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

List features people like Christopher Beeny and Chris Lines.

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

Stephen Merchant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 43 Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the ...more

Cathy Barry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 50 Cathy Barry is an English adult film actress and model.

Elizabeth Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 89 (1821-1910) Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first woman to graduate from medical ...more

William Hanson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 28 William Hanson is an etiquette consultant, social commentator and broadcaster, based in Manchester and who has been hailed by Sky News as 'the UK's leading consultant in etiquette & ...more

Hannah Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 28 Tegan Lauren-Hannah Murray, known professionally as Hannah Murray, is an English actress. She is best known for portraying Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins from 2007 to 2008 ...more

Gary Burghoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 74 Gary Rich Burghoff is an American actor, known for playing Charlie Brown in the 1967 Off-Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and the character Corporal Walter Eugene ...more

Sophie Anderton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 40 Sophie Louise Anderton, is an English model and reality television personality.

Michelle Thorne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 42 Michelle Thorne is a British pornographic actress and director and also a glamour model.

Damien Hirst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 52 Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists, who dominated the art scene in the UK ...more

Daniel W. Bursch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 60 Daniel Wheeler Bursch is a former NASA astronaut, and Captain of the United States Navy. He had four spaceflights, the first three of which were Space Shuttle missions lasting 10 to 11 days ...more

Tennessee Ernie Ford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 72 (1919-1991) Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical ...more

Alice Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 46 Alice Jane Evans is an American-born British actress.

Chris Cox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 34 Chris Cox is a mentalist magician – a self-proclaimed "mind reader who can't read minds". He is "The Geek" in Killer Magic on BBC Three. He is also the writer and producer ...more

Mitch Hewer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 28 Mitchell Scott "Mitch" Hewer is an English actor, best known for the role of Maxxie Oliver in the E4 teen drama, Skins. He has also starred in Britannia High as the all-round talent ...more

Ian Hodder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 69 Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor at Stanford University.

Linzi Drew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 59 Lindsey "Linzi" Jane Drew is an English former glamour model, producer, adult model and pornographic actress.

Forbes March is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 44 Forbes March is a British-born Canadian actor. Although born in Bristol, England, he was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Peter Lord is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 64 Peter Lord, CBE is a British film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its clay-animated films and shorts, ...more

Robert Southey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 69 (1774-1843) Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has long ...more

Josie Gibson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 33 Josie Diane Shirley Gibson is an English television personality. She rose to prominence after winning Big Brother 2010 and entered Ultimate Big Brother the same year. She was a regular guest ...more

Archibald Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 91 (1886-1977) Archibald Vivian Hill, CH, OBE, FRS, known as A. V. Hill, was an English physiologist, one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics and operations research. He shared the 1922 ...more

Isaac Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 28 (1890-1918) Isaac Rosenberg was an English poet of the First World War. His Poems from the Trenches are recognised as some of the most outstanding written during the First World War.

Richard Lynn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 88 Richard Lynn is a British Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Ulster who is known for his views on sexual, racial, ethnic and national differences in intelligence. Lynn was ...more

Justin Lee Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 43 Justin Lee Collins is an English comedian, presenter and actor. Justin Lee Collins started out as a stand up comedian in his late teens, then moved on to be a presenter on a number of TV shows. ...more

William Friese-Greene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 66 (1855-1921) William Friese-Greene was a British portrait photographer and prolific inventor. He is principally known as a pioneer in the field of motion pictures, though not the inventor of cinematography; ...more

George M. Fredrickson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 74 (1934-2008) George M. Fredrickson was an American Edgar E. Robinson Professor of U.S. History at Stanford University from 1984 until the time of his retirement in 2002.

Derek Robinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 85 Derek Robinson is a British author best known for his military aviation novels full of black humour. He has also written several books on some of the more sordid events in the history of ...more

Martin Hughes-Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 61 Martin Hughes-Games is a natural history programme producer and presenter.

Roy Fedden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 88 (1885-1973) Sir Alfred Hubert Roy Fedden MBE, FRAeS was an engineer who designed most of Bristol Engine Company's successful aircraft engine designs.

Christopher Fry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 98 (1907-2005) Christopher Fry was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s.

C. T. C. Wall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 81 Charles Terence Clegg "Terry" Wall is a leading British mathematician, educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is an emeritus professor of the University of ...more

William Rees-Mogg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 84 (1928-2012) William Rees-Mogg, Baron Rees-Mogg was an English journalist and public servant. He served as editor of The Times, chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, and vice-chairman of the BBC.

Nellee Hooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 55 Nellee Hooper is a British producer/remixer/composer known for his work with many major recording artists beginning in the late 1980s. He also debuted as a motion picture music composer with ...more

John Redcliffe-Maud, Baron Red... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982) John Primatt Redcliffe-Maud, Baron Redcliffe-Maud, GCB, CBE was a British civil servant and diplomat. Born in Bristol, Maud was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford. At Oxford he was ...more

John King is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 82

Henry Browne Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 84 (1825-1909) Henry Browne Blackwell or sometimes Henry Brown Blackwell was an American advocate for social and economic reform. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party and the American Woman ...more

John Thompson Dorrance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 57 (1873-1930) John Thompson Dorrance was an American chemist who discovered a method to create condensed soup and served as president of the Campbell Soup Company from 1914 to 1930.

Mary Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 43 (1757-1800) Mary Robinson was an English actress, poet, dramatist, novelist, and celebrity figure. During her lifetime she was known as "the English Sappho". She earned her nickname ...more

Phyllis Bedells is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 92 (1893-1985) Phyllis Bedells was an English ballerina and teacher. She studied with Bolm, Cecchetti, and Pavlova. From 1907 she was a dancer at the London Empire Theatre and became the first British prima ...more

Thomas Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 61 (1769-1830) Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA FRS was a leading English portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. Lawrence was a child prodigy. He was born in Bristol and began drawing in Devizes, where ...more

Joseph McIlvaine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 57 (1769-1826) Joseph McIlvaine was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1823 until his death.

John Zachary Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 90 (1907-1997) John Zachary Young FRS, generally known as "JZ" or "JZY", was an English zoologist and neurophysiologist, described as "one of the most influential biologists of the

Peter Nichols is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 90 Peter Nichols FRSL is an English writer of stage plays, film and television. He abandoned his first profession of acting to become a successful playwright.

Jo Durie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 57 Jo Durie is a former singles World No. 5 professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. During her career, she also reached No. 9 in the world in doubles, and won two Grand Slam titles, ...more

C. H. Sisson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Bristol
C. H. Sisson Dec. at 89 (1914-2003) Charles Hubert Sisson CH, usually cited as C. H. Sisson, was a British writer, best known as a poet and translator.

Brian Clark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 67 (1943-2010) Brian Donald Clark was an English professional footballer. He is probably most famous for scoring the only goal in a 1–0 victory for Cardiff City against Real Madrid in the first leg of the ...more

William North is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 81 (1755-1836) William North was an American soldier and politician.

Evan Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 74 Evan Shaw Parker is a British free-improvising saxophone player from the European free jazz scene. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in ...more

M. A. Dewolfe Howe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Bristol
Dec. at 96 (1864-1960) Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe was an American editor and author.

Jack Thorne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 39 Jack Thorne is an English screenwriter and playwright. Born in Bristol, England, he has written for radio, theatre and film, most notably on the TV shows Skins, Cast-offs, This Is England '86, ...more