READ Famous People From Colchester

3k views 162 items Follow Embed

List of famous people from Colchester, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Colchester, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Colchester you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Colchester, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Jeffrey Titford and John White.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Colchester?" or "Which celebrities were born in Colchester?" then this list is a great resource for you.

1
Leanne Nagle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Leanne Nagle age 26

26 Celebrities with Cleft Lips The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

2
Anna Taverner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Anna Taverner age 34 - Anna Taverner is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.

3
Margaret Cavendish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Margaret Cavendish Died at 50 (1623-1673) - Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English aristocrat, a prolific writer, and a scientist. Born Margaret Lucas, she was the youngest sister of prominent royalists Sir John ...more

4
Lyman Trumbull is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Lyman Trumbull Died at 83 (1813-1896) - Lyman Trumbull was a United States Senator from Illinois during the American Civil War, and co-author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

5
Ken Aston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Ken Aston Died at 86 (1915-2001) - Kenneth George "Ken" Aston, MBE was an English teacher, soldier, and football referee, who was responsible for many important developments in football refereeing - including the yellow

6
Jeff Brazier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Jeff Brazier age 36 - Jeffrey Carl Brazier is an English television presenter, reality TV star and former professional footballer, notable for being the father to the late Jade Goody's children. He is currently best ...more

7
Ben Foakes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Ben Foakes age 24 - Benjamin Thomas Foakes is an English cricketer. Foakes is a right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Colchester, Essex and educated at Tendring Technology College. ...more

8
Polly Scattergood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Polly Scattergood age 29 - Polly Scattergood, is a British singer-songwriter. She has been described as ethereal, dark, intense and quirky, while her musical style has been described as "early 21st century ...more

9
Elizabeth Inglis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Elizabeth Inglis Died at 94 (1913-2007) - Elizabeth Inglis was an English actress, known for her role in The Letter, opposite Bette Davis.

10
Kenneth L. Dixon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Kenneth L. Dixon Died at 71 (1915-1986) - Kenneth Lee "Ken" Dixon, was a prominent journalist who reported, edited, and penned columns for seven newspapers, including two in Louisiana -- Lake Charles and Baton Rouge. He was a ...more

11
Shahin Badar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Shahin Badar age 41 - Shahin Badar is an English singer and songwriter who is best known in Europe and North America for her vocals on The Prodigy's single Smack My Bitch Up. It earned her a Double Platinum award.

12
Ronald Joy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Ronald Joy Died at 76 (1898-1974) - Ronald Cecil Graham Joy was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played for Essex between 1922 and 1928. His father-in-law Frank Penn played Test ...more

13
Daniel King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Daniel King age 33 - Daniel King is a British racewalker. He competed for England in the men's 20 km walk at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and at a number of World Cup events for Great Britain. He has a twin brother ...more

14
James Gallimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colchester
James Gallimore age 44 - James Gallimore is a film producer.

15
Petronella Barker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Petronella Barker age 50 - Petronella Barker is a British-born Norwegian actress. She was born in Colchester, England, but grew up in Fredrikstad, Norway. While still studying at the Theatre Academy in Oslo, she had her ...more

15 Famous Teenage Mothers 13 Famous Long-Term Couples Who Never Married

16
Carol Leader is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Carol Leader age 66 - Carol Leader is an English theatrical and television actress. She played Sadie Tomkins in Casualty from 1988 to 1989, Barbara Charlton in Young at Heart from 1980 to 1981 and has also been in ...more

17
Graham Budd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Graham Budd age 48 - Graham Edward Budd is a British palaeontologist, Professor of palaeobiology at Uppsala University. Budd’s research primarily has focused on the anatomy and evolutionary significance of ...more

18
Lacey Kohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Lacey Kohl Lacey Kohl is an actress.

19
Giles Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Giles Smith age 53 - Giles Smith is a British journalist for The Times. In 1998 he was named best journalist of the year. Smith was one of the members of a band called Orphans Of Babylon who in 1983 produced the ...more

20
David Buck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colchester
David Buck age 69 - David Colin Buck was an English footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for Colchester United.

21
Brian Dobson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Brian Dobson age 81 - Brian Ashley Dobson is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Colchester United.

22
Terence Conoley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Terence Conoley Terence Conoley is an actor.

23
Digger Kettle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Digger Kettle Died at 77 (1922-1999) - Albert Henry "Digger" Kettle was a footballer who played for Colchester United.

24
Tony Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Tony Evans age 55 - Anthony William Evans is an English footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Colchester United.

25
Graham Ord is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Graham Ord age 54 - Graham Ord born 22 March 1961, is an English musician and songwriter. He has garnered respect internationally as a fine musician and engaging communicator. His live performances are always ...more

26
Vic Keeble is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Vic Keeble age 85 - Victor Albert Williams "Vic" Keeble is an English former footballer who played as a centre forward for hometown club Colchester United, Newcastle United and West Ham United.

