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

John Duncan and George Thomson, Baron Thomson of Monifieth are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

Bill Dundee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Bill Dundee age 73 - William "Bill" Cruickshanks is a Scottish born-Australian professional wrestler and author better known by his stage name Bill Dundee. Cruickshanks is the father of Jamie Dundee and ...more

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George Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Dundee
George Mackenzie Died at 55 (1636-1691) - Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, known as Bluidy Mackenzie, was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer.

Frances Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Frances Wright Died at 57 (1795-1852) - Frances Wright also widely known as Fanny Wright, was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a U. S. citizen in 1825. That year ...more

William Craigie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Dundee
William Craigie Died at 90 (1867-1957) - Sir William Alexander Craigie was a philologist and a lexicographer. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, he was the third editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and co-editor of the ...more

George Galloway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Dundee
George Galloway age 62 - George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster, and writer. Since late March 2012 he has been the Respect Party Member of Parliament for Bradford West. After first becoming known in ...more

Billy MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Billy MacKenzie Died at 40 (1957-1997) - William MacArthur "Billy" Mackenzie was a Scottish singer, with a distinctive high tenor voice; he was best known as a member of Associates.

Francis Robert Japp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Francis Robert Japp Died at 77 (1848-1925) - Francis Robert Japp was a British chemist who discovered the Japp-Klingemann reaction in 1887. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, the son of James Japp, a minister of the Catholic Apostolic ...more

Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Brian Cox age 70 - Brian Denis Cox, CBE is a Scottish actor. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many ...more

James Alfred Ewing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Dundee
James Alfred Ewing Died at 80 (1855-1935) - Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB FRS FRSE MInstitCE was a Scottish physicist and engineer, best known for his work on the magnetic properties of metals and, in particular, for his discovery of, and ...more

Carol Anne Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Carol Anne Davis age 56 - Carol Anne Davis, born in Dundee, Scotland in 1961, is a crime novelist and a writer on crime.

A. L. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Dundee
A. L. Kennedy age 50 - Alison Louise "A. L." Kennedy is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction, and stand-up comedian. She is known for her characteristically dark tone, a blending of ...more

William Lyon Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Dundee
William Lyon Mackenzie Died at 66 (1795-1861) - William Lyon Mackenzie was a Scottish-born Canadian and American journalist and politician. He was the first mayor of Toronto, Upper Canada and was a leader during the 1837 Upper Canada

Christopher Cullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Dundee

William Edward Baxter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Dundee
William Edward Baxter Died at 65 (1825-1890) - William Edward Baxter was a Scottish businessman, Liberal politician and travel writer.

James Wedderburn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Dundee
James Wedderburn Died at 38 (1495-1533) - James Wedderburn was a Scottish poet, the eldest son of James Wedderburn, merchant of Dundee, and of Janet Barry, sister of John Barry, vicar of Dundee. He was born in Dundee about 1495, and ...more

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George Matthew McNaughton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Dundee
George Matthew McNaughton Died at 73 (1893-1966) - Sir George Matthew McNaughton CB was a British civil engineer who specialised in hydraulic engineering. McNaughton was born in Dundee and received a degree in engineering from the University of ...more

Williamina Fleming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Williamina Fleming Died at 54 (1857-1911) - Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming was a Scottish astronomer. During her career, she helped develop a common designation system for stars and catalogued thousands of stars and other astronomical ...more

Philip Kuenen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Philip Kuenen Died at 74 (1902-1976) - Philip Henry Kuenen was a Dutch geologist. Kuenen spent his earliest youth in Scotland, where his father was professor in physics until 1906. He studied geology at Leiden University, where he ...more

Frank Hadden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Frank Hadden age 61 - Frank Hadden is a Scottish rugby union coach. He is a former head coach of Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby. Hadden replaced Matt Williams and was appointed on 15 September 2005. Hadden coached the ...more

Fred Housego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Fred Housego age 71 - Fred Housego is a former London taxi driver who became a television and radio personality and presenter after winning the BBC television quiz Mastermind in 1980. He did not give up his taxi ...more

Hector Boece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Hector Boece Died at 71 (1465-1536) - Hector Boece, known in Latin as Hector Boecius or Boethius, was a Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King's College in Aberdeen, a predecessor of the University of Aberdeen.

Jimmy Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Jimmy Kennedy Died at 64 (1883-1947) - James John 'Jimmy' Kennedy was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Celtic, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds City, Stockport County, Tottenham Hotspur, Swindon Town, Norwich City, ...more

Gareth Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Gareth Evans age 29 - Gareth Irfon Evans is a Scottish-born Welsh and British weightlifter. He has competed in the 62 kg and 69 kg weight categories, and was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

John Duncan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Dundee
John Duncan Died at 79 (1866-1945) - John Duncan was a Scottish painter.

