List of British Italians

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This is a list of notable British people of Italian ancestry and of Italians established in the UK. The citizenship and connection to Britain and Italy is shown in parentheses.

Administration[edit]

Prime ministers[edit]

Secretaries of state and ministers[edit]

Arts[edit]

Cartoonists[edit]

Circus performers[edit]

Composers[edit]

Designers[edit]

Education[edit]

Film directors[edit]

Hairdressers[edit]

Librarians[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • John Florio (1553–1625), known in Italian as "Giovanni Florio"; linguist and lexicographer of Anglo-Italian origin; referred to himself as "an Englishman in Italiano"; royal language tutor at the Court of James I; a friend with huge influence on William Shakespeare[citation needed]
  • Michelangelo Florio (1515–1572), Italian humanist; Franciscan friar before converting to Protestantism; pastor in England and Switzerland; father of the renaissance polymath John Florio

Musicians[edit]

Musician Nicola Benedetti, MBE playing at Albert Hall

Painters[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Poets[edit]

Scriptwriters[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Singers[edit]

Opera singers[edit]

Translators[edit]

Writers[edit]

Crime[edit]

Fraudsters[edit]

Mobsters[edit]

Economics[edit]

Entrepreneurs[edit]

Food and drink[edit]

Celebrity chefs[edit]

Media and performing arts[edit]

Actress Esmé Bianco
19th-century actress Lucia Elizabeth Vestris
Italian-Scottish director Peter Capaldi
Paul Gambaccini, American-British radio presenter of Italian origin

Actors[edit]

Actresses[edit]

Comedians[edit]

Conductors[edit]

Dancers and choreographers[edit]

Directors[edit]

TV personalities[edit]

TV presenters[edit]

Radio presenters[edit]

Military[edit]

Soldiers[edit]

Nobility[edit]

People linked to royalty[edit]

Politics and law[edit]

Legal professionals[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Religion[edit]

Ecclesial figures[edit]

Anselm of Canterbury, important Christian thinker of 11th-century Europe
Moses Montefiore, one of the 19th century's most famous Jews

Science and engineering[edit]

Engineers[edit]

Inventors[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sports[edit]

Basketballers[edit]

Boxers[edit]

Cricketers[edit]

Footballers[edit]

Motor racing drivers[edit]

Racehorse jockeys[edit]

Racehorse jockey Frankie Dettori

Road-racing cyclists[edit]

Rugby players[edit]

Rugby union player Lawrence Dallaglio

Others[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Owen, Richard (4 August 2009). "Italian homecoming for Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti". The Times. London, UK. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  2. ^ BBC obituary