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Remarkable Britons: Our Beloved National Treasures
Probably the brainiest Brit on our list, the physicist, cosmologist and author has inspired academics and Hollywood movie-makers alike. The Oscar-winning film 'The Theory of Everything' is based on Hawking's often difficult personal and public life and his achievements. The celebrated thinker has won awards ranging from the 'Albert Einstein Award' to the 'Fundamental Physics Prize' to the 'Presidential Medal of Freedom'. Now that's what we call a bonafide genius.