Augustine Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Augustine Henry Died at 73 (1857-1930) - Augustine Henry was an Irish plantsman and sinologist. He is best known for sending over 15,000 dry specimens and seeds and 500 plant samples to Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. By 1930, he ...more

Richard Claverhouse Jebb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Richard Claverhouse Jebb Died at 64 (1841-1905) - Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, OM, MP, FBA was a British classical scholar and politician. He was a Member of the Cambridge Apostles, the intellectual secret society, from 1859. He was born in ...more

Hugh Davidson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Hugh Davidson age 36 - Hugh Norman Davidson is a former Scottish footballer.

W. N. Herbert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Dundee
W. N. Herbert age 54 - W. N. Herbert, also known as Bill Herbert is a poet from Dundee, Scotland. He writes in both English and Scots. He and Richard Price founded the poetry magazine Gairfish. Educated at Grove ...more

Stuart Garden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Stuart Garden age 45 - Stuart Robertson Garden is a Scottish football player and manager. Garden played for Dundee United, Brechin City, Forfar Athletic, Notts County and Ross County as a goalkeeper. Garden was ...more

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Norman Kemp Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Norman Kemp Smith Died at 86 (1872-1958) - Norman Kemp Smith FRSE was a Scottish philosopher who was Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at Princeton University and was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of ...more

Stewart Hosie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Stewart Hosie age 52 - Stewart Hosie is a Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament for Dundee East since 2005. He has been Depute Leader of the SNP since November 2014, and is also currently the ...more

Bruce Millan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Bruce Millan Died at 86 (1927-2013) - Bruce Millan was a Scottish Labour politician.

Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Thomas Henderson Died at 76 (1810-1886) - Thomas Maxwell Henderson was a New Zealand politician. He was one of the earliest settlers in Auckland. He was a significant entrepreneur, and the Auckland suburb of Henderson bears his name.

Stephen Batchelor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Stephen Batchelor age 62 - Stephen Batchelor is a British author, teacher, and scholar, writing books and articles on Buddhist topics and leading meditation retreats throughout the world. He is a noted proponent of ...more

Henry Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Henry Morris Died at 74 (1919-1993) - Henry Miller Morris was a Scottish footballer who played for East Fife, Dundee United and the Scotland national team as a centre forward. Morris, a Dundonian, joined East Fife from Dundee Violet ...more

Wally McReddie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Wally McReddie Died at 68 (1871-1939) - Wallace "Wally" McReddie was a Scottish was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Middlesbrough Ironopolis, Manchester City and Stoke.

Michael Marra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Michael Marra Died at 60 (1952-2012) - Michael Marra was a singer-songwriter and musician from Dundee, Scotland. Known as the Bard of Dundee, Marra was a solo performer who toured the UK and performed in arts centres, theatres, folk ...more

James Key Caird is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Dundee
James Key Caird Died at 79 (1837-1916) - Sir James Key Caird, 1st Baronet was a Scottish jute baron and mathematician. He was one of Dundee's most successful entrepreneurs, who used the latest technology in his Ashton and Craigie ...more

Christopher Bryson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Christopher Bryson age 55 - Christopher Bryson is a former radio reporter, author, investigative journalist and television producer.

Hilton McRae is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Hilton McRae age 67 - Hilton McRae is a Scottish actor in the fields of theatre, television and film.

David Batchelor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Dundee
David Batchelor age 60 - David Batchelor is a Scottish artist, writer, and a Senior Tutor in Critical Theory in the Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London.

Jimmy Briggs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Jimmy Briggs Died at 74 (1937-2011) - James "Jimmy" Briggs was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a full back. Briggs played the majority of his career with Dundee United, making nearly 400 appearances and ...more

Sheila Shand Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Sheila Shand Gibbs age 85 - Sheila Shand Gibbs is an actress.

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John Fulton, Baron Fulton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Dundee
John Fulton, Baron Fulton Died at 84 (1902-1986) - John Scott Fulton, Baron Fulton was a British university administrator and public servant. In education, he served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales and of the University of Sussex, ...more

Allan MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Allan MacDonald Died at 86 (1892-1978) - Allan Nicoll MacDonald was an Australian politician and government minister. MacDonald was born at Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland and educated at Arbroath High School. He migrated to Western ...more

Kidd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Kidd age 26 - Nicholas Westwood Kidd better known by his stage name Kidd is a Danish-Scottish rapper and hip hop artist. After gaining attention online, he founded CHEFF Records. He was nominated for ...more

George Buchan Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Dundee
George Buchan Simpson Died at 72 (1820-1892) - George B. Simpson was a Scottish art collector, connoisseur and patron of Scottish painters. He financed his interests through his wealth acquired as a linen manufacturer and jute merchant in ...more

James Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Dundee
James Mackenzie age 36 - James Mackenzie is a Scottish actor, who is well known for presenting the lead role in the children's game show Raven. Catchphrase: 'Let the challenge... Begin.'

Alan Don is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Alan Don Died at 81 (1885-1966) - Alan Campbell Don KCVO was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, editor of the Scottish Book of Common Prayer, chaplain and secretary to Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1931 to ...more

Brian Taylor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Brian Taylor age 60 - Brian Taylor is the political editor for BBC Scotland. Taylor – who joined the BBC in 1985 – originally co-presented Left, Right and Centre and was political correspondent prior to his current ...more