Famous people from Malta
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Professional Road Racing Cyclist
David Millar is a Scottish road racing cyclist riding for Garmin-Sharp. He has won four stages of the Tour de France, five of the Vuelta a España and one stage of the Giro d'Italia. He was the British national road champion and the national time trial champion, both in 2007. He is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of five to have worn the yellow jersey. He was also the first British riders ever to have worn the leader's jersey in all three Grand Tours. He was banned for two years in 2004 after admitting taking banned performance-enhancing drugs, but four years after his return he won the silver medal at the World Time Trial Championships. He is not related to fellow Scottish cyclist Robert Millar.
Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono is a Maltese physician, author, inventor and consultant. He originated the term lateral thinking, wrote the book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.
Peter Jonathan Hitchens is an English foreign correspondent and author. He has published six books, including The Abolition of Britain, A Brief History of Crime, The Broken Compass, The Rage Against God and The War We Never Fought: The British Establishment's Surrender to Drugs. Hitchens writes for Britain's The Mail on Sunday newspaper, and describes himself as a Burkean conservative. A former foreign correspondent based in Moscow and later Washington, Hitchens continues to work as an occasional foreign reporter, and appears frequently in the British broadcast media. He is the younger brother of the late writer Christopher Hitchens.
Emma Heming Willis is an English model and actress. She married actor Bruce Willis in 2009.
New Wave Artist
Andrew John "Andy" Partridge is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He rose to fame as a founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter of the pop/New Wave band, XTC. He lives in Swindon, Wiltshire, where he was raised.
Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist. He is best known for his comics journalism, in particular in the books Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza, on Israeli–Palestinian relations; and Safe Area Goražde and The Fixer on the Bosnian War.
Michael Mifsud is a Maltese footballer who plays for Australian A-League club Melbourne Heart. He is the captain of the Maltese national team. He was voted Maltese Sports Person of the Year in 2001 and 2003.
Tony Drago is a professional snooker and pool player from Malta. He won the 2003 World Pool Masters Tournament beating Hsia Hui-kai 8–6 and also reached the quarter finals of the World Snooker Championship. In 2008, Drago won the Predator International 10-ball Championship, beating Francisco Bustamante 13–10.
Joseph Calleja, is a Maltese tenor. He began singing at the age of 16, having been discovered by Tenor Brian Cefai and continued his studies with Paul Asciak. At 19, he made his operatic debut as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Astra Theatre in Gozo and went on to become a prize winner at the Belvedere Hans Gabor competition the same year. In 1998, he won the Caruso Competition in Milan and was a prize winner in Plácido Domingo's Operalia International Opera Competition in 1999. He has since been considered one of the most promising young tenors of the 21st century. On 2 November 2012, the University of Malta presented Joseph Calleja with a Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa in acknowledgment of his achievements as an internationally renowned tenor.
Chiara Siracusa better known by her mononym Chiara, is a Maltese singer. She represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, 2005, and 2009.
Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the third child and second daughter of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria as well as of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Born a British Princess, Victoria spent her early life in England and for three years in Malta, where her father was serving in the Royal Navy. In 1889 the family moved to Coburg, where Victoria's father became the reigning Duke in 1893. In her teens Victoria fell in love with her maternal first cousin Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, but they could not marry because the Orthodox Christian religion forbids the marriage between first cousins. Instead, bowing to family pressure, Victoria married in 1894 a paternal first cousin, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, following the wishes of their shared grandmother, Queen Victoria. Their marriage was a failure. Victoria scandalized the royal families of Europe when she divorced her husband in 1901. The couple's only daughter died of typhoid fever in 1903. Victoria married Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich in 1905. They wed without the necessary approval of the Tsar. In retaliation, Nicholas II stripped Kirill of his offices and honors and Victoria and Kirill were initially banished from living in Russia. They had two daughters and settled in Paris before they were allowed to return in 1909. In 1910 they moved to Russia where she was known as Grand Duchess Viktoria Feodorovna. After the fall of the Russian monarchy in 1917, they escaped to Finland where she gave birth to her only son. In exile they lived for some years in Germany and from the late 1920s in Saint-Briac. In 1926, Kirill proclaimed himself emperor in exile and Victoria supported her husband's claims. Victoria died after suffering a stroke while visiting her daughter Maria in Amorbach.
