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

List includes Bob Peart, Angel Long and more.

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

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Melinda Messenger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Melinda Messenger age 44 - Melinda Jane Messenger is an English television presenter and former glamour model and Page 3 girl. She presented the magazine programme Live from Studio Five and is currently co-broadcaster of the ...more

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Angel Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Angel Long age 35

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Diana Dors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Diana Dors Died at 53 (1931-1984) - Diana Dors was an English actress. She first came to public notice as a ‘blonde bombshell’ of the Monroe style, as promoted by her first husband, Dennis Hamilton, mostly via sex film-comedies and ...more

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Ben Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Ben Thatcher age 40 - Benjamin David "Ben" Thatcher is a former association football player. He played for a number of English clubs, and has featured in more than 300 English league games from his position as a ...more

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Jeannemarie Devolites Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis age 59 - Jeannemarie Aragona Devolites Davis is an American politician. She served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1998–2004 and the Senate of Virginia 2004–2008. She was a candidate for the 2013 Republican ...more

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Rick Davies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Rick Davies age 71 - Richard "Rick" Davies is an English musician, best known as the founder, vocalist and keyboardist of progressive rock band Supertramp. Davies is the only member of Supertramp to have been ...more

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George Hunt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Swindon
George Hunt Died at 65 (1922-1987) - George Hunt was a football Right Back. He left school at the age of 14 and began work in the Great Western Railway Works. Hunt originally played football as an amateur for local team Ferndale ...more

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Steven Wells is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Steven Wells Died at 49 (1960-2009) - Steven Wells was a British journalist, author, comedian and punk poet born in Swindon, Wiltshire. He was best known for ranting poetry and his provocative, unapologetic music journalism. In June 2006, ...more

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Peter Jukes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Peter Jukes age 55 - Peter Jukes is an English author, screenwriter, playwright, literary critic and blogger.

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Justin Hayward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Justin Hayward age 69 - Justin Hayward is an English musician, best known as singer, songwriter and lead singer and guitarist in the rock band The Moody Blues. Hayward was born in Dean Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, ...more

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The Great Kat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Swindon
The Great Kat age 49 - The Great Kat is the stage name of Katherine Thomas, an English-born, New York-raised, musician best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music. Most feature ...more

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Lucy Wicks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Lucy Wicks age 33 - Lucy Wicks is a British volleyball player. She competed for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Thaila Zucchi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Thaila Zucchi age 34 - Thaila Lucia Zucchi is a British singer and actress of English and Italian descent. She began her career as a member of the British band allSTARS* before transitioning into acting, appearing in Big ...more

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William Stanier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Swindon
William Stanier Died at 89 (1876-1965) - Sir William Arthur Stanier, FRS was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

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George Moncur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Swindon
George Moncur age 22 - George Anthony Moncur is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Colchester United. He has also played for West Ham United and on loan, for AFC Wimbledon and Partick Thistle and ...more

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Ralph Bates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Ralph Bates Died at 101 (1899-2000) - Ralph Bates was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain.

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Mark Garaway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Mark Garaway age 42 - Mark Garaway is a former English cricketer. Garaway was a right-handed batsman who played primarily as a Wicketkeeper. Garaway represented Hampshire in three first-class and two List-A matches between ...more

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Sam Burton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Sam Burton age 89 - Samuel "Sam" Burton is an English former professional association football player who played his entire career as a goalkeeper for Swindon Town, making 463 appearances in the Football League ...more

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Andy Thomson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Andy Thomson age 41 - Andy Thomson is an English former professional footballer, who has played for Swindon Town, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers. Thomson's career began at his home town club, Swindon ...more

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Richard Wojciak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Richard Wojciak age 33 - Richard Wojciak, born 5 May 1982, is a British ice hockey forward. Previously with the Nottingham Panthers and the Solihull Barons. Richard has now moved on to play for Isle of Wight Raiders. Richard ...more

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Grant Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Grant Turner age 26 - Grant Turner is a British swimmer. He competed for Great Britain in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Heidi Alexander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Heidi Alexander age 40 - Heidi Alexander is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Lewisham East since the 2010 general election.

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Matt Fiddes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Matt Fiddes age 36 - Matt Fiddes, is a British martial artist. He has worked with Michael Jackson and other celebrities. and currently runs a chain of Martial Arts and Dance schools. Fiddes also owns a large property ...more

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Ron Johnston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Ron Johnston age 74 - Ronald John Johnston, OBE, FAcSS, FBA is a British human geographer, known for elaborating his discipline's foundations, particularly its history and nature, and for his contributions to urban social ...more

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Johnny Haines is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Johnny Haines age 51 - Johnny Haines is an English darts player currently playing in Professional Darts Corporation events. His nickname is The Punk and he qualified for the PDC Pro Tour via Q School in 2012 and 2015.

