Famous People From Edinburgh

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

These people, like Henry Herford and Alan MacKenzie include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Edinburgh?" or "Which celebrities were born in Edinburgh?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. She is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage. For much of her international career, Manson ...more
  • Tony Blair
    Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He was ...more
  • Iain Glen
    Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Iain Glen (born 24 June 1961) is a Scottish actor. Glen is best known for his roles as Dr. Alexander Isaacs/Tyrant in three films of the Resident Evil film series (2004–2016) and as Ser Jorah Mormont ...more
  • Ian Charleson
    Dec. at 40 (1949-1990)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Ian Charleson (11 August 1949 – 6 January 1990) was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the ...more
  • Stuart Sutcliffe
    Dec. at 21 (1940-1962)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962) was a Scottish-born painter and musician best known as the original bass guitarist for the Beatles. Sutcliffe left the band to pursue ...more
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born 20 January 1976) is a British television presenter.