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Who’s Who in 2014 [infographics]

December sees the annual update of Who’s Who, the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life, in the United Kingdom and worldwide. This year, over 1,000 new lives have been added to the resource. Who’s made it in in 2014? From actors to authors, and presenters to politicians, discover the entries of a vast selection of past and present influential figures, written by the individual themselves.

Explore the breakdown of new lives entering Who’s Who by name, birth year, secondary school, university, and work location, including Thomas Hooper, Oxford University graduate and director of Les Miserables (2012), author Malorie Blackman, who was born in 1962, and comedian Andy Parsons, just one of the 25 notable ‘Andrews’!

Who's Who Key Statistics

The majority of new entrants this year are from the Greater London area, but many interesting figures have been drawn from other places: Miranda Hart, a Devonshire-born actress, comedienne and writer, for example.

Who's Who Birthplaces

Using the Job Sectors and Gender gateway is a quick and easy way to establish the breakdown of occupations and professions of the 2014 Who’s Who entrants. Figures such as Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England, are among the large Government, Public Administration, and Politics sector. Crossing over to the world of sport, retired Rugby Union football player and cricketer Alastair Hignell and gold medal-winning athlete Dame Sarah Storey are included.

Who's Who Job Sectors

Who’s Who is the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in every area of public life, published worldwide, and written by the entrants themselves. Who’s Who 2014 includes autobiographical information on over 34,000 influential people from all walks of life. You can browse by people, education, and even recreation. The 166th edition includes a foreword by the Chairman of Imperial War Museums, Sir Francis Richards. For free lives of the day, follow Who’s Who on Twitter @ukwhoswho. You can gain full access to Who’s Who via subscription.

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