Joseph Muscat is a Maltese politician and the current Prime Minister of Malta. Muscat has been leader of the Labour Party since 6 June 2008, and he was Leader of the Opposition from 1 October 2008 to 10 March 2013. Previously he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2008. After the Labour Party's victory in the March 2013 general election, Muscat took office as Prime Minister on 11 March 2013.
Jon Cassar, is a Maltese-Canadian director and producer of seasons 1 to 7 of the television series 24, as well as a number of other film-related works. In 2006, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.". He is a graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is the co-founder of the Motion Picture Industry Charitable Alliance, which hosts an annual charity auction, "Lights, Camera, Auction". After completing Season 7 of 24, Cassar left the series.
Lawrence Gonzi was Prime Minister of Malta from March 2004 to March 2013. He was also leader of Nationalist Party. He also served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta from 1988 to 1996 and Minister of Social Policy from 1998 to 2004, as well as Deputy Prime Minister from 1999 to 2004.
Ira Losco is a singer and was on born 31 July 1981 in Sliema, Malta. With a string Number 1 singles and albums, Ira Losco is one of the best selling artists in Malta.
Mark Roysten Gregory Loram is a former British motorcycle speedway rider who started his career with the Hackney Kestrels in 1987. He is a former World Speedway Champion. In March 2007 Loram broke his thigh and dislocated his arm whilst riding in the opening fixture of the British Elite League season for the Ipswich Witches. This ended his involvement in the sport for 2007, and placed his participation in doubt for 2008.
Guido de Marco
Guido de Marco was a Maltese politician, who served as the sixth President of Malta from 1999 to 2004. A noted statesman and lawmaker, de Marco also served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, Justice, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was elected President of the 45th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1990, and Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation in 2004. A renowned criminal lawyer, he defended some of the landmark cases in Malta during the 1980s. His sudden death in 2010 shocked the nation and prompted three days of national mourning and a state funeral.
Paul Robert Tisdale is a former footballer who is the current manager of Exeter City. He is also a retired professional footballer, after playing for Southampton, Bristol City, FinnPa, Panionios and Yeovil Town. Tisdale previously managed Team Bath and is statistically the most successful Exeter manager in their history. He is currently the second longest serving manager in English League Football managing Exeter City for over seven years.
Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan, CBE was a British writer and Hispanist who spent much of his life in Spain. He is best known for The Spanish Labyrinth, a historical work on the background to the Spanish Civil War, and for South from Granada: Seven Years in an Andalusian Village. He was awarded a CBE in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas List in 1982.
Dominic "Dom" Mintoff was a Maltese politician, journalist, and architect who was leader of the Labour Party from 1949 to 1984, and was Prime Minister of Malta from 1955 to 1958, when Malta was still a British colony, and again, following independence, from 1971 to 1984. His tenure as Prime Minister was notable due to a general increase in the average standard of living and the establishment of a comprehensive welfare state.
Sir Anthony Joseph Mamo, OBE, QC was the first President of Malta and previously served as the last Governor-General, representing Elizabeth II as Queen of Malta, when the country was a Commonwealth realm. He was also the first Maltese citizen to be appointed Governor-General, and before independence, briefly served as acting Governor.
Nigel Hector Munro Stock was an English actor of stage, screen, radio and television, who played major character roles in many films and television dramas.
John Dalli is a Maltese politician who served as Cabinet Minister in various Maltese governments between 1987 and 2010. He was European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy between 2010 and 2012.
George Abela is a Maltese politician who has been President of Malta since April 2009.
George Preca was a Maltese Roman Catholic priest who founded the Society of Christian Doctrine, a society of lay catechists. In Malta, he is affectionately known as "Dun Ġorġ" and is popularly referred to as the "Second Apostle of Malta", after Paul of Tarsus. He was canonized on 3 June 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI.
Tonio Borg is the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy replacing John Dalli as member of the College of the European Commission in the second Barroso Commission.
Charles van Straubenzee
General Sir Charles Thomas van Straubenzee GCB was Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong and Governor of Malta.
André Schembri is a Maltese footballer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Cypriot club AC Omonoia and the Maltese national team.
