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List of famous people from Hampshire, 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 Hampshire, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hampshire 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 Hampshire, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Elizabeth Hurley age 51 - Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Hurley is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling ...more

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Christopher Hitchens Died at 62 (1949-2011) - Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary ...more

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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Richard Dawson Died at 80 (1932-2012) - Richard Dawson was an English-American actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, ...more

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Catherine McCormack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Catherine McCormack age 45 - Catherine Jane McCormack is an English actress, known for her stage acting as well as her screen performances in films such as Braveheart, The Land Girls, Spy Game, 28 Weeks Later, and Dangerous ...more

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Amanda Lamb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Amanda Lamb age 44 - Amanda Lamb is an English television presenter and former model.

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Amanda Holden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Amanda Holden age 46 - Amanda Louise Holden is an English actress, singer and presenter, best known as a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent since the show began in 2007. Holden played the role of Sarah Trevanion in ...more

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Gilbert Harding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Gilbert Harding Died at 53 (1907-1960) - Gilbert Charles Harding was an English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor, interviewer and ...more

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Craig David is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Craig David age 35 - Craig Ashley David is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 1999 featuring on the single "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger. David's debut album, Born to Do It, was released on 14 ...more

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Scott Mills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Scott Mills age 43 - Scott Robert Mills is a British radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting his show on BBC Radio 1. As of the 2011 Contest, Mills commentated for the ...more

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James Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
James Callaghan Died at 93 (1912-2005) - Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980. Callaghan is to date ...more

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Peter Yates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Peter Yates Died at 82 (1929-2011) - Peter James Yates was an English film director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.

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Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Clare Balding age 46 - Clare Balding is a 2013 Glamour Award winner of the presenter of the year.

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Bruce Parry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Bruce Parry age 48 - Bruce Parry is an award-winning documentarian, author, indigenous rights advocate, explorer, trek leader and former Royal Marines commando officer. He employs an ethnographic style and a form of ...more

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Sarah Matravers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Sarah Matravers age 40 - Sarah Matravers is an English model and actress. Born in the New Forest, Hampshire and brought up in Kent, she lives in Fulham, London. She first came to public attention when she won The Great ...more

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Simon Gray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Simon Gray Died at 72 (1936-2008) - Simon James Holliday Gray, CBE was an English playwright and memoirist who also had a career as a university lecturer in English literature at Queen Mary, University of London, for 20 years. ...more

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James Honeyman-Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
James Honeyman-Scott Died at 26 (1956-1982) - James "Jimmy" Honeyman-Scott was an English rock guitarist, songwriter and founding member of the band The Pretenders. With the Pretenders, Honeyman-Scott established a reputation, in ...more

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Edgar Dean Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Edgar Dean Mitchell age 86 - Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, Sc.D., is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he ...more

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Laura Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Laura Carmichael age 30 - Laura Elizabeth Carmichael is an English actress, most widely known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the TV period drama series Downton Abbey.

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Nell Gwyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Nell Gwyn Died at 37 (1650-1687) - Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living ...more

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Marcus Patric is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Marcus Patric age 37 - Marcus Patrick 17 August 1979, Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English actor.

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Chidiock Tichborne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Chidiock Tichborne Died at 28 (1558-1586) - Chidiock Tichborne was an English conspirator and poet.

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Howard Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Howard Jones age 62 - Howard Jones is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Jones had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986, including six which reached the top ten, and his 1984 album Human's ...more

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Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Mark Sloan age 38 - Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler. Sloan is best known for his work with the Frontier Wrestling Alliance due to founding the promotion and being head trainer in the company's ...more

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Mike Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Mike Rutherford age 66 - Michael John Cleote Crawford "Mike" Rutherford is an English musician. He is a founding member of Genesis and one of the band's only two constant members. He used his full name Michael ...more

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Albert Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Albert Lee age 73 - Albert William Lee is an English guitarist known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique. Lee has worked, both in the studio and on tour, with many famous musicians from a wide range of ...more

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Aaron Flahavan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Aaron Flahavan Died at 26 (1975-2001) - Aaron Adam Flahavan was an English football goalkeeper who played for Portsmouth.

