William Edward "Bill" Tidy, MBE, is a British cartoonist, writer and television personality, known chiefly for his comic strips. Bill was awarded an MBE in 2000 for "Services to Journalism". He is noted for his charitable work, particularly for the Lord's Taverners, which he has supported for over 30 years.
James Patrick Bulger (born 16 March 1990), a two-year-old child from Kirkby, Merseyside, England, was abducted, tortured and murdered in 1993. The perpetrators were two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables, (born 13 August 1982). Bulger disappeared on 12 February 1993 from the New Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, while accompanying his mother, and his mutilated body was found on a railway line in nearby Walton on 14 February.
Lynda La Plante, CBE (born Lynda J. Titchmarsh on 15 March 1943) is an English author, screenwriter and former actress, best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series. La Plante's father was a salesman in Liverpool. She attended RADA and began her career as an actress, mainly on television. As Lynda Marchal, she appeared in several popular series including Z-Cars, The Sweeney, The Professionals and Bergerac.
Peter Henry Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, PC, QC (born 5 January 1950), is a former Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland. On 22 June 2007, Goldsmith announced his resignation which took effect on 27 June 2007, the same day that prime minister, Tony Blair, stepped down. Goldsmith was the longest serving Labour Attorney General. He currently works for US law firm Debevoise & Plimpton as head of its European litigation practice.
Steven George Gerrard, MBE (born 30 May 1980), is an English footballer who plays for English Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team. He has played much of his career in a central midfield role, however since the arrival of Fernando Torres at Liverpool in 2007 he has been used mainly as a second striker for his team and as a winger for England since 2006.
Alan George Heywood Melly (17 August 1926 – 5 July 2007) was an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. From 1965 to 1973 he was a film and television critic for The Observer and lectured on art history, with an emphasis on surrealism.
Dame May Whitty, DBE (19 June 1865 – 29 May 1948), born Mary Louise Whitty, was an English stage actress who appeared in several films towards the end of her life, achieving recognition in several character roles.
Julie Victoria Jones is a fantasy author. Born in Liverpool, England in 1963, she currently lives in San Diego, California, where she has written seven novels. Her style is considered 'unapologetic fantasy writing. ' Her style of writing has been compared to Steven Erikson and George RR Martin. Her first trilogy, The Book of Words has been bought for publication in England, Poland, Russia, Germany, France and the Netherlands. She also loves to travel and go 'sight seeing.
Frederick Arthur Round "Fred" Emney (12 February 1900 - 25 December 1980) was an English character actor and comedian. Emney was born in Lancashire, the son of Blanche (née Round) and Fred Emney (1865–1917), a music hall entertainer. His uncle was the actor Arthur Williams. Emney junior grew up in London. He made his film debut in 1935, having previously worked in music hall.
Jennifer Lesley Ellison (born 30 May 1983) is an English actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside until 2003 and has recently made appearances in many different television shows, and as Meg Giry in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera.
Ronald Franklin "Ron" Atkinson, (born 18 March 1939) commonly known as "Big Ron" and (earlier in his managerial career) "Bojangles" is an English former football player and manager. In recent years he has become one of Britain's best-known football pundits.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy (born 5 April 1970 in Liverpool), is a British television presenter and journalist, currently employed by Channel 4. He anchors the Channel 4 Evening News from Friday to Sunday, and was the main anchor for the News at Noon on weekdays.
Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat RNVR (22 March 1910 – 8 August 1979) was a UK novelist known today for his sea stories, particularly The Cruel Sea (1951) and Three Corvettes (1942-45), but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, The Tribe That Lost Its Head and its sequel, Richer Than All His Tribe.
Walter Duranty (1884–October 3, 1957) was a Liverpool-born British journalist who served as the Moscow bureau chief of the New York Times from 1922 through 1936. In 1914, Duranty witnessed the initiation of The Paris Workings between Aleister Crowley and Victor B. Neuburg. Duranty became one of Crowley's lovers and later married their mutual friend Jane Chéron. Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a set of stories written in 1931 on the Soviet Union.
John Parrott MBE is an English former professional snooker player. He won the World Snooker Championship in 1991, defeating Jimmy White in the final. Two years earlier he had lost 18-3 to Steve Davis, the heaviest final defeat in modern times. He repeated his win over White to add the UK Championship title later that year, and is one of only four players to win both championships in the same calender year.
David Morrissey (born 21 June 1964) is an English actor and director. Morrissey grew up in the Kensington and Knotty Ash areas of Liverpool. He learned to act at the Everyman Youth Theatre, alongside Ian Hart and Mark and Stephen McGann. At the age of 18, he and Hart were cast in the television series One Summer (1983), which won them recognition throughout the country.
General Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (21 August 1754 – 16 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician. He is today probably best remembered for his military service during the American War of Independence. He became the focal point of a propaganda campaign claiming that he had fired upon surrendering Continental Army troops at the Battle of Waxhaws. In a publication "THE GREEN DRAGOON: The Lives of Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson" by Robert D.
Kenneth Ewart Boulding (January 18, 1910 – March 18, 1993) was an economist, educator, peace activist, poet, religious mystic, devoted Quaker, systems scientist, and interdisciplinary philosopher. He was cofounder of General Systems Theory and founder of numerous ongoing intellectual projects in economics and social science. He was married to Elise M. Boulding.