Eddie Fenech Adami
Edward “Eddie” Fenech Adami is a Maltese politician who was Prime Minister of Malta from 1987 until 1996 and again from 1998 until 2004. Subsequently he was the seventh President of Malta from 2004 to 2009.
Joseph Vincent "Joe" Camilleri, aka Jo Jo Zep or Joey Vincent, is an Australian vocalist, songwriter and saxophonist. Camilleri has recorded as a solo artist and as a member of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons' highest charting single was "Hit & Run" from June 1979, which peaked at #12; Jo Jo Zep's "Taxi Mary" peaked at #11 in September 1982; and The Black Sorrows top single, "Chained to the Wheel", peaked at #9 in March 1989. Camilleri has also produced records for The Sports, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Paul Kelly & the Dots, The Black Sorrows, Renée Geyer and Ross Wilson. Australian music journalist, Ian McFarlane, described him as "one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music", and, as a member of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Camilleri was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame in 2007.
Igor Judge, Baron Judge
Igor Judge, Baron Judge PC is a former English judge and was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the head of the judiciary, from 2008 to 2013. He was previously President of the Queen's Bench Division, at the time a newly created post assuming responsibilities transferred from the office of Lord Chief Justice.
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a British science fiction and fantasy author.
Joseph Calleia was a Maltese born American singer, composer, screenwriter and actor, both on Broadway and in film. Calleia played opposite some Hollywood greats, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, William Holden, Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Mae West, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Jane Russell, Alan Ladd, William Powell, Mario Lanza, Charlton Heston, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Tyrone Power, and Anthony Quinn.
Kevin James Borg is a Maltese pop singer who lives and works in Sweden. Borg rose to musical fame as the winner of the fifth series of the Swedish singing competition Idol in 2008. He was the third male winner and the first in the show's history to be born outside of Sweden, having moved there exactly one year before he was declared winner.
Etienne Barbara is a Maltese footballer currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League.
Charles Camilleri was a Maltese composer, who had long been acknowledged as Malta's national composer. Camilleri was born in Ħamrun and, as a teenager, had already composed a number of works based on folk music and legends of his native Malta. He moved from his early influences by Maltese folk music to a musical form "in which nothing is fixed and his compositions evolve from themselves with a sense of fluency and inevitability". He composed over 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice and solo instruments. Camilleri's work has been performed throughout the world and his research of folk music and improvisation, the influences of the sounds of Africa and Asia, together with the academic study of European music, helped him create a "universal" style. Camilleri is recognized as one of the major composers of his generation. His works include the now famous Malta Suite, Maltese Dances, A Maltese Overture - Din l-Art Helwa, operas in Maltese, a ballet based on the Knights of Malta and the oratorio Pawlu ta' Malta. His piano piece Cantilena, is currently part of the Grade 5 Trinity Guildhall piano syllabus. The Missa Mundi for solo organ was described by its first publisher as "the organ's Rite of Spring".
Andrei Agius is a Maltese footballer who plays as a central defender for U.S. Latina Calcio in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
Tom Bradby is a journalist and novelist. He has been political editor for ITV News since July 2005. He is also the presenter of the ITV News series The Agenda.
Lorenzo Gafà was a Maltese baroque architect. Born in Vittoriosa, Gafà began his working life as a stone carver and his brother was the renowned sculptor Melchiorre. By the early 1660s he had developed a strong interest in architectural design and in 1661 is known to have been involved in the choir of St. Philip, Zebbug. In the early 1660s he worked on the reredos of the main altar in the church of Sta Scolastica and in the Dominican church of the Annunciation, both in his native town of Vittoriosa. He is also known to have designed part of the church of St Nicholas, in Valletta. He worked on the church of St. Paul, Rabat; Sarria church in Floriana in 1676 and the Carmelite church, in Mdina and had worked on various structures in Valletta by 1680. In Mdina where he undertook much work, he was assigned to design the Bishop’s Palace and between 1697 and 1702 he designed and supervised the construction of the church of the St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina. He designed a great number of other cathedrals in the 1680s and 1690s such as St. Catherine in Żejtun beginning in 1692 and in 1699 Our Lady of Victory in Valletta. He also designed the parish church in Qrendi. He died in 1703.
