As the end of the year draws near, here are some of the British celebrities of 2011.

Amidst the negative economic outlook and other unpleasant events, a few people automatically grab our attention.

Undoubtedly, the biggest moment of celebration for the British people in 2011 was the Royal Wedding.

Others fascinated the public simply by the way in which they hit the headlines.

Here are some of the British celebrities who were particularly notable in 2011: