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

Examples of people on this list: Samantha Morton, Star Slinger and more.

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

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Harold Shipman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Harold Shipman Died at 58 (1946-2004) - Harold Frederick Shipman was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of 15 murders. He was sentenced to ...more

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Donna Marie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
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Jon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Jon Richardson age 40 - Jon Richardson is a professional footballer, who is currently playing for Chasetown. A central defender, he was originally a trainee at Exeter City, making his debut in 1994. He impressed ...more

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Cate Harrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Cate Harrington age 29 - Cate Harrington is a pornographic actress from Mansfield near Nottingham England. She has appeared in a range of hardcore pornographic films and adult websites such as Television X and Red Hot ...more

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Richard Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Richard Beckinsale Died at 32 (1947-1979) - Richard Arthur Beckinsale was an English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the British sitcom Rising Damp. He is the father of ...more

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Robert Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Robert Harris age 60 - Robert Dennis Harris is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter. Although he began his career in non-fiction, his fame rests upon his works of historical ...more

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Laura Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Laura Jones age 23 - Laura Victoria Jones is a British gymnast selected for the Great Britain team at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games but had to drop out due to injury, to be replaced by Imogen Cairns. Jones ...more

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Posie Graeme-Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Posie Graeme-Evans age 65 - Posie Graeme-Evans is an Australian novelist, television and film producer, editor, screenwriter and director, best known for her children's programs and adult dramas. She has created many ...more

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Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Alvin Lee Died at 69 (1944-2013) - Alvin Lee was an English singer and guitarist, best known as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist with the blues rock band Ten Years After.

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Graham Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Graham Allen age 62 - Graham William Allen is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Nottingham North since 1987.

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Freya Haseldine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Freya Haseldine Freya Haseldine is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.

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Henry Normal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Henry Normal age 60 - Henry Normal is an English comedian, television producer, poet and writer. He is Managing Director of Baby Cow Productions Ltd which he set up with Steve Coogan. When living in Chesterfield, ...more

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Julie Myerson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Julie Myerson age 55 - Julie Myerson is an English author and critic. As well as writing both fiction and non-fiction books, she is also known for having written a long-running column in The Guardian entitled ...more

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Frank Halford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Frank Halford Died at 61 (1894-1955) - Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS was an English aircraft engine designer. He is best known for the series of de Havilland Gipsy engines, widely used by light aircraft in the 1920s and

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John Russell Hind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
John Russell Hind Died at 72 (1823-1895) - John Russell Hind FRS was an English astronomer.

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Lennie James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Lennie James age 51 - Lennie James is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. James has appeared in many films, including Les Misérables, Snatch and Colombiana. Among James' more notable roles in ...more

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Andrew Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Andrew Cole age 45 - Andrew Alexander "Andy" Cole is an English former professional footballer. He was almost universally known as Andy Cole in the 1990s; in 2000, he allegedly asked to be known as Andrew ...more

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John Jeremiah Bigsby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
John Jeremiah Bigsby Died at 89 (1792-1881) - John Jeremiah Bigsby, M.D., F.R.S, F.G.S., F.R.G.S., was an English physician who became known for his work on geology, an interest developed while on military service in Lower and Upper Canada, ...more

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Claudine West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Claudine West Died at 53 (1890-1943) - Claudine West was a screenwriter.

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Alma Reville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Alma Reville Died at 83 (1899-1982) - Alma Lucy Reville, Lady Hitchcock was an English film director, screenwriter, and editor. She is best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock, whom she married in 1926.

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Lester Matthews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Lester Matthews Died at 75 (1900-1975) - Arthur Lester Matthews was an English actor born in Nottingham. In his career, the handsome British actor made more than 180 appearances in film and on television. He was on occasion erroneously ...more

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Arthur Pink is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Arthur Pink Died at 66 (1886-1952) - Arthur Walkington Pink was an English Christian evangelist and biblical scholar who was known for his staunchly Calvinist and Puritan-like teachings in an era dominated by opposing theological ...more

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Nick Freeman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Nick Freeman age 61 - Nick Freeman is an English solicitor. Freeman is the owner of Manchester-based legal practice Freeman & Co. and is best known as a celebrity defence lawyer, specialising in traffic and ...more

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Susanna Clarke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Susanna Clarke age 56 - Susanna Mary Clarke is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a Hugo Award-winning alternate history. Clarke began Jonathan Strange in 1993 and worked ...more

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N. R. Pogson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
N. R. Pogson Died at 62 (1829-1891) - Norman Robert Pogson, CIE was an English astronomer who worked in India at the Madras observatory. He discovered several minor planets, made observations on comets and deduced a mathematical ...more

