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

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Geri Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Watford
Geri Halliwell age 44 - Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a ...more

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Mo Mowlam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Watford
Mo Mowlam Died at 56 (1949-2005) - Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam was a British Labour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament for Redcar from 1987 to 2001 and served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Northern ...more

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Ann Christopher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Watford
Ann Christopher age 69 - Ann Christopher (1944) is a British sculptor.

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Terry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Watford
Terry Johnson age 61 - Terry Johnson is a British dramatist and director working for stage, television and film. Educated at Birmingham University, he worked as an actor from 1971 to 1975, and has been active as a ...more

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Gerard Presencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Watford
Gerard Presencer age 44 - Gerard Presencer is an English jazz trumpeter. He currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Anthony Berkeley Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Watford
Anthony Berkeley Cox Died at 78 (1893-1971) - Anthony Berkeley Cox was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts.

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Terry Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Watford
Terry Scott Died at 67 (1927-1994) - Owen John "Terry" Scott was an English actor and comedian who appeared in seven Carry On films. He also appeared in BBC1's popular domestic sitcom Terry and June with June Whitfield.

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Bruce Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Watford
Bruce Gilbert age 70 - Bruce Clifford Gilbert is an English musician. One of the founding members of the influential and experimental art-punk band Wire, Gilbert branched out into electronic music, performance art, ...more

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Hubert Broad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Watford
Hubert Broad Died at 78 (1897-1975) - Captain Hubert Standford Broad MBE AFC was an English First World War aviator and notable sports and test pilot.

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Stuart Parkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Watford
Stuart Parkin age 62 - Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin is an experimental physicist, IBM Fellow and manager of the magnetoelectronics group at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. He is also a ...more

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Craig Mackail-Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Watford
Craig Mackail-Smith age 33 - Craig Anthony Robert Mackail-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion as a striker. He has also played for England C and at full international level for ...more

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Kelly Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Watford
Kelly Smith age 37 - Kelly Jayne Smith, MBE is an English football forward currently in her third spell with FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. A product of the American college system, Smith broke records with Seton Hall ...more

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Arthur Geoffrey Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Watford
Arthur Geoffrey Walker Died at 92 (1909-2001) - Arthur Geoffrey Walker was a leading mathematician who made important contributions to physics and physical cosmology. He was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Walker was an accomplished ...more

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Christopher J. Date is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Watford
Christopher J. Date age 76 - Chris Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database theory.

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Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Watford
Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott age 76 - Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron Grocott PC is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

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John Hind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Watford
John Hind age 70 - John William Hind is a theologian and former Bishop in Europe and Bishop of Chichester in the Church of England.

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Nat Wei, Baron Wei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Watford
Nat Wei, Baron Wei age 38 - Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei, Baron Wei, also known as Nat Wei, is an English social entrepreneur, interested in social reform, the youngest member of the House of Lords, and is the first British-born ...more

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Hugh Harrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Watford
Hugh Harrison Died at 59 (1901-1960) - Hugh Harrison was an actor.

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Matt King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Watford
Matt King age 47 - Matt King is an English actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his role as self-absorbed musician Super Hans in the British sitcom Peep Show.

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Doug Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Watford
Doug Ferguson Doug Ferguson was the president of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2008-2009. Born to Ralph and Dolores Ferguson and raised on a farm near Watford, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Commerce ...more

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David Meyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Watford
David Meyer age 70 - David Meyer is an English actor. He is the twin of Anthony Meyer who has often appeared alongside him in film. Meyer is best known for appearing as a henchman in the 1983 James Bond film ...more

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Claire Hallissey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Watford
Claire Hallissey age 32 - Claire Hallissey is a British marathon runner. She competed for Britain at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships coming 25th. In 2010 she ran her first marathon, in New York and in 2011 ran ...more

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Stanley Rous is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Watford
Stanley Rous Died at 91 (1895-1986) - Sir Stanley Ford Rous, CBE was the 6th President of FIFA, serving from 1961 to 1974. He also served as secretary of the Football Association from 1934 to 1962 and was an international referee.

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Hazel Musgrove is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Watford
Hazel Musgrove age 26 - Hazel Musgrove is an English water polo player.

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Junior Osborne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Watford
Junior Osborne age 29 - Junior Osborne is an English footballer who plays as a full back or as a centre back. He is currently unattached having most recently played for Southern Football League side Northwood and is ...more

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Josephine Stuart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Watford
Josephine Stuart age 89 - Josephine Stuart is an actress.

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Nat Luurtsema is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Watford
Nat Luurtsema Nat Luurtsema is an actress an a screenwriter.

