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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 44
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 51
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 29
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 29
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 75
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 41
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 43
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 53
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 61
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 47
Alice Jane Evans is an American-born British actress.
Chris Cox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 35
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 29
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 70
Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor at Stanford University.
Linzi Drew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 60
Lindsey "Linzi" Jane Drew is an English former glamour model, producer, model and actress.
Forbes March is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bristol
age 45
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 65
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 34
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 89
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 44
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