Famous People From Leicester

List of famous people from Leicester, 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 Leicester, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Leicester 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 Leicester, 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 Leicester?" or "Which celebrities were born in Leicester?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
    Alison Rosamund King (born 3 March 1973) is an English actress and model. She has had television roles as Lynda Block in the Sky One drama series Dream Team, and in Coronation Street as Mrs Fanshaw ...more
  • Gok Wan
    Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
    Gok Wan (born Kowkhyn Wan; Chinese: 溫國興; Cantonese Jyutping: Wan1 gwok3 hing3; 9 September 1974) is a British fashion consultant, author and television presenter. Initially training in the performing ...more
  • Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski (born September 13, 1971) are Polish American models better known as the Coors Light Twins. They are also actresses and were briefly members of World Championship ...more
  • Jon Lord
    Dec. at 71 (1941-2012)
    • Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
    John Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with ...more
  • Ernest Gimson
    Dec. at 54 (1864-1919)
    • Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
    Ernest William Gimson was an English furniture designer and architect. Gimson was described by the art critic Nikolaus Pevsner as "the greatest of the English architect-designers". Today his ...more
  • James Densmore
    Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)
    • Birthplace: Leicester, New York
    James Densmore (February 3, 1820 - September 16, 1889) was an American businessman, inventor and vegetarian. He was a business associate of Christopher Sholes, who along with Carlos Glidden and ...more