Mario Philip Azzopardi
Mario Philip Azzopardi, is a television and film director and writer. He has worked on such shows as The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, and Stargate Atlantis. In 2008 he directed all eight episodes of the highly acclaimed and award winning HBO Canada/TMN miniseries ZOS: Zone of Separation, which he co created and produced. Mario Philip Azzopardi should not be confused with Maltese poet, short story writer and columnist Mario Azzopardi, who is also involved in theatre and directs the Malta Drama Centre. In 1971, while still a student at the Royal University of Malta, he directed Il-Gaġġa, presumed to be the first full-length feature filmed entirely in Maltese. Transferred to digital format and enhanced, the film was re-released in Malta in March 2007. Around the same time he assisted Cecil Satariano during the making of "Giuseppi." Azzopardi left his native Malta for Canada in 1978, following a dispute with local censors and theatre authorities who, in 1977, had cancelled his play, Sulari Fuq Strada Stretta, on the grounds that it was too offensive; the play was eventually presented at the Manoel Theatre in January 2008.
Nicholas Caruana aka Nicky Bomba is an Australian musician and singer. He is the frontman of his band Bomba as well as the former drummer and percussionist of John Butler Trio. He has also performed alongside other acts and is a solo artist himself.
Major-General Eric Stuart Cole, CB, CBE was a senior British Army officer and telecommunications expert. He saw active service in the Second World War, with his most important contribution being the planning of communications for the invasion of Normandy. He continued his army career after the war, ultimately holding the post of director of telecommunications at the War Office. He was also a cricketer of county-standard, who played for Kent during the 1938 English cricket season. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he played ten first-class matches in all, and also represented the Egypt national cricket team.
Vincent "Ċensu" Tabone was the fourth President of Malta and a former Minister and Nationalist MP.
Morena is a singer from Sannat, Gozo, Malta. "Morena" means "brunette", which fits her complexion.
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Adrian Crowley is a singer–songwriter from Galway, based in Dublin and was born in Sliema, Malta.To date, much of his success has come in Ireland. Beginning his career at the age of 25, Crowley has released five albums, with his debut A Strange Kind arriving in 1999. He followed this with When You Are Here You Are Family, A Northern Country, Long Distance Swimmer and Season of the Sparks. He has performed on TV shows such as Other Voices and Ceol Ar An Imeall and is also curator of the Homelights Festival in Dublin. In a 2005 Rolling Stone interview, Ryan Adams cited Crowley when asked "Who's the best songwriter that no one's heard of". The Irish Times placed this artist at number eight in a list of "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now" published in April 2009. Crowley has won the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year on one occasion for Season of the Sparks and been nominated on another occasion for Long Distance Swimmer. After winning the award for Irish Album of the Year 2009 he was among the first acts to be announced for Electric Picnic 2010.
Simon Busuttil is the Leader of the Maltese Nationalist Party.
Girolamo Abos, last name also given Avos or d'Avossa and baptized Geronimo Abos, was a Maltese-Italian composer of both operas and church music. Born in Valletta, Malta, son of Gian Tommaso Abos, whose father was a Frenchman from Castellane and Rosa Farrugia, Abos studied under Leonardo Leo and Francesco Durante in Naples. In 1756, he became Maestro al Cembalo at the Italian Theatre in London. In 1758 he returned to Italy as a teacher at the Conservatorio della Pietà de' Turchini in Naples, where Giovanni Paisiello was one of his pupils. He wrote 14 operas for the opera houses in Naples, Rome, and London, of which Tito Manlio was the most successful. After 1758 he composed a good deal of church music, including seven masses and several litanies. He died in Naples.
Melchiorre Cafà was a sculptor from Malta. Cafà began a promising career in Baroque Rome but this was cut short by his premature death following a work accident.
Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland
Gerald Paul Joseph Cajetan Carmel Antony Martin Strickland, 6th Count della Catena, 1st Baron Strickland, GCMG was a Maltese and British politician and peer, who served as Prime Minister of Malta, Governor of the Leeward Islands, Governor of Tasmania, Governor of Western Australia and Governor of New South Wales.
