Morgan Stanley Great Britons '05 Awards

26 Jan 2006

UPFRONT organised the celebrity guests for the Morgan Stanley Great Britons '05 Awards on Thursday 26th January 2006 at the London Guildhall.

The annual award ceremony now in its second year celebrates outstanding British achievement and was developed by Morgan Stanley in partnership with The Daily Telegraph and this year with the Commission for Racial Equality.  The prestigious ceremony was hosted by Clive Anderson. 

Members of the public nominated their Great Britons across seven categories:  Arts, Sport, Business, Science & Innovation, Creative Industries, Campaigning and Public Life.  Specialist shortlist judges, comprising experts in their fields then judged the nominees against a set of criteria identified by research, conducted by the RSA and MORI, into the key characteristics of Britishness such as strength and determination, adaptability, modesty and a sense of humour.

Award winners were announced on Thursday 26th Janaury.


Arts: Alan Bennett, Lucian Freud & Sir Ian McKellenWinner: Alan Bennett

Sport: Dame Ellen MacArthur, Andrew Flintoff, Annabelle Bond: Winner: Dame Ellen MacArthur

Business: Charles Dunstone, Nighat Awan, William Kendall: Winner: Charles Dunstone

Science & Innovation: Prof Fred Sanger, Prof Robin Murray, Robert Edwards: Winner: Prof Fred Sanger

Campaigning: Jamie Oliver, Mary Kayitesi Blewitt, Liz Longhurst: Winner: Jamie Oliver

Public Life: Abigail Witchalls, Dr Gareth Davies, Lord Sebastian Coe: Winner: Lord Sebastian Coe

Creative Industries: Jonathan Ive, Nick Park, Anila Baig: Winner: Nick Park 

Greatest Briton of 2005: Lord Sebastian Coe for leading London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic games. He was chosen from the seven category winners, who had been selected from thousands of nominations.

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Clive Anderson 

Great Britons '05 Awards' Host


David Cameron MP

Leader of the Conservative Party and guest speaker at the Great Britons '05 Awards Dinner

Lord Sebastian Coe

Named the Greatest Briton of 2005 for leading London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic games 


Jane Asher & Gerald Scarfe

Kevin Spacey

Kevin McKidd

Bernard Hill

Steven Berkoff

Anna Popplewell

Carol Thatcher

Camilla Rutherford

Michael Buerk

Anna Ford

Nick Moran


Lisa Barbuscia

Alastair Campbell

Nick Park

Alice Bragg