallist 111
186 Stephen Gray (scientist) (1666–1736) – physicist and astronomer 111
187 Tim Page (1944–) – Vietnam War photo-journalist 108
188 Gary Barden (1955–) – songwriter and guitarist for the band Michael Schenker Group 107
189 Richard Hughes (musician) (1975–) – drummer for the band Keane 106
190 Jay Darlington (1968–) – keyboardist for the band Kula Shaker 106

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