Famous People From Devon

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

A list made up of people like Alice Vickery and James Robert Dickson.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Devon?" or "Which celebrities were born in Devon?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Barnstaple, United Kingdom
    Rosemary Pauline "Rose" West (née Letts; born 29 November 1953) is a British serial killer, now an inmate at HM Prison New Hall, Flockton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, after being convicted in ...more
  • Peter Cook
    Dec. at 57 (1937-1995)
    • Birthplace: Torquay, United Kingdom
    Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist and comedic actor. He was a leading figure of the British satire boom of the 1960s, and associated with the ...more
  • Ben Howard
    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Benjamin John "Ben" Howard is an English singer-songwriter. He self-released his debut EP Games in the Dark followed by two more EPs, These Waters and Old Pine. He is currently signed to Island and ...more
  • Guy Burgess
    Dec. at 52 (1911-1963)
    • Birthplace: England
    Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess (16 April 1911 – 30 August 1963) was a British diplomat and Soviet agent, belonging to the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early years of ...more
    • Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England, UK
    Bradley James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor best known for portraying Arthur Pendragon in the BBC TV series Merlin.
    • Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Sharron Elizabeth Davies, MBE (born 1 November 1962) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and European championships, and competed for England in the ...more