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Famous People From Leicester

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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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Alison King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 45
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 ...more
Gok Wan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 44
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 ...more

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Klimaszewski Twins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Leicester
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

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Jon Lord is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 71 (1941-2012)
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 ...more

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Ernest Gimson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 55 (1864-1919)
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". ...more
James Densmore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)
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
Alan Walters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)
Sir Alan Arthur Walters (17 June 1926 – 3 January 2009) was a British economist who was best known as the Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from 1981 to 1983 and (after ...more
Julie Etchingham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 49
Julie Anne Etchingham (born 21 August 1969) is an English television newsreader and journalist with ITV News. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, Etchingham joined the BBC as a trainee ...more
David Icke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 66
David Vaughan Icke (; born 29 April 1952) is an English professional conspiracy theorist and former footballer and sports broadcaster. He is the author of over 20 books and numerous DVDs and has ...more

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C. P. Snow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 75 (1905-1980)
Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, CBE (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was an English novelist and physical chemist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and ...more
Andy Nyman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 52
Andrew Nyman (born 13 April 1966) is an English actor, writer and director.
Martin J. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 67
Sir Martin John Taylor, FRS (born 18 February 1952) is a British mathematician and academic. He was Professor of Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester and, ...more
Dale Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 42
Paul Dale Smith (born November 1976) is a writer and playwright from Leicester, England but currently living and working in Greater Manchester. He writes under the name Dale Smith, and has had ...more
Martin Hollis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 56
Martin Hollis may refer to: Martin Hollis (video game designer), British computer and video game designer, founder and CEO of Zoonami Martin Hollis (philosopher) (1938–1998), English rationalist ...more
Henry Nevinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Henry Nevinson Dec. at 85 (1856-1941)
Henry Woodd Nevinson (11 October 1856 – 9 November 1941) was a British war correspondent during the Second Boer War and World War I, a campaigning journalist exposing slavery in western Africa, ...more
Dion Dublin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 49
Dion Dublin (born 22 April 1969) is an English television presenter and former footballer. Born in Leicester and of Nigerian descent, he was capped four times for England. Dublin started his ...more
James Acheson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 73
James Acheson (born 13 March 1946) is a British costume designer. Born in Leicester, England, he was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School and studied at Wimbledon School of Art. He has ...more
Ben Shillito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 40
Ben Shillito is a screenwriter, film producer and casting director.
William Upham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 61 (1792-1853)
William Upham (August 5, 1792 – January 14, 1853) was a United States Senator from Vermont.
Samit Patel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Samit Patel age 34
Samit Rohit Patel (born 30 November 1984) is an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler, he plays first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Patel ...more
Brian Davison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)
Brian Davison (25 May 1942 – 15 April 2008), nicknamed "Blinky", was a British drummer, best known for his work in The Nice. He was born in Leicester and died in Horns Cross, Bideford,
Louis Stone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Louis Stone Dec. at 64 (1871-1935)
Louis Stone (21 October 1871 – 23 September 1935) was an Australian novelist and playwright.
Josette Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Leicester
age 58
Josette Patricia Simon (born 15 November 1960), OBE, is a British actress from Leicester of Antiguan descent. She trained for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Albert Knight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Leicester
Albert Knight Dec. at 74 (1872-1946)
Albert Ernest Knight (8 October 1872 in Leicester – 25 April 1946 in Edmonton, Middlesex) was an English professional cricket player. He was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys. From ...more
David Barnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Leicester
David Barnes age 42
David Michael Barnes (born 12 July 1976 in Leicester) was a rugby union prop for Bath Rugby in the Guinness Premiership retiring in 2011. He was appointed head of Discipline at the RFU in July ...more