Some thoughts :
i definately agree that Gorbachev should be on next year - he's really the last of the world leaders left alive from the end of the Cold War and is one of the most important political figures of the late 20th century.
Ian Holm should be on - very well known film/character actor who has been in some of the most influential films of the last 40 years such as Alien and recent blockbusters like LOTR and a cameo in The Hobbit. Also well known for films like Chariots of Fire and ALOT of TV work.
i haven't seen Shirley Williams name mentioned but she is 89 next year and was one of the 'legendary' Gang of Four that broke off from The Labour Party and founded the SDP in 1981.
I would also like to see the possible inclusion of Eric Chappell who will be 86 next year. One of the last comedy writing greats of the 1970s who wrote Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh and, of course, Duty Free. The committee didn't listen to me regarding Ray Galton who would have been another hit for them this year so please take note!
James Lovelock will be 100. Famous scientist who proposed the Gaia hypothesis - could replace Steven Hawking?
Barbara Shelley of Hammer Horror fame will be 87 and is the last of the real Hammer stars left alive.
Philip Latham who, with Shelley above, is one of the last surviving actors from old Hammer films. Had a prolific career - Dr Who, etc. Will be 90 in January.
Tony Britton - veteran character/ comedy actor known for comedies like Don't Wait Up, Robins Nest and in films like Day Of The Jackal will be 95. Also known as Fern Britton's dad.
agree with adding Joss Ackland as another well known actor who will be 91 - last acted in 2014 as well.
i think sadly next year may be another 2011 regarding Dr Who and loss of favourite actors. Maybe Tom Baker and William Russell (who will be 95) are worth considering. Maybe Terence Dicks as well - he'll be 84 in April.
Geoffrey Palmer definately - very 'deathlisty' and 92 so getting on and had a huge and varied career.
i would keep Honor Blackman on the list - don't agree with others to take her off.
Bill Wyman should replace Ronnie Wood
More later in the week.....