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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.

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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.
Rosemary West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 65
Rosemary Pauline "Rose" West is a British serial killer, now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, after being convicted of 10 murders in 1995. Her husband Fred, who committed ...more
Peter Cook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 58 (1937-1995)
Peter Edward Cook was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, Cook is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom ...more
Ben Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 31
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 ...more
Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 52 (1911-1963)
Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that passed Western secrets to the ...more
Bradley James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 35
Bradley James is an English actor from Exeter, Devon. He made his television debut in the ITV series Lewis in 2008 and is best known for portraying King Arthur in the BBC television program
Sharron Davies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 56
Sharron Elizabeth Davies MBE is a retired swimmer from the United Kingdom. She won a silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and two gold medals at the ...more
Mecia Simson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Devon
Mecia Simone Simson is a British model, who was announced as the winner of the fifth cycle of Britain's Next Top Model in July 2009.
Natasha Mealey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 36
Natasha Mealey is an English model who is based in London.
Christopher Condent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Devon
Christopher Condent, born in Plymouth in Devon, was an English pirate who led the return to the Eastern Seas. He and his crew fled New Providence in 1718, when Woodes Rogers became governor of ...more
Bruno Langley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 35
Bruno Langley is an English actor. He is best known for playing Adam Mitchell in the 2005 series of Doctor Who and Todd Grimshaw in Coronation Street.
Donald Moffat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 88
Donald Moffat is an English actor, long based in the United States.
Charles Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 56 (1819-1875)
Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a ...more
George Passmore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 77
George Passmore (born 1942) is one-half of the artistic collaborators known as Gilbert and George.
Donald Sinden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)
Sir Donald Alfred Sinden CBE FRSA was an English actor in theatre, film, television and radio as well as an author. Achieving early fame as a Rank Organisation film star in the 1950s, Sinden ...more
Tom Daley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 24
Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley is an English diver and television personality. Daley specialises in the 10 metre platform event and was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event ...more
Ben Way is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 38
Benjamin Peter Bernard Way is a serial entrepreneur and best selling author best known for his appearance on Secret Millionaire, The Startup Kids and as a cast member on Start-Ups: Silicon ...more
Angela Rippon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 74
Angela Mary Rippon OBE is an English television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter. Rippon presented radio and television news programmes in South West England before moving to BBC ...more
David McKee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Devon
David McKee age 84
David McKee is a British writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books and animations. He has used the pseudonym Violet Easton. He is frequently referenced as David McKee. For his ...more
William Kingdon Clifford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 34 (1845-1879)
William Kingdon Clifford FRS was an English mathematician and philosopher. Building on the work of Hermann Grassmann, he introduced what is now termed geometric algebra, a special case of the ...more
Robin Milner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)
Arthur John Robin Gorell Milner FRS FRSE, known as Robin Milner or A. J. R. G. Milner, was a prominent British computer scientist.
Thomas Bodley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 68 (1545-1613)
Sir Thomas Bodley was an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Dermot Murnaghan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 61
Dermot Murnaghan is a British broadcaster. A presenter for Sky News, he was a news presenter at CNBC Europe, Independent Television News and BBC News. He has presented news programmes in a ...more
William Benjamin Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Devon
Dec. at 72 (1813-1885)
William Benjamin Carpenter CB FRS was an English physician, invertebrate zoologist and physiologist. He was instrumental in the early stages of the unified University of London.
Jonathan Pearce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 59
Jonathan Pearce, is a British football commentator for the BBC. Known for his loud, exuberant commentaries, he has worked for both Radio Five Live and Match of the Day, as well as participating ...more
Danny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Devon
age 79
Daniel Henry Edward 'Danny' Thompson is an English multi-instrumentalist best known as a double bassist and businessman. He has had a long musical career playing with a large variety of other ...more