27
Chris Keeble is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Chris Keeble age 38 - Chris Keeble is an English former professional footballer who played in The Football League as a midfielder.

28
Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Oliv... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier Died at 84 (1859-1943) - Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier, KCMG, CB, PC, was a British civil servant. A Fabian and a member of the Labour Party, he served as Governor of Jamaica and as Secretary of State for ...more

29
Ezra Hall Gillett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Ezra Hall Gillett Died at 52 (1823-1875) - Ezra Hall Gillett was an American clergyman and author, born at Colchester Connecticut He graduated in 1841 at Yale, and in 1844 at the Union Theological Seminary, and became pastor of a ...more

List of Konami Rail Shooters Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

30
Jack Wignall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Jack Wignall Jack David Wignall is an English footballer who plays as a defender, most recently for AFC Sudbury. Wignall has played in the Football League for Colchester United. He is son to former football ...more

31
Epaphroditus Champion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Epaphroditus Champion Died at 78 (1756-1834) - Epaphroditus Champion was a nineteenth-century war veteran, politician and land owner from Connecticut. He served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

32
Ramon Goose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Ramon Goose age 38 - Ramon Goose is an English blues guitarist, singer and producer and contemporary country blues artist, who is known for his work with The West African Blues Project and the hip hop blues band ...more

33
James Hunter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Colchester
James Hunter age 54 - James Hunter is a Grammy Award-nominated English R&B musician and soul singer.

34
Stewart Bright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Stewart Bright Stewart Linden Bright is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Colchester United.

35
Barrie Aitchison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Barrie Aitchison Barrie George Aitchison is an English former footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Colchester United, where he came through the youth ranks before joining Tottenham ...more

36
Henry H. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Henry H. Crocker Died at 74 (1839-1913) - Henry H. Crocker was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October ...more

37
Dominic King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Dominic King age 33 - Dominic King is a British racewalker. He was selected for the British team in the men's 50 km walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, having previously competed for England in the 2002 and 2006 ...more

38
Neil Faith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Neil Faith age 35 - Neil Andrew Horsfall, better known by the ring name Neil Faith, is a semi-retired English professional wrestler.

39
Sanna-June Hyde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Sanna-June Hyde age 39 - Sanna-June Hyde born Colchester, England, is a Finnish-English actress at Helsingin kaupungin teatteri, Helsinki City Theatre. She has played in Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri's Hotelli Paradiso, ...more

40
Sir William Gull, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Sir William Gull, 1st Baronet Died at 74 (1816-1890) - Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Baronet of Brook Street was a 19th-century English physician. Of modest family origins, he rose through the ranks of the medical profession to establish a lucrative ...more

41
Samuel Harsnett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Samuel Harsnett Died at 70 (1561-1631) - Samuel Harsnett, born Samuel Halsnoth, was an English writer on religion and Archbishop of York from 1629.

42
John Martin-Harvey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Colchester
John Martin-Harvey Died at 81 (1863-1944) - John Martin Harvey, known after his knighthood in 1921 as Sir John Martin-Harvey, was an English stage actor. Born in Bath Street, Wivenhoe, Essex, he was the son of John Harvey, a ...more

43
Roger Penrose is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Roger Penrose age 85 - Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of ...more

16 LGBT Black Celebrities The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series

44
Dermot O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Dermot O'Leary age 43 - Seán Dermot Fintan O'Leary, Jr., better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish television and radio presenter, best known for his current television and radio work with ITV and BBC ...more

45
Stephanie Twell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Stephanie Twell age 27 - Stephanie April "Steph" Twell is a British middle- and long-distance runner who competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She won the 1500 metres at the 2008 World Junior ...more

46
Ralph Morse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Ralph Morse age 61 - Ralph Morse is an actor, singer, teacher, guitarist and writer.

47
Archibald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Archibald Henderson Died at 76 (1783-1859) - Archibald Henderson was the longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving from 1820 to 1859. His name is learned by all recruits at Marine recruit training to be known as the ...more

48
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wav... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell Died at 67 (1883-1950) - Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell GCB GCSI GCIE KStJ CMG MC PC was a senior commander in the British Army. He served in the Second Boer War, the Bazar Valley Campaign and ...more

49
Thomson J. Skinner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Colchester
Thomson J. Skinner Died at 57 (1752-1809) - Thomson Joseph Skinner was an American politician in Massachusetts. He served in both the State's House and Senate, and represented Massachusetts's 12th congressional district in the U.S. House ...more

50
William Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Colchester
William Gilbert Died at 59 (1544-1603) - William Gilbert, also known as Gilberd, was an English physician, physicist and natural philosopher. He passionately rejected both the prevailing Aristotelian philosophy and the Scholastic ...more