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Monday, 10 January, 2000, 23:53 GMT
Who's Who for 2000

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Teletubbies creator Anne Wood, Scotland football coach Craig Brown and chef Gary Rhodes are among 1,000 additions to Who's Who for its 2000 edition.

Actress Jane Horrocks, newsreader Dermot Murnaghan, TV presenter Angus Deayton and hairdresser Nicky Clarke are also listed for the first time among more than 30,000 names in the reference book which lists the world's most influential people.


Craig Brown Craig Brown after receiving his CBE
Other additions to this year's publication are street poet Benjamin Zephaniah, Annie Stewart, former editor of the black newspaper The Voice, deputy secretary general of the United Nations, Louise Frechette, and Nicholas Prettejohn, chief executive of Lloyd's of London.

In their respective recreation entries, journalist and cricket writer Matthew Engel reveals he enjoys "whingeing" while British ambassador to the UN Stewart Eldon puts down "breaking computers".


Anne Wood Anne Wood was named businesswoman of the year in April 1999
Craig Brown says he enjoys swimming in the sea, drinking and shopping, with children's TV presenter Floella Benjamin preferring golf, cooking and running.

All names remain in the book until their deaths when they are transferred to Who Was Who.

The new edition, which costs 115, is published on Wednesday.

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