Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: A


Abbas, Mahmoud
Born 26 March 1935  (Safed, Palestine)
President of the Palestinian Authority.
[Picture of Mahmoud Abbas]


Abbott, Diane
Born 27 September 1957  (Paddington, London, England)
MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. A regular of weekly TV political programme 'This Week', cosying up to Michael Portillo. Stood unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Labour Party in 2010. However her presence on the ballot paper may have had an impact on the result. Was lacking one nomination for qualification until her final nominee was declared as David Miliband. Oh dear, David...
[Picture of Diane Abbott]


Abdel-Rahman, Omar
Born 3 May 1938  (Dakahlia, Cairo, Egypt)
Blind Muslim cleric and militant leader, currently serving life for plotting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
[Picture of Omar Abdel-Rahman]


Abdul, Paula
Born 19 June 1962  (San Fernando, California, USA)
Dancer, singer and former judge on 'American Idol'.
[Picture of Paula Abdul]


Abdul Kalam, A. P. J.
Born 15 October 1931  (Rameswaram,Tamil Nadu, India)
President of India from 2002-2007.
[Picture of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam]


Abdul-Aziz, Crown Prince Sultan bin Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1928  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Died 21 October 2011  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Crown Prince of the Saudi Arabian royal family & politician.
[Picture of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz]


Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Born 16 April 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
US basketball player with the LA Lakers in the 1970s and 80s but he insists he's Roger Murdock, an airline co-pilot!
[Picture of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar]


Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, King
Born 1 August 1924  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Became King of Saudi Arabia in August 2005, following the death of his half-brother, King Fahd.
[Picture of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia]


Ablett, Gary (Died in 2012)
Born 19 November 1965  (Liverpool, England)
Former footballer. Has the distinction of winning FA Cup winners medals with both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
[Picture of Gary Ablett]


Abse, Dannie
Born 22 September 1923  (Cardiff, Wales)
Popular Welsh poet and brother of Labour MP Leo.
[Picture of Dannie Abse]


Ackland, Joss
Born 29 February 1928  (North Kensington, London, England)
Distinguished and experienced actor, still working. His date of birth drastically reduces the chances of anyone collecting a "party pooper" bonus on him - bar 2008, of course!
[Picture of Joss Ackland]


Adair, Johnny "Mad Dog"
Born 27 October 1963  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Ulster paramilitary and "freedom fighter". After internal feuds within the faction, he moved to the UK in order to avoid assassination. Also partial to a spot of boozing, drug-taking and wife-beating.
[Picture of Johnny


Adam, Ken
Born 5 February 1921  (Berlin, Germany)
Former film set designer, most notably on the James Bond movies.
[Picture of Ken Adam]


Adamkiene, Alma
Born 10 February 1927  (Siauliai, Lithuania)
First Lady of Lithuania from 1998-2009.
[Picture of Alma Adamkiene]


Adams, Colette
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer-stricken wife of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.
[Picture of Colette Adams]


Adams, Gerry
Born 6 October 1948  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
President of the Irish Republican party Sinn Féin.
[Picture of Gerry Adams]


Adams, Richard
Born 9 May 1920  (Newbury, Berkshire, England)
Author of 'Watership Down'.
[Picture of Richard Adams]


Adderley , Nigel
Date and place of birth unknown
Football commentator for Radio Five Live who collapsed on air in October 2009. Born 1972.
[Picture of Nigel Adderley		]


Adelson, Sheldon
Born 6 August 1933  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
One of the richest men in the U.S., with an estimated wealth of $14bn. Spare us a dime, sir.
[Picture of Sheldon Adelson]


Adkins, David
Born 10 November 1956  (Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)
Comedian and actor, known by his stage name "Sinbad".
[Picture of David Adkins]


Adler, Steven
Born 22 January 1965  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Former Guns N' Roses drummer.
[Picture of Steven Adler]


Afrah, Mukhtar Hussein (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
Somalian warlord. Or somesuch...
[Picture of Mukhtar Hussein Afrah]