Saint Publius is the first Maltese Saint. He is venerated as the first Bishop of Malta. Publius' conversion led to Malta being the first Christian nation in the West, and one of the first in the world. It was the same Publius who received the Apostle Paul during his shipwreck on the island as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. According to the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul cured Publius' dysentery - afflicted father. In fact apart from being the particular patron saint of the town of Floriana, Saint Publius is also one of the patron saints of Malta. He was martyred c. 125, during the persecution of Emperor Hadrian. His feast is celebrated on January 21 in the Roman Catholic Church, which places him as the successor of St. Dionysius the Areopagite, dating his martyrdom to ca. 112 AD. In the Orthodox Church however his feast day is observed on March 13, and according to an epistle of Saint Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth, he is placed as the successor of Saint Narcissus of Athens, dating his martyrdom to the period of the persecution under Marcus Aurelius.
"Baron" Mikel Scicluna was a Maltese professional wrestler who gained his fame during the 1960s and 1970s.
Carlo Mamo is a professional footballer currently playing for Maltese Premier League side Tarxien Rainbows, where he plays as a defender.
Justin Haber is a Maltese footballer plays as a goalkeeper for Maltese side Birkirkara F.C. and the Maltese national team.
Prospero Grech is an Augustinian friar, who co-founded the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome and was created a cardinal on 18 February 2012. He was appointed the Church of St. Maria Goretti.
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Suzanne Mizzi was a glamour model, singer, interior designer, and artist. She made regular appearances as a Page Three girl in the British newspaper The Sun during the 1980s and 1990s, before going on to have a career as a catwalk model, as well as being involved in film and music. In her later years, she developed a career as an interior designer and abstract artist.
Roderick Briffa is a professional footballer. He currently plays for the Maltese Premier League side Valletta, where he plays as a defender.
Mario Fenech is a Maltese Australian rugby league personality. He is a former player of the game for New South Wales, and is a regular guest on The Footy Show. His favoured position was as Hooker, where he represented NSW. In his later career he became a Prop-forward. He captained the Rabbitohs from 1986 to 1990.
Alfred Sant is a Maltese politician. He led the Labour Party from 1992 to 2008 and served as Prime Minister of Malta between 1996 and 1998 and as Leader of the Opposition from 1992 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2008.
Dun Karm Psaila
Dun Karm,89, was a Maltese writer and poet, sometimes called 'the bard of Malta' He was educated at the Seminary between the years 1885 and 1894 and then proceeded to study philosophy in 1888 and theology in 1890 the University of Malta. He was ordained priest in 1894. From 1895 to 1921 he taught various subjects at the Seminary: Italian, Latin, English, arithmetic, geography, cosmography, ecclesiastical history and Christian archaeology. In 1921 he was appointed assistant librarian at the National Library of Malta and in 1923 directory of circulating libraries, a post he held till his retirement in 1936. In 1921, Albert Laferla, the director of education, asked Dun Karm to compose some verses to a music score by Robert Samut. The Innu Malti was sung for the first time in 1923. In 1941 it was officially designated the national anthem, a status confirmed by the Constitution at independence in 1964. In 1921 Dun Karm was one of the founding members of the Għaqda tal-Kittieba tal-Malti and on the death of Ġużè Muscat Azzopardi in 1927, he was elected president of the Għaqda and later editor of the official organ, Il-Malti. He carried out these functions till 1942 when he was nominated honorary president of the ghaqda for life. In recognition of his contribution to Maltese literature, he was granted a D. Litt by the Royal University of Malta in 1945 - the first time the University granted such an honour. A year later he was awarded the Ġużè Muscat Azzopardi gold medal. Queen Elizabeth II decorated him with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1956. In 1957 the Maltese government issued him an ex-gratia pension in recognition of his services to Maltese literature. During his lifetime he was also honoured as the National Poet of Malta.
Norman Lowell is a Maltese ultranationalist writer and head of the Imperium Europa, a political party. He is also a qualified banker, an artist, and a martial arts expert.
Luke Anthony Dimech is a Maltese professional footballer currently playing for Maltese Premier League side Valletta where he plays as a defender.
Anthony J. Mifsud
Anthony J. Mifsud is a Maltese-born Canadian actor, singer and songwriter. He performs professionally under the moniker Mif.
Carmel Busuttil is one of Malta's most experienced football players. Now retired from playing, he is assistant coach of the Malta national football team.
Andrew Cohen is a professional footballer who plays for Maltese Premier League side Hibernians, where he plays as a striker.