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Chris Packham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Chris Packham age 55 - Christopher Gary "Chris" Packham is an English naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter and author, best known for his television work including the children's nature ...more

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Ian McEwan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Ian McEwan age 67 - Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". McEwan began ...more

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Nicholas Udall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Nicholas Udall Died at 52 (1504-1556) - Nicholas Udall was an English playwright, cleric, and schoolmaster, the author of Ralph Roister Doister, generally regarded as the first comedy written in the English language.

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Toby Harnden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Toby Harnden age 49 - Toby Harnden is an Anglo-American journalist and author. He has been Washington bureau chief of The Sunday Times since January 2013. He previously spent 17 years at The Telegraph, based in ...more

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Mike Batt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Mike Batt age 68 - Michael Philip Batt LVO is a British songwriter, musician, producer, director, conductor and Deputy Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry. He is best known for creating The Wombles pop ...more

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Richard Aldington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Richard Aldington Died at 70 (1892-1962) - Richard Aldington, born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet. Aldington was known best for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel, Death of a Hero, and the controversy ...more

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Reverend W. Awdry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Reverend W. Awdry Died at 86 (1911-1997) - Wilbert Vere Awdry OBE was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast and children's author. Better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, he was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the central ...more

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David Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
David Nicholls age 49 - David Alan Nicholls is an English novelist and screenwriter.

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Charlie Dimmock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Charlie Dimmock age 50 - Charlotte Elouise "Charlie" Dimmock is an English gardening expert and TV presenter. She was one of the team on Ground Force, a BBC gardening makeover programme.

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John Arlott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
John Arlott Died at 77 (1914-1991) - Leslie Thomas John Arlott OBE was an English journalist, author and cricket commentator for the BBC's Test Match Special. He was also a poet and wine connoisseur. With his poetic phraseology, he ...more

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George Meredith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
George Meredith Died at 81 (1828-1909) - George Meredith, OM was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.

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Andrew Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Andrew Parkinson age 56 - Andrew Parkinson is a screenwriter, film score composer, film editor, film producer, and film director.

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George Wither is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
George Wither Died at 79 (1588-1667) - George Wither was an English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. C. V. Wedgwood wrote ...more

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Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Allen Jones age 78 - Allen Jones RA is a British pop artist, best known for his sculptures.

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Tom Denning, Baron Denning is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Tom Denning, Baron Denning Died at 100 (1899-1999) - Alfred Thompson "Tom" Denning, Baron Denning, OM, PC, DL, QC, commonly known as Lord Denning, was an English lawyer and judge. He gained degrees in mathematics and law at Oxford ...more

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Mike Osborne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Mike Osborne Died at 66 (1941-2007) - Michael Evans Osborne was an English jazz alto saxophonist, pianist and clarinetist, perhaps most noteworthy for his contributions as a member to the Chris McGregor band Brotherhood of Breath in ...more

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Graham Maby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Graham Maby age 64 - Graham Maby, is a bass guitar player. He has recorded and toured with Joe Jackson since his first album, appearing on most of Jackson's albums and tours. He has continued to record and tour with ...more

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John Everett Millais is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
John Everett Millais Died at 67 (1829-1896) - Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. A child prodigy, at the age of eleven Millais ...more

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Matt Cardle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Matt Cardle age 33 - Matthew "Matt" Sheridan Cardle is an English pop rock recording artist and songwriter. Cardle was born in Southampton, England and grew up in Halstead, Essex, England. Cardle has been ...more

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Dora Carrington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dora Carrington Died at 39 (1893-1932) - Dora de Houghton Carrington, known generally as Carrington, was a British painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially ...more

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Stuart J. Russell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Stuart J. Russell age 55 - Stuart Jonathan Russell is a computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence. Stuart Russell was born in Portsmouth, England. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree ...more

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William Dawes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
William Dawes Died at 74 (1762-1836) - William Dawes was an officer of the British Marines, an astronomer, engineer, botanist, surveyor, explorer, abolitionist and colonial administrator. He traveled to New South Wales with the First ...more

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Roger Black is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Roger Black age 51 - Roger Anthony Black MBE is a retired British athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World Championships, two ...more

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Chris Menges is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Chris Menges age 76 - Chris Menges BSC, ASC, is an English cinematographer and film director. He is a member of both the American and British Societies of Cinematographers.