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

This list below has everything from John Berryman to Alex Parsonage.

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

Charles Coulson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Charles Coulson Died at 64 (1910-1974) - Charles Alfred Coulson FRS was a British applied mathematician, theoretical chemist and religious author. His major scientific work was as a pioneer of the application of the quantum theory of ...more

Jas Mann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Jas Mann age 45 - Jasbinder Singh "Jas" Mann is a British song-writer, musician, singer, record producer and film producer. He was lead singer of alternative rock band Babylon Zoo, known for their 1996 ...more

Archie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Archie Fisher Died at 63 (1896-1959) - Archibald Joseph Charles Fisher was an artist born in Dudley, England who was educated at the Royal College of Art, London who came to New Zealand to take up the post of principal of Elam Art ...more

Ronald Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Ronald Smith Died at 75 (1926-2001) - Ronald Smith was an English cricketer. Smith was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Dudley, Worcestershire. Smith made a single first-class appearance for ...more

Roy Clayton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Roy Clayton age 65 - Roy Charles Clayton is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a forward. He played non league football for a string of clubs and also played in the ...more

Dean Coleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Dean Coleman age 31 - Dean Samuel Coleman is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Halesowen Town.

Richard Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Richard Scott age 42 - Richard Paul Scott is an English professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United. He plays ...more

Robert Sawyers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Robert Sawyers age 37 - Robert Sawyers in Birmingham, England, is a retired English professional footballer who played as a defender for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnet in the Football League. Robert, is a farther ...more

John Pearson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Dudley
John Pearson Died at 83 (1896-1979) - John Cecil Pearson was an English professional footballer who played as a full back.

Sid Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Sid Stanton age 92 - Sidney Horley "Sid" Stanton was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Northampton Town. He played as a defender or wing half. Stanton was born in ...more

Maurice Vincent Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Maurice Vincent Wilkes Died at 97 (1913-2010) - Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes FRS, FREng, DFBCS was a British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing. At the time of his death, Wilkes was an Emeritus ...more

James Whale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Dudley
James Whale Died at 68 (1889-1957) - James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man and Bride of ...more

Lenny Henry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Lenny Henry age 58 - Lenworth George Henry, CBE is a British stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television presenter, and comedian, best known for co-founding charity Comic Relief and presenting various television ...more

Duncan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Duncan Edwards Died at 22 (1936-1958) - Duncan Edwards was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in ...more

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Jerry Turbidy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Jerry Turbidy Died at 68 (1852-1920) - Jeremiah Turbidy was a 19th-century professional baseball player. He played for the Kansas City Cowboys of the Union Association in 1884.

Dorothy Round Little is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Dorothy Round Little Died at 74 (1908-1982) - Dorothy Edith Round Little was a World No. 1 British female tennis player. She was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, where she attended the Dudley Girls High School. Little was a rival of ...more

William Whiting II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Dudley
William Whiting II Died at 70 (1841-1911) - William Whiting was an American businessman and politician from Holyoke, Massachusetts. Whiting descended from an English family who first settled in Lynn, Massachusetts during 1636. Whiting was ...more

John Stafford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Dudley
John Stafford Died at 70 (1870-1940) - John Henry "Doc" Stafford was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Cleveland Spiders in 1893.

Billy Dainty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Billy Dainty Died at 59 (1927-1986) - William Hooper Frank John Dainty was a British comedian, dancer, physical comedian and pantomime and television star. Dainty was born at Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, Worcestershire. His father ...more

Martin Butler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Martin Butler age 41 - Martin Neil Butler is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker from 1993 until 2009. Butler notably played for Walsall, Cambridge United and Reading. He also had spells ...more

Andrew Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Andrew Griffiths age 45 - Andrew James Griffiths is an English politician. He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Burton.

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Jason Bonham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Jason Bonham age 50 - Jason John Bonham is an English drummer. Bonham is perhaps best known for being the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and Patricia "Pat" Bonham. After his father's death ...more

John Berryman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Dudley
John Berryman Died at 71 (1825-1896) - John Berryman was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth

Roger Tibbetts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Roger Tibbetts age 66 - Roger Tibbetts is a 1999 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Peter Green age 66 - Peter Green, FRS is a British Bayesian statistician. He is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and a Professor at the University of Technology, ...more

Herbert Homer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Herbert Homer Died at 82 (1895-1977) - Herbert Wesley Farmer Homer was an English cricketer and cricket administrator. Homer was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Dudley, Worcestershire. Homer made his debut for Staffordshire in ...more