Ursula Vaughan Williams
Joan Ursula Penton Vaughan Williams was an English poet and author, and biographer of her second husband, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Dame Pauline Green DBE is a former Labour and Co-operative Member of the European Parliament and former Leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists. As leader of the PES, she had a central role in the controversy surrounding the failure to discharge the European Commission's 1996 budget, bringing the first motion of censure against the Commission but voting against it. She then changed her position following corruption allegations raised by EC official Paul van Buitenen to call for Jacques Santer to react promptly or be sacked. Green lost the leadership of the PES in 1999, which was attributed in part to her handling of the incident. Following her re-election as an MEP in 1999, Green announced that she was retiring politics to take up a position as the first female Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK, a position that she held until 2009. Her work with the organisation included sitting on and responding to the recommendations of the Co-operative Commission, facilitating the organisation's merger with the Industrial Common Ownership Movement and working to "secure and celebrate" the Co-operative Advantage.
Sarah Harrison, also known as SARA, is a British/Maltese artist, DJ/producer, and musician.
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Marc Storace is a Maltese rock vocalist and songwriter. His career in music started in the 1960s, but he is most noted for his position as frontman, lead singer and songwriter of Swiss hard rock band Krokus from 1980. Before joining Krokus he sang with the Swiss progressive rockers TEA following smaller bands - including one he had formed himself in London. He has since also undertaken a solo project, duets and an acoustical project. He also had some close encounters with the classical world and has worked with numerous other rock acts as both a writer and a singer. Marc has a very high, three-octave voice, making him a very distinct vocalist, and has been compared to AC/DC's former lead singer Bon Scott or Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant in terms of vocal style, sharing many of their vocal qualities. Since he began singing professionally in the 1970s, his style and voice have remained largely the same, with a noticeable increase of character, through maturity and years of live and studio experience. Marc has recently played a major role in the Swiss-German films Anuk and Handyman, in which he acted as well as writing and performing songs for the film's soundtracks.
Joseph "Joe" Borg is a Maltese politician and diplomat. Prior to taking up the post of Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and led Malta's EU-accession negotiations.
Manuel Dimech was the pre-eminent social reformer in pre-independence Malta, a philosopher, a journalist, and a writer of novels and poetry. Born and brought up in extreme poverty and illiteracy, Dimech returned time and time again to the prisons, mostly on robbery charges. At seventeen years of age he even committed murder. In the prisons, however, he studied hard and became skilful in letters and various arts. When finally set in liberty, he engaged himself in an energetic and enterprising public life by teaching and publishing. He aimed at an overall transformation of society in which the poor and abject would be given a rightful place as citizens of a free republic. Having incurred the wrath of the dominant political forces and the privileged classes, Dimech was permanently exiled from the island and was buried in Egypt in an unmarked grave.
Paul Fenech is a footballer who plays for Maltese Premier League side Birkirkara, where he plays as a midfielder.
Angelo Muscat was a Maltese-born film and television character actor. Muscat was born in Malta to a policeman father; distinctly diminutive at only 4 ft 3 in, both his parents were over 6ft in height, as were his three brothers. Muscat initially found work as a kitchen porter and then a stoker at an RAF base in Malta. After the death of his parents and finding himself largely alone he moved to England where he worked in a zip-fastener factory. In 1961 he joined a production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" that was to tour the United Kingdom. Moving into television, he played a Chumbley in the serial 'Galaxy 4' of the then new television series Doctor Who starring William Hartnell, played the part of a clown in the ITV series Emergency Ward 10 and appeared as the Queen's Servant in the 1966 BBC television adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. He was one of only three regulars in the 1960s cult television series The Prisoner, the other two being Patrick McGoohan and Peter Swanwick. Muscat played the notably mute butler, appearing in 14 of the 17 episodes. He played an Oompa-Loompa in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He also appeared in the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.
