Category Search - British peer (Noble family; not royalty; also lifetime peer or peers)

(18 found)

Richard Attenborough
actor, director, producer, knighted, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Samuel Attenborough
Also Known As:
Lord Richard Attenborough
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 5 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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father of
husband of
Sheila Sim, until he died.
Younger than Sheila Sim by 1 year.

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Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street (1994), The Great Escape, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Doctor Doolittle, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), The L-Shaped Room, Gandhi, A Chorus Line, Cry Freedom, Seance on a Wet Afternoon. Original cast of play The Mousetrap. Appointed a CBE in 1967, knighted in 1976 and created a life peer in 1993.

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Lord Byron
poet, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
6th Baron Byron George Gordon Byron
Also Known As:
Byron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Wrote poem Childe Harold.

Sebastian Coe
track, politician, model, business, knighted, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Sebastian Newbold Coe
Also Known As:
Seb Coe
Baron Coe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of four Olympic medals in 1980 and 1984. Chairman of efforts for 2012 London Olympics. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1982 and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1990. He was created a life peer in 2000 as Baron Coe, of Ranmore in the County of Surrey. Appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2006 New Year Honours List for services to sport. Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party from 1992-97 for Falmouth and Camborne.

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Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Jane Spencer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Relationships:

granddaughter of
aunt of
great granddaughter of
older sister of
Older than Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer by 7 years.
granddaughter of
older sister of
Older than Diana, Princess of Wales by 4 years.
first cousin once removed of
aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Lady Sarah McCorquodale by 1 year.
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of

Brief Facts:

Title Baroness came when husband became a life peer Baron.

Christopher Guest
actor, writer, producer, director, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Haden-Guest
Also Known As:
Lord Haden-Guest
Fifth Baron Haden-Guest of Saling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Jamie Lee Curtis by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies A Few Good Men, A Mighty Wind, The Princess Bride.

P.D. James
writer, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Phyllis Dorothy James
Also Known As:
PD James
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

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Crime novel author. Books The Children of Men, The Murder Room, Death Comes to Pemberley. Awarded an OBE in 1983, and made a life peer in 1991.

John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Edward John Spencer
Also Known As:
Viscount Althorp
Nickname(s):
Johnnie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Invested as a member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1954.

Andrew Lloyd Webber
composer, producer, knighted, British peer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Also Known As:
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composer of musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Evita. Songs Memories, The Music of the Night, I Don't Know How to Love Him, Don't Cry for Me Argentina. Knighted 1992 and made a life peer as Baron Lloyd-Webber, of Sydmonton.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater26 February 1993

Lady Sarah McCorquodale
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer
Also Known As:
Lady Sarah Spencer
The Lady Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer
The Honourable Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia Spencer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

granddaughter of
aunt of
great granddaughter of
older sister of
Older than Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer by 9 years.
granddaughter of
older sister of
Older than Diana, Princess of Wales by 6 years.
daughter of
older sister of
Older than Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes by 1 year.
daughter of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of

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Older sister of Diana, Princess of Wales. Served a one-year term as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 2009.

Laurence Olivier
actor, producer, director, writer, knighted, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Laurence Kerr Olivier
Also Known As:
Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton
Nickname(s):
Larry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Joan Plowright, until he died.
Older than Joan Plowright by 22 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Vivien Leigh by 6 years.

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Famed for Shakespeare roles. Academy award for movie Hamlet. Knighted and made a life peer.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6319 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Brian Rix
actor, activist, knighted, writer, radio, politician, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Norman Roger Rix
Also Known As:
Brian Rix, Baron Rix
Lord Rix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1977 Birthday Honours. Knighted June 1986 for his services to charity. 27 January 1992, created a life peer, as Baron Rix, of Whitehall. Theatre actor, play Don't Just Lie There, Say Something.

Frances Shand Kydd
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Ruth Burke Roche
Also Known As:
Frances Althorp
Frances, Viscountess Althorp
The Honourable Frances Roche
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Estranged from Diana. Divorced Diana's father, remarried.

Sheila Sim
actor, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Sheila Beryl Grant Sim
Also Known As:
Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, Lady Attenborough
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Richard Attenborough, until his earlier death.
Older than Richard Attenborough by 1 year.

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Original cast of play The Mousetrap. Movies A Canterbury Tale, The Guinea Pig, West of Zanzibar.

Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward John Spencer
Also Known As:
Viscount Althorp
Lord Spencer
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great great grandfather of
son of
grandfather of
husband of
Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer, until her earlier death.
Older than Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer by 5 years.
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of

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Art connoisseur, active in local politics.

Charles Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer
British peer, politician, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Spencer
Also Known As:
The Honourable Charles Spencer
Viscount Althorp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 34 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
great great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great great great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great great great grandfather of

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Groom in Waiting to Queen Victoria. KG, GCVO, VD, PC.

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
writer, news, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Maurice Spencer
Also Known As:
Charles Spencer
9th Earl Spencer
9th Viscount Althorp
9th Viscount Spencer of Althorp
9th Baron Spencer of Althorp
4th Viscount Althorp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

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Broadcast journalist. Gave eulogy at his sister's funeral.

Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer
British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Cynthia Ellinor Beatrix Hamilton
Also Known As:
Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Spencer, Countess Spencer
Lady Cynthia Hamilton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer by 5 years.
great great grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
mother of
great grandmother of
grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of
great grandmother of
great great grandmother of

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Appointed a Lady of the Bedchamber.

Margaret Thatcher
politician, British peer

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Hilda Roberts
Also Known As:
Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Baroness Thatcher
Nickname(s):
Iron Lady
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. First female to hold the position. Member of Parliament 1959-1970. Education Secretary 1970-1974. Prime Minister 1979-1990.

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