TWO famous Scarborough faces have made it into a stellar world-renowned publication highlighting the world’s most influential people.
Scarborough-born lawyer Sonya Leydecker and notable artistic director Timothy Sheader are new names in the 164th edition of Who’s Who.
The autobiographical reference book charts 33,000 people across every aspect of public life in Britain and further afield, with various members of society rubbing shoulders with famous celebrities.
Sonya Leydecker, 57, was born in Scarborough on July 18, 1954 .
She attended the Convent of the Ladies of Mary, in Scarborough, and currently works as global head of dispute resolution at top London law firm, Herbert Smith LLP.
Mr Sheader, 40, was also born in the town and has been the artistic director at London’s Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park since 2008.
His show, Crazy For You, was recently transferred from the open-air venue to the Novello Theatre, and the success came on the back of his revival of Into The Woods, which picked up an Olivier award last year.
The Who’s Who book invites all participants to compile their own entries, which can be as long or concise as people desire.
Ms Leydecker takes up eight lines in the publication, with Mr Sheader explaining his life in five lines.
In comparison, British prime minister David Cameron uses 11 lines to talk about himself, with his American counterpart President Barack Obama packing everything into 14 lines.
The late romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland took up nearly a full page to list her achievements.
They are joined by a raft of fellow newcomers including former world motor racing champion Jenson Button and England football manager Fabio Capello.
They will remain in Who’s Who until they die.
After a person in the book dies, they are automatically transferred to the sister publication, Who Was Who.