Olivia Lewis is a singer from Qormi, Malta. She has competed 11 consecutive times in the Malta Song For Europe festival, which selects the country's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. At her 11th attempt she finally won the 2007 festival, held in Ta'Qali on 3 February 2007, with the song "Vertigo" and represented Malta at the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland, on 10 May 2007. She performed in the 20th position following Norway's Guri Schanke with "Ven a bailar conmigo" and preceding Andorra's Anonymous with "Salvem el món". However, she did not manage to qualify for the final. Lewis began singing as a child and has been involved in musicals and music festivals. She sings in several musical styles, from pop to jazz, but favors soul music. Lewis was the first female artist to perform during the Malta Jazz Festival together with the Paul Giordimaina trio. Her performance was the opening event at the 2005 festival. Lewis has also performed regularly at the International Festival of the Maltese Song, scoring as high as third place. She has won both the Lithuanian National Song Festival and the Bulgarian Song Festival.
Louis Grech is a Maltese politician who has been Deputy Prime Minister of Malta, as well as Minister of European Affairs, since 2013. He has also served as Deputy Leader for Parliamentary Affairs of the Labour Party. He is the Head of Delegation of the Labour Party to the European Parliament and currently sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets. In March 2013 he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs. Grech is responsible for Relations with the European Union EU Internal Coordination, EU Presidency 2017, EU Funds and Programmes.
Mikiel Anton Vassalli
Mikiel Anton Vassalli was a Maltese writer, a philosopher, and a linguist who published important Maltese language books, including a Maltese-Italian dictionary, a Maltese grammar book, the Maltese Gospels and, towards the end of his life, a book on Maltese proverbs.
Mary Collinson is a model and actress . She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in October 1970, together with her twin sister Madeleine Collinson. They were the first identical twin Playmate sisters. The Collinson Twins first arrived in Britain in April 1969, and prior to their appearance in Playboy one of the first people to use them was the famed glamour photographer/film maker Harrison Marks who cast them as saucy maids in his short film Halfway Inn. The film, made for the 8mm market, was shot sometime between their British Arrival, and July 1970, when a still from the film was used in a Marks' Advert that ran in that months issue of Continental Film Review magazine. Her sister is quoted in The Playmate Book as saying that Mary has two daughters and now lives in Milan with an "Italian gentleman," who she has been with for more than 20 years.
Joseph Demarco was a Maltese medical practitioner, a scientist, and a major philosopher. His areas of specialisation in philosophy were mostly philosophical psychology and physiology. Demarco’s extensive interests make him quite unique. Indeed, though his main concern was human health, in his case this must be understood in the widest of meanings. Certainly, he was fascinated by the mechanisms of the human body, but also with its infirmities, especially within their psychological and social contexts. This brought him to be very much attracted to the philosophical underpinnings of the human condition in all of its aspects. Both his life and his writings are proof enough of this.
Virginia Helen Antoinette Holgate, also known as Ginny Leng, was a British equestrian competitor who achieved many notable successes in the 1980s, including winning the Individual European Eventing title on 3 consecutive occasions, 1985, 1987 and 1989, a feat which has never been equalled. She was born and raised in Malta and won several national and international titles, including the European Champion, the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials a record five times. Among her mounts were Murphy Himself, Night Cap III, and Priceless, the latter two by the eventing stallion Ben Faerie. Since the 1980s, she has written several books. Ginny Elliott, as she is now known, remains an avid supporter and contributor to the sport of eventing as she is currently the manager of the Irish Eventing Team.
Giorgio Borg Olivier
Giorgio Borg Olivier was twice Prime Minister of Malta as the Leader of the Nationalist Party. He was also Leader of the Opposition between 1955 and 1958 and again between 1971 and 1977. He resigned from Leader of the Nationalist Party in 1977 and was succeeded by Eddie Fenech Adami. However, he retained his parliamentary seat until his death in 1980.
Gilbert Agius is a professional Maltese footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder or as a striker for the Gozitan side Xewkija Tigers F.C. on a loan deal until the end of the season in the Gozo Football League First Division.
James Stout was an American Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse racing jockey. Known as "Jimmy," he began working at a racetrack as a stable boy then in 1930 became a professional jockey. Stout became most famous riding for Belair Stud and trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. He rode Seabiscuit in his first race in January 1935 before the colt was sold. In 1936 Stout rode in his first Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately his highly touted colt Granville was a victim of one of the roughest starts in Derby history and he was thrown from the horse. However, Jimmy Stout and Granville came back to finish second to the Derby winner Bold Venture in the Preakness Stakes then won the Belmont Stakes and went on to earn the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. Jimmy Stout won the Belmont two more times, aboard Pasteurized in 1938 and the following year he rode future Hall of Famer Johnstown to victory in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont. Among his other major racing successes, he won the Jockey Club Gold Cup on two occasions. Jimmy Stout became part of racing history when he rode Bousset to a share of the victory in racing's only triple dead heat in the 1944 Carter Handicap. In 1946 he returned to his native New Jersey to ride at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport where he was the leading rider for four years. After a twenty-five-year career as a jockey, in which he won 2,056 races, Stout retired from riding in 1954 following which he worked as a race official.
