Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain

All the stars on the list either live or work in the UK, and have been selected “on the basis of their level of influence over the lives, choices and ideas of others.”

Music is represented by Adele, Harris and Sheeran, who join the likes of Skepta, Little Mix and Louis Tomlinson as the leading musicians on the list, while music broadcasting is represented by Lauren Laverne, Radio 1 and 1xtra Head of Music Chris Price and Beats 1 DJ Julie Adenuga – Skepta’s sister.

From the stage and screen, Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed features alongside fellow thespians Tom Hiddleston, Dame Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Coleman and Keira Knightley.

Check out a selection of Debrett’s list of the 500 most influential people in Britain below.

Adele
Julie Adenuga
James Bay
Simon Cowell
Calvin Harris
Will ‘Status’ Kennard (from Chase & Status)
Lauren Laverne
Little Mix
Chris Martin
Chris Price
Mark Ronson
Ed Sheeran
Skepta
Louis Tomlinson

Stage and screen

Riz Ahmed
Emily Blunt
Benedict Cumberbatch
Olivia Coleman
Dame Judi Dench
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Tom Hiddleston
Sharon Horgan
Keira Knightley
Dame Helen Mirren
Eddie Redmayne
Sir Ridley Scott
Jack Thorne

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