Celebrity verses

See which celebrities have written some verses for the project, and view their verses.

Prince Of Wales

Prince Of Wales

wrote these verses on 10 May 2011:

The Prince of Wales is first in line to the British Throne. He was born Charles Phillip Arthur George at Buckingham Palace on 14th November 1948. The Prince of Wales has a wide variety of interests. The Prince enjoys gardening, sports and the performing arts and painting in watercolours. The Prince of Wales, as Heir to the Throne, seeks, with the support of his wife, to do all he can to use his unique position to make a difference for the better in the United Kingdom and internationally.

 
Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury

wrote these verses on 19 May 2011:

Rowan Williams is the 104th and current Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he has held since early 2003. He was born in Swansea in 1950, into a Welsh-speaking family, and was educated at Dynevor School in Swansea and Christ's College Cambridge where he studied theology. Dr Williams is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding theological writer, scholar and teacher. As Archbishop of Canterbury his principal responsibilities are pastoral – leading the life and witness of the Church of England and his own diocese. He also promotes and guides the communion of the world-wide Anglican Church. His interests include music, fiction and languages.

 
Timothy West

Timothy West

wrote these verses on 25 May 2011:

Timothy West, CBE is a major name in British theatre, television and film. He's been appearing on stage since the 1950s. He's best known for appearing in classic comedy, Brass and starring in the acclaimed drama Edward VII. Other major roles have included parts in the films, The Day of the Jackal (1973), The Thirty Nine Steps (1978), Cry Freedom (1987), Iris (2001) and Endgame (2009).

Sir Timothy was awarded a CBE in 1984 for his services to drama and is married to the actress Prunella Scales CBE.

 
Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson

wrote these verses on 19 June 2011:

Sally Magnusson presents and reports for a range of BBC programmes in the areas of current affairs, politics, news and religion.

 
Aled Jones

Aled Jones

wrote these verses on 19 June 2011:

 
John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

wrote these verses on 19 June 2011:

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings"

 
Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth

wrote these verses on 17 August 2011:

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip - and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. Currently a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4's Just a Minute, his acclaimed Victorian detective stories - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries - are now being published in twenty-one countries around the world.

 
David Cameron

David Cameron

wrote these verses on 10 November 2011:

David Cameron became Prime Minister in May 2010 after a General Election in which the Conservative Party won almost 100 additional seats. He leads a Conservative / Liberal Democrat Coalition Government. Before he became an MP, David Cameron worked in business and government. He was educated at Eton College and Oxford University, studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics and gaining a first class honours degree. David, his wife Samantha, and their three young children, Nancy, Elwen, and Florence, live in London and West Oxfordshire, where he has been MP for Witney since 2001.