Peter Serracino Inglott
Peter Serracino Inglott was Rector of the University of Malta and Emeritus Professor of philosophy at the same University. A Catholic priest, Peter Serracino Inglott was ordained in Milan by Cardinal Montini, later Pope Paul VI.
Thea Garrett is a Maltese singer who represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo.
John Joseph Aquilina, a former Australian politician, is a former member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Blacktown between 1981 and 1991 and the electorate of Riverstone between 1991 and 2011 for the Australian Labor Party. Between 1986 and 1988 and again between 1995 and 2003, he served in a range of ministerial portfolios including Minister for Natural Resources and Minister for Youth and Community Services in the Wran and Unsworth Labor governments and Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Fair Trading, and Minister for Land and Water Conservation in the Carr Labor government. From 2003 to 2007, he was Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly, and was Leader of the House from 2007 until his retirement in 2011.
Dylan Kerr is a Maltese-born English former professional footballer. He played as a defender, specifically a left-back. In September 2009 he became an assistant manager with South African club Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Marama Corlett is a Maltese actress and dancer, best known for her role as Rina in the 2012 television series Sinbad.
Roberta Metsola is a Member of the European Parliament representing Malta.
John Buttigieg is a retired Maltese footballer who played as a defender, and a former coach of the Maltese national team.
Anton Buttigieg was a Maltese political figure and poet. He served as the second President of Malta from 1976 until 1981.
Frans Sammut was a Maltese novelist and non-fiction writer.
Kevin Sammut is a former professional footballer who played for Maltese Premier League side Valletta as a midfielder. He is currently serving a life ban for match-fixing.
Nicolas Isouard was a Maltese composer. Isouard studied in Rabat or Mdina with Francesco Azopardi, in Palermo with Giuseppe Amendola, and in Naples with Nicola Sala and Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi. From 1795 he was organist at St. John de Gerusalemme in Valletta at the Conventual Church of the Order of Saint John, San Giovanni di Malta. He moved to Paris, where he worked as a free composer and befriended composer Rodolphe Kreutzer. The pair worked together on several operas, including Le petit page ou La prison d'état and Flaminius à Corinthe. Isouard adopted the pseudonym Nicolò and found rapid success in the field of opera comique with Michel-Ange and L'intrigue aux fenêtres. He composed regularly for the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique, writing some thirty works for them. He composed masses, motets, cantatas, romances, and duos, along with over 40 operas. Isouard had two daughters, Sophie-Nicole, a composer of romances, and Annette-Julie, and pianist and composer. His brother Joseph had a career as a singer and opera director before being named inspector of historic monuments in Rouen. Nicolas Isouard was buried in Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. A bust of the composer was placed on one of the facades of both the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique and the Palais Garnier, and one of the main squares in Paris was given his name.
John Constance Parnis
John Constance Parnis was a major Maltese mediaeval philosopher who specialised mainly in metaphysics, physics, and logic.
Clayton Failla is a professional footballer currently playing for Maltese Premier League side Hibernians, where he plays as a midfielder and occasionally as a defender.
Enrico "Nerik" Mizzi was a Maltese politician, leader of the Nationalist Party and Prime Minister of Malta. Mizzi was born in Valletta on 20 September 1885, son of Fortunato and Maria Sofia Folliero de Luna. He was educated at the Gozo Seminary and Flores College and in 1903 he started his studies in literature and science at the University of Malta. In 1906 he began reading law at the Universities of La Sapienza and Urbino, returning to Malta in 1912. After obtaining his warrant he spent a short period practicing as a lawyer, mostly in Gozo. He married Bice née Vassallo and they had one son, Fortunato, who later became a priest and founder of the Social Action Movement.
Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici was the fifth President of Malta from 1994–99.