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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.

List features people like Ralph Sadler, Hetty Bower, and many more

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.

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Athene Seyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Athene Seyler Died at 101 (1889-1990) - Athene Seyler, CBE was an English actress.

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John Diamond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hackney
John Diamond Died at 48 (1953-2001) - John Diamond was a British journalist and broadcaster.

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Harry Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Harry Wilcox Died at 59 (1878-1937) - 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 ...more

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Joshua Field is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Joshua Field Died at 77 (1786-1863) - 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 ...more

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Geoff McQueen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Geoff McQueen Died at 47 (1947-1994) - Geoffrey "Geoff" McQueen was a television screenwriter. A carpenter and joiner by trade he worked abroad for many years before he began writing in 1978. His first success came in 1982 ...more

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Edward Malin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Edward Malin Died at 83 (1894-1977) - Edward Ernest Malin was a British actor. He is perhaps most famous for portraying the mute and geriatric Walter in the sitcom Nearest and Dearest.

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Grace Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Grace Aguilar Died at 31 (1816-1847) - Grace Aguilar was an English novelist, poet and writer on Jewish history and religion. Although she had been writing since childhood, much of her work was published posthumously. Among those are ...more

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Alan Spenner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Alan Spenner Died at 43 (1948-1991) - Alan Henry Spenner was a British bass player who performed with Wynder K. Frog, The Grease Band, ABC, David Coverdale, David Soul, Joe Cocker, Lynda Carter, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Mick ...more

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Ralph Sadler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Ralph Sadler Died at 80 (1507-1587) - Sir Ralph Sadler, PC, Knight banneret was an English statesman, who served Henry VIII as Privy Councillor, Secretary of State and ambassador to Scotland. Sadler went on to serve Edward VI, ...more

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Christopher Belton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Christopher Belton age 60 - Christopher Belton is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and a Japanese/English translator working from Yokohama, Japan. Belton first moved to Japan in 1978 with his Japanese wife, and ...more

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Hetty Bower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Hetty Bower Died at 108 (1905-2013) - Hetty Bower was a British political activist and suffragette, known for devoting her life to political campaigning since the early 1920s. Before the founding of the UK NHS, she said our parents ...more

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Bert Goodman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Bert Goodman Died at 69 (1890-1959) - Albert Abraham 'Bert' Goodman was a professional footballer who played for London Fields F.C., Tufnell Park, Tottenham Tursday F.C., Maidstone United, Croydon Common, Tottenham Hotspur, Margate, ...more

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Billy Bower is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Billy Bower Died at 67 (1887-1954) - William Bower was a footballer He started his career with Peel Institute where he played football and cricket, he later played in the Football League for Clapton Orient and later with New ...more

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Vincent Crane Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hackney
Vincent Crane Richmond Died at 37 (1893-1930) - Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Crane Richmond OBE B.Sc., A.R.C. F.R.Ae.S. was an English engineer and airship designer. He served first with the Royal Naval Air Service then the Royal Air Force. He ...more