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

People include everything from James Tandy to Dave Rushbury.

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

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Meera Syal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Meera Syal age 55 - Meera Syal CBE is a British comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created Goodness Gracious Me and became one of ...more

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Macka B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Macka B Christopher MacFarlane, better known as Macka B, is a British reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to ...more

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Michael Dibdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Michael Dibdin Died at 60 (1947-2007) - Michael Dibdin was a British crime writer.

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Nigel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Nigel Bennett age 67 - Nigel Bennett is an English actor/director/writer who has been based in Canada since 1986. He is best known for playing the vampire patriarch Lucien LaCroix in the TV series Forever Knight, for ...more

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Frances Barber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Frances Barber age 57 - Frances Barber is an English actress who has appeared in stage and television productions. Her parents are S. W. Brookes and Gladys Simpson; Barber is the fourth of six children. She attended ...more

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Frances MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Frances MacDonald Died at 48 (1873-1921) - Frances MacDonald was a Scottish artist whose design work was a prominent feature of the "Glasgow Style" during the 1890s. The sister of better known artist Margaret MacDonald, she was ...more

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Alex Newport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Alex Newport age 45 - Alex Newport is a Grammy-nominated English record producer, mixer, songwriter, and engineer, based in New York City.

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Nigel Slater is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Nigel Slater age 59 - Nigel Slater appeared in the 2010 film Toast.

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Ephraim Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Ephraim Lewis Died at 26 (1968-1994) - Ephraim Lewis was an English soul/neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was one of many highly anticipated performers that emerged in the early 1990s. However, he died with only one ...more

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John Malam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
John Malam age 58 - John Malam is a British historian, archaeologist, and author of Children's non-fiction books.

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Alfred Noyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Alfred Noyes Died at 78 (1880-1958) - Alfred Noyes CBE was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright, best known for his ballads, "The Highwayman" and "The Barrel-Organ".

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Scott Matthews is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Scott Matthews age 41 - Scott Matthews, is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England. His first album Passing Stranger was released on 13 March 2006 on San Remo Records before being re-released on Island Records ...more

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Sue Blane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Sue Blane age 66 - Susan Margaret "Sue" Blane MBE is best known for her costume designs for both The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Andrew Tennant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Andrew Tennant age 30 - Andrew "Andy" Tennant is an English professional track and road racing cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS team.

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Kristian Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Kristian Thomas age 26 - Kristian James Thomas is an elite level British artistic gymnast. A longstanding member of both the England and Great Britain men's team, he was a member of the British team that won gold in the ...more

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Ernest Cox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Ernest Cox Died at 76 (1883-1959) - Ernest Frank Guelph Cox was an electrical and mechanical engineer and marine salvage expert from Wolverhampton. Between 1924 and 1931 his Cox & Danks Shipbreaking Co. successfully raised 35 ...more

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Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Billy Wright Died at 37 (1960-1997) - William Stephen "Billy" Wright was a prominent Ulster loyalist during the ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. He joined the Ulster Volunteer Force in ...more

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Ashley Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Ashley Williams age 32 - Ashley Errol Williams is a footballer who plays for Swansea City and the Wales national team as a defender. He is currently captain of both teams. He plays mainly as a central defender.

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Alison Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Alison Young age 28 - Alison Young is a British sailor. She competed in the Laser Radial class event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she placed fifth. Alison is one of the world’s leading Radial sailors and is ...more

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Benny Bond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Benny Bond Died at 68 (1904-1972) - Benjamin "Benny" Bond was an English professional footballer who played as an outside right for Birmingham, for whom he made 82 appearances in the First Division of the Football ...more

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Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich Died at 54 (1875-1929) - Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich was an English mathematician, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Jono Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Jono Bacon age 36 - Jono Bacon is a community manager, writer, musician and Software Engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California. Bacon is a speaker on community management, works as ...more

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Michael Orrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Michael Orrom Died at 77 (1920-1997) - Michael Orrom is a film director.

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Margery Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Margery Lawrence Died at 80 (1889-1969) - Margery Lawrence was an English romantic fiction fantasy fiction, horror fiction and detective fiction author who specialized in ghost stories. She was born Margery Harriet Lawrence, in ...more

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Syd Tyler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Syd Tyler Died at 67 (1904-1971) - Sidney "Syd" Tyler was an English association football player. Born in Wolverhampton, Tyler began his career with nearby Stourbridge. As a 17-year-old, he joined Manchester United in ...more

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Sean O'Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Sean O'Driscoll age 58 - Sean Michael O'Driscoll is a football manager currently in charge of the England U19 team and a former player. He has previously managed Bournemouth, Doncaster Rovers, Crawley Town, Nottingham ...more

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John Fabian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
John Fabian Died at 85 (1927-2012) - John Fabian is an actor and TV producer.

