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List of famous people from Hackney, 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 Hackney, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hackney 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 Hackney, 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 Hackney?" or "Which celebrities were born in Hackney?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Athene Seyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hackney
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Athene Seyler, CBE was an English actress. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 101 (1889-1990)

Birthplace: England, London

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John Diamond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hackney
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John Diamond was a British journalist and broadcaster. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 48 (1953-2001)

Birthplace: Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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Harry Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hackney
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Harry Wilcox


Harry Melbourne Wilcox was an English professional footballer who scored 66 goals in 174 appearances in the Football League playing for Small Heath, Preston North End, Leicester Fosse and West Bromwich Albion. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1878-1937)

Birthplace: Dalston, London, United Kingdom

Joshua Field is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hackney
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Joshua Field was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Field was born in Hackney in 1786, his father was John Field a corn and seed merchant who was later to become Master of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors. Field was a pupil of dockyard engineer Simon Goodrich from 1803 to 1805. Commissioned by Samuel Bentham, the Inspector-general of naval works, he worked with Samuel Goodrich to develop tools for mass-producing ships' blocks at Portsmouth Dockyard. The block mills they designed required ten unskilled men to take the place of 110 skilled craftsmen, and have been recognised as the first use of machine tools for mass production. They were built by Henry Maudslay ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 77 (1786-1863)

Birthplace: Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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