David Attenborough voted best of British by magazine
- 1 March 2013
- From the section UK
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough and the Queen are the greatest living British man and woman, according to readers of Best of British magazine.
Prof Stephen Hawking was runner-up to Sir David while Baroness Thatcher came second to the Queen in the poll conducted by the nostalgia magazine.
Susanna Reid, who presents Breakfast on BBC One, was voted fifth greatest living British woman.
Dame Judi Dench, meanwhile, was voted greatest living British actor.
She beat Dame Maggie Smith into second place while Michael Caine came third and former Bond Sean Connery was voted fourth.
British-Irish citizen Daniel Day-Lewis - who at the weekend became the first man to win the best actor Oscar three times - was fifth.
For greatest British living woman, the Queen and Baroness Thatcher finished above Dame Maggie, in third, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, in fourth.
Sir David and Prof Hawking finished above explorer Ranulph Fiennes, Prince Charles and world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
Other "greatest British winners" in a number of different categories included TV programme Only Fools And Horses, footballer Stanley Matthews and The Beatles.