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Christopher Hugh Dearnley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Christopher Hugh Dearnley Died at 70 (1930-2000) - Christopher Hugh Dearnley LVO was an English cathedral organist, who served in Salisbury Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral

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James Baker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
James Baker Died at 63 (1911-1974) - James Edward Baker was an English footballer.

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Sam Winnall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Sam Winnall age 24 - Sam Thomas Winnall is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Barnsley.

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Billy Hartill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Billy Hartill Died at 75 (1905-1980) - William "Billy" John Hartill was a professional footballer, who spent the majority of his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He stands as the club's third-highest goalscorer in their ...more

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Carina Round is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Carina Round age 36 - Carina Round is a British singer-songwriter from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands of England.

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Des Lyttle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Des Lyttle age 44 - Desmond "Des" Lyttle is an English former footballer turned football manager. He started his career with Leicester City, but dropped into non-League football with Worcester City in ...more

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Christopher Gill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Christopher Gill age 79 - Christopher John Fred Gill RD is a politician in the United Kingdom, and a former member of the National Executive Committee of the United Kingdom Independence Party. He is also the current ...more

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Ross Draper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Ross Draper age 27 - Ross James Draper is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Draper has previously played for Shrewsbury ...more

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David Holland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
David Holland age 67 - Dave Holland is an English rock drummer, best remembered for his stints with Trapeze from 1969 to 1979 and Judas Priest from 1979 to 1989. He served time in prison for attempted rape of a ...more

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Shane Tudor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Shane Tudor age 33 - Shane Anthony Tudor is an English former footballer. He played as a midfielder, primarily in the right wing position. He scored 31 goals in 234 appearances throughout a ten-year career in the ...more

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Stephen Byers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Stephen Byers age 62 - Stephen John Byers is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for North Tyneside from 1997 to 2010; in the previous parliament, from 1992, he represented Wallsend. He ...more

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Arthur Ridley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Arthur Ridley Arthur Ridley appeared in the 1956 film The Man Who Knew Too Much.

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Alf Wood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Alf Wood Died at 80 (1883-1963) - Alfred "Alf" Ernest Wood born in Wolverhampton, was an English dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s, '10s and '20s, playing ...more

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George Bradburn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
George Bradburn Died at 81 (1894-1975) - George Bradburn was an English footballer who played as a centre-half for Southampton and Walsall in the years immediately after World War I.

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Edward Bird is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Edward Bird Died at 47 (1772-1819) - Edward Bird was an English genre painter who spent most of his working life in Bristol, where the Bristol School of artists formed around him. He enjoyed a few years of popularity in London, ...more

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Archie Compston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Archie Compston Died at 69 (1893-1962) - Archibald Edward Wones Compston was an English professional golfer. Through the 1920s he built a reputation as a formidable match play golfer, in an era when many professionals made more money ...more

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David Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
David Pritchard age 43 - David Pritchard is an English former professional footballer, who played for West Bromwich Albion, Telford United and Bristol Rovers. Pritchard began his career at West Brom, before moving on to ...more

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Brian James is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Brian James age 74 - Brian George James was an English cricketer. James was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. James made his debut for ...more

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George Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
George Phoenix Died at 72 (1863-1935) - George Phoenix was a British landscape, figurative and portrait artist and sculptor. He regularly exhibited his works in his native Wolverhampton and nationally. They are represented at ...more

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Harry Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Harry Smith age 83 - Harry Arthur Smith is an English former professional footballer who played as a full back in the Football League for Torquay United and Bristol City. He was born in Wolverhampton.

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William Bidlake is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
William Bidlake Died at 77 (1861-1938) - William Henry Bidlake MA, FRIBA was an English architect, a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement in Birmingham and Director of the School of Architecture at Birmingham School of Art ...more

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Peter Wellings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Peter Wellings age 45 - Peter Edward Wellings is a former English cricketer. Wellings was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

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Jack Hayward is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Wolverhampton
Jack Hayward age 92 - Sir Jack Arnold Hayward, OBE was an English businessman, property developer, philanthropist and president of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.