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Famous People From Basingstoke

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

List includes John James, Thomas Warton and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Basingstoke?" or "Which celebrities were born in Basingstoke?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 53
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
John Arlott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Dec. 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
Ian McNeice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 68
Ian McNeice is an English actor and voice actor. He found fame portraying government agent Harcourt in the 1985 television miniseries Edge of Darkness, and went on to feature in popular films ...more
Chris Wood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Chris Wood age 28
Christopher Philip "Chris" Wood is an English cricketer who currently plays for Hampshire. Wood is a right-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace. Wood has represented the ...more
Sam Attwater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 32
Samuel Attwater is an English actor and singer who played Leon Small in the British soap opera EastEnders and its online spin-off EastEnders: E20. He won the sixth series of Dancing on Ice in ...more
Julian Stockwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Julian Stockwin age 75
Julian Stockwin is an author of historical action-adventure fiction. As well as the Kydd Series he has written a stand-alone novel The Silk Tree to be published in November 2014.
James Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Dec. at 64 (1554-1618)
Sir James Lancaster VI was a prominent Elizabethan trader and privateer. Lancaster came from Basingstoke in Hampshire. In his early life, he was a soldier and a trader in Portugal. On 10 April ...more
Miffy Englefield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 19
Miffy Englefield is an actor.
Chris Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 47
Chris Carey is an actor and a stunt performer.
Rhian Rees is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 33
Rhian Rees is an actress.
Harlee Dean is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Harlee Dean age 27
Harlee James Dean is an English professional football defender who plays for Brentford. He began his career at Dagenham & Redbridge, before moving to Southampton in 2010.
Josh Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Josh Payne age 28
Joshua James "Josh" Payne is an English football player who plays as a midfielder for Woking. He has previously played for West Ham United, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Wycombe ...more
Nick Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Nick Buchanan age 29
Nicholas John Scauler Buchanan is an English cricketer. Buchanan is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Basingstoke, Hampshire. While studying for a degree at ...more
Chase Armitage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 33
Chase Armitage is an actor.
Thomas Warton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Dec. at 62 (1728-1790)
Thomas Warton was an English literary historian, critic, and poet. From 1785 to 1790 he was the Poet Laureate of England. He is sometimes called Thomas Warton the younger to distinguish him from ...more
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Dec. at 88 (1883-1971)
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was a civil engineer, architect, and suffragist.
John James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
John James Dec. at 73 (1673-1746)
John James was a British architect particularly associated with Twickenham in west London, where he rebuilt St Mary's Church and also built a house for James Johnson, Secretary of State for ...more
Oliver Lancashire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Oliver Lancashire age 30
Oliver James "Olly" Lancashire is an English professional footballer who currently plays for English League One club Rochdale as a centre back. He has previously played for ...more
Sid Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Sid Castle Dec. at 86 (1892-1978)
Sidney Ernest Rowland 'Sid' Castle was an English professional footballer who played for Basingstoke Town, Thornycroft Athletic, Guildford United, Tottenham Hotspur, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea.
David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 76
David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom. A former Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, he now sits in the House of Lords.
Waldemar Januszczak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 65
Waldemar Januszczak is a British art critic and television documentary producer and presenter. Formerly the art critic of The Guardian, he took the same role at The Sunday Times in 1992, and has ...more
Thomas White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Thomas White Dec. at 87 (1892-1979)
Thomas Reginald White was an English cricketer. White was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Basingstoke, Hampshire. White made a single first-class ...more
Rowan Vine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Rowan Vine age 36
Rowan Lewis Vine is an English footballer who plays for Welling United after having last played for Greenock Morton. A striker, Vine has previously played for Portsmouth, Brentford, Colchester ...more
Tom Cleverley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
age 29
Thomas William "Tom" Cleverley is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Aston Villa, on loan from Manchester United, and England. After starting his career in the youth ...more
Barry Truman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Basingstoke
Barry Truman age 29