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

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Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 53

Birthplace: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965), more generally known as Liz Hurley, is an English businesswoman, actress, and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée ...more

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: England, Portsmouth

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, ...more

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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Richard Dawson Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Gosport, England

Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was a British-American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for ...more

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Catherine McCormack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 46

Birthplace: Epsom, United Kingdom

Catherine Jane McCormack (born 3 April 1972) is an English actress of stage and screen. Her film appearances include Braveheart (1995), The Land Girls (1998), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Dancing at ...more

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Amanda Lamb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 46

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Amanda Lamb (born 19 July 1972) is an English television presenter and former model.
Amanda Holden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 48

Birthplace: Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom

Amanda Louise Holden (born 16 February 1971) is an English television presenter and talent competition judge, actress, singer, writer, and radio personality. Holden has judged on the TV talent ...more

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Gilbert Harding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 53 (1907-1960)

Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom

Gilbert Harding (5 June 1907 – 16 November 1960) was an English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, ...more
Craig David is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 37

Birthplace: Southampton, England

Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger. ...more

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Scott Mills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 44

Birthplace: Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Scott Robert Mills (born 28 March 1974) is an English radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting his show on BBC Radio 1. Mills has also been a UK commentator ...more
James Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 93 (1912-2005)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, England

Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (; 27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ...more
Peter Yates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom

Peter James Yates (24 July 1929 – 9 January 2011) was an English film director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.
Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 48

Birthplace: Kingsclere, United Kingdom

Clare Victoria Balding (born 29 January 1971) is a broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and formerly presented the religious programme ...more
Bruce Parry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 49

Birthplace: Hythe, United Kingdom

Bruce Parry (born 17 March 1969) is an English documentarian, indigenous rights advocate, author, explorer, trek leader and former Royal Marines commando officer. He employs an ethnographic ...more
Sarah Matravers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 44

Birthplace: New Forest, United Kingdom

Sarah Matravers is an English model and actress. Born in the New Forest, Hampshire and raised in Kent, she lives in Fulham, London.She first came to public attention when she won The Great ...more
Simon Gray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

Birthplace: Hayling Island, England

Simon James Holliday Gray (21 October 1936 – 7 August 2008) was an English playwright and memoirist who also had a career as a university lecturer in English literature at Queen Mary, University ...more
James Honeyman-Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 26 (1956-1982)

Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom

James "Jimmy" Honeyman-Scott (4 November 1956 – 16 June 1982) was an English rock guitarist, songwriter and founding member of the band The Pretenders. With the Pretenders, ...more

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Edgar Dean Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 88

Birthplace: Hereford, Texas

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016) was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the ...more
Laura Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 32

Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom

Laura Elizabeth Carmichael (born 16 July 1986) is an English actress, most widely known for her performance as Lady Edith Crawley in the ITV (UK) and PBS (US) television period drama series ...more
Nell Gwyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Dec. at 37 (1650-1687)

Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom

Eleanor Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne), more commonly known as Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel ...more
Marcus Patric is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 39

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Marcus Patrick (born 17 August 1979 in Gosport, Hampshire) is an English actor.
Chidiock Tichborne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Chidiock Tichborne Dec. at 28 (1558-1586)

Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom

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Howard Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 64

Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom

John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is an English singer, musician and songwriter. He had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986; six of those 10 singles reached the top ...more

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Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 40

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Mike Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 68

Birthplace: Guildford, England

Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950) is an English guitarist, songwriter, and singer who co-founded the rock band Genesis in 1967. He is one of the group's two ...more
Albert Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hampshire
Age: 75

Birthplace: Leominster, United Kingdom

Albert William Lee (born 21 December 1943) is an English guitarist known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique. Lee has worked, both in the studio and on tour, with many famous ...more

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