Cardiff Famous People From Cardiff

Reference
3.0k views 594 items Embed

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

Examples of people on this list include Rhodri Morgan and Aled Brew.

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

Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Griff Rhys Jones age 63 - Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention ...more

Famous Celebrities Born With Cleft Lips The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Roald Dahl Died at 74 (1916-1990) - Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which ...more

Ivor Novello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Ivor Novello Died at 58 (1893-1951) - David Ivor Davies, better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born into a ...more

Isabel Ice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Isabel Ice age 34 - Isabel Ice is a Welsh pornographic actress who began her career in 2003.

Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Andy Bell age 46 - Andrew Piran "Andy" Bell is a British musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He is also well ...more

Gethin Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Gethin Jones age 39 - Gethin Clifford Jones is a Welsh television presenter. An active rugby union player while at Manchester Metropolitan University and, for a time, after graduation, Jones began his television ...more

Chris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Chris Bryant age 53 - Christopher John Bryant is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Rhondda since 2001 and the Shadow Minister for the Arts since 2014. He was previously the ...more

Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Ken Follett age 66 - Ken Follett is a film producer and writer.

Claire Summers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Claire Summers Claire Summers is a Welsh news television presenter for BBC Wales. Born in Cardiff, but brought up in Cowbridge, Summers was educated at Howell's in Llandaff. She then gained a BA degree at ...more

Guto Harri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Guto Harri age 49 - Guto Harri is Director of Communications at News UK. A former BBC Chief Political Correspondent, in May 2008 he was appointed as Communications Director for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's ...more

Owen John Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Owen John Thomas age 76 - Owen John Thomas MA is a former Plaid Cymru politician who represented the South Wales Central region in the National Assembly for Wales from 1999 to 2007.

Peter Gill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Peter Gill age 77 - Peter Gill is a Welsh theatre director, playwright and actor. He was born in Cardiff to George John and Margaret Mary Gill, and educated at St Illtyd's College, Cardiff.

Owain Arwel Hughes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Owain Arwel Hughes age 75 - Owain Arwel Hughes CBE is a Welsh orchestral conductor. Hughes was born in Ton Pentre, Rhondda, the son of another successful musician, composer Arwel Hughes. He studied at Howardian High ...more

Perdita Weeks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Perdita Weeks age 30 - Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks is a Welsh actress.

Chris Addison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Chris Addison age 45 - Chris Addison is a British comedian, writer, actor and director from Manchester. He is perhaps best known for his role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week. He is also known for his ...more

Famous Teenage Mothers Celebrities With Problem Children

Gwyneth Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Gwyneth Lewis age 58 - Gwyneth Lewis is a Welsh poet and was the inaugural National Poet of Wales.

Lucy Owen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Lucy Owen age 46 - Lucy Owen is a Welsh television news reader.

Colin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Colin Jackson age 50 - Colin Ray Jackson, CBE is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles. During a career in which he represented Great Britain and Wales, he won an Olympic ...more

David William Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
David William Thomas Died at 85 (1876-1961) - David William Thomas, Sr., was a Welsh-American "Renaissance man", journalist, publisher, university professor, poet, and attorney who served from 1936–1940 as mayor of the small city ...more

Craig Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Craig Bellamy age 37 - Craig Douglas Bellamy is a Welsh former footballer. Born in Cardiff, Bellamy began his career with Norwich City. He went on to play for Coventry City and Newcastle United, before spending half a ...more

Jon Ronson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Jon Ronson age 48 - Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, and radio presenter, whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats. He has been described as a gonzo ...more

Peter Baynham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Peter Baynham age 52 - Peter Baynham is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, and performer. Baynham often collaborates with Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris and Steve Coogan and has worked with Stewart Lee and Richard ...more

Clem Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Clem Thomas Died at 67 (1929-1996) - Richard Clement Charles "Clem" Thomas was a Wales international rugby union player. A flanker, he represented Cambridge University R.U.F.C. in the Varsity Match in 1949 and played for ...more

Ralph Hancock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Ralph Hancock Died at 57 (1893-1950) - Ralph Hancock was a Welsh landscape gardener and author. Hancock built gardens in the UK in the 1920s, 30s and 40s and in the United States in the 1930s. A few are well known – the roof gardens ...more

Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Matthew Rhys age 42 - Matthew Rhys Evans, known as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor best known as Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. He stars as Philip ...more

David Marquand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
David Marquand age 82 - David Ian Marquand, FBA, FRHistS, FRSA is a British academic and former Labour Party Member of Parliament.