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Linda Sole is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Linda Sole age 65 - Linda Sole is an awarded and prolific British writer of romance and suspense novels since 1980, she also writes under the pseudonyms of Lynn Granville, Anne Herries, Emma Quincey, and Juliana Linden. ...more

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Tom Davies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Tom Davies Thomas Osborne "Tom" Davies was an English professional footballer who played as an outside forward for various clubs between 1900 and 1910. His career started in the Southern League with ...more

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Richard Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Richard Jefferies Died at 39 (1848-1887) - John Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great ...more

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Jack Dangers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Jack Dangers age 50 - Jack Dangers is an electronic musician, DJ, producer, and remixer best known for his work as the primary member of Meat Beat Manifesto. He lives in San Francisco.

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Stephen Dalby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Stephen Dalby Died at 98 (1910-2008) - Stephen Dalby is a Film crew member of the 1966 film Alfie.

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Mark Arnold-Forster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Mark Arnold-Forster Died at 61 (1920-1981) - Mark Arnold-Forster, DSO, DSC was an English journalist and author. He is best remembered for his book The World at War, which accompanied the 1973 television series of the same name.

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Dean Ashton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Dean Ashton age 32 - Dean Ashton is an English former professional footballer. He made over 240 appearances as a forward in the Football League and Premier League for Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City and West Ham United, and ...more

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Steve Mildenhall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Steve Mildenhall age 36 - Stephen James "Steve" Mildenhall is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bristol Rovers. Mildenhall came through the Swindon Town youth academy and was added to ...more

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Stephen Rowbotham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Stephen Rowbotham age 34 - Stephen Christopher Rowbotham is a British rower. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in double sculls. In 2012, the quadruple sculls boat he was in finished in 5th ...more

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Rhys Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Rhys Evans age 33 - Rhys Karl Evans is an English professional footballer currently without a club after leaving Hereford United. He is a goalkeeper, who won two England under-21 caps. Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, he ...more

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Mark Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Mark Lamarr age 48 - Mark Lamarr is an English comedian, radio DJ and television presenter. He hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks from 1996 until 2005. He was a team captain on Shooting Stars from 1995 to 1997.

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Billie Piper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Billie Piper age 33 - Billie Paul Piper is an English singer, dancer and actress. She made her debut in Scratchy & Co., and at the age of 15, she signed a recording contract and released her debut single "Because ...more

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James Saxon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Swindon
James Saxon Died at 49 (1954-2003) - James Saxon was a British character actor. He often played aristocrats or middle class characters. To a generation of children he was best known for his regular role as Roland Rat's inept agent, ...more

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Adrian Viveash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Adrian Viveash age 46 - Adrian "Adi" Lee Viveash is an English former professional footballer who is the current manager of the Chelsea Under-21 team. He is most notable for his spells with Reading and Walsall ...more

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Shelley Rudman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Shelley Rudman age 34 - Shelley Rudman is a British skeleton bobsledder, the 2013 world champion in that event, an Olympic silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in skeleton and a former World Cup and European ...more

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Tim Payne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Tim Payne age 36 - Timothy Adam North Payne is a former English rugby union footballer who played at prop for London Wasps.

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Ashan Holgate is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Ashan Holgate age 29 - Ashan Bayyan S. Holgate is a footballer currently playing for Southern Premier Division club Chippenham Town F.C.. Holgate rejoined Newport County on a permanent contract on 13 October 2009. However, ...more

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Rachel Shelley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Rachel Shelley age 46 - Rachel Shelley is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Helena Peabody in the Showtime series The L Word and Elizabeth Russell in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood epic Lagaan.

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Nick Wood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Nick Wood age 32 - Nick Wood is an English rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Aviva Premiership for Gloucester Rugby. He plays as a prop. He is married to Kate Wood, they wed in July 2010.

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Jude Calvert-Toulmin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Swindon

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Michael Pook is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Michael Pook age 30 - Michael David Pook is a footballer who is a product of the Swindon Town youth system. He has previously spent time with the likes of Maidenhead United, Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers.

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Freddie Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Freddie Fox Died at 70 (1898-1968) - Frederick Samuel "Freddie" Fox was an English football goalkeeper. He played for several clubs, including Gillingham and Brentford during the 1920s and 1930s, and also gained one cap for ...more

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Paul Trollope is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Paul Trollope age 43 - Paul Jonathan Trollope is a former Welsh international football midfielder and current head coach of Cardiff City. He was manager of Bristol Rovers from 2005 to 2010. As a player, he began his career ...more

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Clifford Andrews is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Clifford Andrews Died at 61 (1912-1973) - Clifford Jack Andrews was an English cricketer. Andrews was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Swindon, Wiltshire. He made his first-class debut for Hampshire ...more

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Nick Hewer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Swindon
Nick Hewer age 71 - Nicholas Radbourn Hewer is an English former public relations consultant and television presenter. From 2005 to 2014, he appeared as Lord Sugar's adviser on the British television series The ...more