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Craig Robert Young is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Craig Robert Young age 39 - Craig Robert Young is a British actor who began his acting career at age ten, starring in the stage production of The Price of Coal. By the time he was 17, he moved to London to attend the ...more

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John Arderne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
John Arderne Died at 85 (1307-1392) - John Arderne was an English surgeon, and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. He is considered one of the fathers of surgery, described by some as England's first surgeon and ...more

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Blue Blake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Nottingham

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Keith Alexander is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Keith Alexander Died at 54 (1956-2010) - Keith Alexander was a footballer and manager. Born in Nottingham, England, he was the manager of League Two side Macclesfield Town at the time of his death, in a career that included ...more

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Stephen Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Stephen Brown age 67 - Stephen John Brown is a Canadian composer. He holds ARCT Diplomas in both Theory and Composition from the Royal Conservatory of Music and is an Associate of the Canadian Music Centre. Brown is ...more

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Herol Graham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Herol Graham age 57 - Herol "Bomber" Graham is generally acknowledged as one of the best British boxers of the post-war era never to have won a world title. In 1978, after winning the ABA middleweight ...more

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Edmund Ward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Edmund Ward Died at 65 (1928-1993) - Edmund Ward is a screenwriter and television producer.

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Stuart Broad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Stuart Broad age 30 - Stuart Christopher John Broad is a cricketer who plays Test and One Day International cricket for England and is currently the captain of their Twenty20 team. A left-handed batsman and right-arm ...more

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Michael Argyle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Michael Argyle Died at 77 (1925-2002) - Michael Argyle was one of the best known English Social Psychologists of the twentieth century. He spent most of his career at the University of Oxford, and worked on numerous topics. Throughout ...more

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Edward Henry Howard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Edward Henry Howard Died at 63 (1829-1892) - Edward Henry Howard was an English Catholic priest and archbishop, who was made a cardinal in 1877. He was a relative of the Dukes of Norfolk. He was the son of Edward Charles Howard of Glossop, ...more

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Justine Thornton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Justine Thornton age 45 - Justine Thornton is a British barrister, and the wife of Ed Miliband, the current Leader of the Labour Party. She is a former child actress who appeared in Dramarama and Hardwicke House.

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Vicki Feaver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Vicki Feaver age 74 - Vicki Feaver is an English poet. She studied music at Durham University and English at University College, London, and later worked as a lecturer and tutor in English and Creative Writing at ...more

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Michael Riley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Michael Riley age 49 - Michael Riley is an English film producer. He is CEO of London based production company Sterling Pictures.

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Harry Bolus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Harry Bolus Died at 77 (1834-1911) - Harry Bolus was a South African botanist, botanical artist, businessman and philanthropist. He advanced botany in South Africa by establishing bursaries, founding the Bolus Herbarium and ...more

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John Wells is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
John Wells Died at 77 (1864-1941) - John Wells was a member of the presiding bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1918 to 1938. Wells was born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England. In 1882, he became a ...more

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Nayan Doshi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Nayan Doshi age 37 - Nayan Dilip Doshi is an English cricketer, who was released by Derbyshire. He is the son of Dilip Doshi, who is a former Indian Test bowler. Doshi, a left arm spin bowler, first played for ...more

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Bert Winfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Bert Winfield Died at 41 (1878-1919) - Herbert Benjamin 'Bert' Winfield was an English rugby union player who played international rugby for Wales. He was a member of the winning Welsh team who beat the 1905 touring All Blacks and ...more

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Nicholas Crafts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Nicholas Crafts age 68 - Nicholas Francis Robert Crafts CBE is Professor of Economics and Economic History at the University of Warwick, a post he has held since 2005. Previously he was a Professor of Economic History ...more

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Richard Davison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Richard Davison age 60 - Richard Davison is an olympian equestrian representing Great Britain.

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William Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
William Thompson Died at 69 (1811-1880) - William Abednego Thompson was an English bare-knuckle boxer.

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Charlie Creed-Miles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Charlie Creed-Miles age 45 - Charlie Creed-Miles is an English actor and musician. Creed-Miles was born in Nottingham, and had his first starring screen role, aged 19, in The Punk. His relationship with actress Samantha ...more

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Freda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Freda Jackson Died at 83 (1907-1990) - Freda Jackson was an English stage actress who also worked in film and TV.

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Eden Watson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Eden Watson age 17 - Eden Watson is an actress.

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Nadeem Malik is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Nadeem Malik age 33 - Nadeem Malik, known by his last two names, is an English cricketer, a right-arm fast-medium seam bowler and right-handed lower-order batsman. After several appearances for the second team, Malik ...more

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Pat Sandys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Nottingham
Pat Sandys Died at 74 (1926-2000) - Pat Sandys was a film and television producer, screenwriter, and actress.