Agca, Mehmet Ali
Born 9 January 1958  (Ismailli, Hekimhan, Malatya, Turkey)
Turkish gunman who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981. Currently serving time for an assassination attempt on someone else that actually did succeed.
[Picture of Mehmet Ali Agca]


Aherne, Caroline
Born 24 December 1963  (Ealing, London, England)
Comedienne and writer, known for her characters Mrs Merton, the "scorchio" weather forecaster on 'The Fast Show', and Denise in 'The Royle Family'. Also known for her battle with drink, drugs and depression. Currently living in Australia.
[Picture of Caroline Aherne]


Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud
Born 28 October 1956  (Garmsar, Iran)
Plainly bonkers, holocaust-denying President of Iran.
[Picture of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad]


Ahmed, Abdullahi Yusuf (Died in 2012)
Born 15 December 1934  (Galkacyo, Somalia)
Former president of Somalia, who returned to the capital in 2007 after his side seemingly won the aeons-long battle to win control of the anarchic, war-ravaged country. Survived an assassination attempt in 2006.
[Picture of Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed]


Aichinger, Ilse
Born 1 November 1921  (Vienna, Austria)
Writer known for her accounts of persecution at the hands of the Nazis.
[Picture of Ilse Aichinger]


Akabusi, Kriss
Born 28 November 1958  (London, England)
Soldier turned athlete who's greatest moment was his anchor leg for Great Britain's victorious 4 x 400m relay team in the 1991 World Championships.
[Picture of Kriss Akabusi]


Akihito of Japan, Emperor
Born 23 December 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
First son of Emperor Hirohito, acceded to the Imperial throne on the death of his father in 1989.
[Picture of Emperor Akihito of Japan]


Akkerman, Jan
Born 24 December 1946  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch electric guitarist. Also brought the lute into rock and roll. Well, it was the 1970s...
[Picture of Jan Akkerman]


Al Megrahi, Abdelbaset (Died in 2012)
Born 1 April 1952  (Tripoli, Libya)
Alleged bomber of flight Pan-Am Flight 103, which crashed over Lockerbie in 1988. However, his conviction has always been disputed, not least now he is revealed to be suffering from cancer. Released from prison on compassionate grounds amid a huge hoopla in September 2009.
[Picture of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi]


Al Niyadi, Nasr
Date and place of birth unknown
BASE jumper. Set the World record for jumping from a fixed point in 2010.
[Picture of Nasr Al Niyadi]


al-Adel, Saif
Born 11 April 1960  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Senior member of al-Qaeda, wanted in connection with the 1998 US Embassy bombings.
[Picture of Saif al-Adel]


Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh
Born 16 June 1929  (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
The current Emir of Kuwait.
[Picture of Sheikh Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah]


Alba, Jessica
Born 28 April 1981  (Pomona, California, USA)
Actress who first hit fame in 2000 in the series 'Dark Angel' before graduating to Hollywood.
[Picture of Jessica Alba]


Albanese, Licia
Born 22 July 1913  (Bari. Italy)
Famed former opera singer.
[Picture of Licia Albanese]


Albrecht, Karl
Born 20 February 1920  (Essen, Germany)
Entrepreneur, who formed the discount supermarket chain Aldi, with his brother Theo in 1961.
[Picture of Karl Albrecht]


Alda, Alan
Born 28 January 1936  (New York, New York, USA)
US actor, best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Alan Alda]


al-Douri, Izzat Ibrahim
Born 1 July 1942  (Tikrit, Iraq)
The highest-ranking member of the former Iraqi regime who is still at large - the King of Clubs in the famous pack of cards. Thought to be masterminding attacks on coalition forces, and a $10m reward has been offered for his capture. Strangely Scottish-looking, with his ginger moustache. Reported to have died of leukaemia in late 2005, but no official confirmation as yet.
[Picture of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri]


Aldrin, Buzz
Born 20 January 1930  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Second man on the Moon, who has always claimed he'd have been the first if it wasn't for the fact that the only door of the lunar lander was on Neil Armstrong's side.
[Picture of Buzz Aldrin]


Aleksanyan, Vasily Vasily Aleksanyan is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1971  (Moscow, Russia)

Died 2 October 2011  (Moscow, Russia)

Age at death: 39  (read death notice)
Russian businessman, formerly with Yukos who was jailed controversially in 2006. He has been in health problems ever since, say his lawyers.
[Picture of Vasily Aleksanyan]


Alemán, Fedora
Born 11 October 1912  (Caracas, Venezuela)
Opera singer.
[Picture of Fedora Alemán]


Alencar, José José Alencar is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1931  (Muriaé, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Died 29 March 2011  (São Paulo, Brazil)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Former vice-president of Brazil.
[Picture of José Alencar]


Alexander, Jean
Born 24 February 1926  (Liverpool, England)
Best known as Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Jean Alexander]


Al-Fayed, Mohammed
Born 27 January 1929  (Bakos, Alexandria, Egypt)
Owner of Harrods and Fulham FC. Not overly popular in many quarters, but at least he lives in Switzerland now.
[Picture of Mohammed Al-Fayed]


Ali, Muhammad
Born 17 January 1942  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, ditched his "slave name" in 1964. Won an Olympic gold boxing medal at age 18 and went on to become world heavyweight champion. Now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Muhammad Ali]


Ali Khan, Mansoor Mansoor Ali Khan is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1941  (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)

Died 22 September 2011  (New Delhi, India)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Former captain of the Indian international cricket team and the last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when the title was abolished by the Indian government.
[Picture of Mansoor Ali Khan]


Ali Zardari, Asif
Born 21 July 1956  (Nawabshah, Pakistan)
Widower of Benazir Bhutto, who announced that he would nominally head her party whilst their son is at university in England. Then became insurgent target number 1 when he became President of the country in 2008.
[Picture of Asif Ali Zardari]


Alicia of Bourbon-Palma, Princess
Born 13 November 1917  (Vienna, Austria)
Spanish infanta and heir to the throne of Navarre.
[Picture of Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Palma]


Allason, Lt. Col James Lt. Col James Allason is no longer with us
Born 6 September 1912  (London, England)

Died 16 June 2011  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Military big-wig, who later had a long career in politics.
[Picture of Lt. Col James Allason]


Allchurch, Len
Born 12 September 1933  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Wales international footballer and brother of the legendary Ivor Allchurch.
[Picture of Len Allchurch]


Allen, Diane
Born 8 March 1948  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
U.S. Republican politician.
[Picture of Diane Allen]


Allen, Douglas Douglas Allen is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1917  (Croydon, Surrey, England)

Died 11 September 2011  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Politician, civil servant & businessman.
[Picture of Douglas Allen]


Allen, Marty
Born 22 March 1922  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Stand-up comedian and actor, far better known across the Atlantic than here in the UK.
[Picture of Marty Allen]


Allen, Paul
Born 21 January 1953  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Entrepreneur and philanthropist. Co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates
[Picture of Paul Allen]


Allen, Woody
Born 1 December 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comedy film actor/writer/director, born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
[Picture of Woody Allen]


Alley, Kirstie
Born 12 January 1951  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role as Rebecca Howe in 'Cheers'.
[Picture of Kirstie Alley]


Alliss, Peter
Born 28 February 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
Golfer, golf course designer & long-time golf commentator for the BBC and others.
[Picture of Peter Alliss]


al-Masri, Abu Hamza
Born 15 April 1958  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Blind, one-armed and loopy Muslim cleric, currently in jail for inciting racial hatred.
[Picture of Abu Hamza al-Masri]


Alpert, Herb
Born 31 March 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Trumpeter and record company executive. The A in A&M Records and the man responsible for (or should that be "guilty of"?) signing The Carpenters.
[Picture of Herb Alpert]


al-Zawahri, Ayman
Born 19 June 1951  (Maadi, Egypt)
One of bin Laden's deputies in Al-Qaeda, about whom recent whereabouts are sketchy.
[Picture of Ayman al-Zawahri]


Ames, Ed
Born 9 July 1927  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer & actor.
[Picture of Ed Ames]


