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Who Plays Chess?

Who Plays Chess?

Queen Elizabeth II of England is not the only famous person to play Chess, do you recognise any of these famous people who like to dabble in the game?


The list below are just some of the hundresd of famous people who enjoy/ed a game of chess or two.


Richard AdamsWriter (Watership Down)
Prince AlbertRoyal (married Queen Victoria)
Woody AllenFilm
Lauren BacallActress
Dick BarnettBasketball player (NY Knicks)
Frank BaumWriter (Wizard of Oz)
Boris  BeckerSports (Tennis)
Samuel BeckettWriter (Nobel prize in literature 1969)
Ludwig van BeethovenMusic (German composer)
Theodore BikelFilm (Fiddler on the Roof)
Enid BlytonWriter (Children’s books)
Humphrey BogartFilm
Anne BoleynRoyal (Mother of Queen Elizabeth I)
BonoSinger (U-2)
David BowieMusic
Marlon BrandoFilm (On the Waterfront; The Godfather)
Frank BrunoSports (British heavyweight Boxer)
Kobe BryantSports (NBA Basketball player)
Al CaponeGangster
Lewis CarrollWriter (Alice in Wonderland)
Jimmy CarterPolitics (39th US President)
Charlie ChaplinFilm
Ray CharlesMusic
Dustin DiamondActor (Screech)
Neil DiamondMusic
Charled DickensWriter (Oliver Twist, etc)
Arthur Conan DoyleWriter (Sherlock Holmes)
Bob DylanMusic
George EliotWriter
Errol FlynnFilm
Michael J. FoxFilm
Zsa Zsa GaborFilm
Bill GatesBillionaire, Microsoft founder
Jakob GrimmWriter (Grimm’s fairy tales)
Woody HarrelsonActor
Rex HarrisonFilm
Stephen HawkingPhysicist
Katherine HepburnFilm
Charles HestonActor
Evander HolyfieldSports (Heavyweight boxer)
Anthony HopkinsActor
Harry HoudiniEscape Artist
Rudyard KiplingAuthor
John LennonMusic (Beatles)
Lennox LewisBoxer (World heavyweight boxing champ)
Alan Alexander MilneWriter (Winnie - the - Pooh)
Carmen MirandaFilm
Patrick MooreAstronomer, Author
Keanu ReevesActor
Tim RiceMusic (Lyricist)
Chris RockActor
Arnold SchwarzeneggerFilm
Tom SelleckFilm
Peter SellersActor
William ShakespeareWriter
Frank SinatraSinger, Actor
Ringo StarrMusic (Beatles)
Barbara StreisandFilm
John WayneFilm
Orson WellesFilm (Citizen Kane)
H.G. WellsWriter (Time Machine, etc)


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