Howard Spring is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Howard Spring Died at 76 (1889-1965) - Howard Spring was a Welsh author and journalist. He began his writing career as a journalist but from 1934 produced a series of best-selling novels. The most successful was Fame Is the Spur, ...more

Iain Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Iain Sinclair age 72 - Iain Sinclair FRSL is a British writer and filmmaker. Much of his work is rooted in London, most recently within the influences of psychogeography.

Ashley Way is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Ashley Way age 44 - Ashley Way is a film and television director born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1971.

Hilarious Things Kids Got In Their Trick Or Treat Bags Besides Candy 39 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

Peter Finch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Peter Finch age 68 - Peter Finch is a Welsh poet and author living in Cardiff, Wales. He was Chief Executive of Academi, the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society of Writers. As a writer he works in ...more

Jennifer Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Jennifer Sullivan age 70 - Jennifer Sullivan, often credited as Jenny Sullivan, is a Welsh children's author and former literary critic.

R. S. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
R. S. Thomas Died at 87 (1913-2000) - Ronald Stuart Thomas, published as R. S. Thomas, was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest who was noted for his nationalism, spirituality and deep dislike of the anglicisation of Wales. John ...more

Tom James is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Tom James age 33 - Thomas James MBE is a Welsh rower, twice Olympic champion and victorious Cambridge Blue.

Leighton Andrews is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Leighton Andrews age 59 - Leighton Andrews is a Welsh Labour politician. He has been the National Assembly for Wales member for Rhondda since 2003, and was Minister for Children, Education & Lifelong Learning in the ...more

Helen Grace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Helen Grace Helen M. Grace is a Welsh film director.

Jim Burns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Jim Burns age 67 - Jim Burns is a Welsh artist born in Cardiff, Wales. He has been called one of the Grand Masters of the science fiction art world. In 1966 he joined the Royal Air Force, but soon thereafter he ...more

Margaret Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Margaret Courtenay Died at 73 (1923-1996) - Margaret Courtenay was an actress.

David Broome is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
David Broome age 75 - David McPherson Broome CBE is a retired Welsh show jumping champion. Broome was born in Wales, attended Monmouth School and still maintains his stables at Mount Ballan Manor, Crick, near ...more

Eos Chater is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Eos Chater age 41 - Eos Counsell, sometimes credited as Eos, is the second violinist of the all-female classical crossover string quartet Bond. Counsell has an honours degree from the Royal College of Music in ...more

Leonard Brockington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Leonard Brockington Died at 78 (1888-1966) - Leonard Walter Brockington, CMG, QC, LLD was a Canadian lawyer, civil servant, public figure, and the first head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Born in Cardiff, Wales, one of seven ...more

Tanwen Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Tanwen Evans age 38 - Tanwen Evans is a violinist and the wife of Wynne Evans.

Deborah Drew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Deborah Drew Deborah Drew is an interior designer who runs her own consultancy in Cardiff and was previously a television presenter.

Damon Rochefort is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Damon Rochefort age 50 - Damon Rochefort is a Welsh musician, songwriter and writer. He has had success in music in the 1990s with his band, Nomad, with the international hits "I Wanna Give you Devotion" and ...more

Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names The Very Best Coconut Water Brands

John Robins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
John Robins Died at 81 (1926-2007) - John Robins, was a Welsh international rugby union player who attained 11 caps for Wales between 1950 and 1953. A prop, he toured New Zealand and Australia with the British and Irish Lions in ...more

Mickey Gee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Mickey Gee Died at 65 (1944-2009) - Michael Richard 'Mickey' Gee was a rock and roll guitarist who played alongside some of the most prominent Welsh musicians of the last forty years. He died on 21 January 2009 in Cardiff from ...more

Jim Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Jim Driscoll Died at 45 (1880-1925) - James "Jim" Driscoll commonly known as Peerless Jim was a Welsh boxer who learned his trade in the boxing ring and used it to fight his way out of poverty. Driscoll was British ...more

Christopher Love is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Christopher Love Died at 33 (1618-1651) - Christopher Love was a Welsh Protestant preacher and advocate of Presbyterianism at the time of the English Civil War. In 1651 he was executed by the government, after it was discovered that he ...more

Louis Dyke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Louis Dyke Died at 73 (1888-1961) - Louis Meredith Dyke was a Welsh rugby union player who won four international caps at centre for Wales between 1910 and 1911. At club level he played for several clubs, most notably Cardiff and ...more

Jonathan Myerson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Jonathan Myerson age 55 - Jonathan Myerson is a screenwriter.

Christian Purslow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Cardiff
Christian Purslow age 53 - Christian Mark Cecil Purslow is a British businessman, co-founder of private equity firm MidOcean Partners, and former managing director of Liverpool Football Club. He is now the Head of global ...more