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Highgate Cemetery Famous Graves

London's Highgate Cemetery is notable for many of the famous people buried there. Can you name some of these people from the brief descriptions?


  1. English Victorian novelist who wrote The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch.
  2. Known for his work on electricity and electrochemistry. Featured on the back of the 20 pound banknote in the 1990s.
  3. Actor who died in 1983 and was once described as one "of the three great actor knights of the mid-twentieth century", alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud.
  4. Tomb consists of a large bust and a pedestal with the words: "Workers of all lands unite".
  5. Actor known for Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley.

  6. Author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  7. Liverpool born writer nominated five times for the Booker Prize and described in 2007 as a national treasure.
  8. This artist's lifesize nude of supermodel Kate Moss sold for £3.5 million.
  9. Author best known for The Forsyte Saga novels.
  10. British baker and confectioner Tom Smith was buried in Highgate in 1869 and famously invented what in 1847?
  11. Novelist and author of Cold Comfort Farm.
  12. Played the character Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday.
  13. Sadly died of heart disease on Christmas Day in 2016, at his Oxfordshire home.
  14. Played Varinia in the epic 1960 film Spartacus.
  15. On 2 February 2008, ITV dedicated that day's episode of You've Been Framed to this household name.
  16. Pioneer in the field of motion pictures who died on 5 May 1921.
  17. Australia's leading artist of the 20th century best known for his of paintings of legends from Australian history.
  18. Writer who penned the short story "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner".
  19. Comedian and entertainer best remembered for his trade-mark funny walk as the strutting Professor Wallofski.
  20. He was buried in Highgate Cemetery in April 2010, to the strains of the Sid Vicious version of "My Way".


  1. George Eliot
  2. Sir Ralph Richardson
  3. Michael Faraday
  4. Karl Marx
  5. Roger Lloyd-Pack
  6. Douglas Adams
  7. Beryl Bainbridge
  8. Lucian Freud
  9. John Galsworthy
  10. Invented the Christmas cracker
  11. Stella Gibbons
  12. Bob Hoskins
  13. George Michael
  14. Jean Simmons
  15. Jeremy Beadle
  16. William Friese-Greene
  17. Sidney Nolan
  18. Alan Sillitoe
  19. Max Wall
  20. Malcolm McLaren