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Famous People From Cardiff

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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

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl

    Age: Died at 74 (1916-1990)

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Roald Dahl (; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ivor Novello

    Ivor Novello

    Age: Died at 58 (1893-1951)

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Ivor Novello (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), born David Ivor Davies, was a Welsh composer... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Bell

    Andy Bell

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Andrew Piran Bell (born 11 August 1970) is an English musician who plays guitar in the band... more on Wikipedia
  • Gethin Jones

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Gethin Clifford Jones (born 12 February 1978) is a Welsh television presenter. An active rugby... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Bryant

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Christopher John Bryant (born 11 January 1962) is a Welsh Labour Party politician who has been... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Follett

    Ken Follett

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Kenneth Martin Follett, (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical... more on Wikipedia


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  • Guto Harri

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Guto Harri (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡɪtɔ.hariː]; born 8 July 1966) is a writer, broadcaster and... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Owen John Thomas (born in Cardiff, 1939) is a former Plaid Cymru politician who represented... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Gill

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Peter Gill (born 7 September 1939) is a Welsh theatre director, playwright and actor. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Owain Arwel Hughes CBE (born 21 March 1942) is a Welsh orchestral conductor. Hughes was born... more on Wikipedia
  • Perdita Weeks

    Perdita Weeks

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks (born 25 December 1985) is a Welsh actress.
  • Chris Addison

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Christopher David Addison (born 5 November 1971) is a British comedian, writer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Gwyneth Lewis

    BirthplaceWales, South Glamorgan, Eurasia, Cardiff, South Wales

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  • Lucy Owen

    Lucy Owen

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Lucy Owen (born Lucy Jane Cohen, 18 June 1970) is a Welsh television news reader.
  • Colin Jackson

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Colin Ray Jackson, CBE (born 18 February 1967) is a British former sprint and hurdling athlete... more on Wikipedia
  • David William Thomas

    Dec. at 85 (1876-1961)

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

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  • Craig Bellamy

    Craig Bellamy

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

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  • Jon Ronson

    Jon Ronson

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceWales, South Glamorgan, Eurasia, Cardiff, South Wales

    Jon Ronson (born 10 May 1967) is a Welsh journalist and documentary filmmaker whose works... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Peter Baynham (born 28 June 1963) is an Oscar-nominated Welsh screenwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Clem Thomas

    Clem Thomas

    Dec. at 67 (1929-1996)

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

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  • Ralph Hancock

    Ralph Hancock

    Dec. at 57 (1893-1950)

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

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  • Matthew Rhys

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Matthew Rhys Evans (born 4 November 1974; ) is a Welsh actor. He is known for playing Philip... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

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