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Alan Gough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Watford
Alan Gough age 46 - Alan Gough is an Irish football player and manager. He is the former Longford Town player manager. His clubs included Portsmouth, Galway United, Fulham, Shelbourne, Glentoran, Derry City and ...more

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James Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Watford
James Pritchett age 33 - James Keith Pritchett is an association football player who represented New Zealand as a defender at both age group and senior international level. He is the son of former New Zealand manager ...more

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Bobby Howfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Watford
Bobby Howfield age 79 - Robert Michael Howfield, commonly known as Bobby Howfield, is an English former professional sportsman who played both association football and American football.

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John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Watford
John Taylor age 70 - John Taylor is a Welsh former rugby union player and current commentator. Nicknamed "Basil Brush" thanks to his wild hair and beard, he played as a flanker for London Welsh, and ...more

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Mark Cooper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Watford
Mark Cooper age 48 - Mark David Cooper is an English former association football player. He began his career with Cambridge United before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1987. He failed to break into the Spurs first ...more

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Abigail Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Watford
Abigail Edmonds age 25 - Abigail Edmonds is a British canoeist that was chosen to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Donald Barrell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Watford
Donald Barrell age 29 - Donald Barrell is a rugby union player for the Bedford Blues in the Aviva Championship. He formerly played for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. Barrell's position of choice is at Flanker or

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T. E. B. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Watford
T. E. B. Clarke Died at 82 (1907-1989) - Thomas Ernest Bennett "Tibby" Clarke was a movie scriptwriter who wrote several of the Ealing Studios comedies. His scripts always feature careful logical development from a slightly ...more

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Marcia Warren is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Watford
Marcia Warren age 72 - Marcia Warren is an English stage, film and television actress. She is a two-time Olivier Award winner. On stage, she appeared in Blithe Spirit as Madame Arcati, and The Sea at the Theatre ...more

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Cyril Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Watford
Cyril Fletcher Died at 92 (1913-2005) - Cyril Fletcher was an English comedian, actor and businessman. His catchphrase was 'Pin back your lugholes'. He was best-known for his "Odd Odes", which later formed a section of the ...more

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Jack Collison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Watford
Jack Collison age 27 - Jack David Collison is a Welsh international footballer who is without a club. Collison is a product of West Ham's youth academy and has quickly progressed from trainee to playing first team ...more

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Michael Bentine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Watford
Michael Bentine Died at 74 (1922-1996) - Michael Bentine, CBE was an English comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. He was a Peruvian Briton. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit of Peru following his ...more

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Peter Devonald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Watford
Peter Devonald age 42 - Peter Devonald is a screenwriter.

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Edgar Anstey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Watford
Edgar Anstey Died at 80 (1907-1987) - Edgar Anstey OBE, was a leading British documentary film-maker. Anstey was educated at Watford Grammar School for Boys and Birkbeck College. He spent a few years as a civil servant before ...more

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Nikki Grahame is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Watford
Nikki Grahame age 33 - Nicola Rachele-Beth "Nikki" Grahame is a British model, author, columnist and television personality, who rose to fame in the UK when she was chosen to be a housemate on Big Brother 7 ...more

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Vinnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Watford
Vinnie Jones age 52 - Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United ...more

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Barbara Amiel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Watford
Barbara Amiel age 76 - Barbara Joan Estelle Amiel, Baroness Black of Crossharbour is a British journalist, writer, and socialite. She is the wife of former media baron Conrad Black.

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Bradley Walsh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Watford
Bradley Walsh age 56 - Bradley John Walsh is an English entertainer, actor, television presenter and former professional footballer, best known for his roles as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street and the lead role of ...more

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Francis Ludlow Holt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Watford
Francis Ludlow Holt Died at 64 (1780-1844) - Francis Ludlow Holt was a legal and dramatic author.

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Christian Hyslop is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Watford
Christian Hyslop age 43 - Christian Terence Hyslop is a former professional footballer who played in The Football League as a Fullback.

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Neil Mullarkey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Watford
Neil Mullarkey age 55 - Neil R. Mullarkey is an English actor, writer and comedian.

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Anthony Meyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Watford
Anthony Meyer age 70 - Anthony "Tony" Meyer is a retired English actor of the 1970s and 1980s. He is the twin of David Meyer who has often appeared alongside him in film. The Meyer twins are best known for ...more

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Arthur Peacocke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Watford
Arthur Peacocke Died at 82 (1924-2006) - The Reverend Canon Arthur Robert Peacocke MBE was a British theologian and biochemist.