CREATIVES

Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman

Port Townsend, Washington State residents Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman live as if they are Victorians. A bike shop employee and a writer respectively,...

Pico Alexander (born Alexander Jogalla)

New York born actor Pico Alexander considered starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2017 film Home Again “one of the sexiest scenes of ...

Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976, née Eileen Smith)

A pioneer of both the Art Deco style and the functionalist Modernist movement, bisexual Irish aristocrat Eileen Gray was best known for designing the...

Dr Bendor Grosvenor

Harrow and Cambridge educated Old Masters expert Bendor Grosvenor describes himself as an “occasional ranter” to his 12,000 followers on Twitter. Aside from being...

Robert Adam

With such a name, this suave gent just had to design landmarks. University of Westminster educated and Hampshire based Robert Adam (born 1948) followed...

Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017)

Wacky Leeds born actor Geoffrey Bayldon was best known for playing Catweazle in the 1970s series of the same name as the Crowman in...

Bob Marshall-Andrews QC

A “libertarian-left” Labour MP between 1997 and 2010, distinguished barrister and novelist Bob Marshall-Andrews defected to the Liberal Democrats in 2017. Described as “an...

Lady Ridsdale DBE (1921 – 2009, née Victoire Bennett)

Dame Paddy Ridsdale, as she generally known, was an intelligence operative, secretary to Ian Fleming during WW2 and the inspiration for the Bond character...

Miriam Margolyes OBE

In April 2017, esteemed actress Miriam Margolyes described Theresa May as “that awful woman” and hinted that she had little-to-any enthusiasm for Jeremy Corbyn’s...

Charlot Malin (1969 – 2017)

Oslo born, San Francisco based interior designer and philanthropist Charlot D. Malin had a day named in her honour by The City and County...

Jan Harvey

Penzance born actress Jan Harvey is married to her Howards’ Way co-star Stephen Yardley. She played Jan Howard in the popular series that depicted...

Baba Vanga (баба Ванга, AKA ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’, 1911 – 1996)

This blind, illiterate, psychic Macedonian villager predicted everything from 9/11 – in suggesting that “the American brethren would be attacked by two steel birds”...

Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

This Liverpudlian actress “preferred cats to men”. Best known for playing Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street from 1964 to 1987, Jean Alexander also appeared...

Mr Make a Big Issue

Big Issue sellers are normally pleasant but Mr Make a Big Issue is quite the exception. Regularly spotted in Chelsea and South Kensington, this...

Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

Comedian Victoria Wood’s final tweet was: “Life’s not fair, is it? Some of us drink champagne in the fast lane, and some of us...

Mary Millington (marital name Mary Maxted, born Mary Quilter, 1945 – 1979)

Defined as “wanting it and wanting as much as she could get”, tragic English model and pornographic actress Mary Millington “loved money more than...

Lawrence Van Hagen

Big haired art curator and international jetsetter Lawrence Van Hagen is based in London and Paris. He is a graduate of University College London...

Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

Born in Tranmere, Merseyside, veteran actress Patricia Routledge is best known as Alan Bennett’s Irene Ruddock in Talking Heads: Lady of Letters and as...

Turki Bin Abdullah (AKA “The Pint-Sized James Stunt”)

A fan of gold coloured cars, Turki Bin Abdullah is a pint-sized Saudi Arabian equivalent of  James Stunt. He has a collection that includes Bentleys,...

Sir Ken Adam OBE (born Klaus Adam, 1921 – 2016)

Born in Berlin and brought up in London, Oscar and BAFTA winner Sir Ken Adam was undoubtedly the father of “larger-than-life film sets”. The...

Luigi Tadini

Co-founder of Brooklyn based creative consultancy The Gathery, Luigi Tadini was listed amongst New York’s “most stylish” by Time Out in 2012. Born in...

Will and Calum Thompson (AKA “The Eat Wild Boys”)

Pictured with country sports PR guru Claire Zambuni, the Gloucestershire born co-founders of Eat Wild – Will and Calum Thompson – can be...

Arthur Woodham

Born on Christmas Day 1927, Arthur Woodham is famed for his eponymous café in Kingsland Road, Dalston. Living by routine with his family at...

