12.1k readers

Famous People From Dudley

Updated June 8, 2017 12.1k views68 items

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

    Dec. at 64 (1910-1974)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Charles Alfred Coulson (13 December 1910 – 7 January 1974) was a British applied mathematician, theoretical chemist and religious author.His major scientific work was as a pioneer of the application...  more
  • Jas Mann

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Jasbinder Singh "Jas" Mann (born 24 April 1971) is a British songwriter, musician, singer, record producer and film producer. He was lead singer of Babylon Zoo, known for their 1996 UK chart-topping...  more
  • Archie Fisher

    Dec. at 63 (1896-1959)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Archibald Joseph Charles Fisher (15 June 1896 – 7 November 1959) 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...  more
  • Ronald Smith

    Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    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

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    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 Football...  more
  • Dean Coleman

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Dean Samuel Coleman (born 18 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Halesowen Town....  more
  • Richard Scott

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceKingswinford, United Kingdom

    Richard Paul Scott (born 29 September 1974) is an English professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Shrewsbury Town and...  more
  • Robert Sawyers

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Robert Sawyers (born 20 November 1978) in Birmingham, England, is an English retired professional footballer who played as a defender for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnet in the Football...  more
  • John Pearson

    Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    John Cecil Pearson (14 March 1896 – December 1979) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back in the Football League for Burnley, Brentford and Grimsby Town....  more
  • Sid Stanton

    Age: 97

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    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 Dudley, then part...  more
  • Maurice Vincent Wilkes

    Dec. at 97 (1913-2010)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes (26 June 1913 – 29 November 2010) was a British computer scientist who designed and helped build the Electronic delay storage automatic calculator (EDSAC), one of the...  more
  • James Whale

    Dec. at 68 (1889-1957)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, West Midlands, Dudley

    James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957) was an English film director, theater director and actor, who spent the greater part of his career in Hollywood. He is best remembered for several horror...  more

    More James Whale 

    #9 of 57 The Best Horror Directors in Film History#109 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Sir Lenworth George Henry (born 29 August 1958) is a British stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer and television presenter, known for co-founding the charity Comic Relief, and appearing in TV...  more

    More Lenny Henry 

    #242 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2#15 of 20 20 Actors Who Have Played Othello

  • Duncan Edwards

    Dec. at 22 (1936-1958)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) 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...  more


    #146 of 1,293 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#402 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

  • Jerry Turbidy

    Dec. at 68 (1852-1920)

    BirthplaceDudley, Massachusetts

    Jeremiah Turbidy (July 4, 1852 – September 5, 1920) was a 19th-century professional baseball player. He played for the Kansas City Cowboys of the Union Association in 1884....  more
  • Dorothy Round Little

    Dec. at 74 (1908-1982)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Dorothy Edith Round (13 July 1909 – 12 November 1982), was a British tennis player who was active from the late 1920s until 1950. She achieved her major successes in the 1930s. She won the singles...  more
  • William Whiting II

    Dec. at 70 (1841-1911)

    BirthplaceDudley, Massachusetts, United States of America

    William Whiting (May 24, 1841 – January 9, 1911) was an American businessman and politician from Holyoke, Massachusetts. Whiting descended from an English family who first settled in Lynn,...  more
  • John Stafford

    Dec. at 70 (1870-1940)

    BirthplaceDudley, Massachusetts

    John Henry "Doc" Stafford (April 8, 1870 – July 3, 1940) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball in 1893. Stafford attended College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and later pitched in...  more
  • Billy Dainty

    Dec. at 59 (1927-1986)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    William Hooper Frank John "Billy" Dainty (22 February 1927 – 19 November 1986) was a British comedian, dancer, physical comedian and pantomime and television star....  more
  • Martin Butler

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceWordsley, United Kingdom

    Martin Butler may refer to: Martin Butler (footballer, born 1974), English footballer Martin Butler (footballer, born 1966), English footballer Martin Butler (composer) (born 1960), English musician...  more
  • Andrew Griffiths

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Andrew James Griffiths (born 19 October 1970) is a British Conservative Party politician and former banker. First elected in 2010, he is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Burton.He served as...  more
  • BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Jason John Bonham (born 15 July 1966) is an English drummer. He is the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and Patricia "Pat" Bonham (née Phillips). After his father's death in September...  more

    More Jason Bonham 

    #25 of 535 The Best Drummers Of All Time#712 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • John Berryman

    Dec. at 71 (1825-1896)

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    John Berryman VC (18 July 1825 – 27 June 1896) was a British Army officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to...  more
  • Roger Tibbetts

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceDudley, United Kingdom

    Roger Tibbetts is a 1999 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts....
  • BirthplaceSolihull, United Kingdom

    Peter Green, FRS (born 28 April 1950) 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...  more