Amis, John (Died in 2013)
Born 17 June 1922  (Dulwich, London, England)
Classical music critic for The Guardian & the BBC. Also deaf in one ear.
[Picture of John Amis]


Amphlett, Chrissy (Died in 2013)
Born 25 October 1959  (Geelong, Victoria, Australia)
Foxy lead singer with Australian band Divinyls, who had a hit in 1991 with the suggestive 'I Touch Myself'.
[Picture of Chrissy Amphlett]


Anderson, Bob
Born 7 November 1947  (Winchester, Hampshire, England)
Former BDO World Professional darts champion.
[Picture of Bob Anderson]


Anderson, Gerry (Died in 2012)
Born 14 April 1929  (Kilburn, London, England)
TV producer, director & writer - the man behind 'Thunderbirds' and 'Stingray', amongst others.
[Picture of Gerry Anderson]


Anderson, Loni
Born 5 August 1945  (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)
Actress famous for the role of Jennifer in 'WKRP in Cincinnati'. Once married to Burt Reynolds (I'm sure I've written that before!).
[Picture of Loni Anderson]


Anderson, Michael
Born 30 January 1920  (London, England)
English film director of 'The Dam Busters' and 'Logan's Run' among others.
[Picture of Michael Anderson]


Anderson, Pamela
Born 1 July 1967  (Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada)
One of the great intellectuals of our time, and part-time model, actress and sex symbol.
[Picture of Pamela Anderson]


Andersson, Bibi
Born 11 November 1935  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish actress, primarily in Ingmar Bergman films.
[Picture of Bibi Andersson]


Andre, Peter
Born 27 February 1973  (Harrow, London, England)
Cheesy pop singer of 'Mysterious Girl' fame. Was married to someone even cheesier, than him - Jordan.
[Picture of Peter Andre]


Andrea, Savvas
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of Peter Andre and for a while Katie Price's father-in-law, if he hadn't already suffered enough. Born 1941.
[Picture of Savvas Andrea]


Andreotti, Giulio (Died in 2013)
Born 14 January 1919  (Rome, Italy)
Former Italian President, who, due to the often chaotic Italian political system, has been the 58th, 61st AND 70th President of Italy!
[Picture of Giulio Andreotti]


Andrews, Julie
Born 1 October 1935  (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England)
Actress - star of 'The Sound of Music'.
[Picture of Julie Andrews]


Andrews, Patty (Died in 2013)
Born 16 February 1918  (Mound, Minnesota, USA)
Was one-third of The Andrews Sisters, along with her older (and now dead) siblings Laverne and Maxene. Their best-known song was probably 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree'. Patty is the one in the middle in the photo.
[Picture of Patty Andrews]


Angel, Criss
Born 19 December 1967  (East Meadow, New York, USA)
Illusionist & stunt performer, best known, in the US anyway, for his show Criss Angel MindFreak
[Picture of Criss Angel]


Angélil, René
Born 16 January 1942  (Montréal, Canada)
Singer, entertainment manager and husband of Céline Dion, regarded as being the driving force behind her success. The sod.
[Picture of René Angélil]


Angell, Roger
Born 19 September 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)
Baseball writer for The New Yorker.
[Picture of Roger Angell]


Angelou, Maya
Born 4 February 1928  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Eminent US literary figure - poet, actress and civil rights veteran.
[Picture of Maya Angelou]


Anger, Kenneth
Born 3 February 1927  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Underground filmmaker and author. Wrote the bestselling 'Hollywood Babylon' in 1959.
[Picture of Kenneth Anger]


Anh, Le Duc
Born 1 December 1920  (Thua Thiên-Hue Province, Vietnam)
President of Vietnam from 1992-97.
[Picture of Le Duc Anh]


Aniston, John
Born 24 July 1934  (Crete, Greece)
Actor father of the rather more famous Jennifer.
[Picture of John Aniston]


Anka, Paul
Born 30 July 1941  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Singer songwriter and lyricist of one of the most famous songs of all time, 'My Way', based on a French tune called 'Comme d'habitude'.
[Picture of Paul Anka]