Hannah Wick

Despite having suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), Herefordshire born Hannah Wick displays passion and gusto that’s hard to find. A former buyer at...

Tom Read Wilson

Berkshire born singer, actor and sports massage therapist Tom Read Wilson described himself as “a cultural throwback” when he appeared on the BBC show...

Nicholas Campbell

The founder of Narcissus Arts began his career at Haunch of Venison, White Cube and Christie’s. Educated at Oxford Brookes and the cousin of...

Daniel Lismore

Described by Vogue as “England’s most eccentric dresser”, Daniel Lismore refers to himself as a “living work of art”. He is the creative director...

Nina Griscom

On her Instagram handle “femme fatale” Nina Griscom describes herself as a “handbag designer, blogger, TV host, writer and lifestyle expert”. Her website adds...

Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers

Described as the “preppiest man on Instagram” and a “young Ralph Lauren”, Rhode Island native Kiel James Patrick and his wife Sarah Vickers claim...

John Patrick Hannan

In January 2015, Irish born John Patrick Hannan became the world’s most elusive fugitive after having spent 60 years on the run. Jailed for...

Ellen Perry

Award-winning film director, producer and writer Ellen Perry made her name with her brilliantly insightful documentary film The Fall of Fujimori in 2005. Aside...

Max Whitlock (nicknamed “Maxi”)

Hemel Hempstead born gymnast Max Whitlock performed a spectacular dance routine on a piano at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in...

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Illinois born and New York based Kelly Killoren Bensimon describes herself as a “mother, model, author and equestrian”. A Playboy cover girl in 2010,...

Sam Hoare

Eton and University of Edinburgh educated actor and director Sam Hoare has appeared in everything from Eastenders and Blandings to Captain America. Surprisingly he...

Mollie Ruprecht Acquavella (née Mollie Ruprecht)

New York based fashionista, tastemaker and 1stdibs editor Mollie Ruprecht married art dealer Alex Acquavella in August 2015 in St Barths. The daughter of...

Lee Miller (Lady Penrose, born Elizabeth Miller, 1907 – 1977)

One of the only female professional photographers accredited as an official US war correspondent during World War II, Lee Miller was photographed sitting in...

Ted Richards

Having removed his ears, had 110 tattoos, 50 piercings and a split tongue, parrot obsessive Ted Richards told The Sun of his desire to...

Lauren Santo Domingo (née Lauren Davis)

Described by The New York Observer as one of the “100 most influential New Yorker’s of the last twenty-five years”, Lauren Santo Domingo is...

Austin Swift

Austin Swift, the younger brother of Taylor Swift, has found his own success as a photographer.A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and...

Todd Traina

San Francisco born film producer and lover of lunches at Chateau Marmont Todd Traina is a graduate of Connecticut College. The founder of Red...

Jackie Collins OBE (born Jacqueline Collins, 1937 – 2015)

The younger sister of the diva-esque actress Joan Collins, “Queen of the Bonkbuster” Jackie Collins wrote 32 novels and sold over 500 million books...

Victoria Pendleton CBE (married name Victoria Gardner)

Having triumphed on two wheels, controversial champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton turned her attention to competitive action involving four legs in August 2015 and came second...

Francesco Carrozzini

Born in Monza, Italy in 1982, Los Angeles and New York based photographer and director Francesco Carrozzini has worked with everyone from Tony Blair...

Christopher Mason

A somewhat eccentric British-American transplant, Christopher Mason describes himself as an author, journalist, photographer, singer-songwriter and television presenter. Cambridge University educated and an expert...

Zac Posen

New York born and of Jewish descent, fashion designer Zac Posen claims to be “totally unattached to material items” yet considers “people who devote...

Alex Wyndham

Winchester and Oxford educated actor Alex Wyndham came to public attention after playing Antoine ‘Wani’ Ouradi in the BBC’s adaptation of The Line of Beauty...

Bonnie Lee Bakley (1956 – 2001)

Ten times married (officially) and a mother of four, New Jersey born Bonnie Lee Bakley wanted to be famous but instead ended up being...

Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

Born in Santa Monica, California and the daughter of the writer and investigate journalist Dominick Dunne and his ranching heiress wife Ellen Griffin Dunne,...