Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001.
This is one people have been waiting for, more or less patiently, mostly less, so I'm really pleased its finally here.
I tried looking up Camilla Parker Bowles, that's how I found out it only includes dead people! And they have to have kicked the bucket before December 31, 2001. It includes only people who were "noteworthy in the history of the British Isles, and their overseas connections".
Then I looked up James Barrie, but no picture of Johnny Depp, sigh.