Ant, Adam
Born 3 November 1954  (London, England)
New Romantic singer - a pin-up in his heyday, but now old, overweight and suffering from depression. Was detained under the Mental Health Act in 2002 after throwing a car alternator through a pub window.
[Picture of Adam Ant]


Apiata, Bill
Born 28 June 1972  (Mangakino, New Zealand)
VC holder, one of the more recent recipients of the award, when he was awarded it for bravery in the Afghanistan conflict.
[Picture of Bill Apiata]


arap Moi, Daniel
Born 2 September 1924  (Sacho, Baringo, Kenya)
President of Kenya from 1978-2002. Still dogged by controversies stemming from his time in office.
[Picture of Daniel arap Moi]


Arbus, Allan (Died in 2013)
Born 15 February 1918  (New York, New York, USA)
Veteran US actor, best known for his role as Dr Sidney Freedman in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Allan Arbus]


Armani, Giorgio
Born 11 July 1934  (Piacenza, Italy)
Fashion designer and founder of the hugely successful Armani brand label.
[Picture of Giorgio Armani]


Armfield, Jimmy
Born 21 September 1935  (Denton, Manchester, England)
Former Blackpool & England footballer, now a very popular radio commentator & broadcaster.
[Picture of Jimmy Armfield]


Armstrong, Lance
Born 18 September 1971  (Plano, Texas, USA)
Former cyclist, 7 times winner of the Tour de France, who overcame brain, lung and testicular cancer.
[Picture of Lance Armstrong]


Armstrong, Neil (Died in 2012)
Born 5 August 1930  (Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA)
First man on the moon...or actor in an unconvincing Hollywood film set, depending on who you believe.
[Picture of Neil Armstrong]


Armstrong, Val
Date and place of birth unknown
Radio broadcaster for BBC Radio Cumbria. Born 1965.
[Picture of Val Armstrong]


Armstrong-Jones, Anthony
Born 7 March 1930  (London, England)
Lord Snowdon, celebrity photographer and former husband of Princess Margaret.
[Picture of Anthony Armstrong-Jones]


Arness, James James Arness is no longer with us
Born 26 May 1923  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Died 3 June 2011  (Los Angleles, California, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Star of US TV show 'Gunsmoke', as well as having a long and varied film career.
[Picture of James Arness]


Arnett, Jeff
Date and place of birth unknown
Master distiller at the Jack Daniel's whiskey corporation since 2008. Born 1966.
[Picture of Jeff Arnett]


Arnett, Will
Born 4 May 1970  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian actor, best known for his roles in 'Arrested Development' and '30 Rock'.
[Picture of Will Arnett]


Arnold, Eve (Died in 2012)
Born 21 April 1912  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American photojournalist, who now lives in Britain.
[Picture of Eve Arnold]


Arquette, David
Born 8 September 1971  (Winchester, Virginia, USA)
Actor, part of the Arquette acting family. Married to 'Friends' star Courtney Cox from 1999-2010.
[Picture of David Arquette]


Asherson, Renée
Born 19 May 1920  (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England)
Actress, widow of Robert Donat.
[Picture of Renée Asherson]


Ashley, Jack (Died in 2012)
Born 6 December 1922  (Widnes, Cheshire, England)
Former Labour MP (in fact he was the UK's first totally deaf MP) and now member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Jack Ashley]


Ashmore, Edward
Born 11 December 1919  (Queenstown, Ireland)
A former Admiral of the Fleet, the most senior Royal Navy position there is.
[Picture of Edward Ashmore]


Asner, Ed
Born 15 November 1929  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
US actor, who has mostly appeared in TV programmes such as 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'. Recently provided the voice of old curmudgeon Carl in Pixar animated tearfest 'Up'.
[Picture of Ed Asner]


Asner, Milivoj
Born 21 April 1913  (Daruvar, Croatia)
War criminal, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the city of Požega in 1941-1942. Died in June 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Milivoj Asner]


Aspel, Michael
Born 12 January 1933  (London, England)
Host of 'This Is Your Life' and 'Antiques Roadshow'.
[Picture of Michael Aspel]