Susan Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Susan Price age 61 - Susan Price is an English author of children's and young-adult novels. She has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for British children's books. Price was born in Dudley, West ...more

Alex Parsonage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Alex Parsonage age 31 - Alexander Parsonage is a British water polo player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for the Great Britain men's national water polo team in the men's event. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall ...more

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Joe Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Joe Smith Died at 82 (1889-1971) - Joseph "Joe" Smith was an English professional football player and manager. He is tenth in the list of England's top-flight goal scorers with 243 league goals to his name. He was ...more

John Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Dudley
John Wilkinson Died at 75 (1892-1967) - John William Wilkinson was an English cricketer who played a single first-class game, for Worcestershire in 1927. His only achievement in the match, played against Lancashire at Dudley, was to ...more

Tom Evans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Tom Evans Died at 30 (1896-1926) - Thomas Eli "Tom" Evans was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Brighton & Hove Albion. Evans was born in Dudley, now in the West ...more

Ian Pearson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Ian Pearson age 58 - Ian Phares Pearson is a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1994 until 2010, representing Dudley West from 1994 until 1997, and then Dudley South from 1997 until ...more

Adrian Rollinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Adrian Rollinson age 50 - Adrian Rollinson is a British strongman competitor, notable for being a repeat competitor at the World's Strongest Man.

Chris Marsh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Chris Marsh age 45 - Christopher "Chris" Marsh was a British footballer who is best remembered for his time with Walsall football club, for whom he made over 470 appearances in all competitions.

Chris Westwood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Chris Westwood age 38 - Christopher John "Chris" Westwood is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Conference North side Hednesford Town.

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Luke Tilt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Luke Tilt age 27 - Luke Graham Tilt was an English professional footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He played for Walsall and only made one first team appearance for Walsall at Brentford on 4 February 2006. ...more

David Burrows is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Dudley
David Burrows age 48 - David Burrows is an English former footballer. During his career he played for West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool, West Ham United, Everton, Coventry City, Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday ...more

Mike Harris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Mike Harris age 66 - Mike Harris is a business mentor, successful serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and Public speaker. Harris is known for founding CEO of Firstdirect, CEO Mercury Communications 1991–94 and ...more

Peter C. Bacon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Peter C. Bacon Died at 82 (1804-1886) - Peter Child Bacon was an attorney who served as the third Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts

Dennis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Dennis Stevens Died at 79 (1933-2012) - Dennis Stevens was an English footballer, born in Dudley, who played in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers. Stevens began his career with ...more

Brett Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Brett Williams age 47 - Brett Williams is a former English footballer who played for Hereford United, Nottingham Forest, Northampton Town, Oxford United, Stockport County and Stoke City.

Bobby Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Bobby Ferguson age 77 - Robert Burnitt "Bobby" Ferguson is an English former footballer. He played as a full-back for Newcastle United, Derby County, Cardiff City and Newport County and also football manager, ...more

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Reece Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Reece Brown age 19 - Reece Brown is an English footballer who plays for Birmingham City. A midfielder, he made his senior debut for Birmingham in the Football League in September 2013, and spent a month on loan at ...more

Ken Price is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Ken Price age 61 - Kenneth Gordon "Ken" Price is an English former footballer. A striker, Price joined Southend United from non-league Dudley Town in 1976 but made only one appearance for the Essex club ...more

Robert Norton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Robert Norton age 43 - Robert Norton is a British professional boxer who competes in the cruiserweight division. He is a former holder of the British, Commonwealth and WBU cruiserweight titles.

Jack Higginson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Jack Higginson Died at 25 (1876-1901) - Jack Higginson was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath. He played as a left-sided forward. Higginson was born in Dudley, then in Worcestershire, ...more

Neil Sproston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Neil Sproston age 45 - Neil Robert Sproston is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City. Sproston was born in Dudley, West Midlands. When he left school in 1986, ...more

Reanne Evans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Reanne Evans age 31 - Reanne Evans is an English amateur snooker player. She is the reigning WLBSA World Ladies Snooker Champion, a title she has won a record ten successive times between 2005 and 2014. She played on ...more

George Andrews is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Dudley
George Andrews age 73 - George Andrews was an English professional footballer during the 1960s and 1970s. He is probably most notable for scoring Walsall's winning goal in their shock FA Cup third round victory over ...more

Shafiq Rasul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Dudley
Shafiq Rasul age 38 - Shafiq Rasul is best known for being a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay by the United States, which treated him an unlawful combatant. His detainee ID number was 86. His family discovered his ...more