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Famous People From Colchester

Updated June 8, 2017 9.3k views161 items

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Jeffrey Titford and John White.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Colchester?" or "Which celebrities were born in Colchester?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Leanne Nagle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Leanne Nagle

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

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  • Margaret Cavendish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Margaret Cavendish

    Dec. at 50 (1623-1673)

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623 – 15 December 1673) was an... more
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  • Lyman Trumbull is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Lyman Trumbull

    Dec. at 83 (1813-1896)

    BirthplaceColchester, Connecticut, USA

    Lyman Trumbull (October 12, 1813 – June 25, 1896) was a United States Senator from Illinois... more
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  • Ken Aston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Ken Aston

    Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Kenneth George Aston, MBE (1 September 1915 – 23 October 2001) was an English teacher,... more
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  • Jeff Brazier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    BirthplaceTiptree, United Kingdom

    Jeffrey Carl Brazier (born 27 May 1979) is an English television presenter and reality TV... more
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  • Ben Foakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Ben Foakes

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Benjamin Thomas Foakes is an English cricketer. Foakes is a right-handed batsman who fields as... more
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  • Polly Scattergood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Polly Scattergood (born 18 October 1986, Wivenhoe, Essex, England), is a British... more
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  • Elizabeth Inglis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Elizabeth Inglis

    Dec. at 94 (1913-2007)

    BirthplaceColchester, England

    Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins, 10 July 1913 – 25 August 2007), also known... more
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  • Kenneth L. Dixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Kenneth L. Dixon

    Dec. at 71 (1915-1986)

    BirthplaceColchester, Illinois

    Kenneth Lee "Ken" Dixon (April 3, 1915 - June 29, 1986), was a prominent journalist who... more
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  • Shahin Badar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Shahin Badar (born 17 June 1974) is an English singer-songwriter who is best known in Europe... more
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  • Ronald Joy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Ronald Joy

    Dec. at 76 (1898-1974)

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Ronald Cecil Graham Joy (30 July 1898 – 12 December 1974) was an English cricketer. A... more
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  • Daniel King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Daniel King

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Daniel King is a British racewalker. He competed for England in the men's 20 km walk at the... more
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  • James Gallimore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    James Gallimore

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    James Gallimore is a film producer.
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  • Petronella Barker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    BirthplaceColchester, England

    Petronella Barker may refer to: Petronella Barker (actress, born 1942), British... more
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  • Carol Leader is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Carol Leader (born 10 November 1950 in Colchester, Essex) is an English theatrical and... more
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  • Graham Budd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Graham Edward Budd (born 7 September 1968, Colchester) is a British palaeontologist, Professor... more
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  • Lacey Kohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colchester
    Lacey Kohl is an actress.
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  • Giles Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Giles Smith

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Giles Smith is a British journalist for The Times. In 1998 he was named best journalist of the... more
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  • David Buck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    David Buck

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    David Colin Buck was an English footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League... more
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  • Brian Dobson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Brian Dobson

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Brian Ashley Dobson is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football... more
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  • Terence Conoley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Terence Conoley

    Terence Conoley is an actor.
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  • Digger Kettle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Digger Kettle

    Dec. at 77 (1922-1999)

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Albert Henry "Digger" Kettle (3 June 1922 – 1 March 1999) was an English footballer who played... more
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  • Tony Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Tony Evans

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Anthony William Evans is an English footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football... more
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  • Graham Ord is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Graham Ord

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Graham Ord born 22 March 1961, is an English musician and songwriter. He has garnered respect... more
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  • Vic Keeble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Colchester

    Vic Keeble

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Victor Albert Williams Keeble (25 June 1930 – 29 January 2018) was an English footballer who... more
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