Assange, Julian
Born 3 July 1971  (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
Controversial Australian journalist and internet activist, whose WikiLeaks website regularly release confidential documents and communications from the U.S. and other governments. Arrested in December 2010.
[Picture of Julian Assange]


Assia, Lys
Born 3 March 1926  (Lenzburg, Aargau, Switzerland)
Swiss singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Real name: Rosa Mina Schärer.
[Picture of Lys Assia]


Astles, Bob (Died in 2012)
Born in Ashford, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Former colonial officer and associate of presidents Obote and Amin in Uganda in the 1960s and 70s. Born 1924.
[Picture of Bob Astles]


Astley, Rick
Born 6 February 1966  (Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England)
Shy and retiring singer who had phenomenal success with the hit single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', the biggest selling UK single of 1987. Later became a phenomenon of a different kind as that single became part of an internet meme known as 'Rickrolling'.
[Picture of Rick Astley]


Atkins, Ronald
Born 13 June 1916  (place of birth unknown)
Former MP for Preston North on two occasions, 1966-70 and 1974-79.
[Picture of Ronald Atkins]


Attenborough, David
Born 8 May 1926  (London, England)
Broadcaster, author, naturalist and also ex-Controller of BBC2. Brother of Sir Richard.
[Picture of David Attenborough]


Attenborough, Richard
Born 29 August 1923  (Cambridge, England)
Oscar-winning film director, general luvvie, and brother of Sir David.
[Picture of Richard Attenborough]


Atwood, Margaret
Born 18 November 1939  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Author and poet. Wrote the 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
[Picture of Margaret Atwood]


Audran, Stéphane
Born 8 November 1932  (Versailles, France)
French film actress.
[Picture of Stéphane Audran]


Austin, Barry
Born 17 September 1968  (Birmingham, England)
One of the fattest people in the UK, featured in numerous obese-related programmes. As if that wasn't bad enough, he also supports Birmingham City FC.
[Picture of Barry Austin]


Austwick, Dawn
Date and place of birth unknown
Former deputy director of the British Museum. Now the CEO of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation charity.
[Picture of Dawn Austwick]


Averbakh, Yuri
Born 8 February 1922  (Kaluga, Russia)
Current oldest living chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Yuri Averbakh]


Axel, Gabriel
Born 18 April 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Danish film director, whose film 'Babettes' Feast' won the Oscar for best Foreign Language film in 1987.
[Picture of Gabriel Axel]


Aykroyd, Dan
Born 1 July 1952  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Comedian, actor, musician and screenwriter, of 'Blues Brothers', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Saturday Night Live' fame.
[Picture of Dan Aykroyd]


Ayres, Pam
Born 14 March 1947  (Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire, England)
Humorous poet, often on TV.
[Picture of Pam Ayres]


Azad, Afshan
Born 12 August 1988  (Manchester, England)
Actress, best known for the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films.
[Picture of Afshan Azad]


Azaria, Hank
Born 25 April 1964  (Forest Hills, New York, USA)
Actor - the voice of grouchy barman Moe in 'The Simpsons'. Is there a Homer Sexual in the house?
[Picture of Hank Azaria]


Aziga, Johnson
Born 6 June 1956  (West Nile District, Uganda)
Ugandan-born Canadian, convicted in 2009 for infecting two women with the HIV virus through having unprotected sex without them having knowledge of his condition. Nice.
[Picture of Johnson Aziga]


Aziz, Tariq
Born 28 April 1936  (Tel Keppe, Iraq)
One of the more familiar faces of Saddam Hussein's bunch of henchmen, and one of the few still alive! Former foreign minister, now languishing in jail.
[Picture of Tariq Aziz]


Aziz Nik Mat, Nik Abdul
Born in Pulau Melaka, Malaysia  (exact date unknown)
Malaysian spiritual leader and politician. Born 1931.
[Picture of Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat]


Aznavour, Charles
Born 22 May 1924  (Paris, France)
Watery-eyed French crooner.
[Picture of Charles Aznavour]

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